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Israel Lobby Smears Black Lawmaker for Meeting Palestinians

08/24/16 Rhania Khalek (Photo: Florida Senator Dwight Bullard has faced onslaught from pro-Israel groups for joining this Dream Defenders delegation to Palestine in May — via Instagram.) Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Florida’s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West […]

August 25, 2016 10:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, Diplomacy, International, News Report, Non-violent action 0
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Private Sector Rejects Lieberman’s “Carrot and Stick” Plan

The Palestinian private sector, in a Thursday press statement, rejected and described as “insulting” the so called “carrot and stick” policy unveiled by current Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The statement, issued by the all-inclusive coordinating council of all the business associations, chambers of commerce, and industrial & trade organizations […]

August 25, 2016 10:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0
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Netanyahu Opposes Formation of Council to Investigate 2014 Aggression

Families of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2014 military assault on the Gaza Strip said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still refusing to form a committee for the purpose of studying the outcome of the aggression. In a meeting with the families, Netanyahu devalued the importance of such a committee, and of […]

August 25, 2016 10:28 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israel, Israeli attacks, Israeli Politics, News Report 0
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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Two Months Before He Was To Be Married

A 24-year old Palestinian man, Sari Mohammad Abu Gharab, was killed on Wednesday by Israeli troops near Nablus, just two months before he was scheduled to be married. The Palestinian was shot to death by numerous rounds after allegedly exiting a vehicle that was being chased by an Israeli military […]

August 25, 2016 11:10 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, Ramallah 0
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Army Invades Nablus, Kidnaps Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers invaded, On Thursday at dawn, the towns of Sebastia and Iraq-Burin, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, clashed with local youths and kidnapped two Palestinians, including a child. Eyewitnesses in Sebastia town, north of Nablus, said many Israeli military vehicles invaded it and initiated searches of […]

August 25, 2016 11:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0
The Hague, The Netherlands. 24th June, 2016. 60 Palestinian prisoners in Megiddo prison are carrying out a hunger strike protest to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, Palestinian prisoner held under Israeli administrative detention and on hunger strike in Ramon prison. Over 100 international and Palestinian organizations have called for actions in support of Kayed’s freedom on 24 and 25 June; hundreds of prisoners will be conducting a two-day hunger strike protest on those days.  Also they said that the Dutch state pension for illegal settlers goes against international and Dutch law. They demand an end to the support for the colonization and occupation of Palestine. The protest began around the Central Station and walked to the Drees-monument that is close to the Israeli embassy. © Romy Arroyo Fernandez/Alamy Live News.

Palestinian hunger striker agrees to end hunger strike after 71 days

After reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities for his release from administrative detention, long-term hunger striker Bilal Kayid decided Wednesday to call off his hunger strike after 71 days without food. Kayid was facing serious health issues due to the hunger strike, and has been hospitalized for several days, shackled […]

August 25, 2016 10:35 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0
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Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Updated: Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and on Thursday at dawn, several districts in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes, and kidnapped at least twelve Palestinians. Media sources in occupied East Jerusalem have reported that the soldiers kidnapped a young man, identified Ahmad Sharabati, […]

August 25, 2016 10:30 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0
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Israeli Navy Kidnaps A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region, and kidnapped one fisherman. The Palestinian Fishers Syndicate said one fisher, identified as Abdul-Aziz Sa’dallah, was kidnapped from his boat in Beit […]

August 25, 2016 9:56 AM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0
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Israel to expand colonial settlement in Hebron

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday condemned an announcement the previous day by the Israeli government that they would allow the expansion of a Jewish-only settlement in Hebron to allow an additional 100 Israelis to construct houses on illegally-seized Palestinian land. The new houses will be constructed on an Israeli military […]

August 24, 2016 9:20 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0
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Dozens of Israeli Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque

Settlers, accompanied by 12 Israeli military soldiers, stormed, on Tuesday morning, Al-Aqsa mosque via the Maghariba gate. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Jerusalem sources said that 46 settlers, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces, broke into the courtyards of the mosque, which is exposed, on a near daily basis, to the […]

August 24, 2016 12:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0
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Arab League Condemns Recent Bombing of Gaza

The Arab League, on Tuesday, condemned the recent Israeli army’s shelling of several different locations in the Gaza Strip, and the damage incurred on Palestinian property. Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Ben Helli called on the international community to immediately intervene and put an end to what he […]

August 24, 2016 12:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0
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Israeli Municipality Cuts Jerusalem School Budget for Palestinians

Palestinian students in annexed East Jerusalem are receiving less than half of the funding of their Jewish counterparts, Haaretz has reported. The paper revealed, according to Al Ray, in a report published Tuesday, that, after sweeping the budget of Israeli municipality in Jerusalem, 11 secondary school Palestinians out of 17 do […]

August 23, 2016 10:50 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0