The founders of a new Palestinian legal centre based in the UK say they will use the law where politics has failed to bring justice and accountability for Palestinians. The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP), which launched in London on Wednesday, brings together lawyers, UK politicians and academics[…]
Israeli police have arrested activists Muna al-Kurd and Mohammed al-Kurd, who have been at the forefront of the campaign to stop the forced expulsions of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. The arrests of the activists, who are twins, come a day after Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Givara[…]
The Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister has expressed “concern” with India over its decision to abstain from a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution that called for a probe into alleged crimes committed during Israel’s 11-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. In a letter addressed to India’s minister of external affairs,[…]
The Gaza Strip experienced another sleepless night on Friday, but this time, it was not because of the intense Israeli bombardment that the besieged coastal territory was subjected to for the past 11 days. Instead, tens of thousands poured into the streets, celebrating the ceasefire agreed upon by Israel and Palestinian armed[…]
Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied Palestinian territory poured into the streets to celebrate a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian armed groups. The ceasefire, which was welcomed internationally, was brokered by Egypt in the early hours of Friday after 11 days of relentless bombing of[…]
The Palestinian Hamas movement, which governs the besieged Gaza Strip, has slammed President Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to delay parliamentary polls that were scheduled to take place on May 22. Late on Thursday, President Abbas announced the postponement, citing Israel’s rejection of allowing elections to be held in occupied East Jerusalem.[…]
An international rights watchdog accused Israel on Tuesday of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians – and against its own Arab minority – that amount to crimes against humanity. New York-based Human Rights Watch published a 213-page report which, it said, was not aimed at comparing Israel with[…]
Israeli forces arrested 24 Palestinians on Monday morning ahead of May’s Palestinian legislative election, which Israel fears the Hamas movement will win with a landslide majority. This latest round of arrests targeted several towns in the West Bank, according to a statement by the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Asra Media[…]
After nine years, the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has claimed victory after the Western Cape High Court ordered the Labia Theatre to screen the film The Roadmap To Apartheid within 60 days. “The whole saga started in 2012, when we tried to book the labia theatre for a screening of[…]
Hundreds of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem demonstrated on Friday in protest at an Israeli municipality plan to demolish 100 properties in order to make way for a “biblical” tourism park. Al-Bustan neighbourhood lies south of the wall of Jerusalem’s Old City near the Silwan, Batn al-Hawa and Wadi al-Hilweh[…]
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