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Hamas closing Gaza's mobile phone company over 'tax dodge'

GAZA CITY (AFP) — Hamas authorities ordered Friday the closure of the offices of Jawwal, the only mobile phone company operating in the Gaza Strip, accusing it of tax dodging.The order could mean a shut-down of all mobile telephone services in the coastal enclave.”Public prosecutor Ismail Jabr has issued an …

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Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (56) PRESS RELEASE

9 June 2015 With only one third of Palestinians satisfied with the Gaza War accomplishments and only one third satisfied with the performance of the reconciliation government, half of Gazans say they are thinking about emigrating and the largest percentage believes that Israel came out a winner in the battle …

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Gaza security services assault al-Jazeera journalist

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian journalist working for al-Jazeera has accused Palestinian police in the Gaza Strip of physically assaulting him while covering a Turkish minister’s visit to the coastal enclave on Sunday.Journalist Muhammad Fayyad told the Palestinian Journalists’ Union that when he arrived at the Gazan Ministry of …

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7.4 % فقط من هجمات المستوطنين انتهت بالإدانة

اشتكت منظمة حقوقية إسرائيلية من عدم جدية شرطة الاحتلال في التعامل مع الهجمات التي ينفذها مستوطنون ضد الفلسطينيين، بالضفة الغربية المحتلة. وقالت منظمة “ييش دين” بالعبرية (يوجد قانون كما يعني اسمها بالعربية)، التي تتابع هجمات المستوطنين على الفلسطينيين وتوثقها لمتابعتها مع سلطات الاحتلال الإسرائيلية: “بين الفينة والأخرى يقع حدث يهز البلاد وبخاصة عند وقوع جريمة خطيرة ضد الفلسطينيين على …

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HRW: Arrests of Palestinian students over politics worrying

RAMALLAH (AFP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused the Palestinian security forces of arresting or questioning West Bank students over their political opinions, saying several had been mistreated.”It is deeply worrying that students are being held by Palestinian forces for no apparent reason other than their connection to Hamas …

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Israeli soldier: We bombed civilian targets in Gaza for entertainment

An Israeli soldier said that he and his colleagues bombed civilian targets in the Gaza Strip during last year’s war on the enclave for entertainment. During an interview with French Le Monde newspaper in Jerusalem yesterday, the soldier who identified himself as Arieh, 20, said: “I was called to service …

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Islamic Jihad: PA arresting members in West Bank

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – The Islamic Jihad movement on Saturday accused the Palestinian Authority of arresting and harassing its members in the occupied West Bank.Islamic Jihad said in a statement that PA security forces had arrested members in Jenin, Tulkarem, Ramallah, and Hebron governorates.The statement alleged that the PA had …

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 28 April 2015)

Israeli forces killed 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 38 others in the West Bank and Jerusalem. – The child was killed at a military checkpoint, east of occupied Jerusalem. – The second civilian was killed after he stabbed an Israeli soldier, who stopped him at an electronic gate near …

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Hamas police beat, arrest protesters at Gaza rally

GAZA CITY (AFP) — Police in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip beat and arrested protesters on Wednesday at a youth rally in the north of the besieged coastal territory, an AFP correspondent said.More than 400 demonstrators gathered in Shujaiyeh, a neighborhood in eastern Gaza City that was razed during a July-August …

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Hamas student list victorious in Birzeit University elections

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A student list affiliated with Hamas on Wednesday came out on top in the closely-watched student elections at Birzeit University near Ramallah. A day after thousands turned out for a student debate between Fatah, Hamas, and the leftist parties participating, the Islamic List emerged victorious with 26 …

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