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From the Palestinian Blogsphere

Palestine Blogs stresses the similarities between the Apartheid Wall in South Africa and the Israeli Apartheid Wall in Palestine in the ethnic nature and colonial agenda. Mohammed Abed further adds that the withdrawal from new homelands in Palestine is also similar to what happened in South Africa. Mohammed urges for immediate political action that will tear down the Apartheid Wall. On the same matter, Shaden of Sugar Cubes talks about the environmental effects of the Israeli Apartheid Wall and the Israel's brutality against children embodied by arresting Palestinian children for throwing stones in protests against the dividing Wall. While Palestinian children are being arrested for throwing stones, International Solidarity Movement says settler children got away with stoning Palestinian schoolgirls because Hebron Police was too busy. ISM volunteers intervened to sheild the children while others filmed the attack.
International Solidarity Movement, also talks about three new watchtowers being constructed in the villages surrounding Nablus in a period of supposed cease-fire.

This “installment” was by “DanChurchAid” (“Folkekirkens nødhjælp“) at the Roskilde Festival 2004, and was an official part of the festivals humanitarian theme that year. People were encouraged to sign the wall as a protest against the building of the wall in Palestine. by Stig Nygaard

Bethlehem Bloggers wrote about the detention of staff member of the Alternative Information Center Ahmad Abu Hannya since the 22 May 2005 without charge. Addresses of high ranking Israeli officials are listed to send letters demanding the detention not to be extended, letters of support to Abu Hannya are encouraged too.

Sabbah says Qatar has donated $6 million to build a soccer stadium in an Arab-Israeli town. Even though Sabbah has decided to turn on again the comments section he did not comment on the news.

umkahlil says “Westerners who get their news from headlines won't know that Haifaa’ Daoud Mohammed Hindiya was shot from two meters away at a checkpoint by Israeli soldiers. umkahlil adds: “Westerners who get their news from headlines and AP won't know that it is acceptable according to international law to fight foreign occupation by any means necessary.” Haifaa” a psychologically disturbed and the mother of five children, ages one through twelve, Bleeds to Death At IOF Checkpoint. She also mentions donation of 300 dogs by a Jewish organization in the US to help Israel fight the Palestinians.

The Electronic Intifada reports that The University of Haifa has warned foreign students of the dangers of visiting Palestinians, such actions offer fresh reason for the University of Haifa to again be included in a list of Israeli universities being (re)considered for an academic boycott. The Electronic Intifada also reports that the harvest season has begun in the West Bank -despite of the restrictions on movement of Palestinians trying to access their lands- and the great damage caused by the construction of the Apartheid Wall is striking.

At Baqa'a Refugee Camp, increased harassment towards Palestinian refugees forces them to seek refuge in Syria. Rafah Pundits is temporarily down for expansion and a new team will handle its management.

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