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Palestinian police officers conclude study trip to Croatia on accountability

Bethlehem/PNN/ Six Palestinian police officers concluded on Friday 30 September a study trip to Zagreb and discussed with their Croatian counterparts how to enhance accountability within various sections of the police. During the trip, the attendees raised a number of topics such as the organization of the Croatian Ministry of …

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Israel / OPT: UN women’s rights expert calls for peace process with full participation of women

GENEVA (26 September 2016) – Reducing violence against women and promoting gender equality are two underused tools in bridging fragmented and divided communities and achieving peace, said United Nations human rights expert Dubravka Šimonović, at the end of her first official visit* to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory/State of …

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Gaza parents object to mixed-gender schools

A veiled Palestinian teacher stands with boys and girls as they get in line at a United Nations Relief and Work Agency school in Gaza, Sept. 22, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The parents of many students of Al-Razi Primary School for Girls in Rafah province were …

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Palestinian family forcibly evicted from its home in occupied East Jerusalem

Today, the Israeli Police forcibly evicted eight Palestinians, including two children, from their home in the Old City of East Jerusalem, and transferred the property to an Israeli settler organization (Ateret Cohanim), that reportedly purchased it in the 1980s. The evicted family has been renting this property since the 1930s. …

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EU: Women’s funding won’t go to Palestinian ICC suit against Israel

The UN and the EU supports “advocacy” and “capacity building components” of a plan that helps Palestinian women be more involved with decision making at the local and international levels. The European Union does not intend to fund portions of a Palestinian women’s empowerment plan that deals with building a …

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UN envoy encouraged by preparations for upcoming Palestinian local elevations

  Street scene and market in Gaza City. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel 24 August 2016 – United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Piper today said he is encouraged by preparations for the early October poll across the occupied West Bank and Gaza – the …

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Palestine: ICC Should Open Formal Probe

Impartial Justice Needed as Occupation Enters 50th Year (New York) – As the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza entered its 50th year, Human Rights Watch called today on the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to open a formal investigation into serious international crimes committed in Palestine by …

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