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Two schools evacuated as Israeli gunman open fires outside

An Israeli settler opened fire on Sunday outside two schools in the West Bank, as other settlers rampaged through the street under the protection of Israeli forces, reports Wafa News Agency. The schools are at the entrance to the village of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of Nablus in the West …

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Will this Palestinian organization weather funding storm?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) issued a press statement Oct. 29 saying that the European Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (HR/IHL Secretariat) decided to entirely defund the organization on the grounds of incitement to violence against Israel. The HR/IHL Secretariat is a joint donor …

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Extrajudicial measures under the spotlight in Palestine

A special security committee, set up in 2015 by then-Interior Minister Rami Hamdallah, and a prison in Jericho that allegedly operates outside the judiciary’s supervision have come under scrutiny in recent weeks. Jawad Obeidat, chairman of the Palestinian Bar Association (PBA), referenced the committee and the prison during a Nov. 9 demonstration by lawyers, judges …

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Israeli extremist settlers steal Palestinian olive harvest in multiple attacks in the West Bank

PNN/West Bank/ Extremist Israeli settlers  attacked Palestinian olive harvest and stole it over the past weeks. Last Sunday, a Palestinian landowner found their olive crops near Qalqilia harvested and stolen, and many mature trees damaged by toxic chemicals. The perpetrators, who came from the illegal settlement of Kidumim, also cut …

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Israeli settlement’s sewage destroys Palestinian agricultural land near Nablus

Trees destroyed from settlement sewage dumped on agricultural land in the village of Deir al-Hatab, east of Nablus. The land is located near  Alon Moreh settlement. NABLUS, October 24, 2017 (WAFA) – Sewage from the illegal Israeli settlement of Alon Moreh has destroyed rich agricultural land in the village of Deir …

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Unremitting Collective Punishment against Palestinians

Israel continues to target the family members of Palestinians who have allegedly committed attacks by subjecting them to an array of punitive measures. Recent measures have targeted the lives and means of livelihood of family members of the accused, including through the confiscation of their money and personal property. The …

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Palestinians fear media crackdown could signal return to direct Israeli military rule

MEE contributor Thursday 19 October 2017 13:00 UTC RAMALLAH, Palestine – Israel’s closure of Palestinian media companies in the West Bank on Wednesday has stoked fears of a return to the old form of Israeli occupation, not experienced since before the Oslo Accords established Palestinian autonomy. In 1994, Israel transferred civil and security …

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Israeli forces shut down, ransack media companies in West Bank

RAMALLAH, October 18, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces last night shut down and ransacked the headquarters and the district offices of two media production companies, citing incitement reasons, during raids in the districts of Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Israeli army raided and shut down …

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