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international / international politics / news report Friday June 20, 2014 01:15   image 1 image
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that her country has not changed its position on Australian legal status of the oPt and East Jerusalem.
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international / prisoners / news report Wednesday June 18, 2014 23:21   image 4 images
Over two hundred children have gathered in front the International Committee of the Red Cross office, in Gaza, in demand of the release of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.

Since the hunger strike began, the ICRC has been called to publicly condemn Israel's use of administrative detention, highlight the Palestinian hunger strikers. The ICRC remains silent, yet issued a statement about the disappeared teenage settlers.

An update on the strikers, and ICRC recommendations: read full story / add a comment
Mr Ihab Bseiso, the spokesperson of the consensus government (Al Ray Photo File).
international / international politics / news report Saturday June 14, 2014 20:34   image 1 image
Government spokesperson Ihab Bseiso has stated that the Qatari government is to transfer a sum of $20 million, over a three month period, in helping to pay salaries to 40,000 former Gaza government employees. European officials recently recapitualted their committment to the new Palestinian government and concern over hunger-striking detainees.
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international / international politics / news report Saturday June 14, 2014 03:40   image 1 image
Australia is facing the possibility of trade sanctions by Arab nations over its decision to stop referring to East Jerusalem as an occupied territory. read full story / add a comment
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international / non-violent action / news report Friday June 13, 2014 01:33   image 1 image
Amid concerns raised by church justice advocates, United Methodist Church Pensions sells all stocks in G4S, a supplier of security services and equipment for Israeli prisons, settlements, checkpoints and Separation Wall. read full story / add a comment
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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 Ė 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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