Israeli forces bulldoze Palestinian lands, uproot trees in Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation bulldozers on Wednesday morning leveled Palestinian cultivated lands and uprooted olive trees and almonds in Bethlehem’s southern town of al-Khader. Coordinator for the popular anti-settlement committee in al-Khader, Ahmed Salah, said the Israeli occupation army has been leveling Palestinian lands in an attempt to establish an access road leading to the Hatamar illegal outpost, built on Palestinian lands in the area. The targeted land tracts reportedly belong to the Palestinian citizen Issa Salah and cover an area of three dunums, mostly planted with olive trees and almonds dating back to over 30 years. The activist added that … Continue reading Israeli forces bulldoze Palestinian lands, uproot trees in Bethlehem

Shallah: Palestinian resistance flourishing, Israel to fall apart soon

The Palestinian resistance in Gaza has stood firm in the face of the Israeli wars despite the tough blockade, Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Ramadan Shallah said Tuesday. Speaking at the 6th Conference to Support the Intifada held in Tehran, Shallah called for the need to join forces in response to any other projected Israeli offensives on Gaza. “We count on our personal powers and our people’s steadfastness in the face of the Israeli offensives,” he said. “Israel is not a superpower. It is going to fall part in the foreseeable future.” “The Palestinian Authority (PA), … Continue reading Shallah: Palestinian resistance flourishing, Israel to fall apart soon

Israel creates fake Jewish tombs around al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli government is cooperating with Jewish settlement associations to escalate its ongoing Judaization policy at al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Old City in occupied Jerusalem, the PIC reporter revealed. The PIC reporter on Tuesday quoted eyewitnesses as affirming that Israeli associations started installing fake Jewish tombs around al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli bulldozers were seen carrying Jewish tombstones and planting them around the Mosque to indicate graves, but underneath, there are no bodies, nor skeletons. Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage had earlier revealed that different Israeli government-backed associations and authorities such as the Elad Association and the so-called … Continue reading Israel creates fake Jewish tombs around al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli use of illegal toxic pesticides in settlements ‘human rights violation’

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have “knowingly facilitated” the illegal manufacturing, trade, and use of hazardous pesticides inside illegal Israeli settlements, which has resulted in serious human rights violations and contributed to food insecurity among Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to a recent investigation. A joint fact-finding mission announced Monday by the Amman-based Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) and the PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) — a regional branch of the Pesticide Action Network, revealed that highly toxic pesticides that are banned by the Palestinian Authority (PA) are illegally traded into the occupied territory. According to … Continue reading Israeli use of illegal toxic pesticides in settlements ‘human rights violation’

The Media Is Ignoring Damning Leaks From Syrian War

“Fabricated news and one-sided reporting have taken over the news agenda to a degree probably not seen since the First World War.” Syrian army soldiers march through the streets in the Ansari neighborhood, east Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Dec 23, 2016 When a magician is showing you a magic trick with his or her right hand, you should always watch what the left hand is doing. When it comes to times of war, one should always be skeptical of a government beating the war drum against another government or entity. Ask yourself: Why now, why this entity, and what is at … Continue reading The Media Is Ignoring Damning Leaks From Syrian War

Israeli police detain Palestinian immediately following release from 15 year prison sentence

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police detained a Palestinian Tuesday immediately after he was released from Israel’s Galbou prison following the completion of a 15 year prison sentence for political activities with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)’s military wing. Family of Muhammad Zeidan Mahmoud, told Ma’an they were shocked when they went to welcome their son home from Israeli prison to learn that he had been redetained by Israeli forces before they were able see or hug him. Mahmoud, a resident of the Issawiya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, was transferred to the Russian police compound in … Continue reading Israeli police detain Palestinian immediately following release from 15 year prison sentence

Jordanians call for overthrow of the government

Jordanian people stage a protest in front of Statehouse in Amman, Jordan Jordanians took to the streets across the country yesterday in protest against price hikes and called for the government and the parliament to be ousted, the Safa news agency reported. Protesters raised placards calling for ousting the government and the parliament due to the latest decisions which made the life “unbearable.” One of the protesters in the city of Salt, west of Amman, said: “The new government policy of collecting fees for public services made life unbearable,” stressing that consecutive governments “did not learn lessons from each other.” … Continue reading Jordanians call for overthrow of the government