The News From Israel

Nakba Day At Tel Aviv University

Orly Halpern rounds up the news from Israel.

"All those verbal and legal gymnastics of the right-wing won’t change reality: the term occupation does not relate to land alone, but also to the people living on it, who are held by us like prisoners."--Commentator Noam Sheizaf writes in Maariv and in English at +972Mag.

  • Female student injured by settler vehicle in Hebron - Alaa Diab Hasan received serious leg injuries after being knocked down by a settler riding a motorcycle near Beit Ummar. A crowd of people prevented the motorcyclist from leaving the area but Israeli forces who arrived at the scene let him go, locals said. (Maan)
  • Tel Aviv University slammed over Nakba Day seminar - University's plan to host seminar on Arab commemoration of "catastrophe" of Israel's inception vexes social media users. National Democratic Assembly Chairman Jamal Zahalka to face Ethics Committee for saying "Zionism has no future in the Middle East." (Israel Hayom)
  • Israeli border policeman convicted of robbing Palestinian store in West Bank - Saeed Malashe is accused of swiping chewing gum, cola and cigarettes from a convenience store, holding up his weapon and intimidating the checkout clerk so he could leave without paying. (Haaretz+)
  • Israel demolishes shelters near Hebron - Israeli bulldozers on Tuesday demolished shelters and a water well in the al-Duryat area east of Yatta, saying the area was a closed military zone. Separately, in the Jericho area, Israeli forces told eight families in Ein al-Hilweh to demolish their homes. (Maan)
  • Settlers set fire to olive trees near Hebron - A number of settlers set fire to 10 olive trees east of Yatta near Maon settlement. Settlers showered farmers with stones while planting and insulted them. (Maan)
  • Israeli forces uproot 300 olive, almond trees in Hebron - Agricultural committee coordinator in Hebron Murad al-Jabarin told Ma'an that Israeli forces destroyed the trees in al-Rahwa village south of Hebron. The village is constantly targeted by Israeli forces, he added. (Maan)
  • Turkey continues to act in NATO against Israel - After the apology, Jerusalem believed that Ankara would drop its opposition to Israel cooperating in a forum that holds dialogue between Mediterranean countries and NATO. But Turkey made a new veto against Israeli participation. (Maariv, p. 14/NRG Hebrew)
  • Amos Gilad: Turkey against a nuclear Iran - Head of Defense Ministry’s diplomatic security bureau says reconciliation with Erodogan important; reveals that ‘additional crises’ were avoided. (Ynet)

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