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Tag - West Bank

12
Sep

UN chief denounces Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern on Wednesday about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if re-elected, saying it would be illegal and gut prospects for regional peace. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” he said in a statement. “They …

12
Sep

Maldives condemns Netanyahu’s threat to annex parts of the West Bank

The government of Maldives, on Wednesday, condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to annex and apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of West Bank if he were re-elected in next week’s general elections. During a televised news conference, Netanyahu implied that the annexation …

27
Aug

Israeli PM’s new settlement plan in West Bank ‘irrational colonial escalation’: PLO official

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to build hundreds of new settler units in the occupied West Bank as “irrational colonial escalation.” “Corrupt Netanyahu proves that his extremist populist approach in his electoral race has no limits, and for that end, he is willing …

8
Aug

France condemns Israeli decision to build over 2000 housing units in West Bank settlements

France condemned today a decision by Israel to build over 2300 new housing units in the illegal West Bank settlements. “These decisions come amid the troubling acceleration of settlement building on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem,” said  a French Foreign Ministry statement. “As stated in UN Security Council Resolution 2334, these settlements are contrary …

23
Jun

MP Zaidan: Israel’s settlement activity rose to unprecedented levels

Palestinian lawmaker Abud-Rahman Zaidan has affirmed that Israel’s settlement activity has doubled over the past two decades and reached unprecedented levels in the presence of the current right-wing US administration. “In light of international silence and complicity, the West Bank is seeing a wild campaign for the expansion of settlements and the establishment of new …

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 …

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

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 …

4
May

Israeli forces detain two, including child, near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces today arrested two Palestinians, including a child, after raiding the village of Asira al-Qiblia, south of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Abdul-Jabir Yasin, 15, and Mahmoud Sabri Zibn, 25, were beaten up and detained by Israeli forces during clashes which erupted following a raid of the village …

3
May

UN officials call for immediate halt of demolitions in East Jerusalem

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian Territories Jamie McGoldrick called for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced and others who have lost their livelihoods overnight,” …

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