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Palestine Pushes Arab League to Block Israeli Bid at UN Security Council

The Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt and permanent envoy to the Cairo-based Arab League Jamal Shubaki said on Sunday that the Arab League Council approved a Palestinian proposal to create a committee aimed at countering Israel’s attempts to be elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Arabic media reported on Sunday. According […]

Israeli Soldiers Storm Jerusalem Neighborhood, Fire Tear Gas at Palestinian Schoolchildren

Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem on Sunday morning and fired tear gas at university students and young schoolchildren at Al-Quds University. Hani Halabiya, a spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees in the town, told Ma’an that several university students as well as schoolchildren that […]

Palestinian Woman Attacked by Hebron Settlers (VIDEO)

A Palestinian woman was moderately injured and hospitalized Saturday evening after Israeli settlers occupying her home in Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank attacked her with stones. Hazem Abu Rajab told Ma’an that Israeli settlers, who forcibly took over parts of the Abu Rajab family home in July and have been living there […]

Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry Slams Israel’s Decision to Close Jerusalem’s Golden Gate

The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs condemned on Sunday the decision of the Israeli public prosecutor to shut down the Golden Gate, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The ministry said Israeli authorities are gradually altering the historical status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque so that “they could absorb any […]

WHO: Israel Delays or Denies Two in Every Five Gaza Patients Access to Healthcare Abroad

Israeli authorities delayed or denied two out of every five patients in the Gaza Strip access to medical care outside of the besieged coastal enclave over the month of July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. During that period, two Palestinians – a five-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man – died while waiting to […]

Israeli Rights Groups Accuse Supreme Court of Backing Racial Segregation

Israeli rights groups Wednesday accused the Israeli Supreme Court of ruling in favor of racial segregation. The Israeli Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a petition filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) demanding the cancellation of an amendment to a […]

3,647 Israeli Settlers Stormed Al-Aqsa in August

Some 3,647 Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in August, Quds Press reported. The number includes some 1,079 settlers who entered the area under Israeli security protection to commemorate what they call “the destruction of the Jewish temples” in early August. Israeli placed tight controls on the entry of Muslims during that period, hindering Palestinian worshipers […]

Teenager Narrates How Israeli Settlers Attempted to Lynch Him

Even though Osama Jamil Daghlas is only 16 years old, this did not prevent a group of 20 grown up Israeli settlers from attempting to lynch him. He survived only after the settlers thought that he was dead and left him alone. Speaking about his nightmarish ordeal from the day before from his hospital bed […]

Israel to Approve Israeli Settlement in Heart of Palestinian Neighborhood in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities are set to discuss issuing building permits for 176 illegal settler housing units in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir on Sunday, which would become the largest Israeli settlement built inside a Palestinian neighborhood, Israeli NGO Peace Now said in a statement on Wednesday. The Local Committee for Planning and Construction […]

Israel’s Sara Netanyahu Faces Possible Indictment for Fraud

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could likely be indicted on charges of fraud and misuse of state funds, Israel’s Justice Ministry said on Friday. The Attorney General is considering prosecuting Mrs. Netanyahu for using state funds amounting to around US$100,000 for personal luxury dining and other purchases, such as catering […]

Israeli Court Sentences 18 Palestinians to Administrative Detention

Israeli authorities sentenced 18 Palestinians to administrative detention — imprisonment without charge or trial– at Israel’s Ofer military court on Thursday. According to a statement released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), all of the prisoners received detention orders for between three to six months, which can be renewed by Israeli authorities after their completion. […]

Former Israeli Ambassador Oversees New Attack on UNRWA

Former Israeli envoy Ron Prosor is directing a fresh attack on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), as Israel continues efforts to undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees. Prosor, who served as Israeli ambassador to the UK and to the United Nations, is now head of the Abba Eban Institute of International Diplomacy […]

Church Leaders Decry Israel’s Attempt to Sabotage Christianity in the Holy Land

In a statement addressed to Christians around the world, church leaders accused Israel of failing to protect Christian rights in the holy land. They also appealed to Christians, as well as the heads of governments, and all people of good will, to support them in their efforts to ensure that no further attempts are made […]

Israel to Destroy Palestinian Village’s Only Water Pipe in Nablus

Israeli forces notified Palestinians living near the village of Duma in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Tuesday that their sole water pipeline servicing the area’s residents was slated for removal, as Israeli authorities have said the pipeline is “illegal.” Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, said that the pipeline is the sole water […]

UNRWA: Eviction of Shamasna Family ‘Appalling’

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) released a statement on Wednesday condemning the eviction of the Shamasna family from their home of 53 years in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Tuesday. Director of UNRWA Scott Anderson, who visited the family on Wednesday, said in the statement […]

