IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY June 18th: BBC Rewrites Article After Pressure From Israel

Initially, the BBC had reported on the attack with the headline “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.”
 
The headline made no mention of the three Palestinians as having been the terrorists or that border policewoman Hadas Malka was murdered in the attack.
 
In response to the widespread outcry, the BBC said, “We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it. Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused.”
The headline was only changed after strong protest from the foreign ministry and the Israeli Ambassador in London, Mark Regev. The two sharply criticized the network for refusing to use the word “terror” when it comes to attacks against Israelis.
 
US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also weighed in on the controversy, Tweeting, “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible.”
 
Itamar Eicher & Fred Goldberg: BBC recants, apologizes for misleading Jerusalem attack headline
 
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WHAT HAPPENED TO BASHAR AL-GHAZAL(8) ON WEDNESDAY?

What happened to 8-year-old Bashar al-Ghazal from Beit Furik on the occupied West Bank during Wednesday has become the source of conflicting claims between Palestinian and pro- Israeli occupation media.
 
What is known is that the boy was reported as missing on Wednesday morning after the death of his father (of causes unknown to us) and was handed over to Palestinian liaison officials the next night by the Israeli occupation forces.
 
Events between are contested.
 
According to Palestinian media, the boy would have been kidnapped, taken to the illegal Israeli colony of Itamar and he would have allegedly been ‘tortured’ by illegal Israeli settlers, who would have poured molten plastic on his skin.
 
According to pro- Israeli occupation media. Israel’s occupation forces would have supposedly ‘spoken’ to the boy without taking him to the illegal colony after finding him near it. He would have then allegedly said to the occupation forces’ soldiers that he would have been ‘abused at home’.
 
Israeli occupation forces have also claimed that the boy “apparently had a mental disability”.
 
According to Palestinian media, the boy is both deaf and mute, which would complicate knowing where he was and what was done to him – either by his family or illegal Israeli settlers.
 
Beyond this fact, a question arises how the boy would have spoken with the Israeli occupation soldiers, few of which know Arabic beyond the Druze. The boy, even if not mute, would be very unlikely to know any Hebrew.
 
Arabic and Hebrew sign languages have significant differences.
 
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IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY June 17th 2017: SodaStream’s Union Busting

One example came from a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem and a Sodastream employee, whose wife is a West Bank resident and whose children have severe medical problems. According to the man’s court testimony, an Israeli security guard at the company promised him that he could arrange for his wife to receive entry permits, or to enter Israel without papers with the help of a contact in the Border Police — so long as the Palestinian man helped to break up the attempts at unionization:
 
He claimed he was a security guard, but he was not wearing the security company’s uniform, he had no weapon, and no two-way radio…
 
The employee initially agreed to help act against the workers, but discovered that the security guard couldn’t keep his promises, and now supports the trade union’s organizing.
 
The reliance of these employees on bureaucracy and permits from a military regime is a weakness that can be exploited against their colleagues.
 
Similarly, Bedouin women working at the Sodastream factory have reported that managers at the plant have approached their husbands and asked them to order their wives not to go on strike. In one instance, an employee claimed that a Sodastream manager had told her husband that the strike would involve her having to sleep in a tent with other men.
 

IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY from June 16th 2017: Israel’s President Rivlin Demands International Recognition of Annexation Of Occupied Golan Heights

“The internal Israeli debate about the Golan, if there was one, has ended. We will never leave the residents of the Galilee exposed to the intentions and weapons of a regime that massacres its own citizens. The nations of the world must formally recognise that the Golan is an integral part of the State of Israel, and is essential to our existence as a people…”

Golan Heights ‘essential to our existence,’ says Israeli President

PHOTO by Itamar Edri shows Israel’s occupation forces’ overturned armoured personnel carrier in the occupied Golan Heights in 2015.

