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Fathi Harb Burnt Himself to Death in Gaza. Will the World Notice?
May29

Fathi Harb Burnt Himself to Death in Gaza. Will the World Notice?

By Jonathan Cook Fathi Harb should have had something to live for, not least the imminent arrival of a new baby. But last week the 21-year-old extinguished his life in an inferno of flames in central Gaza. It is believed to be the first example of a public act of self-immolation in the enclave. Harb doused himself in petrol and set himself alight...

MPs Urge UK Government to ‘Put a Cost’ on Israel Violations of International Law
Dec08

MPs Urge UK Government to ‘Put a Cost’ on Israel Violations of International Law

MPs urged the UK government to “put a cost” on Israeli violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) during a debate on home demolitions yesterday. The debate, which officially addressed “the effect of Israeli demolitions on Palestinian communities”, saw cross-party criticism of Israeli actions in the oPt, and...

ICC Prosecutor Affirms Decision Not to Formally Investigate Mavi Marmara Killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has reaffirmed a previous decision to close the preliminary examination into the Israeli military’s fatal attack on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in May 2010. In a statement released this week by the ICC, Bensouda said that “following a thorough and considered reassessment of...

Remembering the Ottoman Empire in Palestine
Sep15

Remembering the Ottoman Empire in Palestine

By Gabriel Polley The last months of this year contain two landmark centenaries in the history of Palestine. The first is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, on November 2nd. On that day, while Israelis celebrate, the Palestinians will mourn the short letter which, three decades later, took their country from them, the Nakba which...

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Building Missile Production Sites in Syria, Lebanon
Aug29

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Building Missile Production Sites in Syria, Lebanon

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel. At the start of a meeting in Jerusalem with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part...

Why FIFA bottled out of enforcing its own rules on Israel
May20

Why FIFA bottled out of enforcing its own rules on Israel

As it has in Crimea, South Africa and Yugoslavia, FIFA should follow its own rules and the UN, and insist on an end of settlement activities. …read more Source: The Palestinian Information...

HRW to FIFA: Follow Own Rules on Israeli Settlement Clubs
May10

HRW to FIFA: Follow Own Rules on Israeli Settlement Clubs

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Human Rights Watch published a media advisory yesterday urging FIFA, the world football federation, to abide by its statutes and human rights responsibilities and tell the Israel Football Association to stop organizing matches in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Tokyo Sexwale, the chair of the monitoring...

UNESCO Labels Israel an “Occupying Power”
May03

UNESCO Labels Israel an “Occupying Power”

UNESCO today voted in favor of a resolution which describes Israel as an “occupying power” and denies its sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem. Twenty-two countries voted in favor of the resolution which was submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. UNESCO passes resolution calling...

FIFA To Make Decision on Settlement Games in May
Apr23

FIFA To Make Decision on Settlement Games in May

Football’s top governing body may set Israel a six-month ultimatum to end games in settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sunday. The issue has been pushed in recent years by the Palestinian football association who has demanded Israel be punished for continuing to play games in the settlements, which are...

On Christmas Day, Israel Summons Ambassadors of 10 Countries over UN Vote
Dec26

On Christmas Day, Israel Summons Ambassadors of 10 Countries over UN Vote

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned yesterday the ambassadors of 10 counties to Israel over their countries support for the United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2334, which called on Israel to halt settlements construction in the West Bank. Reuters said the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the ambassadors of 10...

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