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British-Palestinian activist banned from seeing his family

British-Palestinian activist banned from seeing his family

A British-Palestinian academic from the University of Birmingham has been banned from entering Israel last weekend. The ban prevented Professor Kamel Hawwash from visiting family in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and is thought to have been instated because of activism as part of Israel’s controversial “BDS ban” ...

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Professor Ashkar suffers stroke in Israeli jail

Professor Ashkar suffers stroke in Israeli jail

The Palestinian prisoner Professor Esam al-Ashkar suffered a stroke on Friday morning that worsened his already weak health condition in Israeli jails. Ashkar’s wife told the PIC reporter that her husband suffered a stroke during his stay at Raymond prison’s hospital, expressing concern over his health condition which she described ...

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Report: 100 Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque in March

Report: 100 Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque in March

Some 99 attacks on holy sites were committed by the Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian territories during March 2017, a report by Palestinian’s Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs revealed on Monday. According to the report, the occupation forces have committed more than 99 attacks and violations against Al-Aqsa ...

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Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque under police guard

Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque under police guard

Dozens of Jewish settlers on Thursday desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in groups under tight police protection. According to Quds Press, 49 settlers entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards before leaving through as-Silsila Gate. The Israeli occupation police allow settlers to defile the Mosque every day, ...

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Crisis between Israel, Ireland over the Palestinian flag

Crisis between Israel, Ireland over the Palestinian flag

Israel sharply condemned a Dublin city council decision to fly the Palestinian flag above the capital’s city hall on May 15, Yedioth Ahronoth correspondent Itamar Eichner said. Israel strongly condemned, as well, the Dublin city council resolution that expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people living under “brutal occupation” for 50 ...

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Israel drafts new law to deduct $250m from PA funds

Israel drafts new law to deduct $250m from PA funds

A draft new law submitted to the Knesset (parliament) would see Israel deduct nearly $250 million from the Palestinian Authority tax revenues which Ramallah pays to Palestinian prisoners in Israel and the families of martyrs, Yedioth Ahronoth has reported. The bill was submitted to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on ...

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1782 Israelis stormed al-Aqsa Mosque last March

1782 Israelis stormed al-Aqsa Mosque last March

Al-Quds Studies Center for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs said that 1,782 Israelis stormed al-Aqsa Mosque last March. In a report published on Sunday, the center pointed out that the number of Israelis who broke into the holy site included 93 of the police and intelligence forces, 327 Jewish students including ...

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Israel evading responsibility for assassination'

Israel evading responsibility for assassination’

Hamas says Israel is trying to evade responsibility for the assassination of an official of the Palestinian resistance movement. Israeli minister of military affairs Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday suggested that Hamas had killed Mazen Faqha who was shot dead on March 25 near his home in southwestern Gaza City. “The ...

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