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Israel military court orders release of Palestinian lawmaker on bail
May 22, 2015
A military court in Israel on Thursday ordered Palestinian lawmaker, Khalida Jarrar, be released on bail. Under the terms of her release, she is to pay a 20,000-shekel (USD $5,000) bond with a third-party guarantee. She is to be held three additional days pending a possible appeal. Jarrar, a member....... [more]

HRW: Student dissent being silenced by Palestinian authorities
May 8, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday reported that Palestinian authorities in the West Bank have begun to crack down on freedom of expression, detaining students for their political affiliations or political criticism. In the past six months, according to HRW, at least four West Bank students have b....... [more]

UN: Israel responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza
April 28, 2015
A UN independent board of inquiry announced Monday that it uncovered evidence that at least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at UN locations during last year's Gaza war. The investigation also found that at least 227 Palestinians were injured. In response to the find....... [more]

HRW: Israel settlement farmers violating international child labor laws
April 13, 2015
Israeli settlement farmers in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian child laborers in dangerous conditions in violation of international laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The report states that hundreds of Palestinian children, some as young as 11 years old, are working on the f....... [more]

UN: refugees in Yarmouk suffering 'untold indignities'
April 13, 2015
A UN rights expert said Monday that the civilian refugees from Palestine and Syria trapped inside the Yarmouk refugee camp have suffered "untold indignities". There are approximately 18,000 people within the Yarmouk refugee camp including 3,500 children. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine....... [more]

UN human rights official to make emergency trip to IS-controlled Syrian camp
April 12, 2015
The UN announced on Saturday that the Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) will make an urgent trip to Yarmouk, a Syrian refugee camp that has fallen under control of the Islamic State (IS). According to UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness, the visit is prompted by the organizati....... [more]

Israel authorities order detention of Palestine lawmaker
April 6, 2015
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday ordered a female Palestinian legislative council member, Khalida Jarrar, to serve a six-month detention without trial. Jarrar, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has been placed under Israeli administrative detention, a syst....... [more]

Israel high court rejects extension of barrier in West Bank valley
April 2, 2015
The Supreme Court of Israel blocked a controversial government proposal on Thursday to extend the West Bank separation barrier through the historic Cremisan valley. Israel has been building the barrier to prevent Palestinian attacks in Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry had planned to extend the w....... [more]

Palestine formally joins ICC
April 1, 2015
Palestine became the 123rd state party to the Rome Statute Wednesday, officially joining the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute of the ICC was signed and submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in January. A ceremony Wednesday included many ICC officials, judges, and the....... [more]

Israel law center petitions DOJ to prosecute Hamas
March 30, 2015
The Israel Law Center released a complaint on Friday asking the US Department of Justice to prosecute several Hamas leaders for their involvement in the attack on Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport (BGA) last summer. The rocket attacks between Israel and Palestine that occurred this past summ....... [more]

UN Annual Humanitarian Overview for the situation in Palestine released
March 28, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Thursday released its 2014 Annual Humanitarian Overview, noting that Palestinian civilians continue to face daily threats to their physical safety and liberty, with 2014 holding the highest civilian death toll in the conflict since the a....... [more]




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