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23 May
8:51

Israeli Minister of Energy: European Union Can Go to Hell

Israeli Minister of  Energy Yuval Steinitz, on Wednesday, slammed the European union for demanding a probe into last week’s police violence against pro-Palestinian protesters in Haifa. On Tuesday, the EU issued a statement calling on Israel to probe police conduct during an Arab-Israel protest in Haifa, last week. “It is […]

16 Jul
6:39

New European Union directive prohibits involvement in illegal Israeli settlements

The European Union has issued a directive forbidding its 28 member countries from funding or participating in projects that are located within illegal Israeli settlements. The new directive, however, does not apply to trade between the EU and Israel, so businesses operating in the illegal settlements would not be affected. […]

09 Aug
4:52

European Union Heads Of Mission Visit Communities Facing The Threat Of Demolition And Displacement

A group of European Union Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah visited today (Wednesday) communities facing the threat of demolition and displacement in the Southern Hebron Hills.The objective of this field trip was to gain a first-hand impression of developments in the area, to demonstrate concern at the humanitarian […]

14 May
1:12

Israel Demolishes Dozens of Projects Funded by European Union in the West Bank

May 14, 2012 1:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Palestinian News Network, PNN, reports that a number of international organizations working in the Occupied Palestinian territories have stated that the Israeli military has demolished many of their European-funded development projects.According to the report prepared by international non-governmental organizations, Israel has demolished dozens of their West Bank development projects […]

01 Oct
3:27

Foreign Secretary Of The European Union To Meet Palestinian And Israeli Officials

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, said she would travel to the Middle East from 30 September to 2 October, to meet Israeli leaders and then go to Ramallah to meet their Palestinians counterparts, Israeli sources reported.Ashton is expected to express the […]

12 Dec
3:26

European Union Expresses Concern over Israeli Settlement Grants

The European Union expressed concern Friday about the Israeli Prime Minister’s plans to grant credits to some West Bank settlers.The EU is consulting its partners in the Middle East about the move. The new credits, worth forty one million dollars, would benefit over a hundred and ten thousand settlers, according […]

04 May
5:47

General Workers Union in Palestine receives representatives of European Unions

The Palestinian Workers Unions received on Thursday delegates representing several European Workers Unions, and conducted special celebrations and activities on the event of May 1, the International Workers Day as part of the four days activities marking this event.Shaher Sa’ad, secretary-general of the Union, said that the delegates were representatives […]

16 Sep
4:02

European Union vows support for Palestinian national unity government

September 16, 2006 4:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

As Palestinian lawmakers reach the final stages of their negotiations for a 'national unity government' that they hope will provide legitimacy in the world arena and end an economic blockade imposed against them after their democratic election of the Hamas party in January, the European Union has agreed to back […]

21 Apr
11:21

European Union:’Freeze of aid to Palestinian Authority stays in effect indefinitely’

April 21, 2006 11:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Friday, the European Union (E.U)said that its decision to freeze aid money transfer to the Palestinian Authority (P.A) stays in effect indefinitely, and urged Israel to resume the transfer of tax money it collects on behalf of the P.A.  Emma Udwin, E.U spokesperson, said that the E.U is facing a […]

20 Apr
5:32

British human rights groups urge European Union to release Palestinian aid money

A number of human rights institutions based in the United Kingdom have sent an urgent message to the European Union and the British government to immediately reverse their decision of suspending financial aid to the Palestinian people, describing it as "an act of gross inhumanity and political provocation". Signatories of […]

31 Mar
4:12

European Union mission visits Gaza Strip; says food crisis is ‘serious’ due to Israeli closures

A European Union (EU) delegation has visited Gaza to get a fresh perspective on food shortages following the Israeli closure of a critical checkpoint. The delegation, consisting of 16 heads of mission, visited the al-Mintar (Karni) commercial crossing, Gaza’s largest flour mill, and a greenhouse project where several tonnes of […]

27 Feb
7:37

US, European Union will not cut off aid to Palestinians

February 27, 2006 7:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Both the US and the European Union announced that they will not be cutting off aid to the Palestinian people, despite reports to the contrary.After an unsuccessful Middle-East tour by US secretary of State Condoleeza Rice last week, in which she attempted to isolate and cut off aid to the […]

