Palestinian Memory Bank
21 April
IOF troops conduct a wide scale incursion into the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahya killing 13 Palestinians, wounding 50 others and demolishing a number of homes
The IOF winds up Operation Defensive Shield withdrawing from Nablus and parts of Ramallah. The PRCS says at least 216 Palestinians have been killed and 416 wounded to date. The army remains in Bethlehem and in the area of the Muqata’a in Ramallah.
Netanyahu asks the far-right party Moledet, which advocates the ‘transfer’ all Palestinians, including Israeli citizens to Arab countries, to join his coalition.
Palestinian leader Khalil al-Wazir is buried in Yarmuk Refugee Camp, Damascus.
Washington Post reports Israeli cabinet approved assassination of Khalil al-Wazir during April 13 meeting and that the operation was planned by Mossad and the Israeli army, navy and air force.
Operation Misparayim (meaning scissor): British forces suddenly withdraw from Haifa precipitating all-out Haganah dawn offensive against city's Palestinian population. Offensive accompanied by heavy mortar shelling of Palestinian residential quarters.
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Report: Israel stepped up its violations against press freedom in 2012
Report: Israel stepped up its violations against press freedom in 2012
[ 08/01/2013 - 11:00 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- An official Palestinian report said that Israel's press freedom violations in the occupied Palestinian lands escalated during 2012.

The report affirmed that Israel committed last year 177 violations against the freedom of the press, including three attacks that resulted in the death of three journalists.

Israel also used arrests and violence to muzzle the media and suppress freedom of opinion and expression in order to prevent the exposure of its daily crimes to the world public opinion, it added.

The report noted that director of Al-Quds radio station Mohamed Abu Eisha, 24, and the two cameramen from Al-Aqsa satellite channel Mahmoud Komi, 24, and Hossam Salama, 28, were assassinated in aerial attacks on their cars last years in Gaza.

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