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Israeli occupation forces burn Palestinian farmlands in Qalqilya

Large areas of Palestinian-owned farmland were set on fire on Monday after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) heavily fired stun grenades near Hableh town in the West Bank district of Qalqilya. Local sources said that a huge fire broke out after stun grenades fired by IOF soldiers landed on farmlands owned by Palestinian residents of Hableh. They reported that dozens of …

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UN experts: Israel’s annexation of West Bank land a serious violation of UN Charter

Israel’s planned annexation of large swaths of the occupied West Bank land starting July 1 constitutes a serious violation of the United Nations Charter and the Geneva Conventions and the international community has a duty to prevent it, today said 47 of the independent Special Procedures mandates appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. “The annexation of occupied territory …

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Chelsea FC’s Roman Abramovich buys Israel estate for record $64.5 million

Russian-Israeli billionaire Roman Abramovich has reportedly bought an estate in Israel worth $64.5 million, a record high real estate sale in the country, Globes reported, citing a “source close to the deal”. According to the report, the Herzliya estate is comprised of four lots covering 9.5 dunams (2.37 acres) and two buildings which have been merged as one property. The …

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UK politicians call for sanctions against Israel over West Bank annexation plans

Letter signed by 127 current and former officials urge British government to ‘take a lead’ in upholding international law Dozens of British politicians from across the political spectrum have urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose sanctions on Israel if it goes ahead with plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. In a letter released on Friday, 127 …

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Greater Israel is the objective as Netanyahu plans to wipe Palestine off the map

When it comes to Palestinians and peace in the Middle East, world leaders and Western journalists have taken their eye off the ball due to the coronavirus pandemic. The increasingly bizarre views of US President Donald Trump and his disastrous handling of Covid-19 have gripped everyone’s attention. As has happened before, Israel has turned a disaster into an opportunity to …

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NGO: Israel settlers exploit coronavirus to increase violence against Palestinians

  Israeli rights group B’Tselem has revealed the exploitation of Israeli settlers of the coronavirus to increase their violence against Palestinians, noting that this violence is protected by Israeli occupation forces. “Since the start of the corona crisis, Israeli settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, with full state backing,” a report posted on B’Tselem’s website …

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Russia rejects Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank

Russia has confirmed its rejection of Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, stressing that this would undermine the settlement of the conflict on the basis of a two-state solution, and especially the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement yesterday that Moscow and other countries that support …

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Israel settlers spitting on Palestinian cars raises concern over attempt to spread coronavirus

Israeli settlers have been accused of trying to spread the coronavirus in Palestinian neighbourhoods by spitting on cars in a West Bank village. Residents of the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, reported the shocking incident last week of Israeli settlers spitting on vehicles travelling into and out of the village which is surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements. Speaking …

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Israeli settlements are ‘epicentres’ of coronavirus outbreak

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem have become epicentres of the coronavirus pandemic, threatening nearby Palestinian cities, towns and villages. The PLO’s National Office for the Defence of Land and Resistance of Settlement added in its weekly report that the Palestinian Authority has called on Palestinian labourers who work in …

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