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Israeli forces threaten demolishing Palestinian homes in Negev

Israeli occupation forces on Monday distributed notices for the evacuation and demolition of a number of Palestinian homes in Rakhma village in the Negev, south of Occupied Palestine. Member of Rakhma’s local committee Sulaiman al-Freijat said that the Israeli forces stormed the village, despite the state of emergency in the region due to the coronavirus outbreak, and ordered two Palestinian …

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WHO delegation arrives in Gaza after first 2 cases test positive for COVID-19

A World Health Organisation delegation arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to assess the situation after the Gazan health ministry announced that two people have tested positive for coronavirus, the Palestinian news agency Shehab reported. Headed by the director of the WHO office in Palestine, Gerald Rockenschaub, the delegation entered Gaza through the Erez Crossing. This visit comes hours after the …

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IOF detains Palestinians overnight in West Bank and Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces last night and at dawn Monday detained several Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to local sources in the West Bank, the IOF stormed Sanniriya town, south of Qalqilya and arrested two ex-detainees from their homes identified as Mamdouh and Alaa Omar. In Salfit, three citizens were taken prisoners by the IOF upon …

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Dozens of Palestinians injured in Weekly Marches

Confrontations erupted on Friday between the Israeli occupation and the locals of Kafr Qaddum in eastern Qalqilya after the Israeli repression of the village’s weekly anti-settlement protest. The photojournalist, Ja’far Ishtayyeh, was reportedly wounded with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his leg while he was covering the confrontations. Another young man was wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets during the confrontations …

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UNRWA warns of hard decisions because of budget deficit

Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza Matthias Schmale has said that the UN refugee agency is facing a budget deficit in 2020 totaling about one billion out of $1.4 billion. In remarks to Anadolu news agency, Schmale UNRWA’s current financial crisis as the worst ever, warning that the refugee agency might have to make tough decisions at the end of …

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Malaysia’s university boycotts Puma for supporting Israeli violations

Malaysia’s largest university, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), has ended a sponsorship deal with global sportswear brand Puma over the company’s support for illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. According to the BDS Movement, UiTM, which had a three-year contract with Puma as the sponsor of the university’s football team, confirmed that the contract was not renewed due to …

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MOH Says No coronavirus in Palestine

The Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its daily update on the global coronavirus epidemic today that the Palestinian territories remain until now free of the disease, despite testing 145 suspected cases since January 20, which all came out negative. It said that five people currently remain in a special quarantine base in Jericho, east of the West Bank, where …

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Prisoner Arouk discharged from hospital although his health suffering

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that the Israeli prison service transferred cancer-stricken prisoner Muwafaq Arouk, 77, from Barzilai Hospital to the Ramla prison infirmary with no regard for his serious health condition. According to the Commission on Wednesday, prisoner Arouk was transferred to the Ramla jail two weeks after he was taken to Barzilai Hospital where …

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112 companies linked to illegal Israeli settlements by the UN

The United Nations Human Rights Council produced a list of 112 companies it has concluded have ties to illegal Israeli settlements. Ninty-four of the firms named are domiciled in Israel, the other 18 are in other states. Below is a list of all the companies named by the UN: Business enterprises involved in listed activities Business enterprise State concerned 1 …

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Israeli occupation navy open fire at Gaza fishermen

The Israeli occupation navy on Thursday attacked Palestinian fishermen and their boats off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. According to local sources, Israeli gunboats opened machine gun fire at fishing boats in Gaza northern waters, forcing them to return ashore. Luckily, no one was hurt in the shooting attack. About 351 violations against Gaza fishermen were reported by …

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