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19 Mar
4:40

Ashrawi on UN Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced, in a statement released Saturday, the decision by the United Nations to remove the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) report from its website, which concluded that “Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime […]

09 Mar
12:59

Ashrawi on Women’s Day

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi marked International Women’s Day (March 8) by issuing the following statement: “On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we honor all women, in particular Palestinian women for their steadfastness and significant role in the national struggle for self-determination, freedom and dignity in spite […]

24 Jan
10:51

Ashrawi Calls on Norway to Recognize Palestinian Statehood

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Tuesday, has called on Norway to recognize Palestine in the immediate future. Ashrawi, in a meeting at her office with Norwegian Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Hilde Haraldstad, expressed her appreciation to the Norwegian government for its continued economic […]

30 Dec
6:06

Ashrawi: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Well Informed on Israeli Religious Violations

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Thursday, expressed concerns regarding the statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, who recently praised Israel for being a “democracy” that “respects freedom of worship.” In an official statement, Ashrawi said that “Theophilos III is very well informed of […]

10 Sep
9:59

Ashrawi Meets with Delegation from Chile

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi recently met with a visiting delegation of Palestinian business and civil society leaders from Chile at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, and welcomed them to Palestine. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Ashrawi called on the members of the delegation to maintain […]

20 Aug
11:09

Ashrawi Bestowed with “French Knight of the Legion of Honor” Medal

The French government has awarded PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi with the distinguished French decoration, “Chevalier de la LĂ©gion D’honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honor). During separate with diplomats at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, French Consul General HervĂ© Magro informed Ashrawi that the French government has […]

02 Aug
11:18

Ashrawi Meets with American Delegation from Ramallah Federation’s “Project Hope”

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with a visiting delegation of young Palestinians from the United States participating in the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine’s Project Hope program, at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah. After welcoming the delegation to Palestine, Dr. Ashrawi urged its members to stay engaged, […]

16 Jul
11:10

Dr. Ashrawi Delivers Closing Speech at 5th Annual Palestinian Diaspora Conference

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi delivered a closing keynote address entitled, “Framing Current Issues in Palestine,” at the 5th Annual Palestinian Diaspora Conference, yesterday, which was sponsored by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Know Thy Heritage (KTH) program; the Conference was held on July […]

06 Jul
9:15

Ashrawi Denounces Plans to Expand West Bank Settlements

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Tuesday, strongly denounced Israel’s plan to expand three illegal Israeli settlements around the Jerusalem area, by building hundreds of residential units to accommodate more Israeli settlers. She said, in a press release, “We strongly denounce plans by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor […]

21 Jun
6:10

Dr. Ashrawi: Concrete Plan Needed for French Initiative to Succeed

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Tuesday, has  welcomed the EU Foreign Affairs Council’s decision to endorse the French initiative to hold an international peace conference later this year. Ashrawi added, according to the PNN,  that, in order for the initiative to succeed, the international community must undertake a concrete action […]

19 Jun
9:00

Dr. Ashrawi on the Death of British MP Jo Cox

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday, expressed the grief of Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine over the death of ‘Palestine’s dear friend and peace and justice activist,’ British Labour MP Jo Cox, who was brutally murdered outside a West Yorkshire library on Thursday. “MP Cox, a devoted humanitarian […]

08 Jun
8:44

Dr. Ashrawi: ‘Nominating Israel to chair UNGA committee like asking the wolf to guard sheep’

Commenting on the Western European and Others Group’s (WEOG) decision to nominate Israel for the chairmanship of the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the move and said: “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, […]

26 May
10:46

Dr. Ashrawi: “Capital Punishment, Not A Deterrent, Must Be Abolished”

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced the Hamas decision to execute 13 convicted Palestinians, and called on the Palestinian President and the government, to completely abolish capital punishment. She said that the approval made by Hamas legislators in Gaza, authorizing […]

14 Apr
7:36

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Israel’s Decision To Build Hundreds Of Colonialist Units

