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The Occupation Forces
Israeli Army Forces Palestinians in Jordan Valley Out of Their Homes for Military Drills Several Palestinians were forced from their homes Monday in order for military drills to be conducted by Israeli forces.
Israeli Military Tanks Infiltrate Gaza Borders Israeli forces crossed borders into Gaza in military tanks in Rafah.
Israel Mocks Up Evacuation in Preparation for Alleged War Military drills are starting nationwide in the event of a war against Hamas and Hizballah.
Israeli Wall and Settlements to Separate Historic Palestinian Sites from West Bank Israeli forces razed four villages in the northern West Bank.
IOF Confiscate 12 Tractors, Arrest 19 Palestinians from Northern West Bank Israeli forces confiscated tractors and held Palestinians in the northern West Bank, including a man and his son.
PFLP Calls on Palestinians to Reject French Initiative The PFLP has currently urged Palestinians to reject the French-led peace initiative, claiming it belittles Palestinian rights.
Israel Parliament Approves Hardliner Lieberman as Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who claims that Palestinians are "terrorists," has just been sworn in as Israel’s defense minister.
Absence of International Pressure Encourages Israeli Violations, says PA The Palestinian Authority has accused both the United Nation and the international community of supporting Israeli violations, as their lack of pressure allows the violations to continue.
Israel`s Colonialism is Failing and Falling On the anniversary of the Nakba and the growing international pressure from the BDS movement, Israel’s colonial project is slowly failing, according to author Zaakir Ahmed Mayet.
May 31 Declared as World Solidarity Day with Gaza The World Campaign for the Support of Women Boats to Gaza has declared 31 May as a day for the world to stand in solidarity with Gaza.
Israeli Society and Its Leaders Are Hastening Its Complete Isolation After the appointment of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to defense minister, Israel is continuing its trajectory toward international isolation.
Israel Cozies Up to Austria`s Nazis Austria’s Freedom Party, with ties to Nazi Germany, have much in common with the current Israeli government in identifying and demonizing an “other” or “foreigner.”
Israeli Who Helped Kill Journalists to Speak at Newseum Lieutenant-Colonel Avital Leibovich, who aided and abetted the killings of two reporters, will be speaking at the Newseum on 7 June regarding the IDF and its social media branches.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Palestinians to Form "Protection Committees" Against Israeli Settler Violence Around two hundred members of high-targeted communities are forming committees to protect themselves against settler violence.
Israeli Extremist Settlers Stormed al-Aqsa Mosque Extremist settlers stormed al-Aqsa under the protection of Israeli forces and performed anti-Muslim rituals and slogans.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
British-Palestinian Schoolgirl Expelled from Public Speaking Competition Leanne Mohamad, fifteen, has been expelled from the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge because of her speech which described Israeli occupation and colonialism against Palestinians.
Protesters Close Down Palestinian Company Importing Israeli Products Palestinian protesters have added a Palestinian company to the list of organizations they boycott due to their importing of Israeli goods.
Dutch Government Follows Sweden in Affirming Right to Boycott Israel Dutch foreign affairs minister, Bert Koenders, has recently stated that the BDS movement is a right of freedom of expression and assembly.
Israel Ignores Court Order to Release Palestinian Scientist Israeli authorities have ignored a court order to release Prof. Imad al-Barghouthi, who is currently being held in administrative detention.
The Noose Tightens: Jordan Adds to the Suffering of Gaza`s Palestinians Jordan has just increased its travel restrictions for Palestinian in Gaza, further limiting their right to movement.
DCI: Israeli Policeman Who Killed Palestinian Teen Won`t Be Charged The police officer who killed Mohammad Sunukrut, sixteen, in August of 2014 will not be facing charges, after he shot him in the head with a sponge-tipped bullet.
UN: High Time World Spoke Up for Rights of Palestinian Refugees Commissioner general of UNRWA, Pierre Krahenbuhl stated that the world must speak up for Palestinian and Palestinian refugees.
Israel Making Efforts to Prevent Palestine From Joining Interpol According to Israeli media, Israel is doing all it can to prevent Palestine from becoming a member of Interpol.
Economy and Development
The Price of Principles and Palestine As Ramadan approaches, many are struggling with the buying of dates from occupied Palestinian lands.
Gaza Strongman Pulls 18-Ton Truck with His Teeth Mohamed Baraka, twenty, is hoping to enter the Guinness World Book of Records for pulling an eighteen ton truck with his teeth for over hundred meters.
First Aid Station Opens in Gaza Town with Turkish Help Karara town in Gaza has a newly opened first aid station with help from the Turkish Red Crescent.