Palestine

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel: BY Catherine Rottenberg

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel: BY Catherine Rottenberg

As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward – evidenced by the latest law legalising the state’s expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees to the High Court – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems, perhaps paradoxically, more obsessed than in the past with promoting Israel’s positive image in the international arena. Indeed, the […]

Gaza: ‘100,000 hours of isolation’

Gaza: ‘100,000 hours of isolation’

One in every four Palestinian children in Gaza still needs to receive psychosocial support to overcome the traumatic memories of violence witnessed during Israel’s war on Gaza in 2014, according to a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report, titled Gaza: 100,000 hours of isolation, sheds light on the catastrophic consequences of Israel’s decade-long blockade […]

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

A Palestinian has been shot dead and five others wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said. The person killed on Sunday was identified as 19-year-old Mohammed Abu Khalifa, the sources said. The shooting occurred after an incursion into the camp by Israeli forces sparked clashes […]

At least 25 Palestinians abducted during Israeli raids

At least 25 Palestinians abducted during Israeli raids

At least 25 Palestinians, including a number of minors, have been detained during a series of Israeli raids throughout the occupied territories. A Fatah spokesman said on Wednesday that Talal Dweikat, a former governor of the northern West Bank district of Tulkarm, was seized from his home in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. “The Israeli occupation targets every Palestinian regardless of […]

2016 ‘deadliest year’ for West Bank children in decade

2016 ‘deadliest year’ for West Bank children in decade

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said. The organisation’s chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016 “the deadliest […]

Israel mulls bill to confiscate more Palestinian land: Minister

Israel mulls bill to confiscate more Palestinian land: Minister

The Tel Aviv regime plans to put forward a bill by the end of this month to annex more Palestinian land in the West Bank despite a recent UN resolution against illegal settlement activities in the occupied territories. “Before the end of January, we, together with all the coalition parties, will propose a bill for […]

John Kerry warns Israel over peace deal with Palestinians

John Kerry warns Israel over peace deal with Palestinians

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the prospect of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on a two-state solution is in grave jeopardy. And he insisted UN condemnation of illegal Jewish settlements on occupied land was in line with American values. Israel’s PM said Mr Kerry’s speech was “obsessively focused” on settlements. Earlier, US […]

Netanyahu threatned New Zealand backing UN vote would be declaration of war

Netanyahu threatned New Zealand backing UN vote would be declaration of war

Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told New Zealand’s foreign minister that support for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement-building in the occupied territories would be viewed as a “declaration of war”. According to reports in Israeli media, the Israeli PM called Murray McCully, the foreign minister of New Zealand, before Friday’s resolution, which was co-sponsored by Wellington. […]

Israel’s other army expanding illegal settlements

Israel’s other army expanding illegal settlements

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Abuses of power committed by Israel’s Civilian Security Coordinators (CSCs), civilian guards of the illegal settlements, continue to contribute to settlement expansion into Palestinian-owned land across the occupied West Bank, according to an Israeli rights group. In following the behaviour of the CSC guards over a decade, rights group Yesh […]

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