Posts Tagged ‘palestinian’

Israel’s Response To Trump’s Peace Deal: Snuff Out Hopes For A Palestinian State With One Million Settlements In The West Bank

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Up to 77% of Palestinian children abducted by Israel were blindfolded

Military Court Watch (MCW) said on Friday that up to 77 per cent of the Palestinian children abducted by Israeli occupation forces in 2017 were blindfolded. In a report, the NGO pointed out to a UNICEF report issued in 2013, which concluded that “the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military abduction appears […]

UN calls on Israel to stop destroying Palestinian property, respect law

Senior UN official called on Friday for Israeli occupation to stop destroying Palestinian property and respect international law. The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory Robert Piper today condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in the Palestinian community of Jabal al-Baba. […]

Israel to move checkpoint deeper into West Bank, cutting off Palestinian access to spring

Residents in al-Walaja are well versed in Israeli planning law. The small village has been in legal battles against Israel’s separation wall, land confiscation and home demolitions for decades. This week Israeli authorities added another battle to the ongoing lists of obstacles faced by the rural village. On Nov. 12, Israeli forces issued notices to […]

Israel bars Palestinian grandmother from visiting slain father’s grave for 70 years

Salwa Salem-Copty hopes to someday return to live in her family’s village in the north of Israel, but at 70 years old, she thinks it is unlikely. Instead she has one request — she would like to be allowed to visit the grave of her father, who was killed when a bus full of workers […]

Video: French lawmakers walk out to protest anti-Palestinian diatribe

Ali Abunimah Power Suits 15 November 2017 This video shows lawmakers walking out of France’s National Assembly on Wednesday in protest at an anti-Palestinian diatribe by one of their colleagues, Meyer Habib. France reserves a number of parliamentary seats for citizens living overseas, and Habib represents French citizens in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Israel. But […]

Palestinian torture survivors hunt ghosts of their past

Palestinian torture survivors hunt ghosts of their past   Jesse Rubin The Electronic Intifada 14 November 2017 A scene from Raed Andoni’s Ghost Hunting. Somewhere in Ramallah, footsteps echo against the concrete of an empty warehouse basement. Raed Andoni guides a handcuffed and hooded man into a cavernous, gray room, his hand on the man’s […]

Israel ‘legalises’ confiscating private Palestinian land for settlement projects

Israeli Public Prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit announced on Wednesday that confiscating privately-owned Palestinian land for settlements is “legal,” Israeli Ynet News reported. Mandelblit’s decision came less than a year after he announced that he would not defend the Regulation Bill to legalise Israeli government-backed settlements in the occupied West Bank.  He gave his revised opinion following a […]

Can Trump and Saudi Arabia force Palestinian surrender?

Omar Karmi Power Suits 14 November 2017 Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas receives Jared Kushner, US peace process envoy and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, 21 June. Thaer Ganaim APA images Another US presidency, another peace plan. Time has ticked on Donald Trump’s promise to secure the […]

How to be a Palestinian supermom

by HyoJin Park Nabi Saleh, occupied West Bank – Friday is a day of protest in Nabi Saleh. Manal Tamimi has been going to these protests for as long as she can remember. To her, to be a Palestinian parent is to be an activist. It is impossible to separate the two roles. Taking care of […]

Israel confiscates more Palestinian lands to expand illegal settlements

Israeli occupation authorities notified on Tuesday Palestinian farmers that they intend to expropriate land in Tulkarem in occupied West Bank in order to expand illegal Israeli settlement of Avnei Hefetz. The Israeli occupation authorities informed the Palestinian liaison office that Israel intends to use the land in the village of Shofeh in order to open […]

Israel to move Palestinian prisoners to ‘tents’ due to overcrowding

Israeli occupation is to move number of Palestinian prisoners from prison cells to tents, Israeli media revealed, citing bill proposed by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan. According to the Israeli TV Channel 7, the proposal is one of the solutions that the ministry is considering to overturn the implementation of a High […]

First ever bill on Palestinian human rights introduced to U.S. Congress

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced a House bill on Tuesday that seeks to prohibit the U.S. from funding the detention and prosecution of Palestinian children in the Israeli military court system. The legislation is said to be the first time a bill on Palestinian human rights has ever been introduced to Congress. The 11-page bill […]

Israel to demolish 6 Palestinian buildings in Jerusalem

Israeli municipality in Jerusalem plans to demolish six large buildings in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly because they were built without the impossible to obtain planning permits. Hundreds of Palestinians will be evacuated from the buildings in the neighbourhood of Kafr Aqab, in the north of the city, as a result of the demolition, Israel’s Channel 10 said. […]

Israeli violations on Palestinian media freedoms hit record in October

Palestinian media rights group monitored 27 Israeli violations against Palestinian media freedoms in the occupied Palestinian territory during October, a statement said on Thursday. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) said in the statement that the number of violations committed by Israeli forces increased from 22 in September to 27 during October, […]

