Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement
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Israeli forces suppress weekly marches across West Bank News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces suppress weekly marches across West Bank

Seven Palestinians were injured, including one with live fire, and dozens more suffered excessive tear gas inhalation when Israeli forces suppressed weekly marches across the West Bank on Friday. Seven Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces opened fireon the Kafr Qaddum weekly march,using both live and rubber-coated steel bullets.

about 2 days ago
Israel denies South African education minister entry to Palestine News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel denies South African education minister entry to Palestine

The South African minister of higher education said late Thursday that he had been denied entry to Palestine by Israeli authorities in revenge for political stances against Israeli policies. "This is not only an act against him, but also an act against him as a member of the Cabinet, so by extension it's an anti-government protest by Israel," spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana told South African news website News24.

about 2 days ago
Israeli tanks shell northern Gaza following rocket fire News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli tanks shell northern Gaza following rocket fire

Israeli tanks fired three shells at the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday after a rocket was fired from the coastal territory, witnesses and Israel's army said. The artillery fire struck a site belonging to Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, east of Beit Hanoun, locals told Ma'an. Ministry of Health spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra said no injuries were reported.

about 2 days ago
Palestinians condemn Israeli ruling on Jerusalem property News Roundup
Yahoo News

Palestinians condemn Israeli ruling on Jerusalem property

A lawyer representing Palestinians attacked on Thursday a ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court that he said could enable confiscation of east Jerusalem property owned by residents of the occupied West Bank. The April 15 decision brings such assets within the scope of the 1950 "Absentee Property Law," which places in state custody all property inside Israel owned by Arabs living outside the state in 1948.

about 2 days ago
Israeli forces raid girls’ school in Nablus News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces raid girls’ school in Nablus

Several Palestinian students suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces raided a girls' school south of Nablus on Thursday. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that several Israeli military vehicles raided the Al-Sawiya girls' school claiming rocks were thrown at settlers' vehicles on the main road of the village from the school. Israeli soldiers fired tear-gas and stun grenades at students.

about 3 days ago
Report: Israeli forces directly targeted children in Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Report: Israeli forces directly targeted children in Gaza

Evidence suggests that Israeli forces directly targeted children during last summer's war, reported childrens' rights group Defense for Children International- Palestine. Evidence and testimonies collected by DCIP reveal several locations that should have provided children with shelter and safety were, in practice, not immune from attacks by Israeli forces.

about 3 days ago
Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement

Thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel marched in protest on Thursday as their Jewish compatriots partied, each group in its own way marking the 67th anniversary of the State of Israel's founding. The anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948 is celebrated according to the Jewish calendar, this year falling on April 23.

about 3 days ago
Armenians in Palestine mark 100 years since Genocide News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Armenians in Palestine mark 100 years since Genocide

The Armenian community of the Holy Land this week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of a series of massacres and pogroms against the community in their ancestral homeland in Eastern Anatolia. Large numbers of the community’s approximately 5,000 members in Palestine are expected to take part in commemorations for the 1.5 million lives lost in the Armenian Genocide.

about 3 days ago
Wesleyan students demand divestment from prisons, fossil fuels and Israeli occupation News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Wesleyan students demand divestment from prisons, fossil fuels and Israeli occupation

On 16 April, nearly forty students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut held a sit-in protest inside the office of university President Michael Roth. They demanded that the college divest from fossil fuels, the prison industry and companies that profit from the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

about 4 days ago