PA Releases Journalist, Continues to Hold Activist over Facebook Posts

Palestinian security forces released the director of a Hebron’s Manbar al-Hurriya radio station Ayman Qawasmeh on Wednesday, after he spent three days in detention for criticising the Palestinian Authority (PA). In a Facebook post, Qawasmeh had called for the Palestinian president, prime minister, and Hebron’s governor to resign, over their apparent failure to protect Palestinian […]

France Condemns Israel’s Eviction of Shamasneh Family in Jerusalem

France condemned the eviction carried out on September 5 by Israeli authorities of the Shamasneh family from their home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which is the first eviction in the nieghborhood since 2009. In a statement Tuesday, France called on the Israeli authorities to “abstain from all measures aiming to extend […]

Israel Denies Visas to Humanitarian Workers

Israel has suspended granting work visas to foreign charity workers delivering aid to Palestinians, according to AFP. Humanitarian organizations have noted numerous refusals or delays on the part of the Israeli government for over a year, affecting dozens of aid workers as they try to enter the country. “This situation could escalate into crippled humanitarian […]

Settlers Take over Palestinian Home Hours after They Are Evicted

A Palestinian family was evicted from their home of 53 years in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah early Tuesday morning, culminating a protracted legal battle by which Israeli authorities claim the property belongs to Israeli settlers. The displacement of the Shamasna family marked the first time since 2009 that a Palestinian family […]

President of the Red Cross Arrives in Gaza

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in Gaza on Tuesday, the first leg of a three-day visit to the Palestinian territories and Israel, according to WAFA correspondent. Maurer, who entered Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing, is expected to get a first-hand look at the dismal humanitarian […]

Israel Delays Evacuation of Settlers in Hebron From Palestinian Home

After the state of Israel ordered a group of Israeli settlers to evacuate a Palestinian-owned building in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil), the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered to delay the evacuation based on an appeal submitted by the settlers. According to Israeli media reports, the settlers’ appeal is based on […]

Ex-Netanyahu Aide and Top Officers Arrested in Submarine Probe

Police made a fresh round of arrests early Sunday, detaining a former official from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office and several military officers in connection to the ongoing corruption investigation into a multi-million dollar purchase of naval vessels from Germany. The arrest of the six comes following the police testimony of Miki Ganor, the Israeli […]

Amnesty: PA Arrests Human Rights Activist over Facebook Post

The arrest of a Palestinian human rights defender today who criticized the Palestinian Authorities on Facebook is a shameless attack on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. Issa Amro, a Hebron-based coordinator for Youth Against Settlements and a former field researcher for the Israeli NGO B’Tselem, was detained at around midday local time today by […]

Fatah Demands Action against Israeli Order Expanding Settler Powers in Hebron

The Fatah movement released a statement on Sunday condemning a recent Israeli army decision to expand municipal powers in Hebron (Al-Khalil) to Israeli settlers who live illegally in the city, saying the decision “foreshadows a real disaster” in the southern occupied West Bank city. According to Israeli NGO Peace Now, the Israeli army announced last […]

Eviction Notices Delivered to 6 Palestinian Families in Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli authorities raided the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday and delivered eviction notices to six families in the area, also raiding the home of the Shamasna family, who has recently been fighting eviction from their home of 53 years. According to Israeli law, Jewish Israelis are permitted to claim ownership over […]

Palestinian Circus Performer Released after 20 Months Detention

Israeli forces on Wednesday night released Palestinian circus performer Muhammad Abu Sakha to his home in the Jenin district of the northern West Bank, after serving 20 months in administrative detention, according to Israeli and international media. Abu Sakha, 24, was working as a circus performer and teacher at the Palestinian Circus School in Birzeit […]

Budget Approved for New Illegal Settlement

The Israeli government approved the budget of the illegal Amihai settlement on Sunday, to allow construction for Israel’s first new official settlement to be established in the occupied West Bank in 25 years – in order to house settlers from the Amona outpost, which was by order of the Israeli Supreme Court in February. The […]

Palestinian Shot by Israeli Forces Succumbs to Wounds

A 21-year injured Palestinian succumbed to critical wounds Sunday, which he sustained after being shot by Israeli forces at the entrance of Betlehem refugee camp in early August. Ra’ed al-Salhi, 21, was shot numerous times by Israeli soldiers in the abdomen, kidney, and thigh areas and was left to bleed helplessly on the ground for […]

Jewish Voice for Peace Calls for Boycott of ‘Birthright’ Trips to Israel

US-based organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has launched a campaign targeting Birthright Israel, a non-profit organization that sponsors and sends Jewish young adults on a free ten-day trip to Israel that “aims to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and connection with Israel and its people,” according to the Birthright website. JVP, which openly supports […]

Israel Detains Elderly Palestinian Woman for Allegedly Intending to Carry out Attack

Israeli forces detained a 60-year-old Palestinian woman near the village of Nilin in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Saturday amid unclear circumstances, as Israeli forces suspected that she was intending to carry out a stabbing attack. According to witness testimonies, Israeli soldiers had opened live ammunition on the woman, injuring her, […]

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