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Israel set to advance plans for 2,000 settlement homes next week

Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. …

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Israel & the State of Palestine CAAC Bulletin – Third quarter of 2016: Children Affected by Armed Conflict

Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children. Members of the working group include: B’Tselem, …

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Israeli forces detain Palestinian man over ‘inciting terrorism’ on social media

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police forces have detained a 35-year-old Palestinian man for allegedly threatening violence and “inciting terrorism” on social media. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a written statement that the man was detained in Jerusalem “on suspicion of threats to violence and incitement and supporting terrorism” …

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Israeli forces seize Palestinian-owned vehicles in Tubas

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces seized vehicles and tractors Sunday morning in Ras al-Ahmar, south of Tubas in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Authority’s Wafa news agency reported that Israeli soldiers seized three cars and two tractors that belong to residents of …

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Israeli settlers torch olive trees after illegal outpost evacuated south of Nablus

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers site fire to a grove of olive trees on privately-owned Palestinian land in the northern occupied West Bank on Sunday morning, shortly after Israeli forces evacuated an illegal settlement outpost in the area, according to an Israeli NGO. A spokesperson for Yesh Din, a human …

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Israel steps up war on Palestinian schools

Ramallah: More and more Palestinian schools are being forced to adopt the Israeli syllabus after a systematic carrot-and-stick policy exercised by Israeli authorities has proven effective. Palestinian residents of the city have bravely resisted for a very long time, but Israel has made it increasingly difficult for schools to survive …

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Israel annexes four Ramallah villages

Ramallah: The Israeli occupation authorities’ decision to annex four Palestinian villages from the Ramallah governorate and add them to Jerusalem looks set to spark a wave of protest. The occupation authorities have ordered village officials to conduct their procedures, including legislative issues, through the Israeli Civil Affairs Coordination Office. The …

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Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on

Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two states. Seven full decades since the adoption of this resolution, the Palestinian people, …

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Abbas meets UN chief in New York

  President Mahmoud Abbas with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York. (WAFA photo/Usama Falah) NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas met on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on the sideline of the 72nd UN General Assembly meeting in New …

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Palestinians decry church patriarch’s role in land deal

Greek Orthodox Church plunged into renewed crisis as its leaders are accused of selling off land to Jewish settlers. Occupied East Jerusalem – The Greek Orthodox Church has been plunged into a renewed crisis in the Holy Land as its leaders are accused of selling off land to extremist Jewish settlers …

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