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URUK Net 30 December, 2009

Last updated: Friday, January 1, 2010 9:09

Gaza: A New Year and the Wounds are Still Open
Eva Barlett
December 30, 2009 – For many survivors of the last Israeli war on Gaza, time has not healed their wounds, physical or emotional. Amal Samouni, 10, still suffers vision problems in her right eye. The shrapnel remaining in her head causes her constant pain and she is unable to concentrate at school. Her concentration is broken, also, by memories of her martyred father and younger brother, both of whom she saw shot dead at close range by Israeli soldiers during the 2008-2009 winter war on Gaza. The name Samouni has become well known for the high number of martyrs in the extended family, and for the brutality with which many victims were killed, the Israeli army’s prevention of medical access to the injured, and the thorough and systematic destruction of homes, farms, and civilian infrastructure in the Zeitoun district in eastern Gaza, and all throughout Gaza..

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8 US CIA Agents, 5 Canadians Killed in Afghanistan
Forward Operating Base “Gym” Actually a CIA Surveillance Center
Jason Ditz
December 30, 2009 – More details have emerged in this morning’s perplexing story, in which a suicide bomber attacked what officials called a “gym” on a military base in Khost Province, killing eight Americans the military identified as “civilians.” Now US officials admit that all eight Americans slain in the attack were actually CIA agents, adding a reason why the Haqqani network was so quickly blamed, as CIA drones have been bombing the Haqqanis in North Waziristan for over a year…

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Afghan children ‘shot dead’ by foreign forces
By Sardar Ahmad (AFP)
December 30, 2009 — Afghan government investigators on Wednesday accused foreign troops of dragging 10 people, including eight children, from their homes and shooting them dead. Anti-US protests erupted in at least two cities over the alleged killings as President Hamid Karzai’s office published its report… “A unit of international forces descended from a plane in the Narang district of Kunar province and took 10 people from three homes, eight of them school students in grades six, nine and 10, one of them a guest, the rest from the same family, and shot them dead,” the statement said, quoting Wafa…

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ICRC meets captives of Taliban
UPI
December 30, 2009 — The International Committee of the Red Cross announced it visited three Afghan soldiers held by the Taliban for the first time since the current conflict began. The ICRC said that it was able to check on the conditions of three members of the Afghan security forces during two visits to Badghis province in the northwest of the country. Reto Stocker, the ICRC chief in Kabul, said the visits were a breakthrough for his group, adding more visits were planned with those in Taliban custody in order to ensure they are treated humanely…

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Are America’s Mercenary Armies Really Drug Cartels?
Gordon Duff
December 30, 2009 – News out of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India reports massive corruption at the highest levels of government, corruption that could only be financed with drug money. In Afghanistan, the president’s brother is known to be one of the biggest drug runners in the world. In Pakistan, President Zardani is found with 60 million in a Swiss Bank and his Interior Minister is suspected of ties to American groups involved in paramilitary operations, totally illegal that could involve nothing but drugs, there is no other possibility…

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This is not humane. We need dignity
A year on from Operation Cast Lead, the Gaza blockade is preventing people from leading a minimally respectable civil life
Sami Abdel-Shafi
December 30, 2009 – On my way to visit a friend in the Abed Rabbo district, north of the Gaza Strip, the taxi driver handed me a small pack of biscuits for change. There are nearly no copper coins left here so cab drivers barter a half Israeli shekel for biscuits brought in from the tunnels between the southern city of Rafah and Egypt’s northern Sinai. Some Gazans, who once earned a respectable living, resorted to melting coins and sold the copper for food supplies. This was not the first time I was forced into arcane methods of barter. A few weeks ago I was told that oil filters for our British-made electricity generator could only be brought in through the tunnels. One alternative was to fit a refurbished car-engine filter to the generator…

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Joe Lieberman: How About Another War?
John Nichols
December 30, 2009 – Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, who began openly and aggressively angling for a war with Iraq just weeks after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and who has been the most ardent advocate for expanding the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, appears to be determined to use the thwarted Christmas Day attack on a Northwest Airlines flight as an excuse to launch another crusade for another war. Lieberman, the neoconservative solon who wanted to be the Secretary of Defense in the administration of John McCain (his 2008 candidate for president) and who would gladly play the same role in the administration of a Sarah Palin or any other saber-rattling Republican, is proposing the launch of a new preemptive war on Yemen…

