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Palestine FM: King Abdullah visit very important, comes in critical time

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian minister of Foreign Affairs, Riad Al-Malki on Monday said that the visit of King of Jordan Abdullah II is very important because it comes at a critical time. Al-Malki said that a joint assessment of the events was made, regarding the direct Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa …

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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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UN OCHA: Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | July 2017: Increasing Settler Violence

Only 24 per cent of the US$25 million appeal for urgent humanitarian interventions in the Gaza Strip, launched in early July, have been secured so far; ongoing electricity blackouts for 18-20 hours a day Since the 2014 conflict, UNMAS destroyed 29 metric tonnes of explosive material from 149 unexploded aerial …

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Israeli forces detain Jerusalemite lawmaker, 2 months after release from prison

Muhammad Abu Tair (File) JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces re-detained Palestinian Jerusalemite lawmaker Muhammad Abu Tair, 66, two months after he was released from Israeli custody after serving a 17 month prison sentence. Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained Abu Tair from his home in the West Bank town of …

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Israel completes construction of separation wall in South Hebron Hills

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have reportedly completed the construction of a 26-mile section of Israel’s separation wall — deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004 — in the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank. Israeli media reported on Wednesday that the concrete barrier was erected between …

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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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Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians, PLC deputy, in overnight West Bank raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 21 Palestinians, including a deputy of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in overnight raids between Tuesday and Wednesday across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence …

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Water deal tightens Israel’s control over Palestinians

Agreement fails to address the fundamental concept of water as a shared resource, critics say. It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. …

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IOF raid headquarters of newly founded security committee in Hebron

Hebron/ PNN/ Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday morning stormed the headquarters of the Special Security Committee which was set up by the governor of Hebron, Kamel Hameid. The committee was set up in cooperation with the municipality, and aims to provide police and security services to monitor the Palestinian markets …

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July: Examples of inflammatory comments by Israeli officials

Ramallah/ PNN/ PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: “The real incitement stems from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and its enslavement of an entire nation. The Israeli hardline extremist government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for generating a culture of hate and racism in Israel, inciting violence and …

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