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Tag - West Bank

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

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 …

15
Jun

Luxembourg: EU recognition of Palestine inevitable if Israel ‘steals’ West Bank

Luxembourg has decried Israel’s controversial plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as “stealing”, stressing that such a move would make the EU’s recognition of the state of Palestine “inevitable”. Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told German weekly Der Spiegel that the United Nations Security Council has taken a clear position, and …

22
May

70 Italian MPs ask their Government to condemn the annexation of the West Bank territories

70 Italian Deputies wrote to the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, asking the Italian Government to condemn the annexation of the West Bank territories and the projects of Israel. The letter was signed by deputies from several parties of the ruling majority. The parties are PD (Democratic Party), IV (Italia Viva), LeU (Equal and Free), …

20
May

Biden again calls on Israel to halt West Bank annexation plans

Top Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated Tuesday his opposition to Israel’s intention to annex parts of the West Bank. “I do not support annexation,” the former vice president said in an audio recording obtained by the Jewish Insider. Unilateral move ‘will choke off any hope for peace,’ US presidential candidate says “Israel needs to …

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 …

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 …

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, …

20
Dec

UN: Israel has advanced 22,000 housing units in W. Bank since 2016

The UN Mideast envoy said Wednesday that Israel advanced or approved plans for over 22,000 housing units in West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem in the three years since the Security Council adopted a resolution condemning settlements on lands the Palestinians want for their future state. Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council that in …

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