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United Nations OCHA oPt
Sunday April 20, 2014 - 00:04
Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, attacked a number of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the village of Um al-Khair to the east of Yatta, in the Hebron district, preventing them from reaching their land, said Rateb al-Jubour, coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in southern Hebron.
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Christian worshipers hold up candles lit from the 'Holy Fire' as thousands gather for the 'Holy Fire' ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 19, 2014 (AFP Gali Tibbon)
Saturday April 19, 2014 - 23:47
Israeli police, on Saturday, prevented UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry from celebrating the Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem, a statement from his office said. Full Story
Palestinian crowds during the funeral of Nuha Qatamesh killed by Israeli tear gas firing while at home in Ayda refugee camp near Bethlehem (Assafir Photo: April 17, 2014)
Saturday April 19, 2014 - 23:37
One Palestinian was killed and 101 were injured by Israeli violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, during the period from April 8 to 14, a UN report said. Full Story
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Friday April 18, 2014 - 16:26
The Israeli Magistrate Court’s judge, in occupied Jerusalem, extended the detention of four Jerusalemite prisoners, releasing two with conditions. Full Story
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Friday April 18, 2014 - 15:55
The Israeli army, on Friday, abducted three Palestinians and detained ten others during a raid campaign carried out in the village of Beit Awa, west of Hebron. Full Story
A Palestinian man stands at the entrance of a mosque in the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Faham, on April 18, 2014 (AFP/Jack Guez)
Friday April 18, 2014 - 14:59
Suspected Jewish vandals, on Friday, set fire to a mosque and sprayed racist graffiti in the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm, on the border of the West Bank, according to an Israeli police spokesman. Full Story
Artwork: Nidal Elkhairy/Electronic Intifada
Friday April 18, 2014 - 14:41
Journalist Majd Kayyal was released from detention Thursday, April 17, by Israel’s secret police, who held him incommunicado since his arrest on Saturday, upon his return from Lebanon. Full Story
The new UN official noted that his first impression about Gaza is 'wires and separation wall'
Friday April 18, 2014 - 04:35
The new Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl pledged, yesterday, to defend Gaza and to work hard to end the blockade. Full Story
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Thursday April 17, 2014 - 16:36
Large numbers of students from different schools, Thursday morning, participated in a sit-in organized by the Ministry of Education in Gaza, to mark the Prisoners’ Day, on April 17. Full Story
United Nations OCHA oPt
Thursday April 17, 2014 - 16:21
A staggering 800,000 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces since 1967. 5224 remain incarcerated today, including administrative, sick, female and children detainees. These numbers reflect one of the worst experiences of imprisonment in contemporary history, designed to break the will of an entire nation seeking freedom. Full Story
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