Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions

Palestinian families reject court proposal to stay in homes as ‘protected tenants’ if they recognise Israeli ownership. Israel’s Supreme Court adjourned an appeal from four Palestinian families against their forced expulsion from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, as the families say they have rejected a court proposal for them to stay asContinue reading “Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions”

UN report accuses Israel of ‘grave violations’ against children

Annual review of children and armed conflict says IDF maimed hundreds of minors in West Bank, mostly by tear gas An annual United Nations report on children in war accused Israel of hundreds of “grave violations” in 2020. The report, presented to the UN Security Council on Monday and dated May 6, 2021, said thatContinue reading “UN report accuses Israel of ‘grave violations’ against children”

Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement

As settler violence and Palestinian protests spread, a major focal point is Beita in the northern occupied West Bank. Tensions in the occupied West Bank have reached boiling point as Israeli settlers continue their expropriation of Palestinian land, in some cases defying Israeli authorities by refusing to evacuate land that Palestinians depend on for theirContinue reading “Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement”

Armed settlers open gunfire at Palestinians west of Nablus

Armed Israeli settlers last night opened gunfire at Palestinian civilians at a main junction near the village of Deir Sharaf, to the west of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. No injuries were reported. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, toldContinue reading “Armed settlers open gunfire at Palestinians west of Nablus”

Israeli police arrest 11 Palestinians in Deir Al Asad

The Israeli police on Sunday arrested 11 Palestinians from Deir Al Asad in 1948-occupied Galilee. The police claimed that the arrest campaign came following tension that prevailed in the town. A police report claimed that citizens “assaulted cops and burnt two vehicles, which had arrived in the town to check on a shooting during aContinue reading “Israeli police arrest 11 Palestinians in Deir Al Asad”

Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops near Jerusalem

Mai Afanah, 29, from Abu Dis, was shot by Israeli forces and left bleeding at the scene, Palestinian media reported. Israeli forces have shot a Palestinian woman dead allegedly for attempting to carry out a car-ramming attack northeast of Jerusalem, according to the Israeli army. Palestinian media, which identified the victim as doctoral student MaiContinue reading “Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops near Jerusalem”

New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the planned march through occupied East Jerusalem as ‘a provocation of our people’. Israeli far-right groups are expected to participate in a so-called “March of the Flags” through the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and into its Muslim quarter on Tuesday, drawing warnings from Hamas ofContinue reading “New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem”

Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says

Aformal ceremony was not held as Naftali Bennett took over as Israel’s prime minister due to Benjamin Netanyahu feeling “cheated” by the new government, the Associated Press reported. David Bitan told Kan public radio Netanyahu “doesn’t want to give even the slightest legitimacy to this matter.” The Sunday election ended Netanyahu’s 12-year rule with a close voteContinue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says”

Israel To Swear In Government, Ending Netanyahu’s Long Rule

Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as prime minister. Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. NaftaliContinue reading “Israel To Swear In Government, Ending Netanyahu’s Long Rule”

Amnesty raises alarm as Israel shuts Palestinian health provider

Union of Health Workers Committee closure will have ‘catastrophic consequences’ on Palestinian healthcare, group says. Israel’s move to shut down a key healthcare body in the occupied territories will have “catastrophic consequences” for Palestinians in need of medical attention, global rights group Amnesty International warned. Israeli army forces raided the Palestinian Union of Health WorkersContinue reading “Amnesty raises alarm as Israel shuts Palestinian health provider”

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