This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli army invades Nablus, and shuts down several charitable institutions and confiscates their properties.
  • Israeli forces also raid a popular shopping mall in Nablus, but local shoppers defy the two year closure.
  • July 5th – Israeli army invades the village of Nilin near Ramallah, ordering a complete curfew and closing off all roads.
  • Many Palestinians in the occupied West Bank will hold protests July 9-12th to mark the fourth anniversary of the Int’l. Court decision against Israel’s apartheid wall.
  • Appointed Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad said that Israel did not allow the transfer of money to pay Gazan civil servants.


A live interview from Palestine with Victor MacDiarmind of Kingston, Ontario, who is currently a human rights volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement in the occupied West Bank. Victor spoke about the protests against the apartheid wall happening in the village of Nilin which was recently put under curfew. Victor told us about the violent response of the Israeli military to the villagers’ non-violent actions, and he himself had been shot twice by Israeli forces, but thankfully with only minor injuries. He then updated us on the situation in Nablus, where he had just travelled, and detailed the results of the Israeli raids on the city.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a July 7th, 2008 article from the Palestine News Network about a 7 year old Palestinian girl paralysed from the neck down by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza who may soon be expelled from the only hospital in Israel that can offer the specialized treatment she needs.

Here is an audio file of this show: