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Amman: The Palestinian government has decided to begin reducing dependency on Israeli currency. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's government decided on Feb. 6 to establish a committee to study "ways to shift from the use of the Israeli shekel to other currencies as well as studying the issuance of a ...
The Israeli military claimed in a statement earlier in the day that it had struck an observation post belonging to Hamas east of Khan Yunis city after an explosive device was detonated on an Israeli military patrol near the border between the occupied territories and the enclave. There were conflicting reports ...

This type of brazen discourse has consistently translated to the kind of military aggression that ethnically cleansed nearly a million Palestinians from their land in 1947-48 and continues to drive the colonial settlements enterprise in the Occupied Territories. This narrative continues to be championed by ...
... in the shadow of which Israel has extended its disenfranchisement of the Palestinians and entrenched its own settlements and matrix of control in the occupied territories. Nevertheless, it was often made clear that the Israeli occupation and settlement policies diverged from the US national security interest ...
According to Liesbeth Zegveld and Lisa Komp, attorneys with human rights law firm Prakken d'Oliveira who are representing Abu Hashem, Four Winds K9 are susceptible for legal action as they should know that the dogs are regularly used against Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories.
Have you heard the one about the left-wing, English comedian who went to a refugee camp in the Palestinian occupied territories and set up a comedy club? Mark Thomas, Faisal Abualheja and Alaa Shehada have. Showtime From The Frontline, the trio's new UK touring production, is a spin-off from a ...

Israel has used the facade of administering the occupied territories according to international law in its diplomatic relations with European countries, as well as in the High Court of Justice, which has been asked time and time again to rule on issues related to legislation in the occupied territories. The High ...
Critics of the bill, which was sponsored by the right-wing HaBayit HaYehudi party, have argued that it amounts to the first annexation to Israel of a part of the occupied territories in 50 years, since the country captured East Jerusalem in 1967. A campaign against the law spearheaded by Amiram Goldblum, ...
In recent months, there has been a spike in the number of arrests made without charge, especially as protests across the occupied territories - including East Jerusalem - erupted over a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Sahar Francis, director of Addameer, a Ramallah-based prisoners' ...
In 2017, Israeli authorities approved fewer than half the medical permit requests it received, which were tied to appointments and treatment sessions in hospitals across the occupied territories and Israel - the lowest level since 2008. More than 25,000 permit requests were submitted to Israeli authorities.
Elsewhere in his interview, Maliki stressed that Palestine is considering legal options in case Tel Aviv and Washington derail the future talks, the last round of which collapsed in 2014 mainly because of Israel's refusal to end its unlawful settlement expansion on occupied territories. "We are asking the ...
Israel is committing "land theft" in the occupied territories as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the "complicity" of the US government is trying to pass a legislation that would effectively annex West Bank settlements, a top Palestinian official says. "Netanyahu's latest statement ... confirms US ...
In an interview on Voice of Palestine radio station recently, Majid Khalidi, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, announced the visit of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the occupied Palestinian Territories this weekend. Alongside a tour to Yasser Arafat Museum in Ramallah to honour ...
A report funded by the British Foreign Office in 2012 found Israel's treatment of Palestinian child prisoners was in breach of Article 76 of the 4th Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of war (concerning occupied territories), and Several Articles of the UN Convention on the rights ...
In late 2011, I publically resigned from the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in order to expose and protest the JNF's efforts to use Israel's arcane absentee property law to steal the Sumarin family home in Jerusalem along with many other Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem and the occupied territories. Sadly ...
On his tour of the Israeli-occupied territories on Tuesday, Netanyahu said Israel has the means to fend off any of its "enemies." The prime minister also praised the efforts of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) stationed in the occupied territories for their efforts in protecting Israel's "borders." "We seek peace but ...
... a lifeline to Palestinian refugees located not only in the occupied territories but also in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. UNRWA has a long and interesting history - it was established as a subsidiary organ of the U.N. General Assembly in 1949 to carry out relief and work programmes for Palestinian refugees.

