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Palestinian pilgrim abducted in Egypt’s Rafah

A Palestinian family has informed the Egyptian authorities of the kidnapping of their son after he crossed the Rafah border crossing yesterday, Quds Press reported. Abdel-Qader Qeshta, 41, was crossing the Egyptian border from the besieged Gaza Strip seeking to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Qeshta’s brother, Khaled, told the …

Amnesty International: Israel has been banning Palestinian protests for 50 years

LONDON, August 26, 2017 (WAFA) – For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones,  Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday. Marking 50 years since Israel …

Palestine Media Roundup (August 27)

This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to [email protected]] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian …

Israeli settlers reportedly level land west of Salfit to expand industrial zone

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers reportedly leveled Palestinian land west of Salfit city in the central occupied West Bank on Sunday. Arab 48 news site quoted witnesses as saying that bulldozers leveled farmlands and pastures, some of which was planted with olive orchards. According to the report, the land is …

Palestinian Authority suspends plan to fire 6,000 Gaza civil servants

The Palestinian Authority has suspended plans to force more than 6,000 civil servants in the Gaza Strip into early retirement, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said on Saturday. The move was announced last month as part of a raft of punitive measures designed to pressure Hamas to cede control of the Gaza Strip. Many of …

Israeli MKs given green light by Netanyahu to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the green light for members of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque this week, Anadolu has reported. Hamas has condemned the decision as “extremist” and said that it could “explode” an already tense situation. “The decision to allow Israeli MKs to …