Saturday, October 15, 2011
"Currently, thousands of Palestinians are held in political detention by Israel, including children, women and elected officials."
[Israeli] Settlers 'burn olive trees' near Ramallah & Israeli forces blocked farmers and firemen from approaching to control the fire
[Israeli] Settlers 'burn olive trees' near Ramallah
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israelis from a settlement outpost in the central West Bank set fire to dozens of dunams of olives tree forest belonging to farmers in Ras Karkar village on Friday evening, locals told Ma'an.
Residents of Nira outpost burned down over 120 olive trees in the Ramallah-district village, on land owned by Adnan Fkhida, Naman Nofal and Hafeth Shaban, a Ma'an correspondent said.
Israeli forces blocked farmers and firemen from approaching to control the fire, he added.
The U.N. "Reiterates that [Israeli] settlement activity in East Jerusalem and the remainder of the West Bank is contrary to international law..."
UN leader warns Israel over settlement 'provocations'
Ban on Friday added that no new settlement would get international recognition as he highlighted growing frustration.
The UN statement was released by Ban's spokesman hours after the Peace Now group said Israel had formally submitted plans for a new settlement neighborhood in annexed east Jerusalem -- the sector's first new district in 14 years...READ MORE
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Honoring Heritage, Embracing Originality: Palestian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will be the keynote speaker at ATFP's Gala October 19 2011
Honoring Heritage, Embracing Originality
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will be the gala keynote speaker.
The gala will feauture a concert of Arab vocal and insturmental music by oud and violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen and Ensemble.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Ritz Carlton
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Purchase tickets for the gala by calling (202) 887-0177 or online:
Tickets $250; this will be a black tie event
ATFP is strictly opposed to all acts of violence against civilians no matter the cause and no matter who the victims or perpetrators may be. The Task Force advocates the development of a Palestinian state that is democratic, pluralistic, non-militarized and neutral in armed conflicts.