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Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Palestinians break Israel's wall

Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Palestinians break Israel's wall: "Palestinians and foreign activists have torn down segments of Israel's separation wall in a demonstration marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In the town of Qalandiya in the occupied West Bank, a group of masked activists using a lorry pulled down a two-metre cement block before Israeli security forces confronted them with tear gas grenades."

Turkey PM: Israel war crimes worse than Sudan - Haaretz - Israel News

Turkey PM: Israel war crimes worse than Sudan - Haaretz - Israel News: "Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused Israel of committing greater crimes against Palestinians during its war in the Gaza Strip than those for which Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir had been indicted.

Erdogan said he would rather confront Bashir, indicted for orchestrating crimes against humanity in Darfur, than discuss state killings of civilians with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

Slain Nazim honoured his word after renouncing militancy

Slain Nazim honoured his word after renouncing militancy: "PESHAWAR: It was a year back when Nazim of Adezai Union Council Abdul Malik promised in the Badaber Police Station not to support militants against the government, and he honoured his commitment till his death.

Suspected militants attacked a flag march of the Peshawar Police and Frontier Constabulary in Adezai on August 6 last year and the cops launched an operation in the area and arrested Abdul Malik for allegedly supporting the miscreants in carrying out attacks on security forces. It was alleged that the militants had opened fire on the police from the house of the Nazim."

Demolitions Continue in East Jerusalem by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler -- Antiwar.com

Demolitions Continue in East Jerusalem by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler -- Antiwar.com: "'This' is a court-approved demolition notice, 'No. 59.' It’s for a house under imminent threat of being torn down by the Israeli authorities because it does not have the requisite building permit.

The demolition notice is headed: 'To Unknown Addressee.'

'Now they refer to me as ‘Unknown.’ But they know my name very well – they address payment orders for all municipal and other taxes to me by name,' says Moussa Oudeh.

Moussa, father of five, is one of 78 householders in al-Bustan whose homes are slated for demolition. Since the election of a new Israeli mayor exactly a year ago, 10 other houses in al-Bustan have been bulldozed."

The Itch in Joe Lieberman’s Gitmo Finger « Antiwar.com Blog

The Itch in Joe Lieberman’s Gitmo Finger « Antiwar.com Blog: "Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut may be the most destructive politician in the United States. Combining the worst ideas of the right, the left, and the religious, he essentially seeks to punitively tax the world in order to bomb it for the sake of Israel. Despite Lieberman’s “dual” loyalty — in quotes because I suspect he’s truly only loyal to the Jewish State — the voters of Connecticut chose him to represent them in Congress even though his own Democratic Party booted him off their ticket in favor of a pro-peace candidate."

Mass Arrests Reported Around Pakistani Capital -- News from Antiwar.com

Mass Arrests Reported Around Pakistani Capital -- News from Antiwar.com: "Officials say that around 200 “suspicious persons” have been arrested in what is being portrayed as an anti-terror operation designed to root out members of the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who were able to operate in plain sight in Rawalpindi and attack a pair of high profile sites."