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Victory at Oldham: How Palestine Action shut down arms manufacturer Elbit

Huda Ammori of Palestine Action talks to Vijay Prashad about the group’s campaign that shut down the factory of Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit in Oldham in the United Kingdom

After 141 days on hunger strike, Israeli authorities set to release Hisham Abu Hawwash

Following mass protests and international pressure, Israeli authorities confirmed that Abu Hawwash’s administrative detention order would not be renewed and that he would be released in February

Israeli attacks in Gaza Israeli military targets Gaza farmlands with artillery, tank fire

The Israeli attacks ended up wounding three Palestinian farmers. The Israeli military claimed that it was targeting Hamas military positions, although most of its fire ended up targeting farmers and agricultural lands

Gaza apartheid wall Palestinians condemn Israel’s billion dollar iron and steel apartheid wall around Gaza 

The so-called security wall increases the physical isolation of over two million Gazans living under a comprehensive Israeli blockade since 2006

Palestinian Great march of return protests Killings during Great March of Return protests in Gaza whitewashed by Israel, report reveals

The report reveals “how Israel worked to whitewash the truth and protect the political and military officials responsible, instead of taking action against the individuals who devised and implemented the unlawful open-fire policy, which resulted in the killing of more than 200 Palestinians”

Sami-Al-Amour Ailing Palestinian prisoner dies due to systemic abuse and neglect by Israeli authorities

Prisoner Sami al-Amour suffered from congenital heart disease since birth. He was in the 14th year of his 19-year prison term, during which his health gradually deteriorated leading to his death from years of abuse and medical negligence by the Israeli authorities

US-UNRWA deal Palestinians continue to oppose UNRWA’s deal with the US

Palestinian refugees claim that the conditions imposed in the deal cancel their right to return and effectively change the UNRWA from being an agency for their assistance to a US security agency 

Israel-BDS-south-africa Lawyers, activists file petition seeking revocation of Israel’s observer status at African Union

Israel was admitted to the African Union (AU) as an observer state in July this year, a decision that came as a shock to several member countries, given Israel’s sustained and ongoing repression of the Palestinian people

Open letter to state parties of Arms Trade Treaty calls for arms embargo on Israel

The signatories, which include rights organizations and members of civil society, called on the signatories of the Arms Trade Treaty to end the supply of conventional arms, munitions, parts and components to Israel

Israel suppresses weekend Gaza protests with violence, airstrikes; injures close to 30

Gazan have been holding demonstrations to demand the lifting of the 14-year-long Israeli blockade and resolved to continue protesting until their demands are met

Israeli forces attack Palestinians in Gaza marking the 1969 Al-Aqsa arson

The attack injured 42, including 10 children. The same night, Israeli air force fighter jets conducted airstrikes on Gaza, targeting multiple locations

Israel’s Supreme Court delays ruling on Sheikh Jarrah forced evictions case

The court offered the Palestinians a compromise deal as per which Palestinians could live in their homes for the next three generations in exchange for accepting Jewish ownership of the land and paying token rent

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