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Newsletter N°52 (April 2020)

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Rana Ramlawi, a 23-year-old Palestinian young woman from the Gaza Strip, resorts to sand art to highlight the Palestinian cause and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In her sculptures made out of sand and water, many messages are conveyed in support of the Palestinian cause, since she believes art is an important way to emphasize the rights and demand for freedom and ending the Israeli occupation. "One of my goals in my works is to keep this heritage and say that our identity, which Israel is trying to eradicate, is still there," she said (XinhuaNet, Jan 28, 2020).

Contents:

Actions and Calls -- Analyses -- Arts, Culture, Heritage -- Corona in oPt -- International -- Israel -- Palestine -- Prisoners -- Refugees -- Resources -- Videos

Actions & Calls:

"Lettre d'interpellation pour une aide d'urgence à Gaza et la levée immédiate du siège" (Ass. belgo-palestinienne, 17 avril):

Lettre initiée par ECCP (Coordination Européenne des Comités et associations pour la Palestine), adressée au Haut représentant de l'Union européenne pour les Affaires étrangères et aux ministres des Affaires étrangères des États membres de l'UE . Bruxelles, le 15 avril 2020: À l'attention de : M. M. Josep Borrell Fontelles, M. Philippe Goffin et M. Alexander de Croo,... "Face à la pandémie de coronavirus, les gouvernements du monde entier prennent des mesures d'urgence de façon à protéger la santé de leurs citoyens et stabiliser leurs économies...".

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#SpreadSolidarity:
Palestine in struggle during COVID-19!

Today, we are not only bringing health kits to the people on the ground but as well a message to all of you: mutual care and solidarity is never more important than in the hardest times... Support us now!

Donate to spread solidarity!

The Popular COVID-19 Prevention campaign was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Campaign (Stop the Wall) in cooperation with the Palestine Youth Forum. The campaign aims to: support the steadfastness of 255 marginalized communities in isolated areas, designated as area "C", near illegal settlements, in agricultural and Bedouin areas by providing them with first aid and health kits; # work together with local emergency committees, educating local activists about preventio measures and actions to take in case a coronavirus infection occurs in the community...

Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP)

We, the undersigned, demand Israeli authorities take immediate action to release all Palestinian child detainees in Israeli prisons due to the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 virus.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE!

[April 27: 9,836 people already signed]


Yumna Patel, "The number of Palestinian child prisoners increases during COVID-19" (Mondoweiss, April 22):

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Israel has stepped its arrest of Palestinian children in the occupied territories, a new report from Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) says. According to the report, released on Tuesday (21/4), 194 Palestinian children are detained in Israeli prisons and detention centers, marking a 6% increase from January.

Viva Salud: "Soutien Palestine contre le corona - Steun Palestina in de strijd tegen corona!"

La pandémie du Coronavirus n'épargne pas la bande de Gaza. Médecine pour le peuple, le PTB et Viva Salud ont décidé de soutenir notre partenaire union of health work committees (UHWC). Ils ont besoin de matériel médical pour protéger leurs employé.e.s et volontaires: masques chirurgicaux et FFP2, vêtements de protection, gants, désinfectants. UHWC heeft jou nodig! Samen willen we 25.000 euro noodhulp inzamelen! Doe een gift online op deze pagina of via het rekeningnummer BE15 0010 4517 8030 met mededeling "Noodhulp Gaza 2020". Giften vanaf 40 euro aan Viva Salud op jaarbasis zijn fiscaal aftrekbaar.

