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Barghouthi: Legitimizing Settlement Outposts a Declaration of War

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa al-Barghouthi, on Tuesday, said the legitimization of settlement outposts, by the Israeli Knesset, is “a war on the Palestinian people.” In a press statement, the leader of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the misappropriation of private Palestinian land in favor of illegal settlements amounts to “a […]

December 8, 2016 6:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics, Refugees/Immigration 0

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Can’t Have Power Lines

Israeli authorities ordered Palestinian residents of Ras al-Ahmar locality, in the northern Jordan Valley, not to build power lines in their area, a local official said. Mu’taz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli troops served locals with an order to stop the construction of […]

December 8, 2016 6:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli Settlement, Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Continued Demolitions in Negev, West Bank

Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses in Bedouin villages unrecognized by Israel in the southern Negev region, Wednesday morning. Local sources said that forces from the Yoav, the special Israeli police unit created to implement demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev, escorted by Israeli bulldozers, demolished a house in the village of […]

December 8, 2016 5:57 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0

(VIDEO) Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State

With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution. TRNN transcript: YOUSEF ALHELOU, TRNN CORRESPONDENT, GAZA: Ever since the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine in 1948, the Palestinians, who are the natives of the land, have been struggling for self-determination, which […]

December 8, 2016 5:29 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Internal Unrest, International Politics, Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics, Refugees/Immigration 0

Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree With Message Of Peace And Justice (Video)

The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera George Baboun, delivered this years’ Christmas message of peace and justice during the annual official Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held on December 4th, at the Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The ceremony was carried out […]

December 8, 2016 2:16 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Shabak Claims Arresting Palestinians Involved In Shooting Against A Military Base

The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) allowed for publication the arrest of what it called a “Palestinian cell” involved in shooting attacks targeting a military base near the Ofra illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, east of Ramallah in the West Bank. The Shabak alleged that the cell carried out several […]

December 8, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestinian attacks, Ramallah, West Bank 0

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 16 Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during home invasions and violent searches, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS office in Bethlehem, said the […]

December 7, 2016 10:59 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Ramallah, Salfit, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

December 7, 2016 8:00 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

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