How to whitewash the killing of two Palestinian teens | +972 Magazine

The Israeli state prosecutor will shortly sign a plea bargain with Border Police officer Ben Deri, who is on trial for killing Palestinian teenager Nadim Nawara in the West Bank town of Beitunia in May 2014. According to the deal, Deri will be charged with causing death by negligence, rather than manslaughter. As such his punishment will likely be symbolic, perhaps even just community service. Under the terms of the plea bargain, the indictment will say that the live bullet which killed Nawara “worked its way” into Deri’s rifle magazine, which was not supposed to have contained any bullet casings.

Source: How to whitewash the killing of two Palestinian teens | +972 Magazine

Hunger strikers lose their eyesight as Israel refuses to free them | The Electronic Intifada

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs reports that Shadid, 19, has almost completely lost his sight and ability to speak and Abu Fara, 29, has completely lost sight in his right eye.The two men have refused all food since 25 September, to protest their indefinite detention without charge or evidence. They were arrested at the beginning of August.

Source: Hunger strikers lose their eyesight as Israel refuses to free them | The Electronic Intifada

‘Rebel’ Saudi Arabia woman who posted photo without head scarf is arrested | World news | The Guardian

After a fierce backlash from ultra-conservative critics online, Shehri took down the picture and deleted her Twitter account. Other Twitter users came out in support, with one comparing her to Rosa Parks.Thousands of Saudis signed a petition in September that demanded the government abolish the guardianship system, which prevents women from engaging in fundamental tasks without the permission of a male relative.

Source: ‘Rebel’ Saudi Arabia woman who posted photo without head scarf is arrested | World news | The Guardian

A Palestinian Writer in Search for Freedom – Fanack Chronicle

“On my blog and in my books I write about my life: what it’s like to be a woman, who is a Muslim, who is living under occupation, while being divorced. These are not so much hardships, except the occupation. But combined, these factors are a hardship as hard as the occupation itself. It’s the patriarchal society I’m living in that makes it a burden to be a divorced Muslim woman.“I want to be liberal. To be free. Freedom is something you choose, from the inside. I don’t wear a headscarf and I have a boyfriend. My life would be perfectly normal somewhere else. But not in Palestine.”Meet Nadia Harhash, a Palestinian writer based in East Jerusalem. Her blog, called “Living in the Shoes of a Woman“, receives widespread attention in her home country, not least because of her coverage of Palestinian politics. Her posts are also published on the websites of Huffington Post English and Arabic.“I was married for 13 years. I’m a normal person. People can get divorced. But in my case, it was like getting divorced from society, from everyone I know and don’t know. I had just hoped that both our lives would become better without each other in it. But suddenly, everyone was involved. A divorce threatens the very structure of our society.“It’s like a mafia culture: it looks good on the surface, but actually my divorce threatened my mother, my sister, my friends. Everyone is having problems in their marriages: people cheat, women get beaten. But instead of supporting me, my female family members and friends started attacking me. I made them reflect on their own lives. I unveiled the truth. My mother was afraid that my sisters would want to divorce their husbands as well, and what would the people say? But I still went ahead with it. In the end, it’s my life.”

Source: A Palestinian Writer in Search for Freedom – Fanack Chronicle

Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 49 ( Dec 5- 11)

If you are not my brand, I can kill you! Criminal, not religious

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Top Headlines 

  • Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral
  • Three days of mourning after the Cathedral attack
  • World governments condemn church bombing in Egypt
  • Bomb blast kills 6 policemen in Giza’s Haram district
  • Militant group Hassm claims responsibility for Giza bombing

 

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 (Photo from today attack on Coptic Cathedral by Tarek Wajeh)

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