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  • Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - 02:54

    As I arrived in Jerusalem yesterday some of the worst internal conflict since Hamas gained power was unfolding in Gaza. Hamas security forces met disruption caused by, mostly Fatah, strikers with violence leading to eight deaths, two of them children. Retaliations were felt all over Palestine with several government buildings attacked.

  • Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 22:06

    Members of the Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign (BHPSC) have recently returned from a fact finding trip to Tubas, Palestine. They witnessed the impact of Israel’s occupation on the everyday lives of Palestinians in the Tubas Region and plan to set up an organization to give solidarity to the people living there.

  • Friday, May 12, 2006 - 02:14

    On Sunday 30th April I had to unexpectedly cut my visit to Palestine short and return to Britain. I needed to get from Nablus, in th e North of the West Bank, to Jerusalem as quickly as possible. It took me five hours - others travelling with me did not get there at all. To get from Nablus to Jerusalem the first hurdle is Huwara checkpoint.

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 00:37

    This Saturday everybody is apprehensive about further settler attacks.

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 00:18

    This is my Journal for Monday 24th to Friday 28th April Monday was a quiet day. Volunteers doing a lot of work preparing for the press conference on Wednesday. Press release and open letter to the police and army about rising settler violence being drafted. Jerusalem Post visit Tel Rumeida and visit two families who recount stories of settler and IDF violence.

  • Monday, May 1, 2006 - 01:44

    The huge Palestinian flag that has been used by the village on demonstrations Today’s non-violent demonstration against the Wall in Bil’in was attacked by the Israeli soldiers, as usual. The demonstrators reached the gate in the annexation wall that is stealing some 60% of the village’s land.

  • Monday, May 1, 2006 - 01:43

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Settlers from Beit Hadassa settlement in Tel Rumeida on the outskirts of the old city of Hebron vandalised a school path at Qurtuba school which is used by local Palestinian children. The path was being built with money from TIPH (Temporary International Presence in Hebron). The builders had just laid bricks along the path above Beit Hadassa settlement.

  • Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 21:55

    Our group was tired out after the large settler attack yesterday and apprehensive about what might happen over the coming week. We were hoping for a quiet day, and we got that. So here's a description of a quiet day in Tel Rumeida... International volunteers from EAPPI, ISM and TRP on the streets at 7am to monitor the children travelling to school in case of attacks by settlers.

  • Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 14:21

    Nothing I had heard about, read or seen before I came here could prepare me for being in Balata Refugee camp. As I left Nablus city to go into the camp for the first time I immediately felt closed in by the narrow streets with concrete blocks of flats rising up on both sides. It feels like the density of people living here must be so high.

  • Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 23:55

    While football teams in the UK are signing sponsorship deals with the Israeli Ministry of Tourism a group called Sport Under Siege (www.jalla03.org) are touring the West Bank and Gaza Strip. We met them this week in Toubas. The local football stadium in Toubas was heaving with people come to watch the team from Italy playing the Toubas local football team.