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Gaza: Desperation and Hope
Despite the horrors of Gaza, thousands of Palestinians support the left
By Stephen Shalom
December 30, 2009 – Ever since the end of Israel’s horrific military assault on Gaza in last December-January, the plight of the desperate people of Gaza has largely disappeared from the mainstream media. The Goldstone Fact-Finding Mission, which powerfully documenting Israeli war crimes during that offensive, has been in the news, but that of course was a backward looking report, exposing the atrocities of last year. Unfortunately, the atrocities continue, not in the form of massive bombardment, as occurred during Operation Cast Lead, but in the continuing economic blockade. All exports from Gaza are still blocked, and Gazans are still denied the supplies they need to rebuild their devastated economy, their infrastructure, and their homes…

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Life of Gazan baby at stake due to lack of baby milk
Palestinian Information Center
December 30, 2009 – A four-month-old Palestinian baby in the Gaza Strip is facing imminent death if a special kind of baby milk is not procured the soonest, Atiya Al-Basyuni, the coordinator of national and Islamic forces committee, said. Basyuni said in a press release on Wednesday that Yehya Abu Shabab is sensitive to all kinds of baby milk except Galactomin-19. He added that a Yafa hospital had given his parents four packages of that milk and that the fourth and last one is about to be consumed. He asked the international organizations and human rights groups to seriously assist the Gazan children who are terribly suffering as a result of the oppressive Israeli siege…

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FLASHBACK: Yemen seizes Israel-linked ‘Islamic’ cell
BBC News
October 7, 2009: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the security forces have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israeli intelligence. Mr Saleh did not say what evidence had been found to show the group’s links with Israel, a regional enemy of Yemen. The arrests were connected with an attack on the US embassy in Sanaa last month which killed at least 18 people, official sources were quoted saying…

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Afghan resistance statement
Invaders’ anxiety versus Mujahideen’s victory
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
December 30, 2009 – Politically and according to the media coverage, the year 2009, has , by the virtue of Allah’s bounty and as a result of Mujahideen’s strong resistance and successful operations as well as sound political consciousness and foresight of the officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, been far more a year full of success and victory rather than the past few years. Previous year, the number of the font-line battlers, guerrilla and face-face operations, IED attacks( land-mine blasts) and scores of other and operations and attacks carried out by the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate on the foreign occupation forces and their Afghan minions were several times more than the last few years that brought the arrogant enemy to his knee and forced him to cry for false negotiations and piece talks with the Mujahideen that spoke itself of the of the political and military defeat on the part of the invaders and of achievement on the part o the Mujahideen of Afghanistan…

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Blogging beneath the bombs: An interview with Sharyn Lock
Arwa Aburawa
December 30, 2009 – Israel has many weapons that it deploys against the Palestinian national movement and one of them is a powerful public relations machine. For years, it has allowed Israel to extend illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, demolish homes, erode the rights of Palestinians and imprison and torture them, all in the name of democracy and security. In the days leading up to last winter’s attacks on Gaza, Israel’s public relations machine was oiled up to give its version of events and without the watchful eye of journalists — who were denied entry into the territory — and it appeared likely to succeed. Yet Palestinians “citizen journalists” in Gaza and a few internationals living in the middle of the conflict decided to report a very different story than the carefully controlled Israeli narrative. Sharyn Lock was one of these voices…

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Q&A: ‘’Israeli Settlements Killing Two-Nation Solution’’
Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler interview GHASSAN KHATIB, director of the Palestinian Government Media Centre
Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler
December 30, 2009 – In the absence of any progress towards peace between Israelis and Palestinians, leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) are adopting a reasonable approach as a way of building up international pressure on Israel to get it back to the negotiating table. Ghassan Khatib, an influential, former PA cabinet minister and co-editor of the ‘bitterlemons’ family of Internet publications, told Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler in an interview that the PA seeks international support in getting Israel to observe the freeze on new settlements as agreed upon in the Road Map…

