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Land theft & destruction / Settlers / Activism|
arrested in Bethlehem demo including PLO Executive Committee member
Israeli forces arrested 15 demonstrators, including Abbas Zaki of the
PLO Executive Committee, during a Bethlehem demonstration to mark Palm
Sunday and protest Israeli restrictions on movement. An AP photographer
and four members of local popular committees were also arrested. About
200 demonstrators set out from the Church of Nativity today on their way
to Jerusalem to mark Palm Sunday, protest Israeli-imposed restrictions
on movement and demand that Israel respects Palestinians’ freedom of
religion. The protesters, who overwhelmed the soldiers at the checkpoint
in their numbers, managed to nonviolently pass through the Bethlehem
checkpoint and enter Jerusalem. They were blocked by a massive police
force shortly after and could not advance further.
Israeli settlers blamed for Hebron-area vandalism
Settlers from the illegal settlement of Ma'on, east of Yatta in the
Hebron district, on Saturday destroyed a metal fence that was installed
by Palestinian residents to protect their land, a local official said.
Al-Hereini, head of the At-Tuwani village council, blamed "relentless"
Israeli settlers, who he said brought down a fence erected by local
residents and damaged dozens of seedlings ready for planting. "The
settlers, supported by Israel's army, are trying to expand the
settlement -- which was built on our land -- on even more of our land,"
Nabi Saleh continues to defy military repression
In recent weeks there has been an escalation of Israeli military
against the weekly demonstration in the village of An Nabi Saleh, which
last week led to 25 injuries, as well as attacks on 12 homes and 3 cars.
Despite this, approximately 100 villagers joined the demonstration
on Friday and attempted to reach their land, much of which has been
stolen by the nearby illegal settlement of Halamish ... Soldiers
illegally fired a number of tear gas canisters directly at the
demonstration, aiming at the head or chest height of most participants.
They also invaded a Palestinian home, and fired down into the central
square of the village, where people were gathered near the mosque.
Medics: Teenager lightly injured in Nablus-area clash
A young Palestinian man was reported injured Saturday afternoon in
clashes south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Medics said Adham
Qadus, 19, was struck in the hand by a rubber-coated bullet when Israeli
forces opened fire in the village of Iraq Burin. He was transferred to a
Nablus hospital with moderate to light injuries, medics
Israel border police beat me for
hours / Amira Hass
26 Mar - A Palestinian who was
imprisoned for a week says members of the Border Police beat and abused
him for hours, then accused
him of attacking one of them. Omar A'laa al-Din, 25, of the West Bank
village Ma'sara, was released from prison two days ago. On Thursday, 10
days after a run-in with the Border Police, bruises are clearly visible
on his back and leg.
He has trouble walking and sitting, and his eyesight has been impaired
from blows to his head, he says.
CPT: Israeli army subjects Palestinian schoolchildren
to verbal abuse
HEBRON, March 28, 2010 (WAFA)- For three consecutive days Palestinian
school children from Maghayir al Abeed and Tuba were subjected to
unprofessional conduct by the Israeli Soldiers. Operation Dove and
Christians Peacemakers Teams (CPT) said in a press release: Israeli army
personnel did not show up at the appropriate time forcing children to
wait in unsafe areas were they have experienced past attacks. When the
army did finally arrive they proceeded to yell at the children. On one
occasion the army failed to complete the escort, resulting in harassment
of the children by settlers.
and more / Mazin Qumsiyeh
(If you can't understand the Arabic in the opening part of
the video, read the description in English and go on to the rest); The
two popular resistance events will be 1) a march from the
Nativity square in Bethlehem to Rachel's tomb area (Sunday at 11:30 AM),
2) land day events in Ush GHrab throughout the site beginning at 10
AM to 2 PM on Tuesday (in Beit Sahour). Land day will be commemorated in
hundreds of cities around the world on March 30th
Palestinian homes under demolition threat
Palestinian officials warn that more than 20,000 Palestinian homes
in Jerusalem al-Quds could soon face demolition
orders from Israeli municipal authorities.