20 Sep
3:20

European Delegation Says Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Is A War Crime

European parliamentarians from the delegation for relations with Palestine visited Khan al-Ahmar village on Wednesday, and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime. Israel is slated to demolish the Palestinian village that would also displace over 30 families who live there, in order to build an all-Jewish […]

17 Apr
11:07

150 European Organizations Call on EU to Stop Funding Israeli Arms (VIDEO)

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries have issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework […]

13 Nov
10:21

Israel Mobilizing to Stop European Aid to Palestine

The Israeli Knesset is mobilizing to stop EU aid from reaching Palestinian prisoners or their families, under the pretext that they are “terrorists” or “families of terrorists,” Israel Hayom reported on Friday. According to the online newspaper, Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a member of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, is gathering support for the […]

05 Sep
5:25

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

22 Jul
9:11

European Parliamentary Members Call on EU in Support of Boycott Movement

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

07 Jul
12:50

Netanyahu Rejects American And European Condemnations Of New Settlements’ Plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected American and European ‘condemnations’ of a new plan to build hundreds of colonialist units, in illegal Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In a press conference with the Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, on Wednesday, Netanyahu claimed that what is preventing peace […]

19 Feb
6:11

UPDATE: Al-Qeeq Denied Family Visits, Birzeit, Workers Union Rally in Solidarity

February 19, 2016 6:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Detainees and ex-Detainees Committee announced, Friday, that Israeli security is still refusing to allow hunger striking journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq’s family the right to visit with him.The committee said that the decision violates the latest Israeli Supreme Court ruling which permitted his family to visit him in Affula Hospiutal. The […]

23 Jul
1:26

European Delegation Barred from Meeting with Joint Arab List

A delegation from the European parliament, including ambassadors to Israel from European Union countries, was not allowed to enter the Knesset, Tuesday morning, for a meeting with members of the Joint Arab List. The Knesset claimed, according to Haaretz, that the meeting breached protocol and was thus barred from taking […]

20 May
3:29

Media and Popular Struggle Groups Launch Activities with European Journalists in Bethlehem

Media and popular struggle conference activities were launched in Bethlehem on Tuesday, in cooperation with a number of European journalists and popular struggle coordination committees, and will last for a week from now. A number of international human rights organizations are participating in the event, including Italian, French and Spanish […]

09 Jul
2:49

Britain’s Largest Trade Union: Israel is an Apartheid State

Britain’s largest trade union, ‘Unite’, has condemned Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories and stepped up to join the international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The EU has contributed €15.5 million to the Palestinian Authority for the payment of June salaries and pensions.At the three-day […]

24 Oct
10:36

Abbas Calls On European Companies To Divest From Settlements

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, called on companies in the European Union countries, and other foreign corporations operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem, to abide by International Law by divesting from Israeli settlements.His statements came during his Wednesday meeting with the President of the European […]

16 Sep
12:25

500 European Academics urge EU to maintain stance on Israeli settlements

Over 500 academics, including researchers from 13 European Union member states, have today written to the EU’s head of Foreign Policy, urging the EU not to water down its new guidelines preventing EU funding from being awarded to Israeli projects and entities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem […]

11 Apr
3:41

Protests in Gaza and 40 European cities urge end to trade with Israeli agriculture firms

Palestinian farming organisations and campaigners in more than 40 European cities held demonstrations Tuesday calling for governments and supermarkets to end trade with Israeli agricultural export companies over their role in the destruction of Palestinian agriculture.Farmers and fishermen in Gaza have been holding demonstrations throughout the week and 300 people […]

10 Feb
7:39

Protests In Gaza And 40 European Cities Demand End To International Trade With Israeli Agribusiness

More than 300 farmers and activists in Gaza march towards the buffer zone near the border with Israel to demand boycott of Israeli agriculture firms.- 16 Palestinian agricultural and civil society organisations issue appeal for international civil society to take action against Israeli agriculture companies – Sale of Israeli fresh […]

30 Apr
9:49

Major European Retailer Joins Campaign To Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

