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"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist, not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushu'a in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not one single place built in this country [Israel] that did not have a former Arab population."

Moshe Dayan, Israeli military head and defense minister in the 1967 war

"The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies."

Article 49, paragraph 6, Fourth Geneva Convention, 1949
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Muhannad Salah, 37, is the only Palestinian left with his family in the village. He told Al-Monitor, "The village of Shoshahla was built in 1878 during the Ottoman rule over Palestine. It stretches over an area of 1,200 acres. Up until 1976, 30 Palestinian families lived in the village but they migrated to the ...

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018. ... Gaza City, Palestinian Territories - The autopsy of a disabled Palestinian protester killed in December showed Israeli fire was responsible for his death, ...
This is also reflected in India's friendly relations with Palestine. New Delhi refers to Mahmoud Abbas as 'President of Palestine,' not of the Palestinian Authority. India's former President Pranab Mukherjee and India's Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, have both visited Palestine, offering support for ...
The United Nations spokesman says the work of the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees "is critical" and if the United States or any other donor cuts its contributions "we will have to find other sources." Stephane Dujarric was responding to questions Monday about published reports that the United ...

Palestinian children face mistreatment by the military, according to Defense for children International-Palestine, with 75 percent subjected to physical violence upon arrest, and 97 percent interrogated without a parent present. UNICEF calls the ill-treatment of Palestinian children in military detention ...
A Palestinian man has died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli forces during confrontations in the occupied West Bank, according to officials. Ahmad Salim, 24, was hit by Israeli fire on Monday after clashes erupted in the town of Jayous, east of Qalqilyah, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.
This is also reflected in India's friendly relations with Palestine. New Delhi refers to Mahmoud Abbas as 'President of Palestine,' not of the Palestinian Authority. India's former President Pranab Mukherjee and India's Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, have both visited Palestine, offering support for ...
The clip brought scenes from Standing Rock, Charlottesville, and Ferguson - focal points of American injustice - together with footage from an occupied Palestinian village. Mensa travelled to Palestine for the video, and now he's published an essay at TIME, recounting his experience and explicitly tying ...
To expand into Palestinian territory has been an far-from-hidden goal of ISIS' Sinai Province. This provincial division of ISIS, which proved capable of massive and sophisticated attacks (like the October 2015 downing of Metrojet Flight 9268, one of the only airplane bombings in decades), has lately been ...
The Lebanese military said the bomb went off in a car in southern Lebanon, wounding its Palestinian owner. It was not immediately clear who carried out Sunday's bombing in the city of Sidon or why the Palestinian, identified as Mohammed Hamdan, was targeted. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari) The ...
Israeli authorities must release a 16-year-old Palestinian activist who could face up to 10 years in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers in the ... According to Defense for children Palestine (DCI), approximately 500-700 Palestinian children from the occupied West Bank are prosecuted every year ...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave a belligerent Anti-Trump speech tonight in a special session of the PLO central council which was organized to take formal decisions against Trump's Jerusalem announcement. Why it matters: Abbas said in his speech that after the Jerusalem announcement the ...
Both Haley and President Donald Trump have maintained that the U.S. will reduce funding for the agency--which provides health care and social services to roughly five million Palestinian refugees--until Palestinian authorities re-enter peace talks with Israel, among other conditions. The AP reports:.
Even so, Abbas reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "We are committed to resolving the two states on the basis of international legitimacy, the Arab peace initiative, and the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders," he said. He also said he advocated only ...