Ahmad Ruweidi, the Palestinian Authority's legal advisor on al-Quds
affairs, said Israeli courts will soon hand demolition orders to
Palestinian homeowners over what Tel Aviv calls violation of
construction rules over the past 10 years and the requirement of
Bus posters replace Al-Aqsa with temple
Two hundred Egged buses were plastered with posters Sunday that call for
the construction of the third temple "quickly and in our time". The
posters carry a drawing of Temple Mount without the mosques situated
there. The posters were made by an extreme right-wing group called Eretz
Israel Shelanu (Our Land of Israel), headed by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo
and Baruch Marzel.
By the Maps: Understanding Israel's increasing grip on Jerusalem
A video briefing explaining Israel's continued and expanding grip
on Jerusalem since the occupation began in 1967.
'NYT' publishes a very helpful map of East Jerusalem
... the Times has a pretty good editorial supporting Obama over
Netanyahu here, and it is accompanied by a
map of East Jerusalem that goes a long way in the direction I want.
I wish the wall weren’t indicated by a faint gray line; this conveys
nothing of the real sense of the wall. Also it would be good to have
photographs of the carving-up of Jerusalem, so you understand what it is
like to look at Gilo from the village of Wallajeh just to the southeast,
how Gilo towers over the village whose land it is gobbling.
Passover Seder, Cup 4: Obama, this year in Jerusalem /
We built this city.
We built this city on freedom. We built this Jerusalem, this faith, this
people, on the idea that God cannot be seen nor touched, that God
cannot be built of stones, nor destroyed in fire, nor claimed by one
people alone, nor translated into the language of maps, nor used as a
weapon to shun other peoples, malign
other faiths, or deny others this city ... We built this
city, and after us, the Christians built
this city, and after them, the Muslims built this city.
But this is what it has taken 3,000 years, and this Seder, to teach us:
All along, it was You who built this city. This is not our city, nor
theirs, nor theirs. It is the city of the One God who is all of ours
TIME: Is it too late to share Jerusalem?
...Jerusalem is just one of a number of difficult "final status" issues
to be negotiated in pursuit of a two-state solution -- others include
to draw the borders; the fate of settlers and of Palestinian refugees
who fled their homes in Israel in 1948 and were barred from returning;
security; and water rights. But the fate of the Holy City is easily the
most emotive, and perhaps also the most intractable point of conflict.
And the very process of trying to restart final-status talks has once
again put Jerusalem at ground zero in the conflict.
Christian pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to mark Palm
Hundreds of Christians from around the world marched from the
of Olives into Jerusalem to mark Palm Sunday, retracing the steps of
Jesus 2,000 years ago ... A few dozen Israeli police stood
by, a small fraction of the forces on duty in recent weeks because of
Palestinian unrest. There were no incidents in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
Violence / Incursions
armor moves into Gaza, digging trenches
Sunday - Israeli forces have crossed into the Gaza Strip
while tensions remain high following Tel Aviv's Friday incursion into
the Hamas-run Palestinian coastal enclave. Israeli soldiers moved
around 500 meters (yards) inside Gaza on Sunday in several armored
vehicles including bulldozers.
Witnesses said the troops were predominantly targeting olive groves and
almond fields in the Abasan al-Jadida area east of Khan Yunis. They dug
large trenches and fired warning shots to keep farmers away, but there
were no reports of casualties.
Video: Israeli troops leave Gaza (Reuters)
- leaving death and destruction behind
Israeli invasion into southeastern Gaza kills 4, injures 8, destroys a
home and ravages farmland
...While the invasion was underway, locals reported several F-16 Israeli
warplanes, Apache helicopters, drones, roughly 20 tanks and 6
bulldozers. During the Israeli invasion, Palestinian ambulances were
unable to reach the injured, delayed and unable to attain coordination
from Israeli authorities to retrieve the injured, although international
law obligates Israel to accord this permission.
Israel minister threatens to reoccupy Gaza
Israel will eventually have to reoccupy Gaza to topple Hamas, a top
Israeli official warned Sunday. Yuval Steinitz, a member of the
right-wing Israeli movement Likud and Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu's finance minister, told Israel Radio that "Israel won't allow
Hamas to arm with long-range missiles," the Israeli daily Haaretz
Israel minister vows to 'liquidate' Gaza Hamas
JERUSALEM (AFP) – A senior
on Sunday warned that Israel
would "liquidate" the Islamist Hamas-run government in Gaza
following deadly weekend clashes that killed two Israeli soldiers.