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"Pandémie mondiale de COVID-19: les réfugiés palestiniens au Liban ont besoin de votre soutien" (Collectif Palestine Vaincra, avril 24):

La pandémie mondiale fait peser une menace néfaste sur les camps de réfugiés au Liban. Les réfugiés, qui sont déjà confrontés à la surpopulation, à la pauvreté, au chômage de masse et à des infrastructures insuffisantes, ne sont pas en mesure de résister à l'impact économique de cette crise de santé publique avec la fermeture des camps et la perte de leurs emplois.
La présente campagne est lancée par
Al-Awda - la coalition pour le droit au retour en Palestine, le Mouvement de la Jeunesse Palestinienne (PYM), le centre Al-Naqab du camp de réfugiés de Burj Al-Barajneh et le club culturel palestinien à Al-Baddawi et Mar Elias. Ces organisations dirigent la campagne et collectent les fonds pour aller dans les camps. Le but de cette campagne est de collecter 50 000 $ qui seront utilisés pour acheter des colis alimentaires pour les familles. Chaque paquet coûte 50$ et 1 000 familles dans les camps seront touchées par cette campagne. 

FAIRE UN DON EN LIGNE.

Agenda :

Au lieu d'être physique, notre randonnée prévue le 9 mai 2020 sera virtuelle !

Alors... comment y participer? Il suffit de vous prendre en photo ou un vidéo avec votre vélo et muni.e d'un signe de solidarité avec les Palestinien.nes, sous la forme que vous voulez (slogan écrit, t-shirt, drapeau, etc.).
Vous avez jusqu'au lundi 4 mai au plus tard pour les envoyer par courriel (pierre.vangilbergen@pac-g.be) ou, pour les vidéos, également à la même adresse et via WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com).
Vos envois seront ensuite publiés, dès le samedi 9 mai, sur la page Facebook de ViaVelo ainsi que sur notre site Internet


'Via Velo Palestina' organiseert op 9 mei 2020  een virtuele in plaats van een fysieke fietstocht!

Hoe kan je deelnemen? Maak een foto of een video van jezelf, met je fiets en met een of ander symbool van je solidariteit met de Palestijnen, een bord met een slogan, een t-shirt, een vlag, een sjaal...
Stuur je foto of je video naar pierre.vangilbergen@pac-g.be vóór 4 mei.

Op 9 mei zullen alle foto's en video's on line gezet worden: op de Facebookpagina van ViaVelo en op onze internetsite.  www.viavelopalestina.be en https://pac-g.be
Doen!

Leve Palestina! Vive la Palestine!

[Via Velo Palestina is een tweetalige organisatie die elk jaar een fietstocht organiseert rond en in Brussel om solidariteit te vragen met het Palestijnse volk]

Analyses & Comments:

G.N.Nithya, "Between the rock of the occupation, and the hammer of coronavirus" (The Bullet, April 19):

The Coronavirus and the Conditions of Palestinian Workers.
This past month Israeli soldiers dumped a Palestinian worker at a checkpoint on the border of the West Bank, shivering from fever and barely able to breathe. According to Middle East Eye, he "had been showing signs of the coronavirus over the past four days, and was recently tested for the virus. But before the man, allegedly a resident of Nablus, could receive his test results, his Israeli employer reportedly called the authorities, who picked him up and dropped him on the other side of the Beit Sira checkpoint, which connects central Israel and the occupied West Bank." "It's like we are slaves to them," says a local Palestinian, "They use us when they need us, and when they are finished, they throw us away like trash."


Rosa Schwartzburg, "La militarisation de la quarantaine" - Interview avec Eyal Weizman (Agence Media Palestine, 20 avril):

Eyal Weizman est le directeur fondateur de 'Forensic Architecture', une agence de recherche interdisciplinaire qui utilise des techniques et des technologies architecturales pour enquêter sur des cas de violence d'État et de violations des droits humains [PS il est l'auteur de l'étude "Hollow Land. Israel's Architecture of Occupation", 2017²]. Weizman devait se rendre aux États-Unis pour l'ouverture en février d'une exposition de travaux d'architecture médico-légale au Museum of Art and Design du Miami Dade College, mais il s'est vu refuser une dispense de visa après que le ministère de la sécurité intérieure l'ait identifié comme un risque pour la sécurité.

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Triestino Mariniello, "International Law Experts Explain Why 'Administrative Detention' is Unlawful" (The Palestine Chronicle, April 19):

In 2016, a group of scholars and an Italian judge started a three-year research project on Israel's law and practice of administrative detention in the West Bank. For this reason, they visited Israel and Palestine, where they had the possibility to meet with senior officers from NGOs protecting the fundamental rights of Palestinian prisoners.

