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The Occupation Forces
5 Disturbing Facts About Living Under Occupation This article discusses the impact of occupation on water, representation, annexation, freedom of movement and communication regarding Palestinians.
Israeli Air Strikes Pound Gaza After Rocket Attack After an unclaimed rocket was fired into southern Israel, the Israeli army conducted air raids on the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Teen Killed and Dozens Injured by Israeli Army Mohammed Hashhash, seventeen, was shot in the heart with live ammunition by Israeli forces after clashes broke out in al-Fawwar refugee camp.
West Bank: Clashes Break Out During Wide Israeli Raids, Arrest Campaigns Israeli forces carried raids in the West Bank and arrested over fifteen Palestinians and injured many others.
Lieberman: Demilitarization of Gaza Should be Condition for its Reconstruction Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip should be the only condition for its reconstruction.
Refusing to Shake Hands is Childish, but Turning a Blind Eye to Racial Discrimination is Criminal After Islam El-Shehaby refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent at the Olympic Games, it is important to recognize the political context of what was behind his actions, rather than his actions themselves.
Netanyahu Didn`t Ruin Democracy. The Occupation Did. While many hold Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accountable for Israeli policy against Palestinians, the issue is much deeper and spans over decades before him.
Israel Using Basic Needs to Blackmail Palestinians Israeli defense minister has stated a plan which will use basic needs in order to blackmail Palestinians in ongoing resistance movements against Israeli rule.
Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesperson: Think Twice Before Criticizing Israel Emmanuel Nahshon stated that Turkey would “Do well to think twice” before criticizing Israel in response to Turkey’s outcry of the Gaza air raids.
No Special Treatment for Israel, Jill Stein Says Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, has expressed her support for the BDS movement.
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Peace Now: New Settlement Will Add 100 More Israeli Settlers in Hebron Peace Now has revealed that a new settlement in the West Bank will add at least one hundred more illegal settlers.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Ordinary Fans Fly the Flag for Palestine Scottish fans flew Palestinian flags during a football game with the Israeli team after being instructed not to fly them.
Viggo Mortensen Takes Aim at Israel`s "State Terrorism" After signing a BDS petition in 2009, Viggo Mortensen believes very little has changed in Israeli policy toward Palestinians.
In Massive Shift, Lutherans Vote to Halt US Aid to Israel The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has voted, 751-162, to engage in the BDS movement.
Berkeley Divests from Torture Profiteer G4S Berkeley, California has divested from private prison firms, including G4S, as part of the BDS movement.
Defiant Celtic Fans` Game Changer for Palestine By defiantly flying Palestinian flags during the Celtic football game with Israel, Scottish fans have garnered more attention toward the BDS movement and Israeli apartheid and occupation.
Portuguese Government Withdraws from Controversial Project with Israeli Police Following BDS Pressure The LAW TRAIN project in Portugal and acquired significant controversy, as it adopts Israeli interrogation methods. The Portuguese Ministry of Justice has announced they have withdrawn from this project.
Celtic Fans Raise over 80,000 for Palestine in Efforts to Match UEFA Fine Celtic fans have raised over 80,000 Pounds for Palestinian charities in the aftermath of flying Palestinian flags at a football game.
Rights Groups Say Israel Behind Death Threats Campaign Palestinian human rights workers are holding Israel accountable for the death threats they have received in light of attempting to bring Israel to the ICC.
UN, Palestinian Factions Outraged Over "Extrajudicial Execution" by Palestinian Police The UN and different human rights groups have become outraged after the beating and killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli forces on Tuesday.
Increased Deportations and Denied Entries Hamper Efforts of Human Rights Activists Israel has created a hotline for people to call in order to relay information on individuals involved in BDS in order to be deported from Israel.
Lawyer: Israeli Authorities Torture Palestinian Minors During Detention, Interrogation Palestinian minors in prison are undergoing different methods of torture and interrogation, in violation of international law.
UN Calls on Israel to Investigate Deadly al-Fawwar Raid After the raid of al-Fawwar refugee camp, which left Muhammad Abu Hashhash dead, the UN has called Israel to investigate the actions of the IOF.
Economy and Development
Training Young Refugees to Become Tomorrow`s Leaders Lajee Center held it third conference of the Refugee Youth Forum and help leadership skills workshops.