Israel rapped for detaining 5-year-old Palestinian boy http://t.co/K9Skjf755XHuman rights groups have slammed the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after a video made public on the Internet showing Israeli soldiers detaining a 5-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing stones at them.
— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) July 13, 2013
Israeli rights group B'Tselem spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli said Friday that the detention of the 5-year-old was illegal.
The video shows soldiers taking the boy away in a jeep. Later he is seen with his blindfolded father. A military official told press that father and the boy were held for several hours because Palestinian police arrived late to take them. He said the father was blindfolded because they were in a military base.
Furthermore, Michael Mann, the spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, confirmed the release of the young boy and said: “We are concerned about the circumstances which led to this incident. IDF authorities are looking into the incident.”
I really like the word "offline-borns." It sounds so Muggle-like. Rick Falkvinge coined it. http://t.co/hQ69AanhEW
— F T Moore (@FTMoore1) July 13, 2013
"@jenanmoussa: ' The extremists are afraid of books and pens... they are afraid of women, of change, of equality' #Malala says."
— Dan (@Dan_kariuki) July 12, 2013
#MalalaYousafzai is an incredible profile in courage against the mindless savages who tried to murder her. -- http://t.co/D4uXTQ9Yk9 #Malala
— Scott Tibbs (@ConservaTibbs) July 13, 2013
This next message links to a coherent description of recent events in Egypt.
It is not a quick read. Bookmark it for later reading.
Baheyya writes rarely but the level of insight is unmatched.
An anatomy of the coup by one of Egypt's best bloggers. How the deep state returned to power http://t.co/MLChRzG6MmThe overarching goal is to systematically reverse each halting step toward subjecting the state to popular control. As Leon Trotsky wrote long ago, in the aftermath of an uprising state managers will gradually push away the masses from participation in the leadership of the country. Popular depoliticization is the grand strategy.
— Jackson Diehl (@JacksonDiehl) July 13, 2013
The amazing breakthrough that was the mass mobilization of January-February 2011 shook the grip of the ruling caste on the Egyptian state and toppled its chief, Hosni Mubarak. But, alas, it did not smash that grip. The web of top military & police officers and their foreign patrons, the managers of the civil bureaucracy, cultural & media elites, and crony businessmen firmly believe that ruling over Egypt is their birthright, and its state is their possession.
The frightful specter conjured up by January 25 of power-rotation at the top had to be exorcised once and for all, principally by habituating Egyptians into thinking that regular political competition over the state is tantamount to civil war.
I'm not sure where this link was located but here is the original post. Make a note to come back and read it closely.
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— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 13, 2013