They highlighted in particular three recent and high-profile instances: the arrests of Ahed Tamimi and Fawzi Muhammad al-Juneidi (the sixteen-year-old Palestinian teen whose arrest in which he was circled by soldiers in Hebron was caught on video) and the shooting that resulted in the death of ...
"I can only speak to the experiences I had there, to the humiliating checkpoints where Palestinians were not only stripped of their possessions but of their dignity. "Walking the ancient streets of the Old City, I watched a Palestinian boy thrown against the wall and frisked by Israeli soldiers in full military gear, ...
Beirut -- A bomb went off in a car in southern Lebanon on Sunday, wounding its Palestinian owner, a member of Hamas, said the Lebanese military and the Palestinian militant group. It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing in the city of Sidon or why the Palestinian, identified as ...
Palestinian leaders are set to hold a crucial summit in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but political movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad are boycotting the event, raising questions about unity as President Mahmoud Abbas ramps up the campaign for statehood. Hamas had ...
Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Thursday as violence continues in the occupied territories. A Palestinian teen from the Gaza Strip was killed east of the Burij refugee camp after a live round was fired into his chest, the Wafa news agency quoted medical sources as ...
Amreeka, the Arabic word for America, is a drama about a divorced, Christian Palestinian woman, Muna (Nisreen Faour) and her 16-year old son Fadi (Melkar Muallem), who come to the United States with a green card in 2003, soon after the start of the war in Iraq and widespread anti-Arab bias. They move ...
If he had heard about it and its hero - who was convicted of causing death by negligence - Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, wouldn't have rushed to declare last month that reports of an Israeli soldier shooting to death a Palestinian amputee were lies. Judge Daniel ...
Israel has confirmed that it aims to destroy UNRWA, the UN agency that provides basic health, education and other humanitarian services to more than five million Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. This comes days after the Trump Administration ...
Last week, U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley said the Trump Administration was seriously considering cutting funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), an agency that provides assistance to about 5 million Palestinian refugees. Haley said the Trump ...
GARCIA-NAVARRO: I'd like to look at the reaction to the Trump Administration's move, first, inside the Palestinian Territories and in the region more broadly. What's going on in your view? BUTTU: Well, we've seen that there have been a number of protests happening both within Palestine and around the ...
Palestinian Christians attacked the convoy of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to Israeli-occupied West Bank on Saturday to protest the church's controversial property sales to Jewish and Israeli buyers. The Greek Orthodox Church claims it is the second-largest landowner in Israel, ...
US-funded projects in the occupied Palestinian Territories are facing a sharp backlash amid calls for an organised boycott in reply to Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A wave of anger since the December announcement has led to protests aimed at halting Palestinian NGOs' ...
The Israeli government's proposal to make it easier for judges to hand out the death penalty for "terrorist activity" has been condemned as "fascist" by Palestinian politicians and rights groups, who fear it will give Israel legal cover to target Palestinians. A bill to amend existing legislation regulating the use of ...
Daniel B. Shapiro is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was US ambassador to Israel and the senior director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council during the Obama administration. The opinions in this article belong ...
For supporters, the video showed an inspirational heroine and an international symbol of Palestinian resistance to Israel's occupation. By contrast, many Israelis focused on the behavior of the soldiers. Some praised them for showing restraint; others said they had showed weakness, with the video itself ...
... a judge in Manhattan on Wednesday to compel the school to recognize a Palestinian-rights club on campus. The students argued that Fordham ignored its own guidelines and practiced viewpoint discrimination when it denied them permission to start a Students for Justice in Palestine club at the school.
On Wednesday, the Israeli army killed Musab Firas al-Tamimi, 17, from the village of Deir Nitham, in the West Bank, making him the first Palestinian to be shot ... According to the Defence for children International-Palestine (DCIP), 595 children were killed during the second intifada, during which the above ...
Organizers of the protests have launched a website to spread the word via an online petition for Tamimi's release, receiving over 250,000 signatures in just a few days from its initiation. Israeli authorities indicted the 16-year-old Palestinian girl on Monday for physically confronting Israeli occupation soldiers ...
US President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) would deprive Washington of its influence on the body, and could cause the Oslo Accords to unravel, analysts say. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the US president threatened to cut off payments to the PA and accused its ...
Palestinian leaders say they will not be blackmailed after United States President Donald Trump threatened to cut aid worth around three quarters of a billion dollars a year. He made the statement on twitter, blaming Palestinians for refusing to engage in Middle East peace talks. The Palestinian Authority ...
An Israeli soldier has shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian boy in occupied territory near Ramallah in the West Bank, the Israeli army has said. Musab Firas al-Tamimi is believed to be the first Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in 2018. "He died shortly after the occupation forces fired a bullet into his neck," ...
Beller includes a few historical flashbacks and the occasional random Israeli-Palestinian clash in Pomegranates, whose title is never explained in the film. (A press release notes that while the fruit symbolizes rebirth, its name is local slang for hand grenade.) But the bulk of the movie observes conversations ...
Jerusalem -- If President Trump's goal with a pair of tweets threatening to cut their funding was to compel Palestinians, one way or another, to return to peace negotiations, they appear to have had the opposite effect -- and left many Israelis confused and worried as well. "We pay the Palestinians ...
Authorities in Singapore have banned "Radiance of Resistance," a U.S.-made documentary about the Palestinian-Israel conflict as see through the eyes of two Palestinian girls. The film had been set to screen Thursday at the Singapore Palestinian Film Festival held at independent cinema The Projector.
Israeli authorities have charged a Palestinian teenager with assault after a video of her hitting and pushing Israeli soldiers went viral. Ahed Tamimi, 16, and her cousin were filmed in a confrontation with the soldiers that was widely shared by Palestinians on social media. She faces 12 charges including ...
Jerusalem (JTA) -- A military court in Israel indicted a Palestinian woman who was filmed alongside her more famous cousin slapping and harassing IDF soldiers standing guard in a West Bank Palestinian village. Nour Tamimi, 21, was indicted on Sunday on charges of aggravated assault of a soldier ...
The Knesset plans to discuss the case of a Palestinian woman who says a police officer raped her in an interrogation room in 2012. The development follows a Haaretz report last week. A polygraph test found that the woman was telling the truth, and there is also further evidence that supports her story.
Ramallah - 31 December 2017: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Maliki recalled Sunday Palestine's Ambassador to US Husam Zomlot for ... the US over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry.
The controversy comes courtesy of a list of nations tucked deep in the NBA website. On the site, fans can nominate their favourite players for the all-star team. Afterward, voters are invited to fill out a form with their name, email and home country. Included in that drop-down menu was "Palestine-occupied ...
Islamabad, Pakistan - The Palestinian Authority (PA) has recalled its ambassador to Pakistan after he attended a rally in support of Palestine's position on Jerusalem hosted by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who carries a $10m US bounty on his head for allegedly masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The one-state solution, Davis said, would mean a change "from the current state of affairs into a single Palestinian sovereignty (stretching) from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River under a liberal-democratic Palestinian Constitution; single Palestinian citizenship; and a single Palestinian currency, ...
New Delhi: Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali has been recalled for attending a rally organised by JuD chief and Mumbai terror attack ... Asserting that Ali's action was not "acceptable" given the close and friendly ties between India and Palestine, the top envoy told PTI that Ali has been ...
Another notable view came up in a dialogue on an Israeli television channel, where one interlocutor said that these children became the Jeanne D'arc/Joan of Arc of Palestine in the Palestinian struggle for freedom, the same as Joan of Arc fought for the freedom of France. In the opinion of another Israeli, ...


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