This week …

News Highlights:

  • A 14-year-old Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron/AlKhalil.
  • Israeli human rights group Btselem releases report saying at least half of the casualties killed by the Israeli army in Gaza are civilians, including many children.
  • Physicians for Human Rights – Israel also report on the destruction of medical facilities in Gaza.
  • Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sends letter to Israeli cabinet ministers, criticizing the Israeli military operation in Gaza and stating it violates international law.


Another in the series of Eyewitness Palestine, Eyewitness Gaza with two testimonial reports of some of the civilian casualties in the latest Israeli attack on Gaza. The first report was from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and told the story of Jacqueline and Iyad Abu Shebak from Jabaliya, 14 and 16 years old, who were murdered in their own livingroom by Israeli soldiers who had occupied a neighbouring house. Jacqueline was killed immediately and Iyad died on the way to hospital. The second report, from the Electronic Intifada, again from Jabaliya, is about six-month-old Mohammed al Bori, who died from an Israeli missile attack.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a March 3rd, 2008 press release from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign condemning Edinburgh University for inviting the Israeli ambassador to speak. (The ambassador later cancelled his visit)

Here is an audio file of this show: