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In the West Bank Israeli settlers continue their campaign to terrorise Palestinians living in the West Bank, in collaboration with the Israeli Forces.

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Witnesses said Fadil Muhammad Halawah, 32, was hunting birds east of Jabaliya when Israeli soldiers shot him dead.

In the West Bank Israeli settlers continue their campaign to terrorise Palestinians living in the West Bank, in collaboration with the Israeli Forces. One family’s house was set alight by settlers, who scrawled racist graffiti on the home. For the first time, sound bombs and tear gas were used by the settlers in this attack.

In Jerusalem one Palestinian was shot in the head with a rubber bullet, and another was attacked by Israelis at his place of work. Another was beaten unconscious by settlers on Friday night. In Jerusalem, gangs of Israeli girls have been beating up Palestinians.

The impunity continues. Due to the fact that DCI Palestine collated and analysed incontrovertible video evidence that Nadim Nuwara, was shot in cold blood, when he posed no risk, an Israeli policeman now faces charges. But he is being charged with manslaughter instead of murder. As the boy’s father said : “A Palestinian arrested under these circumstances would be facing murder charges, with the possibility of life imprisonment, and his family’s home would be demolished.”

Meanwhile, a tsunami of racism against Palestinian citizens of Israel is being unleashed. The Israeli mayor of Ashkelon announced yesterday that Palestinian citizens of Israel are banned from working on construction projects in bomb shelters at local kindergartens during school hours. This comes amid a new wave of Israeli popular racism calling for Arabs to be fired. Likud leader Yariv Levin has advocated draconian proposals including that people waving an ‘enemy flag’, including the Palestinian flag, during protests, will be arrested and held in remand until the completion of legal procedures against them, with anyone convicted losing social welfare benefits and their driving licence for 10 years. As Ben White points out, the furore over new Jewish State law misses the point – Israel already discriminates.

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Arms embargo : whilst Israel is using equipment and weapons for internal repression, no arms export licences should be granted to or from Israel (see story in news below on Britain’s arms sales)

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News and events

A religious war ? | Mondoweiss

Netanyahu’s Government is doing its best to present the current crisis in Jerusalem – following decades of occupation and oppression of Palestinians – into a religious war. See Mondoweiss’ debunking of the Israeli myths

Amira Hass explains in Haaretz that presenting this as ‘religious war’ is ignoring the facts that make Palestinian lives unbearable.

And Labour blogger, Sunny Hundal, reflects on the context of the tensions in Jerusalem
Arms sales | Independent

UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict | Independent

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Monday 8 December - Lobby of Nottingham City Council
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