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The Occupation Forces
Israel Imposes "General Closure" on Palestinian Territory for Israeli Independence Day Israeli forces closed Gaza and the West Bank from Tuesday until midnight Thursday in observance of Israeli Independence Day.
Palestinian Youth Critically Injured After Shot by IOF During Clashes After clashes that broke out in Kafr Aqab, a Palestinian youth was critically shot and injured.
Israeli Army Raids Neighborhood of Kafr `Aqab and Opens Fire Israeli forces opened live fire on Kafr ‘Aqab and resulted in a number of casualties and critically wounded.
Palestinian Woman Killed in Israeli Air Strike on Gaza Zena Al Omor, a fifty three-year-old Palestinian woman, was killed this week in an air strike on Gaza by the Israeli forces.
Israeli Forces Detain 14-year-old Palestinian, 15 Others in Detention Raids Israeli forces carry out detention raids across the occupied Palestinian territory detaining sixteen Palestinian including a fourteen-year-old Ahmad Mazin Abu Khdeir.
Twitter was Invited to #AskNetanyahu - and It Didn`t Disappoint There was a live Q&A via Twitter with Prime Minister Netanyahu. This article shows some of the best tweets.
Gazan Crossing Briefly Opens but Even Cancer Patients Remain Caged Egypt opened Rafah crossing for the first time in eighty five days for those needing life-saving treatment.
Israel`s Privatization of a Shoot-to-Kill Policy Against Palestinians Private contractors who shoot and kill Palestinians face little to no accountability for their actions.
Israel May Force Palestinians to Raise Israeli Flag on Nakba Day A senior minister in the Knesset, Miri Regev, suggested that Palestinians raise the Israeli flag on Nakba Day.
Q&A: Bibi Gave "Death Kiss" to Two-State Solution, Says Ex-Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg, former Knesset speaker, gives his account of how Prime Minister Netanyahu discarded the possibility of a two-state solution.
Israeli PM to Hold Seminar on Jewish History Following UN Aqsa Decision Following the UNESCO decision referring to Al-Aqsa Mosque as a “Muslim Holy Site of worship and as an integral part of a World Cultural Heritage Site.", Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu announces to hold Jewish history seminar for all UN personnel.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Hillary Clinton Attacks Her Church Over Israel Divestment Vote The United Methodist Church has recently voted to divest, and Hillary Clinton has condemned the movement.
Reebok Cancels Sneaker Celebrating Israel`s "Independence" After international outrage, Reebok has canceled its plans to create an “Israel 68” shoe which supposedly celebrated Israel’s “Independence Day.”
Israel Imposes Travel Ban on BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Israel has refused to renew Omar Barghouti’s travel document, banning him from traveling in and out of Israel.
New UN Database of Companies Complicit in Israel’s Occupation United Nation Human Rights Council decides to establish a database of all companies implicated in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in the Palestinian occupied territories.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian Home in al-Walaja A home in the West Bank was destroyed by Israeli forces. There are nine other demolition orders currently in the village of al-Walaja.
IOF Demolish $1.5M Palestinian Owned Hall in Acre Israeli forces demolished a hallroom worth over one million dollars.
Video: Extremist Settlers Attack Palestinian Human Rights Activists in Hebron Video showing a group of extremist settlers attacking Palestinian human rights activists in Hebron while the Israeli soldiers are watching.
Israeli Court Convicts Boy Who Was Mocked on Video as He Lay Injured Ahmad Manasra, fourteen, was just convicted for two counts of attempted murder. However, in his trial, a video was shown to the court that showed Israelis mocking him when he lay injured on the ground.
Israel to Indict Female Palestinian Journalist Sameh Dweik, Palestinian journalist, will be indicted next week in an Israeli court.
Israel Issues 13 Administrative Detention Orders Against Palestinians Israeli forces issued thirteen administrative detention orders against Palestinians. The reasons for detention are being withheld.
Israeli Court Hands Prison Sentence to Palestinian Astrophysicist Over Facebook Posts "An Israeli court at the Ofer detention in the central occupied West Bank on Tuesday sentenced a well-known Palestinian astrophysicist to two months in prison over statements made on social media, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said."
Economy and Development
Is Fun Forbidden in Gaza? The theater industry has continued to decline in Gaza as a result of the Israeli offensive in 2014.
Water Pollution Reaches Catastrophic Levels in Gaza The United Nations has recently estimated that ninety six percent of water in Gaza is unsafe for drinking, as pollution from bombings is remarkably high.
Protestors at UNRWA Office in Gaza Stopped from Receiving Drinking Water Over one hundred Palestinians were denied drinking water after protesting outside UNRWA headquarters in Gaza.
Rising from Ruins: Gaza’s Engineers Use Ashes to Make Bricks "Two Palestinian female engineers made what could be a breakthrough discovery. Majd Almashharawi and Rawan Abdullatif developed a new bricks-mixture, adding coal ashes to it."