Archive for November, 2013

Weekly Report On Israeli Violations in Palestine: 21- 27 Nov

Column – Palestinian Human Rights Campaign

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 3 Palestinian civilians in Yatta, south of Hebron. They also wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 9 of whom, including the 3 children, were wounded … Read more »

Sourani Leaves Gaza for the Alternative Nobel Prize Ceremony

Press Release – Palestinian Human Rights Campaign

Lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), left the Gaza Strip on 27 November 2013 to Egypt, on his way to Sweden to participate in the Alternative Nobel Prize Ceremony. Read more »

Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians South of Hebron

Press Release – Palestinian Human Rights Campaign

On Tuesday evening, 26 November 2013, Israeli forces killed in 2 separate attacks of an extra-judicial execution and excessive use of lethal forces 3 Palestinian civilians in the vicinity of Yatta, south of Hebron. Read more »

Fishermen Arrested & Their Boat Confiscated in Rafah Waters

Press Release – Palestinian Human Rights Campaign

Israeli Naval Forces arrested 2 fishermen and confiscated their boat yesterday evening while sailing approximately 1 nautical mile off the Rafah seashore in the south of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the ongoing … Read more »

Gaza: Calls to End Suffering Due to Electricity Outages

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) and human rights organizations in the Gaza Strip express their deep concern for the deteriorating humanitarian conditions of the population of the Gaza Strip due to the continued tightened closure imposed … Read more »

The Plot Thickens: Gaza Flooded with Sewage and Conspiracies

Column – Ramzy Baroud

The latest punishment of Gaza may seem like another familiar plot to humiliate the strip to the satisfaction of Israel, Mahmoud Abbass Palestinian Authority, and the military-controlled Egyptian government. But something far more sinister is brewing. Read more »

Gaza Fuel Crisis Could Result In Humanitarian Catastrophe

Press Release – UN News

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for urgent action to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip, where a power shortage has disrupted health services, sent raw sewage flooding into the streets and left 1.7 … Read more »

Israeli Forces Arrest Patient while Heading Hospital

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly arresting a patient from the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces at Beit Hanoun “Erez” while he was heading to al-Muttale’ Hospital in Jerusalem for medical treatment. Read more »

Two Gaza Fishermen Arrested by Israeli Naval Forces

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

In another new incident in only one week, on Sunday, 17 November 2013, Israeli naval forces arrested two fishermen and confiscated their boat and 10 fishing items while they were fishing approximately one and a half nautical miles off the al-Waha Resort … Read more »

Israelis and Palestinians Must Not Undermine Renewed Talks

Press Release – UN News

Four months since their resumption, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have reached a delicate moment, the United Nations political chief told the Security Council today, warning that the consequences of failure would be dire for both parties. Read more »

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Israel carried out at least seven air strikes in Gaza on Tuesday evening, destroying two poultry farms and killing some 4000 chickens near Khan Younes. Strikes were also conducted in the north and south of Gaza, with no reports of casualties to date. Read more »

Palestine: Abbas Must Help Leukemia and Rheumatoid Patients

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is deeply concerned over the lives of the Leukemia and Rheumatoid patients in the Gaza Strip, because they have not received the necessary medications for more than 11 months. Read more »

First UN World Toilet Day as Gaza drowns in sewage

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

As streets in Gaza flow with excrement, as families stay awake until 2am to take advantage of the two hours that water will flow through the taps if they are lucky the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking … Read more »

The Settlements: Israel’s Albatross

Article – Alon Ben-Meir

The stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations that Secretary of State John Kerry worked relentlessly to reinvigorate four months ago have once again been stonewalled. The issue of the continuing building and expanding of Israeli settlements in the … Read more »

Gaza:Air Strikes on anniversary of Operation Pillar of Cloud

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Around 1430 on Thursday afternoon (0130 today, NZ time), the Israeli Air Force carried out air-strikes over east of Zaitoun and east of Beit Hanoun, reportedly targeting empty lands without causing casualties or damage. Read more »

The Exacerbating Electricity Crisis – Palestinian Government

Press Release – Alray Media Agency

In light of the continued siege on the Gaza Strip, and the silence on the humanitarian crises there, the government realized the need to give a detailed picture of the exacerbating electricity crisis: The electricity problem is not a problem of the … Read more »

Funding Gap Threatens UN Assistance to Palestinian Refugees

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations agency providing protection and assistance to some five million Palestinian refugees is facing a cash deficit that threatens to bring its operations to a standstill, its chief has warned, appealing to both traditional and new donors … Read more »

IOF Targets Farmers and Fishermen In Gaza

Press Release – Julie Webb

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided southern Gaza Strip areas on Thursday morning and fired at farmers forcing them to abandon working in their fields. Read more »

Gov: Palestinians entitled to defend themselves

Press Release – Alray Media Agency

The Palestinian Government stressed that the Palestinian people and resistance have the right to defend themselves by all possible means against Israel’s undeterred war crimes and aggressions. Read more »

IDF kill Four Palestinians in Khanyounis

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

Palestinian medical sources in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, have reported that Israeli war planes strikes killed 3 Palestinians at dawn Friday. Read more »

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