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Lebanon has raised the seizure of Dali with the United Nations peacekeeping force, which is stationed on Lebanon's border with the occupied territories. The Israeli military said it briefly held the Lebanese woman before releasing her. Tel Aviv has been occupying Shebaa Farms since 1967, when it seized ...
There is also a new source of Palestinian injury related to the U.S. State Department, with the Palestinians furious that in the office's annual report on human rights violations around the world, the section on “Israel and the Occupied Territories” has been renamed “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza.

Palestinians inside the Occupied Territories as well as in diaspora have commemorated Land Day since 1976, when violence erupted in the wake of the Israeli government's decision to expropriate Arab-owned land in northern Israel to build Jewish settlements. In the confrontations with the Israeli army and ...
Egypt's foreign minister yesterday called on the UN to launch an investigation into Israeli violations against Palestinian youths in the occupied territories, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. During a speech at a UN Security Council meeting entitled “Youth, Safety and Security: The Lost Peace”, the ...
The State Department's omission of the word 'occupied' when referring to the territory of Judea and Samaria may ultimately facilitate a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. By: Daniel Krygier, World Israel News. A US State Department report recently dropped the word ”occupied” in reference to Judea and ...
The previous year's report included 19 mentions of the word “occupied,” many of them in reference to the Palestinian Territories. The international community regards East Jerusalem and the West Bank to be occupied territories. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, but maintains a blockade of the enclave.

Aside from the massive Israeli army build-up in the Occupied Territories, these armed colonists have been a major source of violence against Palestinians. “Youth like Ahed [Tamimi] epitomise the antithesis to everything that the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah stands for. She is strong, morally-driven ...
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has condemned the Israeli government for starting the construction of a railway that will cross occupied territory in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The three-phase project will see the railway established on 2,000 dunams (500 acres) of land, including some ...
The Israeli political right was caught off guard by the surprising official figures presented on March 26 at the Knesset by a representative of the Civil Administration, the army unit coordinating the Israeli government's activities in the occupied territories. The representative indicated that the number of Jews ...
On 30 March, as many as 30,000 Palestinians gathered at several points on the border between Israel and Gaza to observe the beginning of a six-week peaceful protest to mark 'Land Day' against the Israeli acquisition of Palestinian lands both within Israel and in the occupied territories. Pent-up ...
... national and Islamist factions and organisations from the occupied territories and the diaspora. They seek to expose and confront Israel's occupation and draw world attention to their plight. Hamas views the protests as a means to confront Israel's blockade by peaceful means, without starting a new war.
That is because Israel believes it can manage the situation in the Gaza Strip indefinitely, while also maintaining control over the remainder of occupied territories. With this march, Palestinians in Gaza are reminding the world that they cannot be “managed”. They and their fellow Palestinian refugees ...
More Arabs than Jews inhabit Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, according to an official from Israel's military-run civil administration. Speaking before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee on Monday, Colonel Haim Mendez told legislators that five million Palestinians live in the ...
Israel is the only country that has a dedicated agenda item at the council, a mechanism that the United States and the UK have criticised. Last year the UK said it would vote against all future UNHRC resolutions on Israel's conduct in the occupied territories until the body ends its “disproportion and bias” ...
That's what they call the clerk-officers who work for the moral army as judges of the occupied in the occupied territories. ... After their rulings on Tamimi, there are no fair-minded people left in the world, not even in brainwashed Israel, who can seriously claim that an apartheid regime does not exist in the ...
Recently, the Civil Administration in the West Bank sent a warning to human rights groups in Israel, demanding that they follow its latest instructions to the letter when requesting exit permits for Palestinians from the occupied territories to participate in joint activities involving Palestinians and Israelis.
Whether his prediction is borne out or not, it should be noted, for posterity, that Netanyahu thought it was a good idea to push Trump to spark an acute Middle East crisis with Iran, and to concurrently risk inflaming the occupied territories with the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, at a time when the ...