"Sooner or later we will liquidate the military regime of the
pro-Iranian Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip,"
from the governing rightwing Likud party, told public radio.
Hamas: MK stance reflects criminal intent
Fawzi Barhoum said remarks by Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz
that Israel would eventually have to reoccupy Gaza to topple Hamas
affirmed that "state terrorism" against the Palestinian people would
continue. Israel will commit further war crimes and crimes against
humanity in the coastal enclave, Barhoum added.
will respond to any attack
Israel will retaliate
against any attack on its citizens or soldiers, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said on Sunday, adding that Hamas would be made to be held
accountable for actions.
The prime minister's comments come following the death of two soldiers
in Gaza clashes on Friday, which increased concern in the Israel Defense
Forces that Hamas is trying to alter the situation along the Gaza Strip
border fence, which will result in their targeting of Israeli patrols.
Hamas is reminding the world it exists
The incident in which two Israeli soldiers and one Palestinian
militant were killed in Gaza on Friday, was a painful reminder of the
problem everyone is trying to forget exists: The Gaza Strip. Until
Friday, it was convenient for Israel to ignore the harsh reality in Gaza
and the ticking bomb it has become.
The Palestinian Authority and the United States have been acting as
though the only problem that has thus far threatened the peace process
between the Israelis and the Palestinians is the settlement issue.
Golani soldier gets Jewish burial despite incomplete
Ilan Sviatkovsky, killed in Gaza clashes Friday, planned to complete
controversial IDF conversion program upon returning from service in
Strip. 'Halacha recognizes people who want to be Jewish,' says rabbi
Detention / Deportation
Palm Sunday detainees still in Israeli custody
11 Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, amid
protests over restrictions preventing Christians from performing
religious rites in Jerusalem over Easter ... Among the detained were
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki and Fatah Regional Office
member Marwan Farajeh, who was transferred to an Israeli hospital in a
Magen David Adom ambulance amid clashes. Another detainee was identified
as Ahmad Al-A'za, as well as a resident on horseback who was carrying a
palm branch. Those detained have remained in Israeli custody for over
six hours in an interrogation room at the Gilo checkpoint, while Zaki is
said to have been transferred to the Russian Compound interrogation
center in Jerusalem.
Police say Israeli forces detain 1, assault another
detained a young Palestinian man and assaulted another in
separate incidents across the occupied West Bank on Saturday evening
that left one hospitalized, police reported Sunday. According to
a police report, a teenager was severely beaten at the Qalandiya
checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah. He was identified as
18-year-old Ibahim Shawamra of Ar-Ram, a village on the outskirts of
Israeli forces detain 5 in West Bank overnight
Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian man after raiding the
northern West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday morning ... Israel's army
said five Palestinians were detained overnight including the one from
Nablus, as well as one in At-Taqaba, southwest of Hebron, two from Bir
Nabala, south of Ramallah, and one from Hizma, southeast of
Nativity Church deportee to be buried in Nablus
The body of Abdullah Dawood, a Nativity Church deportee, will be
repatriated with his family on Sunday for burial in Nablus, following
his death in Algeria. Dawood will be buried in the Martyrs Cemetery in
his native Balata refugee camp, following a military ceremony to be
attended by Palestinian Authority officials and members of the military
and intelligence services.
Burning tire, Molotov cocktail flung at vehicle in
A burning tire and a Molotov cocktail
were thrown at a vehicle traveling on the road between the towns of
Yodfat and Avtalion in the lower Galilee. No injuries or damage were
Restriction of movement / Siege
Israel restricts West Bank access ahead of Passover
JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel will restrict access to the occupied West Bank
starting late Sunday ahead of the week-long Jewish Passover holiday, the
military said. Checkpoints will be closed to general traffic, though
medical cases, humanitarian aid, and professionals and students with
permits will be able to cross, it said in a statement. The closures will
be lifted on Tuesday, April 6.
Gaza: 1 crossing partially open
Israeli authorities partially opened Gaza's Kerem Shalom crossing Sunday
for limited deliveries of aid, food, and fuel, Palestinian liaison
official Raed Fattouh said.