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced the Israeli decision to build hundreds of colonialist units in the occupied West Bank, and described the move as part of Israel’s force displacement, and ethnic cleansing, of the Palestinian people. In a statement […]

12 Mar
9:09

Ashrawi Meets with Washington Officials

This week, PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi conducted a series of meetings in Washington D.C., and accompanied by Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, Chief Representative of the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S.Ashrawi first met with Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near East […]

17 Feb
11:38

Ashrawi & Erekat: British Boycott Ban Negates Democracy

PLO Executive Committee Members Dr. Hanan Ashrawi and Dr. Saeb Erekat (Secretary General), met in separate meetings with the British Minister for Middle East Affairs, Tobias Ellwood, after which Dr. Ashrawi and Dr. Erekat released the following joint statement:’We are seriously concerned at the new British ‘guidance’ that would entail […]

19 Jan
2:30

Ashrawi: Sectarian Violence a Direct Result of ‘Hate Culture’ Generated by Occupation

“We strongly condemn the vandalization of the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem. Such an act is the direct result of a hate culture generated by racism and the occupation with impunity, exceptionalism and entitlement. The international community is responsible to protect both Palestinian holy sites and people from such Israeli sectarian […]

29 Dec
1:02

Dr. Ashrawi on Recent Escalation of Israeli Colonial Enterprise

According to a report by Peace Now, the Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on plans to construct 55,548 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem); this includes plans to build more than 25,000 units on the Palestinian side of the Apartheid Wall; 8,372 units in […]

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 […]

17 Nov
2:03

Ashrawi: Netanyahu Exploiting Paris Attacks

In response to media inquiries, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi commented, according to PNN:“In his recent statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cynically exploiting the pain of the innocent victims of Daesh terrorism in Paris in order to create a misleading linkage and to justify Israeli state […]

02 Oct
3:45

Ashrawi: “Netanyahu’s Speech, A Smokescreen, Cloud Concealing Lies And Manipulation”

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated Friday that the UN speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is deceptive, manipulative, and based on lies. In a press release, Dr. Ashrawi said Netanyahu’s attempts to present Israel as the victim, and casting […]

16 Sep
4:03

Ashrawi: ‘Israel is provoking a global holy war.’

September 16, 2015 4:03 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with Dr. Alastair McPhail at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, September 14, 2015.Both parties discussed the latest political developments, including Israel’s persistent assaults and escalating incursions and violence on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound (Al-Haram Al-Sharif) and its Palestinian worshipers. Dr. Ashrawi said, […]

08 Sep
9:01

Ashrawi: ‘Israel is in the business of creating refugees, not providing them with a safe haven.’

In response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s rejection of accepting any refugees in Israel, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said: “Israel is in the business of creating refugees and ethnic cleansing; it bears a moral responsibility for the plight of the Palestinian refugees and the grave injustices […]

31 Jul
2:10

Ashrawi Says Israel Now ‘Completely Out of Control’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi has strongly condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval of 300 units in the illegal settlement of Beit El and plans to construct additional units in and around Jerusalem, including 115 units in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, 300 units in the settlement […]

19 Jun
12:17

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Attack On Historic Church

June 19, 2015 12:17 PM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), strongly denounced the burning of an historic church, in Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, and said there is a significant increase of organized hate crimes carried out by Jewish fanatics against […]

13 May
9:46

Ashrawi: ‘Nakba did not end with the creation of Israel’

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: “The Nakba did not end with the creation of Israel; rather, it is an ongoing process that seeks to displace Palestine and replace it with ‘Greater Israel’ at the expense of its people and their rights.”On the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, PLO Executive […]

11 May
6:54

Dr. Ashrawi on New Netanyahu Coalition

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi stated: “Such a coalition betrays the true nature of the Israeli political system and promotes an anti-peace agenda and the language of racism, extremism and violence; it will further increase the isolation and deligitimization of Israel.In addition to the extremism in the Likud […]

