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Palestinian security forces shoot, kill ‘wanted criminal’ in Hebron district

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces shot and killed a man and critically injured another early Wednesday morning in the town of Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to security sources that said police sought to arrest the men on criminal and drug-related charges. Security sources told …

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Israeli Forces Detain a Palestinian Patient While Crossing Erez

  At 16:30 on Sunday, 10 September 2017, Israeli forces took to detention and interrogation Fadel Mazen Abu Hasira, 27 years old and a resident of Al-Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City. Accompanied by his mother, Fadel was on his way to receive treatment for his right leg in Makassed Hospital …

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Israel mulls building largest settlement inside Palestinian neighborhood: NGO

The Israeli regime is thinking over granting construction permits that will create the largest settlement inside a Palestinian neighborhood, an NGO says. According to Peace Now, an anti-settlement Israeli NGO, the Local Committee for Planning and Construction of Jerusalem al-Quds was discussing on Sunday issuing permits for constructing 176 settler …

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Israel turns blind eye to ‘plundering’ of Palestinian historical sites

Ramallah: Antiques looters and smugglers are being given free rein in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank to continue plundering Palestinian history and heritage, it is claimed. Despite successes by the Palestinian Antiques and Ruins Police in cracking down on unlawful excavations from archeological sites in West Bank cities, they …

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Israeli authorities demolish parts of Palestinian cemetery in Jerusalem

Part of the wall of the ‘martyrs’ cemetery that was demolished (MaanImages) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Monday morning demolished parts of the outer wall of a Palestinian cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources.Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the committee for the preservation of Islamic cemeteries …

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Foreign ministry slams Israel’s decision to close Jerusalem’s Golden Gate

RAMALLAH, September 10, 2017 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs condemned on Sunday the decision of the Israeli public prosecutor to shut down the Golden Gate, one of the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The ministry said Israeli authorities are gradually altering the historical status quo …

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Under pressure, Palestinian Authority suspends funds to Prisoners’ Club

Ramallah: The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has suspended all of its funding for the Palestinian Prisoner Club (PPC) in a move expected to spark a huge outcry in Palestinian society. The measure is seen as a ploy to shut down the 11 Prisoner Club branches in West Bank cities as …

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Palestinian Christians call on Greek Orthodox Patriarch to resign over land sales

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Hundreds of Palestinians protesting outside of the Jaffa Gate entrance to occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City reportedly called for the resignation of Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III on Saturday, over the alleged sale of church property to Israeli settler groups. According to Palestinian Wafa news agency, the …

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