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Israeli forces raid Birzeit twice, detain Palestinian student

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Israeli forces raided the central occupied West Bank town of Birzeit twice on Saturday and detained a Palestinian university student from his home, local sources told Ma’an. Witnesses said that when Israeli forces first raided the town, troops escorted a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian youth from a …

Five Birzeit University students grabbed during protest outside an Israeli army camp

RAMALLAH, February 28, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers Tuesday apprehend five Birzeit University students, including two women, during protests outside the Israeli Ofer military camp and prison bordering Ramallah, according to student sources. They said the university’s Shabiba, the Fatah student group, called for the protest in solidarity with Palestinian …

Israeli forces raid Birzeit University, cause damage to buildings

RAMALLAH, December 14, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces raided early Wednesday the campus of Birzeit University, north of Ramallah, and caused damage to several buildings, according to a university statement. It said a large force stormed the campus, held the security guards and proceeded to raid several buildings leaving a …

Egyptians, Gazans move to strengthen economic ties

AIN SOKHNA, Egypt — Egypt invited businessmen and economists from the Gaza Strip to attend the second meeting of the Ain Sokhna conference in the Ain Sokhna Red Sea resort on Nov. 7-9 to discuss the Palestinian cause and the blockade imposed by Israel. Palestinian businessmen saw this invitation as a positive sign of …

Palestinian women cross divide to meet at ‘peace tables’

    Palestinian women attend a rally calling for an end to Palestinian divisions to mark International Women’s Day, in Gaza City, Gaza, March 8, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies (Masarat) held its second women’s peace table on Oct. 26. A videoconference brought together two meetings: …

Israeli forces raid al-Quds University, damage contents of book fair for the needy

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Saturday morning stormed the campus of al-Quds University in the Jerusalem district village of Abu Dis, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Education. The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that “large numbers of heavily armed” Israeli troops stormed the university campus at …

A Legal Analysis Report: Administrative Detention in the OPT

01 November 2016 administrative_detention_analysis_report_2016.pdf This report sheds light on the policy of Administrative detention, a procedure whereby a person is detained without charge or trial, by Israeli authorities. The report also provides a legal analysis of the practice as used in a systematic and widespread manner since the beginning of …

Watch: Life On Hold – The Policy of Administrative Detention

Addameer is pleased to announce the launch of a new film that tackles the issue of administrative detention as a policy used by the Israeli government to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information without charge or trial. The film specifically focuses on the psychological effects of administrative detention on detainees …

UNRWA employees union announces series of strikes in occupied Palestinian territory

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The union for local employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced on Tuesday that a series of protests would take place in the occupied Palestinian territory after talks with UNRWA reached an impasse.A joint committee representing the unions of …

Israel reportedly jails Palestinian astrophysicist for incitement using Facebook ‘likes’ as evidence

“Prosecutors use the numbers of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ of specified posts, while failing to connect these posts or these individuals, to acts of violence. The trend is an alarming one, in which the right to freedom of expression is severely obstructed.” To read more