The Israeli Supreme Court has demanded that the Israeli state prove that it was not directly discriminating against Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem by passing a 2015 law that strips social benefits for Palestinian families whose children are convicted of stone-throwing. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Israeli[…]
Israeli forces detained at least 26 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, including 14 who were released shortly afterwards and banned from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, during overnight raids between Wednesday and Thursday. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), 17 Palestinians were detained in East[…]
Israeli police were heavily deployed across occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday as reports of an alleged “security threat” were received, according to Israeli police spokesperson. Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the security alert was declared Tuesday afternoon, issuing no specific directions for the public. The security alert was cancelled[…]
Israeli forces on Sunday began installing a large concrete wall in occupied East Jerusalem to separate the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir from the illegal Israeli settlement of Armon Hanatziv. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces helped unload huge concrete blocks in the neighborhood, including the notorious T-shaped blocks used[…]
Several Palestinians were detained and checkpoints were set up at the entrances to Palestinian neighborhoods on Wednesday as Israeli officials launched punitive measures across occupied East Jerusalem following a string of attacks. Israeli forces raided the al-Issawiya and Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhoods early Wednesday and detained 12 Palestinian students from the[…]
Israeli security forces have destroyed the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a suicide car attack in October that left two people dead, the military said, as pitched street battles raged in the aftermath of an attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem that killed five Israelis.[…]
OPINION by Ramzy Baroud Israeli decision to shut down Al-Aqsa Mosque on Oct. 30 is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims. In fact, the rights of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have been routinely violated under the Israeli occupation for decades, especially in Jerusalem, and[…]
Israel approved Monday plans for some 500 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem, a watchdog said, a week after a government pledge to build the structures drew Palestinian ire. The interior ministry gave the go-ahead for the units, which are located in the existing settlement of Ramat Shlomo in[…]
A spokesman for Jordan’s mission to the United Nations says his country will request an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on behalf of the Palestinians, who have written to the council president about “dangerously escalating tensions” in east Jerusalem. Laith Ibrahim Obeidat confirmed the request in a message Monday and[…]
Israeli police and their militaristic reaction to protests by Palestinian citizens in various Arab neighbourhoods may be the reason behind the quick escalation of violence during peaceful demonstrations, according to a representative of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, an NGO based in Jerusalem. The representative, who wished[…]
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