18 Apr
6:49

Ashrawi on Palestinian Prisoners Day

April 18, 2015 6:49 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi stated: “Today, we honor and express our solidarity with all Palestinians who have been and continue to be imprisoned in Israeli jails. We commend their steadfastness, courage and determination in defiance of Israel’s military occupation and system of enslavement and apartheid. Since the […]

10 Apr
3:23

Dr. Ashrawi on the Memory of Deir Yassin: ‘Israel’s Systematic Massacres Persisted’

On April 9, sixty-seven years ago, armed members of Zionist terrorist organizations, the Irgun and the Stern gangs, attacked the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin and brutally murdered more than one hundred innocent men, women and children. PNN reports that mostly all under the age of nine, fifty-five young children […]

04 Apr
1:55

Ashrawi: Jarrar’s Arrest a Politically Motivated Violation of Parliamentary Immunity

On behalf of the PLO Executive Committee, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned the recent arrest of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Member and a member of the political leadership of the PFLP, one of the PLO’s constituent factions, Khalida Jarrar.’It is obvious that her arrest is politically motivated and a violation […]

30 Mar
3:18

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the 39th Commemoration of Land Day

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said: “On March 30, 1976, as thousands of Palestinians inside Israel protested Israeli plans to steal 60,000 dunams of land in the Galilee, six Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured and arrested…Thirty-nine years later, in the face of the brutal military occupation […]

29 Mar
3:50

Dr. Ashrawi on the Adoption of 3 UNHRC Resolutions Regarding Occupied Palestine

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said: “On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we express our great appreciation and gratitude to the members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) who assumed a principled, courageous and just stand and overwhelmingly voted in favor […]

05 Feb
11:31

Ashrawi: Canada Engaged in Political Blackmail against Palestinian Civil Institutions

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, in response to the Canadian government’s recent decision to terminate a contribution agreement it had between MIFTAH and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, says that Canada is indulging in political blackmail at the expense of Palestinian civil institutions.The project was terminated shortly […]

21 Oct
9:08

Ashrawi: ‘Israel is Transforming Jerusalem into Jewish City’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi says that Israel’s illegal steps in Jerusalem are “transforming it into an exclusively Jewish city” where Palestinian Christians and Muslims have now become temporary residents in their own homeland.“Israel is annexing Jerusalem and destroying the authenticity and character of the occupied city with […]

01 Oct
1:39

Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s UN Speech a ‘Blatant Manipulation of Facts’

Executive PLO member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi responded to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent UN address by saying that he blatantly manipulated the facts in comparing Hamas with the ‘Islamic State’ terrorist group, according to Ma’an.’Netanyahu’s speech at the UN was a blatant manipulation of facts and attempted at misleading the […]

05 May
9:17

‘Ashrawi: “Netanyahu Turns Israel into Racist State by Law”

Member of PLO Executive Committee Dr. Hanan ‘Ashrawi expressed, Monday, that the Israeli government and its extreme right-wing coalition reveal the true face of an Israeli apartheid regime based on discrimination, exclusion and rejection of the other, in gross violation of humanitarian and international law.‘Ashrawi’s statement comes in reaction to […]

02 May
4:09

Ashrawi Calls Upon the International Community to Continue Upgrading Relations with Palestine

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi of the PLO Executive Committee called on the international community and, in particular, the European Union to continue in upgrading its relations with Palestine, and its recognition of the State of Palestine, as well as in curbing the Israel’s persistent violations and unilateral measures.Ashrawi stressed, ‘We will […]

29 Mar
9:23

Ashrawi: Stagnant Talks with Israel ‘Too Costly for Palestinians’

A member of the PLO’s Executive committee said in a statement, Saturday, that ‘stagnant’ negotiations with Israel have been ‘too costly for the Palestinian people,’ pointing at a long list of Israeli ‘aggressions’ since the talks began. BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — ‘The ‘peace process’ has cost us the lives of many […]

27 Mar
5:01

Ashrawi Calls on US to Stand Up for International Law

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, called the U.S. to stand up for international law, and to have the political will to curb Israeli violations of international and humanitarian law.She stressed that, ‘unless there is an American commitment to treat Palestinians equally and to hold Israel accountable, there is […]

