The University of Manchester has divested more £10 million ($13 million ) from companies complicit in Israel’s occupation of Palestine following years of campaigning by human rights groups. Companies affected include Caterpillar, a long-standing supplier of heavy machinery used to demolish Palestinian homes and infrastructure by the Israel Defence Forces[…]
Two weeks after the US announced that it did not consider illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories to be in breach of international law, Israel announced a plan to double the Jewish population of Hebron. The plan announced by Israel’s newly appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday will[…]
South Africa has told the United Nations Security Council that no member state is exempt from the obligations of the UN Charter just days after the United States shifted its policy on the illegality of civilian Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Ambassador Jerry Matjila was speaking during the[…]
Palestinians, rights groups, politicians and others have sharply criticised the Trump administration after it announced the United States was no longer considered Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank “inconsistent” with international law. “After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, this administration agrees … (the) establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the[…]
International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa is gravely concerned by the continued disregard for the long-standing Middle East Peace Process through the systematic foreclosing of final status issues including the status of Jerusalem and expanding illegal settlements. Pandor, who is chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East[…]
Israeli bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of soldiers and police moved in to Palestinian village of Sur Baher on Monday to demolish about 100 homes in Wadi al-Hummus area close to the separation wall, despite Palestinian protests and international criticism. The Israeli military considers the homes close to the barrier – that criss-crosses[…]
A Jewish settler ran over a Palestinian child on Monday night in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil), causing him severe injuries; later one announced dead in an Israeli hospital. Tariq Zebania, 7 years old, was from Tarqumia, west of Hebron (Al-Khalil), and was riding his bicycle by the[…]
A Palestinian family was forced to flee under a barrage of stones when an angry mob of Israeli settlers stormed the village during tension in the West Bank. None of them were detained, human rights groups say. Human rights groups Yesh Din and B’Tselem said that around 50 Israeli settlers[…]
Palestinian leaders reacted with anger to Netanyahu’s vow to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office. Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator and a close aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said: “Israel will continue to brazenly violate international law for as[…]
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli Civil Administration is expected to approve 1,427 new illegal settlement units, on Sunday, and to announce plans to construct another 3,500 units next week. Haaretz news outlet reported that the Israeli Civil Administration is expected to approve the 1,427 new settlement units across the occupied[…]
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