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3 French companies involved in rail construction in illegal settlements

3 French companies involved in rail construction in illegal settlements

Truth NGO – At a time when the French government has publicly opposed the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, several organizations have published a report today, highlighting the participation of three French companies – EGIS and SYSTRA, subsidiaries of public institutions and ALSTOM – in the Jerusalem light-rail construction, the France Palestine Solidarity Association press release. This …

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French border police regularly abused refugee children: Oxfam

French border police regularly abused refugee children

Truth NGO – Charity accuses French border police of withholding food and water and forcibly returning minors to Italy. According to Aljazeera, Children as young as 12 and other vulnerable refugees and migrants have been physically and verbally abused by French border guards, international human rights organisation Oxfam said on Friday. Citing witness statements, Oxfam accused French police of repeatedly …

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France Condemns Israel’s Dismantling of Palestinian Schools

France condemns Israeli demolition of schools, calls for return of seized EU-funded property

France condemned this week the latest Israeli demolition and dismantling of French and European Union-funded Palestinian educational facilities in Area C of the occupied West Bank and called on Israel to return the property it had seized from these facilities. A French Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the Israeli action was contrary to international law, expressing concern regarding Israeli plans behind …

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Netanyahu opposes US-Russian ceasefire deal in Syria

Netanyahu opposes US-Russian ceasefire deal in Syria

.Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his opposition to a US-Russian ceasefire deal recently reached in southern Syria during his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Netanyahu told reporters after the meeting on Sunday that Tel Aviv totally opposes the truce agreement in southern Syria, which he alleged consolidates Iran’s presence in the Arab country. A top Israeli official, …

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Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France

Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France

.French activists have launched a protest rally against the planned visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris, slamming Bibi’s human rights violations across the occupied Palestinian territories. The protesters gathered in Place de la Republique square in Paris on Saturday, wearing T-shirts and holding portraits of Netanyahu with signs reading (in French) “fascist,” “murderer,” “racist” and “torturer.” The …

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Shooting near mosque wounds 8 in southeast France

Shooting near mosque wounds 8 in southeast France

.Two armed men have opened fire on people outside a mosque in southeast France, wounding at least eight people, including a seven-year-old girl. Two hooded men got out of a car in front of the Arrahma Mosque in the Avignon commune and approached the worshipers who were leaving the mosque late Sunday night. The gunmen, armed with a handgun and …

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153 lawmakers urge France to recognize state of Palestine

153 lawmakers urge France to recognize state of Palestine

More than 150 lawmakers of the French parliament have signed a letter to President Francois Hollande urging him to officially recognize Palestine as a state. According to the text of the letter published in the French media on Sunday, some 153 lawmakers demanded that Hollande conclude the case of Palestine’s statehood before he leaves office in May. “France must demonstrate …

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Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

. The fate of those stranded by the UK’s decision to limit taking child refugees from France Children and women are being raped by traffickers inside a refugee camp in northern France, according to detailed testimony gathered ahead of fresh legal action against the UK government’s approach to the welfare of unaccompanied minors. Corroborating accounts from volunteers, medics, refugees and …

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