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The Entire World Demands: Freedom for Gaza!
Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center
December 30, 2009 – It is already possible to attribute one achievement to the Gaza Freedom March: the Gaza Strip and its 1.5 million inhabitants have come out of the forgotten world. Since the massacre committed by the Israeli military, one year ago, it is as if the land had swallowed up Gaza. No one spoke about the horrific blockade which transformed Gaza into the world’s largest prison, or the human suffering that bordered on a humanitarian crisis, or the lack of food, water and medicines, and principally about Gaza’s disconnect from the West Bank. From the moment that Israeli war planes stopped their bombings and the massive barrages of artillery stopped falling, Gaza ceased to interest the world, as if the blockade is normal for the women, men, children and elderly that populate the area. The initiative of our American friend, Professor Normal Finkelstein, to organize an international march to break the blockade, ignited the imagination of the solidarity movement throughout the world, and approximately 1,500 people from over 40 countries enlisted to the Gaza Freedom March…

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Falk: Steel wall built with Egyptian-American collusion
Palestinian Information Center
December 30, 2009 — Richard Falk, the special UN rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, has denounced the Egyptian construction of a steel wall along the borders with the Gaza Strip. Falk in a statement to the UN radio on Wednesday said that he was angered by the news because it pointed to collusion between the Egyptian and American governments in building the wall that aims at blocking the tunnels used to smuggle food and other material for the Gaza people…

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Suicide bomber attacks CIA base in Afghanistan, killing at least 8 Americans
By Joby Warrick
December 30, 2009 – A suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday inside an Afghan military base used by the CIA, killing at least eight Americans in what is believed to be the deadliest single attack on U.S. intelligence personnel in the eight-year-long war, U.S. officials said. The bomber managed to slip past security at Forward Operating Base Chapman in the eastern province of Khost before detonating an explosive belt in what one U.S. official described as a room used as a fitness center. The blast also wounded eight people, several of them seriously, U.S. government officials said…

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NATO: 5 Canadians killed in blast in Afghanistan
AFP
December 30, 2009 – Four soldiers and one journalist from Canada were killed in an explosion Wednesday in Kandahar province, one of the most dangerous areas of southern Afghanistan, NATO said. In a statement, the international coalition said the reporter was embedded with the troops when their armored vehicle hit the bomb while on an afternoon patrol south of Kandahar city…

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Saddam Hussein 1937 –
Layla Anwar
December 30, 2009 – … Saddam Hussein 1937 —- There is no date of death. You know why, because Saddam Hussein is alive. Yes he is. You think life is about physical forms only ? How deluded you are… True honorable men live on by their thoughts, their struggles, their ideals, their sacrifices… And Saddam Hussein, President Saddam Hussein lives on…yesterday, today, tomorrow…and for a hundred years to come…for he saw both Death and Truth in the eye…and he chose Truth over Death. He is alive and you are all dead…

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Obama answers failed airline bombing with threat of new wars
By Bill Van Auken
December 30, 2009 – …In his remarks Monday, Obama vowed “to use every element of our national power to disrupt, to dismantle, and defeat the violent extremists who threaten us—whether they are from Afghanistan or Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia, or anywhere where they are plotting attacks against the US homeland.” The US administration is already in the midst of an escalation that is sending another 30,000 US troops into Afghanistan. It has mounted an intensified campaign of Predator drone missile attacks against Pakistan, while, according to recent press reports, also sending Special Operations units and CIA operatives into the country to conduct covert assassination and “snatch and grab” missions…

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Update on Our Brave New Slavery: Yes, It Applies to American Citizens, Too
Chris Floyd
December 30, 2009 – I wrote a piece here a few days ago on a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, in which the justices agreed with the passionate plea of the Obama Administration to uphold — and establish as legal precedent — some of the most egregious of the Bush Administration’s authoritarian perversions. This was the gist of the ruling: The Supreme Court acquiesced to the president’s fervent request and, in a one-line ruling, let stand a lower court decision that declared torture an ordinary, expected consequence of military detention, while introducing a shocking new precedent for all future courts to follow: anyone who is arbitrarily declared a “suspected enemy combatant” by the president or his designated minions is no longer a “person.” They will simply cease to exist as a legal entity. They will have no inherent rights, no human rights, no legal standing whatsoever — save whatever modicum of process the government arbitrarily deigns to grant them from time to time, with its ever-shifting tribunals and show trials…

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Israeli Attacks on Palestinian Disabled Persons in the Gaza Strip
Reading PSC
December 30, 2009 – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has published a new report: “Israeli Attacks on Palestinian Disabled Persons in the Gaza Strip.” The report documents crimes committed by Israeli occupation forces against disabled Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during the period (1 September 2003 – 30 November 2009)…

