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Israel demolished 5,000 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem since 1967

Israel has demolished 5,000 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem since the occupation of the city in 1967. According to a report by the Land Research Center, the number of buildings destroyed between 2000 and 2017 rose to 1,700. Al-Quds International Foundation said that Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem under the pretext that they are unlicensed. Al-Quds Foundation said in …

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On 71 st Annual Palestinian Nakba :The number of Palestinians worldwide has doubled about nine-times

Dr. Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), via figures, historical and current data, reviewed the geographical, demographical and economic situation of the Palestinian People on the eve of the 71th Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba, which occur takes place on May, 15th; and those figures and data run as the following:   The Nakba: Ethnic …

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Access to clean water is a human right.. Why is Palestine an exception?

Free access to clean water is a basic human right. This is not just a common-sense assertion, but also a binding legal commitment enshrined in international law. In November 2002, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted “General Comment No. 15” regarding the right to water: “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life …

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On Why There Is (Allegedly) No Palestinian Gandhi

By Benay Blend to Palestine Chronicle   In September 2004, Arun Gandhi’s visit to Palestine revived conversations about the role of nonviolence in the Palestinian liberation struggle.  In March 2019 he will return, only this time he will give a lecture at Habima Theater in Tel Aviv as part of a promotional book tour again advocating the concept of non-violence. …

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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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