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Less than 50 of the International Solidarity visitors managed to arrive in the West Bank as part of the Welcome to Palestine campaign, called for by at least 40 Palestinian civil society organizations meant to raise awareness about what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank and inside Israel. read full story / add a comment
Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Friday three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank including the daughter of a female legislator from the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Three more Palestinians were kidnapped in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday at night. read full story / add a comment
On Friday, Israeli troops attacked the weekly nonviolent protests in a number of West Bank villages. This week, protesters marched in solidarity with Freedom Flotilla 2 detained in Greece and the Welcome To Palestine participants. read full story / add a comment
The Israeli Defense Ministry awarded the “Israel Defense Prize” to the Calanit artillery tank shell, a new type of shell which has been deployed in tanks stationed along the Israel-Gaza border. read full story / add a comment
Fifty pro-Palestinian activists refused to leave the terminal at the Charles De Gaulle airport after being denied to board the plane headed to Israel on July 8, 2011. read full story / add a comment
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 30 June– 06 July 2011, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that two Palestinians were killed by an Israeli air strike in the central Gaza Strip. A third Palestinian was wounded in the same attack. In addition, a Palestinian civilian died of a previous wound in the West Bank. read full story / add a comment
The organizers of a 300-person tour of Palestine this week have condemned Israeli efforts to derail the program by calling it an “air flotilla” and pre-emptively blocking participants from entering Israel. read full story / add a comment
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week approved the confiscation of private Palestinian land in the Palestinian village of Karyut in the Occupied West Bank for Israeli settlement activity. The move is the first of its kind in three years and the first during Netanyahu’s current term. The confiscation breaks the terms of the agreement with the United States not to confiscate land for settlement expansion. read full story / add a comment
Olivier De Schutter, Special United Nations Rapporteur on the Right to Food, voiced strong criticism of a highly anticipated UN report that is said to back Israel’s attack against the Freedom Flotilla that was heading to Gaza to deliver food and medical supplies last year, leading to the death of nine Turkish activists. read full story / add a comment
Israeli ministry of Interior has sent out directives to all air lines asking them to cancel reservation of passengers Israel believes they are part of the “Welcome to Palestine Campaign”. The Israeli Authorities sent out a list of names to the airlines saying that their entry to Israel will be refused. read full story / add a comment
Immunity from prosecution has been lifted from several PA government Ministers in order to allow investigations into charges they have been involved in instances of corruption according to Rafiq Natsheh, head of the anti corruption commission. read full story / add a comment
A man from the Israeli Occupied Golan Heights has been sentenced to eight months in prison by an Israeli court for throwing rocks during the Naksa Day disturbances this year in which 22 people are said to have died due to Israeli live fire.
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