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Afghans protest Obama over student killings / PHOTO
worldbulletin.net
December 30, 2009 – Protesters took to the streets in Afghanistan on Wednesday, burning an effigy of the US president and shouting “death to Obama” to slam civilian deaths during Western military attacks. Hundreds of university students blocked main roads in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangahar province, to protest the alleged deaths of 10 civilians, mostly school children, in a Western military offensive on Saturday. Asadullah Wafa, head of a presidential delegation sent to investigate the weekend attack in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan, said he had confirmed that all of the dead was civilians…

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Arresting Peaceful Protesters in Occupied Palestine
by Stephen Lendman
December 30, 2009 – For decades, Israel has met peaceful Palestinian protesters disruptively with violence, arrests and at times unprovoked killings. It’s no surprise that targeting them and their leaders is now common practice in cities and villages like Jayyous and Bil’in. On August 3, 200 Israeli soldiers raided five Bel’in homes at 3AM arresting eight Palestinians, including Mohammad Khatib, a leader of the Bel’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements. It’s part of Israel’s repressive routine – late night arrests and imprisonment without charges for indefinite periods. Khatib faces trial, but was released on August 17 on condition he report to a police station with a monitor each Friday until 5PM for its duration…

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Welcome to Orwell’s world
Obama’s lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four
John Pilger
December 30, 2009 – In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate, Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’.” Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that “extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan” to “disorderly regions, failed states, diffuse enemies”. He called this “global security” and invited our gratitude. To the people of Afghanistan, which the US has invaded and occupied, he said wittily: “We have no interest in occupying your country.”..

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Displaced and desperate in Gaza
By Safa Joudeh in Gaza
December 30, 2009 – One year has passed since the beginning of Operation Cast lead, Israel’s 22-day military assault on the besieged Gaza Strip and suspended is a word that best describes daily life in the Strip; the internal reconciliation process, peace talks with Israel, and most importantly, reconstruction being halted until further notice. On the street, conversations shift between two topics: The first is the ‘internal peace process’ between rival parties Fatah and Hamas. The other is a possible, even partial opening of the borders by Israel to allow rebuilding to begin; a topic alluded to casually with much cynicism and little hope…

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Opposition denies Iran media reports leaders had fled
Reuters
December 30, 2009 – Iran’s state news agency IRNA said on Wednesday that two leaders of “sedition” in the country have fled to a northern Iranian province, but the opposition said its leaders were still in the capital. “Two of those who played a major role in igniting tension in Iran following the (June presidential) vote, fled Tehran and went to a northern province because they were scared of people, who demanded their punishment,” IRNA reported. IRNA did not name the two leaders. Hossein Karoubi, the son of moderate defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi, said his father and opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi were still in Tehran…

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Iran holds pro-government rallies
Aljazeera.net
December 30, 2009 – Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Iran for a series of state-sponsored rallies designed as a show of strength following days of pro-opposition demonstrations. State television footage on Wednesday showed crowds in areas including Tehran’s Enghelab Square, chanting slogans and waving pro-government placards. The government gave all civil servants and employees a day off to attend the rallies and organised buses to transport groups of schoolchildren and supporters from outlying rural areas to the protests…

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Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory No. 51/2009 (23- 29 Dec 2009)
PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
December 30, 2009 – Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (23 – 29 December 2009): Shooting: On Saturday morning, 26 December 2009, Israeli occupation forces killed 6 Palestinians in two separate attacks in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation forces employed excessive lethal force and killed 3 Palestinians, while in Nablus Israeli undercover units extra-judicially executed 3 members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (the armed wing of Fatah movement). The three victims in Nablus had been granted amnesty, in coordination with the Palestinian National Authority, and had been allowed to move freely and live normally. Israeli occupation forces claimed that undercover units fired at the three victims “as they refused to surrender.” However, investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) conclude that the three victims were executed in cold blood. During the reporting period, 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a woman, were wounded by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip…

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Film Review: Avatar, A Humanist Call from Mt. Hollywood
by Gilad Atzmon
December 30, 2009 – Avatar may well be the biggest anti War film of all time. It stands against everything the West is identified with. It is against greed and capitalism, it is against interventionalism, it is against colonialism and imperialism, it is against technological orientation, it is against America and Britain. It puts Wolfowitz, Blair and Bush on trial without even mentioning their names. It enlightens the true meaning of ethics as a dynamic judgmental process rather than fixed moral guidelines (such as the Ten Commandments or the 1948 Human Right Declaration)…