09 Mar
9:07

Ashrawi: Europe’s Role in Obliging Israel to Comply with International Law

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi recently stressed on the essential role of Britain and of Europe in exercising a corrective influence on negotiations, bringing Israel to compliance, and putting an end to Israeli intransigence and violations.The PNN reports that Ashrawi’s statements came during her meeting with the newly […]

06 Feb
11:08

Ashrawi Denounces Israel’s New Settlement Plan

February 6, 2014 11:08 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

[Wednesday, February 5, 2014] Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced Israel’s approval of an additional 349 units of Jewish settlements in occupied Jerusalem.Dr. Ashrawi stated that Israel is ongoing with the isolation of the occupied Palestinian city from its surrounding […]

20 Jan
10:44

Ashrawi Denounces Statements of Australian FM

January 20, 2014 10:44 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced statements made by Australian FM, Julie Bishop, who criticized what she called “European pressure on Israel’.Bishop recently lashed out on officials and countries of the European Union for trying to pressure Israel into halting […]

20 May
1:48

Dr. Ashrawi Slams Israeli Plans to Legalize Illegal Settler ‘Outposts’

In response to Israel’s most recent unilateral violation of international law, including plans to legalize settler ‘outposts,’ and the escalation of settler violence against the Palestinian people and their resources, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated that the attacks are part of a systematic Israel policy that aims […]

16 Oct
5:20

Ashrawi Thanks Brazil For Supporting Palestinian Statehood Bid

Monday, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO),met Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Antonio Patriota, and Brazil’s Ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, Ligia Maria Scherer, in Ramallah. He thanked Brazil for supporting the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, and for recognizing, in 2010, Palestine […]

26 Mar
9:34

Ashrawi Condemns Israeli Threats of Cutting Tax Revenue

On Monday Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO executive committee, slammed the Israeli government threats to cut tax revenue as part of Israeli response to the last week UN council for Human Rights decision to investigate West Bank settlements.Israeli ministers called on Monday on their government to stop sending […]

11 Mar
7:40

Ashrawi: “Israel Is Committing Extrajudicial Executions

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated Saturday that Israel is committing crimes and extrajudicial assassinations against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is seeking further provocation in order to destabilize the region, and […]

09 Nov
9:10

PLC member Ashrawi calls for impartial probe committee into Gaza attacks

November 9, 2006 9:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Palestinian lawmaker, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, called on Thursday on the International Community to send an impartial international probe committee to investigate the Israeli attacks and “crimes” carried by the army against the Palestinian People. The statements of Ashrawi came after the death of twenty Palestinians, on Wednesday, and at least […]

04 May
5:10

MADA Calling for Wider Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression

On World Press Freedom Day, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has congratulated all colleagues and journalists in Palestine and the world, and renew the call to form a broader coalition for defending freedom of expression in Palestine by all the relevant organizations and bodies, especially the […]

02 Apr
3:33

New West Bank Settlement Approved for Former Amona Residents

On Thursday night, the Israeli security cabinet unanimously voted for the establishment of a new settlement in Emek Shilo, to house the Amona settlement evacuees. After the High Court of Israel ruled the Amona settlement illegal in 2006 and later, in 2014, ordered the complete evacuation of the settlement, Israel […]

24 Mar
11:44

UNHRC Adopts Four Anti-occupation Resolutions

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted, during its 34th session held on Friday in Geneva, four pro-Palestinian and anti-occupation resolutions. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that the four adopted resolutions are entitled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, […]

Palestine Today - audio
09 Mar
1:33

Palestine Today 03 08 2017

March 9, 2017 1:33 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, March, 08, 2017. Hunger striking political detainee moved to hospital, meanwhile Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians.  These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Eight Palestinian […]

28 Feb
7:56

Palestinian Leadership and Citizens Mourn Death of British MP Kaufman (VIDEO)

Palestinians are mourning the passing of British Member of Parliament and long time friend of the Palestinian people, Gerald Kaufman. “On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we mark with deep sorrow the passing of Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman, the longest-serving British MP from the Labor […]

