Archives - August 2019

7
Aug

Nicaragua to open an embassy in Palestine, says foreign minister

Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said today that Nicaragua has decided to open an embassy in Palestine. He said in a press statement that Nicaragua appointed Mazen Khuffash, a Nicaraguan citizen of Palestinian origin, as its ambassador to Palestine.

5
Aug

Dozens of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli occupation police on Monday morning allowed scores of Jewish settlers to desecrate the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards. More than 75 settlers, including religious students, entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police protection, according to local sources. In July, about 2,500 settlers entered the Mosque in violation of its Islamic …

5
Aug

Ashrawi: UN failure to call out Israeli crimes against Palestinian children is inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, today said Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of …

5
Aug

Euro-Med criticizes Switzerland, the Netherlands for suspending UNRWA funding

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights today criticized Switzerland and the Netherlands’ decision to suspend their support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The decision came after the leaking of a report on corruption in the UN organization. “Those most likely to lose out are hundreds of …

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