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Israel Military Branches Collaborate with Settlers

Military Branches Collaborate with Settlers

1 - Israeli Military branches Collaborate with Settlers to Expand


2 - Bil'in out post world Cup Party

3 - Israeli Demonstrations Against Gaza Massacres Continue

4 - Al jazeera : Israel Introduces New Travel Restrictions


1- Israeli Military branches Collaborate with Settlers to Expand


June 14th, 2006

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The Israeli military, police, and secret service are collaborating with Beit Ayn settlers to confiscate Palestinian land. The settlers have claimed that the land of Mohammad Jaber Solaiby is their own and the different branches of the Israeli military are mobilizing to make it so. Even though the Solaiby family has documentation proving their ownership of the land including a deed dating back to the Ottaman empire.

Jabber Abu Solaiby owns 200 dunums of land where the Palestinian village of Beit Ummar meets the Beit Ayn settlement, near Hebron. He has filed eight different police reports with the Gush Etzion police concerning the settlers' destruction of his property and assault on him. The police have done nothing to protect him and instead have told him that he cannot go to his land.

Yesterday a peace activist from Beit Ummar named Musa, was detained by a shabak agent, beaten, threatened with arrest and told to stay out of the area for one month. Last Friday the police stopped Solaiby from accessing his land. They told him that if he or his wife steps on his own land, the settlers are going to beat him.

When Musa from Beit Omar told the Shabak agent who identified himself as Daoud, "you are helping the settlers, not the owners of the land." Daoud responded, "That is my job." "Daoud" then threatened to imprison Musa for eight days before a judge could decide if he can leave, which is the standard military court procedure for Palestinians.

Hasib Nashashibi, from the Ensan Center for Democracy and Human Rights, has said that contrary to the official documents proving Solaiby's ownership of the land the civil adminstration and police claim his land has been sold to Jews. Nashashibi has also confirmed that there is no official documentation forbidding Solaiby or anyone else from being on his property, although the army, police, and secret service are acting as if there is.

Solaiby has also notified the mayor of the municipality of Beit Ummar. But the mayor said that they can't do anything to control the settlers or the settlement police, and the best thing, and maybe the only thing they can to is go with internationals and/or Israeli peace groups to the land.

While Israel talks of convergence, the facts on the ground are military backed expansion.


2- Bil'in out post World Cup party

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June 14th, 2006

By Martin

The Bil'in out post has for the last six months been a "thorn in the side " of the occupation. Located on the part of Bil'in land that's going to be stolen by the annexation/separation wall it in it self makes a stand against the land theft.

It has also served as a appreciated home for the many internationals who alongside local Palestinians keep a around the clock presence there to protect it from "accidents" such as arson.

Now the out post ads yet another dimension. A satellite dish a TV and a generator has turned it in to a outdoor living room and every night for the next month it's going to be packed with football lovers from Bil'in, and from all over the world.

So join us in the fight against the apartheid wall and the land theft while enjoying a game or two of world class football. And while you're there, why not spend the night out in the beautiful nature.

Not that interested in football? No problem, we offer other forms of entertainment also. Just the long faces of envy on the evening patrolling soldiers make the trip worth while.


3 - Israeli Demonstrations Against Gaza Massacres Continue

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AIC, Jerusalem: Demonstration today at 18:00 in front of the Ministry of Defense in protest of the continuation of murder in Gaza.

Today the Israeli Occupation Forces continued bombing Gaza and this time intentionally murdered children and medical workers who came to treat the wounded. War criminals Olmert, Peretz, and Khalutz are continuing bombing and assassination knowing that there is no military solution to the shooting of Qassams and the only solution is the end of the Occupation. "The Israeli government is doing everything they can to postpone any form of dialogue and negotiation at the price of the blood of the children of Sderot and Gaza," say the organizers of the demonstration. The demonstration is organized by the same coalition of organizations that organized the demonstration outside of Halutz's house last Saturday.

For more information, call Jonathon Pollack.

For more photos from Saturday's demo, see the Gush Shalom website.


4 - Al Jazeera: "Israel introduces new travel restrictions"

June 14th, 2006

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by Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank for Al, Sunday 11 June


Palestinian families have accused Israel of taking draconian measures, further restricting their freedom of movement.

According to Palestinian human rights organisations, the new restrictions involve barring Palestinians carrying foreign passports, including those married to a Palestinian spouse, from re-entering the West Bank after leaving for their adopted country of citizenship, even for a brief visit. The new measures also affect long-time foreigners residing in the West Bank such as college professors, NGO employees, religious figures and naturalised spouses of Palestinian residents in the West Bank.

Adel Samara is a noted Palestinian economist residing in Ramallah. His American wife wants to go the US for a visit. However, because she is married to a Palestinian, she is worried that the Israeli authorities wouldn't allow her to return to her family once she left the West Bank.

"I really don’t know why they are doing this to us. I am sure there is a special think-tank in Israel specialised in devising and inventing creative ways to make us suffer," said Samara.

Right to bar Samara believes Israeli military authorities were targeting ordinary people, most of whom are not politicised and leading a normal lives with their families and friends.

"There are hundreds of cases. You see, I am barred from travelling abroad for so-called security reasons and my wife won't be allowed to return to Ramallah if she left the West Bank even for a brief visit to Jordan next door."


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