Electrical Trades Union supports Boycott of Israel

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David Forde

Labor 4A Just Palestine

Weekly update for week beginning 9/08/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 28 July – 10 August

· Ma’an – Jordan Valley demolitions continue

· Xinhuanet – Israel intends to deport 20,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem

· The National – Inquiry shouldn’t let Israel off the hook

· LA Times – Israel, the bomb, and openness

· Palestine Chronicle -‘Major George’ Accused of Running Israel’s Abu Ghraib

· Palestine Chronicle – Bourj el-Barajneh: Searching for Meaning in a Refugee Camp

· All the latest from the Palestinian News agency Ma’an

UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 28 July – 10 August

Two Palestinians killed and 35 others injured throughout the oPt. In the West Bank, wave of demolitions in Area C continue. In East Jerusalem, settlers take over a Palestinian building in the Old City. Other Israeli settler-related incidents continue. Water supply reduced in four Nablus villages. In Gaza, 58 Palestinians injured in an explosion. The impact of new measures on access of goods into Gaza remains limited. industrial fuel shortages and electricity crisis continue. To read the report click on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

Ma’an – Jordan Valley demolitions continue

Israel’s Civil Administration began razing housing units Monday in the Ein Hilwa area of the northern Jordan Valley, campaign officials said. Save the Jordan Valley campaign coordinator Fathi Ikhdeirat said Israeli authorities, accompanied by border guards, began tearing down structures and handing down stop-work orders to residents. To read the article click on: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=306607

Xinhuanet – Israel intends to deport 20,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem: JCSER head

Israel intends to deport over 20,000 Palestinians out of Jerusalem whom it said don’t have legal residency to stay in the city, a leading Palestinian human rights defender said on Sunday. To read the report click on: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-08/08/c_13435689.htm

The National – Inquiry shouldn’t let Israel off the hook

What are the chances that Israel will be held accountable for the fatal raid on the Gaza aid flotilla in May? If history is any precedent, it is difficult to be optimistic. Last week, the United Nations announced that a panel would investigate the attack, an investigation in which Israel has since agreed to participate. The point of the inquiry, however, is not to mend fences. In reality, the UN panel is severely limited. According to Israeli reports, it will not be able to subpoena or investigate Israeli military or civilian personnel, curtailing access to first-hand testimony. Documents will be limited to Israel and Turkey’s internal inquiries, ignoring reports from the UN’s own Human Rights Council. To read the article click on: http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100809/OPINION/708089954/…

LA Times – Israel, the bomb, and openness

It’s time for Israel to come out of the closet. After five decades of maintaining a nuclear weapons program without acknowledging its existence, Israel should proactively announce and provide information about its nuclear weapons status. To read the article click on: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-zenko-israelnuke-20100809,0…

Palestine Chronicle -‘Major George’ Accused of Running Israel’s Abu Ghraib

A police officer known as ‘Major George’ who is accused of torturing Arab prisoners in his previous role as chief interrogator in a secret military jail has been appointed to oversee relations with Jerusalem’s Palestinian population, it has emerged. To read the article click on:

http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16186

Palestine Chronicle – Bourj el-Barajneh: Searching for Meaning in a Refugee Camp

Two young girls stood, as if frozen, starting below them at an ever vibrant Beirut. Their balcony, like the rest of their house and most of their refugee camp was of an indistinct color. It was dirty, as were their clothes. They, on the other hand, looked beautiful and bright, although their future didn’t. To read the article click on:

http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16191

Palestinian News agency Ma’an

For all the latest from Ma’an News click on:http://www.maannews.net/eng/Default.aspx

ETU National BDS Resolution.pdf

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