Police question Israeli about attack on Arab woman
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
March 3, 2013 - 1:00am

Israeli police say they have questioned a 17-year-old Israeli girl from a West Bank Jewish settlement suspected of participating in a group attack on a Palestinian woman last week at a Jerusalem train station. Jerusalem Police Chief Yossi Parienty told Israeli reporters Sunday that the Palestinian woman told police that Israeli women spit on her, attacked her and ripped off her headscarf. A bystander photographed the incident and the photos were publicized widely in Israeli media.

Israel industrial park, meant to pull in Bedouins, draws skeptics
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Los Angeles Times
by Edmund Sanders - March 1, 2013 - 1:00am

On a patch of agricultural land outside Israel's only officially recognized Bedouin city, workers are laying concrete for what the government says will be a cornerstone of its policy to lure impoverished Arabs from barren Negev desert terrain to approved Israeli towns.

Eight hundred thousand
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gideon Levy - (Opinion) February 28, 2013 - 1:00am

Eight hundred thousand. That is the number of Palestinian residents arrested and imprisoned in Israeli jails since the beginning of the occupation, according to The New York Times. Almost a million people. That estimate could be a bit high; some say it's “only” 600,000. After all, there is no exact number.  But the general picture is clear and chilling: When people say that Israel imprisons the Palestinian people, this is what they mean: the physical, concrete, overcrowded and torturous imprisonment of people in jail.

The spectre of a third intifada traps the PA in Israel's chains
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Dalia Hatuqa - (Opinion) February 27, 2013 - 1:00am


Report: Mob attacks Palestinian woman in Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 27, 2013 - 1:00am

A group of Jewish women attacked a Palestinian woman Monday while she was waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem and beat her severely, Israeli media reported. Hebrew-language Israeli daily Maariv reported that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman passed by the Palestinian woman and punched her all of a sudden. Other women, friends of the assailant, then joined her and together they started to beat the woman forcefully. The victim tried to defend herself, but the number of attackers was big enough to subdue he and continue to beat her.

No light at the end of Gaza’s tunnels
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Arabiya
by Sharif Nashashibi - (Opinion) February 25, 2013 - 1:00am

“The Egypt of today isn’t the Egypt of yesterday ... (We) won’t leave Gaza on its own,” President Mohammed Mursi said in November amid Israel’s bombardment of the Palestinian territory. It is ironic, then, that the Egypt of today has been actively partaking with Israel in the blockade of Gaza, much like it did under dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Morocco offers a paradigm for good ties with Jews
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Adina Friedman - February 22, 2013 - 1:00am

At a ceremony recently marking the end of the restoration of a 17th-century synagogue in Fez’s Old City, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane read a message from King Mohammad VI hailing Morocco’s “spiritual wealth and diversity” and the “values of coexistence, tolerance and harmony between the different components of the nation.”

Arab couple denied medical care
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Noam Dvir - February 21, 2013 - 1:00am

Are residents of Arab neighborhood expected to go without medical care due to their place of residence? Natali Seculife, a medical and emergency services company refused to send a physician for a house-call in Beit Safafa, a resident of Jerusalem's Arab neighborhood said.

Palestinians in Prisons Refuse Meals in a Protest
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - February 19, 2013 - 1:00am

Hundreds of Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails refused meals on Tuesday in solidarity with four hunger-striking detainees, and supporters held protests in the 

Girl hospitalized after acid attack in Nazareth
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ben Hartman - February 19, 2013 - 1:00am

A teenage girl from Nazareth is hospitalized in serious condition after a man threw acid in her face Tuesday morning. Police arrested a 51-year-old man shortly afterwards who reportedly attacked the woman because she refused a marriage proposal either from him or a member of his family. Police said the 15-year-old girl was lying in her bed when she heard a knock at her bedroom window Tuesday morning. When the girl opened the window the man threw acid in her face and then fled the scene, Northern District Police Spokesman Yehuda Maman said Tuesday.

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