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Report: 150 Israel violations against journalists in three months

Israeli occupation forces committed 150 violations against Palestinian journalists during the first quarter of 2019, the Journalist Support Committee (JSC) revealed yesterday. In a report, the JSC said that 66 violations were committed against journalists, including 43 during their coverage of the Great March or Return protests in Gaza Strip. The report …

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Human rights group urges permanent UN presence in Gaza

An international human rights group late Saturday called on the UN to have a “permanent” presence in the “Great March of Return” protests along the Gaza-Israel borders, which this year have seen at least 39 Palestinians martyred by Israeli forces. According to a statement, the Swiss-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Observatory …

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Inauguration of the Conference on the Palestinian Child’s Suffering

H.R.H. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Akl Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, together with President Mahmood Abbas of the State of Palestine, inaugurated on 12 November 2017 the conference on “the Palestinian Child’s Suffering” organized under the aegis of the League of Arab States. Dr. Yousef A. Al Othaimeen, …

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Hamas ready for talks with Fatah to dissolve Gaza government & hold elections – statement

Published time: 17 Sep, 2017 02:51Edited time: 17 Sep, 2017 05:05 — Palestinian group Hamas, which is governing the Gaza Strip, has announced that it’s ready to engage in talks with President Mahmoud Abbas’ administration to dissolve its administrative committee and hold a general election as part of a reconciliation …

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World Bank: With Right Actions, Palestinian Economic Growth Could Rise to Seven Percent

JERUSALEM, September 12, 2017 – The World Bank released a report today that calls for a new vision for the Palestinian economy that can lift growth to an average of 7 percent per year. While recognizing the critical importance of a political settlement, the report argues that measures over the medium …

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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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Amnesty International: Israel has been banning Palestinian protests for 50 years

LONDON, August 26, 2017 (WAFA) – For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones,  Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday. Marking 50 years since Israel …

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Greek Orthodox Church to appeal Israeli decision on contested property sale

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Greek Orthodox patriarch of occupied East Jerusalem announced on Sunday that the church would be appealing a recent Israeli court decision approving the sale of church property to right-wing settler organizations seeking to expand Jewish Israeli presence in East Jerusalem’s Old City. Patriarch Theophilos III spoke at a …

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