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28 Oct
11:26

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying Palestinian natural resources. The organisations […]

28 Oct
5:51

Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

On 26 October, 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying […]

23 Oct
8:05

Human Rights Watch: Palestinian Authorities Crush Dissent (VIDEO)

Palestinian riot police confront demonstrators protesting security coordination between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 23, 2014. © 2014 Mohamad Torokman/Reuters PNN – The Fateh-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and […]

17 Oct
9:45

ICC Prosecutor: Eviction of Civilians under Occupation Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has warned that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitute war crime. “I have been following with concern the planned eviction of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank. Evacuation by force now appears imminent, and […]

28 Sep
2:16

WAFA: “Full Text Of Abbas’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly”

Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

25 Sep
7:51

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out “warning” notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian law. Activists put up […]

12 Sep
3:06

Trump Administration Threatens to Sanction ICC Judges, ICC Repsonds

White House national security adviser John Bolton, on Monday, threatened to impose sanctions on ICC judges and prosecutors if they sanction Americans, Israelis or other allies to the United States. Bolton described the ICC as “dangerous” and “irresponsible,” saying it represents an infringement of US sovereignty. Bolton said the International Criminal […]

12 Sep
2:15

P.A. To Head To ICC Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has announced, Tuesday, its in tension to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israel over the pending illegal demolition on al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian village. Chief Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has submitted a report to Prosecutor Fatou […]

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10 Sep
12:00

Trump to Announce Closure of Palestinian Representative Office in Washington DC

Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton is expected to announce the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington DC, in addition to challenging the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court. The move comes in the wake of a refusal by the Palestinian Authority, which is the […]

01 Sep
3:08

PCHR: “Army Injures 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, 1 Journalist And Two Paramedics, In Gaza”

Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip, wounding 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, Journalist and 2 Paramedics; One of them Female Paramedic Sustained Serious Wounds Date: 31 August 2018, Time: 18:30 GMT On Friday, 31 August 2018,  using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza […]

25 Aug
1:51

PCHR: Israeli Forces Attack Non-Violent Protest in Gaza, Wounding 89 Civilians

On Friday, 24 August 2018,  using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 22nd  Friday in a row, Israeli forces wounded 89 civilians, including 17 children, 2 women and 3 paramedics, after hitting them with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Five of those […]

09 Aug
8:43

Colombia to Recognize Palestinian State

Colombia has reportedly decided to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, only days before Ivan Duque took office, according to an official letter by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Aria Angela Holguin, to the Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Malki. The recognition came a few days before the end […]

24 Jul
11:25

Back to the Future: The Great March of Return

This piece was originally published by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law.  by Haidar Eid on July 24, 2018 The Great March of Return – which began on March 30 […]

14 Jul
3:17

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists”

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists The Palestinian Centre For Haman Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 13 July 2018, using excessive lethal force against […]

30 Jun
12:32

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Civilians; One of Them is Child, and Wounded 124 Others, including 13 Children, 3 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Female Journalist

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 29 June 2018, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 11th Friday in a row, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 124 other civilians, including 13 children, 3 women, 3 […]

17 Jun
7:59

Palestine Sets Precedent with Legal Complaint

by Zaha Hassan on June 17, 2018 Attention has been focused on the state of Palestine’s recent submission of a “referral” to the International Criminal Court (ICC), alleging that Israeli officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people. However, another complaint recently submitted by the state of Palestine has received much […]

25 May
9:42

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]

23 May
9:26

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for […]

23 May
2:25

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

22 May
8:05

Palestinian Officials Refer to ICC for Israeli Crimes and Violations

The State of Palestine, as a party to the Rome Statute, has signed a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The referral should cover all the Israeli crimes and violations committed or to be committed against the people of Palestine, in the past, present and future, said the Higher […]

