The Latest From Palestine: News

Akbayan (Ctitizens' Action Party) today protests an arms deal between the Philippine government Israeli military company Elbit Systems. In particular, on June 22, 2014, the government signed a US$20M deal with the Israeli military company Elbit Systems for 28 Israeli upgraded armored personnel carriers (APCs) that will be delivered in 2015.

The Israeli Civil Administration announced on  Sunday, August 31th  the planning takeover of almost 4000 dunums  (approx. 1000 acres) in the area near to Betlehem. This is the biggest land confiscation in one announcement in the last 30 years.

 

The latest aggressive military attack on Gaza since 7th July 2014, increased a boycott of Israeli produce in the West Bank. The BDS (Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions) movement was founded in 2005, when more than 170 Palestinians civil society organizations called on people across the globe to hold Israel accountable and isolate it until it implements international law and ends its violations of Palestinian human rights. 

 

Since the beginning of the massacre in Gaza on July 7th 2014, all eyes of the international media are focused on this Israeli military aggression. But also in the West Bank resistance and repression has increased: the clashes between Palestinian activists and the Israeli military on the checkpoints have escalated during this time. Palestinians in the West Bank mobilized in solidarity with the people in Gaza in daily acts of resistance while the Israeli military took advantage of the focus on Gaza to kill, repress, arrest and further expand their settlements.

6 \ 8 \ 2014 The Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed on Tuseday, that the number of martyrs on the thirtieth day of the Israeli attack on Gaza, reached 1875 martyrs, including 430 children 243 women and 79 elderly; and that the number of wounded people is 9567 incl

1053 were killed on the ongoing Israeli occupation attack on Gaza, and more than 6000 injuries at day 21, according to ministry of health, 42% of them are childrens. 

151 body were extracted from under the rubble, at alshuja'ia neighborhood. 

 

alshuja'ia neighborhood before bombardment) 

 

22 \ 7 \ 2014 Israeli occupation government commits daily massacres against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, killing entire families including children and women.

21 \ 7 \ 2014, The number of martyrs in Gaza reached 510, and more than 3,000 were injured since the beginning of the Israeli attack on Gaza. More than 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 100 were wounded in the massacre that Israeli army committed in Al-Shojaeia neighborhood on Sunday morning 20 \ 7 \ 2014. Most of the martyrs were civilians; this crime brought back Sabra and Shatila massacre’s memory to our minds as they both were committed by the Zionist Israeli occupation.

More than 30 pro-Palestine campaigners occupied the Cabinet Office this afternoon demanding an end to the UK’s flourishing arms trade and military cooperation with Israel.

 

Campaigners from the London Palestine Action group occupied the building for more than 45 minutes. 3 people locked themselves to railings in the building while others chanted slogans calling on the UK government to impose a military embargo on Israel. 

 

A member of the London Palestine Action group said:

 

17\7\2014 - 230 Martyrs and 1960 wounded in the continues war on Gaza, more than 40% of them are children, The ministry of Health in Gaza said. 

 

The last massacre by the israeli occupation forces was the killing of four cousins while playing football on the beach on wednesday 16\7\2014.

 

3594 attacks, 2269 by rockets, 685 navy projectile, 640 artillery shell were shot to Gaza

 

39 Children and 24 women were murdered by the Israeli occupation forces till the midnight of Monday 14\7\2014

 

10 \ 7 \ 2014, The national-international campaign for the implementation of ICJ's decision , was launched yesterday, in a press conference held in Ramallah, in the tenth anniversary of the ICJ’s decision on the illegality of the wall.

 

8 \ 7 \ 2014, today at dawn, Israeli occupation forces began a military operation "Protective Edge" against the besieged Gaza Strip, and until now this operation resulted in the death of Rashad Yassin, 27-year-old, and dozens of injuries among citizens after targeting houses in different places in Gaza. Palestinian resistance in return fired rockets towards the settlements, saying that it will not stay hand folded in front of occupation's crimes in the West Bank, occupied land since 1948, and Jerusalem, where their latest crime was burning Mohammed Abu Khudair alive.

On 10th Anniversary of Historic ruling against Israel’s Wall, Israel bombs Gaza: at the UN, 86 top legal experts urge UN and third-state action, protests continue in Palestine, worldwide events to stop Israeli impunity.

See the letter in: English - Spanish - Portuguese.

7 \ 7 \ 2014, Israeli forces arrested more than 50 Palestinians during the demonstrations that started in the towns inside the Green Line.
These demonstrations came as a rejection of occupation's crimes against Palestinian people, and the most recent crime which is burning the child Mohammed Abu Khudair,16-year-old, alive in occupied Jerusalem.
Clashes erupted in Nazareth, Jaffa, Kafr Kana, Araba, Ableen, Al Taybah, Baqa al-Gharbia, Al Tira, Shafa Amro, Sakhnin and the Negev.

Three settlers kidnapped Mohammed Hussein Saeed Abu Khudair (16 years) from Shuafat - Jerusalem and killed him, when he was setting next to his father's shop; they beat him and forced him to get into a car, where the cameras in the area showed the Kidnappers' faces and the license number of the car. 

Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces, these clashes were described as the strongest in Jerusalem since years; nearly 20 people were injured and live bullets injured one of them. 



 

Eight transnational corporations (TNC), including the Israeli national wate rcompany Mekoort, have gone on trial on Monday in Geneva for the human rights violations they have committed around the world.

Stop the Wall Campaign strongly condemns the massive military onslaught by Israeli Occupation Forces. Over the past two weeks, more than 500 Palestinians have been arrested; six have been shot dead by Israeli forces; air strikes have bombarded Gaza; our homes, cities and refugee camps have been invaded every night; and our freedom of movement has been taken hostage by a lockdown of the entire West Bank imposed through checkpoints and the deployment of surveillance drones overhead.

The occupied Palestinian territories witness  a continuous violations by the occupation and its settlers, without any regard for international laws or human rights, continues attempts to implement its colonial plan of ethnic cleansing, seizure of land, and building and expanding settlements.

 

The occupied Palestinian territories witness  a continuous violations by the occupation and its settlers, without any regard for international laws or human rights, continues attempts to implement its colonial plan of ethnic cleansing, seizure of land, and building and expanding settlements.

 

8 \ 6 \ 2014, a Palestinian activist in Jerusalem said that the Israeli occupation authorities continued to work day and night on the Judaization of occupied East Jerusalem since it was occupied 47 years ago, and did not stop even in the period of negotiations, which witnessed a halt on settlement construction. 
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02/06/2014 the settlers of "Ave Jal" settlement that was built on the lands of Yatta south of Hebron, started constructing new housing units to expand the settlement.

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