Friday, 8 November 2013

Video: A funny and devastating response to the lies of Israel’s Danny Ayalon

In 2011, then Israeli deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon released an outrageous propaganda video called “The Truth About the West Bank.”

The video was anything but the truth: it denied the land was Palestinian and that it was occupied.

Today Visualizing Palestine released the above video as a rejoinder. more

Palestinians say Israel 'only suspect' in Arafat death

RAMALLAH (AFP) -- Palestinian investigators said on Friday that Israel is the "only suspect" in the death of president Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested he died from polonium poisoning.

"We say that Israel is the prime and only suspect in the case of Yasser Arafat's assassination, and we will continue to carry out a thorough investigation to find out and confirm all the details and all elements of the case," Palestinian inquiry chief Tawfiq Tirawi told a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Tirawi said the Palestinian inquiry had studied the findings of Swiss scientists, released Wednesday, which "moderately" supported the notion that Arafat had been poisoned.

"This is the crime of the 21st century," Tirawi said. "The fundamental (goal) is to find out who is behind the liquidation of Yasser Arafat." more

Israeli forces kill second Palestinian in past 12 hours

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli border guards shot and killed a young Palestinian man at a checkpoint northeast of Bethlehem, family members said Friday, in the second deadly shooting in 12 hours.

Anas Fouad al-Atrash, 23, from Hebron was shot dead overnight. Israeli forces claimed that al-Atrash tried to stab a soldier at the Container checkpoint.

Witnesses said ambulances rushed to the area as Israeli forces shut down the checkpoint. The victim's body was transferred to the family ambulance in Hebron.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident occurred around midnight, when a man ran at a border police officer with a knife, prompting him to open fire. more