Indymedia Israel Features RSS Feed en 2nd Prison Term for Conscientious Objector Ajuad Zidan <p><img align="left" alt="" height="110" src="" width="150" /></p> <p><span>CO <a href=""><b>Ajuad Zidan</b></a>, 18, from the town of Beit Jann, a Palestinian member of the Druze religious community, was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment on 14 Dec for his refusal to enlist in the Israeli military. This is his second term in prison (he was earlier sentenced to 10 days in prison on 30 Nov., although he was released a few days early following the evacuation of Military Prison no. 6 during the fire on Mt. Carmel earlier this month). He is currently held in Military Prison no. 4.</span></p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Tue, 28 Dec 2010 02:09:13 +0000 23497 at Breaking the Silence <p><img align="left" alt="Breaking the Silence book" height="100" src="" width="222" /></p> <p>All 432 pages of Breaking the Silence's new landmark book of IDF soldier testimonies 2000-2010 now browseable, downloadable and embeddable in English <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span id="lw_1293062671_0">here</span></a>.</p> <p>Before diving into the testimonies, make sure you read the first 2 pages of the introduction for a simple and honest analysis of how the <span id="lw_1293062671_1">IDF</span> degenerated into a tool of dispossession:</p> <p><em>The testimonies leave no room for doubt: while it is true that the Israeli security apparatus has had to deal with concrete threats in the past decade, including terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens, Israeli operations are not solely defensive. Rather, they systematically lead to the de facto annexation of large sections of the <span id="lw_1293062671_2">West Bank</span> to <span id="lw_1293062671_3">Israel</span> through the dispossession of Palestinian residents. The widespread notion in Israeli society that the control of the Territories is intended exclusively to protect the security of Israeli citizens is incompatible with the information conveyed by hundreds of IDF soldiers.</em></p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:07:34 +0000 23485 at On Human Rights Day <p><img align="left" alt="No army, no prison, no wall will stop us" height="175" src="" width="222" />A year ago, Abdullah Abu Rahmah, of Bil'in's Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements was arrested by Israeli soldiers who raided his home in the middle of the night. A year later he is still in prison. From there he sends the following <a href="">message</a>.</p> <p>* Meanwhile, protests continue in Bil'in, the past one in honor of International Human Rights Day and Abu Rahmah. Watch a <a href="">video</a> of the protest by <a href="">David Reeb</a> and check out a new comic about Abu Rahmah's story "<a href="">No Army, No Prison, No Wall Can Stop Us</a>" by <a href="">Ethan Heitner</a>.</p> <p>** Plus a huge bit of good news for Bil'in, <a href="">Adeeb Abu Rahma</a>, another local activist was released last weekend, after a year and a half in prison.</p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Prisons Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:19:56 +0000 23438 at אמנות כדמיון אזרחי <p><img align="right" alt="azulai" height="150" src="" width="222" /></p> <p dir="rtl">את<span> </span>התערוכה<span> “</span>תצלומים<span> </span>שלא<span> </span>צולמו<span>” </span>שאצרה<span> </span>אריאלה<span> </span>אזולאי<span> </span>בגלריה<span> "</span>זוכרות<span>", </span>ניתן<span> </span>לנתח<span> </span>דרך<span> </span>פריזמות<span> </span>שונות<span>, </span>ובעיקר<span> </span>דרך<span> </span>שאלות<span> </span>על<span> </span>תיעוד<span>, </span>היסטוריה<span> </span>ופעולה<span> </span>פוליטית<span>. </span>אך<span> </span>במקביל<span> </span>לשאלות<span> </span>שהיא<span> </span>מעלה<span>, “</span>תצלומים<span> </span>שלא<span> </span>צולמו<span>” </span>היא<span> </span>קודם<span> </span>כל<span> </span>דוגמא<span> </span>לחשיבה<span> </span>אוצרתית<span> </span>רדיקלית<span> </span>שמרחיבה<span> </span>את<span> </span>גבולות<span> </span>השיח<span> </span>האמנותי<span> </span>ונדירה<span> </span>כל<span> </span>כך<span> </span>בשדה<span> </span>האמנות<span> </span>המקומי<span>.