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Israel-Palestine, the property of the absent
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Israel-Palestine, the property of the absent

The news from Jerusalem and Gaza makes me desperate. Threats of expropriation from Palestinian families living in the small neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, north of the Old City, have reignited fratricidal violence. It is always the same ancient story rewound of hatred for millennia around a few acres of land, deeds of property that have disappeared for ages and which reappear mysteriously. The same terrible story of one, more powerful, chasing the other, weaker, and depriving him of a home.Strange humanity which is only earth and dust and never stops in history wanting to deprive the other of earth. To want to "absent" the other present for generations with him. Phantom humanity. I remember the disturbing expression of David Grossman, the Israeli writer: nokhehim nif...
In Paris, two pro-Palestinian “static rallies” allowed next weekend
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In Paris, two pro-Palestinian “static rallies” allowed next weekend

The Paris police headquarters have banned parades of pro-Palestinian protesters next weekend in the capital, "Because of the risk of disturbing public order". The "Static gatherings" will be authorized at the Place de la République.→ ANALYSIS. Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the French authorities fear tensions "on the territory"The prefect of police Didier Lallement took Wednesday, May 19 "Two decrees partially banning the two demonstrations", with reference to "Protest statements related to the situation in the Middle East" submitted by the Association France Palestine Solidarité for Saturday May 22 and by the Association of Palestinians in Île-de-France for Sunday May 23. "The two routes declared for these events are prohibited but gatherings can be held on the Place de ...
Bloody Sunday in Gaza, no ceasefire in sight
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Bloody Sunday in Gaza, no ceasefire in sight

All day Sunday, May 16, Palestinians searched for bodies in the rubble in Gaza. Scenes that recall so many others in this region of the world. Only rare anti-Covid masks and smartphones pointed at the tired faces of rescuers indicate that we are in 2021.→ THE FACTS. Israel hits home of Hamas leader in GazaSince the early hours of the day, 40 Palestinians, including at least eight children, have been killed, according to local authorities in Israeli bombing raids on Gaza, on the 7th day of a one-man conflict. "Never seen intensity", according to the Red Cross (ICRC).A sprayed press buildingThe day before, it is a 13-story building housing the teams of the Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera and the American news agency Associated Press (AP) which was pulverized by Israeli str...
Israel hits home of Hamas leader in Gaza
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Israel hits home of Hamas leader in Gaza

The Israeli army bombed the house of the Hamas leader for the Gaza Strip on Sunday (May 16th), reaching a new level in its attacks on the Palestinian Islamist movement. The fate of this top leader - Yahya Sinouar - of the movement controlling the Palestinian enclave, a poor territory of two million inhabitants under Israeli blockade for more than 10 years, is not immediately known. The strike came in the aftermath of bombings in Gaza that claimed the lives of children and pulverized international media offices, and rocket salutes into Israel. Since the start of this new conflict between the Jewish state and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza on Monday, nearly 170 people, mostly Palestinians, have been killed. → REPORT. As hopes for a truce fade in Gaza, conflict spreads to...
As hopes for a truce fade in Gaza, conflict spreads to West Bank
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As hopes for a truce fade in Gaza, conflict spreads to West Bank

The territory is under high tension. On Friday evening, Al Aqsa's martyrs' brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, marched through the streets of Jenin refugee camp, the focal point of the second intifada. In a statement, they officially announced that they would target Israeli positions throughout the West Bank. Several IDF checkpoints were attacked in the evening, witnesses said. These various skirmishes caused the death of eleven Palestinians on Friday in the West Bank.This is the first active response from Yasser Arafat's movement. So far, as Hamas presents itself as heroes, and the Palestinian street ignites from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River, Fatah has only stood out for its cancellation of the legislative elections, which are supposed to be held next week.In...
In Paris, clashes erupt on the sidelines of the banned pro-Palestinian demonstration
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In Paris, clashes erupt on the sidelines of the banned pro-Palestinian demonstration

While rallies in support of the Palestinians took place calmly on Saturday, May 15, in many cities of France, bringing together several thousand people in Strasbourg, Toulouse, Lille, Marseille or Lyon, the Parisian procession, which had been banned by the authorities, turned into a clash with the police.The police headquarters have adopted a strategy of dispersal "Systematic" to avoid any regrouping of demonstrators and used for that, from the beginning of the afternoon, tear gas and water cannons. #Recall : manifestation # Barbès prohibited.Systematic intervention of the police and gendarmes to disperse the groups that have formed despite the ban. pic.twitter.com/1JxYH0aoqM- Police Prefecture (@prefpolice) May 15, 2021 Significant resources had been deployed in the capit...
In Israel, an uninhibited far right?
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In Israel, an uninhibited far right?

We knew it was latent. His awakening is spectacular. Violent. Images broadcast live and prime time on Israeli TV of the lynching of a suspected Arab man in Bat Yam, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on the evening of Wednesday, May 12, shed harsh light on the country. Israeli extreme right. Never, until then, had she taken action. Not even in 2014, at the time of the Gaza War, when it sowed turmoil in demonstrations of support for the Palestinians. The next day, they attacked a journalist in Tel Aviv. Photographer here 11 Roland Nowitzki was attacked in protest in the hope and his camera was snatched from him. The attacker was arrested. Hard video. pic.twitter.com/FlU0LCiO6g- Hagar Shezaf (@HShezaf) May 13, 2021 How to explain this eruption of violence? The riots in Lo...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem fears a “civil war”
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem fears a “civil war”

“We are on the brink of civil war. " In an interview with the Italian religious agency Sir Posted on Thursday, May 13, Bishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, did not hide his concerns at the very sharp tensions of recent days between Israelis and Palestinians. The Italian Franciscan was thus worried about a "Indiscriminate and unprecedented violence", especially since the clashes seem to concern more and more cities.→ MAINTENANCE. Israeli-Palestinian conflict: "We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe"For the past week, riots have indeed broken out in several Israeli cities, showing scenes of clashes and even lynchings. At the same time, Israel was targeted by more than 1,800 rocket hits from the Gaza Strip, prompting an immediate response from t...