Archives - May 2019

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May

Israel approves over 700 settlement housing units in Jerusalem

The Israeli Civil Administration has approved the construction of hundreds of new housing units in two illegal Israeli settlement neighborhoods in Jerusalem, on Tuesday. According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the Israeli Civil Administration approved the construction of 706 units, including commercial buildings, in the Giafat Mishfat Israeli neighborhood. Another 235 units were approved to be …

7
May

13 Gazan schools severely damaged in Israeli escalation

Thirteen Palestinian schools in the besieged Gaza Strip were severely damaged in the Israeli escalation across the Strip, which claimed the lives of 27 Palestinians and injured at least 154 others, on Tuesday. The Palestinian Ministry of Education in Gaza said in a statement that the windows and doors of 13 schools were completely damaged, …

7
May

Euro-Med warns of catastrophic living conditions in Gaza

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli aerial and artillery shelling of the Gaza Strip, which claimed the lives of 25 Palestinians. Sarah Pritchett, the spokeswoman of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, said “The Israeli leadership has once again demonstrated its policy of using excessive force against 2 million civilians.” …

7
May

Israeli settlers defile Aqsa Mosque on first day of Ramadan

Scores of extremist Israeli settlers on Monday, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, broke into al-Aqsa Mosque under police guard. The Israeli police forces in the early morning hours opened al-Maghareba Gate and deployed in large numbers in the site in preparation for the break-in. Meanwhile, restrictions were tightened on the Palestinian …

4
May

Israeli forces detain two, including child, near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces today arrested two Palestinians, including a child, after raiding the village of Asira al-Qiblia, south of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Abdul-Jabir Yasin, 15, and Mahmoud Sabri Zibn, 25, were beaten up and detained by Israeli forces during clashes which erupted following a raid of the village …

4
May

Erekat: ‘Deal of the Century’ does not entail win-win

Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, said on Friday that the US-proposed “’Deal of the Century is more about dictations and not a peace agreement that maybe reached through negotiations.’” Erekat held a meeting in Ramallah City, in the central occupied West Bank, and spoke to a high-profile delegation …

4
May

Three Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza

Three Palestinian citizens were killed on Friday in different Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said that Abdullah Abu Mallouh, 33, and Alaa al-Boubali, 29, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a Hamas resistance post. Israeli tanks stationed at the border later heavily opened fire at the …

3
May

Israeli settlers vandalize vehicles, spray death threats near Nablus

Israeli settlers vandalized and spray painted racist, anti-Arab slogans, on the walls and doors of Palestinian-owned home and vehicles, on Friday, in Huwwara town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus. Locals told Ma’an that they were shocked to find that Israeli settlers spray painted racist, anti-Arab slogans and death threats on the …

3
May

UN officials call for immediate halt of demolitions in East Jerusalem

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian Territories Jamie McGoldrick called for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced and others who have lost their livelihoods overnight,” …

3
May

US Congresswoman reintroduces bill to promote Palestinian children’s rights

United States Congresswoman Betty McCollum reintroduced a historic bill to promote the human rights of Palestinian children, who face detention, interrogation, abuse, and violence by Israel through its military court system in the occupied West Bank. According to Defense for Children International, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, …

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