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Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians, PLC deputy, in overnight West Bank raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 21 Palestinians, including a deputy of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in overnight raids between Tuesday and Wednesday across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence …

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IOF raid headquarters of newly founded security committee in Hebron

Hebron/ PNN/ Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday morning stormed the headquarters of the Special Security Committee which was set up by the governor of Hebron, Kamel Hameid. The committee was set up in cooperation with the municipality, and aims to provide police and security services to monitor the Palestinian markets …

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Army starts installation of new military tower in Hebron

Hebron/ PNN/ Several Israeli military jeeps and bulldozers invaded, Sunday, Palestinian lands in Kharsa area, south of Dura town, southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, and started bulldozing them to install a military tower. No’man Amro, the head of Doura Town Council, said the soldiers are bulldozing lands close to …

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Israeli settlers raid Palestinian home, move in furniture despite court ruling

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A day after raiding a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, settlers began moving furniture into the house on Wednesday, in spite of an Israeli court ruling stating that they were not allowed inside the building. Residents of the Abu Rajab house, …

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in Hebron area

Israeli soldiers say driver ploughed his vehicle through a checkpoint towards them before they shot him. A Palestinian man has been shot and killed by Israeli forces after allegedly carrying out a car-ramming attack in north Hebron. According to the Israeli army, the Palestinian drove his car through the checkpoint …

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Cybercrime law draws mixed reactions among Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently approved a law to battle cybercrime in the West Bank, but some journalists and citizens worry ulterior motives might be involved. The version of the bill Abbas signed June 24 isn’t the one journalists and the public were expecting, said Nabhan Khreisheh, a member of the Union of Palestinian Journalists’ General Secretariat. He told Al-Quds …

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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 …

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MADA calls for repeal of the blocking of a number of Palestinian news sites

Ramallah – (18-6-2017) – The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the blocking of a number of Palestinian websites. This decision constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and expression and calls for the repeal of such measures and practices, which …

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3 Palestinians shot dead after Israeli officer fatally stabbed in Jerusalem

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police reported on Friday evening that an attack took place on Sultan Suleiman street outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, saying that one Israeli police officer was critically injured and later succumbed to her wounds, while the three attackers …

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PA blocks 11 websites in West Bank, denies political motivations

Bethlehem (Ma’an) — At least 11 Palestinian news websites — all allegedly affiliated with either the Hamas movement or Muhammad Dahlan, political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — have been blocked in the occupied West Bank, with top-level officials from the Palestinian Authority (PA) insisting to Ma’an that the …

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