This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli navy fires at Gaza fishing boats, to force them to adhere to Israel’s arbitrary 3 nautical mile limit off Gaza, despite the Oslo Accords dictating a 20 mile limit.
  • Israeli prison authorities transfer another Palestinian hunger striker to hospital after 33 days; meanwhile, other statistics show that Israel still detains nearly 190 Palestinian children, most of whom are subjected to some form of psychological or physical torture.
  • Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi expresses concern about the assault on journalists and free speech by the Palestinian Authority.

Feature:

A live interview with Dr. Nidal Abu Na’ase from Jenin refugee camp was scheduled to mark the 10th anniversary of the Israeli massacre and attack on the camp in 2002, but we were unable to connect due to difficulties with the phone lines. Two reports were highlighted documenting the Israeli attack on the Jenin camp (and other Palestinian civilian centres), one from Amnesty International and the other from Human Rights Watch. Both concluded there was strong evidence of war crimes and called for an international investigation, which was repeatedly blocked by the Israeli government and never occurred.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an April 6th, 2012 report from Al Akhbar news about a Palestinian journalist wounded by Israeli forces in the
West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, with eyewitness reports from internationals on the scene.