Israeli soldiers stand by as settlers attack civilians in West Bank village | +972 Magazine

 

Israeli photographer Haim Schwarczenberg, who has long documented Nabi Saleh’s struggle, told +972 Magazine that a settler pushed him from one of the terraces, causing him to fall from a height of around five feet. He was left bruised, and some of his equipment was damaged. Video shot by self-styled village documentarian Bilal Tamimi shows one settler walking through a group of soldiers to push Schwarczenberg. The soldiers did nothing to stop the him. Later on the soldiers refused to detain or even write down the attacker’s information, he recalled.

Source: Israeli soldiers stand by as settlers attack civilians in West Bank village | +972 Magazine

AfD accused of ′fake news′ over Sweden travel ban post | Germany | DW.COM | 06.03.2017

Germany’s Federal Foreign Office accused the far-right nationalist Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) of peddling fake news when it claimed the department had issued a “serious travel warning” for Sweden.”There is no travel warning for Sweden,” the Foreign Office wrote on its Facebook page. “For one year, (the department) has written in its travel and safety notes for Sweden that there is a terror alert level three – ‘Increased danger’. Prior to this, the terrorism warning was level 4 – ‘High risk.'”It suggested using the headline “The Federal Foreign Office has pointed out a year ago that the Swedish government has lowered the level of terrorism,” saying “we’re sorry, if that sounds less interesting.”

Source: AfD accused of ′fake news′ over Sweden travel ban post | Germany | DW.COM | 06.03.2017

‘We are Nazis to the bitter end’: right-wing group on trial for terror – The Local

To communicate, they used the messaging app KakaoTalk and exchanged hateful slogans like: “We are Nazis until the bitter end”.They even referred to themselves as “terrorists”, while disparaging refugees as Untermenschen (subhumans), “wretched parasites”, “cattle” and “biologically deficient units”. They said such people must be “annihilated”, “slain”, or “hanged at the next lamp post”.

Source: ‘We are Nazis to the bitter end’: right-wing group on trial for terror – The Local

Ben Carson incorrectly suggests African slaves were ‘immigrants’ to US | US news | The Guardian “No words to explain his views or words.” #LoserTrump, #SillyTrump, #DumpsterTrump

Enslaved Africans were, of course, not immigrants, and were transported in the cramped, disease-infested holds of ships while shackled stationary as property of “new world” and European corporations. The enslaved had virtually no knowledge of where they were being taken, and less than 10% of the tens of millions of Africans transported wound up on the shores of the US, with a majority landing in South America and the Caribbean. Carson earned instant and biting ridicule for his remarks, with many online poking fun at the former neurosurgeon.

Source: Ben Carson incorrectly suggests African slaves were ‘immigrants’ to US | US news | The Guardian

WHO | Yellow fever – Brazil

As of 3 March 2017, yellow fever virus transmission continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not deemed to be at risk for yellow fever transmission prior to the revised risk assessment, supported by the scientific and technical advisory group on geographical yellow fever risk mapping (GRYF), and published by WHO in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017, and on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017 and 14 February 2017.

Source: WHO | Yellow fever – Brazil

The Assassination of Basel A’raj

Once… we were cursed with occupation … Today, we are cursed with an arm that is there inside us serving the occupation …

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You probably never heard this name before. I cannot say I haven’t. Last year, somewhere during this time, a group of young men disappeared in the Ramallah area and were found later by the Palestinian security forces, where they were held with them for more than six months without charges. No one knew anything about what happened. People were speculating, and rumors were spread more than details that could make any sense. The group was made of five or six young activists, and it was said that they attempted attack against Israel. Their disappearance was as strange as their arrest that ended finally after a public unrest after their hunger strike.

The rest of the story is not a surprise. The Palestinian security forces release them and weeks later, or months, Israeli troops arrest them one after the other. The only one that was unarrested and became wanted by the…

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IRIN | EXCLUSIVE: Drought leaves 80,000 Sri Lankans in need of “life-saving” food aid

“Over 900,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance,” says the emergency assessment obtained by IRIN and dated 7 March. Of those, about 80,000 people need “urgent life-saving support”.The drought is affecting 23 of the island nation’s 25 districts, across all nine provinces.Already, many families are being forced to “eat less preferred food, limit portion sizes, reduce number of meals per day,” according to the assessment, which was produced by the government’s disaster management and relief authorities in cooperation with UN agencies, including the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization.“Irreversible coping strategies such as taking children out of school and selling of livelihood assets could be further increased as a result of the exhausted nature of food consumption based coping strategies,” the report warns.

Source: IRIN | EXCLUSIVE: Drought leaves 80,000 Sri Lankans in need of “life-saving” food aid