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Report: Israel’s Mossad May Have Turned French Spies into Double Agents during Joint Op in Syria

Israeli intelligence agency Mossad attempted to turn French spies into double agents during a joint operation in Syria, Le Monde newspaper reported, citing a French intelligence report. The report, part-published by the French daily, reveals Mossad’s efforts to develop relationships with French spies between 2010 and 2011, in an effort to achieve its goal of […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to See First-hand Israel’s Persecution of Christians

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will make his first official visit to Israel and Palestine this May. The 12 day tour will see the Archbishop meeting with political and religious leaders while focusing on religious freedoms and challenges facing Christians in the Middle East. The tour will be Welby’s first official visit to the […]

Gaza Authorities Close Border Crossing with Israel Following Murder of Hamas Leader

Palestinian security forces in the Gaza Strip has issued a decision to shut down the Eretz Crossing connecting the costal enclave with Israel and the West Bank, a day after a Hamas freed prisoner was gunned down in Gaza city. Hamas has accused Israel to standing behind the assassination and vowed revenge. Speaking with PIC, […]

UN Approves Draft Resolution on Palestinian Women

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women approved a draft resolution on Saturday regarding the status of Palestinian women, including strengthening economic and social policies to enhance the situation of women in the occupied territory, while strongly condemning Israel’s human rights violations in the Palestinian territory, Maan News Agency reported. The draft resolution, […]

Report Describes Jewish Settlers’ Attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan published the testimonies of Palestinians from Jerusalem who were recently assaulted by Israeli forces, citing an increase in the number of violent assaults against Palestinians there. The testimonies belong to three Jerusalemites: Mousa Khaled Aweiwi, Fadi A’bed and child Malek Siam. The Center […]

Mansour Slams Pro-Israel ‘Bullying’ at the United Nations

Riyad Mansour, Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the United Nations, slammed on Wednesday the “bullying tactics and intimidation” that led to UN withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime” against the Palestinians. Mansour’s comments were released as an Arab delegation met with the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres over the findings and repercussions […]

Hamas Military Commander Assassinated in Gaza, Movement Accuses Israel, Vows Revenge (AUDIO)

Thousands of Palestinians attended on Saturday afternoon the funeral ceremony of the al-Qassam commander Mazen Fuqaha who was assassinated Friday evening. Scores of al-Qassam’s fighters also attended the funeral, which started from Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City and headed to al-Umari Grand Mosque before ending at Sheikh Radwan cemetery. During the funeral ceremony, member […]

US-Israel Talks End without Reaching Agreement on Illegal Settlements

A round of talks between the Trump administration and Israel ended without agreement over limiting Israeli settlement construction on Palestinian land, the White House said Thursday. Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, who recently returned from a visit to the region, led the US delegation in what were described as “intensive discussions” with Israeli Prime […]

Israel Denies Palestinian Education Minister Access to Gaza

Israel denied Palestinian Education Minister Sabri Saidam entry into the besieged Gaza Strip yesterday through the Beit Hanoun crossing, known as Erez in Israel, in northern Gaza, MEMO reported. “Israel has refused to grant Minister Saidam and his delegation permission to enter the Gaza Strip,” Kamal Al-Sharafi, chairman of the board of trustees of Al-Aqsa […]

Under Pressure UK Universities Cancel Richard Falk Event

Two British universities have cancelled events planned for the launch of former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine Richard Falk’s new book. The professor of international law was scheduled to speak today about his new book, “Palestine’s Horizon”, in Middlesex University. But the London based university followed a decision by the University of East London yesterday […]

Israeli Policeman Savagely Attack Palestinian As He Tries to Speak To Him (VIDEO)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff A video published today on social media websites showed an Israeli policeman savagely attacking a Palestinian man in Jerusalem as the later tried to speak to him. The policeman repeatedly attacked the man as well as other people who attempted to stop him. Israeli violations against Palestinians in Jerusalem in particular […]

Report: 500 Palestinians Sentenced to Life in Israeli Jails

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) said on Monday that a Palestinian was sentenced to life in Israeli prison on Sunday, making him the 500th Palestinian to be serving a life sentence in Israeli custody currently. PPCS spokesman Riyad al-Ashqar said “the Israeli military Ofer court had sentenced Muhammad Abd al-Basit Hroub, a 23-year-old […]

PCHR: In ‘Excessive Use of Lethal Force’, Israeli Forces Kill Gaza Teen

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemned in a statement Israel’s killing of a Palestinian teen and wounding another child to the south of the Gaza Strip today. The killing to place near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City. PCHR noted that its investigations emphasized […]

To Honor Intellectual Heroes: Students Organize Reading Chain at Gaza’s Seaport

A group of youths organized a reading chain in the Gaza Seaport on Monday, “honoring intellectual martyrs who have been killed by the Israeli occupation authorities.” Palestinian martyr Bahaa Eliyan from Jerusalem initiated the idea of a reading chain in occupied Jerusalem three years ago. Last year, the Israelis killed Eliyan. “Honoring him alongside with […]

