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Six killed as Netanyahu throws match onto Jerusalem powder keg

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 21 July 2017 Muhammad Sharaf Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded on Friday as thousands protested across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip over new Israeli measures infringing on Palestinian worship at al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem. Three settlers were fatally stabbed in …

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UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

17 July 2017 – A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, including the deteriorating situation in Gaza, inadequate protection for detained children and increasing obstacles being faced by …

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Locals clash with Israeli police outside of Al-Aqsa amid ongoing closure

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinians and Israeli police clashed outside of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Saturday, as the holy site remained under lockdown for the second consecutive day following a deadly shooting attack inside the compound that left two Israeli border policemen killed and three Palestinian assailants shot dead.Israeli police …

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Minimizing Medical Referrals Abroad Jeopardizes Patients’ Lives

Ref: 53/2017 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest updates of the External Medical Treatment Department in the Gaza Strip manifested in Ramallah’s Ministry of Health minimizing medical referrals abroad, without explaining reasons, for patients suffering from serious health problems that cannot be treated …

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PA extends detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat

09 July 2017 Yesterday, 8 July 2017, The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ramallah extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat for 48 hours. Addameer’s lawyer Anas Al-Barghouthi said that interrogation with Barakat was about “taking photos” of the motorcade of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah near a checkpoint east …

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Three Years after Israel’s Military Assault on Gaza, International Community Must Ensure an End to Collective Punishment and Impunity

7th of July 2017 marks the third anniversary since Israel’s relentless military assault on Gaza codenamed “Operation Protective Edge” (OPE). The downpour of Israel’s military might lasted for 51 days, leaving thousands of casualties, destroying more than ten thousand houses, public facilities and private properties, and resulting in systematic violations …

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Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research- poll No. 64

5 July 2017  Widespread public rejection of two PA’s decisions: to reduce salary payments to its Gazan employees, and to suspend payment to cover the cost of Israeli-supplied electricity to the Gaza Strip; in the meanwhile, an almost total consensus rejects pressure on the PA to terminate payments to Palestinian …

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Open Letter to UNSG Re Slandering statements against Palestinian NGOs Al-Haq and Al-Mezan

OPEN LETTER – THE OBSERVATORY H.E. Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid CC. Andrew Gilmour, Representative of the UN Secretary General on Reprisals CC. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders July 4, 2017   …

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Gaza Energy: Occupation begins reducing electricity provided to Gaza

Gaza/ PNN/ The Israeli occupation authorities on Monday morning have reduced 8 megawatts of the electricity capacity feeding Gaza from Israeli lines: an initial step to implement the recently announced decisions to gradually reduce power provided to Gaza. The Energy Authority in Gaza said that the decisions were made at …

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PA blocks 11 websites in West Bank, denies political motivations

Bethlehem (Ma’an) — At least 11 Palestinian news websites — all allegedly affiliated with either the Hamas movement or Muhammad Dahlan, political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — have been blocked in the occupied West Bank, with top-level officials from the Palestinian Authority (PA) insisting to Ma’an that the …

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