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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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Statistics: Israel controls 85% of historical Palestine

Israel controls 85% of historical Palestine

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) presented the most significant figures and historical data on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Nakba of Palestine, which falls on 15 May. The report indicated in its outset that Israel controls more than 85% of the historical land of Palestine, while the number of Palestinians doubled 9 times since the …

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Trump deletes tweet praising his meeting with Abbas

Trump deletes tweet praising his meeting with Abbas

.US President Donald Trump removed a tweet from his personal Twitter account in which he said it was an “honour to host [Palestinian] President Mahmoud Abbas”. After meeting with Abbas on Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “An honour to host President Mahmoud Abbas at the WH today. Hopefully something terrific could come out it [sic] between the Palestinians & Israel.” He also …

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Fatah announces ‘day of rage,’ urging Palestinians to clash with Israeli forces

.The official statement urged the Palestinian people to “clash with the occupier in all seam zones,” referring to isolated Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank that fall between Israel’s separation wall and the Green Line The Fatah movement in the occupied West Bank, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for Palestinians to express their unity by …

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Israeli defence minister: Next war with Hamas will be the last because ‘we will completely destroy them’

Israeli defence minister: Next war with Hamas will be the last because ‘we will completely destroy them'

. Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman says he has ‘no intention’ of starting a new war but warns Hamas’ ‘crazy policies’ will bring about Gaza’s end Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said in an interview that any future hostilities between the Jewish state and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip will be the last, “because we will completely destroy them”. Mr …

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Israeli settlement building rose by 40 percent in 2016: Official data

Israeli settlement building rose by 40 percent in 2016

The Israeli regime has stepped up settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land, with over 700 more housing units built last year compared to the previous year, official data show. Figures released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday show that 2,630 settlement units were constructed in the occupied West Bank last year, marking a rise of 40 percent from …

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Grand Mufti: Palestinians won’t let Israel meddle in religious affairs

Palestinians wont let Israel meddle in religious affairs

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Quds has condemned the Israeli regime’s controversial legislation banning the use of speakers for Muslim calls to prayer, saying no Israeli body has the right to obstruct Muslims’ religious practices. Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who is also a preacher at al-Aqsa Mosque, said Muslim calls to prayer will continue to be performed in East Jerusalem …

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Israeli lawmakers give initial approval to bill banning Muslim calls to prayers

Israeli lawmakers give initial approval to bill banning Muslim calls to prayers

The Israeli parliament, Knesset, has given preliminary approval to a controversial bill that would ban Muslim calls to prayers from being announced via loudspeakers at mosques in the occupied Palestinian territories. The “muezzin” bill was passed in the preliminary reading by 55-48 votes on Wednesday. The bill was approved after a heated discussion that turned into shouting matches between the …

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Pro-Palestine activists urge UK to apologize for Balfour Declaration

Pro-Palestine activists urge UK to apologize for Balfour Declaration

Activists have called on Britain to apologize for causing a century of suffering for the Palestinians through its support for a document that paved the way for the Israeli occupation of Arab lands. The campaigners made the plea during a Saturday forum at University College London, dubbed Palestine Conference 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The document …

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UK curbing academic free speech on Israel: Jewish scholar

UK curbing academic free speech on Israel

The British government is helping universities across the UK suppress the right to criticize Israel over its human rights violations in Palestine, says a Jewish professor, vowing to never give in to the pressure. “They are trying to stop us talking about Palestinian rights, and about peace and we will just not shut up,” Dr. Haim Bresheeth, a Jewish academic …

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