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Cabinet vows to investigate Human Rights Watch findings

The Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, reviewed in its weekly meeting on Wednesday the latest Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian areas and vowed to investigate its findings and recommendations in cooperation with all related parties and authorities, according …

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Human Rights Watch praises repeal of articles against women in Palestinian law

The international rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), praised on Thursday the Palestinian Authority’s recent repeal of what it said were “certain discriminatory provisions against women” in Palestinian law, describing the act as “a good first step toward what should be the repeal of a series of such measures.”

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جهود “تنمية واعلام المرأة- تام” تثمر بتعديل قانون العقوبات

اصدر مجلس الوزراء قرارا بتعديل قانون العقوبات رقم 16 لعام 1960، بإضافة فقرة خامسة للمادة 99 تنص على أن يستثنى من أحكام هذه المادة جرائم قتل النساء على خلفية “شرف العائلة”

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Will end of land-for-pay program kill Palestinian reconciliation?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Nov. 7, Minister of Local Governance Hussein al-Araj announced that all government land allocated after Oct. 2, 2017, in the Gaza Strip was done illegally. New allocations of land are postponed until further notice. The land allocation issue evolved from Hamas not being able …

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Palestine takes its first step as Interpol member state

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Oct. 12, at a meeting in Ramallah of the committee formed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to follow up on his country’s accession to Interpol, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah decided to establish the Interpol National Central Bureau for Palestine. This comes after Interpol approved the membership of the Palestinian territories at …

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Israel to postpone controversial ‘annexation’ bill: Anonymous official

Move may signal Netanyahu wants to discuss bill with US, which has been seeking to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone a vote on a controversial bill that critics say would amount to the de facto annexation of Israeli settlements surrounding Jerusalem, an …

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Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s 1967 …

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Military court in Gaza gives suspects 10 days to hand themselves in

The Permanent Military Court in Gaza issued a 10-day ultimatum on Wednesday for five suspects to surrender themselves to the military judiciary, Safa News Agency has reported. The court said that the five suspects would be classified as fugitives if they do not comply, and will be tried and sentenced in absentia. …

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Why Palestine needs national library more than presidential palace

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Does Palestine need a new presidential palace or a national library? When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas opted for the latter, he received the approval of the country’s academics and book buffs, who herald the future library as a major tool to bring together Palestine’s scattered archives. …

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