What is the Occupation? Report of uninformed testing, involving pumping of unidentified gas into car, without consent, at Israeli checkpoint in Bethlehem

This report is presented as part of our series on: What is the Occupation? At the beginning of January, according to an eyewitness — who was an involuntary participant — Israeli soldiers pulled over selected cars exiting the main Israeli military checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bethlehem, known as Bethlehem 300 [or, sometimes, as...

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Do Hamas members + supporters have human, civil rights in the West Bank?

The answer is obvious, but the question is not rhetorical. There has been a great deal [well, ok, an unusual amount] of mobilization at official levels concerning the Israeli military’s detention of Aziz Dweik [see our earlier post here] at Jaba’a Checkpoint last Thursday. UPDATE: On Tuesday 24 January, Aziz Dweik was sentenced at Ofer ...

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No water

Yesterday, Thursday 19 January, I had no water. None. No hot water, no cold water. I discovered this only when I turned the tap on just after noon. There was still no water when I went to sleep after 3 am. I called the landlord by 1pm Thursday, and he said he would come to […]

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The IDF today [only a small part of its activity]

Today, we were advised that the IDF has in recent months broken up a major Islamic Jihad operation in the northern West Bank. Haaretz reported here that: “In a joint operation between the IDF and the Shin Bet, 10 Islamic Jihad militants were arrested near Jenin in recent months. According to the investigation, the military […]

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Guantanamo Detention Camp anniversary

China Matters this week marked, here, the tenth anniversary of the U.S. Government’s founding of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp for illegal enemy combattants… China Hand [Peter Lee] wrote in his blog post that “January 2012 marks the 10th melancholy anniversary of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay … Meanwhile, G...

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Taybeh checkpoint last week at 4:00 am

This is another of our posts in our Do not say you didn’t know series … [Most of our posts are actually in the series…]: Filmed by a member of the World Council of Churches current team of Ecumenical Accompaniers in Israel and Palestine [EAPPI], here is Taybeh checkpoint last week at 4:00 am… Palestinians […]

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