One of the largest food retailers in the UK has announced that it will boycott four Israeli produce companies which are operating in illegal settlement colonies in the West Bank in violation of international law.The Co-operative Group is the 5th largest food retailer in the UK, and supplies thousands of […]

27 Nov
1:49

European Bank Pulls Out Of Israel After Pressure From Boycott Campaign

The French bank, BNP Paribas, has decided to cease operations inside Israel, after the bank was targeted by the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which aims to use economic pressure to get Israel to adhere to its obligations and abide by international law.Although the bank stated that its […]

06 Oct
10:41

Abbas Meets President Of European Council’s Parliamentary Assembly

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with the president of the Parliamentary Assembly, Molod Shawish Oglo, today, October 6, at the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg. Mr. Oglo discussed efforts to urge member states in the Security Council to vote for the admission of Palestine as a United Nations member. On […]

21 Sep
3:19

European Parliament letter urges EU to support September bid

September 21, 2011 3:19 PM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

Five members of the European Parliament sent a letter to the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, and the 27 E.U foreign ministers, urging them to vote in favor of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations, Palestine & News agency (WAFA) reported late Tuesday.“Obtaining Palestine a […]

17 Dec
3:54

P.A. Asks European Countries for the Recognition of Palestine

December 17, 2010 3:54 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

On Thursday, Palestinian negotiators asked to a number of European countries to recognize a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, as a new strategy to failure of peace talks. Meanwhile, the U.S. approved a resolution opposing a possible unilateral declaration, Haaretz reported.According to Palestinian officials, a request was sent on […]

06 Jul
5:49

European Foreign Ministers To Visit Gaza

Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, stated Monday, that the foreign ministers of Spain, France and Italy will be visiting the Gaza Strip this month to ensure that Israel implements its vows to ease the siege on Gaza. During a press conference in Madrid with Syrian President, Bashar Assad, […]

18 Apr
11:58

Vice Presidents European Parliament urges for end of Gaza siege

April 18, 2008 11:58 PM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Luisa Morgantini, Vice President of the European Parliament issued a press release demanding cease-fire and an end to the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip and slammed Israels decision to deny President Carter entry to the Strip.Morgantini, a well known Human Rights and peace activist, urged the International Community and […]

01 Jun
5:05

Largest UK Union may join boycott of Israel

The largest union in the United Kingdom, UNISON, will vote on a proposal to boycott Israeli products at their annual meeting in June.  The union, with 1.4 million members, represents public servants in the United Kingdom.If the union adopts the proposal to boycott Israeli goods and services, it will be […]

24 Mar
11:11

European Commission to Fund Impoverished Palestinians

The European Commission (EC) announced Saturday it would pay $US 9 million in aid to impoverished Palestinian households. The EC said that the fund will be provided in the form of allowances for Palestinian households, with a total of $US 240 for each family. This fund is the third round […]

05 Sep
1:05

European nations decide not to allow stop-overs of Israeli arms flights

September 5, 2006 1:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

After its 34-day war with Lebanon, in which Israeli forces killed an estimated 1,000 civilians, the Israeli government has been taking a good deal of criticism internationally.  One of the methods used to challenge Israeli aggression is an air blockade on Israeli arms flights by most European nations implemented Monday. […]

22 Aug
6:14

Concerns re Deployment of International Force in South Lebanon as Europeans Hesitate

August 22, 2006 6:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

There was concern at UN headquarters that the reinforcement of UNIFIL and deployment of the international force in South Lebanon are on the verge of collapse. Senior UN officials warned that unless European member states immediately declare their participation and the extent of troops and equipment they mean to contribute, […]

25 Jul
11:38

European Refugee Association calls to implement international law on behalf on Palestinians

The Association of Palestinian Refugees in Europe is calling upon the European Union, the United Nations, and the international community to move forthwith to protect the Palestinian people and call to implement international resolutions concerning Palestine, in particular UN Resolutions 181, 242, 338, and 194. The statement issued Tuesday calls […]

15 Sep
3:30

European Opposition to Further UN Talks Over WB Barrier

September 15, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

According to Israeli media sources, major European Union countries expressed opposition to renewing the deliberations over the separation wall in the 59th United Nations General Assembly, which opened officially Tuesday. They told the PLO representative Nasser Al Kidwa that they oppose his efforts to raise the issue as a major […]

