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October 2007
26-30 October


Thirteen Palestinians fleeing Iraq drown after boat capsizes
By via the Electronic Intifada(SF Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay))
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 : Last weekend, 13 bodies, most likely of Palestinian refugees from Iraq, were recovered on the coast of Italy after their boats, carrying at least 127 persons in search of safety, had broken apart. …

Uncertain Outcomes: The Israeli-Palestine Question
By Joshua(Joshua)
Canada’s CBC Radio talk show “The Current” recently hosted two authors, Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian refugee and American educated founder of The Electronic Intifada, and Akiva Eldar, a Ha’aretz diplomatic affairs correspondent. …

Hamas official says group will takeover the West Bank in less than …
Jerusalem Post – Israel
COM STAFF Hamas will overthrow Fatah and takeover the West Bank in less than a year, senior Hamas official Nizar Riyan said during a rally in the Gaza Strip …

Palestinians Demand Deadline for State
The Associated Press –
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The chief Palestinian peace negotiator threatened on Tuesday that there would be no talks with Israel unless a deadline is set …

New officers’ school part of Abbas’ security plan, meant to keep …
International Herald Tribune – France
Israel, which has frequently raided West Bank population centers since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising in 2000, in response to attacks by …

‘Summit failure may lead to attacks’
Jerusalem Post – Israel
He said that if control of the West Bank were handed over to Palestinian security forces, Israel would suffer a “significant threat to its security. …

Palestine Today 103007
International Middle East Media Center – Beit Sahour,West Bank,Palestinian Territories
In the West Bank, Israeli forces kidnap at least 15 Palestinians in pre-dawn raids across the region. In the Gaza Strip meanwhile, the al-Qassam Brigades …

Palestinian Authority’s control under microscope in Nablus
Globe and Mail – Canada
In the four months since Hamas wrested control of Gaza, Mr. Abbas’s forces have clamped down on Islamist movements in the West Bank; his Preventative …

Palestine: The easiest solution
By via the Electronic Intifada(SF Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay))
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 :Twenty-four Palestinian and Israeli men and women sat outdoors in a circle on a sleepy street in al-Ram, Palestine. Spread about the garden and into the house-office are five other groups of similar size and …

Worth Reading: University of Michigan Press Continues Publishing …
By Tom Usher
Ali Abunimah, Amy Goodman, anti Zionist, antiwar, Apartheid, Bantustans, Big Lie, Bishop Tutu, civil libertarians, civil liberties,, Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism, Democracy Now, democratic, Electronic Intifada, …

Not at any price
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
Sooner or later, control of Palestine could fall into Hamas hands. Intelligence sources in Israel are shocked at the transformation of Hamas gangs into a …

Israeli Party Threatens to Quit Govt
The Associated Press –
Lieberman said he is also opposed to a connection between the West Bank and Gaza Strip over Israel, which Israel has reportedly offered in the talks. …

Hamas: We’ll take control over West Bank in autumn
Ynetnews – Israel
“Rayyad, Mahmoud al-Zahar and that whole Hamas gang really, they don’t deem Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank to be that important at all. …,7340,L-3465575,00.html

A Look at US-Hosted Mideast Peace Talks
The Associated Press –
Israel offers a Palestinian state in Gaza and most of West Bank, with Jerusalem foothold, but disagreements remain. Fighting erupts two months later and the …

lawyer, dealmaker, ‘inside’ man
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… when he suggested Israel should pull out of the West Bank and Gaza, and he has pursued a slightly more dovish stance on Israeli-Palestinian affairs than …,,2201295,00.html

Denied Cash, Gazans Fear Bank Run
The Associated Press –
Today, cash is transported in trucks from Palestinian banks in the West Bank through Israel, and picked up by trucks at the Gaza-Israel border. …

Palestine Today 102907
International Middle East Media Center – Beit Sahour,West Bank,Palestinian Territories
In the West Bank, kidnap three Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. In the Gaza Strip meanwhile, four Palestinians are killed by the …

Soldier killed, 1 seriously hurt in Gaza
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Detained Palestinian prisoners sit on the ground blindfolded, after being brought out of the Gaza Strip by IDF soldiers to a base in Israel, following an …

Palestinian census carries sobering subtext for Israelis
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
In the decade since the inaugural Palestinian census of West Bank and Gaza residents, the politics of numbers has inspired support among Israelis to …

ei: BADIL: “Ongoing population transfer in OPT and Israel”
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Electronic-Intifada | PalCast
Ali Abunimah, co-founder of breaks down the hegemony
of Israel and The United States in regards to supporting Palestinian
President …