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Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo: "Will the Coronavirus Change the World? On Gramsci's 'Interregnum' and Zizek's Ethnocentric Philosophy" (The Palestine Chronicle, April 24):

The prophecies are here and it is a foregone conclusion: the post-coronavirus world will look fundamentally different from anything that we have seen or experienced, at least since the end of World War II. Even before the 'curve flattened' in many countries that have experienced high death tolls - let alone economic devastation - as a result of the unhindered spread of the COVID-19 disease, thinkers and philosophers began speculating, from the comfort of their own quarantines, about the many scenarios that await us. Without a people-propelled form of change, the status quo seems to constantly reinvent itself, restoring its dominance, cultural hegemony and undemocratic claim to power.

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Arts, Culture & Heritage:

"Musique pour la Palestine #2: la Résistance palestinienne" (Collectif Palestine Vaincra, 18 avril):

Les chansons palestiniennes, en plus de participer à la lutte, constituent en elles-mêmes des actes de résistance, des « preuves de vie », des preuves de créativité d'une population qui ne se laisse pas détruire. 

La Résistance palestinienne a une longue histoire, qui remonte bien avant la naissance de l'État sioniste. A travers les périodes et les contextes, elle a su s'adapter et faire vivre l'exigence de la libération de la Palestine, de la mer au Jourdain. Elle prend diverses formes, de la confrontation armée aux mobilisations populaires en passant par le boycott des produits de l'occupation israélienne. Mais la Résistance palestinienne c'est aussi faire vivre la culture palestinienne. La musique palestinienne raconte cette Résistance, l'histoire d'un peuple qui refuse de se soumettre et continue de se battre.


" Musique pour la Palestine #3 : la Dabké" (18 avril):

Nous continuons avec le Dabké. C'est une danse folklorique datée du 15ème siècle et d'origine libanaise mais aussi syrienne, palestinienne et jordanienne. Elle deviendra quelques siècles plus tard une véritable institution culturelle et donne un nouvel angle à la résistance et à la lutte des Palestinien·ne·s. C'est une danse de groupe, en ligne, dans laquelle des pas sont frappés énergiquement au sol grâce au rythme de la musique (qui fait partie intégrante de cette danse), menée par le chef du groupe. La dabké est dansée souvent à l'occasion de mariages, banquets ou fêtes occasionnelles. Elle fait également partie intégrante de la lutte palestinienne.

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"Rim Banna, la voix de la liberté et de la révolution" (Collectif Palestine Vaincra, 22 mars):

L'emblématique chanteuse palestinienne qui a consacré sa vie à ce en quoi elle croyait est décédée samedi 24 mars [2018] à l'âge de 51 ans. Cinquante et une années peuvent sembler trop courtes pour une vie, mais pour une artiste exceptionnelle comme Rim Banna, c'est un millier d'années formidables.

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Majed Abusalama,"From Fauda to the Messiah: The "Us-Them" Narrative - A Netflix Disorder" (Jadaliyyah, April 2):

After reading about the demonization of Palestinians in the Messiah series online, Facebook ads for the Fauda series began popping up on my feed. I have enough Fauda in my life, I thought. Still, I decided to watch the first season of "Fauda" (the Arabic word for chaos), an Israeli television series about Palestine/Israel. The show's writers were members of the Mista'arvim Occupation Unit - soldiers who disguise themselves as Arabs - and based this show on the war crimes committed by those squadrons against Palestinians. How does that feel to the average Palestinian viewer?

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"Palestinian singer releases song in support with those facing coronavirus, oppression" (Quds News Network, April 26):

Award-winning Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti has released her latest song, "Think of Others", in support of all those around the world who are resisting the Covid-19 pandemic and experiencing oppression. The song, which is based on a poem with the same title by iconic Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, is captured in a video that meshes ...