14 Dec
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 06 – 12 December, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against protestors in the Gaza Strip. A 4-year-old child was killed in the southern Gaza Strip, while 93 civilians, including 22 children, […]

08 Dec
11:17

German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly

[Photo: From right to left, Israeli dissident Ronnie Barkan, Palestinian activist Majed Abusalama, BDS activist Christoph Glanz celebrate victory] 12/06/18 BDS Initiative Oldenburg, Germany In May 2016, the German city of Oldenburg prevented a public lecture titled “BDS: A Palestinian Human Rights Campaign” from taking place by withdrawing its permission for event organizers to use the scheduled event space. […]

07 Dec
4:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 November – 05 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 29 November – 05 December, 2018. On the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian with a disability in Tulkarem. 5 civilians were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli […]

05 Dec
4:14

West Bank EU Missions Condemn Death Sentences Issued in Gaza

As the West Bank Palestinian Cabinet welcomes the adoption five new UN resolutions in favor of the Palestinian people, the European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, Tuesday, condemned the death sentences issued in the Gaza Strip, on Monday, against six Palestinians convicted of […]

04 Dec
8:34

UN: No Connection Between Judaism and Al-Aqsa Mosque

In a vote held on Friday, the General Assembly passed six resolutions condemning Israeli violations against Palestinians. Among them was Resolution A/73/L.29 entitled “Jerusalem” which called for “respect for the historic status quo at the holy places of Jerusalem, including Al-Haram Al-Sharif.” According to Days of Palestine, the use of […]

03 Dec
8:40

9 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

At the 18th weekly Naval March, hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip Monday. Nine Palestinians were injured by projectiles shot by the Israeli army, while dozens of other protesters suffocated from tear gas. The nine casualties include 1 hit with live ammunition, 4 […]

01 Dec
6:11

PLO Calls on Eurovision Organizers to Not Broadcast Contest in Israel’s Illegal Settlements

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: “We call on the EBU to respect the Palestinian people’s rights and to not broadcast any Eurovision Song Contest events in Israel’s illegal settlements…” Giving Israel the privilege of hosting the 2019 Eurovision amounts to rewarding it for and helping it to conceal […]

30 Nov
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 – 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful […]

27 Nov
8:55

The EU and Jerusalem: The Potential for Pushback

by Yara Hawari , for Al-Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 set a dangerous precedent that both encouraged Israel to continue its annexation and colonization of Palestinian land and invited third states to join in violating their obligations under international law. Although condemned […]

26 Nov
11:44

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

The European Union condemned, on Saturday, the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shu’fat Refugee Camp of occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built […]

26 Nov
8:02

Army Shoots Three Palestinians In Naval March On Gaza Coast

On the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, 3 Palestinians have been shot by Israeli army life fire, with many more suffering the effects of teargas inhalation. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed three Palestinians were shot with live fire, and dozens suffered […]

22 Nov
11:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 21 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 21 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a fisherman and continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 113 civilians, including 25 children, 3 women, 3 […]

15 Nov
7:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

08 Nov
10:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 – 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the […]

03 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

01 Nov
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

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 […]

18 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

12 Oct
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

09 Oct
2:04

Army Demolishes Two Rooms, Confiscates Solar Panels Donated By EU

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two residential rooms, and confiscated solar panels, in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said the soldiers invaded the al-Halawa […]

04 Oct
9:27

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. – 03 Oct. 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September – 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; […]

04 Oct
8:45

Palestinians Call on EU to Halt Normalization Programs and End Complicity With Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights and International Law

October 3, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Europe The European Union’s program “Israeli and Palestinian Young Leaders at the European Parliament” cynically aims at reducing 70 years of Palestinian suffering under Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism, military occupation and apartheid to a “conflict” that can […]

02 Oct
6:30

Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition

The aftermath of a house demolition in Jerusalem, September 2018. Photo credit: OCHA – OPT. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 Israeli forces demolished five Palestinian-owned structures in the holy city in September. Israeli authorities continued targeting Palestinian homes and businesses for demolition in the holy city throughout September. On September 20, […]