24 Jan
11:25

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
31 Dec
12:07

This Week in Palestine Week 52 2016

December 31, 2016 12:07 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 24, to the 30, 2016. As The UN deems Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, a detainee dies in Israeli detention this week, meanwhile army invasions targeting […]

Palestine Today - audio
21 Nov
11:57

Palestine Today 11 21 2016

November 21, 2016 11:57 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, November, 21, 2016. One worker injured, at least ten other civilians kidnaped by Israeli troops during invasions targeting west Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
12 Aug
11:47

This Week in Palestine Week 32 2016

August 12, 2016 11:47 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 6, to the 12, 2016. As Palestinians warn of ongoing Israeli escalation in the West Bank, a Palestinian was killed more than a dozen others injured in attacks […]

16 Jul
11:01

Condolences and Sympathies Extended to Victims of Terrorist Attack in France

In a recent phone call to French Consul General HervĂ©  Magro, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi extended her “deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the brutal terror attack that occurred last night, in Nice. “Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by this […]

14 Jun
1:26

Awawda: “Israel As Head Of UN Legal Committee, Like Asking Mafia To Head Anti-Crime Force”

Dr. Shaher Awawdeh, deputy permanent observer of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations, strongly denounced Israel’s election as the head the UN Legal Committee (officially named the Sixth Committee). Awawdeh said such a decision is very serious as it represents a deep decline in morality and peace […]

08 Jun
8:57

Jerusalem: 82 New Settlement Units Announced

On Tuesday, Israeli authorities announced plans to construct 82 units in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo and to build an illegal settlement outpost of 15,000 units in the Qalandia Airport area north of Jerusalem. The announcement comes a few days following the Paris Peace Summit, in the presence of 29 countries from […]

31 May
1:26

Shams Human Rights Center Denounces Execution Of Three Palestinians In Gaza

The (Shams) Human Rights and Democracy Media Center issued a statement strongly denouncing the Hamas authority in Gaza for executing three condemned Palestinians, on Tuesday at dawn, and considered it a violation of the Basic Palestinian Law. The center said that “what Hamas did is an extra-judicial execution, and a […]

31 May
12:01

Hamas Executes Three Convicted Palestinians In Gaza

The Hamas-run Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has supervised, on Tuesday at dawn, the execution of three convicted Palestinians, despite repeated calls and condemnations from human rights groups. The Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Information Center said the three Palestinians were convicted of several crimes, including murder, committed more than a year […]

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19 Mar
2:29

This Week in Palestine Week 11 2016

March 19, 2016 2:29 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 March 12, to the 18, 2016. This week six Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire, in the meantime Israel’s government announces its takeover of more Palestinian lands in Jerusalem. […]

12 Mar
7:18

France: Another Palestinian TV Station Shut Down

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude, on Saturday, to French President Francois Hollande, after the French government shut down a Hamas-affiliated television station that, according to the Israeli media, “aired content which constituted anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incitement.”Netanyahu had earlier urged Hollande to end the transmission of Al Aksa […]

03 Feb
3:56

Hunger Striker Al-Qeeq Loses 60% of Hearing

February 3, 2016 3:56 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), hunger-striking journalist and administrative prisoner, Muhammad Al-Qeeq, has lost his ability to speak and 60% of his hearing sense, 70 days into his hunger strike.Head of the Detainees and ex-Detainees Committee, Ashraf Abu Sneineh, on 25 January, said that the […]

28 Jan
8:50

Netanyahu Accuses Ban Ki-moon of Encouraging Terror

Israel has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of encouraging ‘terror’ by suggesting that alleged knife attacks by Palestinian youth were a natural reaction to Israel’s heavy-handed occupation.’The UN lost its neutrality and moral force a long time ago and the secretary-general’s remarks do not improve the situation,’ Israeli Prime Minister […]

