Monday, February 27, 2012

We are here Because we want Peace.

The Israeli Army raided the Village of Nabisaleh last night! "AGAIN"
This time they raided the house of Bilal Al Tamimi who filmed the raid and the conversation between him and the Israeli soldiers. When Bilal asked the soldier why you are here. 
The soldier answered "We are here because we want peace!"

Every time I hear an Israeli soldier talks to a Palestinian, I feel hatred superiority and dehumanization in his voice and the way he talks.
Which I believe, is something deeply rooted in the Israeli army culture, if not the Israeli society. 

You can sense that from the video. Can't you?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Weekend in 2 Videos

First Video is from Open Shuhada street protest last Friday. Over 6 thousands Palestinian marched in attempt to open Shuhada street that goes through the old city of Hebron. The street has been closed since 2001.
The annual protest is organised to commemorate the 1994 Ibrahimi mosque massacre. In which the American Jewish doctor Barokh Golishtine killed 29 Palestinian, when he opened fire at the Muslim worshipers during the morning prayer in Ramadan.
The video highlights the brutal arrest of a Palestinian protester who confronted the soldiers and told them to go back, "it's Palestine here", he was pepper sprayed, pushed to the Jeep, then hand cuffed.
He and the other sic people arrested during the protest will be brought to the Israeli military court in Ofer in Monday 27th of February.

The second video comes from Nabi Saleh, where the Israeli army decided to pay the resident an after midnight visit, in search of Shabab. Such raids became a routine to the Israeli army, as they think if they harassed the people enough, they will eventually stop anti-occupation weekly protest. 
You can hear at 2:10 the soldier saying "We will come again"
Note that couple of weeks ago during a night raid the Israeli army assaulted the family and arrested the brother of Mustafa Tamimi, a young man killed by the Israeli army in December 9,2011. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Israel is an Apartheid State

No, I am not talking about the Israeli discrimination policies against the Palestinian who live under the Israeli military occupation in the west bank. or the second class Palestinian citizens of Israel.  
I am talking about the discrimination against the African asylum seekers, who walked the desert, crossed borders in search of decent life in the only democracy in middle east. 
Most of those refugees end up living in the streets of Tel Avive. enslaved by the employers who spoiled their illegal status, paying them almost nothing, and granting them few rights if any. 

Watch this 57 minutes video made by Israeli human rights defenders to learn more!.

This video is a solid evidence that Israel as a government practice segregation, racism, and exploitation of people from different ethnicity, race and religion to ensure the superiority of the Jews. 
the same apply on almost all of the western world, not just Israel.


Monday, February 20, 2012

أضراب عام

أضراب عام 
يوم الثلاثاء 21 من شباط عام 2012 
تضامنا مع الاسير المضرب عن الطعام منذ 17 كانون اول 2011 
خضر عدنان

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Message of Solidarity to Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan

On 27 October 1980, republican prisoners in HM Prison Maze(Occupied Ireland) began a hunger strike. Many prisoners volunteered to be part of the strike, but a total of seven were selected to match the number of men who signed the Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Republic. The group consisted of IRA members Brendan HughesTommy McKearneyRaymond McCartney, Tom McFeeley, Sean McKenna, Leo Green, and INLA member John Nixon. 

On 1 December three prisoners in Armagh Women's Prison joined the strike, including Mairéad Farrell, followed by a short-lived hunger strike by several dozen more prisoners in HM Prison Maze. In a war of nerves between the IRA leadership and the British government, with McKenna lapsing in and out of a coma and on the brink of death, the government appeared to concede the essence of the prisoners demands with a thirty-page document detailing a proposed settlement. 

With the document in transit to Belfast, the IRA took the decision to save McKenna's life and end the strike after 53 days on 18 December

Before the hunger strike Mckearny told his parents 

I'll put all my cards on the table. I'm going on hunger strike. If and when I die, I want to be brought back to Roscommon and be buried alongside my "Granda" . . . Don't let people try to influence you, your only friends will be the Republican Movement. If I die, never let the family be ashamed. If I die, I'll die in the knowledge that my life was for the cause and for the other boys here. If at my funeral the press say, "See how the IRA let your son die", just say, "My son died as an Irish soldier, not a British criminal

Today, 30 years later, as Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan enter his 54 day of  the hunger strike he started solely in December 17, 2011. Tommy McKearney made this video to express solidarity with a fellow fighter for freedom and Justice.  

"My dignity is more Important than Food" Khader Adnan

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Two 11 Years Old Detained in Hebron

