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Israeli govt formation Israel’s new government: More of the same old ahead

Israel might see the end of the Benjamin Netyanyahu era tomorrow. However, it is doubtful whether the new government of change will actually be any different despite the protestations of the protagonists

Protest against expansion of Jewish settlements repressed

The protests were organized against the illegal confiscation of land in Beita and Huwara villages to build a road for Jewish settlers.

Biased news coverage Israel-Palestine In open letter, journalists call for unbiased coverage of Palestine and Israeli occupation 

The letter blames the media for failing to fulfill its duty of reporting the truth and holding the powerful accountable, in the process covering up and sanitizing Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and war crimes

Israeli intimidation, oppression of Palestinians continues unabated through the weekend

Israeli forces over the last 3 days violently assaulted journalists, arrested prominent Palestinians activists resisting evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian runners taking part in a solidarity race in support of Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli forces attack Palestinian marathon runners demanding end to forced evictions

At least 23 runners were injured on June 4 when Israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades on a marathon in East Jerusalem.

Israel intensifies persecution of its Palestinian citizens over opposition

Israel’s security forces have waged a campaign and arrested more than 3,000 Palestinian citizens since the second week of May this for their participation in protests against Israeli aggression at Al-Aqsa and in Gaza, calling it “operation law and order”

UNRWA Sheikh Jarrah evictions UNRWA calls Palestinian families’ eviction from Sheikh Jarrah illegal

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini visited Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday where Palestinians have been protesting Israel’s eviction move since last month

Right-wing leader Naftali Bennett may become Israel’s next prime minister

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party have reached an agreement to form a coalition government which might end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. Bennett was also a firm supporter of the recent bombing of Gaza

Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel

In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities

In urgent UNHRC special session on Palestine, India chooses silence

In the May 27th historic special session for a commission of inquiry across historic Palestine, India abstained from voting, preferring to look away from lives brutally taken away and still more condemned to spend it in trauma in Gaza

UN Human Rights Council forms commission to probe rights violations in Palestine; Israel won’t cooperate

The commission will investigate violations of all humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel over the past two months

Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine

The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be “political” in nature

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