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Over 1 Million Palestinians Tortured in Israeli Jails: Report

Tel Aviv (GPA) – According to a report from the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, over one million prisoners have been tortured in Israeli jails to date. The report was announced just before International Day in Support of Victims of Torture which takes place June 26th. Just last month, over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners participated in a 40 day […]

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Israel Border Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl

Tel Aviv (TeleSUR) – “Why do you continue to tell lies? What did that girl do? What did she do? Do you actually want peace?” one bystander shouted at Israeli police. Israeli border police shot and killed 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday evening, with witnesses saying she was “executed in cold blood,” Palestinian […]

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Israeli Troops Evict Illegal Settlers and Demolish Homes

Ofra, West Bank (GPA) – Israeli illegal settlers are getting a taste of their own medicine as they’re evicted from homes constructed in the West Bank that were deemed illegal by the Supreme Court. Earlier today, nine settler homes in the West Bank village of Ofra were subjected to a forced evacuation by Israeli police. […]

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Israel Wants Land Not Peace In The Middle East

“With every new settlement, the prospect of peace and the future of a Palestinian state becomes less achievable.” ~ Dr Rami Hamdallah Prime Minister of the State of Palestine. (TFC) – Palestine/Israel  Is Israel above international law? It sure seems like it believes that it is. On December 23, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334, […]

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Israel to Build 3,000 Homes in Illegal West Bank Settlements

West Bank – (teleSUR) This is the third settlement construction plan Israel announced this month as U.S. President Trump remains silent on the illegal activity. Israel announced plans Tuesday for 3,000 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the third such declaration in 11 days since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. A statement […]

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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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Israel Wants to Pass Bill to Retroactively Legalize Criminal Settlements

(GPA) West Bank – The global community has been outraged over the past week as Israeli legislators try to pass a law to retroactively make their criminal settlements in the West Bank legal. The settlement bill, on the verge of passing through the Israeli parliament, is being considered by many outside observers (as well as […]

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Israeli Occupation is Cutting Palestine’s GDP in Half. Will the World Care Now?

The UN released a report on Monday stating Palestinian territory could “easily produce” twice the GDP it’s currently producing if Israeli occupation were to end. Unsurprisingly, unemployment and poverty would drastically be reduced as well. Here’s a summary of the studies the UN and why they matter. Natural Resources & Trade Even in non-occupied territories, Palestinians […]

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Is the Democratic Party Getting Ready to Abandon the Two-State Solution?

Despite the fact that the Democratic National Convention is nearly a month away, the party has already announced their platform for the coming election. Will the progressive influence of Bernie Sanders be able to push the party platform further to the left in stronger favor of Palestinian recognition? Or are the Democrats preparing to all but […]

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Important Global News Stories Outshined by the Orlando Shooting This Week

Clashes at the Pakistan/Afghanistan Border Afghan and Pakistani military have been fighting along the border for the past few days. Four have died so far. Each side blames the other for initiating the conflict which began on Sunday and appears to be over Pakistan’s construction of a new guard post and border crossing. Afghanistan has […]

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