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Haneyya: The issue of the Palestinian prisoners is high on Hamas agenda

Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya has reiterated his Movement’s keenness on having the Palestinian prisoners released from Israeli jails, describing their issue as “high on its agenda.” Haneyya made the remarks during a telephone conversation on Friday with ex-detainee Alaa Abu Jazar, a resident of Rafah who was released last Wednesday after spending 17 years in Israeli jails. …

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Israeli warplanes attack Gaza Strip

Israeli occupation warplanes carried out several attacks against 3 different Palestinian resistance positions, north of Gaza Strip. According to the local sources, there are harms of Palestinian houses due to the Israeli occupation bombings on these positions. According to the Ministry of Health of Gaza, there are no injuries due to the Israeli occupation attacks on Gaza, this night. Israeli …

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Group calls for action to release UN database of businesses engaged in Israel’s settlements

The Ramallah-based Al-Haq human rights organization today called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise. On 24 March 2016, said Al-Haq in a Call for Action press release, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted resolution 31/36 requesting OHCHR to “produce a database …

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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in West Bank

A horde of Jewish settlers on Monday attacked Palestinian homes in Madama village, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Local official Ghassan Daghlas said that settlers hurled stones at Palestinian homes in Madama village, prompting local residents to confront them and fend them off. Incidents of terrorism and violence by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property …

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Israel to build more detention facilities for Palestinians

The Israeli occupation government has approved a plan to build more detention facilities to accommodate thousands of new Palestinian prisoners. According to Israel’s Channel 7, four prisons will be built to accommodate about 4,000 Palestinians as part of a long-term plan to be finished in 2040. The project will also include other detention centers, police stations and courts. The Israeli …

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Israeli occupation forces raid Ramon jail and brutalized Palestinian prisoners

Israeli prison forces at dawn Monday raided cells in section 2 of the Ramon jail and brutalized Palestinian prisoners. According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees, the prisoners in this section were assaulted, maltreated and transferred to other sections of the jail. The prison forces also ransacked the cells and tampered with the prisoners’ personal belongings. In recent months, the …

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Student girl injured in hit-and-run by Israeli settler

A Jewish settler driving at high speed ran over a Palestinian student girl on Tuesday morning and injured her on a road in the east of Bethlehem city, south of the occupied West Bank. The victim was identified as 17-year-old Yasmeen Ghazal, from Kisan village in eastern Bethlehem. The hit-and-run incident happened at the main entrance to Kisan village as …

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Israeli occupation forces kidnaps 11 Palestinians in overnight raids

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Tuesday arrested a number of Palestinian citizens during home raid campaigns in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Local sources said that the IOF abducted 11 Palestinians in Jenin, Nablus, al-Khalil, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In al-Khalil, local residents reported, the IOF closed the entrance of al-Arroub refugee camp and blocked the movement of Palestinian …

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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in Nablus area with stones

Israeli settlers today attacked with stones Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Madama to the south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, according to a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the anti-settlement file in the northern West Bank, said residents managed to fend off the attack. No injuries were reported. According to B’Tselem, the Israeli information …

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“Israel” distributes demolition notices to 8 Palestinian families in south of West Bank

Israeli occupation forces today notified eight Palestinian households in Massafer Yatta in the south of the occupied West Bank of its intention to demolish their homes under the pretext they were built without permit, according to local sources. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided Massafer Yatta and handed …

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