Archives - March 2017

25
Mar

UNHRC adopts four anti-occupation resolutions

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted, during its 34th session held on Friday in Geneva, four pro-Palestine and anti-occupation resolutions. The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that the four adopted resolutions are entitled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, The situation of human …

24
Mar

US Senate appoints Friedman as ambassador to “Israel”

David Friedman, a longtime friend and bankruptcy lawyer of US President Donald Trump, was approved by the Senate on Thursday to serve as ambassador to Israel. Two of the chamber’s 52 Republicans did not vote and two of the 48 Democrats voted against their camp to approve Friedman. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on …

24
Mar

Tunisian MP Qusentini calls for combating Israel’s racism

Tunisian lawmaker Sulaf al-Qusentini has called for backing every international effort aimed at combating discrimination against the Palestinian people and curb Israel’s crimes and violations against them. The lawmaker, who is in charge of the political and diplomatic affairs of the Global Campaign to Break the Siege on Gaza, made her remarks on the occasion …

24
Mar

Palestinian MP Anwar Zaboun put behind Israeli prison bars without trial

The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian MP and other detainees to administrative prison-terms, with neither charge nor trial. According to the prisoners media office, the IOA issued a renewable four-month sentence against MP Anwar Zaboun, incarcerated since early March 2017. The IOA further slapped administrative terms against four Palestinian prisoners from …

23
Mar

The arrest of Dahbour raises the number of arrested MPs to 12

The number of deputies of the Legislative Council detained by the occupation authorities raised to 12 deputies, after the arrest of the occupation forces on Wednesday evening MP from Jenin city ”Ibrahim Dahbour” near the town of Rabah, southwest of the city. The Israeli occupation forces arrested two members of the Legislative Council of the …

22
Mar

Jerusalem bodies call the Arab summit for practical decisions to save Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem bodies and institutions called the Arab summit, which will be held on March 29 in Jordan, for practical steps to be taken to change the reality in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in light of ongoing Israeli violations and to provide them with full protection. And demanded the kings and presidents to bear full …

21
Mar

British parliament acquits Baroness Tonge of anti-Semitism

A parliamentary inquiry committee at the British House of Commons has acquitted Baroness Jenny Tonge of anti-Semitism claims made previously by the Israeli embassy and some media outlets in the UK. The Israeli embassy accused Tonge, a member of Britain’s House of Lords, of anti-Semitism following a symposium organized by the Palestinian Return Center (PRC) …

21
Mar

Israeli occupation forces arrest MP Mohammad Ismail Al-tal

Israeli forces stormed Dahariya’s town in the city of Hebron southern of West Bank and arrested a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The sources said that the Israeli occupation forces broke into the house of Hamas MP Mohammed Isma’il al-Tal (49 years), searched his house and confiscated the mobile phone and his personal laptop, …

20
Mar

Bahar condemns US request to extradite Tamimi and hails rejection of Jordan

Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) First Deputy Speaker Ahmad Bahar condemned the US request to extradite the Jordanian ex-detainee journalist Ahlam al-Tamimi in order to be prosecuted on the charge of “terrorism”. In his Friday sermon in al-Kanz Mosque in Gaza, Bahar hailed Jordan for its rejection of the US extradition request. SAFA news agency quoted …

20
Mar

Security Council holds a session next Friday on settlement

     UN Security Council will hold a session next Friday on the Palestinian issue, and on top of that the Israeli settlement of Palestinian land.      It is expected that the Security Council will receive during the session the first report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the implementation of Resolution …

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