Givat Ze'ev petitions court against Route 443
Months after the decision to open Route 443
to Palestinian traffic, the council of the Givat Ze'ev settlement filed a
petition with the High Court of Justice in a motion to stop the
construction of a new roadblock at the Ofer Prison junction.
According to the council members, operating a checkpoint at this
location would enable Palestinians to enter their community unhindered,
and from there even reach Jerusalem, without undergoing any security
checks on the way.
Political developments / Diplomacy
Barak: U.S. ties are 'pillar and cornerstone' of
Barak told reporters at a defense briefing that Israel
was determined to preserve its close alliance with the United States.
"Only we have the exclusive responsibility when it comes to the fate
and security of Israel, and only we can determine the matters pertaining
to the fate of Israel and the Jewish people, but we must never lose
sight of how important these relations are, or the ability to
act in harmony and unity with the United States," Barak said.
PM: Remarks about Obama inappropriate
Netanyahu slams media coverage of
crisis with Washington, says 'these are disagreements among friends,
based on longtime relationship, tradition'
Axelrod: Obama did not snub Netanyahu
White House top advisor says US
president did not give Israeli PM cold shoulder during visit: 'It was a
working meeting among friends; there was no snub intended'. Of decision
to keep talks closed to media, lack of photo-op, says, 'This was not
about formalities. This was not about a ceremonial meeting'
Al Jazeera's Listening Post: Strained US-Israel
27 Mar - This week on the Listening Post - an
ill-timed announcement of new
settlements in East Jerusalem throws US-Israeli relations into a
tailspin and the news coverage follows.
Arabs rule out peace talks unless Israel halts
SIRTE, Libya (AFP) – Arab leaders on Sunday ruled out renewed
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
unless Israel halts all new settlement building and urged
US President Barack Obama to
keep up his opposition.
Syria to Palestinians: Quit Mideast peace talks,
Syria and Libya teamed up Sunday to pressure Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas to quit peace talks with Israel and return to violence,
delegates to an Arab leadership summit said.
In the wake of that call, Arab leaders gathered at their summit Sirte,
Libya on Sunday failed to reach a consensus on whether the Palestinians
should resume stalled talks with Israel.
Sha'ath: Gaddaffi's behavior insulting
Member of Fatah's Central Committee Nabil Sha'ath said Sunday that the
Palestinian delegation at the Arab League summit is indignant over
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi's treatment of President Mahmoud Abbas.
Jazeera video: Palestinians kickstart Gaza economy
Jacky Rowland reports from Gaza, Palestinians are not counting on the
international community or Israel when it comes to rebuilding their
Hope and a telescope enthrall Gaza stargazers
A Palestinian astrophysicist returns home with a new mission - teaching
kids to look up from their blockaded surroundings and into the vastness
of the universe -- Suleiman Baraka's journey could be measured in
light-years: The eldest of 14 children of a butcher, he rose from humble
beginnings in violence-wracked Gaza to become an astrophysicist,
space-weather expert and researcher for NASA, the U.S. space agency.
Sleepless in Gaza - Episode 27
Day 27: Ashira joins Diana at her old workplace, the 1st private TV
station Filistine Al Ghad (Palestine of Tomorrow) that hasnt gone on the
air due to Israel not releasing their transmission gear for 7 months!
Watch the news presenters train! In Gaza the Islamic Jihad Movement
yesterday killed two Israeli soldiers and today Nagham covers their
parade; a message to the Arab Summit in Libya. See the masked armed
militants stand before empty coffins labeled with the names of
Palestinians killed during the siege. Nagham talks to the Jihad leader
and the militants!
conducts first in series of tests of country's missile-defense systems
The Israel Air Force conducted a first test late last week of all
air defense systems connected to the country's missile defense. The test
was completed to examine how the various systems would
behave if a barrage of missiles were launched against Israel from a
variety of distances - from the Gaza Strip to Iran.
