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UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

17 July 2017 – A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, including the deteriorating situation in Gaza, inadequate protection for detained children and increasing obstacles being faced by …

Al-Aqsa officials call for protests against new Israeli checkpoints

Waqf statement says Palestinians should reject ‘all Israeli aggression, including imposing the metal detectors’ around mosque Religious officials in charge of the al-Aqsa site in Jerusalem have called on Palestinians to protest against extra Israeli security measures, as police continued to man checkpoints around the mosque four days after a …

Al-Aqsa officials reject new Israeli security measures as compound reopens

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) —  As Israeli officials moved to “gradually reopen” the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem for afternoon prayers Sunday after three days of closure, officials from the Islamic Endowment (Waqf) that runs the holy site refused to pass through new metal detectors that were installed at the compound’s entrances …

Palestinian officials meet to discuss Al-Aqsa restrictions following Jerusalem attack

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian officials held a meeting on Sunday to discuss recent Israeli measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, days after a deadly shooting attack led to the death of three Palestinian citizens of Israel and two Israeli police officers — also Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. The …

Palestinian activist placed under house arrest after TV interview on Jerusalem attack

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — After detaining and releasing Palestinian civic activist Muhammad Jadallah, Israeli police reportedly placed Jadallah under house arrest for five days in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency.Jadallah was detained by Israeli police on Friday following an interview he …

Israel’s targeting of youth in Al-Aqsa

Over the course of several months, the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested 13 Palestinian youths in occupied Jerusalem on charges of belonging to a political organisation that is prohibited under Israeli law called “Al-Aqsa Youth Organisation”. Earlier this month, Israeli police filed indictments against five of them. According to defence lawyers, the …