Archives - July 2018

25
Jul

The Portuguese Parliament condemns Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians from Khan Al-Ahmar

The Portuguese Parliament voted in favor of a bill that condemns the Israeli decision to expel Palestinian Bedouins living in village of Khan Al-Ahmar in occupied East Jerusalem. The bill was introduced by the Portuguese Communist Party. The Left Bloc and People, Animals, Nature (PAN) Party voted in favour of the bill while the Christian …

18
Jul

Israel’s Knesset approves “Breaking the Silence Law”

The “Breaking the Silence Law” , initiated by Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett and MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli (Jewish Home) was approved by the Knesset overnight Monday in its second and third readings. The law states that human rights organizations operating against the goals of the Israel’s army and education programs will not be able to enter …

17
Jul

Democrats Claim Trump Secretly Froze All Humanitarian Aid to Palestinians

A group of Democratic members of Congress urged U.S. President Trump on Wednesday to reveal his administration’s full policy on funding humanitarian projects in the Palestinian territories. The lawmakers claimed in their letter that “all U.S. assistance, including lifesaving humanitarian aid, has been frozen since January 2018,” and blamed the administration for a lack of transparency …

17
Jul

Canadian Parliamentarians release report on Palestine trip

A delegation of 18 Canadian parliamentarians, led by MP Marwan Tabbara (Lib. Kitchener South – Hespeler), spent 6 intensive days visiting Israel/Palestine in April 2018. The official report of their trip has just been released and makes for interesting reading. It seems they were quite disturbed by what they saw/heard.  For the first time ever, …

10
Jul

Ashrawi calls on Irish people to reject import of settlement products

PLO Executive Committee Member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi in a recorded video on Tuesday called on the Irish people to reject the importation of any settlement products. “The Irish people have always adopted a position that shows there is genuine not just solidarity but identification with the Palestinian people,” Ashrawi said in the video. “We are calling on …

5
Jul

African Countries Slam Israel at UN Human Rights Council

African countries, on Monday, sent a strong message to the international community at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva that the world must act urgently to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. Speaking at a general debate on Item 7 of the UNHRC agenda (the human rights situation …

3
Jul

MP al-Khudari: Unity best key to thwarting Trump’s anti-Palestine deal

MP Jamal al-Khudari, also head of the popular anti-siege committee, said on Sunday that healing the rift is the only means to thwart the US-sponsored “Deal of the Century”. Khudari said in press statements the Trump-backed deal aims to liquidate the Palestinian cause and end Palestinians’ dream to establish a sovereign state having Jerusalem as …

3
Jul

MP Bahr: Palestinians will never sidestep road taken by their martyrs

The Palestinian people will always follow the footsteps of anti-occupation martyrs to liberate their occupied land, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Ahmed Bahar said. Speaking during a gathering to offer condolences to the family of the slain Palestinian child Yaser Abu Naja in Khan Younis, Bahar said the Great March of …