21 May
8:40

Report: Israel Continues Judaization in Jerusalem, Ethnic Cleansing in Area C

photo: Israeli forces cordon off the area while bulldozers demolish Bedouin Palestinian community. by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The policy of Judaization and ethnic cleansing practiced by Israeli occupation authorities, to displace the Palestinian population from their land, restrict their life, and to expand settlements and military areas, are continued, in violation […]

14 May
10:01

Ten Palestinian Journalists Attacked by Israeli Forces

About ten Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli fire on Monday, while covering the Israeli aggression against Palestinian protesters along Gaza border, the government media office reported, according to Al Ray. The office condemned, in a statement, deliberate Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalist crews while covering the Great March of […]

08 May
8:21

PLO Official Calls for Demonstrations against US Embassy Relocation

Ahmad Majdalani, Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has called on Palestinians to protest against the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, declaring a “day of rage.” Speaking in a radio interview with the Voice of Palestine, Majdalani declared the relocation of the embassy as a […]

27 Apr
2:08

Report: Israeli Army Demolishing West Bank Schools

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report of  Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, with special note to the demolition of schools and education facilities in the West Bank.  Israel authorities have repeatedly denied Palestinians the necessary permits to build schools in the West Bank, and have demolished schools built […]

04 Feb
10:20

PLO Calls for Formal Disengagement from Israel

The Palestinian  Liberation Organization is preparing, for the UN General Assembly, a call for a plan to disengage from Israel, in terms of security and economics. The Executive Committee is forming an internal “higher” committee for the purpose of implementing the decisions of the Palestinian Central Council, including the decision to suspend […]

28 Jan
6:46

U.S. Still Considering Closure of Washington PLO Office

Israeli Channel 2, on Thursday, said that the U.S. is considering closing down the PLO offices in Washington as a sanction for refusal, by the Palestinian Authority(PA), to return to negotiations with Israel. The PA, following U.S. president Donald Trump declaration of Jerusalem the capital of Israel, announced halt of […]

23 Jan
1:32

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

The Palestinian Authority has submitted an official complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli violations against Palestinian children. The move came as Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of 16-year-old girl Ahed al-Tamimi for the fifth time, in relation to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli […]

23 Dec
7:28

Rights Groups Submit File to ICC Prosecutor

Four Palestinian human rights organizations, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights and Al Haq, submitted their fifth substantive communication to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), during the Assembly of States Parties at the United Nations […]

19 Dec
10:21

Foreign Minister: Next Steps Will Involve Full Palestine Membership in UN

Foreign and Expatriates Minister Riyad Malki said that the United Nations General Assembly will meet today, to vote on a draft resolution regarding the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, stressing that work is underway to get a vote by the largest number of countries that will constitute a […]

07 Dec
1:00

Tayseer Khaled Calls for Boycott of US Goods

Amid controversy over the US decision to move their embassy to Jerusalem, PLO Executive Committee member, Tayseer Khaled, published a press release calling for an international campaign in the Arab, Islamic and Friendly States to boycott US goods. The press release stated the following, according to the PNN: “Tayseer Khaled […]

26 Nov
9:06

US Backtracks on Move to Close DC Palestinian Office

Assuring what the Palestine News Network (PNN) published last night, the Trump administration has backtracked on its decision to order the Palestinian office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days.     Last week, […]

23 Nov
6:11

US State Department Confirms Rapport with Palestinian Authority

US State Department confirmed, Tuesday, that it keeps communication with the Palestinian Authority (PA) despite its decision to close the Palestine Liberation Office’s DC venue. “In our view, communications are not frozen,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in a briefing Tuesday afternoon, Al Ray reports. “Conversations will be […]

23 Nov
5:55

US Palestinians Start Campaign in Protest against Closure of PLO Office

Palestinian communities in the United States are continuing with their campaign against the US State Department’s decision not to renew the license of the Palestinian diplomatic delegation in Washington and to shut down its office. Multiple meetings have been held, and a letter was written to US Secretary of State […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

