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29.05.2017

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory

By Ali Abunimah After 40 days without food, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails. The end of the strike came after 20 hours of intense negotiations between the strike’s leaders, including imprisoned Fatah figure Marwan Barghouti, and the Israel Prison Service,… »

12.10.2016

Stories from returning #WomenToGaza – Struggle to end illegal Israeli blockade continues

Stories from returning #WomenToGaza – Struggle to end illegal Israeli blockade continues

Women’s Boat to Gaza – TRANSCEND Media Service 8 Oct 2016 – As we write, the last of our wonderfully brave participants from the Women’s Boat to Gaza are either home with their loved ones and supporters, or on their journey home. They have been greeted with signs and… »

13.09.2016

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo support Women’s Boat to Gaza

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo support Women’s Boat to Gaza

Every Thursday, more than two thousand Thursdays ago, at Plaza de Mayo at 3pm, right in front of the Government House in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the mothers who protest against the disappearance of their daughters and sons during the last dictatorship that ruled the South American country have been meeting… »

04.09.2016

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Human Wrongs Watch By UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)* The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year, has created extremely high unemployment and aid dependency rates in Gaza: in 2016, over 80 per cent of the population depend… »

09.07.2015

Netanyahu and Hamas: The Orwellian bedfellows one year on

Netanyahu and Hamas: The Orwellian bedfellows one year on

Who won the 2014 Gaza war? The violent leaders on both sides. Who lost it? Ordinary people on both sides. Netanyahu became re-elected on the bases of fear and paranoia. Every missile Hamas fired into Israel created another vote for the hard line. But the bunkers were there to avoid… »

07.07.2015

UNHRC resolution A/HRC/29/L/35 re Gaza 2014 in the International Media

UNHRC resolution A/HRC/29/L/35 re Gaza 2014 in the International Media

Haaretz “UN human rights chief: Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza “Despite Israeli lobbying, Palestinians have managed to call for a vote on Wednesday on severe condemnation of IDF operation in Gaza.” Russia Today “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the UN Human Rights Council following a… »

01.07.2015

On Gaza War anniversary, UK protesters to shut down Israeli drone factory near Birmingham

On Gaza War anniversary, UK protesters to shut down Israeli drone factory near Birmingham

A Staffordshire arms factory making engines for drones exported to Israel will be shut down by protesters on Monday 6 July, to mark the one year anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza. Hundreds of Palestine solidarity campaigners are expected to descend on UAV Engines factory near Shenstone for a… »

18.06.2015

‘Palestinian Refugee Crisis a ‘Time Bomb’ for Middle East’

‘Palestinian Refugee Crisis a ‘Time Bomb’ for Middle East’

Human Wrongs Watch The stark conditions afflicting millions of displaced Palestinians across the Middle East risk destabilizing the region and plunging it into a deeper humanitarian and security crisis, the head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned.* “The isolation, exclusion and dispossession of Palestine refugees… »

16.12.2014

Future of Israeli-Palestinian Peace ‘More Uncertain than Ever’ – Senior UN Official

Future of Israeli-Palestinian Peace ‘More Uncertain than Ever’ – Senior UN Official

Human Wrongs Watch The quest for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has reached a “dramatic” crossroads, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, on 15 December 2014 told the Security Council in his briefing on the situation, warning that the region’s future… »

12.12.2014

Wars on Gaza: Over 100,000 Homes Damaged, Destroyed; 600,000 People Affected; Blackouts of up to 18 Hours per Day

Wars on Gaza: Over 100,000 Homes Damaged, Destroyed; 600,000 People Affected; Blackouts of up to 18 Hours per Day

Human Wrongs Watch Reconstruction efforts in Gaza continue as thousands of people will soon have access to building materials for urgent repairs to their homes following last summer’s conflict in the war-ravaged enclave, the UN special envoy in the region said. The UN estimates that over 100,000 homes were… »

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