SELECTED NEWS OF THE DAY. . .
| IN VIDEO – DOZENS OF PALESTINIAN STUDENTS SHOT, INJURED NEAR BETHLEHEM
Israeli forces shot and injured several Palestinian students, while dozens of others suffered from tear-gas inhalation, on Sunday, as Israeli forces attacked them in the Tuqu village, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. ___Local sources confirmed that Israeli forces raided the Tuqu high school and fired tear-gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets towards Palestinian students. of Bethlehem. ___Local sources confirmed that Israeli forces raided the Tuqu high school and fired tear-gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets towards Palestinian students. [. . . .] Israeli forces forced the students and staff members to evacuate the premises, resulting in taking control of the high school and shutting it down. Sources added that that Israeli forces sealed off the two main entrances to the Tuqu village. More . . .
. . . . Related ISRAELI FORCES ATTACK, INJURE DOZENS OF PALESTINIAN STUDENTS IN HEBRON
. . . . Related ISRAEL BANS RENOVATIONS OF PALESTINIAN KINDERGARTEN IN HEBRON
. . . . Related ISRAELI SOLDIERS TRY TO STEAL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IN BEIT TA’MIR TOWN
| HEBRON IS BRAVING A STORM OF JUDAISATION The ongoing and intense settlement activity in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron confirms Israel’s deliberate policy to empty it of its Arab inhabitants and Judaise it. The Palestinian city remains the second most targeted area for illegal Jewish settlements after Jerusalem. The first settlement activity in the West Bank was the establishment of the Kfar Etzion kibbutz in the strategic area bordering Hebron. ___. . . Israel’s plans for the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron are no less dangerous than its Judaisation plans for Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Over the years, the Israeli settlers have turned a major section of the mosque into a synagogue. [. . . .] the Israeli government announced recently a new settlement plan targeting the heart of Hebron in order to link the settlements built across the city by means of new illegal blocs. More . . .
. . . . Related EXTREMIST ISRAELI SETTLERS ATTACK PALESTINIAN WORKERS [HEBRON]
. . . . Related SETTLERS BAN ENTRY OF TRUCKLOADS TO GAZA
| GREENBLATT: NEITHER SIDE WILL LIKE THE US “DEAL OF THE CENTURY”
US White House Envoy [Special Representative for International Negotiations] Jason Greenblatt, said in a closed meeting, that the US administration will soon be presenting President Trump’s peace plan in the Middle East that “neither side will like.” ___According to Israel’s Channel 10, the meeting was held in London, and organized by the UK Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers, in which Greenblatt said that the plan would be a permanent deal instead of temporary agreements, adding that “there will be a need to compromise.” More . . .
COMMENTARY AND OPINION. . . .
| PALESTINIAN EDUCATION MUST MOVE AWAY FROM THE IMPOSED HUMANITARIAN AGENDA
As the media hype over Khan Al-Ahmar fades away, mainstream narratives have yet to find another sensationalist violation to exploit . . . the fate of the Bedouin community it houses will be forgotten . . . Khan Al-Ahmar’s much-publicized school, built of tires and clay, will also fade into oblivion with the rest of the village and its inhabitants. [. . . .] a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report dated April 2018 stated that 44 Palestinian schools are risking full or partial demolitions. [. . . .] For Israel, the targeting of Palestinian education is a political act designed to reduce drastically any chances of Palestinian emancipation, let alone resistance. Palestinians have a long history of utilizing education to provide the foundations for their legitimate anti-colonial struggle. Yet the incessant deprivation is increasingly contributing to a scenario where education is classified as a right from a western, and therefore, acceptable, perspective. Hence, the humanitarian focus on Palestinians being deprived of an uninterrupted right to education is dissociated from the particular needs of Palestinians who are living the realities of Israel’s colonial violence. More . . .
NOTICES FROM ORGANIZATIONS. . . .
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POEM FOR THE DAY. . . .
“WE TEACH LIFE, SIR”, LONDON, 12.11.11, BY RAFEEF ZIADAH