sraeli forces arrestedPalestinian journalist Amin Abdul Aziz Abu Wardeh, 48, general manager of the Asda news website bringing the total number of journalists imprisoned by Israel to 20. The longest serving journalist is reporter for the Sawt al-Haq wa al-Hurriya newspaper, Mahmoud Moussa Issa, who has been imprisoned since 1994.
The 1948 “Absentees’ Property Law” allowed the state to seize homes to redistribute to incoming Jews. Israeli Supreme Court ruled the law can be applied to occupied East Jerusalem, allowing Israel to seize property of Palestinian owners if they live in the occupied West Bank.
About a week ago, Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Mezad, in the southern West Bank near the city of Hebron, cut down approximately 1,200 Palestinian olive trees in an act of environmental terrorism, a vindictive act aimed at intimidating their Palestinian neighbours and economically crippling many Palestinian farmers who rely on harvesting olives to make a living.
"The issue is being discussed with Russia’s leaders. The date of the visit is to be agreed through diplomatic channels. Some day in the first half of this year is a possibility."
Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's official visit to Sweden has aggravated further tensions between Tel Aviv and Stockholm, and added fuel to the flame of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Palestinians will open their first embassy in Stockholm, Sweden; the first western EU country to recognise Palestine as a state.
NABLUS – Israeli forces launched a major detention campaign in the northern West Bank refugee camps of Balata and Askar in Nablus district overnight, Palestinian security sources said. More than 15 young men were seized after forces ransacked many houses.
Israel expressed outrage over a move by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation into Tel Aviv’s war crimes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that he rejected the "scandalous" ICC decision, claiming the court has no jurisdiction over Palestine as it is not a state.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, has announced she has opened a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine" after the Palestinian government lodged claims of war crimes against Israel
The United Nations has called on Israel to resume the transfer of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority, which it withheld in retaliation following Palestinian efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Well that didn't take long. Less than one week after the bloody terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, former President Jimmy Carter has all but blamed Israel for instigating the massacre.
Palestinians without proper shelter and electricity, now living by candlelight as harsh winter weather has aggravated the sufferings of war-ravaged Gazans, relying on sandbags to protect their already damaged homes against heavy downpours and flooding, freezing rain and gale-force winds.
Palestinian Water Authority (PWA); over 95 percent of Palestinian territory’s aquifer polluted with high levels of nitrates and chloride. The surface of Gaza's aquifer targeted hundreds of times by Israeli military in recent years, forced Gazans to buy treated water from filtration stations. Hundreds of trucks carrying filtered water roam the streets to provide people with safe drinking water.
Israel is withholding $127 million (€106 million) in tax revenue it collects for the Palestinian Authority in response to its move last week to join the International Criminal Court, further escalating tensions with a step that could have repercussions for both sides.
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