A Palestinian child has died from injuries he suffered when he was wounded by Israel’s occupation forces during the Great Return March last year.

Alaa Hani Hamada al-Abbasi died on the morning of Friday January 31st in a besieged Gaza Strip hospital, where he had remained in coma after being wounded on October 14th.4aba0048a97a8c37c2ae2c42a6864b02

He was taking part in the 78th Great Return March demonstration east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip when he was hit in head by a tear-gas grenade launched by Israeli occupation soldiers.

When he was injured, early reports gave his age as 13. Today reports give his age as 15. Based on the unity of reports today from different sources, we assume that his age at death was 15. He might have been 14 when wounded.

Alaa’s funeral took place on the Friday afternoon. He is the sixth Palestinian killed during 2020 by the Israeli occupation.EPnTwPbXsAEs5HY


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On Friday December 27th Israel’s occupation forces wounded 39 people, including 11 minors, during the 86th Great Return March demonstration in the besieged Gaza Strip.

At least 8 people were shot with live bullets, including teenager Ahmed Ahmed Mesbah al-Hams(19) who was wounded in his feet east of Rafah, suffering a serious injury, and 42-year-old woman Huda Nayef Edwan who was shot in head in the same location.EMzcRSVWoAAwE85

Other wounded were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets or hit with tear-gas canisters. East of Gaza City 29-year-old Sa’ed Ahmed Tawfiq Mahani was shot in an eye with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

Dozens of protesters also suffered from ill effects after inhaling Israeli occupation tear-gas.

The Supreme National Authority of the Great Return March has decided to suspend the demonstrations until the second anniversary on March 30th 2020, after which they will take place once a month and on national events.EMzSmEsWkAIAcm2

Later, on Sunday December 29th a farmer was shot in chest and arm with rubber-coated steel bullets by Israel’s occupation forces, suffering moderate injuries. The shooting took place in Beit Hanoun.


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A high-ranking Israeli security officer was killed in occupied East Jerusalem and Israel’s regime has declared a ban on reporting the exact details of the incident. Even the name of the officer killed was reported by the Israeli press only after being approved for release by the regime.

96812280992466640360no50-year-old Amos Sa’ar, commander of Israeli occupation’s Jerusalem District Court Guard, was stabbed in the staircase of the building he lived in or near the illegal Israeli colony of Har Homa in the occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday December 25th.

According to his wife, Orly Sa’ar, a neighbour had knocked on their door, saying after she opened it that her husband had collapsed in the staircase and that he had perhaps hit his head. She had then called an ambulance. 3951918917This person had not noticed that he had been stabbed.

Sa’ar was taken to hospital in critical condition and after going through surgery, died of his injuries on the same day. He had been working for the Israeli occupation Jerusalem court since 1995, first as a liaison officer.

Israeli occupation is treating his killing as a criminal case after possible political motives were put forward in the immediate aftermath. Israeli media reported that at the time of his killing his apartment was being ‘renovated by Arabs’ and Iranian press source claimed that a man arrested for his killing was a Palestinian.

Two men have been arrested, the main suspect is a 30-year-old man who is accused of latauskilling him with a knife and another man is accused of aiding him after the stabbing. The main suspect is reportedly suspected of a premeditated murder but will be sent to a psychiatric examination.

Israeli media describes the main accused as ‘a neighbour’ who would have harassed Sa’ar and his wife for an extended period, making him report the suspect to a police a year ago when he would have also given up his dog because the suspect was complaining about it ‘whining’. Israeli occupation police had closed that case without taking action against the suspect.

According to Amos Sa’ar’s widow, the suspect would have also threatened to kill Sa’ar just 3021da43448e690552fa91f18f774484three days before doing so. He is reported to have made a Facebook post before the killing in which he would have written that he had approached the couple several times ‘but they did not change their behaviour’.

Both Israeli officials and the widow have described the main suspect as ‘mentally ill’ and it’s reported that he would have been arrested a month before the killing for ‘indecent acts with a minor’. That case is described as being still open.

The second arrested man is described as ‘elderly’ and being ‘without a criminal record’. His defense attorney Mustafa Yahya claims that he has no connection to the killing.ocl09o0s__w400h300q80 A deliberately pixielated photograph of him shows a man perhaps in his late fifties or in his sixties.


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On Friday December 20th the Great Return March demonstrations for the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their homes in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 were held for the 85th time in the besieged Gaza Strip.EMQVmSKWwAEp-G0

Israel’s occupation forces attacked the demonstrations on the border and wounded 44 participants, 3 of them seriously, according to the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights. 11 of the victims were shot with live bullets, 5 were directly hit by tear-gas grenades and assume that the rest of those injured were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets or hit by shrapnel.

Among the wounded are 18 minors, a female demonstrator injured in her face and photojournalist Thaer Khaled Fahmy Abu Rayash(24), who was shot in in his left leg with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the northern part of the small coastal enclave.

