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Jerusalem Officials Abruptly Cancel Vote on Illegal Settlements

(teleSUR) Jerusalem – Despite the decision to cancel the vote, Israeli Occupation Forces demolished several Palestinian-owned facilities Tuesday night. Jerusalem’s city officials have decided to cancel a vote that would have looked into approving some 618 illegal settlements in the Israeli-occupied side of East Jerusalem. The vote would have been the first act of open […]

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In Wake of UNSC Vote, Israel Approves Hundreds of New Settlements

(GPA) Tel Aviv – Following the vote on Friday by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a halt to further Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the Jerusalem Planning Committee has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in East Jerusalem. The Israeli government began approving new settlements over the weekend that were previously deemed […]

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Breaking: UNSC Passes Resolution Calling for Halt of Israeli Settlements

(GPA) New York – In a surprising move, the United States today abstained from a vote in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the legality of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory. With the passage of the measure introduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal the Israeli settlements in Palestine are officially recognized as […]

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Trump Wants Obama to Veto UN Vote Against Israeli Settlements

(teleSUR) Palestine –  The resolution would demand Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Obama administration on Thursday to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate halt to illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Netanyahu […]

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UN: Israeli Occupation is Biggest Roadblock in Palestinian Development

(GPA) New York – The United Nations Country team in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has released a report stating that the biggest hindrance to the economy of Palestine is the Israeli occupation. The 180 page report, titled “Leave No One Behind: A Perspective on Vulnerability and Structural Disadvantage in Palestine” details the constraints placed on […]

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Clinton Speechwriters Told to Remove References to Palestine from Speech

(GPA) Washington – In one of the latest releases of Podesta emails, the influence of Israel over the Clinton campaign is made frustratingly clear. In an email from Podesta to Hillary’s personal speechwriter there are clear instructions to remove references to Palestinians and Israeli crimes. The corrections were made one day before the speech was […]

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Israel Limits Palestinian Villages Water to “Two Hours a Week”

(GPA) West Bank – As the water shortage in Palestinian territory continues; new reports show the Palestinian people are getting less water than ever. Israeli rationing of water is now essentially a summer tradition in Palestine but this year has been unprecedented. Currently, some territories in the West Bank are under such tight water rations […]

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Netanyahu Warns Settlers to be on Best Behavior Until After US Election

(GPA) Israel – After condemnation by the United States earlier this month, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned settlers to be on their best behavior until after the election of the next US president. During a meeting with activists from Likud (Netanyahu’s right wing political party) that included settlers from Ofra (an illegal settlement […]