01 Oct
3:16

Spanish Football Team ‘Real Madrid’ Honors Teenaged Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi, who was imprisoned for eight months this year for slapping an Israeli soldier after her cousin was shot in the head, was honored Sarurday by the Real Madrid football team in Spain. Real Madrid is one of the most well-known football teams in the world, with many football […]

30 Sep
8:51

Palestine Circus Festival’s “United for Freedom” Opens in Ramallah

September 30, 2018 8:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, News Report, Ramallah 0

XY Company performing at the opening of the Palestine Circus Festival in Ramallah. (Photo courtesy of the Circus School)  The second edition of the Palestine Circus Festival, entitled “United for Freedom”, opened in Ramallah on Thursday, with the participation of about 200 local and international artists, according to press release. […]

30 Sep
8:41

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for […]

28 Sep
3:32

UNRWA Receives $118 Million From Several Countries

Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reported Thursday, that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), has received $118 million from a number of countries to help in continuing its essential services. Safadi told the al-Ghad daily Jordanian news agency that supporting the […]

27 Sep
8:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 civilians were killed in Gaza City and northern Gaza. […]

27 Sep
8:12

EU Exerts Effort to Halt Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The European Union (EU) has made contact, with the Israeli occupation, to stop the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, an official in the European Commission said. The official responsible of information and communication in the European Commission, Shadi Othman, said that the EU and its member countries […]

26 Sep
12:42

King Abdullah: “All UN And Security Council Resolutions Must Be Implemented”

During his speech from the podium of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in New York, King Abdullah of Jordan, said that only the two-state solution, and the full implementation of all resolutions issued by the United Nations and the Security Council, can resolve the current conflict, and bring […]

21 Sep
9:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 19 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 civilians, including 2 children, were killed, while a third child succumbed […]

20 Sep
3:40

International Teams to Participate in Palestine Circus Festival

Several international groups are to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, set to take place in 32 locations across the occupied West Bank, which will be held under the slogan “United for Freedom.” International circus teams from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Chile and France are going to participate in the […]

14 Sep
1:07

Hanna: “Israel Is Practicing Ethnic Cleansing In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar”

Archbishop Attallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in occupied Jerusalem, said that what Israel is doing against the Palestinians in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community is an act of ethnic cleansing, part of Israel’s illegal policies against the Palestinians. His statements came during a meeting with the European Parliament […]

14 Sep
7:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 06 – 12 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Two children were killed, and a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds […]

13 Sep
10:08

Czech Embassy Reports Set Straight

Sign reads (in Czech): Freedom for Palestine By: Jennifer Janineh BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli news media published, on Thursday, a reports about the Czech Republic’s intention to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, however, it contradicts the Czech Republic’s position in the European Union and its commitment to […]

13 Sep
9:30

Gaza Trauma Care Services Receive Backed by WHO with EU Support

With support from the European Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) is replenishing stocks of urgently-needed trauma medicines in Gaza, and providing hands-on training for health staff working in frontline Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs). Life-saving medicines and medical supplies to treat more than 100,000 people have been delivered to hospitals […]

12 Sep
10:41

French Online Payment Service Provider HelloAsso Refuses to Close Accounts Belonging to BDS Activists

Supporters of Palestinian rights in France. [Photo Credit: BDS France] 09/12/18 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) / France HelloAsso, a French company that provides online payment services, has rejected pressure by Israel lobby groups to shut down the accounts of two French groups which support the BDS movement for […]

07 Sep
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 05 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 05 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 95 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 18 children, 3 paramedics and a journalist. A […]

01 Sep
10:25

Germany to Increase UNRWA Funding following US Decision

The government of Germany pledged to increase funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as a response to the United States’ decision to cut all funding to the agency. Reuters reported, according to Ma’an, that the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said that the funding crisis for […]

01 Sep
9:32

Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish a printing house in East Jerusalem, August 29, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER AUGUST 31, 2018 Israeli forces demolished six Palestinian-owned structures in the holy city in August. The European Union reported this month that nearly half of the Palestinian-owned structures demolished by Israeli […]

