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UN report on Palestine Israel’s settler-colonial occupation and apartheid needs to be dismantled: UN special rapporteur 

The report by UN special rapporteur Francesca Albanese states that the world has failed to hold Israel accountable for its continued violations of international human rights laws and its apartheid policies in the occupied Palestinian territories 

Nakba Day Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948

Palestinians mark Land Day On Land Day, Palestinians renew commitment to right to return of refugees 

Land Day is observed by Palestinians in the occupied territories, in Israel, and by those living abroad as refugees. It symbolizes a collective struggle against the Israeli occupation and the commitment to the right to return

UNRWA UNRWA employees across West Asia to go on strike as agency faces funds crunch

The UNRWA provides critical services and assistance to Palestinian refugees across the region through its food distribution initiatives, schools, health centers and other social programs

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 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 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.

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

A new hope emerges in Palestinian resistance to Sheikh Jarrah evictions

In spite of violent repression, popular support continues to grow for Palestinians facing eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and has sparked a new wave of resistance in Palestine

COVID-19 vaccination for refugees lags in west Asia

Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses

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

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