by Hedy Epstein
I never imagined that Israeli security forces would abuse a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, but they held me for five hours and strip-searched and cavity-searched every part of my naked body. The only shame these security officials expressed was to turn their badges around so that their names were invisible.
by Hedy Epstein
Alternative Information Center
For the second time this week, the Palestinian Authority security forces prevented a peaceful demonstration from taking place. Police punched, kicked, and detained participants in the demonstration, as well as at least two journalists, reported a Human Rights Watch research assistant
William A. Cook
when Sharon first went into the coma, what legacy he left to the Jewish state. It is a legacy of calculated carnage both of the people of Palestine and Judaism; it is imaged in his Wall of Fear that physically imprisons the Palestinians on one side and psychologically imprisons the Jews in fear and victimhood, a true legacy of isolationist tribalism as their efforts to control thought symbolizes. Magnify and multiply the abuses this man inflicted in 2005 by the atrocities of the 2006 Lebanon invasion.
“It is a slaughter house,” “even the Gestapo didn’t do this;” I spent many years in Israeli jails, and never experienced some thing like that.” These are some of the comments and observations made by people who have just been released from Palestinian Authority (PA) lockups and detention centers.
700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948. Most of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents are either refugees or their descendants.