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For first time, UN body calls on Israel to amend or cancel Jewish Nation-State Law

A United Nations body has – for the first time – called on Israel to amend or cancel its Jewish Nation-State Law in order to comply with an international human rights convention that it ratified in 1991, according to a press release.

UN calls Israel for Hiba Labadi release

UN human rights experts called on Israel to immediately release Hiba Labadi, a Palestinian woman with Jordanian nationality, who was placed in solitary confinement after an Israeli military court sentenced her to administrative detention without t

WhatsApp sues Israel’s NSO for allegedly helping spies hack phones around the world

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, jo

Palestinian Authority blocks 59 news outlets

By: Tamara Nassar The Palestinian Authority has blocked 59 Palestinian and Arabic-language news websites and social media pages. The Ramallah magistrat

Beirut conference calls for necessarily supporting UNRWA

The participants in the conference on UNRWA, which concluded its activities in Beirut on Saturday, highlighted the importance of continuing to provide political and financial support for UNRWA and renewing its mandate. This came in t

OHCHR voices concern over Israel’s torture of Palestinian prisoner

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed concern over the exposure of Palestinian prisoner Samer Arbeed to extreme torture by Israeli interrogators. “The UN Human Rights Office n

Gaza's red gold: High production and growing challenges

The streets and shops of the Gaza Strip are now rich in the fruits of palm trees amid growing obstacles regarding marketing and storage in view of the electricity crisis and the closure of border crossings. The Palestinian Ministry o

Israel launches plan to force its own Bedouin citizens into refugee camps

Israel is taking the first steps towards establishing desert refugee or displacement camps designed to hold tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens whom it plans to "urgently" displace from their homes in unrecognized villages across the N

Israel detained more than 500 Palestinians last month, including 81 children

Israel detained 514 Palestinians last month from all over the West Bank and Jerusalem, including 81 children and 10 women, prisoners’ advocacy groups said today. The Prisoners Commission, the Prison

Hamas calls for concurrent parliament, presidency polls

Hamas movement announced on Tuesday its adherence to conducting concurrent parliamentary and presidential elections. "We call upon Mahmoud Abbas to accept the factions' initiative as it provides a suitable base for conductin

WHO says Palestinians face major barriers to right of health

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip continue to face major barriers to the realization of the right to health, yesterday said Gerald Rockenschaub, Head of World Health Organization (WHO) office in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Dozens demonstrate in northern Gaza to demand full lifting of siege

Dozens of Palestinians have staged a demonstration in the northern part of the Gaza Strip to demand that the Israeli authorities completely lift the blockade that has been imposed on the impoverished coastal enclave for more than a decade.

Eight Israeli violations against journalists in September

Days Of Palestine - Ramallah Israeli authorities committed eight violations against Palestinian journalists in September, a report compiled by the Palestinian News and Information

Kamila Shamsie: Author stripped of book award over support for Israel boycott

The German jury of the Nelly Sachs book prize has withdrawn its decision to honour Kamila Shamsie with the award, due to her ongoing support for the Boycott, Diverstment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

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

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