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Report: Israeli forces detained over 300 Palestine children in 3 months

Israeli forces detained over 300 Palestine children in 3 months

At least 300 Palestinian children have been arrested by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, says the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club. The rights group released the figures in a report that documented a series of violent raids in which Palestinian children were detained, beaten and abused, the Middle East Monitor reported on Wednesday. The Palestinian advocacy group’s report, which …

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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one …

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Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave

ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave

(Erbil) – The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today. Multiple witnesses told Human Rights Watch that the bodies of those killed, including bodies of members of Iraqi security forces, were thrown into a naturally occurring sinkhole at a site known …

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US boycotts UN human rights session on Israel

US boycotts UN human rights session on Israel

The US has boycotted a United Nations Human Rights Council session focusing on Israel’s human rights violations against the Palestinians due to the inter-governmental body’s “bias” against Israel. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Washington boycotted Monday’s UNHRC session over the council’s focus on Israel’s human rights record during the council’s Item Seven General Debates. “As an expression of …

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UN’s food agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis face famine

UNs food agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis face famine

The UN food agency has warned that over half of Yemenis are on the brink of famine as the Arab country continues to be hit by relentless Saudi airstrikes. In a report issued on Wednesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that 60 percent of Yemenis, or 17 million people, were in “crisis” or “emergency” food situations. “If humanitarian actors …

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Israeli ‘apartheid’ dominates Palestinians, new UN report says

Israeli apartheid dominates Palestinians new UN report says

A new UN report says Israel has been imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination against the Palestinian people. The report, commissioned by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), said on Wednesday that “Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.” The study, which has been authored by Richard Falk, …

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Report: Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians in February

Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians in February

A newly-released report shows Israeli forces took into custody a total of 420 Palestinians only in the month of February as Tel Aviv continued its crackdown in the occupied territories. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) said in its monthly report that 70 minors and 22 women and girls were among those detained last month, the youngest of whom …

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Report: Hostilities force Palestinian families out of Yarmouk Basin

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The action group for Palestinians of Syria revealed that dozens of Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Yarmouk Basin, in Deraa’s western outskirts, fled the area for fear of being killed in the simmering hostilities between ISIS militias and the opposition outfits. ISIS-affiliated Khaled Ibn al-Walid brigade held sway over Yarmouk Basin territories, including Tseil, Jileen, Sahem, and Tel al-Jomou’, …

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Israel to stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff

Israel to stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff

Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has written several critical reports about Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands, says the regime in Tel Aviv is set to stop issuing work visas to its staff. The New-York based rights group had applied for work visas for its Israel and Palestine director, American citizen Omar Shakir, a month ago, but Tel Aviv informed the …

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British children held in solitary confinement against UN torture rules

British children held in solitary confinement against UN torture rules

British prison authorities are holding child inmates in solitary confinement in possible violation of United Nations torture rules, according to an investigation. Inspection reports have revealed that some children locked in solitary confinement have been driven to self-harm because of the severe emotional distress caused by harsh prison conditions, The Independent has uncovered. In one case, a teenage inmate with …

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