Marxism message, [Marxism] Update from the Electronic Intifada
Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 6 June 2006 The referendum called by
Palestinian …

JustPeaceUK : Message: Forwarded from
JustPeaceUK: A UK based peace resource group for information and activities
regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

electronic intifada
By longcat(longcat)
… i also bumped into an old friend who works for the freedom press, i bought a book called live from palestine from AK and i’ve just dipped into it and found the electronic intifada which is a wonderful resource. …
thoughts of a longcat

By stan(stan)
‘Engaging Hamas and Hizballah Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, Oct 29, 2007 Nothing could be easier in the present atmosphere than to accuse anyone who calls for recognition of and dialogue with Hamas, Hizballah and other Islamist …


A life cut short
By Chet(Chet)
The Electronic Intifada, Oct 24, 2007. The author holding her cousin’s infant son, Eyad. Five-month-old Eyad is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met. Barely touch his cheeks and he smiles and giggles; tickle his little belly and he …

Engaging Hamas and Hizballah
By via the Electronic Intifada(SF Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay))
Monday, October 29, 2007 :Nothing could be easier in the present atmosphere than to accuse anyone who calls for recognition of and dialogue with Hamas, Hizballah and other Islamist movements of being closet supporters of reactionary …

By Sukant Chandan(Sukant Chandan)
[8] See “One woman killed, 16 injured in Israeli siege on Gaza mosque,” The Electronic Intifada, 3 November 2006 ( and Rami Almeghari, “Necessity is the Mother of Inventive Nonviolent …

Jim Miles: Uncertain Outcomes: The Israeli-Palestine Question
Palestine Chronicle – Mountlake Terrace,WA,USA
… a Palestinian refugee and American educated founder of The Electronic
Intifada, and Akiva Eldar, a Ha’aretz diplomatic affairs correspondent.

Emily Jacir
By Michelle Woodward
[Photo from Electronic Intifada. A part of Jacir’s exhibit at the Venice Biennale, with a photo of Wael Zuaiter on the wall.] She wrote about her project for Electronic Intifada in July. It’s a sad and fascinating story of the …

Lieberman Sets Terms for Backing Olmert
Arab News – Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
“The state of Israel will not allow passage between Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) that transverses its sovereign territory,” the document reads. …

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine — round two
Tehran Times – Iran
The US and Israeli players exclude Hamas and its supporters, in Gaza as well as the West Bank, because they stand for the only settlement that the …

Palestinians urge Syria not to host Hamas talks
Reuters – USA
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – The Palestinian Authority sent envoys to Damascus on Sunday to urge Syria not to host a gathering involving Hamas and others …

Israel Reduces Fuel Supplies to Gaza
Voice of America – USA
As Israel seeks to isolate Hamas in Gaza, it is strengthening ties with the Abbas government in the West Bank. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are …

Abbas: Olmert is a serious partner
Ynetnews – Israel
“We have information that Hamas will try and repeat its attempt from the Gaza Strip in the West Bank, but this is doomed to fail,” he said. The Palestinian …,7340,L-3464761,00.html

The right of return (to Britain)
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
As for studies in the West Bank, where most Palestinian universities are located, even before Hamas took control of the Strip, Israel did not allow the …


Israelis and Palestinians Pledge to Follow ‘Road Map’
New York Times – United States
Also on Friday, the Israeli Army killed at least six Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli Army officials and the militant groups. …

PA to fire 30000 policemen from West Bank security forces
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH The Palestinian Authority government is planning to cut the number of policemen in the West Bank by half, officials in Ramallah said …

UN Official: Israeli Economic Blockade of Gaza Not Good for Peace …
Voice of America – USA
He says it is difficult to reconcile the hardships experienced by people in Gaza and the West Bank with talk of political progress that is preceding the …

Indian Express – New Delhi,India
How do Israelis read Jimmy Carter’s recent book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid? Let’s put it this way, they say, were the Israeli government to commemorate …

Middle East families united by grief
BBC News – UK
A prison guard from the settlement of Kiryat Arba, who held an unshakeable belief in Israel’s right to occupy the West Bank, remarked to Bassam that he …

Reaching For Peace, Receiving Violence
CBS News – New York,NY,USA
Although the official Palestinian position is for a Palestinian state to exist in Gaza and the West Bank, with shared sovereignty of Jerusalem, …