01 Sep
9:09

Scientists Openly Oppose Holding Conference in Israeli Settlement

In an open letter, published on Friday in the British the Guardian newspaper, 15 academics and scientists from around the world expressed opposition to holding a conference on cosmology and particle physics at Ariel University, as it is located in an illegal settlement of the occupied Palestinian territory. “We are […]

30 Aug
7:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 29 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16 – 29 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, 239 civilians, including 52 children, 6 women, and 5 paramedics, […]

21 Aug
11:59

More Than Half the Invited Speakers Withdraw From Scientific Workshop at Israeli Settlement University

August 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Six of the eleven invited speakers have confirmed their withdrawal from a physics workshop at Ariel University, which is built on occupied Palestinian land in an illegal Israeli settlement. Palestinian academics urge remaining speakers to withdraw from […]

16 Aug
9:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 August, 2018. Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles targeting many areas in the Gaza Strip; a Pregnant woman and her baby were killed, and 25 other civilians, including 4 children and 4 […]

12 Aug
5:57

Settlers Inaugurate ‘Tourist Center’ in Silwan

Israeli settlers attend an inauguration ceremony for a tourist center in Silwan, August 1, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY AUGUST 10, 2018 Two Palestinians were arrested prior to the event and dozens of others were forcibly cleared from the streets by fully armed Israeli police. The […]

09 Aug
9:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 02-08 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed while another civilian succumbed to his pervious wounds. 99 […]

09 Aug
4:17

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

05 Aug
5:57

EU, Netherlands Contribute Over €10 Million to PA

The European Union (EU) made a contribution amounting to €10 million and another €0.62 million, from the Netherlands, to the Palestinian Authority (PA), for the salaries and pensions of Palestinian civil servants in the occupied West Bank. The EU and the Netherlands made such a contribution to the PA’s payment […]

03 Aug
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 July – 01 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 July – 01 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed in the southern Gaza Strip. 138 […]

28 Jul
7:58

Israeli Activist Who Grew Up In A Kibbutz Sails To Gaza On The Freedom Flotilla

Zohar Regev Chamberlain says the injustice she witnessed as a child, in Israel, moved her to defend Palestinian human rights. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer […]

26 Jul
8:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 2 civilians succumbed to their previous wounds. 99 Palestinian […]

24 Jul
11:12

Palestinians Will Not Be Free Until They Can Return to Their Homeland

Awni Farhat and Youssef Sammour, two Palestinian passengers on the Freedom Flotilla, discuss their longing to return home. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer in Canada. […]

20 Jul
2:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12-18 July 2018)

July 20, 2018 2:05 AM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 12-18 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, while a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds. 115 […]

18 Jul
9:43

Palestinian Cabinet: “Israel’s systematic aggression aims at changing facts on the ground.”

“The Palestinian Cabinet declares that the systematic aggression on Bedouin communities aim at changing facts on the ground and undermining the two-state solution, welcomes the Irish Seanad bill banning the importation of products from illegal Israeli settlements, condemns the latest Israeli escalation of violence against the Gaza Strip and demands […]

12 Jul
7:52

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 05 – 11 July, 2018. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking […]

11 Jul
7:19

A Day of Demolitions: Houses Destroyed by JCB Vehicles at Abu Nuwar

By Amy Hall, Lydia Noon, Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson from Corporate Occupation Not content with continuous demolition of school classrooms, the Israeli authorities have now moved on to the demolition of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar. Around 8.30am on Wednesday 4 May, Corporate Occupation witnessed Israeli soldiers, […]

11 Jul
1:57

Israeli Soldiers Surround, Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Dozens of Israeli soldiers completely sealed and isolated, Wednesday, al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, which is slated for demolition and displacement, and placed concrete blocks at its entrances. The head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, said the soldiers prevented dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

08 Jul
8:44

The EU Must Fight the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

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 Yara Hawari on July 8, 2018:  When the US moved its embassy from Tel […]

06 Jul
11:16

Israeli High Court Issues Temporary Stay of Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Following an international media campaign and pressure from foreign diplomats, as well as non-violent passive resistance by Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, the Israeli High Court ruled Thursday to temporarily halt the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village located between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is […]

06 Jul
2:52

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]