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UNESCO votes today that the Old City of Jerusalem is a Palestinian property

   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is scheduled to vote Tuesday for an Arab-backed Palestinian resolution that affirms a Palestinian claim to the Old City of Jerusalem.    The resolution was presented by Palestine in coordination with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with the support of Arab countries and others. According …


Palestinian mass hunger strike in Israeli jails ongoing for 2nd week

Palestinians held in Israeli jails have been an open ended hunger strike for the second consecutive week to protest mistreatment and push for basic rights. A mass hunger strike has swept Israeli jails since April 17 in response to the mistreatment and violations endured by the Palestinian detainees. The number of hunger strikers has hit …


Palestinian day in the US Congress next Monday

    The Palestinian Labor Day (the third of its kind) will kick off next Monday in the US Congress to urge its members to adopt “more fair and just approaches” to the Palestinian cause. Osama Abu Ershid, one of the activists said in a publication on Facebook.”When we launched this event for the first …


Lebanese President stresses attention and follow-up to prisoners’ strike

   Lebanese President Michel Aoun stressed his country’s support for the Palestinian cause and its priority despite the many repercussions in the region.    During a meeting with a delegation of the Arab Journalists Union, Aoun stressed the importance and follow-up of the prisoners’ strike in Israeli jails against repressive practices and inhumane conditions in …


Despite all marginalizing attempts “the Palestinian issue at the heart of the Security Council’s discussions”

    The Security Council held its periodic open discussion on the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue, under the presidency of the United States for the month of April.    In spite of all attempts to deviate the council’s compass on the Palestinian issue and asking all delegations to focus on other issues, all …


“Madar” statistics: Recent parliamentary mandates of the Knesset embody the rise of the extreme right

A report issued by the Palestinian Center for Israeli Studies (MADAR), published during a seminar in Ramallah, highlighted the escalating state of extremism at the top of the Israeli political pyramid, including the decisions of the ruling establishment and the laws of the Knesset which targets the Palestinian people in various fields. The report, which …


IOA approves 212 new settlement units in O.J

The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) approved Wednesday the construction of 212 new settlement units in Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramat Shlomo settlements illegally built in occupied Jerusalem. Israeli radio said that the approved housing units are a part of a large settlement plan to be implemented during the new US administration era. Last month, the Israeli …


2 Palestinian youths kidnapped by IOF for alleged knife-possession

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) late on Monday evening kidnapped two Palestinian youngsters near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank province of al-Khalil, claiming they were holding knives. Reporting from the scene, journalist Raed Abu Ermeila told the PIC that the IOF stopped two Palestinian young men at Abu al-Rish military checkpoint, set …


Palestinians Abroad Conference to activate its recommendations

Palestinians Abroad Conference Secretariat General will hold meetings on Friday in Beirut in order to activate the conference recommendations. The meetings aim at forming committees and various executive bodies. The Conference Deputy Secretary-General, Hisham Abu Mahfouth, pointed out that the Chairman of the General Assembly of the Conference, Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, and Secretary General, Munir …


Finalization of the 15th “Palestinians in Europe” Conference

The Coordinator of Palestinians in Europe Conference, Amin Abu Rashed, confirmed the finalization of preparations for the 15th Palestinians in Europe Conference, which will be held on April 15 in Rotterdam under the slogan “One hundred years, triumph of people and unbreakable will”. Abu Rashed announced that this year’s conference will see three conferences held …

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