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News Updates, Analysis from “Electronic Intifada”

Posted by uscsjp on February 27, 2007

Palestine: Human Rights:

UN Rapporteur compares Israel to Apartheid South Africa 
Report, The Electronic Intifada, 27 February 2007 
 
The UN's Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 
John Dugard, has issued a harshly critical report on Israel's human rights record in regards
to its treatment of the Palestinians in occupied Palestine. "The international community, 
speaking through the United Nations, has identified three regimes as inimical to human 
rights -- foreign occupation, apartheid and colonialism," Dugard says. In a report posted 
on the UN Human Rights Council's website, due to be tabled this week, the South 
African law professor accuses the Israeli regime of all three.
 
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6602.shtml
 
 
Palestine: Opinion/Editorial: 
How to Live with Hunger 
By Ran HaCohen, The Electronic Intifada, 27 February 2007 
 
When I was a child, a popular argument in favor of the Israeli "liberation," i.e., occupation,
of the Palestinian territories was its being a blessing for the Palestinians themselves. "When
we took it over," I was told at school, "there were just a couple of cars in the entire West 
Bank.  And look how many they have now!" Indeed, in the first decades of the Israeli 
occupation, the Palestinian standard of living was on the rise -- not because of Israeli
 investments (Israel never invested a cent in Palestinian welfare or infrastructure), but 
mainly because Israel exploited the Palestinians as a cheap labor force, and even a 
cheap labor force gets paid.
 
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6597.shtml
 
 
Palestine: Human Rights: 
Settlers assault family as soldiers look on: Three testimonies 
Report, B'Tselem, 27 February 2007 
 

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6598.shtml
 
 
Palestine: Human Rights: 
Second day of "Operation Hot Winter" in Nablus 
Report, PCHR, 26 February 2007 
 
For the second executive day, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have continued their 
wide-scale military operation inside Nablus. No casualties among the Palestinian civilian 
population have been reported, but the IOF military operation has paralyzed all aspects 
of daily life in the city, which has been placed under a curfew. PCHR strongly 
condemns this latest operation, and remains concerned over its outcome, especially as 
IOF declared that their Operation "Hot Winter" in Nablus could continue for several days.
 
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6593.shtml
 
 
Palestine: Opinion/Editorial: 
Apartheid looks like this
By Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 23 February 2007
  
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6588.shtml

 

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