Saturday , 25 March 2017

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Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians for being in WhatsApp group

  BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have detained 18 Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank for being in a WhatsApp group with a Palestinian who was killed by Israeli forces on Monday after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement …

UNRWA halts program in Tulkarem-area refugee camp, popular committee says

TULKAREM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has halted an “emergency program” in Nur Shams refugee camp in northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem, according the head of the popular committee for services in the camp. Taha Irani told Ma’an Friday that …

Text of Resignation Letter by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf

[The following text is the resignation letter submitted by ESWA Executie Secretary Rima Khalaf in response to the formal request by UN Secretary General that ESCWA withdraw the publication of a report that asserts Israel is committing Apartheid. Click here to access the full ESCWA report, which has since been …

At sit-in, Gaza widows demand unpaid benefits

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Families of Palestinians killed in Israel’s 2014 war against the Gaza Strip held a sit-in March 7 outside the offices of a PLO-run foundation, the Families of Martyrs and Wounded Support Foundation, in Gaza City. The organizers of the sit-in — the Popular Front for the Liberation …

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 …

UN Report Establishes Israeli Apartheid; Fallout Begins

This week the United Nations published a report that establishes Israel as an Apartheid regime. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) commissioned the report commissioned from the authors, Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley. Amidst mounting political pressure, the UN Secretary General ordered UN ESCWA to shelve the …