“. . . Don’t worry, your son is still in his grave . . .” (Mourid Barghouti)

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Many young men and boys from Ni’lin scaled the Apartheid wall on January 8. (Photo: International Solidarity Movement.) SEE #4 BELOW.

❶ 18-year-old Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli soldier in Hebron
❷ PCHR Weekly Report: Two Palestinian children killed; 9 adults & 8 children wounded by Israeli troops
❸ Palestinian teen faces indefinite Israeli detention
❹ Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure a Palestinian in Ni’lin
❺ Opinion/Analysis: ‘Banality  of  Evil’:  Zionist  and  Nazi  Moral  Disengagement
❻ Poetry by Mourid Barghouti
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MA’AN NEW AGENCY
18-YEAR-OLD  PALESTINIAN  SHOT  DEAD  AFTER  STABBING  ISRAELI  SOLDIER  IN  HEBRON
Feb. 13, 2016
A young Palestinian woman was shot dead on Saturday after stabbing an Israeli soldier and Palestinian bystander near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
___A witness told Ma’an that the young woman stabbed and lightly injured a soldier at a checkpoint near the mosque before she was shot by Israeli forces stationed on site.
___An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the attack to Ma’an, saying that “an assailant drew a knife on a soldier guarding the Tomb of Patriarchs,” referring to the Ibrahimi Mosque.   More . . .
IMEMC NEWS
PCHR  WEEKLY  REPORT:  TWO  PALESTINIAN  CHILDREN  KILLED;  9  ADULTS  &  8  CHILDREN  WOUNDED  BY  ISRAELI  TROOPS
Feb. 12, 2016
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04- 10 February 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 2 children were killed in the southern West Bank. 17 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  More . . .
THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
PALESTINIAN  TEEN  FACES  INDEFINITE  ISRAELI  DETENTION
Ryan Rodrick Beiler
Feb. 11, 2016
Amnesty International is demanding the release of 17-year-old Palestinian Muhammad al-Hashlamoun who has been sentenced to six months of detention without charge or trial by Israeli occupation forces.
___At present al-Hashlamoun is one of two minors in administrative detention by Israel, which rights groups say amounts to arbitrary detention under international human rights law and violates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.     More . . .

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Muhammad al-Hashlamoun, in an image circulated on social media. (Photo taken from: Electronic Intifada)

IMEMC NEWS REPORT
ISRAELI  SOLDIERS  SERIOUSLY  INJURE  A  PALESTINIAN  IN  NI’LIN
Feb. 12, 2016
Army Targets Journalists near Ramallah, Injures a Young Man in Bethlehem
___Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many Palestinians, including a young man, who suffered a serious injury, after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head.    More . . .
Opinion/Analysis
PALESTINE CHRONICLE
‘BANALITY  OF  EVIL’:  ZIONIST  AND  NAZI  MORAL  DISENGAGEMENT
Vacy Vlazna
Feb. 11, 2016
To be an effective activist it is important for me to understand the nature of human evil. In that endeavor, I was drawn to read Hannah Arendt’s own discoveries about what she coined, ‘the banality of evil’ in her book, ’Eichmann in Jerusalem’ , reporting on the trial of Adolph Eichmann who oversaw the deportation of Jews to ghettos and concentration camps.
___Arendt concluded that unspeakable evil is not committed by human monsters but by normal people in a systematic unthinking manner devoid of moral qualms and codes.   More . . .

“NORMAL  JOURNEY,”  BY  MOURID  BARGHOUTI
I have not seen any horrors,
I have not seen a dragon in the land,
I have not seen the Kraken in the sea,
nor a witch or a policeman
at the outset of my day.
Pirates have not overtaken my desires,
thieves have not broken down the door of my life,
my absence has not been long,
it only took me one lifetime.

How come you saw scars
on my face, sorrow in my eyes,
and bruises in my bones and in my heart?
These are only illusions.
I have not seen any horrors,
everything was extremely normal.
Don’t worry,
your son is still in his grave, murdered,
and he’s fine.

About Mourid Barghouti.
From Barghouti, Mourid. MIDNIGHT  AND  OTHER  POEMS.  Trans. Radwa Ashour. Todmorden, UK: Arc Publications, 2008. Available from Amazon.

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