This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian refugees protest outside the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City, calling on the UN agency to rebuild their homes 5 years after they were pulled down.
  • A mosque in the Palestinian village of Bani Naim is spray painted with racist slogans, the 4th such attack in 2 weeks.
  • Israeli officials approve another 1000 units of settler housing in the occupied West Bank.
  • French firm Lacoste demands the removal of work by Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from the shortlist for the Lacoste Elysee Prize, claiming it was “too pro-Palestinian”.


Another in our series of Eyewitness Palestine features, this one highlighting the relentless oppression faced by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank from the Israeli military and settlers. The first report, written by international volunteer Ben Lorber, talked about the daily ordeal of just getting to school in Hebron/AlKhalil and detailed the difficult situation of the Qurduba School. The second section dealt with the village of Nabi Saleh and its resistance to the apartheid wall, and the shooting death of Mustafa Tamimi by Israeli soldiers during a recent anti-wall protest in the village.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a December 16th, 2011 report from Maan news agency about the call by the mayor of Bethlehem to the international community to boycott Israel until it agrees to Palestinian independence.

Here is an audio file of this show: