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The chairman of the British Campaign for Solidarity with Palestine prevented from entering the occupied Palestinian territories

Hugh Lanning, chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, last night became the first victim of a law passed by the Knesset last week banning those advocating BDS from entering Israel. The law states that visas or residence permits will not be granted to anyone who individually calls for a boycott of the state of Israel, or …


Knesset approves first reading on silencing call to prayer

    The Knesset yesterday approved the first reading of the bill which bans the Muslim call for prayer being transmitted through loudspeakers, the Anadolu Agency reported.     The reading was approved by a vote of 55 in favor and 48 against, in a session during which Arab lawmaker Haneen Zuabi shouted: “Allahu Akbar” …


Meeting in Cairo headed by Palestinian delegation before the start of the Arab League Council

     The Arab foreign ministers holded a consultative meeting on Tuesday, before the launch of works of the 147 session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, in the presence of the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.     During the meeting, they consulted the work agenda of the …


Arab League: consideration of Al-Aqsa as a holy place for the Jews is a serious development

     Arab League stressed that the Israeli decision, which considered Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque, “a holy place for the Jews” a serious development in Israeli policy toward the Islamic holy sites.     The league said in a news release yesterday that the decision to so-called “Magistrate’s Court” of the occupation authorities, reflects …


Palestinian diaspora creates new political entity

     After two days of meetings here, the organisers of the PalestiniansAbroad Conference have established a new political entity to represent Palestiniandiaspora communities and strive for greater Palestinian rights.     Conference leaders said on Sunday that theyaspired to play a bigger role in the struggleagainst Israel’s occupation of Palestinianterritories, alongside the PalestinianLiberation Organisation …


UN Middle East Coordinator arrives in blockaded Gaza to meet with UN officials

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, arrived in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning. Mladenov, accompanied by six delegates, arrived in Gaza via the Israel-controlled Beit Hanun (Erez) border-crossing, a security source told PIC. The UN envoy is expected to meet with Palestinian ministers and UN representatives in …


Israel denies “Human Rights Watch” work permit

     The Israeli occuaption authorities denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said Friday.     In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work permit for Omar Shakir, the Interior Ministry …


Tehran Conference calls for comprehensive support for resistance

    The Sixth Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, which was held in Iran for two days, called in its concluding statement on Wednesday for preserving the Palestinian cause as the highest priority of the Muslim and Arab worlds and for supporting the Palestinian resistance.     The statement called on the Palestinian …


Israeli army rounds up 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

    Israeli forces have arrested 22 Palestinians in overnight raids in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said in a Monday statement.     Arrests were carried out across the territory, according to the statement, with six of the detainees being linked to Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.     The army did …


Occupation’s boats targeting fishing boats in Gaza Sea

Israeli gunboats fired today morning toward fishing boats next to “Al-Waha”‘s area north-west of Gaza City. Witnesses said that the occupation boats opened fire randomly and intermittently at a number of fishing boats in the area, without having reported the occurrence of any injuries. Fishing boats are repeatedly exposed to continuous targeting from Israeli gunboats, …

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