21 Jan
4:40

Israeli Youths Arrested on Suspicion of Church Vandalism

January 21, 2016 4:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Two Israeli teenagers suspected of scrawling hate speech on a historic church in occupied East Jerusalem, earlier this week, have been arrested, according to Israeli police.A spokesperson said that a 16-year-old Jewish suspect was arrested on Tuesday and another Jewish teen, aged 15, was arrested on Wednesday, following ongoing police […]

19 Jan
2:33

Israeli Foreign Ministry: ‘Shocked’ as Another Church Divests from Israeli Apartheid

Israeli Foreign Ministry officials have expressed surprise at the United Methodist Church’s decision to divest from five Israeli banks on the grounds of human rights concerns.Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot are among 39 companies blacklisted by the UMC pension fund […]

19 Dec
11:34

Shin Bet: Jewish Terrorists Out to ‘Violently Overthrow’ Israeli Government

December 19, 2015 11:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet, on Thursday, cautioned that a Jewish terror organization is seeking to “violently overthrow” the Israeli government, Israeli media reported.Israeli media across the board described the public statement issued by the security agency as a rare response to actors who have slandered the Shin Bet […]

30 Nov
1:44

November 29th: International Day of Solidarity with Palestine

November 30, 2015 1:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Today is the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.Thirty years after the UN partition plan of Palestine, the General Assembly passed a new resolution proclaiming an annual observation, on November 29th, to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The Palestine News Network (PNN) […]

28 Nov
10:56

Kerry, Israel, Palestine and Terrorism

United States Secretary John Kerry has, once again, visited the Middle East, to exert his particular brand of useless influence on Palestinian President and Israeli puppet Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu. At least this time he conceded that no progress has been made; there were no false […]

25 Nov
12:17

Kerry Unwavering in Support of Tel Aviv

November 25, 2015 12:17 AM IMEMC Agencies International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday expressed support for Israel’s right to ‘defend’ itself from ‘terrorism’ and ‘senseless violence,’ in comments which will most likely be viewed in stark contrast with the reality faced by Palestinians.Speaking before a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Kerry […]

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21 Nov
1:35

This Week in Palestine Week 47 2015

November 21, 2015 1:35 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 November 14, to the 20, 2015. Israeli attacks targeting Palestinians this week left four killed and more than 150 others injured. Meanwhile Israel is angered by comparisons between Islamic […]

18 Nov
7:03

Swedish FM Likens Israel to ISIS, Accused of Being “Hostile”

November 18, 2015 7:03 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Following the Paris attacks on Friday, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom made a connection between Islamic State extremism and the Israeli occupation, causing a feud between the two governments, that the Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned its Swedish envoy on Monday.In an interview with a Swedish TV channel, following the Paris […]

11 Oct
10:01

Israeli Lobby Exploits Interfaith Dialogue

For years Israel and its lobby around the world have been trying to normalise their relations with Arabs and Muslims without solving the Palestine question. One of the methods they resorted to in the last few years is using human rights, community organisations, interfaith dialogue and multiculturalism to achieve this […]

16 Sep
10:24

Palestinian Teen Injured By Army Fire In Jerusalem, One Kidnapped

September 16, 2015 10:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Medical sources have reported, on Tuesday at night, that a Palestinian teen was shot and injured by live Israeli army fire in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, before the soldiers kidnapped his friend.Nasser Fasfous, spokesperson of the Fateh Movement in Jerusalem, said Hamza Houshiyya, 17, was riding in a […]

16 Sep
9:39

Child Shot In The Neck In Al-‘Eesawiyya, In Jerusalem

September 16, 2015 9:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Medical sources in occupied Jerusalem have reported, on Tuesday at night, that a child was shot with an Israeli army rubber-coated steel bullet in her neck while walking with her family in the Salam Park, near the main entrance of the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the city.Member of the Follow-up Committee […]

16 Sep
9:16

Soldiers Kidnap A Child In Jerusalem

September 16, 2015 9:16 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at night, a Palestinian child in the at-Tour town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and invaded various Palestinian communities in the city.The child, identified as Moath Sayyad, 13 years of age, was in the center of the village when the soldiers kidnapped him, and was later […]