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Michael Arria, "Here are 5 movies on Palestine that you can stream while social distancing" (Mondoweiss, April 7):

Last week, we posted a collection of recent webinars on Palestine to watch while social distancing. We also compiled a list of ten books to read while staying inside. Today we've scoured the internet to find films on Palestine that are currently available on streaming sites. They're listed below, along with trailers.

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Corona in oPt:

"COVID-19 Emergency Situation Report 6 (21 - 28 April 2020)" (OCHA, April 28):

An additional 46 Palestinians were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 in the oPt during the reporting period, including 33 in East Jerusalem, 11 in the reminder of the West Bank and two in the Gaza Strip, with no new deaths recorded. This brings to 495, the total number of cases across the oPt as of 28 April, of whom four have died and at least 95 have recovered. The relatively large increase in caseload in East Jerusalem is attributed to the increase in the volume of samples tested, following the Israeli authorities' establishment of new testing facilities in the Palestinian areas of the city over the past two weeks (currently 10 facilities). According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), since the onset of the pandemic, nearly 28,000 laboratory samples have been tested and approximately 13,000 Palestinians are in quarantine at home, or in designated facilities for monitoring purposes.

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Fact Sheet: "Coronavirus under Israeli Apartheid" (Palestinian BDS National Committee, April 20):

Palestinians, targeted by Israel's #CoronaRacism, are highly vulnerable to coronavirus due to decades of Israeli oppression. Israel's settler-colonial regime has systematically devastated our healthcare systems, rendering us more susceptible to pandemics. After 13 years of Israeli siege, Gaza has only 63 ventilators and 78 ICU beds for two million residents. Click here to download and print a PDF version of our April 2020 Fact Sheet, with hyperlinks to sources. Further below is a text-only version of the Fact Sheet, with hyperlinks to sources.

Yumna Patel, "As COVID-19 spreads, crowded refugee camps brace for the worst" (Mondoweiss, April 20):

A new sense of panic spread across the city of Bethlehem, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the occupied West Bank, after news broke last week that there were two confirmed cases of the virus in the Dheisheh refugee camp.

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"L'apartheid israélien sape le droit des Palestiniens à la santé durant la pandémie de COVID-19" (Ass. belgo-palestinienne, 11 avril):

Appel conjoint des associations palestiniennes des Droits de l'Homme, du 8 avril 2020. Cette année, nous célébrons la Journée mondiale de la santé alors que la nouvelle maladie à coronavirus continue de se propager à travers le monde, affectant de manière disproportionnée les personnes soumises à des situations d'oppression, de discrimination et d'injustice institutionnalisées. Pour le peuple palestinien, le COVID-19 a mis en relief le régime d'apartheid israélien de domination raciale et d'oppression systématisées de tous les Palestiniens, qui, depuis des décennies, a conduit à la fragmentation et au dé-développement du système de santé du Territoire palestinien occupé, en particulier dans la bande de Gaza, et a refusé aux Palestiniens le droit de jouir du meilleur état de santé physique et mentale possible.

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Ramzy Baroud, "Israelis Have Taken To Spitting on Palestinians During Coronavirus" (If Americans Knew, April 28):

Spitting at someone is a universal insult. In Israel, however, spitting at Palestinians is an entirely different story. Now that we know that the deadly coronavirus can be transmitted through saliva droplets, Israeli soldiers and illegal Jewish settlers are working extra hard to spit at as many Palestinians, their cars, doorknobs, and so on, as possible.

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Lode Vanoost, "Israël verhindert bestrijding coronavirus door VN in Oost-Jeruzalem" (De Wereld Morgen, 21 april):

Israël verhindert de inspanningen van het VN-agentschap UNRWA om de verdere verspreiding van het coronavirus in het bezette Palestijnse deel van Jeruzalem te voorkomen. Eerder werden een noodhospitaal en een corona-testlokaal afgebroken. Het besef dat door deze aanpak de pandemie Israël zelf bedreigt zal voor duizenden slachtoffers in Israël én in de bezette gebieden te laat komen.

