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Palestinians Protest Surge in Home Demolitions by Israeli Army On Thursday alone, over 50 Palestinian buildings were destroyed by the Israeli army, displacing over hundred and twenty people. A large group of Palestinians protested the increase in demolitions near a mosque in Nablus.
Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian Boy in Gaza Strip A boy herding cattle in the Gaza Strip was shot by Israeli forces. The boy, Amir al-Tarabin, is 13 years old and is being treated for his wounds.
Israel Approves Plan to Deploy More Police in Arab Areas The number of police in Palestinian areas is set to increase, due to a new plan released by the Israeli cabinet.
IDF Fires on Gaza Fishermen Despite Expanded Fishing Zone Palestinian fishermen were fired upon on Saturday, even though the fishermen were within their allowed range.
Israeli Forces Carry Out Raids Across West Bank, Detain 12 Israeli forces conducted raids on Tuesday and detained twelve people.
IDF Preventing Arab Citizens from Visiting Ailing Relatives in Gaza Recent Israeli policies make crossing into the Gaza Strip by Palestinian Israeli citizens increasingly difficult, even if family members are dying.
PFLP Supporters Torch Photos of Abbas at Gaza Rally Supporters of the PFLP held a rally in Gaza city to protest Mahmoud Abbas’ recent decision to cancel its funding.
Netanyahu: Decline in Palestinian Attacks in West Bank Cities Netanyahu has stated that there has been significant decline in attacks on Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. He attributes this to the firmness of the military.
Palestinians in Israel Launch New Islamic Movement The formation of a new party was announced on Monday called Al-Wafaa and Al-Islah (Gratitude and Reform), chaired by Sheikh Husam Abu Leil. The party claims to be a “political, popular and non-parliamentary party based on Islamic values.”
Netanyahu: Sheikh Raed Salah Should be in Jail Netanyahu has accused Sheikh Salah, the head of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, as “fueling tension” and of being “one-man dynamite.”
Sheikh Salah: Netanyahu`s Incitement will not Stop Me from Exposing Israeli Crimes Sheikh Raed Salah stated that he will continue to expose Israeli crimes, regardless of Netanyahu’s incitement against him.
Israel`s Culture of Impunity in Full View of the World Over 60% of Israelis support the killing of wounded al-Khalil in Hebron two weeks ago, highlighting the “culture of impunity” in the Israeli army and civil society.
PMO: Israel Intensifies Efforts to Forcibly Displace Palestinians After raids were conducted in Khirbet Tana, the Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah claimed that Israel is engaging in forcible displacement, illegal under international law.
Hillary Clinton Attacks Dead Palestinians in Battle Against Bernie Sanders In response to Bernie Sanders’ comment that Israel’s attacks against Gaza were “indiscriminate”, Hillary Clinton has responded by incorrectly claiming that many of the dead in Gaza were Hamas fighters.
Dr. Ashrawi Meets with a Delegation of American Philanthropists and Entrepreneurs PLO member Dr. Hanan Ashrwai met with a group of American philanthropists and entrepreneurs to discuss deteriorating conditions in Palestine.
Turkey Reveals Details of Meeting with Israelis in London Turkey has released the details of its plans to normalize their relations with Israel. They anticipate another meeting with Israel “soon.”
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
EU Envoy Refuses to Condemn Israeli Threats Against BDS Activists Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU’s envoy in Tel Aviv, has stated that he will not make any comment directed toward the BDS movement – including Israeli threats and aggression against it.
BDS: Brazilian Province Cancels Cooperation Agreement with Israel`s Mekorot The Brazilian state of Bahia terminated its contract with Israeli water company, Mekorot as a result of increased pressure from the BDS movement.
Boycott Campaign Launched Against Dutch Delivery Service TNT Recent calls for boycott have been made against the Dutch courier service TNT Express after refusing to deliver to Palestinians.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Israel Destroys 3 Homes, Public Park Amid Mass Demolition Campaign Three homes in al-Walaja and a children’s park were destroyed by Israeli forces in spite of increased protests against such demolitions.
Israel Destroyed 523 Palestinian Structures in 3 Months Since the start of 2016, Israel has destroyed over 500 Palestinian buildings, an increase of over 200% from all of 2015.
Palestinian Activists File Lawsuit Against US and Israeli Entities Supporting West Bank Settlements A group of Palestinians have filed a $34.5 billion lawsuit against supporters of West Bank illegal settlements. The lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C.
What`s So Threatening About Human Rights? This article highlights and analyzes the Israeli right’s relationship with human rights. In recent statements made by Haaretz’ Ze’ev Sternhell, liberal democracy in Israel is seen as a danger, therefore the Israeli right does all it can to negate international human rights.
Journalists are Still Being Detained by Israeli Occupation Authorities Seventeen journalists are being held in Israeli prisons, according to the Palestinian Committee to Protest Journalists. Four of these are being held without charge.
Israel "Whitewashes" Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Teen, Rights Group Says B’Tselem stated that the closing of an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian boy by Israeli forces shows another example of Israel’s systematic whitewash mechanism.
Lawyer: Palestinian Prisoner on 30th Day of Hunger Strike Eyad Fawaghra has been conducting a hunger strike now for thirty days to protest his detainment in solitary confinement.
Palestinian Universities Condemn Israel`s Violations of Right to Education in al-Quds University After the raid made on al-Quds University last week, the Deans of students’ Affairs Council of Palestinian universities strongly condemned Israel’s actions, claiming it is a violation of the freedom to education.
Israel Holding 10 Palestinian Children in Admin. Detention By the end of February, over 400 minors were being held in Israeli detention. Five of which are under the age of 14, and 10 of them are being held without trial.
Human Rights Watch: Israeli Forces Abusing Detained Palestinian Children Human Rights Watch recently released a report condemning Israel’s abuse, torture and prolonged detainment of children.
Economy and Development
Tens of Thousands Still Displaced in Gaza After the summer 2014 offensive conducted by Israel, over 75,000 people within Gaza remain displaced.
A Win for Labor Rights of Palestinians Working in Israeli Settlements Hatem Abu Ziadeh, a Palestinian worker who was arrested for being a “security threat” had a court ruling in his favor claiming his employer had falsely accused Ziadeh. He was rewarded compensation, and this is seen as upholding unionization rights.