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Israel’s Regularisation Law: Colonialism under stress

A draconic Israeli law is currently being challenged in the High Court of Justice. Following a confrontation between police officers who were trying to evacuate settlers from the occupied West Bank colony of Amona last February, the Israeli Knesset introduced the “Regularisation Law”. This law would allow the state to …

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PA worries Egyptian aid to Hamas prolongs Palestinian division

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egypt has taken several steps to improve economic conditions for Hamas in the Gaza Strip. On Aug. 11, an agreement was reached to establish a free-trade zone on the Gazan-Egyptian border during a visit by a Hamas delegation to Cairo. On June 21, Egyptian industrial diesel was brought to Gaza to operate …

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Israel boosts powers of Hebron settler enclaves

Occupied Jerusalem: The Israeli regime has given Jewish colony enclaves in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron the authority to manage their own municipal affairs, in what critics say is an entrenchment of “apartheid”. The army said it had signed an order to boost the powers of the colonists, …

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 15 – 28 August 2017

Biweekly highlights On 19 August, Israeli forces shot and injured a 17-year-old Palestinian boy after a stabbing attempt at Za’tara Checkpoint (Nablus); he died of his wounds an hour later en route to the hospital and his body is still being withheld by the Israeli authorities. No Israeli injuries were reported. …

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Beyond Scarcity : Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa

Water has always been a source of risks and opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet rapidly changing socioeconomic, political, and environmental conditions make water security a different, and more urgent, challenge than ever before. This report shows that achieving water security means much more than coping with …

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 29 August 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (24 – 29 August 2017)   5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces conducted 39 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the …

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Erekat raises with the UN chief preserving Item 7 of HRC on Israeli violations

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, left, with the PLO’s Secretary General Saeb Erekat during their meeting in Ramallah. (Photo courtesy of the PLO.) RAMALLAH, August 30, 2017 (WAFA) – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat said Wednesday that he had raised in his meeting on Tuesday in …

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UAE, Egypt approve more aid for Gaza, Hamas

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hamas and Egypt are moving forward quickly on projects to aid the Gaza Strip. A delegation from the National Islamic Committee for Social Solidarity, along with officials from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, will work with experts from both countries to oversee funding. A solidarity …

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UN chief Guterres meets Israel’s Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist. On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met …

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