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The Occupation Forces
Hebron Villages Under Complete Blockade as Eid Arrives The village of Bani Naim as well as many others is under complete blockade after the stabbing of a 13-year-old Israeli girl.
Israeli Forces Stole 21 Boats and Sank Two More Just in the Last 3 Months Gaza fisherman have had over twenty boats stolen and two sunk by Israeli forces in the past three months, affection over five hundred people.
Israeli Forces Impose Punitive Measures Against Civilians in Hebron After the killing of the 13-year-old Israeli girl, Israeli forces have shot and killed a 17-year-old and closed village entrances in Hebron.
Palestinian Dies of Tear Gas Inhalation, 40 Others Wounded in Clashes at Qalandiya A man was killed after tear gas inhalation during Palestinian attempts to cross a checkpoint.
Israeli Forces Injure 15 Palestinians in Dura with Live Fire, Rubber Bullets Five Palestinians were injured after a raid in Dura village in the West Bank.
Group: Israeli Police Reveal New Regulations on Use of Live Fire Against Palestinians Israeli police have stated that officers are permitted to engage in live-fire on Palestinian demonstrators before using a non-lethal alternative.
Israel Business Promotes Colonialism as "Coexistence" The Times of Israel has recently advertised construction of settlements as “destiny” and to urge Palestinians and Israelis to coexist together.
In Jerusalem, Eve of Ramdan Marked by Extremist Israelis` Racist Taunts Thousands of Israelis marched through Jerusalem chanting racist phrases such as “Mohammad is dead” and “Al-Aqsa will be burned”
US to Increase Military Aid to Israel if it Spends More on American Equipment The United States has recently offered to increase military aid to Israel if Israel spends the aid on American equipment and fuel.
The Two State Solution is Dead; Long Live the Two State Solution The Middle East Quartet has stated that the two-state solution is “in danger”, yet the only viable option.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
EU: Israel`s Decision to Build in Settlements Threatens the Viability of the Two-State Solution With Israel’s recent decision to build hundreds of more settlements, the EU condemned it as being dangerous to the two-state solution.
Israel to Expand Illegal Settlement in Response to Stab Attack After the killing of the 13-year-old Israeli girl, PM Netanyahu has approved the construction of 42 new settlements in response.
Israeli Settlers Destroy Vine Trees, Uproot Plants South of Bethlehem Israeli settlers destroyed grapevines in Al-Khadar.
Peace Now: Settlement Expansion Strengthens Extremism, Endangers Israelis Peace Now has condemned the approval of 800 new settlements, claiming that it will endanger the peace process.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
First "Boycott Ban" Case Defeated in UK High Court North Wales has officially ruled against the anti-boycott crowd, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls this a “victory for free speech.”
UN Double Standards with Regards to Israel The UN has recently added Israel to a legal committee that oversees international law and human rights, regardless of its history of breaking international law.
Gaza Blockade Preventing Vital Reconstruction: International Agencies Sound the Alarm Less than ten per cent of the homes destroyed in the 2014 war have been rebuilt and more than seventy five thousand people remain displaced.
UN Refugee Agency Condemns Israel`s Latest Punitive Home Demolitions UNRWA has recently condemned Israel’s collective punishment in demolishing homes.
Imprisoned Palestinian Brothers Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Detention Two brothers, Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul have launched a hunger strike in protest of being in administrative detention.
Economy and Development
Gazans Celebrate Eid in Tenth Year of Blockade Gazans celebrated Eid al-Fitr in the midst of the ongoing Israeli blockade.
Palestinian Mayor: West Bank Water Crisis Worsened by Decaying Infrastructure Beit Fajjar Mayor Akram Taqatqa has stated that in addition to the water crisis, his town has not had any infrastructure work done in at least fifteen years.
UNRWA: 80% of Gazans Depend on Humanitarian Assistance UNRWA has recently released a report that stated over 80% of Gazans are dependent on humanitarian aid and assistance.