Archives - June 2019

13
Jun

PLO, Foreign Ministry condemn Moldova’s decision to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned in two separate statements the decision by Moldova’s premier to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, considering the decision a blatant violation of international law. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said Moldova must be treated as …

11
Jun

Woman among seven Palestinians detained from West Bank

Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians, including a woman, mostly during multiple overnight raids across the West Bank. Media activist in Beit Ummar Mohammad Awad told WAFA that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including a woman, in the town, located to the north of Hebron. Soldiers searched several houses in the town, turning them upside down …

11
Jun

Israeli court jails Lama Khater for 13 months

The Israeli military court of Ofer has sentenced Palestinian writer Lama Khater, 42, to 13 months in jail and fined her 4,000 shekels. Khater, a mother of five kids, also received another 10-month jail term suspended for five years. She was arrested by Israeli soldiers on July 2018, 24 and was exposed to intensive harsh …

11
Jun

Egyptian Mufti condemns settlers’ break-ins at Aqsa Mosque

Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Shawki Allam has strongly denounced the Israeli occupation police for allowing hundreds of Jewish settlers to desecrate the Aqsa Mosque on Sunday. This came in a statement released by Dar al-Ifta in Cairo to comment on the mass break-ins of Jewish settlers at the Aqsa Mosque. Sheikh Allam warned of …

10
Jun

IOF arrested 37 Palestinians during Eid Al-Fitr Holiday

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested 37 Palestinians During the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday, reports said. The arrests, which were carried out during raids on the West Bank and Jerusalem, included three girls. Most of them were in the Jenin governorate, where the number of arrests reached 11, including two girls. At least six citizens from …

10
Jun

Scores of Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in groups under tight police protection. According to local sources, over 330 settlers entered the Mosque through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort. Following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the Israeli police resumed allowing settlers to enter and tour the …

10
Jun

Foreign ministry considering filing complaint against Friedman in ICC

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said today that it was considering to file a complaint in the International Criminal Court against the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, after he said that Israel has the right to annex “some” of the occupied West Bank. The ministry described Friedman’s statement as a reflection of the …

2
Jun

Pro-Palestine Quds Day protests take place in Nigeria, Kenya, SA

Thousands took to the streets in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa on Friday in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation. The protests were part of the worldwide Quds Day protests which take place on the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadaan. In Nigeria, demonstrations took place in …

2
Jun

Israel kills child while on his way to Friday prayer

Israeli occupation forces on Friday morning shot dead a Palestinian child in Hebron while on his way to the Al Aqsa mosque to perform Friday prayer. The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that 16-year-old Abdullah Gheith was shot near Bethlehem with an Israeli bullet, which passed through his heart and lungs. In the same vein, …

2
Jun

Israeli police attack Muslim worshipers at Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Muslim worshipers suffered from their exposure to tear gas and at least five of them were arrested on Sunday morning after Israeli police forces stormed the Aqsa Mosque, brutally assaulted them and allowed hundreds of Jewish settlers to desecrate its courtyards. According to local sources, the police chief in Occupied Jerusalem leading a …

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