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Posts tagged ‘settler violence’

When all was ‘calm’: a typical month for Palestinians under Israeli occupation

When US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East last week, for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the senior diplomat had one clear stated goal: to restore ‘calm’ after several weeks of violence.

Speaking last Thursday, Kerry stressed the need to “defuse the situation”, and spoke of the need for “parties…to move to a de-escalation.” Other recent diplomatic efforts, and media reports, have used a similar kind of language. Read more

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Remixed: the Israeli army infographic that claimed stone-throwing is “Palestinian terror”

Yesterday, the Israeli army spokesperson published the below infographic on Twitter and Facebook.

Putting aside the absurd categorization of “rock throwing” and “firebomb incidents” as “terror,” I thought it was important to demonstrate the routine reality for Palestinians under Israeli apartheid rule in the West Bank. Read more