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Deadly blasts hit western Iraq city
Aljazeera.net
December 30, 2009 – At least 23 people have been killed in twin suicide bombings in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi. Another 57 people were injured in the blasts on Wednesday in Anbar province, including Qassim Mohammed Abid, the provincial governor. A suicide bomber in a car caused the first blast and a suicide bomber on foot caused the second, Lieutenant-Colonel Imad al-Fahdawi, a police official, said…

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UN: Israel bombed Gaza ‘back to the mud age’
Ma’an News
December 30, 2009 – The UN relief agency UNRWA said on Tuesday that Gaza had been “bombed back, not to the Stone Age, but to the mud age,” because the agency was reduced to building houses out of mud due to Israel’s ban on construction materials entering the Strip. “The Israeli blockade has meant that almost no reconstruction materials have been allowed to move into Gaza even though 60,000 homes were either damaged or completely destroyed. So we in UNRWA have been saying ‘let’s lift this senseless blockage,’” UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness told UN Radio, according to the UN news service…

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Afghans Increasingly Turning to Taliban’s Shadow Govt
NATO: Taliban Has ‘Government in Waiting’
Jason Ditz
December 30, 2009 – Reports of a Taliban “shadow government” complete with its own court system are not new. Indeed, we’ve been covering the phenomenon for well over a year, and it has only grown as the group’s influence has gained. But to appreciate just how big and how credible this alternative government has gotten, one needs to closely examine its inner workings, particularly in regions where it has replaced the NATO-backed government for all intents and purposes…

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US military engineers supervise building of the wall of death
Palestinian Information Center
December 30, 2009 – A senior Egyptian engineer told the PIC on condition of anonymity that the wall is fully supervised by American military engineers, adding that the blueprints of the wall were prepared about six months ago and its construction started three months ago amid tight security. He affirmed that there is a huge main pipe extending 10 kilometers from the sea in the west toward the east and branching into other perforated pipes directed towards the Palestinian side, where it will be used to pump salt water directly from the sea into the branch pipes planted in the ground in order to cause cracks and landslides leading to the destruction of Gaza tunnels…

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Special Report – Egyptian government infected by mad Israeli wall disease
The Arab Organisation of Human Rights in the UK
December 30, 2009 – The UK-based Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) confirms that the Egyptian government have started to build a steel wall along the Philadelphia route and that approximately 5.4 kilometres have already been completed under Franco-American-Israeli supervision. This extraordinary wall has no justification whatsoever and will deepen the humanitarian crisis affecting more than 80% of the population of the Gaza Strip who live below the poverty line…

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Gaza MoH runs out of 141 different medicines
Ma’an News
December 30, 2009 – The Ministry of Health in Gaza said it has run out of 141 types of medicines and 116 types of medical supplies due to Israeli restrictions on goods brought into Gaza, a monthly report released Wednesday said. The Israeli ban on certain medical items “puts patients’ lives at risk,” a statement on the report said…

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IOF troops deliberately break the limbs of 3 Palestinian workers
Palestinian Information Center
December 30, 2009 – Four Palestinian workers from the districts of Jenin and Tulkarem were beaten up by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) near Walaja village, Bethlehem district, on Tuesday. Local sources said that the workmen were trying to enter Palestine occupied in 1948 through this village since the separation wall had closed all entrances near their districts in northern West Bank, but they were spotted and chased by the soldiers…

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NO CONJUGAL VISITS ALLOWED FOR FORMER PRISONER VANUNU
Steve Amsel, Desertpeace
December 30, 2009 – If this wasn’t for real it would be the funniest sitcom Israel ever produced… but… it’s a good excuse for the Israeli media to ignore the situation of the Viva Palestina Convoy that is attempting to enter Gaza. His lawyer said he was detained over a romance with a Norwegian woman rather than for revealing nuclear secrets. “Vanunu was arrested (for) a relationship between a man and a woman, with a Norwegian citizen,” attorney Avigdor Feldman told reporters…

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Video: Gaza Freedom March
Paul Jay talks to Sam Husseini in Cairo, Egypt
The Real News Network
December 30, 2009 – …This march, the Gaza Freedom March, it was largely composed of Americans, but, for example, over the last several days you’ve had the French, which are about 300, camped out in front of the French embassy, as well as people from Australia, from Turkey, from some 40 countries, including US writer Alice Walker, [inaudible] the anticorporate globalization prominence leader, and others around the world…

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