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Israel Actively Pushing Palestinians to Leave Gaza Strip

Israel is actively pushing Palestinians to leave the Gaza Strip, asking a number of European and Middle Eastern countries to absorb them and offering to arrange their flights if they agree to emigrate. The policy was disclosed by a senior official accompanying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a diplomatic visit to Ukraine this week. The unnamed …


Three children among four killed in Gaza Return March

Thousands of Palestinians on Saturday marched along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return. The Ministry of Health announced that four protesters were killed by Israeli gunfire, and 316 were injured, including 86 children, 29 women, 3 medics, and 6 journalists. The martyrs were …


UNHRC adopts report condemning Israel’s use of lethal force in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a report condemning Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and excessive force” against civilian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip. The report was released by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry that was formed after more than 60 Palestinians were killed during a single day of …


Moroccan group calls for rallies in support of Aqsa, J’lem and Gaza

The Moroccan Commission for Advocating the Nation’s Causes has called on the Arab peoples to take to the streets in support of the Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. In a press release, the Commission also called on the Arab governments and the international community to assume their responsibilities …


Over 500 Palestinians detained in January, including 89 children

Israel detained 509 Palestinians in January from occupied Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including 89 children and eight women, according to Palestinian prisoners rights groups. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, and Addameer said in a joint statement that the Israeli authorities detained 102 Palestinians from …


UN: Crisis in Gaza reaches unprecedented level

The United Nations (UN) on Thursday warned that the Gaza Strip is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. This was voiced during a press conference held by the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric at the UN headquarters in New York. Dujarric said, “According to our latest humanitarian report, the Gaza Strip continues to face …


PRC Briefs more than 600 British MPs and HRC Member States on Israel’s Violations Against the Return March in Gaza

The Palestinian Return Centre started a large-scale correspondence campaign to expose to the British and international political community the Israeli human rights violations against the great march of return demonstrators. PRC sent letters to 42 member-states of the Human Rights Council, as well as to more than 600 British MPs, to explain the crimes committed …


European Parliament calls for “immediate” lifting of blockade on Gaza Strip

In a resolution adopted by a large majority, MEPs called on the Israeli occupation authorities to immediately and unconditionally lift the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. MEPs have also urged Israelis to “refrain from any use of lethal force” after the live ammunition fired by occupation soldiers, which left 35 martyrs and 3100 wounded …