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The Occupation Forces
49 facts about Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip Marking the forty ninth anniversary of Israel`s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, Ben White lists forty nine facts about the occupation.
Army Kidnaps Five Palestinians After Attacking Them In Jerusalem Israeli soldiers attack and kidnap five Palestinian men near of the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Yatta Homes Raided by Israeli Forces Following Tel Aviv Attack Following the attack in Tel Aviv where four Israelis were killed, Israeli forces raided Yatta, a town in the southern West Bank and detained two Palestinian allegedly carried the attack.
27 Detained by Israeli Police in Crackdown on Palestinian Movement The Israeli forces keeping the politicians` promise to revenge the attack, detained twenty seven undocumented Palestinians in Tel Aviv this weekend as part of an ongoing crackdown.
PM: Israel`s Suspension of West Bank Water Supplies `inhumane and outrageous` The Palestinian Prime Minister`s office issues a statement slamming Israeli`s decision to cut off water supplies for tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank.
Israel Freezes 83,000 Palestinians` Entrance Permits to East Jerusalem, Israel The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories freezes eighty three thousands Palestinians` entrance permits to Occupied Jerusalem and Israel following the shooting attack in Tel Aviv.
Israel Demolishes Hebron Home of 16-year-old Palestinian Accused of Killing Israeli Settler Israeli forces demolished the house belonging to Mourad Badir Adais’s family, 16-year-old Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli settler, leaving ten people without a roof over their head.
Why Israel is Blocking Access to Its Archives Civil rights activists and academics have been warning, Israel is concealing millions of important documents while moving the country`s archive online burying with it the `darkest episodes in its history`.
Social Networking Sites Serve Occupation’s Interests "With the outbreak of the latest uprising, Deputy Foreign Ministry Tzipi Hotovely formed a new social media unit comprised mainly from those graduating from Unit 8200, the Israeli cyber spy agency, which monitors key `inciting` words on social media."
Israeli Leaders Vow Revenge After Tel Aviv Attack Israel imposes collective punishment measures while Israeli leaders vow revenge and threaten to come after the two Palestinian men responsible for the attack in Tel Aviv.
Netanyahu`s Paper Uses Orlando Massacre to Demonize Israel`s Arab Citizens Israel Hayom, pro-Netanyahu daily newspaper, publishes a photo montage compering between Omar Mateen, the American citizen who killed fifty people in Oranldo gay club, and Neshat Melhem who killed three Israeli in a shooting in Tel Aviv pointing to the `similarity`.
Israel`s Chief Rabbi Urges Building Jewish Temple on Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif Another provocative statement this time for Israeli`s chief rabbi who told the Knesset Channel this week that he wishes to see a Third Temple rebuilt at the same spot where it previously located.
Israel Rejects Arab Peace Initiative Unless it is Changed Netanyahu stated that he will not accept the Arab Peace Initiative if no changes were made to it including the normalization of the relations between the Arab nations and Israel.
UN Condemns Israel’s Aggressive Measures Against Palestinians Following Tel Aviv Attack The United Nation High commissioner for Human Rights released a statement following the attack in Tel Aviv expressing their concerns at the response of the Israeli authorities describing it as a collective punishment against Palestinians.
US Pledges $40bn to Israel as Britain Reviews Aid to Palestine While the United States has promises to provide Israel with larger military aid, the British government decided to review their aid to Palestinians as a result of the allegations that some of the funds are paying `salaries for terrorists`.
UN Concerned about Increasing Enforced Displacement of Palestinians A report titled "Fragmented Lives" said that the number of Palestinian structures demolished and confiscated by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank in the first quarter of 2016 has surpassed the figures of all of the previous year.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Shepherd`s Flock of Sheep, Kills 25 An Israeli settler drove at high speed and ran over Palestinian shepherd`s flock of sheep and caused the death of twenty five of the sheep.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Green Party Nominee for US Presidential Elections Voices Support for BDS The campaign of Jill Ellen Stein, the Green Party`s nominee for US presidential election, released a statement voicing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in an unprecedented move.
Israel Fires Opening Salvoes of Cyberwar Against BDS "And now a new report by an internet security organization has provided convincing proof that this was no idle threat the Israelis made."
Israel Incorporates British Colonial Rules Into Its Law Charlotte Silver elaborates on the new development in the so-called counterterrorism bill and its effect on the Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Palestinian Prisoner Placed in Administrative Detention — After Serving 15 Years The Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed was supposed to be released this week after serving almost fifteen years in prison; instead he is being held in administrative detention indefinitely without a trial.
Knesset Continues to Deny Palestinians Legal Status through Family Unions Another racist law was extended in the Knesset this week. Israel`s "Citizenship and Entry into Israel" provision prohibits Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza to obtain legal status in Israel through family unions.
Economy and Development
Bucking Gaza’s Desperate Situation Through Social Media Sarah Algherbawi tells the story of three Palestinian women from Gaza who despite the depressing situation in Gaza and the increasing unemployment rate turn to online platforms and earn money.
EU: 95% of Water in Gaza ‘unfit for human use The European Union warns that ninety five per cent of the water in Gaza is unfit for human use and ensures their commitment to support water sector in Gaza with millions of Euros.
Gazans with Special Needs Liberated from Economic Dependency by Local Project "In a multi-story building, close to the Islamic University in Gaza, there are many groups of crafters specializing in various crafts. They form somewhat of a beehive, forming a strong-willed project for those with special needs."