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48 inmates join hunger strike over Israeli detention laws

48 inmates join hunger strike over Israeli detention laws

RAMALLAH: Dozens of Palestinians jailed by Israel are refusing food in support of an inmate on hunger strike for 39 days over his detention without trial, the Palestinian Authority said on Saturday. A statement said that 48 inmates have been fasting for ‘days,’ without specifying for how long, to back Bilal Kayed and two other prisoners who stopped eating 20 …

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France Blasts Israel’s Plans to Expand Settlements in Occupied West Bank

France Blasts Israel's Plans to Expand Settlements in Occupied West Bank

France condemns Israeli authorities’ authorization of plans to develop several settlements in the West Bank of the Jordan River, according to French Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Romain Nadal. PARIS (Sputnik) — France condemns new Israeli plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank as a step toward further Israeli-Palestinian escalation, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Romain Nadal said Friday. Israeli media reported …

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Hundreds protest in Cleveland ahead of Republican National Convention

Hundreds protest in Cleveland ahead of Republican National Convention

Hundreds of US protesters have marched in Cleveland, Ohio ahead of the Republican National Convention, which will officially nominate a Republican candidate for the upcoming US presidential election. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Cleveland on Sunday, carrying placards and chanting slogans against police brutality and racial profiling. The protesters were shouting, “No justice, no peace, no racist police!” as …

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Israeli court sentences 14-year-old Palestinian boy to 6 1/2 years in prison

Israeli court sentences 14-year-old Palestinian boy to 6 1/2 years in prison

An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced 14-year-old Muawiya Alqam to six-and-a-half years in prison, after being accused of carrying out a stab attack with his 12-year-old cousin in Jerusalem in November. Muawiya’s sentence also included three-years of probation with an automatic ten-month prison sentence upon violation of the probation, and his family was ordered to pay a fine of …

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UNESCO to Israel: Hands off Old City of al-Quds

UNESCO to Israel: Hands off Old City of al-Quds

The United Nations (UN)’s cultural body has called on Israel to halt all its archaeological and restoration activities in the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem). UNESCO submitted a resolution to its World Heritage Committee to vote on next week, describing the Temple Mount as a “Muslim holy site of worship,” The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. Temple Mount, which …

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Israeli army rabbi-to-be in hot water over ‘pro-rape’ remarks

Israeli army rabbi-to-be in hot water over ‘pro-rape’ remarks

The Israeli military’s chief rabbi-nominate has come under fire for past remarks that seem to imply that soldiers are allowed to rape non-Jewish women in times of war. Controversial remarks made 14 years ago by Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim, 59, who is set to replace the Israeli Defense Forces’ outgoing main religious teacher, suggested that Israeli soldiers could “breach” standards …

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Israeli Mass Surveillance System Launched in UAE

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Authorities in the United Arab Emirates Wednesday announced the launch of new technology to deepen its surveillance of the Gulf State’s civilian population, the Middle East Eye reported. The new Falcon Eye surveillance system—sold to the UAE by an Israeli defense contractor—“links thousands of cameras spread across the city, as well as thousands of other cameras installed at facilities and …

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