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The Occupation Forces
A Palestinian Child Was Blinded In One Eye After Being Shot By Israeli Forces Fourteen-year-old Mohammed Nubani was shot in the face by an Israeli soldier with a rubber-coated bullet during an unarmed protest near Ramallah.
A Nineteen-Year-Old Palestinian Was Killed During A Clash With Israeli Settlers In The West Bank Residents of a Palestinian village and Israelis from a nearby illegal settlement clashed though it remains unclear which side incited the violence. It is also unclear whether the Palestinian was killed by soldiers or settlers after the former arrived to stop the confrontation.
Israeli Occupation Forces Arrested Ten Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza Naval forces detained the Palestinian fishermen off the southern Gaza coast and continued to confiscate their boats for allegedly violating the “no go zone.”
Israeli Forces Have Started Using Drones To Drop Tear Gas On Palestinians Though tear gas attacks by occupation forces are nothing new, the policy of using unmanned drones to deliver the gas is entirely novel in the occupied territories.
Israeli Forces Attacked Palestinian Paramedics While They Attempted To Aid Injured Youths Palestinian paramedics were fired upon as they tended to a Palestinian that had been injured during protests in the al-Bireh in the West Bank.
Israeli Forces Have Shot And Killed A Deaf Palestinian Man In Hebron Israeli occupation forces killed the man during clashes in the Baab al-Zawiya area of the West Bank city of Hebron.
Israeli Forces Have Ordered A Halt To Construction Of Five Homes In Bethlehem Construction on the Palestinian homes were ordered to be suspended over a lack of proper building permits, which are almost impossible to obtain from the Israeli authorities.
The Israeli Army Has Erected New Military Checkpoints That Will Obtain Personal Information On Palestinians The checkpoints will require all Palestinians that cross through to provide Israeli officials with personal information in a massive increase on the bureaucratic invasion on Palestinian sovereignty.
The Palestinian Front For The Liberation Of Palestinian Are Boycotting The Palestinian National Council Meeting The Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestinian have announced that they are going to boycott a meeting of the Palestinian National Council because it “does not unite” the Palestinian people.
The United States Embassy Will Be Located In Occupied Area Bordering East Jerusalem The proposed location for the American embassy will lie in the “no man’s land” between occupied East and West Jerusalem.
The European Union Has Condemned The New Israeli Law That Would Strip Residency Permits From Palestinian Jerusalemites The international European body opposed the law passed by the Knesset that would “make the residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem… even more precarious than it already is today.”
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Israeli Settlers Attacked Palestinian Homes And Attempted To Burn Down A Mosque In Hebron Israeli settlers raided the village of al-Tiwani and attempted to set fire to its mosque and threw rocks at the homes and damage the cars of its residents.
Israeli Authorities Are To Uproot Olive And Grape Trees Near Bethlehem To Make Way For New Settler-Only Road Palestinian residents of the West Bank town of al-Khader were told of the Israeli authorities’ intentions to destroy their property and livelihoods in order to provide space for the new apartheid roadway.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
University Of Cambridge Apologized For Removing Pro-BDS Academic From University Event Ruba Salih was prevented by the university from chairing an event organized by BDS activists, sparking condemnations of anti-neutrality and interference with freedoms of expression and speech.
Students From The University Of Minnesota Have Voted In Support Of Divestment From Israel A student referendum at the American university narrowly passed yet resulted in calls for divestment from companies complicit in Israeli violations of international law.
Israeli Authorities Have Banned Arab MPs From Attending Speaking Engagements Abroad The move by the Knesset’s Ethics Committee is seen as a crackdown on the BDS movement and will prevent Arab members of the parliament from participating in speaking engagements financed by BDS supporters.
The Majority Of Students At A Canadian University Have Voted In Support Of BDS Movement The Student Federation of the University of Ottowa turned down a motion that called for a boycott of Israeli goods despite the majority of student votes being in favor of the motion.
An Israeli Police Officer Has Been Charged With Beating A Palestinian Minor To Force A Confession The Israeli police detective Yehuda Gigi has been charged with minor assault after audio recording captured the forced confession under duress of the Palestinian minor.
The Israeli Soldiers That Killed An Unarmed Palestinian Man Could Be Acquitted The murder of a thirteen-year-old boy could go without justice if the two Israeli soldiers that shot him in 2013 are not punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Economy and Development
The UNRWA Has Received New Cash Pledges During A Meeting With Donors The aid agency announced that they have received enough financial support to maintain programs for at least a few more months but its long-term functionality is still in jeopardy.