Land Day protests reaffirm Palestinian rights to Jerusalem

To see photos of the protest in Qalandiya: To see photos from the protest in Old City of Jerusalem:   While the Palestinian Land Day protests are ongoing, the first critical injury by Israeli military occurred in Bethlehem: Ali Arafe, 20 years old, has been shot with a teargas canister in the face in front of […]

Occupation Forces Suppress Popular Weekly Protests, Dozens of Suffocation Cases from Poison Gas

al-Masara The occupation forces suppressed the weekly protest against the settlements and the apartheid wall. This protest sent as well strong condemnation of the frequent attacks on the al Aqsa Mosque and remembered the anniversary of the Hebron massacre. People were chanting slogans in solidarity with the people of Hebron that had gathered in a mass […]

UN statehood bid ‘threatens Palestinian rights’

Original publication: BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) — The Palestinian team responsible for preparing the United Nations initiative in September has been given an independent legal opinion that warns of risks involved with its plan to join the UN. An initiative to transfer the Palestinians' representation from the PLO to a state will terminate the legal status […]

The Enterprise of Declaring a State

A number of Palestinian civil society organizations and networks have released a document that is the result of long discussions regarding possible Palestinian statehood in September 2011. This group of civil society organizations has met with progressive political parties in Palestine and also with the Palestinian human rights council to discuss the Palestinian Authority's (PA) […]