With the billions raked in by the corrupt PA since its founding in 1994, most Palestinians in the Occupied Territories still live in dire economic uncertainty. Women are hit hardest. A recent report by Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett speaks of a depressing reality in the West Bank that affects women in particular. While 13 percent of ...
She was known for her love of peace and for defending Palestinian rights, frequently broadcasting photo essays exposing Israeli rights violations in the occupied territories. On March 16, 2003 in the Gaza Strip's southern city of Rafah, Corrie stood before an Israeli bulldozer in hopes of stopping it from ...
Protests took place across the occupied territories the following day, and Palestinian leaders called for three “Days of Rage” to begin after Friday prayers the next day. Demonstrations took place across the occupied territories over the following weekend, with thousands of Palestinian taking to the streets in ...
With the billions raked in by the corrupt PA since its founding in 1994, most Palestinians in the Occupied Territories still live in dire economic uncertainty. Women are hit hardest. A recent report by Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett speaks of a depressing reality in the West Bank that effects women in particular.
At least 50,000 Palestinians in the occupied territories have resorted to working in Israel as low-skilled workers, due to the dire economic conditions they face. The 26-year-old driver's relative described the incident as an "accident". "It was reported as such in the Israeli media at the beginning, but they were ...
The Jerusalem Post report quoted Hazem Qassem, a Hamas spokesperson, as saying "this attack makes it clear that the Intifada is continuing for the Palestinian people". Elsewhere in the occupied territories, demonstrations were held to commemorate 100 days of rage since US President Donald Trump's ...
Haven't you heard of Palestinian youths being murdered?... Who [is it that] murders the Palestinians in the occupied territories?” The Ethics Committee members said in its decision that this wasn't the first time Zoabi violated the Knesset's code of ethic. “Using the expression 'murderers' in relation to soldiers ...
When the US administration announced in January that it will be withholding $65m out of a $125m aid package earmarked for UNRWA, millions of registered Palestinian refugees living in the occupied territories, Lebanon and Jordan were understandably alarmed. The refugees were not disturbed by the ...
AMMAN - The main architect of the Arab Peace Initiative, which offered Israel recognition in exchange for a full withdrawal from the occupied territories, says that the two-state solution is dead. Marwan Muasher, who was Jordan's foreign minister at the time of the initiative in 2002, told Middle East Eye: ...
I was also struck by Ambassador Nicki Haley's description of the United Nations as “bullying Israel” because the world body repeatedly passes resolutions condemning Israeli practices in the occupied territories. Once again, reality is being turned on its head. It's not the UN that bullies Israel, its Israel that is ...
Nablus, Occupied Territories: A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers on Saturday following a clash with Jewish colonists near the West Bank city of Nablus, medics and security sources said. Palestinian security sources said the clash was started by the colonists, after which the ...
Aside from the massive Israeli army build-up in the Occupied Territories, the armed settlers have been a major source of violence against Palestinians. Ahed and Mohammed Tamimi, along with hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children and teenagers, were born into this violent reality, and feel trapped.
The voice behind the lie, that the lad suddenly “admitted” that he simply hit his head on his bicycle, Israel's Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, is the Israeli coordinator of government activities in the occupied territories. As Haaretz writes, Mordechai. “Expects us to believe that tens of Palestinians and a few Israelis ...
In terms of archaeological practice, international law is clear: Israel is not permitted to carry out excavations at any sites in occupied territories. Yet, according to a Diakonia report, Israel has excavated 980 archaeological sites in the West Bank since 1967 and has appropriated many archaeological artefacts.
And so if I were an Arab nationalist, I'd urge all the Palestinians to sit quietly. They don't need an intifada or resistance. Let Israel and its leader continue to build settlements and completely erase the Green Line. After all, even if an apartheid regime is imposed in the occupied territories, all these steps will ...
Kingston Palace: On Thursday the news broke over twitter from the Kingston Palace that Prince William will be making an official trip to the Jordan , Palestine and the occupied territories in summer 2018 on the request of foreign office. He will be the first royal to make an official trip since 1948, this will be ...
