All posts for August 2009

Oxfam boots Sex and the City star over settlement links

August 8th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    Ma’an News Agency, August, 7th, 2009.

    Photo: Palestinian woman walks past Israel’s apartheid wall in Palestine.

Bethlehem, Ma’an: HBO TV’s Sex and the City star Kristin Davis was suspended from her duties as Oxfam’s goodwill ambassador for her advertizing work with the illegal settlement-based company Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories.

Oxfam International is a large confederation of 13 organizations that says it works with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.


Bil’in: Letter from MP Libby Davies

August 7th, 2009 | Posted in Canada, Palestine
    Ottawa, Canada, August 6, 2009.

    open letter from New Democratic Party MP Libby Davies: download letter

To Whom It May Concern: I write to support Mohammad Khatib, from the village of Bil’in. Mr. Katiib visited Ottawa in June of this year. I was fortunate to be one of the Canadian Members of Parliament who met him, on Parliament Hill. We heard in detail the history of his village and the work of the local community to draw attention to the impact of the barrier fence on the village.


Palestine: Update from Bil’in

August 7th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

update on Mohammad Khatib and Biliners abducted by the Israeli occupation forces

Photo: ActiveStills. Israeli occupation forces launch tear-gas on protest in Bil’in

The Military Prosecution is claiming that the 7 people taken from their homes during the night raid that took place in Bil’in on August 3rd are suspected of stone throwing. A leading member of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, non-violent activist Mohammad Khatib, is accused of incitement to “damage the security of the area.”


«Arrestations arbitraires» en Cisjordanie

August 6th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    Le Devoir Marco Bélair-Cirino.

    Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Palestinian Mohammed Khatib.

Le militant Mohammed Khatib, qui a traîné deux compagnies québécoises devant la Cour supérieure, est arrêté par l’armée israélienne

Mohammed Khatib, un producteur de poulets palestinien qui accuse deux sociétés québécoises de crimes de guerre devant la Cour supérieure du Québec, a été fait prisonnier par l’armée israélienne à Bil’in, en Cisjordanie, dans la nuit de lundi.

Des dizaines de soldats israéliens auraient fait irruption aux aurores lundi dans le village de Bil’in, situé à l’ouest de Ramallah, en Cisjordanie, et ont appréhendé 20 personnes, selon le collectif de soutien aux droits du peuple palestinien Tadamon. «Deux cents soldats sont arrivés dans le village palestinien. Ils étaient déguisés et masqués ou maquillés. Il s’agit d’arrestations arbitraires», affirme la porte-parole de Tadamon, Sarah. Celle-ci appelle à la libération immédiate de ces derniers.


Taking over Jerusalem

August 5th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    Matt Kennard,, Wednesday 5 August 2009.

    Photo: Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem under siege by Israeli police.

A couple of months ago I spent a fortnight in Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement – activists who help Palestinians non-violently resist Israeli oppression. The most pressing of many issues during my stay was the attempts by an Israeli settler company, Nahalat Shimon, backed by the Israeli courts, to cleanse East Jerusalem of its Arab population, focusing its efforts at that time on the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.


Demonstration: Solidarity with Bil’in

August 4th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    Montreal: Demonstration for release of activist Mohammad Khatib

    FRIDAY AUGUST 7th, 12h00
    Indigo Bookstore
    corner of St. Catherine & McGill college
    (metro McGill)
    Montreal, Canada


Bil’in’s Mohammad Khatib arrested

August 4th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers.

    Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Activiste Mohammad Khatib de Bil’in.

In the early morning hours on Monday, Israeli military forces wearing combat paint and masks invaded the West Bank village of Bil’in.

Israeli soldiers raided several homes, arresting two Palestinian children and five Palestinians adults including Mohammad Khatib from the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements.

In June 2009 Mohammed Khatib traveled to Canada to testify in a historic lawsuit launched by Bil’in village against two Quebec-based companies, Green Park International and Green Mount International, both involved in constructing illegal Israeli-only settlements on the lands of the Palestinian village of Bil’in.


Bil’in: Take action against suppression of Palestinian popular resistance

August 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    Bil’in Palestine issues urgent international action appeal, August 3rd, 2009.

    Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Bil’in activist Mohammad Khatib.

At around 3am on Monday morning, a large military force wearing combat paint and masks invaded the West Bank village of Bil’in. Israeli soldiers raided several homes, arresting 2 Palestinian children, 5 Palestinian adults including Mohammad Khatib of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements. The home of another member of the Popular Committee was raided, but soldiers could not arrest him because he was not present at home.

Also Arrested were the three brothers Khaled Show gut Abd-Alrazic al-Khateeb (age 23), Mustafa Show gut Abd-Alrazic al-Khateeb (age18), and Mohammed Show gut Abd-Alrazic al-Khateeb (age 16); Abdullah Ahmad Yassen (age 18); Abdullah Mohammed Ali Yassen (age 16); Issa Mahmoud Issa Abu Rahma (age 40); This brings to 19 the number of Biliner’s currently in custody.


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