❶ PLO: Israel’s new live fire law ‘dehumanizes a whole nation’
❷ Nablus police chief, 3-year-old daughter injured by Israeli fire
❸ Three Injured by Army Fire near Bethlehem, Soldiers Attack Journalists In Nablus
❹ On the first day of Al-Adha Eid…arresting 13 Jerusalemites
❺ Opinion/Analysis: The questions nobody is asking about Hebron shooting
❻ Poetry by Mahmoud Darwish
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❶ MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
PLO: ISRAEL’S NEW LIVE FIRE LAW ‘DEHUMANIZES A WHOLE NATION’
Sept. 26, 2015
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The PLO Secretary General on Saturday said that new Israeli regulations authorizing forces to use live ammunition in occupied East Jerusalem expand the level under which the lives of Palestinians can be directly targeted.
____Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday broadened the rules whereby stone-throwers can be targeted with live fire, allowing Israeli forces to open fire when they determine that the life of a third party is under threat.
____Arguing that the new law gifts Israeli soldiers with wide discretion for determining circumstances of threat, Saeb Erekat described the measures as “a mere pretext to justify the escalating Israeli crimes against the people of Palestine.”
____”The Israeli government continues to incite against Palestinian lives, with a culture of hate that dehumanizes a whole nation,” Erekat said.
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❷ MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
NABLUS POLICE CHIEF, 3-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER INJURED BY ISRAELI FIRE
Sept. 25, 2015
NABLUS (Ma’an) — The chief of police in the Nablus district and his three-year-old daughter were injured after being shot by Israeli forces with rubber-coated bullets on Friday during a raid in the village of Kafr Qaddum in Qalqiliya.
____A Fatah leader in Kafr Qaddum, Murad Ishteiwi, told Ma’an that Israeli forces directly shot at three-year-old Maram Abed al-Latif al-Qaddumi, injuring her with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head while she was standing on a balcony in her home.
____Isheiwi added that when her father, Colonel Abd al-Latif al-Qaddumi, attempted to aid her and take her to the hospital in his car, Israeli forces opened fire, injuring him in the head.
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❸ INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
THREE INJURED BY ARMY FIRE NEAR BETHLEHEM, SOLDIERS ATTACK JOURNALISTS IN NABLUS
Sept. 26, 2015
Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Friday evening, that three Palestinians were injured by live Israeli army fire in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem. . . . The army also attacked, and wounded, two journalists near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
____Head of the Teqoua’ Local Council, Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, told the WAFA News agency that three young men were shot in their thighs, during clashes that took place with the soldiers after the several Israeli military vehicles invaded Khalil al-Wazeer area, in the center of the town. [. . . . .]
Cameraman Abbas al-Momani said that, as he and his team reached the main entrance of Beit Forik, the soldiers assaulted them, and smashed their equipment. He added that the soldiers also attacked, and injured, a foreign journalist . . .
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❹ WADI HILWEH INFORMATION CENTER – SILWAN
ON THE FIRST DAY OF AL-ADHA EID…ARRESTING 13 JERUSALEMITES
Friday, September 25, 2015
Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — The occupation forces arrested on Thursday early morning (first day of Al-Adha Eid) 8 Jerusalemites from the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amoud in Silwan and handed another a call for interrogation.
____Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation forces raided the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amoud and arrested . . .
____The locals explained to the center that the occupation forces fired a sound grenades and rubber bullets while raiding the courtyard of a house to hand the interrogation calls.
____Amjad Abu Asab, head of Jerusalemites detainees and prisoners families committee, explained that the forces also arrested 4 Jerusalemites from the village of Sur Baher.
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THE QUESTIONS NOBODY IS ASKING ABOUT HEBRON SHOOTING
Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man
Sept. 24, 2015
Could Israeli soldiers have arrested, instead of killed a young knife-yielding woman in Hebron? And what will happen to those soldiers if it turns out they shot when they didn’t need to?
____A young Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the occupied city of Hebron Tuesday morning, hours before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
____As usual, there are — at least — two conflicting narratives. There are also a number of details everyone agrees on.
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Another American Jewish opinion piece, from MONDOWEISS:
AMNESTY: KILLING OF HADEEL AL-HASHLAMOUN WAS ‘EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION’
By Ben Norton
“A DIALOGUE WITH A MAN WHO HATES ME,” BY MAHMOUD DARWISH
Rome was burnt, O crazy man
Rome is more durable than Nero
Rome will not grasp your poems
She can recite them by heart
Rome will slice your strings
My tunes arise from my heart
Your voice echoes a miserable past
My voice echoes a rocket rage
Your path is long
I shall not tire
Yehuda** sold you
I shall not be crucified
My ancestors were cremated in Auschwitz
My heart is with them
Pull out the wires from my skin
And the wounds of yesterday?
A shameful scar―in the face of the executioner over there
What do you carry in your head
A little wheat
What’s in your chest?
A picture of a wound
Your face reflects a rancor color
My face reflects the color of the earth
Then convert your sword into plowshare
You did not leave me land to plow
I did not steal―did not kill―didn’t oppress
You Arab! You are a dog!
O man, may God cure your soul
Why don’t you try the taste of love
Why don’t you make way for the sun!!
** The Israeli town of Or Yehuda was established in 1950 on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian villages of Saqiya and Kfar ‘Ana. Jews from Iraq and North Africa settled there.
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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