06 Sep
7:26

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

21 Mar
8:22

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

03 Mar
4:58

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

26 Feb
7:52

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

07 Feb
3:26

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regularization Bill”

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regulation Bill” and Calls upon International Community to Stop Immediately Treating Israel as State Above Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Settlement Regulation Bill”, which allows the theft of Palestinian privately owned lands […]

25 Jan
11:34

PCHR: Belgium is Not Britain — Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution (VIDEO)

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip, has cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced that she would be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in […]

27 Nov
5:03

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

11 Oct
7:05

PLO Report: 248 Palestinians Killed Since Last Year

This report, prepared by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), summarizes Israel’s violations, committed by its occupation forces and armed settlers, for over a year: between September 13th, 2015 and September 30th, 2016 (384 days), against occupied Palestine. Such grave violations of international law illustrate, according to the PNN, Israeli policies […]

06 Oct
12:17

ICC Delegation to Visit the Holy Land

A delegation from the world’s only permanent war crimes court is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, this week, to “promote better understanding” about its work, their chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The trip, from Wednesday until October 10, will be the first to the region by officials from the prosecutor’s […]

21 Sep
10:20

B’Tselem: 2014 Israeli Crimes on Gaza not Investigated

(photo: Palestinian girl crying her brother, who was killed by the Israeli army, in the 2014 war on Gaza.) According to the PNN, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, has recently revealed that Israeli investigations into the events of Israeli 2014 military aggression on Gaza are attempting […]

17 Aug
11:32

Former Political Prisoner Dies From Serious Health Complications

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a former political prisoner died, Tuesday, from serious health complications resulting from years in Israeli prisons without proper and adequate medical treatment. The former detainee, Naim Younis Shawamra, 46, is from Doura city, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. The Committee […]

06 Jun
9:51

Human Rights Watch Calls on ICC to Launch Investigation into Israeli War Crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation into serious crimes committed against Palestinians, by the state of Israel, over the past decades. HRW said in a statement, Sunday, that ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda should carry out a formal probe consistent with […]

07 Mar
5:48

PCHR: Threats Against Al-Haq Target Palestinian Rights Movement As A Whole

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), on Sunday, expressed its solidarity with and support of Al-Haq human rights organization, in confrontation of the campaign which aims to defame Al-Haq organization, and its staff members, by unknown sources.PCHR stressed that this campaign is targeting the whole Palestinian human rights’ movement […]

12 Feb
12:10

Gaza: Rights Groups Submit 2nd Communication to ICC

February 12, 2016 12:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Four Palestinian human rights organizations submitted, on Wednesday, a second communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in August of 2014.According to a Al Mezan Center for Human Rights’ press release, the four organizations whose mandate it is to pursue justice […]

21 Dec
3:07

Ashrawi on Former ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Settlement Comments

It was recently reported in the Jerusalem Post that former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Louis Moreno-Ocampo, allegedly claimed that the Israeli High Court’s rulings could safeguard Israel from being prosecuted for war crimes, and, in an interview with Times of Israel, he praised an Israeli Foreign […]

14 Dec
10:57

ICC Delegation to Visit oPt in February

A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to visit the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) in February, a Palestinian Authority official said.A member of a national committee in charge of follow-up with the ICC, Wasel Abu Yusif, told Ma’an News Agency that the visit will include ongoing investigations […]

23 Nov
9:47

Palestinian Rights Organisations Deliver Submission to ICC

November 23, 2015 9:47 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Palestinian Human Rights organisations have delivered a submission to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 2014 Gaza offensive.23 November 2015 Today, in a historic moment in Palestinian pursuit of accountability, four Palestinian human rights organisations delivered a confidential communication to […]

13 Nov
12:47

Palestinian Authority Forms Special Force To Protect Hospitals

November 13, 2015 12:47 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Ministerial Cabinet, Ali Abu Diak, said that the Acting Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah issued direct orders to the police and security forces to form a special security force responsible for protecting hospitals and medical centers. Abu Diak stated that the invasion carried out by Israeli […]