Palestine’s Highest Medal of Honor for Rima Khalaf

The Palestinian Presidential adviser for Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Nabil Shaath, has awarded Palestine’s Highest Medal of Honor to Rima Khalaf, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and has praised her courage in standing up against those who pressured her to withdraw the committee’s report which […]

Israel Confirms Downing of Its Military Drone in Syria

Israel has confirmed that one of its drones “fell” in Syrian territory yesterday and “the circumstances are being examined,” a statement by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said. The announcement was made after media outlets reported downing a drone in the area of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights. Images of the damaged drone were […]

New Israeli Law Allows Rrevocation of Citizenship for Nationals Living Overseas

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Association or Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) issued a statement in response to a newly approved law, which allows Israeli courts “to prevent citizens living outside the country from returning home if the state has a ‘concern’ that their […]

18 Palestinian Mothers in Israeli Jails on Mothers’ Day

Palestinian Prisoner Society revealed on Sunday that the Israeli occupation forces are detaining 19 mothers out of 60 female captives in Israeli Sharon and Damon jails, the PIC reported. In a statement on the occasion of Mother’s Day, the Society pointed out that the Israeli occupation forces “deprive some of the female detainees of the […]

Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador over Airstrikes near Palmyra

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for the airstrikes Israel conducted near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, the ministry confirmed. Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday after news about the strike emerged, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the […]

Israel Threatens to Destroy Syrian Air-defense Systems

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would continue fighting arms smuggling from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Quds Press reported on yesterday. He said: “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation.” The Israeli radio said that Lieberman’s warnings were […]

Israeli Forces Detain 18 Palestinians for Being in WhatsApp Group

Israeli forces have detained 18 Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank for being in a WhatsApp group with a Palestinian who was killed by Israeli forces on Monday after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement on Sunday that the detained were all members of […]

Protesters in Vienna Demonestrate against Israeli Apartheid

Dozens of protesters gathered on Friday at the Human Rights Square in Vienna, to protest Israeli occupation and apartheid in Palestine, PIC reported. “The participants carried the Palestinian flag, performed folklore dances and chanted anti-occupation slogans. They demanded ending the Israeli occupation and halting punitive measures against Palestinians. They also called for the return of […]

To Challenge Israel Ban: Palestinians Inaugurate ‘Tallest Minaret in Jerusalem’

Residents of the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya inaugurated what was described as ‘the highest minaret in Jerusalem’ on Friday, Maan News Agency reported. Activist Omar Atiyeh, who was among a number of locals who supervised the construction of the minaret revealed that “the structure was 73 meters high.” According to Atiyeh, “the concept […]

Last Iraq Veteran Who Fought Israel in 1948 Passes Away

The last Iraqi soldier to have fought against Israel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War that saw the establishment of the State of Israel and the displacement of 700,000 Palestinians from their ancestral homes, passed away peacefully on Friday. Haj Hussein Muhammad Al-Samarrai passed away at the age of 95 surrounded by his children and grandchildren […]

PCHR: 6 Legal Memos on Israeli War Crimes Filed with the ICC

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) confirmed that six legal memorandums have been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. “The ICC was also addressed seven times on the subject by a crew of Palestinian and international lawyers,” PIC quoted PCHR […]

Rights Group: UN Pressured to Withdraw Report Saying Israel ‘Apartheid’ State

The European-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights (EMOHR) said on Friday that the UN had come under pressure to withdraw its report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu reported. The rights group, which is based in Geneva and has many offices across the Middle East, expressed its regret about UN […]

Whether You Stumble, or Stand Up: A Song for Basil Al-Araj

A group of Gaza-based activists has produced an amateur video-clip dedicated to Basil Al-Araj, the 31-year-old Palestinian activist who was ambushed and assassinated by Israeli Occupation Forces two weeks ago. Al-Araj is remembered as a young intellectual involved in cultural activities and resistance against Israeli occupation and apartheid. Basil was known amongst Palestinian activists as an “engaged intellectual,” and […]

Thousands Attend Funeral in al-Walaja for Slain Palestinian Activist Basel al-Araj (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Thousands of  mourners took part in a funeral procession for Basel al-Araj on Friday evening, after the 31-year-old Palestinian activist was killed by Israeli forces nearly two weeks ago. Israel has held al-Araj’s body since March 6 — when Israeli forces ambushed him in a home near Ramallah, in what was branded as an “execution” […]

US Envoy Hands Abbas Nine Demands to Restart Negotiations, Claims DEBKAfile

Israeli intelligence website, DEBKAfile, claimed that it has access to what it called “the US basic preconditions presented to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by the US Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt during a meeting on Tuesday, March 14.” Trump Middle East envoy meets Palestinian leader Abbas https://t.co/9AA8KiyB5N pic.twitter.com/W6BQMc0Jim — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) […]

UN ESCWA Chief Resigns over Report on ‘Apartheid’ Israel

The head of the United Nation’s West Asia commission resigned today after what she described as pressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians. The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it […]

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