In an expression of your dearly loved democratic freedoms you post an open letter on a local blog urging a New Zealand born pop star to not perform her scheduled concert in Israel, because "Palestinians living in the occupied territories do not enjoy the same rights Israeli citizens enjoy, they are denied ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, greets his supporters as he is garlanded during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi is set to meet Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in an overture seen as India's effort to balance its decades-old support for the occupied territories against its ...
children as young as seven will be left without schools as a result of Israel's refusal to grant building permits to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. ... Dozens of Palestinian schools are at risk of being demolished by Israel, the UN has warned, leaving children in the occupied territories even more ...
Egypt's FM Shoukry, Palestinian PM Al-Hamdallah discuss developments in occupied territories ... Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry met on Tuesday evening with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah to discuss the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian Territories, according to a ...
Zahava Gal-On, the leader of left-wing Israeli party Meretz, described the Israeli measures in the occupied Palestinian Territories as "apartheid", Quds Press reported yesterday. During her speech at the annual conference of the Israeli Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), Gal-On said: "The ...
... of the Israeli companies or say whether some were state-owned, adding: "Companies are not engaged in any unlawful activities." The report said that the work in producing the UN database "does not purport to constitute a judicial process of any kind". But businesses operating in the occupied territories ...
education Committee members, including centrist Yesh Atid party members, were not bothered by the fact that the institutions they want to annex are located in occupied territories, while residents of these same territories are excluded from Israeli campuses. Legislation erasing the line that has for 50 years ...
The Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018, moved by Independent senator Frances Black, would make it illegal to purchase goods and services from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian Territories. Mr Coveney said the relentless expansion of Israeli settlements on ...
The bill, titled "Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018, would make it a violation of Irish criminal law for Irish persons and companies to import or sell items, or to provide services, produced in the Israeli settlements. It would punish violators with up to five years in prison. The senator who ...
Joshua, who now lives in London, sees the expulsion of all non-Jews from the occupied territories as the only solution which will be acceptable to the Israeli authorities. The UN, which has condemned Israeli colonialism and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, has been rendered toothless by a US ...
The Israelis having received the PLO's recognition and secure in the power superiority they enjoyed over the PLO in the occupied territories were post-Oslo under no compulsion to stop Jewish settlements or genuinely work with the PLO to create a viable Palestinian State within the 1967 borders. The pace ...
The announcement of the Likud resolution puts to bed any further pretense; Likud seeks to eliminate Palestinians from the occupied territories by seizing the best land and forcing the Palestinians into a situation that is further reminiscent of the Bantustan settlements established by apartheid South Africa, ...
Nearly two dozen U.S. states have passed laws to criminalize BDS, while Congress is finalizing its own law that makes boycotting Israel an act punishable by a hefty fine and a prison term. Challenging both the Israeli occupation and the PA, Palestinians in the occupied Territories continued with their ...
Until the signing of the Oslo Accords, Israel was responsible for managing the day-to-day lives of Palestinians in the occupied territories. Infrastructure, welfare, education, health, and other services were all Israel's responsibility as the occupying power. Oslo transferred much of that responsibility to the ...
United with Israel does not use the term 'occupied' when referring to areas controlled by Israel since June 1967. US Ambassador David Friedman apparently agrees. Although many call the territories to the west of the Jordan River captured by Israel in the Six Day war the "West Bank," United with Israel ...
Maha Abdullah, a lawyer with the Palestinian human rights organisation Al Haq, told Al Jazeera it would further compound Israel's hold over the occupied territories. "It should be noted that most Palestinian political detainees are tried by Israeli military courts," she said. "Given Israel's position as occupying ...
Confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians are nearly as old as Israel's military presence in the occupied territories itself. Confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian minors are not uncommon--one advocacy group estimated that approximately 375 Palestinians between ...
Intercut with excerpts from their meetings is bloody footage of violent encounters in Israel and the occupied territories and conversations with a handful of residents, including a bus passenger who was severely injured in a suicide bombing attack and a Palestinian mother whose ailing child is being treated ...
Ahed remains in an Israeli military prison and charged with multiple counts of assault. The violence against the Tamimi family has brought international attention to the plight of Palestinian youths in the occupied territories. Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes hundreds of ...
In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the State Department to stop using the term "occupied territories" and instead refer to the "West Bank." According to accounts that have ...
If Israeli practices were considered apartheid in 2015, they will undoubtedly be so if the Likud efforts succeed in annexing all or parts of the occupied territories. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas picked up on this international legal issue. In response to the decision of the ruling Israeli party to annex ...
In 2003, there was an estimated 1,100 IDF soldiers "declaring they will not serve in Israel's occupied territories". The first "Refuseniks", as they are called, seem to have appeared in 1982, in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon. At the time, 168 people refused to serve as they felt, in the words of Israeli ...
To everyone's surprise, a gift to Israel's diplomatic standing recently materialized out of thin air. A video of teenage Palestinian girls interacting with an Israeli soldier went viral. Normally popular videos from the occupied territories show Palestinian civilians harassed at checkpoints or experiencing any ...
The agreement is at odds with the Israeli government's stance on settlements, which it continues to develop within the occupied territories in disregard of the EU and others' condemnation. Netanyahu is also a fierce opponent to the international boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which ...
Jerusalem (JTA) -- Israel's culture and sport minister praised National basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver for removing a reference to Palestinian "occupied territories" from the NBA's website. A section of the NBA website allowing fans from around the world to vote for their favorite ...
The NBA has apologized for including the term "Palestine--occupied territory" in a list of countries on its official website after protests by a number of leading Israeli politicians. ... Both the U.N. and the International Court Of Justice refer to the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem as occupied territories.
The Palestinian foreign ministry has denounced a new Israeli settlement construction plan, which includes the building of 300,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement on its facebook page, the ministry on Sunday held US President Donald Trump responsible for "Israeli arrogance" that ...
The settlements are considered illegal under international law because they purportedly violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which forbids transferring of populations to occupied territories. Palestinians want the West Bank (along with East Jerusalem and Gaza) to be part of a future independent state.
editors' Note: These days Reform Jewry is in a pickle. It first condemned Trump's recognition of Jerusalem, then Dani Dayan, the Israeli consul general, expressed grief over the Reform statement, and so did Malcolm Hoenlein, and the next day the Reforms reversed course and said the recognition was a ...
Palestinians have taken to the streets of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a third day angry at US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Hundreds protested, but numbers were down compared to Friday. Earlier, Israel carried out strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire ...
Worshippers chant as they hold Palestinian flags after Friday prayers on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, as Palestinians call for a "day of rage" in response to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
"Palestinians in the occupied territories cannot oppose decisions made by Israel," said Adam Aloni, B'Tselem's lead researcher on the project. "They were never asked and never agreed to accept hazardous waste in their own back yard. They were never even informed that this was happening," he added.
Resolution 55/130: February 28, 2001, demanded that Israel cooperate with a special committee set up to "investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of Palestinian people and other Arabs" in the occupied territories. The resolution expressed "grave concern" about the situation in Jerusalem "as ...


 

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