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The Consequences of Israeli Impunity

One month ago, on 21 July, three Palestinians were killed in Jerusalem, two by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) and one by a settler. The killings came in the wake of peaceful protests against Israeli restrictions at Al-Aqsa, which escalated into clashes.  While the deaths of Mohammad Sharaf, Mohammad Lafi, and Mohammad …

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Israel demolishes Palestinian home in Silwan for 2nd time in a week

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities on Tuesday morning stormed the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem and demolished the same Palestinian home for the second time in a week.Witnesses told Ma’an that bulldozers, escorted by Jerusalem municipality officers and army forces, stormed the al-Bustan area of Silwan and demolished a …

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Israel demolishes kindergarten in Bedouin community near Jerusalem

An elementary school in Khan al-Ahmar slated for demolition by Israel (File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have reportedly demolished a kindergarten in the Bedouin community of Jabal al-Baba in the outskirts of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Israeli media reported Monday that the Israeli …

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 1 – 14 August 2017

Latest Developments On 17 August a Palestinian man blew himself up east of the Rafah crossing, in the Gaza Strip, killing a Hamas security staff and injuring four others. ​Biweekly highlights On 13 August, Gaza’s sole power plant turned off one of two operating turbines due to a shortage of fuel, …

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Fatah: Hamas invited to PNC if it ends its control over Gaza

Hamas must dissolve its administrative committee and end its control over Gaza before it can join the Palestinian National Council (PNC) meeting, Fatah spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi has announced. Al-Qawasmi said that the Palestinian Authority (PA) seeks to strengthen the Palestinian representation and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) ahead of its …

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Video: Israeli forces bring terror to Jerusalem hospital

This video shows Israeli occupation forces bringing terror and violence inside East Jerusalem’s Al-Makassed hospital. At one point, Israeli occupation forces tried to seize a critically wounded man who was being taken to surgery. The video shows medics and civilians attempting to protect the man, Muhammad Abu Ghanam, from being seized. …

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Ministry of health condemns UNRWA closing down Qalqilya hospital

Qalqilya/ PNN/ The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees on Monday said that it will close down its Qalqilya-based hospital, adding that all non-emergency services a including ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatment and the maternity ward, will stop by August 21. According to UNRWA, the …

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Greek Orthodox Church to appeal Israeli decision on contested property sale

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Greek Orthodox patriarch of occupied East Jerusalem announced on Sunday that the church would be appealing a recent Israeli court decision approving the sale of church property to right-wing settler organizations seeking to expand Jewish Israeli presence in East Jerusalem’s Old City. Patriarch Theophilos III spoke at a …

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15 Palestinians injured, 5 detained during Israeli raid on Kobar

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Fifteen Palestinians were injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets while tens of others suffered from severe tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli forces that erupted before dawn on Wednesday in the village of Kobar, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.Israeli forces raided …

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Human Rights Watch Israel: Jerusalem Palestinians Stripped of Status

  August 8, 2017 12:00AM EDT (Jerusalem) – Israel’s revocations of the residency status of thousands of Palestinians from East Jerusalem over the years illustrates the two-tiered system Israel maintains in the city, Human Rights Watch said today. The residency system imposes onerous requirements on Palestinians to maintain their status, with significant …

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