Category - Local News

20
May

The European Union, Finland, and Italy provide €17 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals

As part of the Team Europe approach, the European Union, Finland, and Italy are making a contribution of €17 million to the Palestinian Authority, supporting the payment of medical referrals to East Jerusalem Hospitals. This contribution is funded by the EU (€13 million) and the Government of Italy (€1 million). The contribution of €3 million …

19
May

BDS Malaysia Condemns Impending Annexation of the West Bank

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Malaysia (BDS Malaysia) condemns in the strongest possible terms plans by Israel to annex large parts of the West bank. Such a move is a blatant violation of international law and several resolutions of the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly. Israel as usual is spitting at the face of …

18
May

Palestine confirms five new coronavirus cases

Palestine confirmed Monday evening five new coronavirus cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the occupied territories to 565. Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced that five Palestinians tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Beit Ula town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and identified them as a two-year toddler, …

14
May

Israeli Soldiers Raid West Bank Town, Clash with Palestinian Residents

Palestinian residents of the northern West Bank town of Yamoun clashed today with Israeli soldiers who raided their town on a search-and-arrest campaign, according to local sources. Israeli troops raided the town and broke into a number of homes in one part of it where they broke doors, ransacked homes and questioned households. Town residents …

12
May

In light of COVID-19 crisis, UN officials call for immediate release of Palestinian child detainees

In light of COVID-19 crisis, UN officials today called for the immediate release of Palestinian children held in Israeli detention centers. In a joint press statement, Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, Genevieve Boutin, UNICEF Special Representative in State of Palestine, and James Heenan, Head of the UN Human Rights Office in …

12
May

Council of Churches appeal to EU for firm stance against Israeli annexation plans

In a joint letter to European Union foreign ministers, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) appealed for a firm and principled stance by the EU against any annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank. “Any such annexation would constitute a grave violation of international …

11
May

For the fourth day in a row, Palestine clear of new coronavirus cases

For the fourth day in a row, no new coronavirus cases were reported in Palestine, today said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila, which today stands at 547, including 355 in the West Bank, 20 in the Gaza Strip and 172 in occupied East Jerusalem She said that 16 patients have recovered raising the total to …

11
May

EU foreign ministers mulling sanctions on Israel in the event of West Bank annexation

The foreign ministers of the European Union are considering the possibility of imposing sanctions on the occupying state of Israel in the event the latter goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank to its sovereignty, a well-informed European source told WAFA. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there has …

3
May

European ambassadors warn Israel against annexing West Bank

The ambassadors of 11 European countries have warned the Israeli regime that its planned annexation of the occupied West Bank is a “clear violation of international law” that would have “grave consequences” for the regime. Envoys from the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, and Finland as well as, notably, …

2
May

Institutions, personages call for ICC probe into Israeli crimes

Over 180 Palestinian, regional and international human rights coalitions, organizations, and personages have called on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to investigate Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in Palestine. In a joint letter to the ICC Prosecutor, those parties expressed their support for the Prosecutor’s findings submitted to …

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