April 3-12

 The Jenin Massacre (2002)

Israel's barbaric assault against the residents of the Jenin refugee camp. In its 10-day rampage, Israeli Occupation Forces kill at least 50 Palestinians and flatted an entire residential neighborhood. Israel has not allowed the U.N. to investigate, and hundreds of camp residents are still unaccounted for.

 The camp that became a slaughterhouse

 Article: Jenin Evidence Speaks for Itself

 Ten-day ordeal in crucible of Jenin

 Amnesty calls for arrest of Israelis for war crimes

 Palestine Monitor: Focus on Jenin

 Documentary film Jenin Jenin's site

 Searching Jenin - a book of testimonies

 This is Jenin - photo gallery

 Latuff cartoon on US veto of UN investigation

April 5

 Palestinian Child Day

Since the start of the Intifada in September 2000, not one Palestinian child has been left untouched by Israel's continued brutal occupation: children too young to walk or speak have been shot dead by Israeli forces, others have seen friends and family members killed or injured, watched as their homes have been destroyed and parents humiliated, been beaten and tortured and thrown into prison without charges or trial. Physically and psychologically, socially and educationally their young lives are systematically being destroyed. Such is the extent of the children's suffering that concepts which are usually key for child rights organisations, such as the right to play, seem like unattainable luxuries. It is impossible to begin discussing these entitlements when Palestinian children are methodically denied even their most basic right: the right to life and personal security. - DCI-Palestine

 Defence for Children International - Palestine Section

 Playgrounds for Palestine

April 9

 Deir Yassin Massacre (1948)

"Members of the underground Jewish terrorist group, the Irgun, led by Menachem Begin, who was to become the Israeli prime minister in 1977, entered the peaceful Arab village of Deir Yassin, massacred 250 men, women, children and the elderly, and stuffed many of the bodies down wells. There were also reports of rapes and mutilations. The Irgun was joined by the Jewish terrorist group, the Stern Gang, led by Yitzhak Shamir, who subsequently succeeded Begin as prime minister of Israel in the early '80s, and also by the Haganah, the militia under the control of David Ben Gurion. The Irgun, the Stern Gang and the Haganah later joined to form the Israeli Defense Forces. Their tactics have not changed." (by William Martin)

 The Deir Yassin Massacre

 The 1948 Massacre At Deir Yassin Revisited

 Deir Yassin Remembered

April 16

 The start of the first Palestinian uprising (1936)

The Arab leadership in the British Mandate of Palestine, led by Haj Amin al-Husseini, declared a general strike to protest Britian's support for the enormous Jewish immigration. The rebellion was also described at "the Great Uprising," and lasted until March 1939.

 Ghassan Kanafani: The 1936-1939 Revolt in Palestine

 Aljazeera: The History of Palestinian Revolts

April 16

 Khalil Alwazir (Abu Jihad) assassinated (1988)

Co-founder of Fateh, and the PLO's second-in-command, Abu Jihad was assassinated in his home by an Israeli squad led by Ehud Barak. Abu Jihad has played an instrumental role in supporting the Intifada of 1987-93.

 Encyclopedia of the Palestinians: Biography of Khalil Al-Wazir

 The political significance of Israel’s assassination policy

 Zionist terrorism directed against individuals (list of assassinations)

 Letter from Palestine representative to the U.N., with NYTimes article on Israeli assassinations

 Israel vows to kill more Palestinian militants

 Photos from Abu Jihad's funeral

April 18

 Qana Massacre (1996)

Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner and allegedly a "dove," orders the bombing of a U.N. civilian shelter in south Lebanon, killing more than 100 civilians and injuring hundreds. The U.N. investigation ruled out the possibility of an error, and Peres unapologetically warned that "such things could happen again" (in hypocritical contrast with a motto that he surely subscribes to - "Never Again").

 Qana: Anatomy of a Tragedy

 Robert Fisk: Massacre in Sanctuary; Eyewitness

 The Qana Massacre

 One More Horrible Israeli Crime (warning: graphic photos)

 Al Mashriq photo gallery (warning: graphic)

 A Tale of Two Massacres

April 21

 Tunis proposes full Arab recognition of Israel (1965)

Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, delivering a speech to Arab leaders at a summit in Jordan, publicly urged them to recognize Israel in return for negotiations in the spirit of UN Resolution 181 (1947) recommending the partition of Palestine, and Resolution 194 (1948) calling for the return of Arab refugees to their homes.

 Israel and the Maghreb at the Height of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1950's to 1970's

 President Ben Ali invites Sharon to visit Tunisia

 Tunisian Opposition Vows to Block Sharon’s Visit

April 22

 Earth Day (international)

The United Nations Earth Day event is the centerpiece of an annual global holiday that continues to bring the greatest unity in achieving the common objective of local and global harmony with nature and neighbors. Festivals on the March Equinox go back to Stonehenge, Persia, the Mayans and early Chinese history. This is nature's day when Light and darkness (day and night) are of equal length worldwide. The simultaneous global event deepens our sense of unity. From Earth Day has come a growing consensus that every individual and institution should act as Earth Trustees, seeking what can be done in ecology, economics and ethics to benefit people and planet. - John McConnell

 Official site of Earth Day

 Earth Day Network