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Report: 44 schools across West Bank at risk of demolition by Israel

Some 44 Palestinian schools across ‘Area C’ of the occupied West Bank are at risk of complete or partial demolition, Al-Mujtama reported yesterday. According to the Kuwaiti magazine, the Israeli occupation is planning the demolitions under the pretext that these schools did not have the licenses needed to be built. However, Palestinians insist that the demolitions are aimed at ending the Palestinian …

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Palestinian woman detained by Israel solders at military checkpoint

Israeli occupation soldiers detained a Palestinian woman at an military West Bank checkpoint earlier today, reported Wafa news agency. The lady was among 16 Palestinians arrested since last night by Israel in the occupied territories, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). Israeli occupation forces at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, opened fire to capture the Palestinian woman, who they claim was walking in …

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Besieged Gaza is living in a boiling pot

While the world was busy with the American elections, it is not paying attention to what is going on in the besieged Gaza Strip and its surroundings. Early this week, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently help by sending testing kits for COVID-19 as the number of new cases has been …

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Hamas: UNRWA financial crisis ‘man-made’

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas announced on Wednesday that the financial crisis of the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is “man-made” and its main goal is to “abolish the refugees’ issue and dismantle the UN agency.” “The Hamas movement is extremely concerned about UNRWA’s announcement by the agency’s Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini that the UN body has decided …

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Report: Israel killed 7 Palestinian minors in 2020

Israeli occupation forces have killed seven Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of 2020, Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) said in a recent report. According to Arab48, the DCIP’s report stated that Israeli occupation forces continue using “illegal torture and extrajudicial killings against Palestinian children.” The DCIP’s report stressed that Israel is …

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Senior PLO official Saeb Erekat dies of covid aged 65

Dr Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, passed away from COVID-19, Israel’s Hadassah-University Medical Centre and the Palestinian Fatah movement announced. The veteran PLO official contracted coronavirus on 8 October, his condition became critical ten days later and he was transferred to intensive care where he was placed on a ventilator. Erekat suffered from a …

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Ireland condemns Israel’s ‘brutal and violent’ demolition

Ireland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, has denounced Israel’s demolition of 80 Palestinian homes as a “brutal and violent act”. The Fine Gael politician responded to the mass demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank village of Khirbet Humsa, by Israeli forces earlier this month. “Destruction of private property such as this is clearly prohibited under international humanitarian law,” …

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Palestinian teacher Asma Mustafa has won the Global Teacher Award 2020

Asma Mustafa, an English Teacher in Halima Al Saadia Intermediate School for Girls, north of the besieged Gaza Strip, graduated from the English language department at the Islamic University of Gaza in 2008. “Palestine deserves to lead global education,” is Mustafa’s vision that stimulated her progress in teaching English and then led her to participate in international conferences. She impressed …

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UN records 33 Israel settler attacks on Palestinians picking olives last month

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recorded 33 incidents where people believed to be Israeli settlers attacked Palestinians picking olives, or damaged their trees and produce. In a statement, UN OCHA disclosed that these violations were documented between 7 October and 2 November, noting that 25 Palestinians were injured and 1,000 olive trees burnt or …

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Israel approves large settlement in occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities approved plans on Monday to build a new illegal settlement in occupied Jerusalem, Wafa news agency has reported. The project will involve the destruction of Palestinian businesses in Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood. Although Israel claims that the new development will be built in “Silicon Valley”, local Palestinians point out that it will be built upon the ruins of …

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