“. . . a drop of blood…resisting the conquerors! . . .” (Majid Abu Ghoush)

❶ West Bank village punished for exposing Israel’s brutality
❷ Palestinian home targeted in suspected revenge attack by settlers
❸ WATCH: Israelis say ‘enough’ to violence and occupation
❹ Dual-citizen suspects in the Duma killings: Four suspects maintain citizenship with Anglo-Saxon countries [Related: suspects released]
❺ Opinion/Analysis: DELINKING  THE  PALESTINIANS
❻ Poetry by Majid Abu Ghoush
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THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
WEST  BANK  VILLAGE  PUNISHED  FOR  EXPOSING  ISRAEL’S  BRUTALITY
Nancy Murray
Dec. 21, 2015
The small West Bank village of Nabi Saleh is paying a steep price for a VIDEO OF ISRAELI BRUTALITY.
___Widely circulated in recent months, the video shows the mother and sister of 12-year-old Muhammad Tamimi wresting him away from a masked and armed Israeli soldier. The boy was throttled and jammed into boulders on 28 August, despite having a cast on his arm. . . .
___Miri Regev, Israel’s culture minister, said that the soldier should have shot the boy’s unarmed rescuers.
___Since the incident, the Israeli army has detained scores of young men from the village and subjected them to lengthy periods of interrogation, during which abusive treatment occurred.   More . . .

MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
PALESTINIAN  HOME  TARGETED  IN  SUSPECTED  REVENGE  ATTACK  BY  SETTLERS
Dec. 22, 2015
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Suspected Israeli settlers early Tuesday attacked a Palestinian home in a Ramallah-area village in the occupied West Bank in what appeared to be a revenge attack for the arrest of Jewish extremists who carried out a deadly attack last summer.
___Hussein al-Najjar, 30, told Ma’an that settlers arrived to his home in the village of Beitillu around 1:30 a.m. and vandalized the exterior walls of the house before smashing in a window and throwing three tear gas bombs inside.
___Al-Najjar said that he and his wife as well as their 9-month-old son Karam suffered from severe tear gas inhalation.   More . . .
+972 MAGAZINE
WATCH:  ISRAELIS  SAY  ‘ENOUGH’  TO  VIOLENCE  AND  OCCUPATION
December 21, 2015
Since the beginning of October, more than 120 people — Palestinians and Israelis — have lost their lives, while hundreds of others have been wounded in the latest round of violence. Lives on both sides are cut short, entire families are torn apart, and fear and hatred reign in the streets. Dozens of Israeli activists heeded the call of their Palestinian counterparts and protested in front of the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv last week to call for an end to the violence.   More . . .
ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER (AIC)
DUAL-CITIZEN  SUSPECTS  IN  THE  DUMA  KILLINGS:  FOUR   SUSPECTS  MAINTAIN  CITIZENSHIP  WITH  ANGLO-SAXON  COUNTRIES.
Sergio Yahni
Dec. 21, 2015
In July 2015, two parents and their 18-month-old son were burned to death when a commando threw firebombs at the Dawabshe family’s home in the village of Duma. A four-year-old child survived the attack, but sustained severe injuries.
___At least six Israelis were arrested for the attack . . . .
___Meyer is a U.S. citizen. Shin Bet claims that Mordechai committed arson at Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem.
___Ettinger – a U.S. citizen and the grandson of militant Jewish nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane . . . .   More . . .
Related . . . SETTLER  IMPUNITY:  ISRAELI  DEFENSE  MINISTER  SAYS  THERE  IS  NOT  ENOUGH  EVIDENCE  TO  DETAIN  OR  PROSECUTE  DAWABSHE  KILLERS
Opinion/Analysis
THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
DELINKING  THE  PALESTINIANS
Joseph Massad
Dec. 22, 2015
Since the more recent third Palestinian uprising started in early October, there has been a rush by different Arab countries and intellectuals to legitimize their good relations with, and their love for, Israel.
___With the Palestinian uprising refusing to abate in November, panic set in among the Arab anti-Palestinian camp, which has gained considerable ground across the Arab world since the 1978 Egypt-Israel Camp David accords . . . .
___On 1 November, the Egyptian government, in addition to being one of the two jailers of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, voted openly and for the first time ever in favor of Israel at the United Nations.   More . . .

“RESISTANCE,”  MAJID  ABU  GHOUSH

I plant my poetry
in the streets,
in every quarter
and every alley,
a poem…resisting the conquerors!
I plant my fingers
in the streets,
in every hole,
in every flower pot:
a finger…resisting the conquerors!
I plant my blood
in the streets,
on every sidewalk,
on every roadsign:
a drop of blood…resisting the conquerors!
I plant my dreams
in the streets,
in the heads of passers-by:
an infant dream…resisting the conquerors!
I plant the names of my loved ones
in the streets,
on every tree, on every wall:
the name of a martyr resisting the conquerors!
I plant the colors of the flag
in the streets,
on every house,
and every window and door:
a color…resisting the conquerors!
I plant my children’s luggage
in the streets
at every roadblock,
at every checkpoint:
a suitcase…resisting the conquerors!
I plant my hands
in the streets,
on every corner:
a firm hand resisting the conquerors!

Majid Abu Ghoush (b. Amwas) is a prolific poet, a member of the Secretariat of the General Union of Palestinian Writers, and a founding member of Poets Without Borders Palestine. Abu Ghoush reading one of his own poems.  See also. 
From: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Middle East Affairs
Special Programs,
Commemorating the Intifada’s Tenth Year, April 10, 1998
Prof. Naseer Aruri

 

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