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16
Jul

Malaysian Parliament to debate Israeli plan to annex Palestinian territories in West Bank

Dewan Rakyat (The Malaysian House of Representatives) has approved the emergency motion to discuss Malaysia’s move over the proposed annexation plan by Israel of the occupied Palestininan territories in the West Bank, including the strategic Jordan Valley. The motion was tabled Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (PH-Ledang), who submitted the notice on July 14. He said …

24
Jun

Scores of Jewish settlers, police forces defile Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces on Wednesday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards and Bab al-Rahma prayer area. According to local sources, scores of settlers entered the Mosque in groups through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard. The settlers also toured the Mosque’s eastern area where some of them …

24
Jun

EU member states, UK, Norway call on Israel to abandon its annexation plan

 Current and incoming European Union Members (Germany, Belgium France, Estonia, Ireland) of the United Nations Security Council, the United Kingdom and Norway today called on Israel to abandon its plans to annex occupied Palestinian territory. “We share the grave concerns expressed by the Secretary General in his latest report on the stated intention of the …

24
Jun

More than 1,000 European lawmakers condemn Israel’s plan to annex West Bank

More than 1,000 European lawmakers condemned Israel’s plan to annex West Bank in a joint letter published on Tuesday night. The parliamentarians representing 25 European countries urged European leaders to prevent the annexation and save the prospects of a two-state solution. They also show strong support for the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s previous …

22
Jun

Issa warns of Israeli plan to turn J’lem into central Jewish city

Hanna Issa, Secretary-General of the Islamic Christian Authority for Patronizing Jerusalem and Holy Sites, has warned of an Israeli plan to convert the occupied city of Jerusalem into a central Jewish city during the coming years. In addition to building more settlement units in different areas of Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation authority persistently carries out …

22
Jun

Borrell: Annexation to have major impacts on EU-Israel ties

There will be “significant consequences” for the European-Israel relationship if Israel extends its sovereignty to parts of the occupied West Bank, European Union (EU) High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell warned, addressing the European Parliament on Thursday. “Annexation would inevitably have significant consequences for the close relationship we currently enjoy with Israel,” Borrell said. …

22
Jun

UN: A 250% increase in Israeli demolition of Palestinian structures in West Bank in 2 weeks

Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the occupied West Bank under the pretext of lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280, which represents a 250 percent increase compared with the weekly average of structures targeted since the beginning of the year, according to United Nations Office for the …

18
Jun

Five new coronavirus cases in West Bank raise total to 705 in Palestine, says Health Minister

Palestine confirmed Thursday morning five new cases of coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the occupied territories to 705. Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said that four coronavirus cases were recorded in the West Bank cities of Hebron, while one was recorded in Nablus. A couple of days ago, Alkaila warned that …

18
Jun

Rights groups call on UN, international community to oppose Israeli annexation plan

In an oral intervention yesterday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and four partner Palestinian human rights organizations called on the United Nations and the international community to vehemently oppose Israel’s looming annexation of large swaths of the occupied Palestinian West …

18
Jun

New Irish government reneges on Occupied Territories Bill

The programme of the newly-formed government of Ireland does not include the Occupied Territories Bill that has been awaiting passage through the lower house of the Irish parliament (Dail). Speaking at a press conference in Dublin earlier today (Monday), the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, claimed the bill ‘wasn’t implementable’. The Control of …

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