Archive for February, 2014

Gaza: Press Statement – Government Weekly Meeting

Press Release – Palestinian Government in Gaza

The Palestinian Government denounces the Israeli Knesset deliberations on assuming full sovereignty over Al Aqsa Mosque. It appeals to the Government of Jordan, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take action to put an … Read more »

Omar and the Checkpoint: Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Column – Ramzy Baroud

Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. He was accompanied by his father. On the way back, the … Read more »

There’s pride in resistance, not apartheid

Press Release – Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

We are Arabs, Jews, Mori, Pkeh, Asians, Pasifika. We are queer. We value the work that LGBTI activists before us have done to improve the lives of queers in Aotearoa and the world over. We value Pride for creating a queer-positive space where our … Read more »

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against civilians

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) An aggregate collector was killed and another was wounded, east of Gaza City, in excessive use of force. Israeli … Read more »

Recap: Private screening of Omar/Opening weekend showtimes

Press Release – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – ADC

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | February 21, 2014- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) hosted a private screening of the Oscar nominated Palestinian film Omar at the Angelika Film … Read more »

Dr. Ashrawi meets with J Street leadership delegation

Press Release – PLO

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi addressed a visiting J Street leadership delegation that was led by its Founder and President, Jeremy Ben-Ami. This was part of a series of meetings with Palestinian officials that was conducted at the PLO … Read more »

Israeli warships fire shells at Rafah City coast

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

Israeli warships fire two shells at a coastal National Security Service camp in Rafah City, no injuries reported. Read more »

Wellington action: Don’t dance with Israeli apartheid

Press Release – Fightback

This years NZ Festival includes four performances by the Israeli Batsheva dance company. Batsheva is an integral part of Israels Brand Israel public relations campaign. Read more »

Gaza: Ashrawi meets with Mission Director of Mercy Corps

Press Release – PLO

February 17, 2014 Dr. Ashrawi meets with Mission Director of Mercy Corps in the West Bank and Gaza, Stuart Willcuts Read more »

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against civilians

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Israeli forces continued to open fire at border areas in the Gaza Strip. – 4 civilians were wounded in the northern … Read more »

Gaza Govt Promotes Human Rights Training

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

The Gaza Interior Ministry today announced that the Reform and Rehabilitation Center in collaboration with an Independent Commission for Human Rights on Wednesday began a specialized course entitled Human rights, Inmates and Law Enforcement at … Read more »

Palestinian Government in Gaza

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

The Palestinian Government in Gaza held its weekly meeting No 328 and concluded with the following political statement: Read more »

Israeli authorities responded to PCHR demand

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Ref: 12/2014 Date: 12 February 2014 Time: 09:00 GMT Concerning “Pillar of Defense” Victims, For the First Time Israeli Committee Headed by General Doron Almog Initiates Investigation in a Case Followed-up by PCHR For the first time concerning operation … Read more »

Israel blockade paralyzes Gaza economy

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

The economy of the Gaza Strip has deteriorated in recent years as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade and closure of crossings into the Palestinian territory. Many businesses have gone bankrupt and shops have been closed due to the blockade … Read more »

Israeli forces raid Ein Hijleh as villagers remain steadfast

Press Release – Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

Large amounts of Israeli forces and Border Police have made several attempts to raid the reclaimed village of Ein Hijleh and in return the villagers stopped their forced advancement into the center of the village. There were many cases of teargas suffocation … Read more »

Crackdown on human rights activists in Palestine

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

With the arrest of two international human rights activists at Salem Military Court, in Jenin district, on Wednesday 29th January 2014, the total number of arrests of activists in the past month has risen to five, and the number of deportations to … Read more »

Who will heal the running sore in the East?

Article – Stuart Littlewood

Do world leaders today even know the underlying causes of the Holy Lands misery? Hansard is the official verbatim report of proceedings in the UK parliament. Youd expect powerful intellectual stimulation, especially from the House of Lords, but … Read more »

PCHR and IDMC Issue Report on Israeli Violations

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Ref: 06/2014 Date: 2 February 2014 PCHR and IDMC Issue Report on Israeli Violations in Access Restricted Areas Read more »

Protests planned against Israeli dance company

Press Release – Aotearoa BDS Network

Wellington-based supporters of Palestinian rights will protest against scheduled performances of the Israeli Batsheva Dance Company at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington later this month. Read more »

UN Urges Halt to Displacement of Palestinians by Demolitions

Press Release – UN News

A senior United Nations relief official today called for a halt to the displacement of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, after 66 people, including 36 children, were uprooted in the latest round of Israeli demolitions in the area. Read more »

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