Israel has formally notified France that it will not participate in a peace conference later this year that Paris had hoped might rejuvenate moribund talks with Palestinians over a two-state solution. Rejecting the initiative, Israel cited the talks as a distraction from the goal of direct negotiations with the Palestinians – despite the fact there have been no such negotiations …Read More »
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Israel continued in 2015 to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights, and to build unlawful settlements in and facilitate the transfer of Israeli civilians to the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities also arbitrarily detained peaceful Palestinian demonstrators, including children. There was a sharp rise in killings and injuries related to Israeli-Palestinian hostilities beginning in October. Overall, Palestinians …Read More »
Damage to European Union-funded projects in Palestine during Israeli attacks and other incursions is nothing new. However, following the union’s move in 2015 to label Israeli settlement products, the number of EU-funded projects demolished or confiscated by Israel increased dramatically. In the first three months of 2016, the number of demolitions per month, of either private property or Internationally/EU–funded projects, …Read More »
At least 1,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, says the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs. “Some of these minors were held under administrative detention, while others were sentenced to jail or paid large fine in order to be released,” said the committee in a report released on Saturday. The so-called administrative …Read More »
Hundreds of fans at a football match between Glasgow Celtic and Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva turned whole sections of the stadium into a sea of Palestinian flags in a protest against the Israeli occupation, ignoring an official ban on political demonstrations. Before the start of the Champions League cup qualifier, activists from the group Palestine Alliance handed out flags …Read More »
The Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on the American government to halt all aid to Israel if the building of “settlements” continues in Judea and Samaria. It also demands that Israel “end its occupation” and recognize a Palestinian state. The resolution, which passed at an extremely wide margin of 751-162 at a triannual assembly in …Read More »
The Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ministry has promised over 20 million Israeli shekels (5.2 million dollars) in aid for schools that adopt the Israeli syllabus. Most schools in East al-Quds teach the Palestinian curriculum, with graduates taking the Palestinian Authority’s matriculation exam. There are a total of 180 government and private schools in the region which receive the Israeli Education …Read More »
Israeli fighter jets have launched airstrikes on an area in the central Gaza Strip while another Palestinian is shot to death by Israeli troops. The early Monday attacks, which hit two sites belonging to the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, were carried out after rockets were allegedly fired from the enclave towards an uninhabited area in southern Israel.
There has been no word on the possible casualties and damage inflicted by those strikes.
Meanwhile, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian youth during clashes in the West Bank city of Tulkarem.
According to doctors and police sources, Huzeifa Othman Suleiman, 18, succumbed to his wounds after being transported to a local hospital.
Suleiman is at least the third Palestinian killed by Israeli troops since Saturday, amid simmering tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the area.Read More »