Archives - April 2019

29
Apr

Children, elderly patients among those denied Israeli permit to get treatment outside Gaza

Out of 2,004 patient applications submitted in March for an Israeli permit to cross Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel for health care outside the besieged Gaza Strip, only 1,293 (661 male; 632 female), or 65% of the total were approved, and 74 patient applications (57 male; 17 female), or 4% of the total, …

29
Apr

Over 50000 minors arrested by Israel since 1967

Head of research in the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Abdel Nasser Farawneh, said that over 50 thousand arrest cases among Palestinian minors were documented since Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, including 16655 cases since the outbreak of the second Intifada in 2000, also known as al-Aqsa Intifada. Farawneh said during the …

29
Apr

Israeli police allow scores of settlers to defile Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards and plateaus under tight police protection. According to local sources, the Israeli occupation police escorted groups of settlers as they were touring the Aqsa Mosque in the morning. On Saturday, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that over 2,230 settlers defiled the Aqsa …

27
Apr

UN: Palestinians facing unprecedented challenges

A new UN report warns that the Palestinian people are facing an array of “unprecedented” financial, humanitarian and political challenges, especially in the West Bank. The report has been issued by the office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) for the upcoming bi-annual meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison …

27
Apr

EU missions in Jerusalem, Ramallah concerned over Israeli demolition of Palestinian property in East Jerusalem

The European Union Representative and EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah noted with grave concern the demolition by Israeli authorities of Palestinian property in the Wadi Yasul area of the Silwan neighbourhood in East Jerusalem on 17 April 2019. “The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah expect Israeli authorities to reconsider the execution of pending …

27
Apr

Boycott campaign calls on Iceland’s Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) called today upon Iceland’s Eurovision entrant Hatari to withdraw from the contest, held in Tel Aviv next month. PACBI, a founding member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement National Committee, said that “the most meaningful expression of solidarity is to …

26
Apr

Palestinian prisoner from Jenin enters 18 years in Israeli jails

Palestinian prisoner Eyad Natheer Ersan, from Jenin’s refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, entered his 18th year in Israeli jails, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Director of PPS, Montaser Samour, said Ersan, who was detained in 2001 and was sentenced to 24 years in jail, entered today 18 years in Israeli jails, where …

26
Apr

Israeli police bar Jerusalemite from entering Aqsa for several days

The Israeli occupation police on Thursday banished a Jerusalemite young man from the Aqsa Mosque for several days. According to Wadi Hilweh Information Center, the Israeli police decided to ban Ameer al-Zaghir from entering the Aqsa Mosque for four days, with no reason. The young man was rounded up on Thursday morning and taken to …

26
Apr

UN experts call on Israel to overturn deportation of Human Rights Watch director

United Nations human rights experts have expressed grave concern at the revocation of the work permit for Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch, urging Israel to reverse a deportation order and to allow him to carry on with his human rights work. “This ruling threatens advocacy, research, and free expression …

25
Apr

Palestinian prisoner in Israel ends month-long hunger strike as four others continue

A Palestinian prisoner in Israel who has been on hunger strike for one month in protest against his unending administrative detention without charge or trial ended it today after he was told that his incarceration would not be renewed past October 23, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), which said that four other prisoners …

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