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The Occupation Forces
Israel Confiscates Water Pipes in Jordan Valley Israeli forces confiscated water pipes in the Jordan Valley belonging to Muataz Besharat.
Israeli Forces Detain Eight Palestinians from Ramallah, Hebron Eight Palestinians, mainly minors, were detained and heled by Israeli forces after raiding Ramallah.
17 Year Old Girl Shot Dead on Israeli Checkpoint, Jerusalem seventeen-year-old Sawsan Mansour was shot dead after an alleged knife attack. Eyewitness say she was left to bleed to death after being shot.
Israeli Forces Launch Demolition Campaign in Jerusalem`s al-Issawiya Al-Issawiya in Jerusalem has been the target of an Israeli demolition campaign.
Mark Regev Confirms Israel`s Institutional Racism Former spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Mark Regev, appointed as ambassador to the UK, confirmed that Israel practices systemic racism against Palestinians by preventing their return.
Hamas Leader: Israel is Legitimizing the Killing of Palestinians Hamas MP Yahya Moussa has claimed that the Israeli occupation allows killing of Palestinians without justice.
Premier: Israeli Government has Drifted Further Towards Extremism and Racism Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, when meeting with the French Prime Minister, reiterated that Israeli policy toward Palestinians is racist and violent.
Islamic Countries Condemn Israeli Photo Exhibition at UN Headquarters A number of Islamic countries condemned a photo exhibition which labeled Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Chinese Director Sheds Light on Suffering of Refugees Ai Weiwei has been conducting a documentary highlighting the conditions of Palestinian refugees.
Iran Accuses Israel of Kidnapping Four Diplomats in 1982 Iran’s Defense Minister, Hossein Dehghan, announced that Israel had kidnapped Iranian diplomats in Lebanon in 1982, who are still being held captive.
French PM in Israel and Palestine to Push Peace Initiative Forward French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced the initiation of a peace initiative in Israel-Palestine on a recent trip.
Netanyahu Reiterates Rejection of French Peace Initiative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated his disdain toward the French peace initiative.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Hundreds of Academics Call for Boycott of Genocide Conference in Israel Two Hundred and seventy academics from nineteen countries have called for the boycott and cancelation of a genocide conference taking place in Jerusalem, citing Israel’s hypocrisy.
Video Highlights How Airbnb Profits from Israeli Occupation Airbnb currently lists settlements in the West Bank for accommodation, Jewish Voice for Peace urges travelers to not rent these homes.
Ontario Parliament Rejects Anti-BDS Law A bill which would outlaw BDS in Ontario was defeated yesterday thirty eight to eighteen, citing free speech.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Settlers Steal Wooden Furniture from Palestinians Houses in Hebron Israeli settlers broke into two Palestinian homes in Hebron and stole furniture.
Israel Interrogates 2 Palestinian Children for 6 Hours over Allegations of Stone Throwing Two children were detained for over six hours by Israeli forces after allegedly throwing stones. The children were ages teen and twelve, they did not have a guardian present.
Hunger Striker Muhammad al-Qiq Welcomed Home Muhammad al-Qiq was finally welcomed home after being held in administrative detention, and undergoing a ninety four-day hunger strike.
Leading Israeli Human Rights Group Says `No Longer Any Point` to Filing Complaints Against Soldiers B’Tselem has announced that there is no longer “any point” to submit complaints to the judicial system against Israeli soldiers, as their violent and lethal actions against Palestinians are almost uniformly excused.
Economy and Development
Israel Allows Cement Into Gaza For the first time in two months, Israel is allowing cement to enter Gaza.
In Israel`s Poorest Town, Palestinian Fishermen Forced to Give up Livelihoods Because of Israeli restrictions, fishing for Palestinians has become a less lucrative business, leaving many impoverished.
WATCH: Duo Inspired in Israeli Prison Opens First Palestinian Food Truck Khaldun Rahman and Abder Rahman Bibi opened their food truck, “Food Train” after they had been serving food to Palestinian inmates in Israeli jail.
UNRWA Maintains Health Care for 5.2M Palestine Refugees UNRWA has released its 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health, in which it services over five million refugees.
REPORT: 45 Percent of UNRWA Schools Affected by Violence in Past 5 Years As part of their report, UNRWA stated that almost half of UNRWA-run schools had been directly affected by violence. In Gaza specifically, over 80 schools were damaged by Israeli destruction.
Sowing Steadfastness, Harvesting Hope Dahar Nassar and his family host refugee children and implement tree-building camps on their land in Bethlehem. His property continues to be razed by Israeli forces and settlers.
Meet the 12-Year-Old Gaza IT Geek Mohammad Alhaulimy, twelve, competed in the Microsoft Imagine Cup, hosted by Gaza Sky Geeks. He hopes to be the first prominent Arab in IT.
Gaza Laborers Suffer Few Rights, Little Pay Construction workers are making very little money, as the Israeli blockade and assaults halt construction to a significant degree.