Mansour Calls on Security Council to Act Against Israeli Violations

NEW YORK, December 20, 2011 (WAFA) – Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine at the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, called on the UN Security Council to act against the Israeli violations against Palestinians and hold the Israeli government accountable for its provocative actions. He explained, in a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, the extremely deteriorating situation in the Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem, as a result of the illegal and provocative policies adopted by the Israeli government and settlers. He focused on the settlers’ attacks against Palestinians, their properties and holy places … Continue reading Mansour Calls on Security Council to Act Against Israeli Violations

Israeli Soldiers Arrest Four Palestinians from Nablus

NABLUS, December 20, 2011 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers Tuesday arrested four Palestinians from the city of Nablus, north of the West Bank, according to local sources. Witnesses told WAFA that Israeli forces at dawn raided Doma village, south of Nablus, ransacked Palestinians’ houses and arrested two siblings. Israeli soldiers also handcuffed two Palestinians and forced them to undress at Huwwarah checkpoint, south of Nablus. (english.wafa.ps / 20.12.2011) Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Arrest Four Palestinians from Nablus

Diplomat wife dies after forced to renew Jerusalem permit 18Dec11

Ma’an News Agency  –  17 December 2011 LONDON (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities forced the wife of the Palestinian ambassador to the UK to return to Jerusalem to renew her residency status during chemotherapy treatment, British media reported on Friday. Samira Hassassian died in August aged 57 after she contracted a virus on the return flight to the UK in the midst of cancer treatment, her husband Manuel told The Guardian newspaper. A spokesperson at the Israeli embassy in London denied Samira had been refused an extension of her residency, telling the paper “If there is a health issue there is no … Continue reading Diplomat wife dies after forced to renew Jerusalem permit 18Dec11

Islamistes de Libye, d’Egypte, de Palestine réunis à Tunis

Un symposium  international sur le thème «la Campagne  de défense de l’islam»  a été organisé les 15, 16, 17 décembre 2011, à Gammarth, à  l’hôtel Regency, sous l’égide du parti  Ennahdha,  avec la collaboration de cheikhs et d’oulémas venus d’Egypte, de Libye, de Syrie, de Palestine… Reportage. L’événement  a bénéficié d’une grande affluence. Côté tunisien, on aura noté la présence du cheikh Rached Ghannouchi, de Me Abdelfettah Mourou, ainsi que des représentants du parti islamisant «Al adala  wa el tannmya». Des oulémas et des invités de marque du monde arabe et du Maghreb ont donné une dimension internationale  à l’événement. Le … Continue reading Islamistes de Libye, d’Egypte, de Palestine réunis à Tunis

TWENTY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS SOUND ALARM OVER ISRAEL´S VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Demolition in East Jerusalem An international coalition of 20 aid agencies and human rights groups, includingAmnesty International,Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam International, stated on Monday that Israel has stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, displacing a record number of Palestinian families. They also said that this sharp rise in demolitions has been accompanied by accelerated expansion of settlements and an escalation of violence perpetrated by settlers. The statement of the 20 groups  coincided with a meeting of Middle East Quartet in Jerusalem in its latest effort to revive peace talks. The … Continue reading TWENTY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS SOUND ALARM OVER ISRAEL´S VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

“The end of apartheid stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of the past century, but we would not have succeeded without the help of international pressure– in particular the divestment movement of the 1980s. Over the past six months, a similar movement has taken shape, this time aiming at an end to the Israeli occupation”. Desmond Tutu   The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel was launched in Ramallah in April 2004 by a group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals to join the growing international boycott movement. The Campaign built on the Palestinian call for acomprehensive … Continue reading ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Interview: “Everyone can help Welcome to Palestine 2012”

Israel’s deporting of dozens of international activists earlier this year generated bad publicity. Plans are underway to challenge Israeli apartheid during 2012 by having a large number of international activists land in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport and state openly that they wish to visit Palestine. Scheduled for 15 April, the “Welcome to Palestine 2012” initiative will be the second such attempt to affirm the right of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank to receive visitors. In July this year, international airlines collaborated with Israel in preventing black-listed participants to board planes. More than a hundred activists with the Welcome to Palestine“Flytilla” reached the Tel … Continue reading Interview: “Everyone can help Welcome to Palestine 2012”