Palestinian cause
ICC investigation Palestine Academics urge ICC to not rely on Israeli investigations while probing war crimes in Palestine

The letter asks the ICC to work with Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups to gather evidence and documentation for its war crimes investigation in Palestine

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

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

Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar sentenced to 2 years in prison by Israeli military court

Jarrar will serve a prison term of eight months as she has already spent most of her two year sentence in detention since October 2019 

Israeli Dan David prize Academics appeal to Australian historian Alison Bashford to reject Israeli award  

In an open letter, close to 250 academics from around the world have called on Bashford to refuse the Israeli Dan David prize in accordance with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement’s international campaign to pressure Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories

Palestinian refugees food aid Palestinians in Gaza protest UNRWA decision to remove poverty classifications on food aid

The move could end up affecting almost 770,000 Palestinian refugees currently living under the extreme poverty line, who are heavily dependent on international humanitarian assistance for their daily survival

Palestinian human rights group seeks investigation into violence from illegal Yitzhar settlement

The Palestinian human rights group Al Haq appealed to the United Nations Special Procedures to look into violence by settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, including shooting at villagers with live ammunition and torching agricultural lands

Palestinian children under Israeli occupation Palestine’s children bear the brunt of Israeli occupation

Last month’s murder of 15-year-old Ali Ayman Abu Aliya in the village of Al-Mughayyir was yet another instance of the brutality shown by Israeli occupation forces towards the children of Palestine

Israel releases Palestinian tax revenue Israel releases Palestinian tax revenues after withholding them for over six months 

Israel was withholding over USD 1 billion worth of tax revenues due to the Palestinian Authority after the latter decided in May to suspend security and civil ties with Israel in protest against the illegal annexation plans declared by the Netanyahu government

Palestinian administrative detainee released Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras free at last

Maher al-Akhras who was sent into administrative detention in July was released on November 26. He had gone on a 104-day hunger strike demanding his freedom

Palestinian women’s organization leader Khitam Saafin placed in administrative detention for 6 months

Saafin was sent to administrative detention by an Israeli military commander just days after her arrest during which several other activists and leftist figures were also abducted and detained

Palestinian village demolished Israel destroys entire Palestinian village in a massive demolition operation

The demolition has left close to 80 Palestinians from the Bedouin herding-farming community displaced and homeless. 41 among them are children, according to the United Nations

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