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by Chris Carlson
On March 16th, an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer two-stories high crushed to death 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, an American nonviolent human rights protestor. According to numerous witnesses and photographic documentation, she was killed intentionally.

~Alison Weir
Counterpunch, April 13, 2003
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Father Shomali explains the motivation behind this unique protest, and the recent developments in his community’s legal challenge to the separation barrier.
by Chris Carlson
Originally published by the Alternative Information Center.
Video by Ryan Rodrick Beiler.

Every Friday, for more than two years, come sunshine, rain, or even snow, Father Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian Catholic priest, has led a mass as a form of nonviolent resistance against the Israeli separation barrier which threatens to divide the Cremisan monastery and a valley of olive groves from the rest of the West Bank town of Beit Jala. more >>
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by Chris Carlson
According to the Palestinian Department of Antiquities, there are 944 archaeological sites in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, while the number of monuments hit 10 thousand, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) has reported. more >>
Ezies Elias Shehada
by Chris Carlson
(Haaretz) She stood in the middle of Eilat Airport's small departures hall, and her eyes said it all. An impressive, well-dressed woman with an assertive face, only her burning eyes betrayed the insult she felt. "I'm so ashamed," she said, and the tears began to fall. But shame is the last thing Ezies Elias Shehadeh should be feeling. The shame is ours, all Jews who live in Israel and who allow the kind of situation that Shehadeh experienced to take place. more >>
 Mutassam, 16, and Yasmeen, 17, pictured at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.(MaanImages/PCRF)
by Chris Carlson
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian teenagers have made history by becoming the first amputees from the Arab world to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. more >>
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by Chris Carlson
Last week, some 300 Palestinian activists established the protest village of Ein Hijleh in a cluster of palm trees and abandoned houses, in the Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea. more >>
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by Chris Carlson
On the 6th anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israeli military in 2008, over 500 hundred people gathered, opposite the Israeli embassy in London, to protest against the continued bombing and blockading of Gaza.
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by Chris Carlson
Israeli finance minister Yair Lapid has become the latest senior official to warn about the serious impact of growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns targeting Israel. more >>
Israeli troops invade Burin (image by dreamstime)
by Yossi Gurvitz
Israeli civilians terrorize the village of Burin and, as usual, are aided by the strongest army in the Middle East more >>
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by Chris Carlson
[Wednesday December 25, 2013] During Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, at the Church of Nativity, in Bethlehem, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal prayed for peace and prosperity in Palestine, as well as for an end to the hardships faced by the Palestinian people. more >>
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