Abbas tightens Palestinian money-laundering laws
Reuters – USA
By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 27 (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Abbas has tightened up Palestinian money-laundering laws aimed at denying cash to …

Palestine Blogs The Gazette
By Technorati Search for: davos07 OR davos…
Raymond Deane, The Electronic Intifada, Oct 15, 2007 “… … had it that “relative peace and stability were required for sustained economic growth.” More recently this state of affairs gave way to “the Davos Dilemma”: “Put bluntly, …


..and the genocide continues
By peter byamugisha
Report, The Electronic Intifada, Oct 26, 2007. JERUSALEM, 25 October (IRIN) – Dozens of patients in the Gaza Strip are unable to receive medical treatment, in some cases life-saving procedures, due to the continued border closures with …

Only the beginning of the end
Just International – Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia
by Ben White, The Electronic Intifada The clinking champagne glasses on
Engage’s website said it all. The movement established to oppose the
proposed …

“Everything they couldn’t take they destroyed” Maureen Clare …
By annie(annie) “Everything they couldn’t take they destroyed” Maureen Clare Murphy writing from Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Live from Lebanon, Oct 26, 2007…

Chaotic Nablus: Testing Ground for Abbas
The Associated Press –
Israel insists Abbas’ security forces don’t control the West Bank, saying that erodes its ability to make concessions. Palestinian security chiefs say …

Fatah Men Oversee Gaza’s Links to Israel
The Associated Press –
… the complex relations between sworn enemies — Israel and Hamas on one divide, the rival Palestinian governments in Gaza and the West Bank on another. …

A peace conference that may engender greater conflict
Bend Weekly – Bend,OR,USA
Today, his successor, Mahmoud Abbas, has lost Gaza to Hamas, a terrorist group officially committed to Israel’s destruction. Left with only the West Bank, …

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Meet
The Associated Press –
Saeb Erekat, a negotiator for the West Bank-based Fatah government, appealed for international intervention and called the decision “particularly …

David Horovitz
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Now the Olmert government is publicly contemplating the previously unthinkable notion of a 100% West Bank pullout, with one-for-one land-swap adjustments to …

Israel rescinds travel privileges of clergy at request of security …
The Canadian Press –
JERUSALEM – Israel has rescinded some travel privileges for Arab Christian clergy travelling to and around the West Bank because of security concerns, …

Hamas takes responsibility for shooting on Israeli soldier
International Herald Tribune – France
AP GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: The militant Hamas group took responsibility on Friday for a shooting attack near a West Bank Jewish settlement in which an …

Palestinian state? Not yet – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
In a 1997 census, Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank numbered 3 million. Today they are 4 million. With the 1 million Arab Israelis, they will soon …


Aref Assaf: Palestinian Americans Unite
Palestine Chronicle – Mountlake Terrace,WA,USA
Although skirmishes were taking place over the last four years, two
articles, published by ATFP and Electronic Intifada (EI) respectively,
pushed the matter …

Israeli Plays Down Peace Expectations
Guardian Unlimited – UK
Israel said it arrested one militant. The US security coordinator in the Palestinian territories toured Nablus, the West Bank’s most chaotic city, …,,-7024031,00.html

The Zionist state of Israel has made life for Palestinians a hell …
The News – International – Pakistan
The establishment of more than a hundred illegal Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, in contravention of UN resolutions, has reduced the West Bank to …

Security fence for peace
Daily Pioneer – New Delhi,India
The security fence, which separates Israel from Palestinian territories in both Gaza Strip and West Bank, ensures this separation. … olu

Weekly Report on Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied …
ReliefWeb (press release) – Geneva,Switzerland
IOF conducted 27 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 ones into the Gaza Strip. – IOF arrested 37 Palestinian civilians, …

Eight lower-ranking Palestinian security officers face trial for …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP JERICHO, West Bank: Eight-lower ranking Palestinian security officers were tried Thursday for abandoning their posts during the Hamas takeover of Gaza, …

Blair’s true colours
Al-Ahram Weekly – Cairo,Egypt
According to statistics, the number of Palestinians killed by occupation army bullets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year is 350 …

UN: Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy is strong but Gaza and West Bank …
International Herald Tribune – France
Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe told the Security Council on Wednesday that residents of Gaza and the West Bank are in danger …

Palestine Today 102507
International Middle East Media Center – Beit Sahour,West Bank,Palestinian Territories
Six Palestinians have been killed in the past 24 hours due to Israeli army attacks on the Gaza strip, and in the West Bank, nonviolent resistance continues. …

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