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Report: Palestinian women held in Israeli prison subjected to harsh sanctions

Palestinian women held in Israeli prison subjected to harsh sanctions

Israeli authorities have been imposing harsh sanctions on Palestinian women held in Israel’s Damon prison, including being denied family visitation, access to the prison commissary, as well as being placed in solitary confinement and subjected to fines, Ramallah-based news outlet Wattan TV reported Thursday. Taghreed Jahshan, an attorney with the Women’s Organization for Political Prisoners, visited the women prisoners and …

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Half of immigrants arrested in US has no criminal record: Report

Half of immigrants arrested in US has no criminal record

A majority number of immigrants arrested across the United State during the early days of the administration of President Donald Trump, either has no criminal convictions or only committed traffic offenses, a new report says. At least 675 immigrants were arrested in February across the US in the days after Trump took office on January 20. About half of them …

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US upped military spending, Asian militarization accelerated in 2016: Report

US upped military spending Asian militarization accelerated in 2016

The United States has increased its military expenditure for the first time since 2010, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although U.S. spending remains 20 percent below its peak 5 years ago, it increased by 1.7 percent to $611 billion last year, according to SIPRI. The increase marks the reversal of a trend that saw the U.S. …

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More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year – UNICEF

More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported. Since the start of the year, nearly 37,000 refugees and migrants, …

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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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