IPNOT PICTURE OF THE DAY June 17th 2017: The Siege Of Deir Abu Mashaal

Up to four people have been wounded and one kidnapped by Israel’s occupation forces in the village of Deir Abu Mashaal, which is the home village of the three youths Israel’s occupation forces killed on Friday in the occupied East Jerusalem.
 
Israeli occupation forces have besieged the village, allowing only medical cases leave the village and no one to enter it. Israel’s occupation forces have spread leaflets threatening the villagers and are planning to destroy the family homes of the killed youths.
 
This kind of collective punishment is a war crime and the destruction of family homes (of people it has already killed) puts Israel on the same level as the medieval inquisition, which practiced the same kind of punishment towards the families of its own victims.
 
PHOTO: @AlRimawiPhotography
 
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IPNOT PICTURE OF THE DAY June 16th 2017: Turtle Inside Its Shell

In the aftermath of Friday’s incident, in which three Palestinian teenagers and one Israeli occupation forces’ member died, Israel’s occupation forces closed many roads in the occupied East Jerusalem.
As much as a collective punishment, these closures are a sign of the fear which the occupier Israel has towards the occupied and the fragility of it’s rule over its victims, as every act of resistance leads to a reaction from it which can be aptly described as ‘hysteric’.
 
PHOTO: Silwanic.net
 
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THREE TEENAGERS, ONE OCCUPATION FORCES MEMBER KILLED IN EAST JERUSALEM

Three Palestinian teenagers and one Israel’s occupation forces member were killed on the Sultan Suleiman Street near the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday evening.
 
THE CASUALTIES
 
The three killed teenagers, all from the village of Deir Abu Mashal on the occupied West Bank west of Ramalah, are Adel Hasan Ankoush(18), Osama Ahmad Ata / Atta(19) and Bara’ Ibrahim Saleh, also named as Baraa Ibrahim Atta(18).
 
The dead Israeli occupation forces’ member is police officer Hadas Malka(23).
 
Two Palestinian bystanders were also shot and wounded by Israel’s occupation forces; their wounds are described as ‘moderate’. One of them has been named as Amer Badawi(31) from occupied Hebron; Israeli occupation at first claimed that he would have been a participant in the ‘attack’.
 
5-6 Israelis are said to have been injured, one of them an occupation forces’ member. There is no indication of how the non- occupation forces members suffered their injuries.
 
It seems none of the killed youths were given any medical aid after they were shot and wounded by the Israeli occupation forces.
 
THE INCIDENT
 
The incident, claimed to be an ‘attack’ made with knives (or, in one source, ‘tools’) and self-made gun by the Israeli occupation, has been claimed to have been made by their members by the hard-left PFLP and its political opposite Hamas.
 
The ‘attack’ is said to have been in response to ‘Israel’s crimes’ and it’s actions against ‘Islamic states’; nothing in these messages indicates that the factions would have been aware of the youths’ plan beforehand or would directly claim them, although this has been declared by the media.
 
Instead they offer support and praise for it, while clearly avoiding to claim that it would have been organized by them. The ‘weapons’ used supports this.
 
Adel Hasan Ankoush is said to have been a member of Hamas and Osama Ahmad Atta and Baraa Ibrahim (Saleh) Atta are both said to have been members of the PFLP.
 
The so-called Islamic State and Israel have both tried to claim that the IS would have been behind the incident.
 
There seems to be little doubt in face of the evidence that this was a real anti-occupation action, although one done by three inexperienced youths based on the available evidence.
 
COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT
 
As a collective punishment Israel’s occupation forces have besieged the dead youths’ home village and is not allowing anyone to exit or enter it, and shops at the vicinity of the incident have been forcefully closed.
 
The siege has led to clashes, in which three locals have been wounded after having been shot with live fire.
 
Israeli occupation is spreading leaflets in the village threatening the villagers for ‘harsh punishments’ and demolition of the family homes of the three killed youths.
 
Permits for Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to enter occupied East Jerusalem and Palestine 1948 have also been partially rescinded.
 
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