Erekat: US withdrawal from Human Rights Council promotes anarchy

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Wednesday that the United States withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council promotes international anarchy.
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Sick Palestinian dies at Gaza - Israel crossing

A Palestinian identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, 49, died on Tuesday at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel while on his way to get treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights said on Wednesday.
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Palestinians make up world’s largest refugee population

There are around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world, making up the largest refugee population, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
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Boycott by Palestinian journalists over use of force

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the use of violence against reporters covering a protest in Ramallah last week, which has led to a call by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate for a boycott of information provided by the Palestinian Authority. This use of force by police-backed thugs in civilian dress must be investigated, RSF says. At least 17 of the journalists covering the protest in Ramallah on the evening of 13 June were roughed
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Erekat: US wants to turn Palestine cause into humanitarian issue rather than political

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Tuesday that the United States is trying to turn the Palestinian cause from a political issue into a humanitarian one.
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Playing football brings hope to amputees in Gaza

A rehabilitation centre in Gaza has created 'Heroes FC', a team formed from the many amputees from Israel's wars on Gaza and the recent violent response to protests along the border fence.
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2 Palestinians injured in Israeli airstrike

At least two Palestinians were injured after Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) carried out airstrikes in blockaded Gaza Strip, health sources said on Saturday.
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Iran and the American-Russian pincer from Syria to Lebanon

While Russian-Israeli communications are still active for setting up a ground agreement in south of Syria, a new factor has emerged in relation to the Lebanese border with occupied Palestine. Lebanese
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Human Rights Groups Applaud Argentina's Decision to Cancel Israel Match

Human Rights Groups Applaud Argentina's Decision to Cancel Israel Match Update Cultural Boycott Red Card Israel Human rights groups applaud Argentina’s decision to cancel Israel football match and condemn Israeli “propaganda lies and smears” June 14, 2018
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"We Applaud Argentina’s Decision to Cancel Israel Football Match"

"We Applaud Argentina’s Decision to Cancel Israel Football Match" Update Cultural Boycott Red Card Israel Human rights groups condemn Israel's “propaganda lies and smears” against supporters of Palestinian rights June 14, 2018 By: 
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Glasgow City Council: Don’t Promote Israeli Apartheid’s Killing Machines!

Glasgow City Council: Don’t Promote Israeli Apartheid’s Killing Machines! Action Alert Military Embargo Apartheid Free Zones Local governments Urge Glasgow City Council to end its support of weapons fair featuring companies that fuel wars and military oppression around the world, including Israeli military companies. June 14, 2018
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Amid Scathing Accusations of War Crimes, UN Votes 120-8 to Condemn 'Indiscriminate' Israeli Violence Against Palestinians

Jake Johnson, staff writer Just hours after a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report accused Israel of showing "blatant disregard for Palestinian lives" and commiting war crimes in its massacre of over 100 nonviolent demonstrators in Gaza over the past several weeks, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that condemns Israel's "excessive, disproportionate, and indiscriminate" use of live fire against peaceful Palestinians.
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Turkey welcomes UN vote on Palestine

Turkey said it welcomed the adoption of the resolution on the Protection of the Palestinian People in the United Nations General Assembly with a vast majority, in a development President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described as another major defeat for the United States.
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120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

The UN General Assembly on June 13 adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence.
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UN condemns Israel for 'excessive use of force' at Gaza border

The UN General Assembly has also asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to recommend an 'international protection mechanism' for occupied Palestinian territory.
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Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

What is taking place in Palestine is not a "conflict". We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word "conflict" is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations Resolutions. It is these ambiguous terminologies that allow the likes of United States UN … Continue reading "Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel" The post Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians
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Palestinians call for boycotting German Ruhrtriennale festival, accuse it of McCarthyism

Palestinians call for boycotting German Ruhrtriennale festival, accuse it of McCarthyism PACBI Statement Cultural Boycott Festival cancels Young Fathers’ gig after award-winning band insists on supporting Palestinian rights and BDS June 13, 2018 By: 
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Israeli officials call for snipers to target Gaza's kite flyers