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"Palestinian university unveils 'homemade' ventilator" (The Times of Israel, April 23):

A Palestinian university on Thursday unveiled a 'homemade' ventilator as West Bank hospitals brace for a potential wave of coronavirus patients. The device was released by al-Quds University on the outskirts of Jerusalem, a day after being certified for use in Palestinian hospitals. Hani Abdeen, dean of the university's medicine faculty, said that earlier this year, the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem combined had only 180-200 ventilators.

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"Coronavirus crisis presents new opportunities for Gaza battered economy" (Ass.Press, April 25):

For the first time in years, sewing factories in the Gaza Strip are back to working at full capacity - producing masks, gloves and protective gowns, some of which are bound for Israel. It's a rare economic lifeline in the coastal territory, which has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since the Hamas militant group seized power from rival Palestinian forces in the Strip in 2007. But the sudden opportunity also shows how Gaza's economy is at the mercy of those enforcing the blockade - and how depressed wages have become. Workers earn as little as $8 a day.

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International:

ECCP: "Urgent call for an emergency help for Gaza - end the blockade now!" (ECCP, April 6):

Letter to the attention of : EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Mr Josep Borrell, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of European countries, Brussels, April 6th 2020, Re: Urgent call for an emergency help for Gaza - end the blockade now! [European Coordination of Committees & Associations for Palestine, click here!]

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"Maken de EU en de pandemie de weg vrij voor wereldwijde Israëlische spionage?" (Ali Abunimah via DocP, 19 april):

De coronavirus pandemie is een geweldige kans voor regeringen en spionagebedrijven om hun grip op het leven van mensen uit te breiden. Volksgezondheidsautoriteiten zeggen dat het traceren van contacten cruciaal is om algemene lockdowns te beëindigen en nieuwe uitbraken van het virus snel te stoppen, tenminste totdat er een vaccin is ontwikkeld.

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Jonathan Ofir, "German censorship campaign targets scholar over BDS and applies 'antisemitism' charge" (Mondoweiss, April 20):

Germany is now notorious for weaponizing the charge of antisemitism in order to silence Palestine solidarity, labelling BDS - the peaceful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli violations - as inherently anti-Semitic. In May last year, the German Bundestag passed a resolution condemning BDS as "anti-Semitic", flatly conflating "Israel" with "Jews", thus associating BDS with the Nazi boycott of Jews.

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Israel :

Richard Silverstein, "Israel Is Militarizing and Monetizing the COVID-19 Pandemic" (Jacobin, April 16):

[Israeli police troops detain ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they enforce a partial coronavirus lockdown in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, on March 31. Amir Levy / Getty]

Coronavirus is ravaging the globe right now. It's a perfect time for the Israeli state to figure out how to expand its already vast surveillance powers. - Israel held its most recent election in early March, just as the coronavirus outbreak first reached the country in late February... On March 16, (Netanyahu) asked the Knesset intelligence committee to approve the use of a hitherto secret national database compiled by the Shin Bet and comprising private personal data on every Israeli citizen, both Jewish and Palestinian.

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"En Israël, l'union nationale au service de l'annexion" (cdp Association belgo-palestinienne, 24 avril):

Motivé par l'urgence du combat contre la pandémie de Covid-19, le ralliement de l'opposant Benny Gantz au Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahou aura pour conséquence de hâter l'annexion de pans entiers de la Cisjordanie dès juillet 2020. La Belgique et l'Union européenne doivent se tenir prêtes à sanctionner lourdement cette atteinte aux droits inaliénables du peuple...

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Daoud Kuttab, "Gantz-Netanyahu deal legitimizes annexation" (Al-Monitor, April 21):

The possibility of further Israeli annexation of occupied territories has received legitimacy from the Israeli government, pushing even further into the abyss the slight possibility of a two-state solution. After over 53 years of occupation, an Israeli government is on a path to further annex occupied Palestinian territory.

