Archives - April 2020

21
Apr

Ashrawi: Palestinian leadership will confront Israel’s agenda of annexation

The Palestinian leadership will confront Israel’s agenda of permanent aggression against and annexation of the occupied territories, said Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in reaction to last night’s agreement between the ruling Likud under Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue/White party under Benny Gantz to form the next Israel government. …

21
Apr

MP Attoun: Israel’s violations against prisoners escalated

Palestinian lawmaker Ahmed Attoun, an exile from Occupied Jerusalem, has said that Israel’s aggressive practices and measures against the Palestinian prisoners in its jails have escalated unprecedentedly in recent times. In press remarks, Attoun described the arbitrary laws and measures pursued against the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails as “blatant violations of international law and …

21
Apr

Israeli authorities hold MP Abu Tir in administrative detention

Israeli occupation authorities on Monday decided to hold Palestinian MP Mohammed Abu Tir, 69, in administrative detention for four months one week after he was kidnapped from his home. Abu Tir, a resident of Jerusalem who was expelled to Ramallah in 2010, was arrested on 13 April from his house in Um al-Sharayet neighborhood in …

17
Apr

Jerusalemites in face of Coronavirus Pandemic and Occupation

Al-Quds Committee of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad condemned the Israeli occupation’s practices, as they left the people of Jerusalem to the danger of contracting the coronavirus by preventing the medical staff to fulfill their duties in the occupied city of Jerusalem, raiding homes of Palestinians by settlers, and attacking the Palestinian paramedics. Due …

2
Apr

Americans are calling on the Trump administration to support the Palestinian health sector

Thousands of Americans have signed a petition through the official website of the US Congress to press lawmakers to force the administration of President Donald Trump to support the Palestinian health sector in confronting the novel coronavirus pandemic. Activists supporting the Palestinian cause and Palestinian organizations in the United States have launched a campaign a …

2
Apr

Anti-siege committee calls for int’l action to help Gaza face corona

The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza has said that the deteriorating humanitarian and health situation in the Gaza Strip entails urgent international intervention. In a statement, head of the Committee Zahir Birawi called for urgent international action to end the blockade on Gaza and provide it with medicine and necessary medical supplies, …

2
Apr

Irish Lawmaker Denounces Israeli Siege, Occupation with Coronavirus Pandemic

Irish Sinn Fein Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), Declan Kearney, denounced the ongoing Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and its occupation of the West Bank as the Palestinian Authority battles the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Covid19. “It is an international scandal that the Palestinian people must simultaneously struggle against the unjust Israeli …

1
Apr

Palestinian released from Israeli detention was among those reported today as corona cases

A 19-year-old Palestinian from the Ramallah area and who was released yesterday from Israeli detention after being held for two weeks at Ofer military camp and detention center near Ramallah has tested positive for coronavirus and was included in the 15 corona cases announced today by the Palestinian government. The Prisoners Commission said in a …

1
Apr

Euro-Med slams Israeli attempts to spread corona in Palestinian areas

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has strongly denounced the Israeli occupation forces for continuing to storm Palestinian cities, assaulting the civilian population without taking any preventive measures and completely ignoring the dangers such behavior might cause in light of the spread of coronavirus in Israel. According to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor 207 Israeli incursions …

1
Apr

15 new cases of coronavirus in West Bank raising total in Palestine to 134

Fifteen new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the West Bank today, bringing total in West Bank to 122 and in Palestine in general to 134, according to government spokesman Mohammad Milhem. He said at the daily briefing on the deadly coronavirus pandemic that the 15 cases were of Palestinians who worked at a poultry …