Archive for December, 2013

PCHR calls for investigations

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Ref: 129/2013 Date: 30 December 2013 Time: 12:25 GMT PCHR Calls for Investigating Death of Man and Injury of another One in Regrettable Incidents in Jenin The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls upon the Attorney General in Ramallah to open … Read more »

Statement on the release of prisoners

Press Release – Embassy of Israel in Wellington

The Government authorized the release of 26 additional Palestinian prisoners who perpetrated offenses prior to the Oslo accords and have served sentences of 19-28 years. In the wake of the Government’s 28 July 2013 decision to resume the diplomatic … Read more »

Special Report on Prisoners & detainees from the Gaza Strip

Press Release – UFree

Since 1967 the Israeli occupation arrested more than 700,000 Palestinians, 250,000 of whom were residents of the Gaza Strip making up 35% of all arrests, a high percentage considering the small size of the Strip, and the small population compared to the … Read more »

USA A Powerless Peace Broker – Jamal Kanj

Opinion – Jamal Kanj

PALESTINIANS and Israelis have met more than twenty times since July 2013 with little progress. Israel security issues dwarfed the final status negotiators while it continued to build, at an accelerated rate, “Jewish only” colonies undermining the very peace … Read more »

Israel marks 5th anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

On the fifth anniversary of its brutal Operation Cast Lead, Israel launched a series of attacks on the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, injuring at least two people. One of the injured has been identified as Salem al-Asi, aged 41 years. Read more »

Israeli Demolition of Arab Homes Breaks International Law

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees today condemned Israels latest demolitions in the West Bank which have displaced 68 people, including 32 children, in the depths of winter, saying it is violating international law and calling … Read more »

Israeli killed in shooting attack at Gaza fence

Press Release – Embassy of Israel in Wellington

An Israeli civilian Salah Abu Latif, 22 of Rahat was shot and killed by sniper fire near the Israeli-Gaza border fence. PM Netanyahu” “This is a very severe incident and we will not let it go unanswered”. Read more »

Systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians continue

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Read more »

President Peres extends Christmas greetings

Press Release – Embassy of Israel

President Peres visited the Franciscan Catholic Church in Ramla in honor of Christmas and delivered a festive greeting to Christians all over the world. Read more »

Israeli forces kill a Palestinian civilian

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Ref: 126/2013 Date: 22 December 2013 Time: 10:38 GMT In Excessive Use of force, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 4 Others, Including Child, in 2 Separate Incidents in the Northern Gaza Strip On Friday, 20 December 2013, Israeli … Read more »

Israel and Saudi Arabia: Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend?

Column – INSS Insight

Recent reports and commentaries have suggested that a rapprochement between Israel and Saudi Arabia is underway. Indeed, both countries are eager to prevent Iran from achieving military nuclear capability and would like to curb Iranian attempts to … Read more »

UNRWA’s Bitter Winter Solstice

Opinion – Franklin Lamb

It is Winter Solstice in the Levant. This is the day which astronomically marks the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of daysa day which, since ancient times, has been celebrated with festivals, gatherings, rituals, feasting, … Read more »

Israel navy confisicates fishing equipent in Gaza waters

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli Naval Forces Chased Palestinian Fishermen and Confiscated their Fishing Equipment in the Gaza Waters Read more »

Founder of Gaza Community Mental Health Program remembered

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Obituary of Great National Struggler If They Are Gone, Their Actions Speak for Them As we terribly need the presence of such patriot and loyal persons, Dr. Iyad Rajab al-Sarraj, Director and Founder of Gaza Community Mental Health Program, have passed … Read more »

BDS: Permanent Address for Palestinian Solidarity

Column – Ramzy Baroud

The intellectual dishonesty of Israels supporters is appalling. But in some odd way, it is also understandable. How else could they respond to the massively growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign? Read more »

Palestinian Human Rights Defender Dies at 69

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj, Palestinian psychiatrist and Commissioner-General of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens Rights, passed away in Gaza a few hours ago. Read more »

2014 Could Be ‘Moment Of Truth’ For Middle East Peace

Press Release – UN News

With another release by Israel of Palestinian prisoners set for later this month, the top United Nations envoy for the Middle East urged both sides to refrain from any actions which could undermine the prospects for progress in what has been an … Read more »

International appeal made by EQA in Gaza

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

Gaza, ALRAY – Environment Quality Authority (EQA) in Gaza has launched an urgent appeal to the international organizations and world humanity to salvage the Gaza Strip. Read more »

Snow adds to Gaza’s woes

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

Snow is falling in Gaza, adding another layer of misery to the freezing and flooded conditions being experienced by its besieged population. Most homes have been without electricity for 24 of the last 36 hours, many streets are under water, and schools … Read more »

Hanneya, Russia call for end to Gaza Blockade

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

Palestinian Ministry for the Interior in Gaza reports that Palestinian premier in Gaza Ismail Haneyya has asked Russia to intervene to lift the siege on Gaza Strip and to end its power crisis. Read more »

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