I received this email today.  I am sharing it as I received it, the pictures were included in the email. 
I wanted to let you know about an incident that happened 2 days ago. Below is my eyewitness account to the incident. Two 11 year old boys were detained at Cordoba school.Towards the end of our monitoring period this afternoon,as we were leaving the area, the TIPH (temporary international presence in Hebron) and I saw 6 soldiers armed with M-16's run urgently up the hill towards the school. We then heard 6 soldiers shouting violently at the children and heard children screaming and crying. The three of us ran up the stairs to find the soldiers pulling the boys by their clothes to take them to the police station. The teachers from the school were still on the school grounds and surrounded the children to protect them and attempted to talk to the soldiers. The soldiers yelled at the teachers several times to "go away". Finally, the Principal came out and intervened. The soldiers made the teachers leave and allowed the principle to stay and talk to them on the boys behalf since she told him the parents were at home and not near the school.
The Israeli army the moment they detained the Kids
The soldiers were accusing the boys of throwing stones at the Israeli settlement across the street and down the steep hill from the school (Beit Hadassah Settlement). The principle explained that the boys were playing and started to fight with each other and did not intentionally throw stones at anyone. TIPH said while they had been standing near the school, they only saw the boys playing. They did not see anyone throw a stone. The principle pleaded that the boys not be arrested. The captain for these soldiers who was negotiating with the principle of the school threatened her by saying "Next time if stones are thrown at the Jewish people, I will take the nice little children to the police and I will make a big (something in Hebrew or Arabic I could not understand but thought he meant a raid) at your school". He then told the principle and the students they were free to go.
An Israeli soldier garbing one of the 2 kids
After the incident, TIPH and I talked to the principle. The children who were involved and another student who had been playing with them were crying historically and were visibly traumatized by this incident. .I am attaching photos of the children mentioned in this report and did get the captain's threat to the principle on video tape which I am in the process of downloading to you tube (details below). Please let me know if you are interested in the video information, or if you would like any addition information from me. Thank you,Tammie

Urgent - Action Call for Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan

Copied from Samidoun

On the 17th of December 2011 (53 days ago), Khader Adnan began his hunger strike in protest of his ill-treatment in Israeli detention and his arbitrary detention without charge or trial (known as Administrative Detention). 
He is in danger of dying at any moment. His wife, Randa, who saw him for the first time since his detention today described his condition as rapidly deteriorating and that he has lost a third of his weight and his hair.
1.Call and demand the release of Khader Adnan, who has not been charged with any crime but instead is being held under Administrative Detention. 
Call the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC (
1-202-3645500 OR your local Embassy (for a list, click here).
Call the office of Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1-202-6477209
Demand that Jeffrey Feltman bring this issue urgently to his counterparts in Israel and raise the question of Khader Adnan’s administrative detention.
2. Organize a protest outside your local Israeli Embassy (for a list, click here).
Post your local actions to the Khader Adnan facebook page here 
Help us spread the word with social media after you take action.
Download this photo of Khader Adnan to use for your social media profile pictures and click on the suggested messages below and they will be automatically tweeted.  
3. Other Actions
To contact the authorities within Israel, see Addameer’s appeal.
Other ideas for actions and a letter-writing template can be found on this action alert from Samidoun (The Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network).
See Amnesty International’s report and appeal to action.
Khader Adnan, the father of two daughters and with a third child on the way, is a baker, a Masters student in Economics at Birzeit University, and a political activist. Khader, was arrested on December 17, 2011 by masked soldiers who raided his home in the middle of the night (the village of Arrabe near Jenin in the occupied West Bank). Between the 18th and the 29th of January 2012, he was subjected to almost daily cruel and inhumane interrogations. During interrogations, he was shackled to a crooked chair with his hands tied behind his back in a position that caused him back pain. He said that interrogators threatened him constantly and verbally abused him and his family.
Khader was given a four-month administrative detention order on January 8, 2012. Khader’s interrogation period has ended but he refuses to accept the unjust system of administrative detention [more details], continuing his strike on the principle that such detention is a violation of his rights and identity. Administrative detention, a regular practice of the Israeli occupation, violates the internationally-recognized right to a fair trial. International standards for fair trial must be upheld for all political detainees, including those accused of violence, even under states of emergency. A military judge reviewed the administrative detention order on February 1, 2012 and is expected to inform lawyers of her decision later on this week.
Meanwhile, Khader’s health is deteriorating rapidly and doctors don’t expect him to be able to survive for much longer.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Khader Adnan

In December 17, 2011 the Israeli Fascist Forces (IFF) raided a house in Arraba, a village outside the west bank city of Jenin. The Fascist -well armed- soldiers used a blindfolded man as a human shield to raid the house, they forced him to call for Khader Adnan.
As soon as the soldiers entered the house, they recognized the target, and grabbed him violently in front of his 2 young daughters and ill mother.
Khader Adnan

 Khader Adnan was handcuffed with plastic shackles, blindfolded and pushed into the Jeep floor, where the soldiers stroke him through the 10 minutes drive to "Dutan" Settlement. Although Khader was arrested at 3:30AM the Fascist kept him handcuffed until 8:30AM when they transferred him Meggido prison. 

At this point and in his first day of detention Khader Adnan bagan a hunger strike in protest of his unjust arrest and the inhuman treatment he received.
Next day, Khader was taken to Al Jalameh interrogation center where he got a medical examination. Although he notified the prison doctor of his medical conditions as he suffer from gastric illness and disc problems, he received no treatments. Instead, he was taken to interrogation straight after the exam. 

The interrogation lasted for 10 days, at the beginning Khader cooperated and answered the general question, but after he was verbally abused by the interrogator, Khader went in speaking strike, and refused to talk or cooperate with the Fascist interrogator.

Khader Adnan, was taken to the court in Monday, January 30, at the same day he informed his lawyer he will start a liquid strike. "Refusing to drink water or any other form of liquids".
The court postponed Khader case until Wednesday, February 1.

Khader Adnan entered the court today on wheel chair, as he could walk no more, and his health is getting worse in the hospital where they keep him chained to the bed with 3 guards surrounding him!
47 Days has passed since Khader Adnan started his hunger strike, and until now, the prison administration gave the man nothing but promises to fulfill his demands. and threats to force feed him.

Poster by Walied Edries


PS: If you didn't like the terms I used to describe the Israeli Fascism... well, I will be glade to know how you define Fascism.