Settlers take over Palestinian home in Hebron | The Electronic Intifada

More than 100 Jewish settlers under Israeli military escort took over a Palestinian building in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron earlier this week.After barricading themselves in, the settlers dropped Israeli flags from the building.The building, owned by the Abu Rajab family and located next to the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron’s Old City, has been targeted by settlers for years.The site has been the subject of an ongoing legal battle, with settlers claiming they purchased the building from its Palestinian owners.Violent raidSettlers raided the building on Tuesday and returned the following day, taking over two of its three floors and moving in furniture.Videos show Israeli soldiers dragging Palestinians away from the home, while a crowd of young settlers looks on, singing and dancing to celebrate the eviction of the Abu Rajab family.

Source: Settlers take over Palestinian home in Hebron | The Electronic Intifada

Anthony Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce | Page Six

Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s potty-mouthed new communications director, has been dumped by his beautiful blond wife because of his “naked political ambition,” multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six.Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 and sold to ascend to the White House, has filed for divorce from “The Mooch” after three years of marriage after getting fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.One source told Page Six, “Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce. She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.”

Source: Anthony Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce | Page Six

The Trump Assault on Trans Rights Is the Canary in the Coalmine | Dame Magazine Worse than even depicted here – it is just about perceived political advantage to be anti-women, POC, “foreigners,”LGBTQ,” Muslim… and whatever wingnuts fear or hate next.

The tiniest of silver linings here is that Trump probably expected all conservatives to line up joyfully to support this latest bit of awful. And the social conservatives like creepy Steve Bannon and ghoulish Mike Pence are indeed overjoyed. But when someone as conservative and military-fetishizing as Orrin Hatch (!!) issues a statement that you’re wrong to discriminate against transgender people serving in the military, you’re as far on the wrong side of history as it is possible to be.

Source: The Trump Assault on Trans Rights Is the Canary in the Coalmine | Dame Magazine

Jerusalem celebrates Victory in openning al Aqsa

Nadia Issam Harhash

I Livef all what I know about life in this city . I have never witnessed jerusalem victorious, happy, the walls , the streets, the people … Today Jeruslaem was the bride and every single Jerusalemite was the groom .tens of thousands of men and women from all ages were gathering in celebration in ever corner of the city and inside the aqsa mosque compound . It was magical … Spiritual … With a taste of victory that we never really experienced before . The soldiers were there mad and furious and brutal as always … We were beaten. We actully did not even bother … We were just there and each stone in this city was screaming loud : I am Palestinian … Thanks to every man and woman in this city … No wonder that gate is called lions gate… It is city that breeds lions … I…

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Can Facebook connect the next billion? – IFEX

Global Voices research findings suggest that most of the content offered via Free Basics will not meet the most pressing needs of those who are not online, and that the data and content limitations built into Free Basics are largely artificial and primarily aimed at collecting profitable data from users.

Source: Can Facebook connect the next billion? – IFEX