My report for IPS on the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the J Street conference.
Posts Tagged ‘Settlements’
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Posted in Peace Plans, tagged AIPAC, Americans for Peace Now, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton, Camp David II, Danny Danon, Dennis Ross, intifada, J Street, John Kerry, Mahmoud Abbas, Martin Indyk, New Israel Fund, Palestinian prisoners, Settlements, Stephen Walt, WINEP on July 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
My friend, Sarit Michaeli, B’Tselem’s tireless spokesperson, was shot in the thigh with a rubber-coated bullet by Israeli Border Police
Friday during the weekly demonstration at a-Nabi Saleh, The Palestinian village has suffered from Israel taking parts of its land and the nearby settlement of Halamish stealing its already limited supply of water.
Sarit, in her account of the incident, which I’ve pasted below, makes it clear that there were no stone-throwers anywhere near her, that the police, as they regularly do, violated even their own rules of engagement, and that either she or some other non-violent civilians near her had to have been intentionally targeted: “In order to shoot at me, the soldier had to knowingly point his weapon in my direction, or in the direction of a medic and two Palestinian female protesters who were close to me. No one standing in my vicinity threw any stones.” (more…)