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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (14– 20 July 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories continued during the reporting period (14 – 20 July 2016). Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests […]

July 23, 2016 10:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Army Kidnaps Five Palestinians In Jerusalem, Injure One Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday evening, five Palestinians, including an elderly man, in several areas of occupied East Jerusalem. The army also shot and injured a Palestinian in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem. On Friday evening, the soldiers invaded the Sa’diyya neighborhood, in Jerusalem’s Old City, searched homes and kidnapped […]

July 23, 2016 1:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0
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Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

July 22, 2016 11:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0
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Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Dozens of soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, kidnapped four Palestinians, including a Journalist, and briefly detained a local photojournalist. The soldiers used excessive force against the protesters and kidnapped four Palestinians, identified as journalist Khaled Sabarna who […]

July 22, 2016 10:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, West Bank 0
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Deir Qaddis Resists Ongoing Theft of Village Land

20th July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Quds Team On the morning of July 14th, Israeli excavators arrived on Majid Mahmoud’s farmland in Deir Qaddis to begin work on an illegal expansion of a wastewater facility for the nearby illegal settlement of Nili. Construction vehicles and Occupation forces were met by […]

July 22, 2016 10:52 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0
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Israeli Authorities to Erect Stone Checkpoint at Ibrahimi Mosque Entrance

Israeli forces are installing a stone checkpoint at the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque to restrict Palestinians from entering it, to visit and  to pray. As the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee’s General Manager, Imad Hamdan, illustrated, the new checkpoint will be made of stone in a permanent-style, in front of the […]

July 22, 2016 10:43 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Holy sites, Israeli Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Ahmad Dawabsha Released from Hospital

Nearly one year to the date that his mother, father, and 18-month-old brother were murdered, as Jewish extremists firebombed their family home, six-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha was released from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Friday, according to Israeli media. The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack […]

July 22, 2016 10:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0
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Syria: PLO Statement on Beheading of Palestinian Boy in Aleppo (VIDEO)

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, on Thursday, condemned the heinous murder of 12-year-old Abdullah Issa, a Palestinian refugee in Syria and demanded immediate international intervention to bring those behind the beheading to justice. Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat issued a press release, recently,  in which he addressed a video […]

July 22, 2016 10:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Human rights, Internal Unrest, International News, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district if Qalqilia, and assaulted the weekly protest, wounding two Palestinians, and causing many others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. The protest started from the center of Kufur Qaddoum, in participation with many Israeli […]

July 22, 2016 10:11 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia, West Bank 0
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UNRWA: Growth Needs in Gaza Exceed Financial Aid

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, warned on Wednesday of the growth needs of Palestinian refugees, in the Gaza Strip, which exceed their financial support. In its emergency report on the crisis in Gaza, UNRWA noted an increased demand for services resulting from the growth in the number […]

July 22, 2016 9:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, International, International News, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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European Parliamentary Members Call on EU in Support of Boycott Movement

More than 30 members of the European parliament have called on  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to take measures assuring freedom of expression regarding the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for justice and equality and recognizing Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the BDS movement, as a human rights […]

July 22, 2016 9:11 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, Diplomacy, Human rights, Internal Unrest, International, International News, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Israeli military invades Beit Sahour after shots fired at Israeli settler’s vehicle

Israeli forces moved into the eastern part of the town of Beit Sahour, just outside Bethlehem, after unknown persons fired several shots at a vehicle driven by an Israeli settler near the settlement of Har Homa.

July 22, 2016 11:07 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0