Palestine News & Info Agency – WAFA – Israel Decides to Seize Land North of Hebron for Urgent Military Purposes
HEBRON, November 10, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Monday announced its decision to seize large tracts of land to the north of Hebron, under the pretext of ‘urgent security reasons’, said local sources.
The notice, issued by the ‘Hebron Israeli Forces Commander’, stated that forces would seize tracts of land located in Jabal Abu Suda, Freidis and Wadi al-‘Arub areas to the north of Hebron for ‘urgent military purposes’.
Palestine News & Info Agency – WAFA – Palestinian Shot Dead, Hundreds Suffocate as Israel Attacks Rallies Marking 10th Anniversary of Arafat’s Death
RAMALLAH, November 11, 2014 – (WAFA) –
As thousands of Palestinians rallied to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, a Palestinian youth was shot dead, while hundreds suffocated by tear gas as Israeli forces violently suppressed the rallies, leading to confrontations across the West Bank and in Jerusalem.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Tuesday evening placed cement blocks on the sides of the road connecting Bethlehem to the villages to its west.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities on Tuesday prevented a shipment of goods from entering the Gaza Strip following deadly blasts on the Palestinian side of the crossing, an official said.
The Israeli regime is resorting to all forms of violence to further its occupation agenda across the occupied Palestinian territories, a political commentator says.
Gilad Atzmon, a writer and political commentator from London, told Press TV that Israeli forces have “expelled and harassed” the indigenous population in order to take over the entire Palestinian land in recent decades.
He also stated that the Tel Aviv regime has not spared any efforts to make living conditions of Palestinians tough by “demolishing” their houses and “occupying” the Islamic holy sites.
The analyst made remarks while commenting on the ongoing tensions in the Palestinian city of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Tel Aviv has announced the closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to Palestinian worshippers for the first time since 2000. Israelis say the holy site will be reopened to those over 50.
Mahmud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian national unity government, also warned that the Israeli move amounts to a “declaration of war.”
The Israeli regime will continue its egregious behavior so long as the US Congress supports it, an activist tells Press TV.
Referring to the Republicans in the US, Mary Hughes-Thompson, the co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, said in a Monday interview with Press TV, “As long as [Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin] Netanyahu believes that the Americans will back them no matter what they (the Israelis) do, no matter how egregious their behavior is, he will continue to do it.”
Earlier, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Jewish Foundations of North America on Monday, “We will never ever abandon Israel out of our own self-interests.”
A political commentator in Ohio says most Americans stay at home on election day because they are told again and again that both political parties are the same.
“This election involved only about 40 percent, maybe even less, of the Americans capable of voting — only about half Americans that can vote bother to vote in most elections anyway — this was much lower still,” said Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today.
The Republican Party has not only captured a majority in the Senate in the November 4 vote, but it has also achieved a historic victory in the House of Representatives, putting Obama’s rivals in charge of both chambers of Congress during his last two crucial years in office.
“Nothing that happened in this election indicated any change in the American people, it only indicated that we had an election here that was extremely corrupt,” Duff told press TV in an interview on Tuesday.