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Israeli Forces Arrest Zatarah Operator

Official Hebrew statements announce on Thursday the capture of Montaser Shalabi, Zaatarah checkpoint operator, which resulted in three Israeli settlers shooting, one killed and two in critical conditions, earlier last Sunday in Nablus, occupied Palestine. The Israel Security Agency – The Shein Bet – stated the Yamam Unit, one of four special units of the Israel Police Force, conducted the …

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The dangerous decision to ‘postpone’ the election is Palestine’s moment of reckoning

The decision on 30 April by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to “postpone” this month’s legislative election, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen the political division in occupied Palestine and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the previous Palestinian parliamentary election in 2006, the big …

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Firm threats by Deif, as “Israelis have to be cautious,” he says.

Mohammed Deif, chief of staff and supreme military commander of Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, briefed on Tuesday strict messages of support and courage to all Palestinians who suffer the crimes of the Israeli occupation most in recent days, and to those of Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in particular. During his talk, …

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The West’s genocide deniers are dragging down the Palestinian cause

Influential American academic Noam Chomsky asked what he called a “simple question” in a recent interview with the journalist Ezra Klein for the New York Times: “Is the situation of the Uyghurs, a million people who’ve been through education camps, is that worse than the situation of, say, two million and twice that many people in Gaza? I mean, are …

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Gifted Palestinian dreamers defy Israel’s occupation nightmare

Palestinian engineer Loay Elbasyouni is a remarkable man, not least because he is an integral part of the NASA team which made history last week by developing the technology to fly a helicopter on Mars. Born and educated in the Gaza Strip, like so many gifted students from the besieged Palestinian territory he is proof that they have much to …

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Three Israelis wounded in a drive-by shooting in West Bank

A drive at Zaatarah checkpoint in occupied West Bank shot on Sunday evening three Israeli settlers, and Defense Minister Benny Gantz states, ‘terrorists responsible.’ The driver fired at the Israelis after he drove his vehicle close to the joint, which caused critical wounds for two Israelis in the head, according to Israeli Army statement. In a following response, IDF troops …

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UNRWA ‘disappointed’ by EU parliament’s claims about teaching hate speech

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) stated on Friday that it was “disappointed” by the European Union (EU) parliament’s claims suggesting that UNRWA: “Teaches and disseminates hate speech and encourages violence within its schools.” In a statement, a copy of which was sent to MEMO, UNRWA stated that it is a UN agency: “With zero tolerance …

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Palestine: Noticeable decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths

COVID-19 cases and deaths in the occupied Palestinian territories have sharply declined in recent days, officials from the Ministry of Health in Gaza and the West Bank confirmed on Sunday. In the last 24 hours, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip recorded 664 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths, with 171 cases and four deaths in the West …

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Abbas postpones legislative election over voting rights

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced last night that the first Palestinian national election in 15 years has been postponed until Israel allows the vote to take place in Jerusalem. The election was due to take place next month, but Abbas made the announcement after a meeting of the Palestinian factions in Ramallah. “We have decided to postpone the parliamentary …

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Israel uses drones to disperse West Bank protests

Israeli occupation forces last week used drones to disperse Palestinian demonstrations in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz revealed yesterday. The use of drones on a wider scale was approved last week, and they were used in the West Bank and Jerusalem for the first time over the weekend, the Israeli daily said. According to the paper, Israeli forces used drones …

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