West Bank, occupied Palestine: The Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) has called for a march on Saturday, March 8, International Women’s Day, beginning in Qalandiya refugee camp, and marching toward the apartheid barrier wall.
Via Richard Reilly
An Israeli military contractor, whose surveillance technology is used along Israel’s apartheid wall constructed in the Palestinian West Bank, has been chosen by the United States to provide similar services on the southern border with Mexico, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
Elbit Systems announced on Sunday that the US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had awarded its subsidiary a $145 million contract to deploy border surveillance technology in southern Arizona, Reuters reported.
But according to Bloomberg analyst Brian Friel, quoted by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the one-year contract could expand to a broader $1 billion deal if the US Congress passes stringent immigration legislation.
Elbit Systems is set to install watch towers along the border with sensors for spotting, tracking, and classifying data, along with command and control centers.
Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona [by no coincidence, a cheerleader of the neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine] hailed the deal as a “step in the right direction.”
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Israeli Apartheid Week 2014 at Rutgers University campus.
Photos: Rutgers NB Students for Justice in Palestine
Brooklyn, NYC: Human apartheid wall by Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine, March 4, 2014.
Photos by Sarah Aly and Shahana Hanif
Israel is employing “punitive measures” against six Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike, according to a statement published by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), a Geneva-based human rights network.
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, is considering legislation that will allow authorities to force-feed hunger strikers. Noting that the bill was proposed by Israel’s justice ministry and endorsed by various security and intelligence agencies, Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, a human rights group, declared in a July 2013 statement that it is “clearly designed to subdue prisoners.”
Brooklyn, NYC: “We HAD to choose the coldest day to have a bake sale.” #Dedication
Students for Justice in Palestine
Via Sarah Aly
2-27-14: Palestinians in Ramallah hit the streets in anger after Israeli occupation forces assassinated 24-year-old Mutaz Washaha of the PFLP earlier today in Birzeit. Glory to the Martyrs, death to the Occupation!
Via Translators for Palestine
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and its military wing, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, mourns the martyr comrade and the fighter Mutaz Washaha, assassinated today by Israeli occupation forces after invading soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition and a number of shells at his home. Birzeit, West Bank, Occupied Palestine.
Via Translators for Palestine