A range of pro-Palestinian activists have called on the SA government to speak out against Israel’s illegal practise of administrative detention. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will picket outside the Israeli trade office in Sandton in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon, to renew the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions and[…]
The Israeli military has closed 13 criminal investigations into cases of Israeli soldiers committing violations against Palestinian civilians during the 2014 Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip without imposing any punitive measures, while some 80 incidents were closed without opening a criminal investigation, according to a statement released by[…]
Activists from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Cape Town will hold a public demonstration in support of the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners held without trial. In Johannesburg, the PSC has recently recorded a video message of solidarity, for the hunger strikers in Palestine who are demanding an end to[…]
More than 200 Palestinians from the besieged Gaza Strip traveled to occupied East Jerusalem to attend Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to Palestinian liaison officials. The officials told Ma’an that 250 Palestinian worshipers, all above the age of 50, traveled to Jerusalem via the Erez crossing between the besieged[…]
Palestine has decried Israel’s practice of siphoning off water supplies from large areas of the occupied West Bank. In a statement issued on Thursday, the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that Israel was “waging a water war against the Palestinians. “Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading[…]
OPINION by Suraya Dadoo In a seemingly noble gesture, the Israeli embassy in South Africa cancelled its annual Independence Day celebrations this year, claiming to use that money to help South Africa find solutions to our water crisis. The products associated with Israel’s water triumphs were offered to South Africa’s[…]
Israel said Thursday it had suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan following a shooting in Tel Aviv that killed four people. “All permits for Ramadan, especially permits for family visits from Judea and Samaria to Israel, are frozen,” said a statement from COGAT,[…]
After 25 years of accountability work in the occupied West Bank, Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem announced on Wednesday its decision to discontinue their strategy of holding Israeli forces accountable for their crimes against Palestinians through internal military mechanisms. Representatives of the organization, which focuses on collecting information and documenting Israeli[…]
Last week, as Israelis celebrated their Independence Day, Palestinians in the country’s south held the annual March of Return, walking to the site of one of hundreds of Palestinian villages destroyed between 1947 and 1949. This mass displacement and dispossession, known as the Nakba (catastrophe), is commemorated internationally each May. But[…]
Thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel participated in the annual “March of Return” on Thursday afternoon near Bedouin towns in the Negev (Naqab) in southern Israel, commemorating the 1948 Nakba, amid the conclusion of Israeli independence day celebrations. Demonstrators waved Palestinian flags and held banners emblazoned with support for the[…]
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