Dozens of people are also reported of having suffered from the ill effects of tear-gas inhalation. Israeli occupation is said to have used a large amount of tear-gas east of Khuzaa according to @SafaPS.


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في الجمعة الـ(85) لمسيرات العودة، قوات الاحتلال توقع (44) إصابة من بينهم (18) طفلاً وسيدة وصحافي واحد

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On Friday December 13th over 2000 people took part on the Great Return March demonstrations on the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948.

On this occasion official demonstrations did not take part in northern part of Gaza nor at Khan Younis in the south for political reasons as Hamas had arranged anniversary events for its own 32nd anniversary for Friday in northern and southern part of the tiny ELuoQATXkAEqCvLcoastal enclave. Still there was some participation at Khan Younis, where youths were captured on photograph throwing a Molotov cocktail at Israeli occupation forces’ vehicle.

This was the 84th Friday Great Return March protest, and like during the 83 earlier ones, it’s participants were attacked by Israel’s occupation forces.ELq8-jfXYAYqAeq

Israel’s occupation forces appear to have wounded at least 9 people, one of them seriously. 5 people were shot with live bullets and four were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets. The seriously wounded victim was shot in head.

Beyond dozens of people who suffered from ill effects of inhaling Israeli occupation forces’ tear gas, there are reports of people who would have been injured by being hit by occupation tear-gas canisters, but these reports are imprecise on the number of people who would have been wounded by them.

So far there has been no detailed reports from local human rights organizations in Gaza and the details of wounded are from media reports made on Friday itself and they are in some details contradictory. Our numbers are a likely combination based on them.ELrHNlHW4AAso8N

Mahal Mezher, a member of both the Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine(PFLP) and Supreme National Authority for Return Marches commented the situation of the Great Return March movement on Friday:

“Our message is that we are still sticking to the continuation of these marches, and that we have right of resistance against the unjust policies towards our people…”

Mezher continued that the Supreme National Authority for Return Marches will meet to develop and plan for increase in activity in the coming weeks.



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Israel’s occupation forces killed a young man on the border between besieged Gaza Strip EMBHcTBXkAI7s6mand the ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 early on the evening of December 17th.

Abdullah Ahmad Abu Nasser, who was in his 20s and from the town of Abasan al-Kabira in the southern part of Gaza, was killed in Israeli occupation forces’ missile strike on the border east of Khan Younis. The missile was fired by an unmanned drone aircraft.

Israeli occupation released a video claiming to show events before Abu Nasser’s killing. It shows a person, who can’t be identified and is carrying what seems to be a rifle, as he moves before a barbed-wire fence, stopping there apparently trying to get something from a bag. The video ends and doesn’t show what happened next.

Assuming the video is legitimate – and nothing so far implies that it i-1539337772sn’t – the drone attack would have come immediately after.

In the aftermath Israeli occupation forces didn’t allow a Palestinian ambulance crew to reach Abu Nasser and fired warning shots at them before using an armoured military bulldozer to pull his body over the border. It is assumed that he was dead by then.

Israeli newspaper Maariv claimed that the victim would have been killed inside an Israeli settlement near the besieged Gaza, but based on all other reports, this is clearly wrong.

According to one report, Abdullah Abu Nasser’s brother had been killed previously by Israel, so this could represent an attempt at personal revenge.


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The essential idea of Israel among its supporters, domestic and foreign, is that it’s exceptional. Not only does it supposedly have ‘Most moral army in the world’ and is allegedly ‘A beacon of freedom for the whole world’, international laws don’t bind it nor do resolutions in support of it mean that other states and groups aspiring to similar goals as Zionism would as a result be entitled to them.

The French parliament voted 154-72 to adopt IHRA definition and declare thus that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. Based on this, using common sense thinking, all territories under France’s control which have independence movements should be entitled to their goals and all opposition to their independence considered racist.

new-caledonia-island-map-where-is-new-caledonia-located-on-the-mapAn independence referendum in New Caledonia was narrowly defeated recently and new one is excepted in the early 2020s, when the percentage of indigenous population is expected to have increased and the French settler population decreased. Logically, the state of France should now consider all opposition to independence in that future referendum racism.

580dc31875098Same goes, of course, not just French-controlled territories outside Europe like the French Guyana, New Caledonia or the French Polynesia, but also to territories closer, like Corsica. Corsica had no historical or cultural ties to France when it was conquered by France in 1768 after a brief independence from the declining maritime power Genoa. Corsica has a, some times violent, independence movement and, again based on the new vote, all opposition to Corsican independence should be now considered racist.

This should be true also with Brittany, which had over thousand years of de facto independence before French kings Charles VIII(1483-98) and Louis XII(1498-1515) tied Brittany to 1537961769_old map of brittanyFrance via enforced matrimonial alliances. In 1532 the parliament of Brittany in Rennes signed off Brittany’s status as de facto independent realm, but Brittany to this day has its own independence movement and it’s own culture and language are still threatened by the French central government, whose acceptance of even the use of the Celtic Breton language is recent and reluctant.

