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Israel to use Regularization law to confiscate private Palestinian land in Ramallah

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — In what could be the first move to legalize Israeli settler structures on private Palestinian land since the passage of the outpost “Regularization law” last week, the Israeli government reportedly informed Israel’s Supreme Court that they are considering using the controversial law to confiscate Palestinian land in …

Cabinet says new land planning body vital for protection of Palestinian estate

RAMALLAH, February 14, 2017 (WAFA) – In its weekly meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday, the Palestinian cabinet discussed the work of the new Land and Water Planning Commission, which it said was vital for the protection of Palestinian property. The commission, established last year by a presidential decree, is entrusted …

Netanyahu is urged not to use the words ‘Palestinian state’ when he visits Trump

  His education minister and coalition partner, Naftali Bennett, leader of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, has pressed him to abandon his tentative commitment to the two-state solution, which Netanyahu first announced in a speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009. Calling the upcoming visit to the White House “the …

MADA: 383 violations against media freedoms during 2016

(65% by Israeli Occupation/ 35% different Palestinian sides) Ramallah- the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” organized a press conference on Wednesday 08/02/2017, and released its annual report of violations against media freedoms in Palestine during 2016.   Mr. Mousa Rimawi- General Director of MADA center and Dr. …

How Hamas prisoners elect leaders behind bars

Hamas members incarcerated in Israeli prisons recently held elections to determine their leadership for 2017-2019. Although these elected members remain behind bars, they have great influence within the Hamas leadership outside prison and they weigh in on major Hamas decisions. Prisoners participated in all 22 Israeli prisons, including the largest — Ketziot — …