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PA to deliver referral on the Israeli settlements file to the ICC

RAMALLAH, July 30, 2017 (WAFA) – Minister of Foreign affairs Riyad al-Malki Sunday announced that Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor will receive in the upcoming days a referral on the Israeli settlements’ file to the ICC. Al-Malki told Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian side is awaiting …

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MADA Center condemns the storming of media offices and attacks on journalists

There has been a clear increase in attacks by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists in Jerusalem   Ramallah – 30/7/2017 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the widespread attacks carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists who carry out their duty in conveying …

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Voting closes in 14 West Bank municipalities that did not vote in May

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Voting closed Saturday night for “complimentary elections” held at polling stations in occupied West Bank municipalities that did not take part in regular elections held in May. Elections were held in 14 municipalities, which had not presented electoral lists in time for the May elections. The Palestinian Central …

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Israeli forces raid PalMedia headquarters in Ramallah, seize equipment and documents

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided the headquarters of PalMedia, a media production company, and searched several offices belonging to Arab and international news outlets in Ramallah city in the central occupied West Bank during dawn hours on Saturday, seizing equipment and documents from at least one of the offices, …

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‘We won’: Al-Aqsa Mosque reopened to all Palestinians

Worshippers of all ages enter mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after Israel lifts restriction on men under 50. Thousands of Palestinians have re-entered al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, after Israeli authorities lifted an age restriction it had placed earlier on Friday. The Islamic Waqf religious authority that administers the compound …

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Joyful Palestinian worshippers greeted with Israeli violence

Tens of thousands of worshippers flooded into Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound for the first time in nearly two weeks on Thursday after Israel removed security cameras overnight. But the rare scenes of Palestinian jubilation in Jerusalem were soon met with Israeli violence. Just an hour after the gates to al-Aqsa …

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Religious leaders call for resumption of prayer inside Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM, July 27, 2017 (WAFA) – The top religious leaders in Jerusalem Thursday called on Muslims to resume prayer inside Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel has removed all barriers installed over the past two weeks that were the reason Palestinians have refused to enter the Muslim holy compound. The religious leaders …

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UN chief welcomes news crisis in Jerusalem’s Old City has been ‘defused’

27 July 2017 – After days of mounting tensions over the situation around Jerusalem’s holy sites, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed news that the crisis in the Old City has been defused. In a statement issued by a UN spokesman, the Secretary-General welcomed the news that the crisis has been defused “in …

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Hamas kept on EU terrorism blacklist in court ruling

European Court of Justice says lower court’s 2014 challenge to designation did not consider all ‘facts and arguments’ The European Union’s top court kept Palestinian movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday, rejecting an earlier lower court’s challenge to the designation. Judges at the European Court of Justice …

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Palestinian journalists, medics, and 10-year-old girl injured in Al-Aqsa clashes

10-year-old Palestinian girl injured by Israeli forces during clashes around Al-Aqsa JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces injured scores of Palestinians, including medics, journalists, and a 10-year-old girl Tuesday night, as ongoing demonstrations against new Israeli security measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque were again brutally suppressed. The violent clashes came hours after …

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