Claims of Israeli settlement freeze an ‘attempt to fool the public’

Israeli authorities break ground in Amichai settlement on June 21, 2017 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — After reports emerged Friday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised the United States government to stop marketing new settlement units for the rest of 2017, a representative from settlement watchdog Peace Now called the alleged promise “another spin of the Netanyahu government trying to fool the public.” Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post had reported that the alleged freeze was discovered when settlers from the illegal Beit El settlement in the central occupied West Bank discovered that plans for 300 new settler homes — promised to … Continue reading Claims of Israeli settlement freeze an ‘attempt to fool the public’

PCHR Weekly Report: 4 Palestinians killed, 12 wounded, by Israeli forces this week

26 JUN 12:34 PM In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 15 – 21 June 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Over the course of the week, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians in occupied Jerusalem. 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces conducted 42 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip. 65 civilians, including 6 … Continue reading PCHR Weekly Report: 4 Palestinians killed, 12 wounded, by Israeli forces this week

Injured Gazan Teen Denied Exit Permit for Medical Treatment

26 JUN 8:10 AM Khaled Ghamri, 17, in the intensive care unit of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, central Gaza.   Israeli authorities denied 17-year-old Khaled Ghamri an exit permit to travel from Gaza to Jerusalem, for medical treatment ,after Israeli forces critically injured him during a protest near the Israel-Gaza border on May 23. Israeli forces across the border fence shot Khaled, then 16, near Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza, with live ammunition on May 23, critically injuring him. The bullet caused an arm fracture, damage to multiple organs, as well as severe bleeding that left him in a coma. … Continue reading Injured Gazan Teen Denied Exit Permit for Medical Treatment

Israeli transportation operator loses €190 Million following BDS act

Last month, Egged Bus Systems (EBS), a subsidiary of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society, Israel’s largest public transportation operator, lost a bid for a decade-long contract to run public transportation in the North-Holland region of the Netherlands, which includes the country’s capital, Amsterdam, according to the International Middle East Media Centre (IMEMC). This contract was valued at 19.1 million Euros a year, with a total worth of 190.1 million Euros. Egged Bus Systems lost this lucrative bid after Dutch BDS activists launched a campaign charging its Israeli parent company with facilitating grave violations of Palestinian human rights and international humanitarian … Continue reading Israeli transportation operator loses €190 Million following BDS act

Palestinian man stabbed by Israeli settler west of Bethlehem

A Palestinian man was stabbed Sunday afternoon by an Israeli settler near Beitar Illit settlement illegally built west of Bethlehem to the south of occupied West Bank. Local sources affirmed that an Israeli settler stabbed and wounded a Palestinian, confirmed to be from the area, before fleeing the scene. No further information was given about his health condition. Settlers have systematically created new outposts using violence or threats against local Palestinians, with the outposts then protected and retroactively legalized by Israeli authorities. Decades of state-supported settlement expansion and settler violence have led the Palestinians to repeatedly demand international protection. (Source … Continue reading Palestinian man stabbed by Israeli settler west of Bethlehem

Israeli military drills to swamp Gaza borders on 2nd day of Eid

A round of Israeli military drills is expected to kick off at noontime Monday near Gaza borders. According to the Hebrew-speaking Channel 7, large-scale military maneuvers will be carried out near Gaza’s border fence as of noontime. The Israeli army spokesman said armed troops from the southern area will take part in the maneuvers which make part of the 2017 military agenda aiming to prop up the army’s offensive aptitude. As part of the drills, Israeli military vehicles are expected to rummage into the area. Last week, Israeli military maneuvers swept Bisan area, north of territories occupied in 1948. (Source … Continue reading Israeli military drills to swamp Gaza borders on 2nd day of Eid

Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from Silwan on 2nd day of Eid

A number of Palestinian civilians were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces on Monday in an arbitrary abduction sweep rocking Jerusalem’s town of Silwan. The list of arrestees included Palestinian citizens Hamad Abu Sbeih, Naji Oudeh, Mohamed Oudeh, Mohamed Abassi, and Ahmed al-A’war, among several others. The captives were dragged to unidentified destinations handcuffed and blindfolded. The campaign coincides with the second day of holy Eid al-Fitr, marked by millions of Muslims around the world. (Source / 26.06.2017) Continue reading Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from Silwan on 2nd day of Eid