Saturday , 25 March 2017

Recent News

Majority of Canadians support Israel boycott, sanctions

A majority of Canadians believes that boycotting Israel is reasonable if the Israeli government continues to violate international law, a new public opinion poll has found. Seventy-eight percent of Canadians would agree with a boycott of Israel, according to the EKOS survey, which was released late on Wednesday and examined …

Israel MP benefited from controversial law on illegal Jewish outposts

The so-called “regulation bill” passed at the start of February, retroactively legalises the construction of thousands of Jewish settler homes on privately owned Palestinian land. The original landowners are to be compensated either with money or alternative land, even if they do not agree to give up their property. This …

Palestinian media outlets commit to more coverage of women’s affairs

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in collaboration with local media, is deploying major efforts to encourage the media to address social affairs, and women’s affairs in particular, in an attempt to change stereotypes and how society views Palestinian women. On Dec. 5, 2016, 17 …

Almost 20% of Palestinian youth have faced arrest after online postings

A recent survey of Palestinian youth has revealed the depth of Israeli spying on the indigenous population of historic Palestine. The poll by the Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement (7amleh — “Campaign”) indicated that 19 per cent of 15 to 25-year-olds reported being arrested or pulled up for investigation …

Gaza: ‘Unlawful Combatants Law’ Violates Rights

(Jerusalem) – Israel has been detaining Palestinian residents of Gaza under an obscure law that strips away meaningful judicial review and due process rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and Human Rights Watch said today. Israel has detained 18 Palestinian residents of Gaza under the Internment of Unlawful Combatants …

Israeli forces ransack Tulkarem print shop, confiscate equipment

TULKAREM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided and ransacked a print ship in the northern occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem early Wednesday morning and confiscated equipment for unknown reasons. Owner of the Ibn Khaldoun Company for Printing, Publishing, and Trade, Abd al-Rahim Badawi, told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers destroyed the …