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UNCTAD: 50 Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty

  This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to …

Children learn in tent after Israel demolishes school

Jubbet adh-Dibh, occupied West Bank – Early in the morning, dozens of students assembled in columns outside the Jubbet adh-Dibh primary school. Encouraged by their teachers, they launched into a rendition of the Palestinian national anthem, Fidai. It appeared to be a typical Palestinian scene, a morning ritual repeated outside thousands of school buildings …

EU, in response to Israeli demolition of schools, says every child has a right to education

JERUSALEM, August 24, 2017 (WAFA)- The European Union (EU) Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah Thursday expressed strong concern over recent Israeli demolition of Palestinian schools stressing that every child has a right to education. “The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah express strong concern …

Israel demolishes kindergarten in Bedouin community near Jerusalem

An elementary school in Khan al-Ahmar slated for demolition by Israel (File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have reportedly demolished a kindergarten in the Bedouin community of Jabal al-Baba in the outskirts of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Israeli media reported Monday that the Israeli …

IOF demolish three homes in Masafer Yatta

Hebron/ PNN/ Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday morning have demolished three homes in Khashm Al-Daraj area in Yatta town, southern Hebron hills, southern West Bank. The homes were funded by the European Union, and were demolished by IOF who broke into the area with bulldozers, closed it off, and …

Israel confiscates EU aid from Palestinian Bedouin community

Jerusalem /PNN/ The Israeli occupation’s forces have recently seized electricity-producing solar panels at the Bedouin community camp of Abu Al-Nawar, according to local sources. Abu Al-Nawar’s representative and local community leader, Abu Emad al-Jahalin, told local sources yesterday that the occupation authorities violated a decision issued by the Israeli Supreme …

EU calls on Israel to ‘reconsider’ eviction of Palestinian family in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, August 12, 2017 (WAFA) – The European Union (EU) Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah Friday expressed concern at Israeli plans to evict a Palestinian family from its home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem for the benefit of Jewish settlers and …

EU contributes €20 million to the PA’s payment of July salaries and pensions

Ramallah/ PNN/ The European Union is making today a contribution of €20.0 million to the payment of July salaries and pensions of 57,500 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners. “The European Union is making the third yearly contribution in the framework of its Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority. For …

Water deal tightens Israel’s control over Palestinians

Agreement fails to address the fundamental concept of water as a shared resource, critics say. It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. …

Hamas kept on EU terrorism blacklist in court ruling

European Court of Justice says lower court’s 2014 challenge to designation did not consider all ‘facts and arguments’ The European Union’s top court kept Palestinian movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday, rejecting an earlier lower court’s challenge to the designation. Judges at the European Court of Justice …