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Israel Freezes Hunger Striker’s Detention Without Trial News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Freezes Hunger Striker’s Detention Without Trial

Israel's top court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qiq citing medical concerns, 72 days into the prisoner's life-threatening hunger strike. Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, told Ma'an that Israel's Supreme Court was freezing al-Qiq's six-month administrative detention order until his health improved.

about 2 days ago
Israel Demolishes 23 Homes in Hebron Area to Make Way for IDF Training Zones News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Israel Demolishes 23 Homes in Hebron Area to Make Way for IDF Training Zones

The Civil Administration in the West Bank on Tuesday demolished 23 homes and three outhouses in the southern Hebron hills villages of Jinba and Halawa. According to Israeli activists who reached Jinba by midday, shortly after the demolitions, 78 people had been living in the newly-built homes, including 60 children.

about 3 days ago
14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes

Israeli forces shot and critically injured a 14-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the Jabal al-Tawil area of al-Bireh City on Tuesday, medics told Ma'an. Medics said the teen was in critical condition after being shot in the lower stomach with a live bullet.

about 4 days ago
Knesset Passes Controversial ‘Stop-and-frisk’ Law News Roundup
Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Knesset Passes Controversial ‘Stop-and-frisk’ Law

The Knesset approved on Tuesday a toned-down version of a controversial law on expanding police power to carry out body searches. The so-called stop-and-frisk law – which the permits police to frisk a person if there is a “reasonable suspicion that he is about to commit a violent offense, in order to check whether he is carrying an illegal weapon” – was approved in the second and third readings.

about 4 days ago
Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Southern Hebron News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Southern Hebron

A number of Palestinian dwellings were demolished in the Masafer Yatta area of southern Hebron on Tuesday morning, locals told Ma'an. Ratib al-Jubour, a spokesperson for a local popular committee, said that "large numbers of Israeli occupation soldiers deployed in Masafer Yatta before bulldozers demolished a number of houses in the Janba, Halawa and al-Tabban areas."

about 4 days ago
Don’t Blacklist Me: Banning the Boycott of U.S. Allies Would Keep Us From Using a Powerful Tool… Op-Eds & Analysis
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Salon

Don’t Blacklist Me: Banning the Boycott of U.S. Allies Would Keep Us From Using a Powerful Tool…

The State of New York may blacklist me for working for justice for Palestinians. I am the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for the full freedom and equality of all the people in Israel/Palestine. A part of our work includes campaigns boycotting specific companies to create pressure to cease contributing to Israel’s oppression...

about 4 days ago
Israeli Settlements, American Money. What’s Next? Op-Eds & Analysis
Maen Rashid Areikat, Huffington Post

Israeli Settlements, American Money. What’s Next?

The U.S. and the entire world do not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Every U.S. administration, Republican and Democrat, since 1967 has opposed settlement construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

about 4 days ago
Almost All West Bank Land Deals for Illegal Settlements Forged, Investigation Finds News Roundup
Chaim Levinson, Haaretz

Almost All West Bank Land Deals for Illegal Settlements Forged, Investigation Finds

A fraud squad investigation has revealed that 14 of 15 supposed real estate acquisitions made by Al-Watan, a company run by pro-settlement activist Ze’ev Hever and owned by the right wing Amana, were forged. Details of the West Bank forgery industry were broadcast on Tuesday in an investigative report on the Channel 10 program HaMakor with Raviv Drucker.

about 5 days ago
Israeli Forces Demolish 4 Bedouin Homes, Leaving 22 Homeless News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Demolish 4 Bedouin Homes, Leaving 22 Homeless

Israeli forces demolished four corrugated iron Bedouin homes in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Monday, leaving 22 people homeless, locals said. The four homes were located in the Ein Ayub area between the villages of Ras Karkar and Deir Ammar, northwest of Ramallah city. Locals said Israeli military vehicles stormed the area from a bypass road...

about 5 days ago