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Education minister regrets Belgium’s suspension of funds to Palestinian schools

Home » General News »     Font Size  Publish Date: 2017/10/11 Education minister regrets Belgium’s suspension of funds to Palestinian schools   RAMALLAH, October 11, 2017 (WAFA) – Minister of Education Sabri Saidam Wednesday expressed regret for a Belgian government decision to suspend funds for the construction of two schools in the Hebron …

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Israel approves 3,800 new settlement units in Hebron

PNN/ Hebron/ More than 3,800 housing units in illegal West Bank Israeli settlements will be given final approval next week. According to the Israeli Channel 2,  3,829 housing units in the Hebron area will be given building permits next week by the Civil Administration Higher Planning Committee. The new units …

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Palestine 2015 attacks triggered new path of resistance

Two years since the spark of October 2015 uprising, young Palestinians set new path of fighting the Israeli oppression. Just before noon on a warm October day, a shopkeeper in the Old City of Jerusalem was thinking about the young man who moments ago had asked him for a lighter, …

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9th Israeli drone crashes in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces yesterday announced that a small-scale reconnaissance plane crashed in the area between occupied Hebron and Bethlehem during a “military mission”. An Israeli military spokesman said that a Sky Rider crashed during a routine military mission in the area, confirming that an investigation into the cause of the …

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Israel set to advance plans for 2,000 settlement homes next week

Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. …

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Ashrawi slams Israel for burying Palestinian bodies in cemeteries of numbers

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi denounced the Israeli government’s decision this week to bury the bodies of four Palestinians in so-called cemeteries of numbers in Israel. The Israeli state had announced on Wednesday that it had already buried the bodies of Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, Muhammad Tarayra, Muhammad …

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Why is Human Rights Watch urging engagement with Israel’s banks?

Israeli banks claim that Israel’s laws require them to be involved in the colonization of occupied Palestinian – and Syrian – land in violation of international law. But Human Rights Watch has concluded in a new report that there is nothing in Israeli law that forces the banks to provide many financial …

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Palestinian security forces shoot, kill ‘wanted criminal’ in Hebron district

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces shot and killed a man and critically injured another early Wednesday morning in the town of Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to security sources that said police sought to arrest the men on criminal and drug-related charges. Security sources told …

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Reports Israeli government plans to retaliate against Amnesty International over settlements campaign

Responding to reports circulating in Israeli media today suggesting that the Israeli Finance Ministry is planning to take action against the organization and its donors under Israel’s controversial 2011 anti-boycott law, over its campaign calling on governments to ban imports of Israeli settlement products, Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle …

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