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The Occupation Forces
Israeli Prison "Like Being Inside a Grave" Amal al-Sada spent a year in prison after attempting to smuggle a SIM card to her brother. Al-Sada describes the condition of the Israeli prison as “like being inside a grave” as she was completely isolated.
IOF Demolish Eight Homes Near Hebron The IOF demolished eight homes in northeast Hebron as well as several water wells for not having Israeli permits.
VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Throw Sound Bomb at Palestinian Youth in Ramallah Israeli soldiers threw a sound bomb at a group of Palestinians who were sitting outside a home in the West Bank.
IOF Explode Home of Slain Palestinian Teen The IOF detonated the home of deceased Mohammed Tarayra, sixteen, as a form of collective punishment against his family.
Israeli Soldier Throw Stun Grenade at Palestinians in Cafe A video has been released that shows an Israeli soldier throwing a stun grenade at Palestinians in a coffee shop for no reason.
Israeli Army Razes Palestinian Cultivated Lands in Hebron Israeli bulldozers destroyed Palestinian land in the south of Hebron.
Palestinian Teen Killed and Dozens Injured by Israeli Army The IOF killed Mohammed Hashhash, seventeen, by shooting him in the heart with live ammunition after clashes broke out in Al-Fawwar refugee camp.
Some 70 Palestinians Left Homeless After Israeli Demolitions near Hebron, Bethlehem Eight homes were demolished in Hebron leaving more than fifty homeless, nearby in Bethlehem, additional demolitions left another twenty homeless.
Israel Deports 5 American Activists Five American activists were deported from Israel after arriving in their airport. Four out of five activists were people of color and Muslim, while the fifth had a beard.
PMO: Is Palestinian Education a Threat to Israel? Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has condemned Israel’s shut down of a Bedouin school in Khan al Ahmar. Jamal Dajani of the PM’s office states that Israel is threatened by Palestinian education.
Netanyahu: I Care More for Palestinians than Their Own Leaders Prime Minister Netanyahu have posted a social media video in which he states he cares more for Palestinians.
How Israel is Drying Out Palestinians in the Jordan Valley While only ten per cent of the Jordan Valley is inhabited by Israelis, they receive vast amounts of water in comparison to their Palestinian neighbors, as Israel is practicing policies of water deprivation.
Global Protests Highlight Severe Water Crisis in Gaza and West Bank Activists around the world have been protesting the water shortage in Gaza and the West Bank stating that water “is a basic right.”
Black Lives Matter vs. Israel: Jewish Millennials Starting to Realize Values Come at a Price Jewish Americans who are pro-Israel are struggling to realize the connections between the BLM movement and Israeli apartheid and oppression.
Egypt Condemns Athlete`s Refusal to Shake Hands with Israeli Opponent The Egyptian Olympic Committee lambasted judoka Islam el-Shehabi for not shaking hands with his Israeli opponent in the Olympics.
US Opposes Israel`s Plan to Move Amona Settlement to Palestinian Land Washington has opposed Israel’s plan to move Amona settlement to land belonging to Palestinians.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
300 Israelis Storm Al-Aqsa Complex on Jewish Holiday Over three hundred Israelis stormed al-Aqsa during a religious festival.
Israel Laying Ground for New Settlement Near Bethlehem which Would "Cut West Bank in Two" After conducting land surveys in the West Bank, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is accusing Israel of attempting to split the West Bank in half.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
A Mideast Rift in College Colleges across the United States face repercussions for engaging with the BDS movement.
Arab MK Says BDS is Only Solution to Stop Occupation MK Basel Ghattas has stated that the BDS movement is the only and the best way to stop Israeli occupation of Palestine.
PA: Czech Education Ministry to Stop Using Textbook Defining Jerusalem as Israeli Capital The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has confirmed that they are discontinuing educational textbooks which proclaim Jerusalem to be the Israeli capital.
Faced with a Choice of Peace and BDS, Israeli Chooses BDS With the recent choice to form a taskforce against BDS, Israel has confirmed that it would rather choose international condemnation over peace.
Israel/Palestine: Palestinian Rights Defenders Threatened Al-Mezan, a Palestinian human rights group, has received anonymous death threats due to their advocacy for Israel to be investigated by the ICC.
TRC: Israeli Legalizing Arrest, Detention of Palestinian Children Under 14 a Human Rights Violation The Knesset approved a bill that allowed the detention of children under fourteen in Israeli prison. The Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture have officially stated that this is in violation of international law.
Economy and Development
In New Book, Ilan Pappe Says Settler Colonialism and Apartheid Best Explain Israeli-Palestinian Conflict In a new collection of essays, Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid, well-respected editor and author Ilan Pappe has equated the Israeli system with apartheid.
19,330 Gaza Employees to Receive Their Salaries Under a Qatari grant, over nineteen thousands Gaza employees will be receiving salaries.
Summer Camps to Educate: Learning, Working and Having Fun Lajee Cultural Center just held a two-week summer vacation in Aida refugee camp where children participated in media, music, sports, photography and other activities.
Palestinian Olympic Runner Places 3rd in Preliminaries, Moves on to Next Round Muhammad Abu Khousa finished third in the Olympic one hundred meter preliminaries.
Young Palestinian Artist Explores Intimate Spaces in New Art Exhibit Rana Samara, Palestinian artist, held her first art exhibit in Ramallah entitled “Intimate Space".