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The Occupation Forces
Israeli Forces Demolished A Palestinian School In Hebron The school, which was built primarily of cement blocks and tin sheeting, was responsible for the education of forty two Bedouin children in the community of Zanouta before it was destroyed during an Israeli raid.
Two Palestinian Men Had Legs Amputated After Being Denied Entry Into West Bank For Medical Treatment Two men from Gaza that were wounded by Israeli forces during recent protests were forced to lose their legs after their requests for a medical transfer were denied by Israeli authorities.
Israeli Authorities Have Once Again Reduced The Number Of Travel Permits For Palestinians The permits, necessary for Palestinians to exit Gaza, are controlled by Israeli authorities and the number issued has dropped to around forty-four percent of all applied for.
The Palestinian Journalist That Was Shot And Killed By Israeli Snipers Was Approved For A Grant By The United States Yasser Mutaja has been called a member of Hamas by Israeli authorities, but this is highly dubious as he had already been cleared by the American government to receive a grant to start a media company.
A Palestinian Man Died In Israeli Custody After Being Shot At A Military Checkpoint Muhammad Anbar was shot by Israeli forces “under mysterious circumstances” and later died of his wounds while under detention at an Israeli hospital.
Israelis Sat And Watched The Murders Of Palestinians During Protests At The Gaza Border A photograph of young Israelis has recently been released showing them sitting on a watchtower and cheering as Israeli forces fired upon unarmed Palestinian protestors.
Israeli Forces Pummeled Eastern Gaza With Tank Shells, Injuring One Palestinian Israeli tanks attacked eastern Gaza City in response to an explosive device that allegedly went off near an Israeli bulldozer near the border.
Israeli Forces Killed At Least Eight Palestinian Protestors On The Gaza Border In New Round Of Protests The killings of multiple Palestinians this week bring the total number of those killed at the Gaza border to twenty six since protests began two weeks ago.
Human Rights Groups Are Calling On Palestinian Government To Pay Salaries Of Gaza's Government Employees The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights called on prime minister Rami Hamdallah to pay the salaries of Gaza’s employees in order to avoid “feelings of despair and frustration."
A United Nations Peace Envoy Met With Hamas Leaders In Gaza Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, met with numerous leaders from Hamas to encourage an end to the Great March of Return protests.
Israeli Parliamentarians Are Calling For The Expulsion Of An Arab Member Of The Knesset Right-wing members of the Israeli Knesset from the Yisrael Beteinu party have called for the ouster of Hanin Zoabi after her calls for “millions of Palestinians to march on Jerusalem.”
A Palestinian Delegation Has Traveled To India "Activate Support" Members of the Palestinians Abroad Conference travelled to India in an attempt to spark popular support for the Palestinian cause as well as meet with government officials, journalists and academics.
UNICEF Has Condemned Israeli Violence Against Palestinian Children The United Nations Children’s Fund condemned the recent actions taken against children in Gaza and further noted that “Children in Gaza have been living in extremely dire circumstances for many years.”
Settlers and Illegal Settlements
Three Palestinian Children Were Struck By An Israeli Settler's Vehicle In The Northern West Bank The three children were hit by an Israeli settler’s car outside of a boys school in the village of Git and were taken to a hospital in Nablus for treatment. The Israeli driver was neither interrogated nor arrested by Israeli authorities after the incident.
Palestinians Were Denied Access To A Road In The West Bank By Israeli Settlers The main road was used by both Israelis and Palestinians but recently Israeli soldiers and settlers have prohibited usage by the Palestinian population.
New Settlement Plans Were Speedily Pushed Through Over The Jewish Holiday The PLO’s National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement Office recently claimed that Orthodox Israeli settlers took advantage of the recent Jewish holiday to hustle through new settlement plans.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
The Dublin City Council Has Voted In Favor Of The BDS Movement The municipal body voted to back the boycott of Israeli goods and also called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from the Irish capital.
Israeli Authorities Arrested Over 600 Palestinians During The Month Of March Alone The Israeli authorities have detained at least 609 Palestinians, including ninety five children, in one month according to a report issued by numerous governmental and non-governmental rights groups.
Israel's Defense Minister Claims That There Are No Innocent Civilians In Gaza Avigdor Liberman has claimed that those involved in the recent non-violent protests at the Gaza border are all members of Hamas and that none of them are innocent.
Economy and Development
A Palestinian Women's Journalist Group Calls For An End To Discrimination Against Them Numerous female journalists gathered for a workshop in Ramallah to discuss techniques to increase their efficiency and influence and how to tackle the patriarchal discrimination that they have experienced.