Palestine
Palestinians welcome resumption of US aid to UNRWA

In 2018, the Donald Trump-led US administration had stopped humanitarian aid to the UN agency which caters to the need of 5.7 million Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories and beyond

42-year-old Palestinian father of five is the latest victim of Israel’s ‘murder at checkpoint’

42-year-old Osama Mansour was shot in front of his wife while they were leaving an Israeli military checkpoint on their way back home. The soldiers fired on them after asking them to drive away following a search of the vehicle

Palestinian prisoner Rushdi Abu Mokh is released after 35 years in Israeli custody

Rushdi Abu Mokh was arrested in 1986 and charged along with three others with the murder of an Israeli soldier and membership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Palestinians commemorate Land Day across historical Palestine

On this day in 1976, the Israeli security forces killed six Palestinians and injured more than hundred.

Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Besides China, the Palestinian Authority has also received vaccines from other sources, including doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and Russian Sputnik V

Palestinians renew their pledge to resist Israeli occupation on Land Day

Since 1976, March 30 is celebrated as land day (yom al-ard) by Palestinians vowing to fight against Israeli occupation of their land and for Palestinian refugees’ right to return

Palestinian prisoner Maher Abu Rayan launches hunger strike against Israeli medical neglect

43-year-old Maher Abu Rayan is serving a 25-year prison term and is suffering from multiple health issues as a direct result of the extremely violent fashion in which he was arrested in 2003

Palestine reiterates commitment to cooperate with ICC war crimes probe

On Sunday, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki had his travel permit revoked by Israel after he met officials of the International Criminal Court. The chief prosecutor of the ICC had recently announced a probe into war crimes in Palestine

Demolition of Palestinian houses continues

The report, prepared by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian Territories (OCHA), says that in the month of February alone, at least 305 Palestinians, including 172 children, lost their homes and were displaced due to demolition of homes by the Israeli authorities.

Opposition grows against Canada’s decision to buy drones from Israel

Citing manufacturer Elbit System’s human rights record, pro-Palestine groups say that purchase of drones from Israeli companies strengthens the occupation of Palestine. Elbit has faced numerous protests by the Palestinian BDS movement

Rate of demolition of Palestinian homes has increased in 2021, says new report

The report, prepared by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian Territories, says the monthly average of demolition of Palestinian houses by Israeli authorities has increased by 65% in 2021 as compared to the previous year

Israeli authorities approve confiscation of more Palestinian land for settlements

According to the director of the Bethlehem Office of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Hassan Brijeh, large portions of the land which is privately owned by Palestinians near Bethlehem are targeted for confiscation

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