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Academics across Europe express outrage at Israeli/US pressure on EU

Academics write to EU chief to demand no sell-out on settlment funding ban BRICUP and AURDIP | 12 September 2013 | Academics across Europe express outrage at Israeli/US pressure on EU Over 500 academics, including researchers from 13 European Union member states, have today written to the EU’s head of Foreign Policy, urging the EU not to water down its new guidelines preventing EU funding from being awarded ...

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Israeli forces beat activists returning to Palestinian Village, Bab Al-Shams

On Tuesday 15th January, dozens of Palestinian activists attempted to return to the Palestinian village of Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun) they recently erected in the E1 area between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim, which was violently evicted on Sunday by the Israeli forces. According to the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (ISM) the activists arrived around 15:00 to the surprise of Israeli Police stationed in ...

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UN: Ban renews call to rescind plans for new Israeli settlements after on-site protests

14 January 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon again called on Israel today to withdraw new settlement plans for East Jerusalem while stressing that protests over the plans, as well as reactions to them, must remain peaceful, noting that they had been largely non-violent so far. “The Secretary-General is following with concern developments regarding the announced plans for Israeli settlement ...

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Israeli Occupation Demolishes Palestinian Houses, Structures in Hebron

Following on Pressenza's recent coverage of the eviction by Israeli forces of the attempted new village on Palestinian territories , Israel starts clearing more land in preparation for settlements. On Monday 14th January, bulldozers of the Israeli occupation authority demolished several Palestinian houses, agricultural structures and barracks belonging to al-Hathaleen family, adjacent to the settlement of ' ...

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Palestinian Village of Bab Al-Shams Violently Evicted

Although established on privately owned Palestinian lands, Israel forcefully expelled residents of the village in a pre-dawn raid this morning. Six required medical attention Sunday 13th January, shortly before 3 am, hundreds of Israeli cops and soldiers staged a raid on the newly founded Palestinian village of Bab Al-shams (Gate of the Sun), violently evicting its 150 inhabitants. Use of police brutality i ...

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Palestinian, International Activists Storm E1 Zone, New Palestinian Village to be Built

On Friday 11th January, dozens of Palestinian activists from the Palestinian Popular Resistance stormed Area E1, which connects Jerusalem with Ma'ali Adumim settlement, and started to erect tents in preparation to start building a new Palestinian village under the name Bab As-Shams (Gate of the Sun). Around 200 Palestinian and International activists raided the Area; some entered from Jerusalem and others f ...

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