19 Oct
7:17

Foreign Ministry Denounces Execution Of Palestinians, Demands International Investigation

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Sunday, strongly condemning the ongoing “Israeli violations and crimes, carried out by soldiers and paramilitary settlers’, on a daily basis in different parts of occupied Palestine, and demanding an international investigation into the violations and escalation.It said that the escalating Israeli crimes and […]

07 Oct
7:40

VIDEO: What Was Abdul-Rahman Doing in the Last Few Minutes of His Life?

As the overwhelming news of Israeli snipers executing the 13-year-old schoolboy Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah shook Bethlehem, furious demonstrations dominated the streets.Locals from Aida refugee camp, where he lived, demanded justice, calling it a cold-blooded execution by Israeli troops. His family are demanding answers. The boy was shot just yards from his […]

26 Sep
10:20

PLO: New Israeli Live Fire Law ‘Dehumanizes a Whole Nation’

The PLO secretary-general said, Saturday, that new Israeli regulations authorizing forces to use live ammunition in occupied East Jerusalem served to ‘dehumanize’ Palestinians.Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday broadened the rules whereby stone-throwers can be targeted with live fire, allowing Israeli forces to open fire when they determine that the life […]

17 Aug
9:26

Another Palestinian Youth Killed by Israeli Troops

August 17, 2015 9:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 1

Israeli soldiers, on Monday, shot dead a Palestinian at Za’tara military checkpoint to the south of Nablus, according to the Red Cross.According to WAFA correspondence, Red Crescent said that the soldiers shot 26-year-old Mohammed Bassam al-Atrash for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces reportedly denied medical teams […]

29 Jul
9:01

ICC Postpones Visit to Palestine

A Palestinian diplomat on Monday announced that a planned visit to Palestine later this month by a delegation from The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would be postponed.“The ICC has informed the Palestinian government of the postponement of the delegation’s visit – initially slated for the end of July – […]

27 Jul
3:39

Foreign Ministry Denounces Murder Of Abu Latifa

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued statement, Monday, strongly condemning the death of a young Palestinian man, who was shot and killed at dawn, by Israeli army fire in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.The Foreign Ministry said Mohammad Ata Abu Latifa, 20 years of age, “was murdered in […]

27 Jun
10:08

Obama “Hamstrung” by Israeli Lobby on Palestinian ICC Bid

The US opposition to the bid by the Palestinian Authority to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza is the result of pressure from the Israeli lobby, says an investigative journalist.“AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) clearly has total control of the US Congress […]

12 Jun
9:19

Israel Exonerates Itself Over Gaza Beach Killings of Four Children

Israel’s internal probe has concluded that the missile attack that killed four Palestinians children on a beach in Gaza last summer was the result of collateral damage.The Israeli military has cleared itself from all responsibility in the deaths of the four Bakr cousins who were killed last summer on a […]

09 Jun
2:55

Al-Maliki: “Files Of Settlements, Gaza, To Be Submitted To ICC On June 25”

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, stated that the files of Israel’s illegal settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, and the repeated Israeli aggression on the besieged coastal Gaza Strip, will be submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on June 25.Al-Maliki said that all preparations for submitting […]

01 Jun
3:51

“160 Files On Israeli Settlements To Be Submitted To ICC,’ Expert Says

Khalil Tafakji, a Palestinian expert in Maps and the head of the ‘ and Geographic Information Systems Department’ of the Arab Studies Center in Jerusalem, said the Palestinian Authority intends to submit 160 files to the International Criminal Court (ICC), documenting Israel’s illegal settlement activities.Tafakji said the files will be […]

19 May
3:35

PA Demands Fixed Date for ICC Lawsuit Submission

The Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, said on Monday that he asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to set a date for submitting the case files pertaining to the settlements and war crimes lawsuits against Israel to the court.’I filed a request two days ago to the ICC to set […]