The remnant of the kingdom of Navarre was annexed by France in 1620, after having been in personal union with it since 1589. The originally Basque kingdom, founded in 824, had lost its territories south of the Pyrenees in 1512, but in 1620 still had a huge majority of Basque and Gascon population. And as we know, Basque independencenavarra4 movement is still a potent force. Again, logically it should now result that all opposition to an independent Basque homeland stretching across the Pyrenees should now be considered racist in France.

Yet, according to the government and parliament of France, Brittany, Corsica, New Caledonia and the Basques are not entitled to independence nor is opposition to their aspirations of regaining status as independent people among the nations of the world racism in France. Not to speak of Palestine, whose recognition president Macron opposes because, according to him, it would harm France’s good ties with Israel.

Why? Because Israel is considered an exception, and according to its flag-bearers, what it is given to Israel doesn’t mean that others should be entitled to the same rights. According to them, and now also according to the state of France, Israel stands raised on a pedestal, above both the rest of the world and all criticism in its Olympian heights, beyond international laws and without equals.


The decision by the genocidal far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to divided Jerusalem is a further affirmation that identification with Apartheid Israel is an essential part of the current global Far-Right.

People who don’t stand on the ranks of the Fascists yet react with indifference to news like this, make a terrible mistake: Domestic and foreign policies are never separate realms but always two sides of the same coin.

Political leaders and parties which support racism, segregation and ethnic cleansing abroad will enforce similar modes of oppression back at home when an opportunity to do represents itself.

To support Israel’s oppressions of Palestinians is not just an attempt to curry favour with the United States, Christian Zionist voters and local Israeli Lobby; no, it’s to see Israel’s oppression of Palestinians as a model, a political goal in a fight against the ‘Other’ back at home.

If you don’t care about this decision – and similar decisions and plans in other countries like Australia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Romania and the United States – yet are among those groups of people targeted by the regimes in those countries, then you are to blind to how those regimes see you and to the danger they present to you.

a363e8618303871b6e9fdb42e53167f8To Jair Bolsonaro all Brazilians who are not Christian right-wingers of European descent are effectively Palestinians and he wants to treat them like Apartheid Israel treats Palestinians.

It’s the same case outside Brazil: What Israel has done and is doing to Palestinians is what Israel-loving Far-Right everywhere wants to do to you if they don’t see you as one of their own.

To support Palestinians in their fight to survive and achieve freedom is to take part in the battle for your own future: It starts with minorities and other oppressed groups, but it will always reach you if you don’t stand side by side with those targeted first.


The condition of political prisoner Ahmed Zahran(42) has declined after 78 days on hunger-strike and on today, Monday December 9th, it was reported that he has been moved to a civilian hospital, the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, by his Israeli occupation captors.

Zahran has been imprisoned since March without charge or trial and won an earlier 39-day-long hunger-strike, coming to an agreement with Israeli occupation on his release, but as Israel’s regime broke the agreement, he started a new hunger-strike.f3130bed5b03aae9ced2e7e2d9a672c2

The father of four from the village Deir Abu Mishaal on the occupied West Bank has been imprisoned for a total of 15 years by Israel. He is a member of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

On Sunday December 8th his fellow political prisoner and hunger-striker Musab al-Hindi(29) won his own 75-day-long hunger-strike when Israeli occupation agreed to set a date for his release.157557099109685900

The resident of the occupied West Bank village of Tell will be released after four more months of captivity without charge or trial. He has been imprisoned for a total of 11 years by Israeli occupation, 7 of them without charge or trial.


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On Friday December 6th the Great Return March demonstrations on the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 continued after three week pause for security reasons.Thousands of people are reported to having taken part.


This was the 83rd Friday Great Return March protest, and like the 82 earlier ones, it was attacked by Israeli occupation troops.

Israel’s occupation forces wounded at least 46 people in their attacks on the participants according to the most detailed report on casualties from the Palestine Center for Human Rights (PHCR). Early reports immediately on Friday had reported 37 demonstrators being wounded.

ELG7a9JXkAEVjmsAccording to PHCR, the wounded include 19 minors, 3 female protestors and 2 paramedics, one of them a woman.

Of the wounded, 5-6 were shot with live bullets, 22-23 were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and 17 were directly hit by tear-gas grenades.

Both wounded paramedics, Dalia Bassam Ahmed Abu Reidah(21) and Mohammed Ziyad Zoghbor(35) were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets east of Khan Younis.

A female protestor, 23-year-old Mai Suleiman Abu Ruwaida, lost her right eye after she was shot in head with a rubber-coated steel bullet.ELMXhAFXUAICG0O

Several dozen people also suffered from the ill effects of tear-gas inhalation.


On Saturday Israeli occupation forces arrested two unarmed persons after they crossed the border fence between southern Gaza Strip and ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948.

Early on Sunday two people were wounded in Israeli occupation forces air-strikes in northern part of Gaza, targeting resistance sites, following an alleged launch of three rockets that caused no damage.


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