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Palestine Media Roundup (July 22)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup [email protected]] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian …

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 …

Sole Gaza power station turned off due to fuel crisis

The Gaza Strip’s only operating power plant was turned off late on Wednesday due to a severe shortage of fuel, leaving the coastal enclave in a complete blackout, local officials said. Officials at the Hamas-run power corporation said they had turned off the last operating turbine at the plant in …

Minimizing Medical Referrals Abroad Jeopardizes Patients’ Lives

Ref: 53/2017 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest updates of the External Medical Treatment Department in the Gaza Strip manifested in Ramallah’s Ministry of Health minimizing medical referrals abroad, without explaining reasons, for patients suffering from serious health problems that cannot be treated …

Palestinian security forces arrest TV journalist in West Bank

July 10, 2017 5:10 PM ET Beirut, July 10, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the arrest of TV journalist Ahmad Fathi al-Khatib. Palestinian intelligence officers arrested al-Khatib, a cameraman for news channel Al-Aqsa TV, from his home in Beitunia, just west of Ramallah, on July 1, according …

Three Years after Israel’s Military Assault on Gaza, International Community Must Ensure an End to Collective Punishment and Impunity

7th of July 2017 marks the third anniversary since Israel’s relentless military assault on Gaza codenamed “Operation Protective Edge” (OPE). The downpour of Israel’s military might lasted for 51 days, leaving thousands of casualties, destroying more than ten thousand houses, public facilities and private properties, and resulting in systematic violations …

Open Letter to UNSG Re Slandering statements against Palestinian NGOs Al-Haq and Al-Mezan

OPEN LETTER – THE OBSERVATORY H.E. Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid CC. Andrew Gilmour, Representative of the UN Secretary General on Reprisals CC. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders July 4, 2017   …

Report: Israeli army accelerating extensive surveillance network across West Bank

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli news daily Haaretz published a report Sunday night, detailing the extensive network of surveillance cameras and “other monitoring devices” that the Israeli army has set up across the occupied Palestinian territory, boasting of the network’s effectiveness in “deterring attacks” on Israeli citizens and Israeli forces.According to …

7amleh has launched its field research“Understanding of Digital Security Among Palestinian Youth”

The study analyses qualitative and quantitative data that has been collected from all over historical Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian citizens of Israel). The study seeks to address the objectives of internet usage, the security mechanisms that are commonly used and other phenomena widespread throughout Palestine youth relating …

Arab Democracy Index 5 The Arab Democracy Index: A Marked Decline in Freedoms and Reform

Press release A report published today by the Arab Reform Initiative and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, in partnership with ten research centres in the Arab world, shows a decline in the Arab Democracy Index and the shortcomings of the process of democratic change and its inability …