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Israel approves 2,000 West Bank settlement units despite outcry

Truth NGO – The Israeli regime has approved plans for the construction of about 2,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank. Israeli media said Wednesday that the defense ministry of the regime in Tel Aviv which is responsible for the authorization of the internationally-banned settlements gave the go-ahead for the contractions of 1,957 new units in the West Bank. …

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Israel bans Al-Aqsa Imam from entering West Bank

Israel bans Al-Aqsa Imam from entering West Bank

Israeli occupation intelligence forces yesterday banned the Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, from entering the occupied West Bank for four months. According to the sheikh’s son, Ammar, Sabri was summoned to police headquarters in Jerusalem early yesterday. “The Israeli authorities handed him a court order banning him from entering the West Bank for four months for ‘suspected links …

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HRW slams Israel’s demolition of Palestinian schools in West Bank as ‘war crime’

Truth NGO – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the demolition of Palestinian schools by orders of Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, saying the move is part of a discriminatory planning system which amounts to a war crime. “Israel has repeatedly denied Palestinians permits to build schools in the West Bank and demolished schools built without permits, making …

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Israel attacks Palestinian school in Hebron with tear gas

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Israeli forces yesterday attacked several Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank’s southern city of Hebron. Quds Press reported that the occupation forces stormed a Palestinian school in the south of Hebron and began firing tear gas and sound bombs. The army was targeting teachers and students, according to the agency. The London-based agency quoted local sources as saying that …

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Israel closes Palestinian media groups in West Bank raids

Israel raids, shuts down eight Palestinian media outlets in WB

Israeli forces have carried out overnight raids on the offices of multiple Palestinian media outlets and production firms in the occupied West Bank, closing them down for a six-month period. According to media reports, Israeli troops confiscated equipment and made arrests during the raids in the early hours of Wednesday that targeted eight Palestinian media companies in al-Khalil (Hebron) and …

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50 years of unlawful killings

For half a century, Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has resulted in systematic human rights violations against Palestinians living there. Since the occupation first began in June 1967, Israel’s ruthless policies of land confiscation, illegal settlement and dispossession, coupled with rampant discrimination, have inflicted immense suffering on Palestinians, depriving them of their …

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Israel completes new stretch of apartheid wall in WB

Israel completes new stretch of apartheid wall in WB

Israel says it has completed the construction of part of its controversial separation wall near the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Israeli Ministry of Military Affairs announced that it had “installed the final concrete walls, completing a 42-kilometer wall between [the Palestinian village of] Tarkumia and Meitar [crossing].” …

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Muslim group blasts Israeli raid on media offices

Muslim group blasts Israeli raid on media offices

The Islamic Radios and Televisions Union (IRTVU) has categorically denounced an attack by Israeli forces on the offices of international media outlets in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli forces raided the headquarters of the media production company, PalMedia, which includes the offices of Arab and international news outlets in Ramallah in the early hours of Saturday. According to an …

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Netanyahu wants execution of Palestinian who allegedly stabbed 3 Israelis

Netanyahu wants execution of Palestinian who allegedly stabbed 3 Israelis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the execution of a Palestinian who allegedly stabbed to death three Israelis in the occupied West Bank last week. “The death penalty for terrorists — it’s time to implement it in severe cases,” Netanyahu said in Jerusalem al-Quds on Thursday. On July 21, a 19-year-old Palestinian allegedly attacked a Jewish settlement in …

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Israeli settler runs over, kills Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

Israeli settler runs over kills Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

A Palestinian man has reportedly lost his life after an Israeli settler ran him over in the south-central part of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian security sources said the 37-year-old victim, identified as Omar Ahmad Issa, was struck in the town of al-Khader, located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) west of Bethlehem, at around 4 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) on …

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