Wednesday , 22 February 2017

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How Trump’s Approach May Alter Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts

When U.S. President Donald Trump said Feb. 15 that Israelis and Palestinians could hash out for themselves whether the answer to their decades-old conflict is one state or two, he resuscitated an option previous administrations had buried. Below is a list of the possible alternatives that may now be back …

Amnesty International report: ISRAEL AND OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES 2016/2017

Israeli forces unlawfully killed Palestinian civilians, including children, in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and detained thousands of Palestinians from the OPT who opposed Israel’s continuing military occupation, holding hundreds in administrative detention. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained rife and was committed with impunity. The …

Trump’s Middle East ‘Deal’ Leaves Out One Vital Player: Palestinians.

In plotting a decidedly lopsided “one-state solution,” Trump and Netanyahu are following an old and exclusionary script.  Once again, the future of Palestine is being decided behind the back of the Palestinians. Once again, they have been made invisible. In 1917, when the Balfour Declaration was being crafted in the British …

Israeli forces assault, detain Palestinian man hours after being released from PA prison

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces assaulted and detained a Palestinian man early Tuesday evening while at the Container checkpoint east of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.  Rafat al-Titi said that Israeli soldiers deployed at the checkpoint assaulted his brother Shihab al-Din Ahmad al-Titi, 24, by beating him before …

Nablus police pursue man from Balata refugee camp in failed ambush operation

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces conducted a failed ambush operation to detain a “fugitive” in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Tuesday. Anonymous security sources said the man they were seeking was from the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus city, saying that police attempted to …