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Palestinian rights must be respected to defeat anti-Semitism, says US Congressman

US Congressman Andy Levin has warned that anti-Semitism cannot be properly defeated without addressing Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians. Speaking earlier this week during an online discussion hosted by the progressive Jewish movement IfNotNow on how the Biden administration can combat anti-Jewish racism, the Michigan Democrat lawmaker mentioned his long track record of urging the US to oppose Israel’s …

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PA begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign in occupied West Bank

The Palestinian Authority began its Covid-19 vaccination campaign yesterday, starting with medical workers treating coronavirus patients, PA Minister of Health Mai Al-Kaila has announced. The move follows concerns raised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the disparity between Israelis and Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. International human rights groups and UN officials have called …

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EU to pay $12,000 towards Palestine elections

EU spokesman Shady Othman has revealed that the bloc is to pay €10,000 ($12,021) towards the Palestinian elections and is willing to take part in monitoring them. The EU, Othman said, had received an official invitation to monitor the elections as it had done during the 2006 polls. He noted that the EU’s monitoring mission in 2006 was the largest …

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in alleged knife attack

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, according to the Israeli army, Anadolu Agency reported. A military statement said a Palestinian armed with three knives connected to a stick allegedly attempted to stab soldiers at Gush Etzion Junction south of Bethlehem. The army said the attacker was neutralized. No injuries …

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Palestinian family recalls humiliation by Israeli forces

Members of a Palestinian family revealed shocking details of assault and humiliation by Israeli occupation forces following a raid on their home in the town of Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem, reports Anadolu Agency. During the assault which happened at dawn on Thursday, Israeli forces “used electric shocks against the Dari family” as well as “beating, kicking, slapping and cursing”, …

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Israel destroys nature reserve, uproots 10,000 trees

The Israeli army yesterday destroyed a natural reserve and uprooted at least 10,000 trees in a military campaign in the northern West Bank in a move that Palestinians termed a “crime”. Moataz Bisharat, who is responsible for monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Anadolu Agency that the occupation army pushed military vehicles and dozens of soldiers into …

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Three Palestinians kidnaped by IOF in W. Bank and Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday evening kidnaped three Palestinian young men in the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped a young man in al-Birin area in the south of Qalqilya city and a child near the city’s northern barrier. In Jerusalem, Israeli police forces stormed Beit Hanina and kidnaped a 19-year-old teenager on …

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Israel bans thousands of Palestinians from praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation police on Friday barred thousands of Palestinians from performing Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext of fighting COVID-19, Anadolu Agency reported. Witnesses said that the Israeli police erected checkpoints at the entries of Jerusalem’s Old City and prevented Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque. Preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ekrema Sabri condemned the Israeli measures, noting that …

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