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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

19th Jul 2013

Palestine: Fatah, Israel snub Kerry draft peace plan

Palestinian politicians rebuffed Thursday a peace blueprint hashed out by US Secretary of State John Kerry with president Mahmoud Abbas in a major blow to the American politician’s marathon peace efforts. A senior Fatah official said the party wanted changes … Continued

18th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israeli army attacks journalists near Jerusalem

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that five journalists have been injured on Wednesday after being violently attacked by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The journalists were holding a … Continued

18th Jul 2013

Palestine: Tisha B’Av March in East Jerusalem marked by violence and property damage

By Ida Vanhainen   IMEMC News & agencies: In Bab-al-Asbat area, in occupied East Jerusalem, the annual Tisha B’Av march led to violence. The Jewish occasion, which marks “the grieving of the temple destruction”, invoked violence when a group of … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israel to approve another 1,000 homes in West Bank illegal settlements

Israeli authorities are expected on Wednesday to give the green light for the construction of 1,071 new homes in six illegal West Bank settlements, watchdog Peace Now said in a statement on Tuesday. The news came as US Secretary of … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Palestine: Israel razes Bedouin village for 53rd time in three years

[A boy stands on the remains of a home destroyed by Israel in the Bedouin village of al-Araqeeb in the Negev Dessert in this undated photo. (Photo: Emanuel Yellin)]   Israeli forces used bulldozers to demolish Bedouin-owned sheds in the … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Palestine: Dozens injured in Jerusalem protest

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported Monday that dozens of Palestinians have been injured after being violently attacked by Israeli soldiers and police officers, during a protest against the Prawer plan that would forcibly displace between … Continued

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