Million-person march to sweep Gaza over Trump’s biased declaration

A one million-person march is slated to be held across the blockaded Gaza Strip on Friday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to the National and Islamic Factions’ Follow-Up Committee, mass-demos will be held simultaneously in all Gaza provinces, from Rafah to Beit Hanun. The committee called on the Palestinians to join the march right after Friday’s noon prayers, at around 12:30 a.m., and to raise the Palestinian flag. The march comes as part of underway protest moves staged across the occupied Palestinian territories and overseas to speak out against Trump’s Wednesday declaration … Continue reading Million-person march to sweep Gaza over Trump’s biased declaration

Breaking News: Khader Adnan seized by Israeli occupation forces, launches immediate hunger strike

Prominent Palestinian leader, organizer and former prisoner and hunger-striker Khader Adnan was seized on Monday morning, 11 December, by Israeli occupation forces at his home in Arraba, Jenin. He immediately launched an open hunger strike to demand his release. Randa Moussa, his wife, told Palestine Today that he had announced an immediate strike on food, drink and speech after his arrest. She said that four patrols, an armored troop carrier and a jeep surrounded their home at 2:30 am and invaded the home violently, trying to break down the door of the home, and that they hit Adnan on the back and hand, throwing him … Continue reading Breaking News: Khader Adnan seized by Israeli occupation forces, launches immediate hunger strike

Trump’s decision a reflection of the UN earlier colonial impositions

Since 1967, the UN regularly adopted resolutions concerning the status of Jerusalem, most of them dealing with withdrawing military forces, condemnation of land confiscation and settlement expansion, as well as requesting that Israel refrains from holding military activities in the city. A recurring warning was that no action should be taken to change the status of Jerusalem. US President Donald Trump exposed the fallacy behind international recommendations yesterday with his unilateral declaration of recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Away from the outpouring of indignation from Palestinians who have resisted the Zionist colonial project, the opposition to Trump’s declaration has … Continue reading Trump’s decision a reflection of the UN earlier colonial impositions

Israeli troops caught on video while beating handcuffed Palestinian

A video released Sunday shows a large group of Israeli soldiers taking turns assaulting a Palestinian detainee in the West Bank city of al-Khalil, amid protests against US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The video, filmed last Friday by a resident of al-Khalil and released by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories B’Tselem, shows the soldiers forcibly dragging a handcuffed young Palestinian man through Wadi al-Tufah Street. The detainee is repeatedly kicked, slapped, and manhandled by the soldiers, before being blindfolded. A resident of al-Khalil said he began filming … Continue reading Israeli troops caught on video while beating handcuffed Palestinian

IOF arrests Palestinian youth after crossing Gaza border fence

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday afternoon rounded up a Palestinian man after crossing the border fence north of Gaza Strip. A Hebrew source stated that the Palestinian was captured after “sneaking” into 1948 Occupied Palestine and that no guns were found in his possession. The site also reported that the detainee was transferred to be questioned by Israeli Shin Bet. (Source / 11.12.2017)     Continue reading IOF arrests Palestinian youth after crossing Gaza border fence

Clashes reported in West Bank, Palestinian journalist injured

A Palestinian photographer, Naser al-Shuyukhi, on Monday afternoon was shot and injured, in the shoulder, by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) while he was covering clashes that erupted between Palestinians and IOF soldiers in al-Khalil city. Clashes also broke out at the northern entrance to al-Bireh city near Ramallah in the West Bank. In the same context, students of Birzeit University held a sit-in protest at the US President Donald Trump’s decision to endorse Jerusalem as capital of Israel. After the event, the student protesters rushed to the site of clashes near Beit El settlement. Eyewitnesses said that IOF troops closed … Continue reading Clashes reported in West Bank, Palestinian journalist injured

Massive march in Beit Hanoun to prevent receiving Bahraini delegation

Scores of Palestinian youths on Monday morning participated in a march before Beit Hanoun crossing. It aimed at preventing the Bahraini normalization delegation from entering Gaza Strip. The PIC reporter said that the protesters torched car wires as an expression for their insistence on not allowing the delegation to enter the besieged Gaza Strip after paying a visit to the Israeli occupation. He added that the outraged protesters carried stones and other staff to be used in order to ban the normalization delegation from arriving in Gaza. For its part, the Ministry of Education announced that it will not allow … Continue reading Massive march in Beit Hanoun to prevent receiving Bahraini delegation