Archives - June 2017

23
Jun

Israel boycott restrictions thrown out by UK’s High Court

The High Court in London ruled on Thursday that the government acted unlawfully in trying to prevent local councils in the United Kingdom from divesting from firms involved in Israel’s military occupation. The successful legal challenge for the right to boycott was brought by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in March, and was supported by War …

23
Jun

Birawi calls on the British parliament to play an active role in the Palestinian cause

   The head of the Palestinian-European Communication Forum, Zaher Birawi, called on members of the British House of Commons to play an active and balanced role in the Palestinian cause.    This came in a letter sent by Birawi to all the members who succeeded in the last general elections which took place on the …

22
Jun

China: The establishment of a Palestinian state is a key to peace

The People’s Republic of China said it would continue its efforts with various parties to push forward the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli issue fully and fairly as soon as possible and to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East. China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Liu Jiei told a press briefing on Wednesday. …

22
Jun

MP Salameh warns of igniting a religious war because of repeated incursions into the Aqsa

MP Salem Salameh condemned the repeated raids by settlers of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the custody of the occupation police, holding the occupying state the responsibility for these violations targeting the feelings of all Muslims in the month of Ramadan. “The frequent settler incursions of Al-Aqsa Mosque are a violation of the sanctity of the place …

21
Jun

UN envoy: Israeli settlement activity flouting UN resolution

 Israel is flouting a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding a halt to settlement building on occupied Palestinian land, a senior UN envoy said on Tuesday. UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov made the assessment in his second quarterly report to the 15-member Security Council on the implementation of a Dec. 23 resolution adopted with …

21
Jun

Swiss Parliament and the Spanish government reject Israeli attempts to criminalize “BDS”

   The international movement to boycott the Israeli occupation (BDS) said on Monday, “The attempts of the Israeli entity to pass a draft resolution in the Swiss parliament to criminalize the movement’s work, has failed.”   “The Israeli occupation government has failed in its campaign with the support of the European Zionist lobby to ban …

20
Jun

PRC speaks up for prisoners’ cause at UN Human Rights Council

The London-based Palestinian Return Center (PRC) raised the alarm over the Palestinian prisoners’ cause at the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Speaking during a seminar held by PRC, in partnership with the International Campaign to Support Prisoners, international law researcher Amal Nassar, along with Farihan Farah, the mother …

20
Jun

Europeans for Jerusalem warns of Israel’s practices in holy city

Europeans for Jerusalem foundation has warned against Israel’s persistence in its serious practices in Occupied Jerusalem in general and at the Aqsa Mosque in particular. In a statement, Europeans for Jerusalem described the exposure of the holy city in general and the Aqsa Mosque in particular to direct targeting, break-ins, desecration and assaults on worshipers …

20
Jun

MP Shehab holds the occupation full responsibility for the life of MP Tal and calls for the immediate release of him

     MP from the bloc of change and reform Dr. Mohammed Shihab held the occupation full responsibility for the life of the kidnapped MP Mohammed Tal, who was transferred from administrative detention in Ofer Prison to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, The MP suffers from several chronic diseases and needs specialized medical care and the …

19
Jun

Jordan delivers protest memo to Israeli embassy on al-Aqsa incursion

   The Jordanian government condemned on Sunday the incursions conducted into al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards in the morning by large numbers of Israeli security forces and extremist Jews who assaulted worshipers, sprayed them with pepper gas and closed the doors of the grey-domed mosque.    Mohammed al-Momani, the Jordanian government’s spokesman and minister of media affairs, …

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