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Jonathan Cook, "Netanyahu's coalition deal paves the way to annexation" (J.C., April 27):

With his rival Benny Gantz now on side and few checks in place, the prime minister is all set to rule with an iron fist. - In what many critics claim amounts to a power grab, Netanyahu began pushing through changes last week to Israel's basic laws, the equivalent of a constitution. The move was described as "terrifying" by Elyakim Rubinstein, a conservative former supreme court judge.

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Palestine Occupied:

ARIJ: "Israeli settlers racing against time to commit as many crimes as possible against native Palestinians" (Quds News Network, April 11):

Occupied Palestine - The Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ) said Friday that Israeli settlers have been racing against time to commit as many crimes as possible against native Palestinians amid the coronavirus crisis. The report stressed that all the Israeli attacks had one main target, which is "imposing themselves as masters".

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"Jewish Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cemetery in West Bank" (The Palestine Chronicle, April 9):

A group of Jewish settlers vandalized last night several tombstones in a Palestinian cemetery in the village of Burqa, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Jewish settlers sneaked into the village from the evacuated settlement of Homesh and vandalized several tombstones in the village cemetery, said Ghassan Daghlas, who is monitoring settlers' activities in the northern West Bank. "Jewish settler violence should not be analyzed separately from the violence meted out by the Israeli army, but seen within the larger context of the violent Zionist ideology that governs Israeli society entirely," wrote Ramzy Baroud.

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Ramzy Baroud, "Pour coloniser, tous les moyens sont bons, même les plus répugnants" (Chronique de Palestine, 23 avril):

Pour propager le virus de l'occupation, cracher devient une arme dans la panoplie israélienne. Cracher sur quelqu'un est une insulte universelle. En Israël, cependant, cracher sur les Palestiniens signifie encore bien pire. Maintenant que nous savons que le virus mortel du coronavirus peut être transmis par des gouttelettes de salive, les soldats israéliens et les colons juifs font leur maximum pour cracher sur autant de Palestiniens que possible, ainsi que sur leurs voitures, les poignées de porte etc... Si cela vous semble trop incroyable et répugnant, alors c'est que vous n'êtes pas totalement familiarisé avec le genre particulier du colonialisme israélien.

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"Israel to seize Palestinian land near Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque" (Middle East Eye, April 21):

 Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit approved on Tuesday the confiscation of Palestinian land in the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of Hebron, located in the southern occupied West Bank. Final approval still remains in the hands of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, local media reported. Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett already greenlit the expropriation plan in December. The land will be seized from the Palestinian Islamic Waqf, a trust in charge of religious endowments, in order to "renovate" it and make it accessible to people with disabilities... The old city, including the Ibrahimi Mosque, has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage site since 2017, and is considered a threatened site.

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Edo Konrad, "Israel's Memorial Day gift to bereaved families: Olive oil from a West Bank settlement" (+972 Magazine, April 19):

The Defense Ministry's gift to bereaved Israeli families this year is made in an area of the West Bank notorious for land grabs and settler violence. Every year in the run-up to Israel's Memorial Day, the Defense Ministry offers gifts to bereaved Israeli family members, who have lost loved ones due to wars or terror attacks, as a token of their sacrifice to the nation.

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Prisoners :

"Detained Palestinian student tests positive for coronavirus while under interrogation at Moskobiyeh detention center" (Samidoun, April 24):

Detained Palestinian student Mohammed Hassan, 21, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, 24 April after being seized by Israeli occupation forces from his family home in the village of Deir Sudan only two days before, on Wednesday, 22 April. Mohammed, 21, is the Secretary of the Finance Committee of the Bir Zeit University student council; he was seized along with fellow Bir Zeit University student Abdel-Rahman Misbah, the coordinator of the Islamic Bloc on campus.

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Addameer: "Israeli Occupation Authorities Violates the Emergency Procedures and Prohibits Three Female Prisoners from Contacting their Families" (April 28):

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the occupied territory, the Israeli occupation authorities announced new emergency regulations in addition to a number of new military orders mainly about Palestinian prisoners. These regulations and orders included suspending all family and lawyers' visits, leaving prisoners without any means of communications with their families.