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25 Apr
2:16

This Week in Palestine Week 17 2015

April 25, 2015 2:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 18th, to the 24th, 2015. This week New Zealand announces intentions to revive the stalled peace talks, meanwhile Israeli attacks and siege leave one killed Palestinian and at […]

23 Apr
4:12

PA Pays Off Last of Public Sector Salaries

The Palestinian Authority, Tuesday, declared that it was able to pay the remainder of civil servants’ wages and pensions for the past four months (40% each), hours after Israel released some 1.85 billion shekels ($473 million) in withheld taxes collected on behalf of the Palestinians. Last Thursday, Prime Minister Rami […]

17 Apr
11:26

Abbas: “Releasing All Detainees Is The Foundation Of Any Future Peace Deal”

April 17, 2015 11:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, just a few hours before April 17, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the release of all political prisoners, held by Israel, is a top priority and one of the cases to be filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abbas added that the […]

11 Apr
3:55

Hamas Demands Israeli Leaders be Brought Before ICC

Earlier this month, Palestine officially joined the ICC, after the Hague-based tribunal approved its accession bid.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Hamas said Thursday that it will hand over any Palestinian to the International Criminal Court (ICC) before Israeli leaders are brought to tribunal. ‘Hamas is ready to cooperate […]

10 Apr
1:26

Former Detainee Dies Following Medical Neglect In Prison

April 10, 2015 1:26 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 1

Palestinian Medical sources reported on Friday that former political prisoner, Ja’far Ibrahim ‘Awad, 22 years of age, died in a Palestinian hospital in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, due to serious complications resulting from a lack of specialized medical treatment, and medical maltreatment, while held in an Israeli […]

07 Apr
2:47

PA Seeks to Speed International Probe into Israeli War Crimes

The Palestinian Authority is providing new documents to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up a preliminary probe into possible Israeli war crimes, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Malki said, Monday.The probe, which was opened on January 16, by ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, is not a full investigation […]

01 Apr
10:17

Barghouthi: “Joining ICC A Significant Move To Strip Israel’s Illegal Immunity”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated that by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestine would be able to file cases against Israel and its commanders for war crimes against the Palestinian people, and to strip Israel of its illegal immunity that allowed it to continue […]

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01 Apr
2:59

Palestine Today 03 31 2015

April 1, 2015 2:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Israeli soldiers attacks Palestinian school children with tear gas and demolish a home in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers invaded, on […]

01 Apr
1:46

PA Refuses to Take Unaudited Tax Revenues

Palestinian governmental spokesperson Ihab Bseiso, Monday, assured that, ‘Until now we haven’t received any money, nor have we officially been informed of anything.’The Palestinian Finance Ministry stated that the deductions made by Israel to cover services provided to the Palestinians haven’t been ‘agreed upon’ and constitute ‘an unjustified and illegal […]

31 Mar
6:29

Erekat: “Palestine To Be Declared ICC Member Wednesday”

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat stated that Palestine would be announced, Wednesday, an official member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, adding that the Palestinian Authority has concluded all technical and legal preparations.Erekat said the move would enable Palestine to become a member of 523 international […]

30 Mar
11:35

Report: Palestinian Authority will not file charges against Israel in International Court

March 30, 2015 11:35 AM Celine Hagbard Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

A new report by the Israeli newspaper ‘Jerusalem Post’, based on unnamed sources within the Palestinian Authority, claims that the PA has agreed to pursue no formal charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC), in exchange for the release of tax money that had been illegally seized by […]

02 Mar
1:11

Bil’in marks ten years of popular resistance

Plumes of teargas wafted up the terraced hillside of the West Bank village of Bil’in on Friday when over 1,000 demonstrators marked ten years of weekly protests against Israel’s separation wall and occupation outside of Ramallah. Israelis drove in from Tel Aviv, and international activists and Palestinians from nearby towns […]

