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BDS ban: Five Jewish, Muslim, and Christian leaders denied entry to Israel for supporting Palestinian human rights

BDS ban Five Jewish Muslim and Christian leaders denied entry to Israel for supporting Palestinian human rights

Five leaders on an interfaith delegation to Israel/Palestine were refused permission to board their plane in the United States, in what appears to be an implementation of Israel’s travel ban on supporters of Palestinian rights and Boycott, Divestment Sanctions (BDS). Rabbi Alissa Wise: “We were told at check-in that the airline has a letter from the Israeli government saying we …

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Palestinian Authority freezes all contacts with Israel over al-Aqsa restrictions

Palestinian Authority freezes all contacts with Israel over al-Aqsa restrictions

.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will suspend all contacts with Israel until it puts an end to its new restraining measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds. “I, on behalf of the Palestinian leadership, announce… a freeze of all contacts with the occupation state on all levels until Israel commits to cancelling all the measures against …

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China’s Xi pledges support to Palestine

China's Xi pledges support to Palestine

China supports a two-state solution in the Middle East and full sovereignty for Palestine, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday. His remarks came as he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Beijing. Abbas is on a four-day trip to China. China recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state, calling for Palestinian independence, with recognition of borders mandated in 1967 and …

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Muslim world condemns Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

Muslim world condemns Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

The Muslim world has denounced Israel’s recent move to shut down the al-Aqsa Mosque after a deadly shooting at the holy mosque’s compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds. The Friday gunfight took place just outside the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) and left three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers dead. Following the incident, Israeli police closed …

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Israeli military court begins trial of Palestinian human rights campaigner

Israeli military court begins trial of Palestinian human rights campaigner

A prominent Palestinian human rights activist has gone on trial in an Israeli military court on accusations of inciting violence. Trial of the founder of al-Khalil (Hebron)-based Youth Against Settlements campaign group, Issa Amro, began at the Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank on Sunday. The trial of the 37-year-old activist was adjourned until October 22 after two …

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Israel plotting to sever Gaza from Palestine?

Israel plotting to sever Gaza from Palestine

Critics have questioned intentions of some senior Israeli officials who have long pushed the idea of building an artificial island off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. They say the Israeli regime is desperately attempting to sever Gaza from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories. The first, dubbed the “separation plan” from Gaza, which Israel’s minister for intelligence, …

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SA Christian activists deported from Israel

SA Christian activists deported from Israel

Johannesburg – An increasing number of South African Christians are being deported from Israel for being critical of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, simultaneously as a South African Council of Churches (SACC) delegation, which has just returned from Israel-Palestine, has strongly criticised the occupation. Over the last decade, approximately 20 South African political activists, and volunteers from various religious organisations, …

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Iran, world countries mark Quds Day with rallies

Iran world countries mark Quds Day with rallies

Millions of people have taken to the streets across Iran and other world countries to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities. The rallies are held to mark Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In Tehran and other cities and towns, people from all walks …

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69 years on, Palestinians see Nakba as ‘ongoing journey of pain, loss, and injustice’

69 years on Palestinians see Nakba as ongoing journey of pain loss and injustice

As Palestinians marked on Monday 69 years since the beginning of the Nakba — or “catastrophe” — officials and activists denounced the human rights violations Palestinians have endured since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Every May 15, commemorations recall the Nakba, during which hundreds of Palestinians were killed by Zionist militias and more than 750,000 Palestinians …

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Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Hebron, Abduct A Man From A Wedding

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Hebron, Abduct A Man From A Wedding

.Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday afternoon, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. On Friday evening, the soldiers attacked a wedding celebration in Hebron, and abducted a young man. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers …

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