"We must have economic cooperation to improve the Palestinian economy to have a secure peace with Israel," he said. "We not only are part of the Middle East but we want to lead the Middle East." On the issue of the illegal settlements that Israel is building in the occupied territories, Gabbay's views did not ...
Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are among the most watched people on the planet. They're under the constant gaze of Israeli soldiers. But in the Israeli media, Palestinians aren't as visible as you might think. And when they do attract news coverage, there's a perception issue. Too often they're ...
LONDON - Prince William will visit Israel and the occupied territories this summer, in the first state visit by a British royal to the region since 1948. The visit by the Duke of Cambridge will be the first time a member of the British royal family has made a visit to the occupied territories, and appears to mark a shift ...
An Israeli legislative committee on Sunday cleared the way for a new bill that would ease the process of annexation in the occupied territories of Area C by shifting jurisdiction over legal matters from the High Court to the Jerusalem District Court. The bill's sponsor, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, stated that ...
Jamal Zahalka, an Arab Israeli member of the Knesset, told Al-Monitor, “It is another Israeli step toward the annexation of occupied Palestinian territories to Israel. The new law seeks to market the occupied territories as undisputed Israeli territories.” He said the law applies to all of the academic institutions ...
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 ...
RAMALLAH, April 23, 2018 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted in their Monday issue Israeli measures in the occupied Palestinian territories. Al-Quds said Jewish fanatics broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque in a provocative manner as well as into West Bank villages such as Sebastia in the ...
It is the first time since the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices were first filed in 1977 that the descriptive phrase has not been used. The section on Israel this year is titled “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza.” The previous year's report called the section “Israel and The Occupied Territories.
Ironically, despite the vast sums, humanitarian aid doesn't just help the Palestinians — it also harms them. Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the occupied territories have seen a steady economic decline and a rise in unemployment. These phenomena are tied, of course, largely due to the IDF's ...
RAMALLAH, March 18, 2018 (WAFA) – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki said on Sunday that the Palestinian leadership has come under tremendous pressure from the United States to abandon Chapter VII in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and use instead ...
RAMALLAH, March 18, 2018 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates strongly condemned the successive waves of colonization and the frequent calls of the extreme Israeli official to annex the occupied territories. In the midst of a campaign to sway the government and the Knesset to annex ...
Attending a campus event at Columbia University to discuss the future of Israeli-Diaspora relations, Bennett was asked how he reconciled the fact that “80 percent of American Jews support the two-state solution” with his own personal views, which support annexation of parts of the occupied territories.
This move, the statement said, “drags the men and women of academia in Israel into supporting the occupation and annexation initiatives” and “invites an academic boycott due to our involvement in scientific activity in the occupied territories.” This public statement, and a similarly worded petition published ...
Case 4000 has exposed the use of detention by Israeli police and court officers in Israel to pressure suspects into breaking, a tactic typically used by the Shin Bet on Palestinians in the occupied territories. ... The “storm of arrests” resulting from Case 4000 has finally put this item on Israel's public agenda.
28 (Xinhua) -- Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said on Wednesday that normal Arab relations with Israel cannot be achieved without a just and ... Israel is also blamed for disrupting the Middle East peace process by expanding settlements on Palestinian occupied territories.
Palestinian official media said the tourism minister, Rula Maaya, had been scheduled to visit the private school with Saidam. Israeli Interior Minister Gilad Erdan confirmed the ban, saying it was his “right to prohibit any official political activity of the Palestinian [National] Authority in the [occupied] territories ...
This will be the first time that the David's Sling will be used in a Juniper Cobra exercise. Israel has installed Patriot missile systems across the occupied territories in the lead-up to the drills. US troops participate in a joint military training exercise with Israeli forces at a patriot battery site in Tel Aviv on October ...


 

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