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28 Feb
3:40

This Week in Palestine Week 09 2015

February 28, 2015 3:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for February 21st, to the 27th, 2015. US court holds the Palestinian Authority and the PLO liable for American citizens killed in Israel, in the meantime Israeli attacks leave one […]

26 Feb
7:21

Shaath: “We Will Appeal US Court Decision, Head To ICC”

Nabil Shaath, member of the Executive Committee of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestinian National Authority (P.N.A) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), intend to appeal a ruling made by a US Court, and said the Palestinians will head to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Shaath said […]

13 Feb
12:19

Committee Set Up to Promote PA Boycott of Israeli Companies

February 13, 2015 12:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Authority had been publicly supportive only of a boycott of settlement products, such that this week’s decision represents a real step forward in the creation of joint work by PA authorities and civil society groups on a wider concept of boycott. The question remains, of course, whether the […]

10 Feb
8:55

PA Boots 6 Israeli Companies From Palestinian Market

The Palestinian Authority has decided to completely ban all products of six Israeli companies from the Palestinian market, as a response to Israel tax-freeze move.Any product manufactured by Strauss Group, Tnuva, Osem, Elite, Prigat and Jafora-Tabori will be banned in the West Bank markets as of February 11, according to […]

03 Feb
1:22

PA Tax Revenues Will Continue to be Withheld by Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given instructions to continue withholding tax revenues which Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, Israeli media reported on Monday.Daily newspaper Israel Hayom stated that Netanyahu gave orders to withhold $100 million the PA was supposed to receive as tax revenues for January. […]

25 Jan
5:46

Fateh Spokesman for Europe, Dr. Jamal Nazzal visits Denmark

Dr. Jamal Nazzal, the spokesman for the Palestinian Fateh Movement and member of its Revolutionary Council, arrived in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Saturday. Dr. Nazzal’s arrival in Denmark could suggest that initiatives aim at making Denmark follow its Scandinavian neighbors Sweden and Norway in recognizing the Palestinian State. Speaking […]

17 Jan
6:12

Lieberman Threatens To “Dismantle” ICC

Following the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation to determine “whether war crimes have been committed” during Israel’s last war Gaza in the summer of 2014, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened that Israel “would act on dissolving the ICC,’ and considered the decision […]

05 Jan
3:59

Netanyahu Threatens Palestinian Prosecution Over ICC Bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, Sunday, that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid to join the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would only expose him and other Palestinian officials to prosecution over their support for what he called ‘militant Islamist groups’, PNN reports. ‘We will take steps in response and […]

01 Jan
3:46

Abbas Submits Application for ICC Membership

PA President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas, Wednesday, signed a formal request for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), following a failed UN resolution for ending the Israeli occupation.Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council came after a three-month Palestinian campaign to win support for the resolution. […]

24 Sep
3:22

Abbas To Submit Resolution To UN Security Council Friday

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that he intends to submit, Friday, a resolution calling for a three-year timetable for the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, after his scheduled speech at the UN General Assembly.Israeli daily Haaretz said Abbas informed US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that he is […]

14 Sep
1:11

Palestinian MP: Abbas Blocked ICC Bid on Israeli War Crimes

According to the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hasan Khreisha, Fateh party member and defacto president of the country, Mahmoud Abbas, has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court (ICC).Mr. Khreisha told Ma’an that the Palestinian […]

24 Aug
7:33

Hamas Agrees to Apply for ICC Membership

Hamas has now signed a proposal for Palestinian application for membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Netherlands, through which legal action could be taken against Israel, a senior official of Gaza’s ruling party said, on Saturday.The declaration follows two days of talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

06 Aug
12:37

Palestinian Negotiators Meet in Cairo, Al Maliki Meets ICC Reps at the Hague

Three remaining members of a Palestinian delegation attempting to negotiate a longer truce between combatants in Gaza entered Egypt through Rafah crossing, on Tuesday, according to MENA state news.Ma’an News Agency has reported that a joint Palestinian negotiating team representing the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Islamic Jihad has been in […]

29 Jul
3:05

Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

‘As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave […]

13 May
11:02

Freedom Flotilla Update: ‘We Will Sail in the Fall!’

