Sunday , 23 July 2017

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Drug cultivation, trafficking on the rise in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian police said that it seized different types of drugs worth 60 million Israeli shekels ($16.5 million) in the various provinces between the beginning of January and mid-March. Speaking to Al-Monitor, Palestinian police spokesman Lt. Col. Luay Irzikat said that drug cultivation and trafficking has increased in the …

Hamdallah signs off on recommendations made by fact-finding commission

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has committed to implementingrecommendations made in a report released on Monday by a fact-finding commission, which notably called for Palestinian forces to be punished for using unjustified force against a peaceful protest in Ramallah, while also recommending that legal action be taken …

PHROC ‘supports activist Omar Barghouthi in resisting Israeli actions’

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) on Wednesday expressed its support for human rights activist and founding member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), Omar Barghouthi, in confronting Israeli actions that target his activism locally and abroad. According to PHROC, Barghouthi has recently been the victim …

Hamas won’t sit quietly after Israeli murder of Fuqaha: Meshaal

Having lost a top member to what it denounces as another targeted killing by Israel, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas vows it will not “sit quietly” in the face of the “new challenge” thrown down by the regime. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal was reacting to the assassination of the Gaza-based …

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis oppose ending 50-year military occupation

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A new poll was released by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday, revealing that a majority of Israelis oppose any Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, while 79 percent of Israelis believe in the importance of maintaining a unified Jerusalem under Israeli control, in …