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Palestinian children bystanders faced brunt of July escalations

Ramallah, August 15, 2017—Mohammad Taha, 11, was spending the night at his grandfather’s house in Jerusalem’s Old City, along with his father and 14-year-old brother, Daoud, on July 25. By 10 p.m., the night promised to be anything but quiet. Daoud and Mohammad stood outside watching the commotion in the …

Video: Israeli forces bring terror to Jerusalem hospital

This video shows Israeli occupation forces bringing terror and violence inside East Jerusalem’s Al-Makassed hospital. At one point, Israeli occupation forces tried to seize a critically wounded man who was being taken to surgery. The video shows medics and civilians attempting to protect the man, Muhammad Abu Ghanam, from being seized. …

Ministry of health condemns UNRWA closing down Qalqilya hospital

Qalqilya/ PNN/ The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees on Monday said that it will close down its Qalqilya-based hospital, adding that all non-emergency services a including ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatment and the maternity ward, will stop by August 21. According to UNRWA, the …

Gaza civil society organizations aim to empower women

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The ongoing Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip enters its 11th year with Palestinians suffering the ensuing crises that have affected all aspects of life in the enclave. Because women are a vulnerable group in society, a pressing need has emerged to support Gazan …

Israel imposes ‘laptop ban’ on Palestinians leaving Gaza Strip

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israel has reportedly imposed a new wave of restrictions on Palestinians traveling in and out of the besieged Gaza Strip, where residents have suffered under countless bans and restrictions for over a decade, owing to Israel’s land, air, and sea blockade on Gaza.Israeli news website Ynet reported that the …

How Israel prevented journalists from covering al-Aqsa

On July 25, Faiz Abu Rmeleh, a freelance photojournalist, was reporting on the Israeli police crackdown against Palestinian protesters near Bab al-Asbat (Lions Gate) at the entrance to al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem‘s Old City. Later that evening, Abu Rmeleh, 25, was detained and interrogated by Israeli police for several hours. “The …

Human Rights Watch Israel: Jerusalem Palestinians Stripped of Status

  August 8, 2017 12:00AM EDT (Jerusalem) – Israel’s revocations of the residency status of thousands of Palestinians from East Jerusalem over the years illustrates the two-tiered system Israel maintains in the city, Human Rights Watch said today. The residency system imposes onerous requirements on Palestinians to maintain their status, with significant …

UN OCHA: Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | July 2017: Increasing Settler Violence

Only 24 per cent of the US$25 million appeal for urgent humanitarian interventions in the Gaza Strip, launched in early July, have been secured so far; ongoing electricity blackouts for 18-20 hours a day Since the 2014 conflict, UNMAS destroyed 29 metric tonnes of explosive material from 149 unexploded aerial …

Letters Sent to UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine’s Cyber Crimes Law

Al-Haq called attention to Palestine’s draft law on cyber crimes in February 2017 in a letter sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye. In the letter, Al-Haq noted that the draft law contravened both the …