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UN World Food Program in Jordan Drops G4S Contracts

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan has dropped its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, occupation profiteer G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights. The WFP in Jordan had contracts with G4S worth more than $900,000 in 2015, but WFP has instead hired […]

December 7, 2016 4:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, News Report 0

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the World Council of Churches, which supports the boycott movement against Israel. Local media said, according to Al Ray, that it is the first time the Israeli occupation prevented […]

December 7, 2016 4:28 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, International Politics, News Report, Non-violent action, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator

UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday, released a statement on Israel’s “legalization bill,” which has the objective of protecting illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property, in the occupied West Bank. Some have pronounced it to be a step towards the total […]

December 7, 2016 4:01 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Fasayel village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished several residential sheds. Several army vehicles and bulldozers invaded the village after surrounding it, and demolished residential sheds belonging to residents Abdul-Hadi Ali Obeyyat, Adnan Ibrahim Abu Kharabeesh, Zeid Mahmoud Abu Kharabeesh. After the […]

December 6, 2016 9:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0
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Israeli authorities demolish 2 homes in Jerusalem, thrusting 12 people into homelessness

Two Palestinian brothers, along with their wives and children, lost their homes Tuesday when Israeli forces demolished their homes under the pretext of ‘lacking a construction permit’. Israeli authorities frequently use this pretext for demolishing Palestinian homes, despite the fact that Israel has not issued any construction permits for Palestinian […]

December 6, 2016 12:26 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted […]

December 6, 2016 11:53 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. On Monday evening, the soldiers abducted a merchant from Gaza, while crossing the Erez terminal. In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, […]

December 6, 2016 11:34 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Gaza Strip, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Illegal Colonists Uproot 40 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists bulldozed and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, more than 40 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, in Ein Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement’s files in the northern part of the West Bank, said […]

December 6, 2016 10:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Army Abducts Twenty-Three Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on earlier Monday, at least twenty-three Palestinians, including nine children between the ages of nine and fifteen, during massive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted ‘Oweiss Husseini, […]

December 5, 2016 8:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jericho, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Abduct 13 Palestinians Overnight

Israeli forces abducted at least 13 Palestinians during overnight raids across occupied West Bank districts and East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Monday. It said Israeli police detained six Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Israeli police also said, according to WAFA, that the six were arrested on charges of […]

December 5, 2016 7:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

John Kerry to Israel: Choose Settlements or Two-state Solution

Israel cannot have both, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, in unprecedented comments, Sunday, at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. “There is no status quo. It is getting worse,” said Kerry, according to Al Ray, referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “It is […]

December 5, 2016 7:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International News, International Politics, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Eviction Orders Delivered to 8 Facilities in the Negev

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, gave eviction notices to eight Palestinian-owned facilities in the Umm al-Hiran village, in the Negev Desert. Head of the popular committee in the village, Raed Abu Qei’an, affirmed that Israel Land Administration crews stormed the village on Sunday, escorted by Israeli police forces, and delivered the […]

December 5, 2016 7:29 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0