Category - Local News

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 …

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 …

12
Jun

Netanyahu to initially annex three settlement blocs in W. Bank

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu had decided to initially annex three illegal settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank and delay the annexation of the Jordan Valley and other Palestinian areas, Israeli officials said on Wednesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Zman Yisrael, the Hebrew sister site of The Times of Israel, …

3
Jun

Scores of Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers on Wednesday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem. Local sources said that Israeli police forces escorted scores of settlers as they toured the Mosque’s courtyards, adding that some of them were seen performing Talmudic rituals. Last Sunday, Jewish settlers resumed their daily provocative break-ins at the Aqsa Mosque after …

3
Jun

Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Gaza; total reaches 635 in Palestine

Five new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total in Palestine to 635, according to Minister of Health Mai Alkaila. Out of the 635 cases, 390 are in the West Bank, 66 in the Gaza Strip and 179 in occupied East Jerusalem. A total of five corona patients have died, including …

22
May

A consolidated European response of around 373 million euro to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

TEAM EUROPE partners discussed today during a meeting with the Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, their combined support to Palestine in overcoming the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This support addresses the vital short-term emergency and humanitarian needs while mitigating the economic and social impact for Palestinian women and men, households, and businesses in the …

21
May

Shtayyeh calls on EU to break Israel’s ‘fait accompli’ by recognizing State of Palestine

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called today upon the European Union to break the fait accompli which Israel has been trying to impose, by recognizing the State of Palestine as in independent country and pressuring Israel not to go ahead with its West Bank annexation plan. Shtayyeh’s statement came during a meeting with consuls, ambassadors and …

21
May

Gaza reports 29 new COVID-19 cases

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip announced on Thursday that 29 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the enclave, raising the total number of cases to 49. Yousef Abu al-Rish, Gaza’s deputy health minister, said in a press conference that 29 infections were reported among citizens who recently returned from Egypt through Rafah …

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