Kites have become one way for Palestinians to take on the blockade of Gaza and protesters along the barrier fence are using them to start fires on the Israeli side.
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OIC deplores participation of delegations in Israeli event in Jerusalem

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the participation of international delegations at an Israeli conference in occupied Jerusalem and considered that as encouraging the Israeli occupation policies designed to
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OIC calls on member states to back draft resolution to protect Palestinians

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called on all member states to back a draft resolution on international protection for Palestinian civilian populations, put to vote at the UN General Assembly’s em
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The Return of the Women of Gaza

Originally posted at TomDispatch. We know her name but not, as the courageous Israeli journalist Amira Hass has pointed out, the name of the Israeli sniper who shot her down in cold blood during an unarmed demonstration at the blockaded Gazan border as she ran to aid a man struck in the head by a … Continue reading "The Return of the Women of Gaza" The post The Return of the Women of Gaza
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Hewlett Packard (HP) Faces $120 Million in Potential Losses Due to its Complicity in Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Human Rights

Hewlett Packard (HP) Faces $120 Million in Potential Losses Due to its Complicity in Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Human Rights BNC Statement Economic Boycott Boycott HP Student solidarity Four million-strong Indian student federation joins the BDS movement & pledges to boycott HP   June
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Palestinian artists and broadcast journalists: Boycott Eurovision 2019!

Palestinian artists and broadcast journalists: Boycott Eurovision 2019! Open Letter Cultural Boycott Israel’s regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid is shamelessly using Eurovision as part of its official Brand Israel strategy June 12, 2018 By: 
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AFP photographer hit as Israel fires on Gaza protesters

An AFP photographer was shot in the leg as Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry and the journalist said.
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Ghabra’s ‘advice’ on Gulf-US relations

On April 28, 2018, I read in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas comments by Kuwaiti-Palestinian academic Dr. Shafeeq Al-Ghabra and valuable “advice” on how relations should be between Gulf
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UNGA likely to discuss Palestine resolution next week

A draft resolution for the protection of Palestinian civilians is expected to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday, said diplomatic sources at the UN.
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Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism PACBI Statement Cultural Boycott Pop-Kultur festival's arrogant dismissal of the appeals of Palestinians and progressive artists to drop Israel's sponsorship betrays apathy, and worse, to Palestinian human rights June 9, 2018
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Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism PACBI Statement Cultural Boycott Pop-Kultur festival's arrogant dismissal of the appeals of Palestinians and progressive artists to drop Israel's sponsorship betrays apathy, and worse, to Palestinian human rights June 9, 2018
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​Palestinians converge on Aqsa for Ramadan's last Friday

Thousands of Palestinians from the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem -- and from Arab towns inside Israel -- converged on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Ramadan fasting month.
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Four Gazans killed during march to security fence for 11th Friday in a row

Four Palestinians were martyred by Israeli gunfire during rallies near the eastern fence of the blockaded Gaza Strip Friday, according to Palestinian officials.
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Ramadan in Jerusalem: Fines for use of traditional drums

The police sees noise offences and disturbing the peace as one of the most serious offences that can cause harm to the public and the quality of life of local residents
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Separation, Not Association, Requires Force

Whenever I write about Palestine, Israel, and Zionism – especially when I point out that American Reform Jews en masse gagged on the thought that America was not their “homeland”; they insisted they were Jewish Americans not American Jews – I am lectured on Facebook about how “keeping to one’s own kind” is a natural … Continue reading "Separation, Not Association, Requires Force" The post Separation, Not Association, Requires Force appeared first on
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OIC chief: Jerusalem going through most critical period

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen said that Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) is going through one of the most critical periods in its history
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Anthony Bourdain—'As Honest and Fearless in His Words as He Was in His Travels'—Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide

Jake Johnson, staff writer Celebrated chef, television host, and writer Anthony Bourdain—whose global travels brought an American audience perspectives on the food and political climates of Laos, Africa, the occupied Gaza Strip, and other distant cultures that are rarely depicted on major television networks—has died of apparent suicide at the age of 61.
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Palestinian family trapped inside its Hebron home after Israeli army welded door shut

