Friday , 18 August 2017

Recent News

EU calls on Israel to ‘reconsider’ eviction of Palestinian family in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, August 12, 2017 (WAFA) – The European Union (EU) Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah Friday expressed concern at Israeli plans to evict a Palestinian family from its home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem for the benefit of Jewish settlers and …

Gaza civil society organizations aim to empower women

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The ongoing Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip enters its 11th year with Palestinians suffering the ensuing crises that have affected all aspects of life in the enclave. Because women are a vulnerable group in society, a pressing need has emerged to support Gazan …

Behind the headlines in Jerusalem

Nur Arafeh is a Palestine-based Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Jerusalem has been in the spotlight again recently as tensions reached the boiling point after the mid-July attack on Israeli forces in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Despite the apparent resolution of the immediate crisis owing to mass Palestinian …

Israel imposes ‘laptop ban’ on Palestinians leaving Gaza Strip

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israel has reportedly imposed a new wave of restrictions on Palestinians traveling in and out of the besieged Gaza Strip, where residents have suffered under countless bans and restrictions for over a decade, owing to Israel’s land, air, and sea blockade on Gaza.Israeli news website Ynet reported that the …

Israeli military forces raided Palestinian government offices

Hebron/PNN Palestinian security sources told WAFA that Israeli military forces stormed and raided a number of Palestinian government offices in the old town of Hebron. The ministries of interior, justice and labor were all raided and searched without an explanation. At the same time several homes in the same area …

Israel demolishes 4 homes belonging to alleged Palestinian assailants in Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces demolished four homes belonging to the families of alleged Palestinian attackers in the villages of Deir Abu Mashaal and Silwad in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah during pre-dawn hours on Thursday, leaving dozens of Palestinians homeless. Israeli forces demolished the family homes …