Northeastern University SJP chapter suspended as members are subjected to police interrogation
On March 7, members of Northeastern University's Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were informed by the school's Center for Student Involvement that their chapter had been suspended for at least a year. In a letter sent to the SJP chapter and provided to me by Max Geller, a second year Northeastern University School of Law student who actively campaigns with SJP, the school's Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Jason Campbell-Foster, offered a litany of charges against the students.
Six Palestinians killed in 24 hours by Israeli forces
Tuesday marked a day of funerals as Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza mourned six killed by Israeli forces within twenty-four hours. Three were killed in the West Bank in separate instances and three were killed in the Gaza Strip from an air strike. Four others were killed Tuesday afternoon in Gaza during a "work accident" while constructing an explosive according to a statement by Hamas, bringing the total casualty count to ten.
Israel drone crashes in Gaza
An unmanned aircraft of the sort Israel uses for surveillance and missile strikes in Gaza crashed in the south of the territory early on Tuesday, sources on both sides said. Members of Hamas' military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, discovered the remains near Khan Younis, witnesses said. Parts of the unmanned aircraft were found 500 meters from the border with Israel.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Ramallah
Israeli military forces killed a Palestinian man near Ramallah late Monday, in the second deadly shooting in a day in the occupied West Bank, reports said. Hebrew-language daily Maariv reported that Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians who threw stones at cars on Route 60, near the illegal settlement outpost of Givat Assaf. The victim was identified as Fadi Sayel Darwish, 18, from Beitin village.
Israel demolishes Palestinian houses in vital Jordan Valley
Mahmoud Mohammed Kaabneh is at a loss. Israeli soldiers arrived with bulldozers last month and demolished his home. With little recourse, financial support or option to rebuild, he and his wife and 10 children are living with relatives for the foreseeable future... Kaabneh and his family are among about 160 Palestinians in the region whose homes were destroyed in the first six weeks of this year by Israeli authorities, who control most of the valley and deemed the structures illegal because they lacked proper permits.
Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at Allenby Bridge crossing
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan on Monday, Israel's army and witnesses said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said "a Palestinian attempted to the seize the weapon of an Israeli soldier at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan. Israeli soldiers opened fire and a hit was identified."
Irish students vote for Israel boycott by landslide
Students at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) have overwhelmingly voted to endorse the Palestinian call for boycotting Israel. Official results of the 6 March vote showed that 1,954 students voted "yes" to a motion "That NUI Galway Students' Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] against the State of Israel." The "no" vote was 1,059.
Gaza man uses remains of Israeli shells to produce works of art
A young man from the Gaza Strip is producing handmade art using the remains of spent Israeli ordnance, in the process seeking to disprove popular misconceptions about Palestinians. Muhammad al-Zumar searches the ruins of Gaza buildings that have been destroyed during Israeli military offensives, collecting the remains of missiles and other spent ammunition to use as raw material for handicrafts which he has assembled into an exhibition in his home.
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