Ethiopians: Let us celebrate Passover with our
Dozens of immigrants protest
government's refusal to let their family members make
aliyah. Protestors display mock Seder table with maror bowls to
Analysis / Opinion
Nits breed lice / Nurit Peled-Elhanan
In memory of four Palestinian children killed this week -- Here in
Israel our treatment of Palestinian children has long been guided by the
adage “nits breed lice.” Some say it openly, others share that view in
silence. Not a month passes in which several Palestinian children are
not killed under unclear pretexts that no one understands, until a
Swedish journalist tried to guess, and all the big guns were deployed to
silence him. For the most part, the Occupation authorities manage to
fake the ages of the little victims and to attribute criminal or
subversive intentions to them, and when none of that works they excuse
themselves like ping-pong players by saying “oops, sorry.”
In West Bank Palestinian childhood is cut short --
it's the law / Carol Sanders
In the West Bank, there is a two-tiered system of justice, including for
minors. For settler children, justice is administered according to
Israeli domestic law, with all the due process protections that affords.
They cannot be charged as adults until they reach 18, in accordance
with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which
Israel is a signatory. For Palestinian children, military law applies,
and that pretty much means due process, and the tenderness of their
years, is irrelevant. Their childhood itself is cut short, both by the
circumstances of the Occupation and the letter of military law. Until
recently, they could be charged as adults as young as 12 years of age. A
recent military order “reformed” that anomaly by setting their age of
majority at 16 –still two years earlier than their settler counterparts,
and two years younger than required by the Convention on the Rights of
the Child. But the reality is that children as
young as 12 continue to be arrested and imprisoned in adult military
jails. In the majority of cases the soldiers who arrest them say that
the children were throwing stones, which carries a maximum sentence of
Why AIPAC feels 'like sh*t' / Ira Chernus
just ran across a couple of noteworthy quotes from members of AIPAC --
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful
organization in the much-dreaded "Israel lobby" -- which began
its annual meeting in Washington on Monday: "We were never exposed to
anti-semitism, but we heard about anti-Israel campaigns in colleges, and
next year we are going to college, and we want to have the tools to
deal with that," said a high
school senior, one of some 1300 students and youth at the meeting,
according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
Note how effortlessly this kid moves from "anti-semitism" to
"anti-Israel." That's how AIPAC has always recruited youth
and Gaza are waiting / Amira Hass
Satisfaction - that's what Israeli faces radiate, at least as
observed by people who just came out of Ramallah or Gaza and watch
Jerusalem's busy Ben-Yehuda Street, the Ramat Aviv Mall or Ben-Gurion
International Airport. To the Israelis, nothing exists beyond the
moment. It's just like the smugness exhibited by Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu on his private playing field, the AIPAC conference. Have our
diplomats been expelled? Is the American administration angry? We'll bow
our heads for a
moment, the storm will pass, and we'll be accepted into the honorable
club of the OECD. The main thing is that Israel's obstinate policy of
separation has succeeded and that two adversarial Palestinian entities
has been created.
Israel adopts ever more cynical positions vis-à-vis world opinion to
continue settlement expansion, writes Stephen Lendman (discussion
of settlement expansion, National Priority Areas, National Heritage
Israel should thank Obama for acting like a friend /
...After a regrettable one-year delay and despite constant doubts
and question marks, there now seems to be a chance that the 44th
president of the United States will prevail where all his predecessors
failed. There's a chance Obama will pull Israel out of the crisis it
created and work to achieve a better future, a future where it
will claim what's its own, but only what's really its own.
Israel's security / Zvi Bar'el
...We're not talking about yet another clumsy Israeli foreign
minister whom no one wants to meet, or irksome building permits.
Netanyahu poses a threat to Israeli security because he tips the balance
of U.S.-Israeli relations, which are essential for our survival.
And not only these relations. If Washington gives Israel the cold
shoulder, it will be showing the way for other important countries, from
Britain to Egypt and Brazil to Turkey, to do the same. Israel is no
longer an exotic citron, but has been exposed as just another lemon.
Israel glorifies its own murderers / Christopher
The Palestinian Authority canceled a ceremony for Dalal Mughrabi, yet in
2006, Israelis honored the terrorists who killed 92 people in the 1948
King David Hotel bombing.