A Palestinian family of four was trapped on Thursday inside its home on Shuhada Street in the southern West Bank city of Hebron after Israeli army welded shut the main entrance to the family's house.
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Following Push by Human Rights Campaigners, Argentina Calls Off #NotFriendly Soccer Match With Israel

Andrea Germanos, staff writer In a development hailed as a win for human rights and the boycott movement, Argentina on Tuesday canceled a controversial exhibition soccer match against the Israeli national soccer team scheduled to take place in Jerusalem.
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BRICS FMs: Mideast peace talks should lead to independent Palestinian State

Foreign and international affairs ministers from Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa (known as BRICS) stressed the need for Palestine-Israel peace negotiations that would lead to the establishment of a viable independent Palestinian State.
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Palestinians Thank Argentina and Lionel Messi for Canceling “Friendly” with Israel

Palestinians Thank Argentina and Lionel Messi for Canceling “Friendly” with Israel Update Cultural Boycott Red Card Israel Mobilizations across the world succeed in thwarting the Israeli government's use of the match to cover up its war crimes and egregious human rights violations against Palestinians. June 6, 2018
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Argentina-Israel friendly called off

Argentina’s upcoming friendly with Israel in Jerusalem has been cancelled, the Israeli embassy confirmed on June 5, citing unspecified threats against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
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The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

June 5, 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 – on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is hardly generating equal mobilization. The … Continue reading "The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’" The post The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the
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Israeli police assault Palestinian worshipers, detain 12 from Al-Aqsa

Israeli police on Tuesday assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and detained 12 from the southern mosque (also known as Al-Qibli Mosque), in East Jerusalem.
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US Ambassador to Israel Tells Journalists Who Report Truth of Gaza Massacre: 'Keep Your Mouths Shut'

Jake Johnson, staff writer U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has a message for journalists who dare to report the truth about Israel's ongoing massacre of nonviolent demonstrators in Gaza: "Keep your mouths shut."
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Gazans demand international probe into Israeli murder of health worker Najjar

Members of Gaza's civil society, rights groups, and workers in the health sector, demonstrated on Monday at the United Nations offices in Gaza City demanding an international investigation into the Israeli army murder of Razan Najjar, 21, a fellow volunte
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Palestinians Salute Worldwide Mobilizations Against Giro d'Italia Sports-Washing Israel's Crimes

Palestinians Salute Worldwide Mobilizations Against Giro d'Italia Sports-Washing Israel's Crimes Update Cultural Boycott Relocate the Race Inspiring mobilizations and creative energy put a spotlight on Israel's crimes during the Giro d'Italia cycling race. June 5, 2018 By: 
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UN, EU decry Israeli plan to demolish Bedouin homes

The U.N. human rights experts expressed recently grave concern about an Israeli court's decision to uphold an Israeli plan to demolish the entire Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank.
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US vetoes UN resolution on Gaza; fails to win its own resolution

Competing U.N. Security Council proposals to respond to the escalation of violence in Gaza both failed on Friday, starkly baring divisions that have paralyzed the U.N.'s most powerful body.
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​OIC condemns Israel’s approval of constructing 2070 new settlement units

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned Israel’s decision greenlighting the building of 2070 new settlement units within the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.
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Sorrow, Outrage Over IDF Killing of Nurse in Gaza as Deathtoll Surpasses 120

Jon Queally, staff writer "We have one goal to save lives and evacuate people. And to send a message to the world: Without weapons, we can do anything," said Razan Al-Najjar, a 21-year-old nurse in Gaza just weeks ago. On Friday, she was killed by the U.S.-backed Israeli military while attempted to treat injured protesters near the Gaza border fence.
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Quarter of a million attend third Friday prayer of Ramadan at Aqsa

An estimated 250,000 Muslims from all over Palestine attended the third Friday of the holy fast month of Ramadan prayer at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to officials from the Muslim Endowment (Waqf) Department.
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