Abducted Again in Al-Walaja By Apartheid Israeli
By Mazin Qumsiyeh
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, August 1, 2011
We (5 Israelis and two Palestinians) were roughed up by Israeli apartheid
soldiers then abducted while filming the destruction of the land of Al-Walaja.
In my case, the officer recognized me and came straight at me pushing me to
the ground, kicking me then asking his soldiers to take me away.
Shireen was taken later by the invading fascist soldiers in the village. It
hurts so much to see how slowly the old trees are being uprooted to build a
wall on village land that will separate the villagers from tehir
agricultural fields. In this case, trees and An agricultural road (built
with European funding) were being destroyed in the village. The oldest
tree in the Bethlehem district, an olive tree that is perhaps 3-4,000 year
old is also in the path of the apartheid wall. The Israeli soldiers
working as subcontractors for land thieves and racists also raided the
freedom theater in Jenin (founded by our friend and martyr Juliano
Mer-Khamis) and abducted some of the workers there. We ask everyone to
write to politicians, media, and others to alert them of these persistent
violations of basic human rights. We must intensify pressure via boycotts,
divestments, and sanctions.
Stories about the abductions yesterday in Al-Walaja
Videos from Al-Walaja yesterday
Events last time in Al-Walaja
On Nakba day May 15, 2011
and on Naksa day June 5th
Request: Advise or give help for a 5 year old girl who had had a cochlear
implant (inner ear) in 2007 and is now having an infection. She needs either
a new implant or removal/rehabilitation of the old implant and she also
needs rehabilitation. Any thoughts or ideas about how to proceed in this
medical situation would be appreciated or if an institution or charity can
take on this case. (the family is from a remote village and they were
staying at my house for the past four days).
Palestine's Norwegians By VIJAY PRASHAD
Anti-Muslim law enforcement trainer cited by Norway killer rakes in U.S.
It is amazing how the spin media continues to spin. After the
atrocity in Norway, they were quick to blame "Muslim terrorists". Then
suddenly silence when it became clear that the attacker espoused Zionist and
ultra-right views against Muslims, against Palestinians and against
In fact hardly any mainstream bnewspaper reported
that the Utoya Island youth camp targeted by this criminal had signs for
"boycott Israel". No mainstream media used the language used when such
a person happen to come from a Muslim background. We did not hear
terms like "Christian Terrorist"
or "Norwegian fanatic" or even "Zionist
Here in the real world where spin does not go far,
home demolitions continue and racism cannot be hidden by fig leafs of spin
language. Here many Palestinian and Israeli politicians surround
themselves with "yes men" that nod their heads at all pronouncements of
those on power. Forming a ring around these "leaders" and facing only
each other, the real world fades into the background and the "make-belief"
world becomes the only available image of reality. Mirrors, fog, and
magic replace objectivity. In the elite screens in Washington,
Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Tel-Aviv, there is no place for Al-Walaja, Al-Araqib,
Atwani, Awarta, or Jib Theib. There seems to be no place for ordinary
hungry, destitute people in places where meals are served in nice hotel
rooms. But people (including politicians) must wake-up as the charade
of indecency is exposed and the last curtain is lifted and the last nail in
the coffin of the infamous Oslo accords is hammered (likely this
September!). Perhaps then, more people will join us in working to
ensure an end to apartheid and, not merely a vague "Palestinian state" in
parts of the West Bank and Gaza but for a free Palestine from the river to
the sea. Then we will enter the difficult but essential work of
building a democratic state for all its people (Jews, Christian, Muslim,
other). I see this change coming, I see politicians beginning to get
nervous and ask for new ideas. It is all beginnings of healthy
recoveries from the dodrums.
PS: Al-Bab cultural group will review
my Arabic book on popular resistance (meeting open but is in Arabic) Tuesday
at 5 PM in Al-Rowwad center, Aida Refugee Camp.
100 Hours In Israeli
Earlier this month, dozens of international activists spent 4 days in an
Israeli prison for simply stating their desire to visit Palestine.
There is so much more for us to do to educate our communities
about the Israeli blockade of Gaza, the apartheid walls in the West Bank,
the illegal settlements and other colonial activities. Organize your
own flotilla in a lake near your home that rents little boats--this film is
from Madrid, Spain-taking over the lake with boats with Palestinian flags!
Report: Israeli killed in New Zealand earthquake was Mossad agent (note the
Jewish Zionist prime minister of New Zealand covered it up in the same way
the US government covered up the deliberate Israeli attack on the USS
Theologian Farid Esack Open Letter to the Palestinian People written on the
Israel Rules Out
Non-Violence: The Method in Netanyahu's Madness By JONATHAN COOK
stop US collaboration and aid to the Israeli apartheid regime (Sept 10 White
house, Set 15 UN)
[great analysis] The grumpy diplomats of the rogue state by Ilan Pappe
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home