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Foreign Ministry warns companies against investing in illegal Israeli settlements

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates warned Israeli and international companies against investing in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories saying such investment will be in violation of international law. It said in a statement published today that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has decided to subsidize Israeli investors who …


UN: Palestinians facing unprecedented challenges

A new UN report warns that the Palestinian people are facing an array of “unprecedented” financial, humanitarian and political challenges, especially in the West Bank. The report has been issued by the office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) for the upcoming bi-annual meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison …


Palestinian prisoner from Jenin enters 18 years in Israeli jails

Palestinian prisoner Eyad Natheer Ersan, from Jenin’s refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, entered his 18th year in Israeli jails, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Director of PPS, Montaser Samour, said Ersan, who was detained in 2001 and was sentenced to 24 years in jail, entered today 18 years in Israeli jails, where …


Israel to impose weeklong closure on West Bank and Gaza

A weeklong Israeli closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip will begin on April 19 after nightfall at the pretext of securing Jewish celebrations during the holiday of passover, a statement issued by the Israeli occupation army said. All crossings and checkpoints will be closed to Palestinians as of Friday at midnight until April …


Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian children in al-Bireh raid

Israeli forces detained two Palestinian children while playing in front of their homes, east of al-Bireh City, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. on Saturday evening. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided al-Bireh City, firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas bombs, targeting Palestinian youths. During the raid, Israeli forces found the …


Clashes erupt as Israeli forces raid West Bank village

Israeli forces raided Sabastiya village, northwest of the northern occupied West bank district of Nablus, leading to clashes among Palestinians youths and Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday. Head of the Sabastiya municipality and a mutual service council, Muhammad Aazem, told Ma’an that large number of Israeli forces raided several neighborhoods in the village and fired tear-gas …


Israeli settler violence continues uptrend in occupied Palestine, says UN agency

The uptrend in Israeli settler violence against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied West Bank recorded in recent years has continued since the beginning of 2019, with a weekly average of seven attacks resulting in injuries or property damage, compared with an average of five in 2018 and three in 2017, according to a …


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 …


Two international solidarity members arrested for securing movement of Palestinian students

 Two members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) were detained by Israeli soldiers on Thursday while securing movement of elementary school students in the Israeli occupied section of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local rights activist. Human Rights Defender Imad Abu Shamsieh said Israeli forces detained the two international activists, …


MP among 10 Palestinians kidnapped in West Bank raids

The Israeli occupation forces at dawn Wednesday arrested 10 Palestinian citizens during large-scale sweeps in the West Bank. Local sources told the PIC reporter that the Israeli forces arrested MP Ibrahim Dahbour after raiding and searching his home in Arraba town in Jenin. Dahbour had spent over 8 years in Israeli jails, and is newly …

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