Archives - January 2019

31
Jan

Report: Tourism companies contribute to Israeli settlement expansion

Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fueling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International (AI) said on Wednesday. In Amnesty International’s new report entitled “Destination: Occupation,” the organization documents how online booking companies are driving …

31
Jan

IOF detains minister of agriculture at checkpoint east of Ramallah

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening detained Palestinian minister of agriculture Sufyan Sultan at a military checkpoint near Silwad village, east of Ramallah city. Minister Sultan was on route to al-Khalil city when soldiers intercepted his car, pointed their guns at his face and threatened to shoot his car next time. He was …

31
Jan

Report: Tourism companies contribute to Israeli settlement expansion

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fueling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International (AI) said on Wednesday. In Amnesty International’s new report entitled “Destination: Occupation,” the organization documents how online booking …

30
Jan

Erekat: Palestinians need international protection until end of occupation

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, said that the people of Palestine need international protection until the end of the Israeli occupation, in response to Israel’s decision the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH). Erekat said in a statement “We call upon the United Nations to …

29
Jan

Malaysia won’t compromise on Palestine issue: Saddiq

Malaysia will never compromise on the Palestinian issue when it comes to bidding for the right to host world-class sports events, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. “It (the Palestinian cause) is a global issue and the government has made a firm stand on the matter… because Palestinian land is (an …

29
Jan

Arab League condemns Israeli settlers’ attack in Mughayir village

The Cairo-based Arab League strongly condemned the Israeli settlers’ attack against Palestinian civilians in Mughayir village near Ramallah that led to killing a Palestinian civilian. The League’s Assistant Secretary General for the Occupied Palestinian and Arab Lands Said Abu Ali called on international community to “break its silence.” Israeli government’s daily crimes reflect its desire …

27
Jan

UN Mladenov condemns Israeli settler killing of Palestinian father

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, condemned in a tweet the Israeli settlers’ killing of a Palestinian father during an attack on al-Mughayyir village, on Saturday.Mladenov posted in a tweet, “Today’s violence in al-Mughayyir is shocking and unacceptable!” He added, “Israel must put an end to settler violence & bring …

27
Jan

Ashrawi: ‘Israeli government responsible for rise in settler terrorism’

Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi said that the Israeli government and its allies are responsible for rise in settler terrorism, referring to the earlier shooting by Israeli settlers of a Palestinian father in the al-Mughayyir village.Ashrawi condemned on behalf of the PLO “the heinous murder of Hamdi Naasan, 38, and the injury of …

27
Jan

The Palestinian National Council sends letters to parliamentary associations regarding the targeting of UNRWA schools in Jerusalem

The Palestinian National Council (PNC) briefed regional and international parliamentary associations on Israel’s plans to target UNRWA schools operating in occupied East Jerusalem. Salim Zanoun, chairman of the PNC, sent letters to a number of European, Asian, African, Arab, Islamic and international parliamentary associations, explaining the dangers of implementing the recommendations of the Israeli National …

25
Jan

Mahathir: Israel is a criminal country and its people are not welcome

Malaysia has the right not to allow athletes from a “criminal country” like Israel to enter the country, Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamed said. The Malaysian premier told a news conference in Vienna that every country “has a right to accept or refuse entry to people from other nations.” “The Americans are building a high wall …

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