Archives - May 2019

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May

Israel forced 3,000 Palestinians from their Jerusalem homes within 15yrs

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem revealed that Israeli authorities forced around 3,000 Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem between 2004 and 2019. B’Tselem published a report, stating, “The Jerusalem Municipality demolished 830 residential units, and 120 more were demolished by their owners on the municipality’s orders.” B’Tselem stressed, “The municipality deliberately left 2,927 …

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May

Israel bans Palestinian Minister of Women Affairs from travel to Jordan

The Israeli authorities prevented Minister of Women’s Affairs Amal Hamad from travelling to Jordan today to take part in the Euro-Mediterranean conference on Launching the Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence against Women and Girls. Addressing the conference via Skype, Hamad expressed regret for not being able to attend the conference in person because …

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May

Foreign Ministry warns companies against investing in illegal Israeli settlements

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates warned Israeli and international companies against investing in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories saying such investment will be in violation of international law. It said in a statement published today that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has decided to subsidize Israeli investors who …

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May

Israel killed 102 Palestinian journalists since 1972

The Palestinian Journalists Union in the West Bank on Tuesday said that the Israeli occupation forces have killed 102 Palestinian journalists since 1972. Naser Abu Baker, head of the union, said during his speech for a conference on press freedom in Ramallah that 19 journalists have been killed since 2014. During the past four months, …

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May

Israel drastically reduces Gaza’s permitted fishing zone

Israeli authorities backtracked on a recent decision and decided, on Tuesday, to reduce the permitted fishing zone in the besieged Gaza Strip from 15 nautical miles to only six. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an that Israeli authorities reduced the permitted fishing zoen to six nautical miles. Bakr added …

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