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UN report gives Israel free hand to smear BDS movement

A new report by a United Nations expert gives Israel and its lobby carte blanche to smear the movement for Palestinian rights as anti-Semitic.

Several African nations to support Palestinian rights at UNGA

Palestine remains a priority Africa, as more than a dozen leaders from across the continent stressed the need for Israel to end its occupation of Palestine and reiterated the inalienable, legitimate right of the Palestinian people to self-determin

Saudi Arabia announces $50 million contribution to UNRWA

Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Assaf announced on September 26 a contribution of $50 million to the core program budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for 2019, according to an UNRWA p

Elizabeth Warren won’t stand up to Israel’s crimes

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has made her clearest statement on how she would approach Israel’s decades of occupation and oppression of Palestinians.

28 Palestinians banned last week from traveling at Allenby crossing

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) prevented last week 28 Palestinian passengers from traveling through Allenby (King Hussein) border crossing with Jordan. The Palestinian Authority police said those passengers were denied travel

Amnesty: Israeli killing of woman underscores need for int’l justice

Amnesty International has said that Wednesday’s killing of a Palestinian woman by Israeli soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint should be “an urgent reminder of the need for international justice to start charting the way towards an end to

Israeli aid to Africa comes at a high price

Israeli aid to Africa isn’t about goodwill or generosity. It’s about buying African silence - particularly at the United Nations - about Israeli crimes against Palestinians. This is the message from prominent Palestinian politicians an

EU slams Israel’s settlements as “serious breach of international law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach o

Pakistan rejects Israel's plan to annex parts of West Bank

Pakistan has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement that he will immediately annex the Jordan Valley region in the occupied West Bank if he was re-elected next week.  "We reject any such move,

PLC decides to implement decision on Abbas's expired term

Ahmed Bahar, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), said that the council approved the execution of the decision taken recently by the constitutional court about the expiry of Mahmoud Abbas’s term of office.

Gaza drug shortage reaches crisis point

The Palestinian Non-governmental Organizations Network on Tuesday released a report on the acute shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the NGOs working in the health sector in the Gaza Strip and its implications on their interventions and

Hamas slams Friedman’s recent remarks in Sderot

The Hamas Movement has condemned US ambassador David Friedman’s remarks in Sderot settlement on Tuesday as “aggression and incitement against the Palestinian people.” “US ambassador to the occupation David Fri

Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia condemn Israeli plans to annex Jordan Valley

Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia strongly condemned today statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the east of the West Bank if elected.

UNRWA calls for urgent political and financial support

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre  Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and politi

Euro-Med says Saudi Arabia forcibly hides dozens of Palestinians

The Euro-Mediterranean Monitor for Human Rights urged the Saudi authorities to immediately reveal the fate of dozens of Palestinians who have been subjected to enforced disappearance and to release them. The Geneva-based group said i

ICC judges order prosecutor to reopen case of Israel raid on Gaza flotilla

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered its chief prosecutor to reopen an official probe into a 2010 Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine Turkish activists on board.

Analysts: Lifting Israeli siege to halt Gaza attacks

Recent attacks carried out by armed individuals in the Gaza Strip reflect the growing public anger of Israel’s 12-year blockade on the Palestinian territory, analysts believe, Anadolu reports. Analysts opine that lifting the cr

Israel's fresh air raids hit Gaza Strip, Lebanese region

Israel has launched fresh airstrikes against the Gaza Strip and a region in Lebanon near the Syrian border, using its warplanes and unmanned aerial vehicles, respectively. Three Israeli drone attacks hit a central re

OCHA: 24 Palestinians structures were razed by IOA in two weeks

A report released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that the Israeli occupation authority demolished 24 Palestinian buildings and structures across the West Bank between July 30 and August 19. Accordi

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