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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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Brief study on the support for two-state solution among Israeli Jews and Palestinians

Support for the two state solution rises among Palestinians but declines among Israeli Jews, while support for a comprehensive peace agreement remains unchanged among Palestinians but drops among Israeli Jews. But a package of incentives shows that attitudes are flexible  on both sides, and motivates significant shift in favor of …

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Al-Aqsa crisis: Opening a Pandora’s box of Israeli fears over Temple Mount

A week after the 1967 war, two poets sat down together to talk: Haim Guri, long identified with the Zionist left, and Uri Zvi Grinberg, who was always considered Israel’s right-wing nationalist prophet of doom. Guri was celebrating victory in that war, and especially the conquest of Jerusalem. “The Temple …

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Israeli court indicts 5 Jerusalemite Palestinians over social media ‘incitement’

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Five Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem were indicted by an Israeli court on charges of “incitement” on social media, Israeli news website Ynet reported on Monday. According to Ynet, the five Palestinians — identified as Muhammad Mahimar, 19, from Anata, Sufian Mahmoud, 26, from Issawiya, Muhammad Samasana, 23, …

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Between Aqsa protests and BDS, a new Palestinian resistance dawns?

Two weeks of shared solidarity and non-violent resistance among Jerusalem’s Palestinian Arab population have achieved wonders, far more than forcing Israel’s occupying authorities to drop the new security measures they had imposed restricting access to the Al-Aqsa mosque, following the killing of two Israeli guards. These events have galvanized a new dynamic …

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Religious official cautions against rumors on Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The President of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, urged caution on Monday over reports alleging that Israeli forces had caused major damages inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound over recent days. Israeli authorities shut down the Al-Aqsa compound for almost three days following a deadly …

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G4S complicit in Israel’s attempt to take over al-Aqsa

A video screenshot shows G4S vehicles carrying equipment Israel used to restrict Palestinian access to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.   Palestinians are raising the alarm that global security giant G4S was involved in Israel’s thwarted plan to tighten control over the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. …

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Army starts installation of new military tower in Hebron

Hebron/ PNN/ Several Israeli military jeeps and bulldozers invaded, Sunday, Palestinian lands in Kharsa area, south of Dura town, southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, and started bulldozing them to install a military tower. No’man Amro, the head of Doura Town Council, said the soldiers are bulldozing lands close to …

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PA to deliver referral on the Israeli settlements file to the ICC

RAMALLAH, July 30, 2017 (WAFA) – Minister of Foreign affairs Riyad al-Malki Sunday announced that Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor will receive in the upcoming days a referral on the Israeli settlements’ file to the ICC. Al-Malki told Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian side is awaiting …

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