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Palestinian government cancels registration of 50 NGOs over law violation

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Interior decided on Wednesday to cancel the registration of 50 non-governmental organizations registered in Ramallah district over violations of Article 37 of Palestinian law.The ministry explained in a statement that the organizations in question had received written warrants from asking them to …

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Israeli court convicts Palestinian boy of 2 counts of attempted murder

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli district court in Jerusalem convicted a 14-year-old Palestinian boy on Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack in an Israeli settlement in October.Ahmad Salih Manasra was found guilty by the court of carrying out a stabbing attack on …

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MADA: Media Freedoms in Palestine are still a target for escalating attacks

PNN/ Ramallah/ The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day, as a stand to assess the state of press freedoms across the world, and to shed light on attacks against journalists and media freedoms, moreover, to promote a culture of press freedoms and freedom …

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Israeli military orders detention of Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal

The 53-year-old to be held for four months without charge or trial on suspicion of ‘unlawful activity’ for PLO faction Israel’s military has ordered a Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial. The military said Omar Nazzal is being held in administrative detention on suspicion …

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Statue of Nelson Mandela inaugurated in Ramallah

PNN/Ramallah Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, inaugurated a statue of South African leader Nelson Mandela on Tuesday afternoon in the central area of Ramallah. The square where the statue was installed in the al-Tira neighborhood will officially be renamed Mandela Square. According to WAFA news, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau and …

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IOF arrest Palestinian journalist on his way to Europe for a conference

PNN/Bethlehem Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday at the ‘Al-Karamah’ crossing while travelling to Bosnia to attend a Conference. Nazzal, who is a member of the general assembly of MADA center, and a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian journalists …

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PA slams Israel’s detention of Palestinian journalist

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian leadership on Saturday condemned Israel’s detention of a Palestinian journalist at the Allenby crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jordan while he was en route to a journalism convention in Bosnia. The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in a statement following the journalists’ detention said: …

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Group: 43 journalists jailed by Israel since October

GAZA (Ma’an) — The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said on Saturday that Israel had detained 43 journalists in the occupied Palestinian territory since October 2015, including two foreign reporters.The New York-based committee said in a report that during detention and imprisonment, journalists have reported torture, medical negligence, and unreasonable …

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Amnesty: Israel must cease intimidation of human rights defenders, protect them from attacks

PNN/ Bethlehem/ The Israeli authorities must end their long-standing attacks on Palestinian human rights defenders (HRDs) and halt the climate of intimidation of HRDs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. Israeli authorities must take immediate steps to provide protection necessary for HRDs in Israel/OPT to …

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Israeli forces ‘assault’ Palestinians detained for Facebook posts

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Four Palestinians arrested this week for Facebook posts have spoken of physical assault during their detention and interrogation, in the latest evidence to emerge of abuse that rights groups say is systemic in Israel’s prisons.The testimonies were collected by the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs and relate …

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