Monday , 23 January 2017

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Palestinian presidency condemns Israeli bill to annex Maale Adumim

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned plans by Israel’s ultra-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party to introduce a bill to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, seeking to annex Maale Adumim, one of Israel’s largest illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.According to Israeli media, the bill …

EU support to Gaza: Inauguration the first phase of seawater desalination plant and launching the works at Sufa landfill site

Jerusalem, 19/01/2017 – 15:13 – UNIQUE ID: 170119_11 The Director for the Neighbourhood South at the European Commission, Michael Köhler, visited today a number of EU-funded projects in Gaza. During his visit, Director Köhler and the Head of the Palestinian Water Authority Mazen Ghuneim inaugurated the first phase of the …

Badil: Umm al-Hiran: new tactics, same policy of forcible displacement

Israeli bulldozers demolitions homes in Atir-Umm al-Hiran (Courtesy of All That’s Left Collective) – Adalah On 18 January 2017, Israeli forces completely demolished eight homes and seven agricultural buildings in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in the Naqab, south of Israel.[1] During the police operation, Palestinian Bedouin resident …

Renewed clashes erupt in Negev village as bulldozers demolish Bedouin homes

NEGEV (Ma’an) — Clashes broke out anew Wednesday morning between Israeli police and Palestinian Bedouin residents of the village of Umm al-Hiran as Israeli authorities demolished homes in the village, hours after Israeli police shot dead Palestinian citizen of Israel Yaqoub Moussa Abu al-Qian while he was driving near clashes. Israeli police …

Two killed in Bedouin village slated to be demolished, replaced with Jewish town

Two people were killed and several others wounded when large numbers of police officers entered the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, in southern Israel, to demolish the village at dawn on Wednesday. Police fired tear gas, sponge-tipped bullets, and there were reports of live ammunition as well. Among those wounded was Joint …

Word of Qatar’s new office in Gaza rattles Palestine

Qatar’s Gaza Reconstruction Committee briefly announced its intention to build an embassy in Gaza. According to its Jan. 9 Facebook post, a building was to be erected south of the port of Gaza, on a five-acre lot that would also include the ambassador’s residence. But only hours later, the committee …