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Australian probe ‘finds no evidence’ of misconduct by World Vision in Gaza

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Australian government probe has found no evidence that taxpayer money was misused by NGO World Vision in the Gaza Strip, despite ongoing allegations by the Israeli government that millions of dollars were diverted from the organization to the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party of …

Israeli army opens investigation into filmed beating of Palestinian detainee

Haitham Siyaj BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Five months after a video emerged showing Israeli forces brutally assaulting a handcuffed Palestinian detainee, Israel’s military police announced that a criminal investigation into the incident was underway, according to Israeli media. Israeli news site Ynet reported on Friday that the soldiers involved in the …

Evidence shows Palestinian security forces violently suppressed peaceful protest in Ramallah

13 March 2017, 17:44 UTC Photographic evidence and witness testimony gathered by Amnesty International at the scene suggest that Palestinian security forces used excessive force to violently suppress a peaceful protest outside of the Ramallah District Court in the West Bank on 12 March 2017. Ten minutes after the protest …

ICHR releases a fact finding report on the Nablus events of August 2016

Ramallah – On 7 March 2017, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) released a fact finding report on the events, which took place in the city of Nablus in August 2016. The report addresses the killing of five Palestinian citizens, including military personnel and civilians, in three separate, but …

Palestinians cry foul play as land fissures emerge at Al Aqsa Mosque

Ramallah: Land fissures have emerged at the southern area of Al Aqsa Mosque which Palestinians blame on continuous digging by Israeli authorities under Al Haram Al Sharif. The fissures have caused panic among Palestinian residents of Occupied Jerusalem who live near the holy Muslim site. “The constant vibrations of the …

Hague prosecutor updates Palestine war crimes probe

The prosecutor’s office at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has just released a report on the status of its preliminary examinations into possible war crimes, including allegations against Israel. Palestine is one of 10 situations the court is currently examining. A preliminary examination is the first step …

Police spokesman injured during family brawl in Gaza City

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Police spokesman in the Gaza Strip Ayman al-Batneiji was stabbed and wounded on Saturday evening while police attempted to disperse a family brawl in the al-Shujaiyya neighborhood in Gaza City, the Hamas-run Ministry of Interior in Gaza said in a statement.Al-Batneiji was stabbed in the chest. …

IDF soldiers shoot flare at teen’s face, killing him

Israeli soldiers fire illumination flares, at a direct trajectory, at stone-throwers along the Gaza border. A 15-year-old boy is killed. The IDF says it’s conducting an ‘inquiry.’ A military illumination flare burning the face of Abdel-Rahman al-Dabbagh, which killed him, Gaza Border, September 9, 2016. (Screenshot, DCI-Palestine) Israeli soldiers killed …

Hamas calls ICC visit to Palestine ‘useless’ as delegation skips Gaza

A Palestinian man looks on while standing in what remains of his house in part of the northern Beit Hanoun district of the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Marco Longari, File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Hamas movement called a visit by an International Criminal Court (ICC) delegation to the occupied Palestinian territory and …