An Israeli soldier killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in the West Bank city of Hebron in 2016. The incident sparked public debate. Two young Palestinian men attack Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron with knives. One of the attackers is shot dead; the other is wounded, left lying on the ground unable to move. What happened next would spark debate in Israeli society like few other events in the country’s history. As army medics help a soldier wounded in the attack into an ambulance, one of them, Elor Azaria, suddenly lifts his weapon and shoots the wounded Palestinian in the head. A human rights activist on the site secretly records the event. The then 18-year-old member of the Israeli Defense Forces is later convicted of manslaughter for the execution-style killing by a military tribunal, but is released after spending just nine months behind bars. The documentary shows how his act continues to divide society in the Middle Eastern country. To some, Azaria is nothing more than a murderer. For many Israelis, however, he’s a hero.https://youtu.be/FrNybxICUYE
Abdelraouf Salhah was shot in the head during the protest, as was 43-year-old female activist Amal al-Taramsi who died on Friday. Two dozen Palestinians were also wounded, said the ministry's statement.
Salhah was the third Palestinian to be pronounced dead since Friday's protest in the besieged territory.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended or reduced aid for scores of its Palestinian beneficiaries in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip due to funding shortages.
Some 27,000 Palestinians are no longer receiving aid through the United Nations programme since January 1 in the occupied West Bank, said Stephen Kearney, the organization’s director for the Palestinian territories.
Another 165,000, including 110,000 in Gaza, are receiving 80 percent of the usual amount, he said on Sunday.
The cuts were decided upon after a gradual reduction in donations over the past nearly four years, with US cuts having the biggest effect.
A newly appointed Israeli minister on Sunday dismissed the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and called for the occupied territory to be annexed.
"Settlements are the new Zionism of the 21st century,” Migration and Integration Minister Yoav Galant said.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI)’s decision to rescind an honor previously extended to Angela Davis is only the latest incident in a well-documented nationwide campaign to censor and punish critics of Israel.
Davis joins a long list of scholars and activists who have been censored, fired, de-funded, defamed, harassed and targeted with frivolous litigation because of concerted efforts by the Israeli government and anti-Palestinian organizations in the U.S. to silence debate. Marc Lamont Hill was not alone. Neither is Angela Davis.
US has had an 'Office of Antiboycott Compliance' since the 1970s to punish Americans that boycott Israel with up to a $1 million fine and 20 years imprisonment.(agency web page)
'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage among Israel's Christians https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Israeli-art-exhibit-sparks-outcry-from-Christian-13531768.php -via Flynx#Christians #NissimTal #MiriRegev #JaniLeinonen #Palestinian #WadieAbuNassar #RonaldMcDonald #VirginMary #Jesus #Arab #Christian #AmirBallan #Israel #HAIFA #Finnish #AP #Israel-ControversialArt #MiddleEastNews #IsraelMiddleEast #AWire #MCComplete-State&National #ArabChristian #BDS #News-International-Stories #TopNews #McJesus #ChoicePlus #Channels-Travel[l]
Less than 24 hours after Senate Democrats successfully voted down a motion to proceed to legislation that would give states and localities more power to punish pro-Palestinian boycotts of Israel, rights groups raised alarm and urged Americans to call their senators immediately on Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) moved to bring the bill up for yet another procedural vote.#Palestine #Israel #BDS #MitchMcConnell #USSenate
Huge News! Last week #HSBC Bank in the UK announced it will be #divesting from #Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest #weapons company, citing international law and #humanrights concerns.
The exciting #news comes on the heels of several victories for #Palestinian #rights in just the past couple of month — NYU ending its relationship with #TelAviv university, #Airbnb withdrawing from illegal #Israeli settlements, and newly elected Congress members announcing support for #BDS and that they will skip the trip to #Israel with #AIPAC.
Inspired by the UK’s victory and ready for lots more wins in 2019, we are calling on Wall Street-based Bank of NY Mellon to follow HSBC’s lead and divest from Elbit.
Bank of NY Mellon claims to be committed to socially responsible investment and the UN Sustainable Development goals, but holds over $6 million worth of shares in Elbit Systems. Elbit manufactures #drones and #surveillance technology, cannons for internationally banned cluster munitions, and white phosphorus, used on the people of #Gaza in 2008-2009. Elbit also contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Last month we visited BNY Mellon’s headquarters in lower Manhattan to hand deliver our letter to Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility Heidi DuBois outlining the many ways that Elbit is responsible for #death, #repression, and #war #crimes. Her response was that they take the issues we raise “very seriously” but that investments reflect fiduciary responsibilities to clients.
Help us tell BNY Mellon there is nothing sustainable about war crimes, surveillance, and occupation. Divest from Elbit Systems!
Last week's victory by UK campaigners shows that persistent organizing works. Let’s put the pressure on #BNYMellon to live up to the corporate social responsibility #values they claim to hold. Join us in telling them to divest from Elbit.