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]
March 24, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A Cairo court on Sunday ordered the release on bail of blogger and activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was imprisoned by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in October 2011 for violating Egypt's controversial protest law and refusing to answer prosecutors' questions. The SCAF accuses ...[read more]
November 28, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On November 28, 2007, a military court established in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian militant group Hamas delivered its first ruling, sentencing three members of the rival political party Fatah to 18 months in prison and $280 in fines. The court also sentenced a fourth Fatah member to 18 months ...[read more]
April 20, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
Palestinian Hamas authorities should end the systematic detention, torture, and execution of supporters of Israel and the rival Fatah party, according to a report released Monday byHuman Rights Watch (HRW). HRW said the tactics had been documented since December. It said that even though Isr... ...[read more]
July 28, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A report released Monday by Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq indicates that officials for Palestinian security and military agencies frequently detain, torture and mistreat citizens from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The report, released the same day as a similar report by Human Rights ...[read more]
July 8, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
An apparent assassination attempt against Palestinian Authority Attorney General Ahmed al-Moghani failed in the West Bank town of Ramallah Tuesday when a bomb placed in his car exploded as he stood several feet away. Al-Moghani was not injured in the blast. It is not yet clear who was responsible ...[read more]
May 28, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Competing Palestinian governments controlled by Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza have been committing human rights violations in their bids for dominance over the Palestinian territories, the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights (PICCR) said Tuesday. PICCR reported ...[read more]
April 27, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Farzana Hassan and Tarek Fatah: How long will it take the leadership of North America's traditional Muslim leadership to embrace the First amendment of the United Sates constitution and the doctrine of the separation of religion and state? Will the concept of freedom of expression survive... ...[read more]
December 3, 2007
by Kiely Lewandowski
The Israeli cabinet on Monday approved the release of 429 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture of good will toward Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the wake of talks renewed peace talks between Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at last week's Annapolis peace conference. Most of ...[read more]
November 28, 2007
by Andrew Gilmore
A military court established in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian militant group Hamas handed down its first ruling on Wednesday, sentencing three members of rival party Fatah to 18 months in prison and fining them $280. A fourth Fatah member was sentenced to one year in prison and a $140 fine. ...[read more]

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