Israeli settlers attack, wound 3 Palestinian farmers in Nablus

Israeli occupation settlers attacked a number of Palestinian farmers in west Bank city of Nablus, wounding three of them. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that the Israeli occupation settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Yitzhar attacked and assaulted several Palestinian farmers. Daghlas identified the […]

Israeli forces target Palestinian schools, teachers in East Jerusalem and Hebron

Israeli police forces entered Zahwat al-Quds school in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, arresting the principal of the school as well as three teachers in front of students, before closing down the school and instructing parents to find alternative facilities for their children, according to Palestinian official media, Wafa. The events in East Jerusalem came […]

Palestinian Authority accuses israel of supporting terrorists in Syria

Source Press TV – November 6, 2017 Israeli soldiers stand guard near the Syrian border next to the town of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on November 4, 2017, a day after an attack in the Syrian Druze village of Hader. (Photo by AFP) The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of […]

Calls on Rivlin to pardon soldier who murders wounded Palestinian

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman urged on Sunday Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to pardon Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead wounded Palestinian youth in Al-Khalil last year. “We must put an end to the affair that shook Israeli society, and at this time show leniency and mercy to the soldier,” Ynet News reported Lieberman writing in […]

May, Netanyahu celebrate Balfour while Palestinian politicians call for UK to apologize, recognize Palestinian state

As the hundred year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration takes way, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, as well as various other Palestinian politicians are calling on the United Kingdom to not only apologize to the Palestinian people for the “suffering” caused by the declaration, but to also recognize Palestine as a […]

Um Abed: a Palestinian woman who embodies the Balfour legacy

Um Abed’s 55-year-old son, who serves as her caregiver, just had surgery on his foot and couldn’t help her go to the bathroom or change her clothes, so he called me. I knew he needed my help, so I visited their house. (In Palestinian culture, women often are called “Um”—mother—and then the name of their […]

Palestinian prisoner gets '10 minutes' to see dying son

by Zena Tahhan Palestinian political prisoner was given “10 minutes” to visit his terminally ill teenage son, according to his family. The visit between Rajab Tahhan, who is serving a life sentence, and his son, Majd, who suffers from leukaemia, took place on Monday morning at the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem.  Like our page on Facebook Follow […]

Palestinian refugee: 'Britain is responsible for my tragedy'

A Palestinian refugee narrates the story of his suffering caused by the Israeli occupation, which is the result of the British promise to create a national state for Jews in Palestine. The United Kingdom is organising a celebration dinner in London and hosted the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend it to celebrate the […]

Palestinian driver killed near West Bank settlement ‘not terrorist’

Israeli occupation army recognised on Wednesday that the Palestinian driver who was killed by Israeli soldiers near illegal West Bank settlement of Halamish on Tuesday was not terrorist. On Tuesday morning, the Israeli occupation soldiers opened fire at Palestinian car near the illegal settlement of Halamish in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli fire killed […]

Israeli occupation shot dead Palestinian driver, wound his sister

Israeli occupation forces shot dead on Tuesday morning Palestinian driver and wounded his sister while they were driving in a road near illegal settlement of Halamish in occupied West Bank. The Israeli occupation claimed that its soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian car that attempted to carry out a vehicular attack. However, eyewitnesses stressed that […]

NYU staging of Palestinian fighters in ‘The Siege’ marked a breakthrough

On October 12, I came out of the Jenin Freedom Theatre’s premiere of “The Siege” at NYU with a sense of elation and disbelief. A vivid commemoration of violent resistance to occupation had been put forth in an establishment venue (the Skirball Center), and everyone was the better for it. The play had been censored […]

Palestinian fighters killed as Israel destroys Gaza tunnel

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 30 October 2017 A Palestinian man mourns at a hospital morgue after his relative was killed in an Israeli demolition of a Gaza tunnel on 30 October. Yasser Qudih APA images At least seven Palestinian fighters were killed when Israel detonated a tunnel along its boundary with Gaza on […]

Israel to demolish 5 Palestinian residential buildings in Jerusalem

Israeli Jerusalem Municipality is preparing to demolish five Palestinian residential buildings in the town of Kafr Aqab in occupied holy city of Jerusalem, Israeli daily Haaretz revealed on Sunday. Haaretz reported that the Israeli district court in Jerusalem rejected last week an appeal against the demolition from Kafr Aqab’s residents, and permitted Israeli occupation authorities to demolish […]

Israeli occupation prevents Palestinian farmers from picking up olives

Israeli occupation forces prevented on Sunday Palestinian farmers occupied West Bank district of Ramallah from picking up olives from their farms. Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forces stopped the Palestinians from the village of Nilin while they were in their way to pick up olives from their farms behind the racist Israeli Separation […]

UN to consider action against Israel over Palestinian occupation

A UN human rights expert has accused Israel of violating a number of international laws and resolutions while suggesting legal action, including travel bans, against the Middle Eastern state. Tel Aviv countered by saying the UNHRC “has lost all touch with reality.” “Israel’s role as occupier in the Palestinian Territory – […]

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