The ugly face of the Zionist jihad: the halachic
guide for the killing of gentiles / Anait Brutian
Yitzhak Shapira, the fanatical Zionist rabbi who heads the Old Yosef
Chai Yeshiva in the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, near Nablus and rabbi
Yossi Elitzur have penned a new book: Torah HaMelech (The King's Torah)
that has become the subject of the news in Eretz Yisrael (Hebrew for
Land of Israel). According to Roee Sharon, the book contains no less
than "230 pages on the laws concerning the killing of non-Jews, a kind
of guide for anyone who ponders the question of if and when it is
permissible to take the life of a non-Jew" (see the original Hebrew
article by Roee Sharon in Maariv, November 9, 2009).
A translation of the Maariv article can be read at Coteret News).
Iraq, other Mideast
Saturday: 11 Iraqis killed, 19 wounded
least 11 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the
latest attacks. Although final election results were released yesterday,
political wrangling continued today. Former Prime Minister Ayad
out to his rivals in an attempt to quickly form a new government.
party reached a 163-seat majority, they will have to wrangle out the new
structure via compromise. If Allawi is unable to do this, Prime Minister
al-Maliki will have a chance to return as prime minister despite
second in national elections. Both parties will have to deal with
increasing political power for Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s group as
The Kurdish coalition will also have a say
in forming the new government.
Maliki's forces detain, investigate winning Sunni
BAGHDAD , Iraq - At least four Sunni Muslim
candidates who appear to have won parliamentary seats on the winning
ticket of secular leader Ayad Allawi have become targets
of investigation by security forces reporting to the narrowly defeated
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri
al Maliki , according to interviews Saturday with relatives, Iraqi security
the U.S. military.
A Baghdad street is jammed with memories
Ahmed, a Sunni, lives on Kifa Street, remembering better times. The
roadway had to be divided to keep warring Sunnis and Shiites apart. Old
friends mingle again, but Iraq's recent election creates new worries.
Report: Lebanese Druze leader to visit Damascus
of the Druze people in Lebanon, Walid Jumblatt, will visit Damascus
next week according to the Lebanese newspaper Addiyar. He is scheduled
to go alone. If the visit does indeed take place, it may mean
reconciliation between Jumblatt and Syrian President Bashar Assad in
their long-standing feud, for which the former apologized recently on
Report: Egypt, Saudi Arabia reject Iranian dialogue
Al-Hayat newspaper reports Arab League
secretary-general proposes holding talks with Tehran, however
suggestion rejected by prominent Arab leaders who also express
dissatisfaction with Iraqi president's visit in Iran
Al Jazeera video: Riz Khan: War and peace in Quran
We examine what role the Bible and the Quran
played in inciting violence through the ages.
A healing visit to Los Angeles for a boy from Gaza
who lost his foot to Israeli shelling in 2006, gets surgery in Los
Angeles and TLC from a group of Southland residents -- Abdullah
Alathamna was 7 years old when Israeli shells crashed into his
family's home in the Gaza Strip, jolting him from sleep. In the blitz of
explosions, Abdullah lost his mother, two sisters and his right foot.
Palestinian culture course kicks off program at Elms
College in Chicopee [Massachusetts] will kick off its spring-summer Lifelong
Learning Series for adults this April with a non-credit course on
Palestinian culture. The course will be presented by visiting scholar
Ghada Issa, who is teaching at Elms for two semesters through the
Fulbright Scholar Program.
Zionist Organization of America: Obama's stance 'an
insult' to all Jews
The Zionist Organization of America
has called U.S. President Barack Obama's stance on Israel "an insult" to
all Jews, in a statement released on Friday. "We consider Obama?s
actions an affront and an insult to all Jews in
America and throughout all the world," the statement said.
The ZOA also suggested that Obama's behavior is biased against Israel.
UK police asks Internet cafes to monitor customers
LONDON (AP) -- Internet cafe users in the British capital may want to
watch what they download. Scotland Yard is advising administrators of
public Web spaces to periodically poke through their customers' files
and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
Official: Germany-US talk about Guantanamo inmates
BERLIN (AP) - An official says Germany has reopened discussions with the
United States about the possibility of taking in selected inmates to be
released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center ... German weekly Der
Spiegel reported that a delegation from Berlin recently visited
Guantanamo to meet with several inmates, including a Palestinian, a
Jordanian and a Syrian.
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