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French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

France’s National Assembly has voted to recognise the State of Palestine. The proposal — raised by the ruling Socialist Party — was passed with 339 votes in favor and 151 against. The vote follows similar recent votes in Britain, Ireland and Spain.

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank “for military purposes”

Continuously stealing land is the only thing that Israel is good at. Israel does not want “peace”, they want all the “pieces” of the land left in the hands of Palestinians!

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank ‘for military purposes’ – report
Published time: November 09, 2014 14:32

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank

Israel has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an News reports.

Beit Iksa residents told Ma’an that the orders, signed by the Israeli military commander in the West Bank, Nitzan Alon, were distributed Saturday morning by the soldiers. They gave residents of the village until 2017 to evacuate the land.

Ma’an also published maps of the areas to be expropriated. Continue reading ‘Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank “for military purposes”’

Clashes, arrests in Jerusalem ahead of Palestinian funeral

Clashes break out in east Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli police ahead of the funeral of a Palestinian who ploughed his car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing two.

The heavily armed police used tear gas to repel hundreds of Palestinians taking part in a “symbolic funeral” ceremony for Abdelrahman Shaludi, the 21-year-old Palestinian shot dead after ramming his car into a Jerusalem crowd on Wednesday.

A three-month-old girl was killed on the spot and six other people hurt in what police said was a deliberate “terror attack”.

Palestinian children in chains

The abuse of Palestinian children in the Israeli military court system. Documentary by Jonathan Pullman.

Palestine before 1948

This video shows pictures of different Palestinian cities during the 1920s and 1930s before the creation of the state of Israel by Zionists in 1948.