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400 Palestinians arrested for Facebook posts

400 Palestinians arrested for Facebook posts

The has been an increase in the number of Palestinian prisoners who are being held in in Israeli jails because of posts they have published on social networking sites since the start of the Jerusalem Intifada in October 2015. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported yesterday: The Israeli intelligence services worked on ...

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14 Years on, Palestinians Still Mourn Slain US Activist

14 Years on, Palestinians Still Mourn Slain US Activist

Fourteen years ago Thursday, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer that was preparing to demolish a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip. Corrie has since become an icon of global solidarity with the people of Palestine. Born on April 10, 1979 in Olympia, Washington, ...

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Why does Israel spy on its allies?

Why does Israel spy on its allies?

A report in Le Monde last weekend revealed new details of how Israel spies on the most enthusiastic state-supporters of its war crimes and apartheid against the Palestinian people. The newspaper reportedly revealed details of how Israel’s Mossad spy agency may have infiltrated French intelligence, possibly even at its highest ...

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Amnesty: Israel must end cruelty against prisoners

Amnesty: Israel must end cruelty against prisoners

Israeli must end “unlawful and cruel” policies practiced against Palestinian prisoners in its jails, Amnesty International said . “Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza in prisons inside Israel and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant ...

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Life under siege: Open air prison

Life under siege: Open air prison

Israel’s closure of the Gaza Strip entered its 10th consecutive year, continuing the collective punishment of Gaza’s entire population. Israeli control over the movement of people and goods into and from Gaza has severely damaged Gaza’s economy, hindered post-conflict reconstruction and affects the everyday life of 2 Million people, who ...

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Swiss lawmakers roll back anti-BDS law

Swiss lawmakers roll back anti-BDS law

Swiss lawmakers are rolling back a measure targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights. On 8 March, the National Council, the lower house of the Swiss parliament, passed an anti-BDS bill put forward by the right-wing People’s Party. But now the foreign affairs committee of the ...

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Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit support for oppression

Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit support for oppression

Between 2015 and 2016, Israel arrested more than 400 Palestinians because of content they circulated online, often on Facebook, that Israel alleged amounted to “incitement”. Around 200 are embroiled in court cases. One of the best-known cases is that of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who faces up to eight years ...

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