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Professors of Palestinian universities strike over row with PA

Professors from Palestinian universities across the Gaza Strip and West Bank went on a one day strike, Monday, to protest the withdrawal of Palestinian Authority (PA) ministry of education and higher education from financial and administrative agreements reached in 2008, reports Quds Press. The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and …

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Israeli Bulldozers demolish another Palestinian Building in Jerusalem

  PNN/ Bethlehem/ The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) invaded Al-Tur in Jerusalem on Sunday morning and launched a large-scale arrest campaign targeting 12 Palestinians, they also demolished a Palestinian house in Al-Issawiya village in occupied Jerusalem. This is another residential building which IOF has demolished. The building was  under construction …

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Israeli settlers steal water pipe used by Palestinians in Jordan Valley

TUBAS, November 7, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers on Tuesday stole a 400-meter water pipe used by Palestinians in the village of Ein el-Sakout, to the east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that …

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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmer in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian farmer while he was working on his farmland in the Sakout area, in the northern Jordan Valley, said a local official. The settlers had beat the farmer as he worked, leaving him with bruises throughout his body, the head of Tubas agricultural centre, Majdi ‘Odeh, …

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Jewish businessmen involved in Orthodox Church property sales

Two Jewish businessmen – one American, the other British – are alleged to be involved in the sale of property belonging to the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Hebrew-language newspaper Maarivrevealed on Friday. According to Arabs48.com, the Israeli newspaper named the American as Michael Steinhardt and British businessman David Sofer. Both, it is …

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Israeli forces suppress protests marking Balfour Declaration centenary

  BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Bethlehem city on Wednesday following a march commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document which supported establishing a Jewish state on what would become British Mandate Palestine, and paved the what for the to …

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US project aims to improve water access for Palestinian farmers

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The US Consulate in Jerusalem launched a $10 million project on Oct. 15 to support the water sector in the West Bank governorate of Jericho. In attendance during the announcement of the launch was Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The project will expand the …

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Israel: Protests against sale of Orthodox Church property

Muslim and Christian Israeli Arabs yesterday held a protest in Haifa against selling Orthodox Church property in Jerusalem and other areas to Jews, Al-Resalah newspaper reported. The Council of the Palestinian Orthodox Sect called for the protest after news leaks about property being sold – reportedly by Patriarch Theophilos III – to …

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Israeli settlers fire at Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta

PNN/ Hebron/ Israeli settlers fired at Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. The coordinator of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Rateb Jabbour, told the official News agency, Wafa, that the Israeli settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Ma’on fired at the Palestinian farmers while they were …

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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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