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7th Aug 2013

Palestine: Israeli army invades central Gaza

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Tuesday local sources have reported that several armored Israeli military vehicles and military bulldozers, carried out a limited invasion into the Al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and uprooted farmlands. The sources said that six … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Palestine: Twelve Palestinians kidnapped in West Bank

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies:Tuesday at dawn Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped twelve Palestinians. Local sources in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, have reported that the soldiers … Continued

6th Aug 2013

Palestine: Israeli soldier filmed kicking boy in Hebron

By Ida Vanhainen   IMEMC News & agencies: On Saturday afternoon, a group of Israeli soldiers were seen violently assaulting three young boys in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.         [Israeli soldier beating kid (Photo … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Israel expands list of illegal settlements on priority financing list

The Israeli government has expanded a list of settlements eligible for extra public funding. The move comes just days after the resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet on Sunday approved the expansion of the … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Palestine: Israeli army attacks nonviolent protesters in Jerusalem

IMEMC & Agencies: Thursday evening Israeli soldiers and police officers attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters nonviolently marching in occupied East Jerusalem against the Prawer Negev displacement plan. [Jerusalem Protest - Radio Bethlehem 2000] The protesters carried Palestinian flags, signs denouncing the … Continued

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

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