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international / peace process / news report Thursday June 12, 2014 22:28   image 1 image
Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have recently stressed the importance of finding a fair solution to the Palestinian cause. read full story / add a comment
Pope Francis rides into Manger Square in Bethlehem on May 25, 2014. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA.
international / peace process / news report Sunday June 08, 2014 20:35   image 1 image
Vatican City hosts, today, a joint peace prayer with Pope Francis, Israeli President Shimon Peres and president Mahmoud Abbas, in what is held to be an unprecedented symbolic gesture offered with the intention of creating a bridge of peaceful dialogue across religious borders. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Saturday June 07, 2014 18:43   image 1 image
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has recently expressed concern in regard to the deteriorating health conditions of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. He has called on Israel to either charge or release them without further delay. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian hunger striker (image by bhmf.org.uk)
international / prisoners / news report Friday June 06, 2014 09:21   image 1 image
As 120 prisoners enter their sixth week of a water-only hunger strike, and the Israeli government announces plans to begin force-feeding the hunger strikers, a United Nations committee has weighed in on the issue that led the prisoners to begin the hunger strike – detention without trial or charge. read full story / add a comment
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international / human rights / news report Thursday June 05, 2014 23:47   image 1 image
On Monday, 01 June 2014, Hamdi Shaqqura, Deputy Director for the Programs Affairs of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), gave his testimony before the UN Special Committee to Investigate the Israeli Practices Affecting the Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs in the 1967 Occupied Territories. Shaqqura gave his testimony via Skype as a result of preventing the Committee members from enter the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), in addition to the Israeli closure imposed on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli authorities refuse to officially receive the Committee and deny it access to the oPt. Therefore, the committee has worked over the past year in Cairo, Amman and Damascus. read full story / add a comment
Israel announces Palestinian government boycott
international / international politics / news report Thursday June 05, 2014 01:13   image 1 image
High Representative of the European Union Catherine Ashton has officially welcomed the formation of a Palestinian unity government. Meanwhile, Israeli officials have announced a boycott against the new government. read full story / add a comment
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international / human rights / news report Tuesday June 03, 2014 20:01   image 1 image
According to recent post by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), 18 Human Rights Organizations have signed a letter requesting immediate intervention from EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in regard to the mass hunger strike, currently in progress, in which over 100 Palestinian detainees and prisoners are refusing food in protest of Israel's administrative detention policy. read full story / add a comment
Andy Charlie and John Patterson from the institute and Soheela al-Tarazi, Maher Ayyad and Sameera Farah from the Hospital, along with Minister of Health, Dr Mofeed al-Makhalalati (alwatanvoice.com Photo: June 1, 2014)
international / gaza siege / news report Sunday June 01, 2014 22:29   image 1 image
Physicians from the US-based Anderson Cancer Institute held discussion, Sunday, with the minister of health, the establishment of a cancer treatment unit at Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, in Gaza.
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international / palestinian politics / news report Sunday June 01, 2014 20:44   image 1 image
The new Palestinian unity government will be sworn in, on Monday, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, according to the PLO executive committee. Additionally, US Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East to meet with Abbas. read full story / add a comment
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international / human rights / news report Saturday May 31, 2014 20:56   image 1 image
The European Union has made funds available to the figure of €200 million, in ensuring support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The funds aim to provide vital basic services to the Palestinian people (such as education, health relief and social services).
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international / human rights / interview Friday May 30, 2014 20:55   image 1 image
Portland, Oregon based community radio station KBOO has conducted on-air audio interviews, in recent days, with three of the most well-versed speaker/authors currently addressing the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. read full story / add a comment
A view of Ramallah, Wiki Commons file
international / human rights / news report Tuesday May 27, 2014 20:26   image 1 image
Amnesty International has urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges filed against four BDS activists detained since April. read full story / add a comment
Pope Francis (R) is greeted by Jordan's King Abdullah II during a  meeting at the Royal Palace in Amman on May 24, 2014 (POOL/AFP Andrew Medichini)
international / international politics / news report Saturday May 24, 2014 22:58   image 1 image
Pope Francis embarked upon a three-day pilgrimage to the Middle East, Saturday, with a plea for peace in war-torn Syria, calling for people to uphold religious freedom "in a region ravaged by war and bloodshed, and where a dwindling Christian population faces daily persecution", according to Ma'an News Agency.
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