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Palestinians demand legal protection after ‘honour’ killing of Israa Gharib

“No to violence against women!” Palestinian women and men of all ages shouted, marching from Bethlehem’s manger square down to Beit Sahour. “From Beit Sahour to the government leaders, we need laws to protect women!” Saturday afternoon, August 31, a group of almost 100 people gathered in the middle of …

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Israel officials prepare for mass demolition in occupied East Jerusalem

November 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Published in: Israel, Middle East, News, Palestine Israeli officials from the Jerusalem municipality and police examined five buildings in the Kafr Aqab neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem yesterday, in preparation for their demolition. The buildings, erected without the almost impossible to obtain “permit”, are currently home to some 138 …

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Israel demolishes two Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished two homes in an occupied East Jerusalemneighbourhood on Tuesday, displacing nine Palestinians. Israeli soldiers escorted bulldozers as they surrounded East Jerusalem’s Silwan district, closing all entrances and exits to the neighbourhood, according to Palestine based news agency Maan News Agency. The Israeli forces then forced the residents of the …

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Israeli state asks Supreme Court to forcibly transfer Khan al-Ahmar community

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli state has called on the Israeli Supreme Court to approve plans to demolish an entire Palestinian Bedouin community and forcibly transfer its residents to the town of Abu Dis, which human rights groups say would amount to a war crime. The state submitted its response …

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Bitter divorce? If you’re in Gaza, call Um Rashid

The Gharibs had a problem. Their son, Rami, 24, was under arrest after a bitter divorce saw a local court demand he pay his ex-wife a monthly allowance he could not afford. The only way out for the family, from the Jabaliya refugee camp, was to seek mediation between themselves and their …

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Israel rules against revoking Jerusalem residency of Palestinian parliamentarians

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) announced on Wednesday that the Israeli Supreme Court had accepted a petition issued by the groups amid a 10-year legal battle where Israeli authorities attempted to revoke the …

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Settlers move into East Jerusalem home after Israel evicts Palestinian family

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian family was evicted from their home of 53 years in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah early Tuesday morning, culminating a protracted legal battle by which Israeli authorities claim the property belongs to Israeli settlers. The displacement of the Shamasna family marked the …

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UN chief Guterres meets Israel’s Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist. On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met …

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Government denounces Torah-placing ceremony in Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood

JERUSALEM, August 25, 2017 (WAFA) – The Palestinian government Friday denounced the Torah scrolls-placing ceremony in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan as purely politically motivated. Government’s spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud slammed Israeli officials’ attendance of a ceremony to place Torah scrolls in a synagogue in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood as a …

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