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How Israel prevented journalists from covering al-Aqsa

On July 25, Faiz Abu Rmeleh, a freelance photojournalist, was reporting on the Israeli police crackdown against Palestinian protesters near Bab al-Asbat (Lions Gate) at the entrance to al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem‘s Old City. Later that evening, Abu Rmeleh, 25, was detained and interrogated by Israeli police for several hours. “The …

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Palestinian forces arrest five journalists

Ramallah: Palestinian security forces have arrested five journalists from local media outlets, including one affiliated with Hamas, a journalists’ union and official media said on Wednesday. Security forces arrested the five journalists from different Palestinian media in the West Bank in recent days, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said. Official Palestinian …

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15 Palestinians injured, 5 detained during Israeli raid on Kobar

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Fifteen Palestinians were injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets while tens of others suffered from severe tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli forces that erupted before dawn on Wednesday in the village of Kobar, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.Israeli forces raided …

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IOF strip search Palestine TV crew, force them to delete footage

Ramallah/ PNN/ Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Tuesday detained Palestine TV crew, strip searched its cameraman and forced the team to delete tapped material, according to cameraman Sakher Zawatiya. According to WAFA, Zawatiya said that IOF detained him for one hour at a checkpoint in the town of Barta’a, southwest of …

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Warning after Jews buy up strategic real estate in Jerusalem’s Old City

Ramallah: The buying up of Palestinian property in occupied Jerusalem owned by Christian churches by Jewish groups, have prompted activists to warn of serious threats to the demographic composition of occupied Jerusalem in the near future. Recently, the Israeli-run Jerusalem District Court upheld three real-estate deals between the Greek Orthodox …

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Israeli police detains 15 Palestinians in aggressive night raid

Jerusalem/PNN 15 Palestinians were detained in a aggressive night raid conducted by the Israeli police in several East Jerusalem neighborhoods. That brings the total number of detained Palestinians this week close to 50, WAFA news reports. According to local sources most of them are teenagers and minors. Locals told WAFA …

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Will Palestine’s New Cybercrime Law Pave the Way for More Rights Violations?

In a state of secrecy and lack of transparency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently approved a new cybercrime law that further tightens the noose on Palestinians’ freedom of expression and privacy online. Palestinian media and civil society organizations have slammed the new law and called for its immediate freeze until it is publicly debated …

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The Full English Translation of the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law

Below you can find the full translation of the new Palestinian cyber crime law that was introduced by Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the State of Palestine, on June 24th, 2017. Below you can find the full translation of the new Palestinian cyber crime law that was introduced by Mahmoud …

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G4S complicit in Israel’s attempt to take over al-Aqsa

A video screenshot shows G4S vehicles carrying equipment Israel used to restrict Palestinian access to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.   Palestinians are raising the alarm that global security giant G4S was involved in Israel’s thwarted plan to tighten control over the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. …

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PA to deliver referral on the Israeli settlements file to the ICC

RAMALLAH, July 30, 2017 (WAFA) – Minister of Foreign affairs Riyad al-Malki Sunday announced that Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor will receive in the upcoming days a referral on the Israeli settlements’ file to the ICC. Al-Malki told Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian side is awaiting …

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