16 Sep
8:15

Nine Injured Near Jerusalem, One Seriously

September 16, 2015 8:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was shot in the head, and eight others suffered mild-to-moderate wounds, during Tuesday evening clashes with Israeli soldiers in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.The army fired several rounds of live ammunition, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas […]

16 Sep
4:14

VIDEO: Soldiers Storm Al Aqsa on Day 3 of Fierce Clashes

September 16, 2015 4:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound’s southern mosque on Tuesday sparking the third straight day of violent clashes at the third holiest site in Islam.Dozens of Palestinians were injured in the clashes, during which Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian worshipers. […]

13 Sep
6:12

Israel Rejects Compensation For Burnt Historic Christian Church

September 13, 2015 6:12 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli Tax Authority has rejected a claim for compensation by officials of the Catholic Church demanding compensation for the burnt Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, which was burnt which was burnt in an Israeli terrorist arson attack, last June.Israeli Channel 2 has reported, Wednesday, that tax officials, […]

08 Sep
9:35

PNC Convocation Postponed

The Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) decided, Monday, to postpone holding the convocation of Palestinian National Council (PNC), which was to be held mid-September, in Ramallah. Al Ray reports that Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of executive committee, said to Anadalou news agency that the executive committee […]

08 Sep
9:20

Israel to Demolish at Least 13,000 West Bank Structures

September 8, 2015 9:20 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli occupation is set to demolish 13,000 Palestinian buildings in the occupied West Bank, over the course of one year, a UN report said on Monday. (Other media sources cite 17,000.)“Official data released by the Israeli authorities indicate that over 11,000 demolition orders – affecting an estimated 13,000 Palestinian-owned […]

23 Aug
8:24

PNC to Elect New PLO Executive Committee Members

The Palestinian National Council, the PLO’s legislative body, is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting in the next few weeks, to elect new members to the PLO’s Executive Committee, a committee member told Ma’an News Agency.Ahmad Majdalani told Ma’an, overnight Saturday, that PLO institutions would witness major changes. Majdalani was […]

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31 Jul
6:05

This Week in Palestine Week 31 2015

July 31, 2015 6:05 PM 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 July 25th, to the 31st, 2015. A child and a man were killed this week Israeli army and settlers’ attacks, meanwhile Israeli new law of force-feeding hunger striking political […]

31 Jul
2:44

Clashes Ensue over Beit El Property

On Wednesday afternoon, clashes erupted between Israeli forces and young Palestinians who entered the demolition site in the Beit El settlement, as it is originally private Palestinian property taken over by Israeli authorities.The youths said, according to the PNN, that the land was Palestinian property, insisting that the Israeli high […]

30 Jul
9:38

PLO Official: Israel’s New Law of Force-Feeding Prisoners is Torture

July 30, 2015 9:38 PM IMEMC News News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

Dr. Hanna Ashrawi, head of the culture affairs unit at the PLO, condemned the recent Israeli parliament – keenest law that allows Israeli troops to force feed Palestinian political detainees on hunger strike. In statement sent to press, Ashrawi described the new law as politically supported torture and against international […]

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30 Jul
9:33

Palestine Today 07 30 2015

July 30, 2015 9:33 PM 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 Thursday, July 30th, 2015. Israel’s new law sparks wide scale condemnation meanwhile Israeli troops clash with local youth and kidnap other during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, […]

22 Jun
4:26

Catholic Assembly Condemns Burning Of The Loaves And Fishes Church By Israeli Extremists

June 22, 2015 4:26 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

Following condemnations by other Christian organizations, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries issued a statement condemning the church burning by right-wing Jewish extremists on Thursday night. Father Michel Sabbah, Father Amjad Sabbara, and Dr. Hanan Ashrawi also strongly denounced the assault. According to the statement from the Catholic officials, the arson […]

20 Jun
5:38

Settlers Suspected in Church Arson Released

June 20, 2015 5:38 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli police detained and have now released 16 young Jewish settlers, Thursday, after an overnight arson attack damaged a revered shrine in northern Israel.The arson attack struck the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where many Christians believe Jesus fed the 5,000 […]