</span></p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media News Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:48:11 +0000 23413 at My Father Will Be Free <p><img align="left" alt="Ibrahim Amireh" src="" /></p> <p>On 12 January 2010 my father Ibrahim was arrested by the Israeli army and sentenced to two years in prison for organizing and participating in nonviolent protests against the Israel’s wall in the occupied West Bank. <span class="Apple-style-span">R<span class="Apple-style-span">ead <a class="ext" href="">more</a> about Ibrahim's story, here's more about the upcoming release:</span></span></p> <p>Dear friends, I want to send you a big thank you from the depth of my heart. Your contributions that are meant to free my father Ibrahim, as well as Hassan Mousa and Zaydoon Srour have reached me in Ni’lin. With your generous help I was able to pay the fines necessary to liberate the leaders of our Ni’lin Committee Against The Wall. My father, as well as the other two will be free this Sunday. All of this was only possible because you helped me to free them. </p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Sat, 04 Dec 2010 19:25:16 +0000 23392 at התנחלות חדשה בירושלים המזרחית <p><img align="right" alt="jabel mukaber" height="150" src="" width="222" /></p> <p dir="rtl">בסביבות השעה 8:00 הגיעו כוחות משטרה לשכונת פארוק בג’בל מוכאבר והחלו בפינוי בני משפחת קרעאין מביתם. מדובר בבנין בן 3 קומות שחיו בו כ-15 איש מהם 7 ילדים. יחד עם השוטרים הגיעו גם קבוצת אזרחים, ככל הנראה מאבטחים, שעם הוצאת החפצים והריהוט של המשפחה מהבית פלשו פנימה והחלו בעבודות שיפוץ שכללו הקמת גדרות מסביב לבית. במקום זוהו אנשים המוכרים לפלסטינים מסילוואן כקשורים לאבטחה של עמותת הימין הקיצוני אלע”ד.</p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:13:13 +0000 23390 at מיזם ליצירת אנציקלופדיית הזכויות של ישראל <p><img align="right" alt="kolzchut" src="" /></p> <p dir="rtl">אנו שמחים לבשר על עלייתו לאוויר של  <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span id="lw_1291208958_1">אתר כל-זכות</span></a> – אנציקלופדיה להנגשת זכויות שהוקמה במטרה לרכז בכתובת אחת את מירב הידע על זכויות המגיעות לתושבי ישראל בכל תחומי החיים, ולהנחות את המשתמשים לגבי הליכי מימוש הזכויות באופן ברור ופשוט להבנה.</p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:31:11 +0000 23368 at Special Issue Sedek عدد خاص سِدق גליון סדק מיוחד <p><img align="left" alt="special sedek issue" height="150" src="" width="222" /></p> <p><span bookmark="1"> </span><span class="Apple-style-span">Sedek, A Journal on the Ongoing Nakba, is published in Hebrew since 2007. Three years after the publication of your first issue we have translated, together with the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, a collection of articles published in Sedek who deal with prompting practices, visions and possibilities for Palestinian refugees' return. In a special, online trilingual Sedek issue, we have gathered these texts. Please read them, and write back to us.</span></p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Sun, 07 Nov 2010 19:52:02 +0000 23303 at פעולה אחת ביום: בית-סוריכּ -- מתחילים! <p><img align="right" alt="פעולה אחת ביום" height="100" src="" width="222" /></p> <p dir="rtl">"הפעולה הראשונה! ראש השב"כ פתח את השער!"</p> <p dir="rtl">היום מתחילים, בפעולה כפולה: גם שולחים מכתב ליובל דיסקין, ראש השב"כ, וגם מגייסים עוד אדם אחד לפחות שיעשה איתנו את הפעולה היומית, שיהיה סיפתח מרשים!!! </p> <p dir="rtl">לכל מי שמצטרף אלינו היום - תמצאו <a href="">כאן</a> בבלוג, בעמודה משמאל, את כל המידע על בית סוריכ והסיבות שאנחנו מצטרפים אליהם בדרישה לגישה לאדמותיהם.</p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:38:47 +0000 23248 at שחררו את חריש <p><a href=""><img align="right" alt="harish petition" height="100" src="" width="222" /></a></p> <p dir="rtl"><a href=""><b>אטיאס</b><span><b> </b></span><b>נגד</b><span><b> </b></span><b>מצוקת</b><span><b> </b></span><b>הדיור</b><span><b>: </b></span><b>עיר</b><span><b> </b></span><b>ל</b><span><b>-150,000 </b></span><b>חרדים</b><span><b>, </b></span><b>אבל</b><span><b> </b></span><b>לא</b><span><b> </b></span><b>לחילונים</b><span><b> </b></span><b>וערבים</b><span><b>. </b></span></a>שר<span> </span>השיכון<span> </span>החליט<span> </span>על<span> </span>הקמתה<span> </span>של<span> </span>עיר<span> </span>לחרדים<span> </span>בלבד<span> </span>בחריש<span>, </span>תוך<span> </span>הרס<span> </span>חסר<span> </span>תקנה<span> </span>של<span> </span>אלפי<span> </span>דונמים<span> </span>של<span> </span>שמורת<span> </span>יער<span> </span>ייחודית<span>, </span>גירוש<span> </span>בפועל<span> </span>של<span> </span>כלל<span> </span>המשפחות<span> </span>החיות<span> </span>כיום<span> </span>בישוב<span> </span>חריש<span>, </span>והפקעת<span> </span>קרקעות<span> </span>חקלאיות<span> </span>וקרקעות<span> </span>פרטיות<span> </span>של<span> </span>קיבוצים<span> </span>ויישובים<span> </span>ערביים<span> </span>בסביבה<span>. </span>והכל<span> </span>בדורסנות<span> </span>וחוסר<span> </span>שקיפות<span> </span>ציבורית<span>. </span>אנחנו<span>, </span>יהודים<span> </span>וערבים<span>, </span>חילונים<span> </span>ודתיים<span>, </span>קיבוצניקים<span> </span>ותושבי<span> </span>יישובי<span> </span>האיזור<span>, </span>דורשים<span>: </span>עיר<span> </span>פתוחה<span> </span>לכולם<span>!</span></p> <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil & Human Rights News Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:39:10 +0000 23238 at