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Resources:

"POICA - Palestinian Observatory of Israeli Colonization Activities":

Monitoring Israeli Colonizing activities in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza is a joint project between the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem (ARIJ) and the Land Research Center (LRC). The project, funded by the EU, aims at inspecting and scrutinizing Israeli colonizing activities in their different forms in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, and to disseminate the related information to policy makers in the European countries and to the general public. Specifically, the project will be providing accurate updates on the expansion of existing Israeli colonies, associated by-pass roads and land confiscation. It will also provide detailed baseline data related to specific sites where new Israeli colonizing activities are planned or initiated. Methods used to collect data and monitor the colonizing activities will include remote sensing satellite images, field work, aerial photographs, colonies' masterplans, and topographic maps.

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© Paul Lookman, "Het zionistische project Israël. Etnisch zuiver, of binationaal gidsland?" ISBN 978-94-6406-017-1, 300 blz., 168 voetnoten, 17 x 24 cm, NUR 740, 747, 906, 716. Te koop via boekhandel of voor Nederlandse kopers: https://bit.ly/2QSUhxe ; voor Vlaamse kopers: 30 euro storten op BE91 9733 8390 1176 t.n.v. Paul Lookman, Beringen, en adresgegevens mailen naar paul-robert@telenet.be.

Info: "Joden en Palestijnen worden bondgenoten" (Geopolitiek in context, 30 maart 2020). Wat bezielt de Joden om van Israël een etnisch zuiver land te maken? Wie zijn de 5 miljoen Palestijnen achter de afscheidingsmuur of opgesloten in Gaza? Hoe voelt het om misschien toch het land te moeten delen?

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© Susie Linfield, "The Lions' Den. Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky," Yale UP, May 19, 2019, 400p., 9780300251845, pb, $20.00. In this intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how 8 prominent 20th-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world.

See Benjamin Tua,"Reclaiming Judaism from the Lion's Den: Zionism, Israel, and the Palestinians" (Informed Comment, March 21).


# "Aljabal":

La montagne en arabe. Une montagne pour prendre du recul sur notre société, s'extirper de la grande mécanique infernale pour en observer et comprendre les rouages. En arabe pour l'ouverture culturelle, oser rencontrer l'autre et mettre en avant la différence comme source de visions nouvelles. Aljabal participe à la mise en place de cours, d'ateliers, de stages autour des techniques de théâtre et d'arts visuels : cirque, mouvement, théâtre d'objets, dessin, photographie.


Videos:

# Facebook: "Palestinian refugee right of return: 'We deserve a future that is encompassing of all of our rights" (BDS National Committee):

Yara Hawari and Noura Erakat discuss Palestinian refugees actively demanding their right of return to their homeland, through marches in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon: "We deserve a future that is encompassing of all of our rights." Their full #IsraeliApartheidWeek webinar (zoom): "Palestinian resistance to the Trump-Netanyahu Plan in times of global pandemics."

"FEDAYIN", le combat de Georges Abdallah

"Izkor, Slaves of Memory" by Eyal Sivan (extracts)

Palestine La Case Prison - le film

Freedom for Ahmad Sa'adat!

Belgian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel

Committee: Prof. Karel Arnaut (KU Leuven), Prof. ém. Marie-Christine Closon (UCL), Prof. Patrick Deboosere (VUB), Prof. Lieven De Cauter (KULeuven), Em. Prof. Herman De Ley (UGent), Em. Prof. Marc De Meyere (UGent), Prof. Serge Deruette (UMons), Lieve Franssen (dir. Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor), Carl Gydé (director CAMPO), Prof. Perrine Humblet (ULB), Prof. Marc Jacquemain (ULiège), Em. Prof. Madeline Lutjeharms (VUB), Raven Ruëll (metteur en scène), Prof. ém. Christiane Schomblond (ULB), Dr. Nozomi Takahashi (UGent), Prof. Karin Verelst (VUB).

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