13 May
10:29

Palestinians Begin Commemoration of 67th Nakba Anniversary

In a massive protest march, thousands of Palestinians marched Wednesday, to late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s square in Ramallah, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Nakba which befell the Palestinian people in 1948.The Nakba, an Arabic word for ‘catastrophe’, is the term given to the forced displacement or expulsion […]

09 May
12:31

PLO Challenges Netanyahu’s ‘Government of War’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new right-wing religious ‘government of war’ is a blow to an already stagnating peace process, PLO officials said Thursday, vowing to fight it on the international stage.The PLO blasted Israel’s ‘extremist’ cabinet, after Netanyahu announced a coalition government that gave him a slim parliamentary majority […]

29 Apr
3:48

Trial Of Detained Legislator Postponed Until Further Notice

April 29, 2015 3:48 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Legal Unit of the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Ad-Dameer), Lawyer Mahmoud Hassan, stated Tuesday that the Ofer Israeli military court decided to postpone the Wednesday trial of Legislator Khaleda Jarrar until further notice.The army kidnapped the 52-year-old legislator, senior political leader of the Popular […]

18 Apr
6:42

At Least 5 Injured During West Bank Prisoners Day Marches

Five Palestinians were shot and dozens suffered excessive tear gas inhalation as Israeli forces violently suppressed protests marking Palestinian Prisoners Day across the West Bank, on Friday. In Nilin village, west of Ramallah, three Palestinians were shot with live rounds and a teenager was hit in the mouth with a […]

15 Apr
11:24

Leftist Legislator, Jarrar, To Be Tried On 12 “Charges”

April 15, 2015 11:24 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli prosecutor’s office filed to the ‘Ofer Military Court an indictment of twelve charges against leftist Palestinian Legislator, senior social and feminist figure, Khaleda Jarrar, who recently received a six-month Administrative Detention order without charges.The “charges” filed against her include “membership with the Popular Front for the Liberation of […]

10 Apr
3:33

VIDEO: Deir Yassin Remembered

On April 9, 1948, Zionist militias massacred approximately 100 Palestinian men, women and children in the village of Deir Yassin. 04/09/15 | Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour Located on a hilltop just west of Jerusalem, the Deir Yassin massacre was largely seen as a way to scare nearby […]

06 Apr
2:18

Hamas Holds March in Gaza for Yarmouk Refugees

Hundreds rallied in the Gaza Strip, Saturday, in support of thousands of fellow Palestinians trapped in Syria’s Yarmouk camp, which has been largely overrun by fundamentalist militants.Hundreds, many waving Hamas flags, according to Ma’an, took to the streets in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis in a march organised […]

05 Apr
5:43

Legislator Jarrar Sentenced To Six Months

April 5, 2015 5:43 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court held a hearing, Sunday, to discuss the file of detained leftist Legislator Khaleda Jarrar, and sentenced her to six months under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges.Jarrar, an elected legislator, and a senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) will […]

31 Mar
12:59

142 Settlement Housing Units to be Built in East Jerusalem

The Israeli West Jerusalem municipality Monday approved a tender to build 142 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem area, according to Walla Israeli media website.It reported that the municipality’s committee approved the building of 142 new housing units in Jabal Abu Ghnaim, recognized by the Israeli government as the […]

12 Dec
12:25

PA: No Security Coordination with Israel

December 12, 2014 12:25 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

The Palestinian leadership has ended all security coordination with Israel in response to the death of Minister Ziad Abu Ein Wednesday following clashes with Israeli soldiers.Jibril Rajoub told press that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will end ‘all forms of security coordination with Israel for deliberately killing Minister Ziad Abu Ein.’ […]

04 Nov
5:02

PLO: British Government Must Take Action for Historical Injustice to Palestine

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi asserts that “the British government bears the human, legal, political and moral responsibility to undo its serious mistakes of the past by recognizing the State of Palestine, and supporting current and future Palestinian multilateral initiatives of resorting to all venues of international judicial […]