“. . . a civilization that lives On destruction. . .” (Salem Jubran)

(Please read “Purpose” above. Thank you.)

Palestinians flee clashes in Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp on 22 August. Photo: Ali Hashisho, Reuters
Palestinians flee clashes in Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp on 22 August. Photo: Ali Hashisho, Reuters

ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
DOUBLE  DISPLACEMENT:  PALESTINIANS  FLEE  VIOLENCE  IN  SYRIA,  THEN  LEBANON
Patrick Strickland
Sept. 3, 2015
Riad Najem and his family have endured a double displacement in recent years.
____Having fled Yarmouk, a besieged camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria, during 2013, they took shelter in Lebanon’s Ein al-Hilweh camp. Last week, they were uprooted because of fighting between armed groups within that camp.
____In the Musalli Mosque — just outside the camp — Najem, his wife and his four daughters have been sleeping on the floor alongside hundreds of others who fled the violence.
More. . .

INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
ARMY  KIDNAPS  FOUR  PALESTINIANS,  ASSAULTS  THREE  WORKERS
Sept. 6, 2015
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Sunday, a young Palestinian man in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, one near Jerusalem, and two others Hebron, and attacked three workers from Hebron, causing various injuries that required hospitalization.
____Media sources in Bethlehem said several Israeli military vehicles invaded the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city, searched a number of homes, and kidnapped a young man identified as Mahmoud Nasser al-Badawna, 19 years of age.
____Soldiers also invaded Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem, and searched a home belonging to Abdul-Hadi Mohammad Shakarna.
____In addition, soldiers invaded Beit Ummar and Yatta towns, south of Hebron, kidnapped two Palestinians.
More. . .

❸ THE PALESTINIAN INFORMATION CENTER
VILLAGERS:  JEWISH  SETTLERS  KEEP  ANNEXING  MORE  LANDS  IN  SALFIT
Sept. 6, 2015
SALFIT, (PIC)– Palestinian citizens from four villages to the west of Salfit have complained that Jewish settlers persist in annexing their agricultural lands and bulldozing them without stop.
____Eyewitnesses said that heavy construction machinery were seen preparing a vast tract of land west of Salfit for the establishment of a service infrastructure for the illegal settlement of Leshem, including water, sewerage, electricity and telephone systems.
More. . .

Israeli police accompanied by a helicopter and drone snapping photos raided the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya Sunday morning. Photo: Mohammad Abu Humus
Israeli police accompanied by a helicopter and drone snapping photos raided the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya Sunday morning.
Photo: Mohammad Abu Humus

ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER (AIC)
SEE!  POLICE  RAID  EAST  JERUSALEM
30 Israeli police and border police, accompanied by a helicopter and drone snapping photos, raided the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya Sunday morning.
____Mohammad Abu Humus, member of the Issawiya Follow-Up Committee, told the AIC that “we don’t know why they invaded. The heavily armed police are conducted a patrol through Issawiya, we don’t yet know what they want.”
____Just six days ago the Israeli police opened an entrance to Issawiya they had blocked for 18 days straight.
More. . . 

❺ Opinion/Analysis
INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
PEACEFUL  ACTIVISM  IN  PALESTINE:  THEY  TRIED  TO  KILL  ME
Iyad Burnet
Sept. 6, 2015
Friday 28th August afternoon we went to our weekly demonstration, against the theft of our land and apartheid wall, in Bil’in. We have been doing this non-violent demonstration for 10 years.
____As usual the soldiers were waiting for us in front of our village . . .
____To begin they fired a smaller amount of gas towards the peaceful demonstration, but as the march continued towards site of the old segregation wall the soldiers ambushed us and held me at gunpoint, threatening to shoot.
____The soldiers tied my hands far too tight behind my back, the plastic ties cutting into my skin. Still with their guns aimed at me, I was brutally beaten by five or six soldiers with sticks and they bound my eyes with blindfold material soaked with pepper spray.
____I did not resist, any resistance against these type of soldiers would just lead to more of a beating or worse.
More. . .

“ON  AMERICAN  INDIANS,”  BY  SALEM  JUBRAN
Flowers on the graves, America,
And dancing and songs on the remains―
There is nothing left but films
Films that make you laugh and cry.
My dead brothers, it is funny and tearful.
The farms of the colonists stretch across the prairie
Large, green, and fertile.
The noisy factories of the colonists’ heirs destroy the earth
And pollute the sky―
What shall I say, brothers?
Alas for your history!
And death for a civilization that lives
On destruction―and blood.

From: Aruri, Naseer and Edmund Ghareeb, eds. ENEMY  OF  THE  SUN:  POETRY  OF  THE  PALESTINIAN  RESISTANCE.  Washington, DC: Drum and Spear Press, 1970.
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About Salem Jubran

Iyad Burnat’s chilling account of the torture and beatings suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers after being detained at the weekly protests in Bil’in.
Iyad Burnat’s chilling account of the torture and beatings suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers after being detained at the weekly protests in Bil’in.

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