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Two million Palestinians denied travel and movement due to closure of Gaza border crossing

Gaza/ PCHR/ The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) on Tuesday expressed concerns regarding the deterioration of humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing Israeli closure imposed on the movement of persons from and to the Gaza Strip, in addition to the additional restrictions imposed at Beit …

Report: Israeli army accelerating extensive surveillance network across West Bank

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli news daily Haaretz published a report Sunday night, detailing the extensive network of surveillance cameras and “other monitoring devices” that the Israeli army has set up across the occupied Palestinian territory, boasting of the network’s effectiveness in “deterring attacks” on Israeli citizens and Israeli forces.According to …

7amleh has launched its field research“Understanding of Digital Security Among Palestinian Youth”

The study analyses qualitative and quantitative data that has been collected from all over historical Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian citizens of Israel). The study seeks to address the objectives of internet usage, the security mechanisms that are commonly used and other phenomena widespread throughout Palestine youth relating …

MADA calls for repeal of the blocking of a number of Palestinian news sites

Ramallah – (18-6-2017) – The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the blocking of a number of Palestinian websites. This decision constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and expression and calls for the repeal of such measures and practices, which …

2 Palestinians shot, 3 detained as Israeli forces continue to besiege Deir Abu Mashaal

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians and detained two others during a raid Sunday into the central occupied West Bank village of Deir Abu Mashaal, which remained under lockdown after three men from the village were shot dead while carrying out an attack in Jerusalem on …

3 Palestinians shot dead after Israeli officer fatally stabbed in Jerusalem

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police reported on Friday evening that an attack took place on Sultan Suleiman street outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, saying that one Israeli police officer was critically injured and later succumbed to her wounds, while the three attackers …

PA blocks 11 websites in West Bank, denies political motivations

Bethlehem (Ma’an) — At least 11 Palestinian news websites — all allegedly affiliated with either the Hamas movement or Muhammad Dahlan, political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — have been blocked in the occupied West Bank, with top-level officials from the Palestinian Authority (PA) insisting to Ma’an that the …

Arab Democracy Index 5 The Arab Democracy Index: A Marked Decline in Freedoms and Reform

Press release A report published today by the Arab Reform Initiative and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, in partnership with ten research centres in the Arab world, shows a decline in the Arab Democracy Index and the shortcomings of the process of democratic change and its inability …

Israeli bill seeking to cut millions in PA funds deemed ‘assault’ on Palestinian resistance

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A proposed Israeli law that would cut nearly $300 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over funds allocated to the families of Palestinian prisoners of Israel and those who were killed or injured by Israeli forces has been denounced by Palestinian leadership as an “assault” on Palestinian …

Gaza braces itself for ‘collapse’ after Israel approves reduction of electricity supply

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli security cabinet has approved a 40 percent reduction in Israel’s electricity supply to the besieged Gaza Strip, where Palestinians are already coping with a crippling power crisis and daily, hours-long blackouts, according Israeli media reports. While Gaza’s electricity company said it had not received an …