Four Palestinian citizens imprisoned for taking part in nationwide riots

INTERNATIONAL An Israeli court sentenced four Palestinian citizens of Israel to dozens of years in prison after charging them with participating in inter-communal violence during nationwide riots in May last year. Haifa District Court sentenced Mohammed Abu al-Haija, Mohammed Abu Romi and Baha Abu al-Jaija to seven years in prison and Ibrahim Merih to[…]

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PA records 73 Israel violations against Al-Aqsa, Ibrahimi mosques in June

INTERNATIONAL Israeli occupation forces committed 73 violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque in June, Quds Press reported a Palestinian Authority (PA) official saying. In a statement, Awqaf Minister Hatem Al-Bakri said illegal settlers and occupation forces raided Al-Aqsa Mosque 23 times during June, while the Israeli occupation authorities stopped the Athan (call to prayer) being called at the Ibrahimi Mosque 50 times.[…]

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Israel passes controversial ‘Jewish nation-state’ law

Israel’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens. The legislation, adopted by 62 votes to 55, makes Hebrew the country’s national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities[…]

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Clashes erupt as Israeli forces escort hundreds of settlers to pray at Joseph’s Tomb

At least three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while several others suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation during clashes that erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday in the northern occupied West bank city of Nablus. Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that hundreds of Israeli[…]

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