3,443 Palestinian refugees killed in Syrian warfare

The London-based Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) kept record of the death of 3,443 Palestinian refugees in the raging Syrian warfare, according to a Saturday report. According to AGPS data, 3,443 Palestinian refugees, including 455 women, died of war-related incidents in Syria since mid March 2011. AGPS watchdog also kept account of the incarceration of 1,164 Palestinian refugees in Syrian government penitentiaries, among whom 83 female refugees whose fate has been shrouded in mystery. Meanwhile, 301 Palestinian refugees have gone missing in war-torn Syria. At the same time, nearly 79,000 Palestinian refugees reached Europe until mid 2016 … Continue reading 3,443 Palestinian refugees killed in Syrian warfare

Massive military maneuvers in al-Khalil

Israeli occupation forces are carrying out massive maneuvers in al-Khalil since last Monday, according to Israeli channel 7 on Saturday. These maneuvers are in preparation to foil any Palestinian attack such as vehicular-ramming, throwing Molotov Cocktails, and shooting, the channel added. Platoon 890, responsible for al-Khalil and Kiryat Arba, is participating in the military training. Two other platoons and a tracking and intelligence unit are also involved in the maneuvers. (Source / 19.02.2017) Continue reading Massive military maneuvers in al-Khalil

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says the proposed move would help moderate Syrian opposition forces fight against Daesh Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a panel discussion within the “Munich Security Conference” in Munich, Germany on February 19, 2017 Turkey proposed that the US should send its own Special Forces to northern Syria to back moderate opposition forces fighting against Daesh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. In his address to the Munich Security Conference, Cavusoglu called on the US and other allies to end their support for the terrorist PKK’s Syrian offshoot, PYD, and instead support the moderate opposition … Continue reading Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

I.C.S.P.R: The Israeli Crime in Um al-Hiran village an attitude involve Forced Migration based on Racial Discrimination and Abuse of International Law.

International Commission to Support Palestinians Rights (I.C.S.P.R) noted with concern committing the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Wednesday dawn 18th January 2017, a new crime in Um al-Hiran village in Negev, by breaking and surrounding the village in order to demolish houses and evacuate residents, following the issuance of the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court  “evacuation of Palestinian residents of the village to start setting up an Israeli settlement on its ashes.” And accompany it with security forces army surrounded the village to fire different types of shot at the protesters and demonstrators of the villagers, on the demolition … Continue reading I.C.S.P.R: The Israeli Crime in Um al-Hiran village an attitude involve Forced Migration based on Racial Discrimination and Abuse of International Law.

Israeli forces close main road leading to several villages near Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Sunday morning closed the gate to the main entrance of the village of Nabi Salih in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah that leads to several Palestinian villages and towns, forcing commuters to use take lengthy detours.Locals said Palestinian vehicles and pedestrian were prohibited from passing through the gate, which leads to the villages of Nabi Salih, Beit Rima, Deir Ghassana, and Kafr Ein. They added that Israeli troops deployed heavily near the gate. Most commuters used a long route near the village of Abud to travel to the city of Ramallah … Continue reading Israeli forces close main road leading to several villages near Ramallah

Egyptian lawyer files lawsuit against settling Palestinians in Sinai

Egyptian lawyer Khalid Ali BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A group of Egyptian human rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit to prevent the establishment of “foreign settlements” in the Sinai Peninsula, following reports that Israel was discussing the option of forcibly resettling Palestinians to the Egyptian territory in lieu of establishing a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank. Prominent human rights lawyer and activist Khalid Ali announced on Facebook on Saturday that he, along with other human rights lawyers including Tariq al-Awadi and Malik Adli, had filed the case in an Egyptian administrative court. The suit comes days after Israeli Minister … Continue reading Egyptian lawyer files lawsuit against settling Palestinians in Sinai

Hunger striker Muhammad al-Qiq held in ‘grave-like’ prison cell, lawyer says

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Imprisoned Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who has been on hunger strike for two weeks, has been held by Israel in a “grave-like” prison cell, his lawyer said on Sunday. Al-Qiq, who lives in Ramallah and is originally from Dura in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, was released from prison in May last year after having gone without food for a grueling 94 days — to protest his administrative detention at the time. However, al-Qiq was redetained in mid-January after he participated in a protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem demanding the release … Continue reading Hunger striker Muhammad al-Qiq held in ‘grave-like’ prison cell, lawyer says