Palestine

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JERUSALEM/PNN/ Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday. Gazan Christians will be granted permits to travel abroad but none will be allowed to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank, home to many …

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Bethlehem/PNN/ The Haaretz newspaper has shed light on Israel’s “shameful role” in Myanmar’s state-sponsored genocidal campaign against Rohingya Muslims, citing Tel Aviv’s arms sales to the Southeast Asian as well as the regime’s attempts to forge closer relations with the country’s officials. An opinion piece written by journalist Charles Dunst and published by the Israeli …

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Amsterdam/PNN/ An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations calls on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost five years without reaching a …

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Ramallah/PNN/ The State of Palestine welcomes the positive decision of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to accept jurisdiction with regards to the inter-State communication submitted by the State of Palestine against Israel, pursuant to Article 11 of CERD. Today, the Committee set a shining example in championing human rights, promoting legal remedies …

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PNN/ Bethlehem/ A report by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said that since the beginning of 2019 and until the end of November, Israeli Occupation Forces carried 690 violations against Palestinian media. The violations include shooting of live ammunition and other bullets towards journalists, leading to the injury of 72 media professionals, some of them …

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Bethlehem/PNN/ President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to include discrimination against Jews as a violation of law in certain cases, with an eye toward fighting anti-Semitism on college campuses. It’s an order that would allow Trump to take further steps to combat anti-Israel sentiments and divestment movements on college campuses by requiring …

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PNN/ Jerusalem/ A parliamentary committee finalized a bill on Wednesday to dissolve the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and hold early election, and the bill will be put to vote by lawmakers on Wednesday. Lawmakers still have until midnight before a three-week deadline for the Knesset to form a government expires. If passed, early election will be …

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PNN/ The “Price Tag” gangs damaged tires and sprayed racist slogans in the village of Manshiyat Zabda in the 1948 lands. The villagers said that they were surprised at dawn today, Thursday, to find racist slogans calling for the expulsion of the Palestinians from the lands of the 48, and obscene descriptions of the Prophet …

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Ramallah/PNN/ Chairman of the Central Elections Commission (CEC), Dr. Hanna Nasir, received today the United Nations Special Coordinator to the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nikolai Mladenov, at CEC’s Headquarters in Al-Bireh. Dr. Nasir briefed Mr. Mladenov on the latest developments with regards to the upcoming general elections, particularly political parties’ positive responses to President …

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Jerusalem/PNN/ The European Union (EU) and the Federal Republic of Germany today signed additional contribution agreements with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The event took place at the UNRWA Jerusalem Girls’ School in Silwan, East Jerusalem, with several EU Member States (MS) also joining the …

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Bethlehem/PNN/ The European Union, Denmark and the Palestinian Authority inaugurated today two multipurpose buildings in Al Ma’sarah and Marah Mi’allah villages in Bethlehem governorate. Both buildings are located in Area C of the West Bank. The total area of the two buildings is 630 square meters and they will serve more than 2,000 Palestinian citizens. …

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PNN/ Jerusalem/ A statistical report issued by the Christian-Islamic Committee to Defend Jerusalem ans the Islamic Cooperation organization, showed that excavations under Jerusalem since 1967 have reached 104 excavations, four of which are under and around Al-Aqsa, five in Silwan, five in the Old City, and eight in other sites, and 57 fossils and tunnels …

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Brussels/PNN/ European Union foreign ministers are expected to exchange views next month on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ireland and Luxembourg are among the EU member states seeking to …

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PNN/ Bethlehem/ Prisoner Ahmad Zahran today has entered the 80th day in his open hunger strike, amidst serious health conditions whilst in the Israeli “Kaplan” hospital. Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) are keeping Zahran in administrative detention and continue to refuse his demands, deliberately procrastinating any solutions to his case, with the aim of bringing him …