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2nd Aug 2013

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured near Hebron

IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported Thursday that several Palestinians have been injured, and one has been kidnapped, after Israeli soldiers and settlers attacked a funeral procession … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Palestine: Group of Israeli settlers attack Palestinian workers

A group of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian workers in a West Bank village near Nablus on Wednesday, a Palestinian Authority official told Ma’an news agency. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settler activity in the northern West Bank, said that that … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Palestinian and Israeli officials meet as analysts cast doubts on peace talks

Palestinian officials visited Israel’s parliament for the first time ever on Wednesday to meet their Israeli counterparts, as the two sides moved toward peace negotiations. The Knesset raised the Palestinian flag during a meeting among MPs, officials and businessmen from … Continued

31st Jul 2013

US: Mideast “peace talks” to last nine months

Israel and the western-backed Palestinian Authority will seek to reach a peace agreement within nine months and negotiators will meet again within two weeks after holding a “positive” first round of talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on … Continued

30th Jul 2013

US: Israel-Palestinian peace talks resume after three-year hiatus

Direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians have begun in Washington, D.C. Ahead of the talks, US foreign secretary John Kerry named former ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk as special envoy to guide the talks. [ Indyk was a deputy research director … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israel approves a new illegal settlement in Occupied Jerusalem

IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli TV, Channel 10, has reported that, despite an Israeli decision to release 104 Palestinian detainees and resume direct negotiations with the Palestinians, the Israeli Housing Ministry approved a new settlement “neighborhood” in the heart of occupied … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Palestine: Hamas reconsiders alliances after fall of Mursi

Al-Akhbar: There is increasing evidence that Hamas is reconsidering its alliances after having distanced itself from Iran and Hezbollah following the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. Hamas official Ahmad Youssef revealed to the press that his movement has been conducting … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israel Palestinian talks to resume in US

The US has announced that talks between Israel and Palestinian officials would begin Monday in Washington. The announcement comes after Israel approved a proposal to release Palestinian and Arab prisoners. The US State Department announced that preliminary talks between high-level … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Palestine: Protest tent evicted by Israeli troops south of Bethlehem

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: A group of around thirty protesters, including Palestinian, Israeli and international supporters of a Palestinian family whose home was recently demolished, were evicted Saturday from a protest tent they had set up on the … Continued

27th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israel snubs EU aid workers in West Bank, Gaza

Israel has halted cooperation with European delegates and aid workers in the West Bank and Gaza to protest the EU’s recent ban on funding projects in illegal Jewish settlements, media reported Friday. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon had given instructions to … Continued

27th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israeli settler shoots live ammunition at Palestinian human rights house in Hebron

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: A group of human rights workers engaged in the project ‘Youth Against Settlements’ in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, reported that late Friday night, a group of activists were sitting in front of … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israeli settlers start construction of 2 Units near Bethlehem

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Ahmad Salah, Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, has reported that a number of [Israeli] settlers started the construction of two units … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army fire in N Gaza

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources reported Thursday that a Palestinian teenager was shot and injured by Israeli military fire in Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The sources stated that Israeli … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israel planning West Bank settlement railway

By Ida Vanhainen   IMEMC News & agencies:  Despite PA rejection of the Israeli railway plan that would construct a 473 km long railway system running through most of the occupied West Bank, Israel pushes forward with the plan having … Continued

24th Jul 2013

US scholar backs out of Israel trip after consulate assigns her ‘subordinate’ status due to birth in Pakistan

By Philip Weiss More evidence if any were needed of the racially-discriminatory policies of Israeli border authorities. Last spring, Kavita Khory, a Professor of Political Science at Mount Holyoke College, signed up for a one-week, all expenses paid tour of … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Palestine: Abbas embarks on empty negotiations

  President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)   By Malik Samara Ramallah, (Al-AKhbar): Without consulting the people or representatives, the Palestinian leadership decided to unilaterally return to negotiations. The Palestinian street is being kept in the dark, while its leaders … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Palestine:Israelis attack Bedouin villages in the Negev

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: A group of around forty right-wing Israelis attacked the Palestinian Bedouin villages of Umm al-Hiran and Rakhama, located in the Negev desert, at around 4:30 am on Sunday morning, remaining there until around … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Palestine: Israeli human rights worker says Israeli soldier deliberately shot rubber-coated bullet at close range

[Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org] IMEMC Staff:  The spokesperson for the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, says that she believes she was deliberately targeted by an Israeli soldier on Friday who shot a rubber-coated steel bullet at her from close range. … Continued

20th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israelis, Palestinians agree on basis for new talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Israel and the Palestinians have come to an agreement that makes fresh peace talks possible. The two sides have not returned to the negotiation table for three years. Kerry’s announcement came at the … Continued

20th Jul 2013

Palestine: Woman shot during weekly protest in Nabi Saleh

By Ida Vanhainen IMEMC News: An Israeli human rights defender, identified as Sarit Michaeli was shot in the leg, by Israeli army fire, during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements in Nabi Saleh village, near the central … Continued

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