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Jewish Soldiers and Civilians Looted Arab Neighbors' Property en Masse in '48. The Authorities Turned a Blind Eye (Haaretz)

Ofer Aderet interviews historian Adam Raz, who has recently complete the first-ever comprehensive study revealing the extent to which Arab property was looted in 1948, The Looting of Arab Property in the War of Independence

"Raz pored over 30 archives around the country, perused newspapers of that era and examined all extant literature on the subject. The result is shattering."

"There was chinaware with gold embellishments, and we would spread a sheet on the table and place chinaware and gold on it, and when the food was finished, everything was taken together to the basement. In another place, we found a storeroom with 10,000 boxes of caviar, that’s what they counted... There was a feeling on one hand of shame at the behavior, and on the other hand a feeling of lawlessness..."

– Dov Doron, in testimony about looting in Jerusalem
Palestinian killed by Israeli military gunfire east of Tulkarem (WAFA)

"TULKAREM, Monday, October 5, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday night shot and killed a Palestinian youth at Ennab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm city."

"Witnesses confirmed that they saw the young man lying on the ground bleeding to death after sustaining critical wounds from Israeli military gunfire near the checkpoint."

"Meanwhile, Israeli media sources claimed that the man was killed purportedly for hurling Molotov cocktails at Israeli force, near the nearby colonial settlement of Einav."

"Though Israeli military has claimed that Palestinians were allegedly attempting to carry out attacks, in a majority of instances when Palestinians were killed human rights groups have disputed Israel’s version of events, arguing that many alleged attackers could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner."

Murtaza Hussain writes "Speaking nervously by phone, A.H. told me she had been peripherally involved in pro-Palestinian activism, including commenting online and attending protests. Her relatively low-level involvement in the cause had still gotten her listed on Canary Mission, a site maintained by anonymous pro-Israel activists to track activists, scholars, and students supportive of Palestinian nationalism."

"Canary Mission is difficult to describe as anything other than a blacklist. As with Farah and others, A.H.’s profile on the site became the most prominent online trace of her life. It had taken a toll not just on her career but on her personal life and mental health."

"Unlike the version of “cancel culture” presently being debated by U.S. intellectuals, the version supported by Canary Mission is more dangerous for influencing government actions."

Saudi former intelligence chief slams Palestinian leadership's criticism of UAE-Israel deal (Reuters)

"Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief and ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, slammed the Palestinian leadership for criticizing the decision of some Gulf states to normalise ties with Israel."

"In an interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television aired on Monday, the prince labelled the Palestinian authorities’ criticism a “transgression” and “reprehensible discourse”."

“The Palestinian cause is a just cause but its advocates are failures, and the Israeli cause is unjust but its advocates have proven to be successful. That sums up the events of the last 70 or 75 years,” he said in the first of a three-part airing of the interview.


Friday 9th October we are live with rock legend Roger Waters!

Roger Waters is one of the most important musicians of our time. A founding member of legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd, he has also had a prolific solo career since leaving the band in 1985.

Join us Friday October 9th, same time, 4pm UK // 6pm Palestine // 11am EDT. Host Mark Seddon speaks live to Roger Waters taking centre stage and answering your questions. Learn more about Roger's voyage of discovery on Palestine and hear his thoughts on the most important issues of our time. Register on Eventbrite.
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