Archive for April, 2012

Co-operative Group Move to End Illegal Settlement Links

Press Release – Boycott Israel Network – BIN

Media Release: Campaigners welcome Co-operative Group move to end trade links with companies that source goods from illegal settlements Read more »

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations – 30 Apr

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 April 2012) Written by PCHR Thursday, 26 April 2012 Read more »

Science under Siege

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Al-Hurriya boys’ school in the Zeitoun neighbourhood of Gaza held its end-of-year Science Exhibition on Thursday, to showcase the students’ science projects to officials from the Education Ministry, parents, and local personalities. Over 100 people gathered … Read more »

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 April 2012) Read more »

The Gas Fields Off Gaza: A Gift Or A Curse?

Press Release – Al-Shabaka – The Palestinian Policy Network

Thirteen years after the discovery of gas fields off the coast of Gaza, efforts to develop them remain deadlocked despite the international backing the project enjoys. Meanwhile the besieged Gaza Strip suffers prolonged power cuts and the Palestinian … Read more »

Haniyeh Calls On Arab World: Consolidate with Palestinians

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

Ismail Haniyeh, the Palestinian prime minister, urged the Arab Muslim world to support Palestinians and strengthen their steadfastness and persistence Palestinian land. Read more »

PCHR Warns Against Obstruction of Detainees’ Visitation

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

PCHR Warns Against the Continuing Obstruction of Detainees’ Visitation at Detention Centers of ISS Wednesday, 25 April 2012 Read more »

Soldiers In Civilian Clothing Shot At Palestinians

Press Release – B’Tselem

Soldiers In Civilian Clothing Shot At Palestinians Who, Thinking They Were Being Robbed, Sought To Defend Their Property; One Palestinian Killed Read more »

Update on the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Press Release

ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organisation Ramallah, 25 April 2012 On 17 April 2012, Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons launched a mass hunger strike demanding an end to administrative detention, isolation and other punitive … Read more »

Update on the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Press Release – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Assoc

On 17 April 2012, Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons launched a mass hunger strike demanding an end to administrative detention, isolation and other punitive measures taken against Palestinian prisoners including the denial of family visits … Read more »

Troubled by Israel’s Approval of West Bank Outposts

Press Release – UN Department of Public Information

Troubled by Israel’s Approval of West Bank Outposts, Secretary-General Reiterates Settlement Activity Illegal Under International Law The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Read more »

Hasan El-Safadi And His Mum In Critical Condition

Press Release – Ahrar-Wledna – Gaza

Hasan el-Safadi and his mother are now in a critical condition, after many days of a food strike. Read more »

Palestinian Female Prisoners Start Food Strike

Press Release – Ahrar-Wledna – Gaza

Palestinian Female Prisoners Start Food Strike Ahrar-Wledna Wednesday 25 April 2012 Palestinian female prisoners in the Israeli occupation prison of Hasharoon, today started a food strike for two days, every week. Ahmad el-Bitawi, of the Solidarity … Read more »

Settlers attack Chilean delegation in Al-Khalil

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

A group of Zionist settlers attacked, on Tuesday, the Chilean Parliamentary solidarity delegation during its visit to the old town and the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil, south of the West Bank. Read more »

Haniyeh: Blockade Increases Unemployment

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

Gaza-Interior Ministry Mr.Ismail Haniyeh ,the head of the Palestinian government in Gaza, has confirmed that the blockade imposed on Gaza Strip for more than five years, prevents a lot of university graduates obtaining suitable jobs using their … Read more »

How many walls will secure the Zionist regime in Palestine?

Column – Franklin Lamb

It may be that researchers would want to examine as long ago as the period from the 3rd century BC until the beginning of the 17th century in order to find a regime so frenetically building walls and barriers in a hopeless quest to hold onto stolen … Read more »

After 18 years .. IOA freed a prisoner in Jerusalem

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) on Wednesday morning released the prisoner Ali Mohamed Tawfiq E’oissat (38 years) from the neighborhood of Al-Mukaber Mount South Jerusalem, after serving his sentence of 18 years. Read more »

Hunger Strike: Administration Increases Repressive Measures

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

Palestinian prisoners confirmed on Tuesday that they will continue their hunger strike despite Israeli authorities escalating a series of punitive measures against the hunger-strikers. Read more »

Families in Gaza Move into New UN-Built Shelters

Press Release – United Nations

New York, Apr 24 2012 12:10PM More than 1,300 Palestinians living in Gaza’s Khan Younis camp will move into 223 housing units built by the United Nations agency assisting refugees in that area, with the financial support the Netherlands, it was announced … Read more »

Sa’adat Joins Open Food Strike

Article – Ahrar-Wledna – Gaza
Saturday 21 April 2012 1:03 PM

Isolated Ahmad Sa’adat, Secretary General of the Popular Front for Liberating Palestine, declares open food strike, in spite of his age and bad health condition.

Isolated A’ahed Abu Ghalameh, at Ramon jail, Representative of the Front, in the Central Leadership Committee, confirmed the news of Sa’adat’s food strike, in spite of his age and health condition. Read more »

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