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Netanyahu declares Al-Aqsa TV channel terrorist organisation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a decree yesterday declaring Palestinian Al-Aqsa TV a terrorist organisation, claiming it is used by Hamas to recruit terror groups, Israeli media reported. “This decision comes at the recommendation of the Shin Bet and the Defense Ministry’s National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing, after the Shin Bet revealed terror group Hamas’ use of the …

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Gantz to sue Israel newspaper over sexual misconduct claims

Head of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) alliance, Benny Gantz, is to sue an Israeli daily which claimed that he sexually harassed two women. Gantz today filed a one million shekel ($277,000) libel lawsuit against Israel Hayom – the country’s largest circulation newspaper – after the daily published allegations that Gantz sexually harassed two women over 40 years ago. The allegations …

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Corbyn calls for freeze on British arms sales to Israel

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a British arms embargo against Israel after a UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry said that the Israeli occupation forces has likely committed war crimes on the Gaza border. “The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators in Gaza – including children, paramedics and journalists – may constitute ‘war crimes or …

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U.N. : Israel should face justice for unlawful Gaza protest killings

Stephanie Nebehay, Dan Williams GENEVA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year, United Nations investigators said on Thursday. The independent panel said it had confidential information about those it believes to be responsible for the unlawful killings, …

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Report: Israeli gov’t uses judicial tricks to legitimize settlement outposts

By: Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements  in its weekly report said that the Israeli government continues legitimizing the illegal settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank, using various judicial tricks under Article 5 of the State’s Property and the Military Order of 1967 in order to seize more lands. The Israeli Authorities have …

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Artist tackles childhood trauma in Palestine through Graffiti

The European graffiti artist, who prefers to keep his identity unknown and goes by the name “Cakes, agreed to talk about his history and over a hundred graffiti stamped on one of the world’s most polemical walls. Cakes, a 33 years old graffiti artist, leaves his art on the 750-km-long separation wall built by Israel, and his art is easy …

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Jerusalem Archbishop: ‘Everything Palestinian is targeted by Israel’s occupation’

The Palestinian Archbishop of Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, said yesterday that “everything Palestinian in Jerusalem is targeted by the Israeli occupation”. During a meeting with a delegation from Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders, MSF), Hanna explained the dangers threatening Palestinians’ existence and identity in the Holy City, Al-Wattan Voice reported. “Everything is in danger in Jerusalem,” Hanna …

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Ashrawi Calls on American Civil Society to Speak Out

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi called on members of American civil society “to stand up and speak out courageously, against the US administration’s unconditional support of Israel and its unilateral and irresponsible measures that are antithetical to the requirements of a just peace and stability.” During a meeting with a student delegation from the School of International and …

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