Daily Archives: December 3, 2014

Palestine: a day in the life

[Publishers Note: this is an attempt to convey the reality of daily life for Palestinian people. Ma’an News Agency* is an independent news service from Palestine. These stories are typical of a 24 hour period in Gaza and the Occupied territorities.]

Israeli forces raid house of teen stab suspect
Ma’an News Agency6 hours ago

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided the al-Eizariya home of a Palestinian teenager suspected of stabbing two Israelis in the settlement …

Israeli forces demolish building, 20 stores in Shufat camp
Ma’an News Agency12 hours ago

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Bulldozers heavily escorted by Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished 20 stores and an ancient structure in Shufat …

Israeli forces arrest 8-year-old in East Jerusalem
Ma’an News Agency6 hours ago

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli special forces on Wednesday detained an eight-year-old Palestinian in the Silwan neighborhood of East …

Major earthquake drill conducted in Hebron
Ma’an News Agency
8 hours ago

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A large-scale earthquake drill was conducted in … told Ma’an the procedure was the most extensive earthquake drill ever …

Ma’an News Agency8 hours ago

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Ministry of Housing and Public Works in Gaza on Wednesday began removing rubble left by Israel’s 50-day military …

Israeli warships ‘shell Gaza coast,’ critically injure fisherman
Ma’an News Agency13 hours ago

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian fisherman was critically injured on Wednesday after Israeli warships fired several shells toward the coast …

Israeli forces detain 11 teenage boys in Bethlehem-area village
Ma’an News Agency13 hours ago

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Israeli forces carried out a major predawn detention raid in the Palestinian village of Tuqu in southeast Bethlehem …

PA security officer found dead in northern Gaza
Ma’an News Agency12 hours ago

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian Authority security officer was found dead in the northern Gaza Strip early Wednesday, an official told Ma’an …

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian teenager near Nablus
Ma’an News Agency17 hours ago

NABLUS (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teenager was shot and injured by Israeli troops early Wednesday morning in clashes in Askar refugee camp …

2 Israelis stabbed near Maale Adumim, teen suspect shot
Ma’an News Agency8 hours ago

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and injured east of Jerusalem on Wednesday after stabbing two Israelis in a Rami Levy …

* Ma’an News Agency is an integral part of Ma’an Network, a non-profit media organization founded in 2002 to strengthen professional independent media in Palestine, build links between local, regional and international media, and consolidate freedom of expression and media pluralism as keys to promoting democracy and human rights… http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewContent.aspx?PAGE=AboutUs


Gaza: The Murderous Melodrama

New York Review of Books
Gaza: A History

by Jean-Pierre Filiu, translated from the French by John King

Oxford University Press, 422 pp., $29.95

Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation

compiled and edited by Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke

Voice of Witness/McSweeney’s, 346 pp., $16.00 (paper)

Gaza and Israel: New Obstacles, New Solutions

a report by the International Crisis Group

Middle East Briefing No. 39, 11 pp., July 14, 2014; available at http://www.crisisgroup.org

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Morrison’s last chance today – Senators still undecided

Today is the last day of parliament. The Minister is stepping up the pressure, offering to release 460 children from Christmas Island by Christmas but giving no future to the 200plus children on Nauru… hoping that the senators will fold. … Continue reading


How they Think

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (12:17): Australia’s migration policies have always had a long and vexed history. They have been, and rightfully so, open to significant scrutiny from international and domestic courts, independent experts, interest groups and the electorate. It has … Continue reading


Uncertain dash for gas

[Publishers Note: an interesting news article in the top-shelf science journal “Nature” about the future of large scale natural gas production in the US (refers to other research papers in the same edition)… not to mention the 40% reduction in … Continue reading


Open Letter from Nyungah Land

Open Letter from Nyungah Land and Culture Protector Iva Hayward-Jackson
 Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 17/11/2014 – 6:57pm Recently The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, committed to closing down approximately one hundred and fifty remote Aboriginal communities … Continue reading


Communiqué from the Freedom Summit

Freedom Summit held at the Old Bungalow, Mparntwe (Alice Springs, NT) We, the Original Sovereign Peoples and Heads of Nations being assembled at the Old Bungalow, Mparntwe (Alice Springs) declare the Independence of our Nations and Peoples. We also declare … Continue reading