October 12, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged the UN and donating countries to press Israel to lift restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the Gaza Strip. HRW claims that the restrictions are "disproportionate to security considerations" and "unnecessarily harm people's access ...[read more]
June 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry on Sunday met with ministers of the new Palestinian unity government in the Gaza Strip. Serry's UN envoy are the first international officials to meet with the new unity government, announced by Palestinian President Mahmoud ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Palestinian court on Wednesday announced that Mohammed Dahlan, leading rival of President Mahmoud Abbas, has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison, which is likely to hinder his ability to garner a leadership position in the future. Dahlan, a former Palestinian security chief, was ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
An independent UN human rights expert on Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over a building in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Al-Rajabi House is a four-story building capable of housing 40 families, and is strategically located between the illegal Israel settlement of Kiryat ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by William Helbling
Israeli soldiers have used excessive force in the West Bank since 2011, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report Thursday. AI's investigation was specifically focused on the evidence of the unlawful shootings of 22 Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers. The shootings arose from the ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Israeli rights groups on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the 2011 law that prevents Israelis from calling for a boycott of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, claiming that it violates the right to free speech. Although there is no precedent for it as of yet, the law makes a boycott ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Top UN and EU officials denounced the renewed plans for Israeli settlements announced Wednesday by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of the Interior. The plans include building more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. EU High Representative ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed concern that the forced eviction of Palestinians in the West Bank by Israeli authorities could amount to a violation of international law. Last week Israeli authorities began the demolition of structures lacking ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers on Thursday during a rally in the West Bank near the town of Beitunia. At least 1,000 protesters were marching to Ofer Prison in support of four Palestinian inmates on a hunger strike. As Israeli forces obstructed the march ...[read more]

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