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palestine / human rights / news report Sunday May 25, 2014 22:52   image 1 image
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 15 – 21 May, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children and wounded 12 other civilians, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. They also wounded 4 civilians in the border areas in the Gaza Strip; a child and 2 workers collecting raw materials as well as a farmer. Israeli naval forces fired at and chased Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Strip Sea. read full story / add a comment
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palestine / international politics / news report Sunday May 25, 2014 19:49   image 1 image
In an official reception with President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis I of the Roman Catholic Church voiced hopes that peace in the Middle East could soon surface, so as to reach an end to the internationally recognized suffering of thousands of people as a direct result of over half a century of internalized conflicts within the region. read full story / add a comment
President Abbas greets crowds in Manger Square ahead of a mass presided over by the pope in Bethlehem on May 25, 2014  (MaanImages)
palestine / palestinian politics / news report Sunday May 25, 2014 19:22   image 1 image
In a speech, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas presented to Pope Francis the need to support the work of Palestinians in ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent, free Palestinian state: read full story / add a comment
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palestine / prisoners / news report Saturday May 24, 2014 13:24   image 1 image
Fifty Palestinian detainees held at the Nafha Israeli Prison, in addition to 15 In Ramon Prison and 15 in Asqalan Prison, said they will be joining the ongoing hunger strike on Palestinian Administrative Detainees, starting Sunday May 25, 2014. read full story / add a comment
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palestine / holy sites / news report Saturday May 24, 2014 11:59   image 1 image
[Saturday, May 24, 2014] As the Pope is launching his visit to the region, a number of Israeli vandals wrote racist graffiti, against Christianity and Jesus Christ, on a wall of a church near the entrance of the Old Town of Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’). read full story / add a comment
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palestine / non-violent action / news report Saturday May 24, 2014 06:04   image 1 image
Israeli forces dispersed Friday demonstrations in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners and in protest against the illegal Israeli occupation and its apartheid wall in three West Bank cities on Friday, including in Bilin, al-Masara and Nabi Saleh. Dozens were injured after soldiers opened fire on protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian refugees from Lifta danced and celebrated in their village last Friday/Photo: AIC
palestine / non-violent action / human interest Saturday May 24, 2014 05:30   image 1 image
Some 500 residents of the partially destroyed Palestinian village of Lifta recently returned to their homes and lands on Friday May 16, commemorating the Nakba and vowing to return. Four generations of family members came as Lifta residents walked through their lands, danced, sang, visited with neighbours and enjoyed a beautiful day in their village. read full story / add a comment
“I am an administrative detainee…” – activists reading out stories of Palestinians held prisoners by Israel (photo by IWPS).
palestine / prisoners / human interest Saturday May 24, 2014 05:04   image 2 images
On April 24th of this year, over 100 Palestinian political detainees went on an open-end hunger strike in demand to an end of administrative detention, in which Palestinian prisoners are held under harsh conditions without charge or trial, and under ‘secret evidence’ that is never revealed to the prisoner nor their lawyer, and may or may not even exist. More prisoners have joined the strike in the four weeks that have ensued, bringing the total number to over 140; and even more are expected to follow. read full story / add a comment
Israeli minister of economy and the leader of Jewish home party Naftali Bennett
palestine / peace process / news report Saturday May 24, 2014 04:10   image 1 image
Israeli minister of economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, has suggested a new plan for peace in Palestine, calling for dismantling the security barrier in the West Bank and letting Palestinians govern themselves.
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palestine / prisoners / news report Friday May 23, 2014 11:06   image 1 image
The Palestine Detainees Study Center quoted lawyer Rami al-Alamy stating that the Prison Administration at the Be’er As-Sabe’ (Beersheba) Israeli Prison had to move all hunger striking Palestinian detainees to the Soroka Medical Center due to contaminated water. read full story / add a comment
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palestine / prisoners / news report Friday May 23, 2014 02:20   image 1 image
[Thursday, May 22, 2014] The International Red Cross - Palestine Branch has informed the family of detainee Ayman Tbeish, from the southern west Bank city of Hebron, that their hunger-striking son could die at any given moment. read full story / add a comment
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