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This week, Israel permitted Jewish settlers to take over the building of the Rajabi family in Hebron after a long legal dispute which Israeli courts decided in the settlers’ favor. read full story / add a comment
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) based in Gaza published its weekly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinian people in the period between April 3 and April 9, 2014, revealing that the army carried out 62 invasions in the West Bank, and 3 limited invasions into the Gaza Strip. read full story / add a comment
Hebron, April 8, 2014 - After just three weeks in their new home, the Slemiah family from the village of Ithna have received a demolition order from the Israeli army. read full story / add a comment
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 27 March - 02 April 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces wounded 7 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with one civilian sustaining a bullet wound in the West Bank, as a settler opened fire at him. Israeli navy forces fired at Palestinian fishing boats in the sea 4 times. read full story / add a comment
Marking the occasion of Palestinian Children Day, on April 5, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) stated Thursday, in a press release, that in 2013 there were 2.08 million Palestinian children under the age of 18, constituting 47.1 percent of the total population in Palestine. read full story / add a comment
In a report published on April 1, 2014, the Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed twelve Palestinians since the beginning of this year, kidnapped 364 in March, and 1059 since January first. read full story / add a comment
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, for the week of 20 - 26 March, 2014, the Israeli military killed a child and an adult, both civilians, as well as a member of a Palestinian armed group, and wounded another 12 Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp. read full story / add a comment
Anne Paq, The Electronic Intifada, 24 March, 2014
Sheerin al-Araj, a prominent Palestinian activist from al-Walaja described her village this way in her TedEx Ramallah talk in 2011:
Al-Walaja is a microcosm of Palestine. It’s a window into the Palestinian people’s suffering. It’s a glimpse into the Palestinian people’s resilience, the Palestinian nation’s resilience. For me it is one of the most beautiful places on earth and believe me I have been to many places…. Among this beauty, there is madness – madness that stems from the Israeli occupation that began back in 1948. In October that year, my entire village was forced out by Zionist militias and we scattered all over the world as refugees, mainly in refugee camps in Amman, [Jordan]. read full story / add a comment
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 13 - 19 March, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that, during the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child. They also wounded 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child and Norwegian activist in the West Bank; 5 of whom, including the Norwegian activist, were wounded in the protests organized against the annexation wall, while a civilian was wounded in other protests. read full story / add a comment
On March 16th, an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer two-stories high crushed to death 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, an American nonviolent human rights protestor. According to numerous witnesses and photographic documentation, she was killed intentionally.
Counterpunch, April 13, 2003 read full story / add a comment
Scores of patients and disabled Palestinians, on Saturday, staged a protest outside of the Egyptian embassy, in the Gaza Strip, to call for the reopening of the Rafah border crossing between the Palestinian territory and Egypt. read full story / add a comment
A three-year-old child died, on Thursday, after he was unable to receive medical care abroad, due to the closure of the Rafah crossing, an activist group said.
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Israeli Haaretz newspaper unveiled, Thursday morning, that an Israeli soldier pointed his gun at a handcuffed Palestinian boy, during an investigation after arresting him in Nabi Saleh village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. read full story / add a comment
Scores of Ramya villagers and political activists organized, on Monday, in Galilee, a demonstration in front of the ‘Israel Lands Administration’ office in ‘Natzeret Illit’, protesting their displacement from Ramya village. read full story / add a comment
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