Following is a statement by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition regarding the April 29th attack on Gaza’s Ark. Statement from the Freedom Flotilla Coalition regarding the attack on Gaza’s Ark, for immediate release. London, May 12, 2014 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition met in London over the last two days to discuss […]

27 Nov
4:52

UN Declares 2014 Year Of Solidarity With The Palestinians

The United Nations has declared the year 2014 as a “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”, after the resolution passed by 110 votes, with seven countries opposing and 54 abstaining. The UN said it will be working with various governments, organizations and civil society institutions, in 2014, to ensure […]

06 Jun
3:16

EU Demands Israel To Stop Settlement Activities

The European Union demanded Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to stop Israel’s illegal settlement activities, and stated that the EU would support the Palestinian Authority in joining the International Criminal Court should Israel fail to stop its violations.Several senior EU leaders said that they fear Netanyahu is obstructing the efforts […]

04 Apr
7:29

PCHR: ‘In Light Of Ongoing Violations, Palestine Must Join The ICC’

PCHR urges President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership to follow through on recent statements they have made, in which they have pledged to sign and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).The Palestinian leadership must fulfil their responsibilities in ensuring justice and redress for Palestinian victims […]

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13 Dec
12:14

Palestine Today 12 12 2012

December 13, 2012 12:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 03s || 2.8 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesda y December 12th, 2012. Israeli extremists attack a church in Jerusalem and the army levels a house […]

12 Dec
8:49

Lieberman: “Heading To ICC, A Palestinian Declaration Of War On Israel”

December 12, 2012 8:49 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 1

Israeli Foreign Minister of the extremist far-right ‘Israel Our Home Party’, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that should the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Israeli for its decision to build 3000 settlement units, the move will be regarded by Israel as a […]

12 Dec
3:53

Abbas Threatens To Head To ICC Should Israel Implement E1 Project

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, threatened to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) should Israel insist on implementing its decision to build more than 3000 homes for Jewish settlers as part of its E1 illegal settlement project in occupied East Jerusalem.The statements of Abbas came during a press conference with […]

05 Apr
2:41

Human Rights Group: ‘A Dark Day For International Justice’

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement Wednesday expressing its extreme disappointment following the decision by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to open an investigation on the situation in Palestine. The following is the statement by PCHR: This situation has […]

27 Nov
3:05

Turkey: Relations Not To Be Normalized until Israel Lifts Gaza Blockade

November 27, 2011 3:05 AM IMEMC News International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Turkish Minister of Foreign Affair, Ahmed Dawud Aghlo, reconfirmed that relations between Turkey and Israel won’t be normalized till the latter issues an official statement, apologizing for Israeli attacks on the Turkish “Freedom Flotilla” in bound to Gaza and lifting Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, the Maan News Agency […]

09 Nov
1:40

Russell Tribunal Finds Israel Guilty Of Apartheid, Prosecution

November 9, 2011 1:40 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, International, News Report 0

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine has ruled that Israel is guilty of Apartheid and Prosecution crimes, as its panel of jurists ruled that the Israeli actions against the Palestinians breach the prohibition of apartheid under International Law.The tribunal held extensive talks for two days, listened to testimonies from expert witnesses, […]

16 Sep
10:16

Clinton: Two-state Solution route through Jerusalem-Ramallah, not New York

September 16, 2011 10:16 PM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, stated Thursday that Palestinians should void their bid for statehood at the United Nations, claiming that “The two-state solution route is through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York,” Qatar-based Al-jazeera Channel reported late on Thursday. Clinton said in a press conference during a visit […]