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Ashrawi slams Israel for burying Palestinian bodies in cemeteries of numbers

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi denounced the Israeli government’s decision this week to bury the bodies of four Palestinians in so-called cemeteries of numbers in Israel. The Israeli state had announced on Wednesday that it had already buried the bodies of Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, Muhammad Tarayra, Muhammad …

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Israel rules against revoking Jerusalem residency of Palestinian parliamentarians

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) announced on Wednesday that the Israeli Supreme Court had accepted a petition issued by the groups amid a 10-year legal battle where Israeli authorities attempted to revoke the …

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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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