Media Roundup

U.N. questions Israel on Palestinians’ rights
Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

U.N. questions Israel on Palestinians’ rights

U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses and the expansion of Jewish settlements to limited Palestinian access to water and their farmland. Israel's delegation defended its record before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which examined respect for civil and political rights in Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Each U.N. member state is reviewed every four years.

12 hours ago
Israel Continues to Deny Palestinians Access to Land in Southern Hebron
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israel Continues to Deny Palestinians Access to Land in Southern Hebron

Israeli forces continue to deny Palestinians access to their land in the southern Hebron Hills, attacking owners and activists and illegally allowing Israeli settlers to take over and build structures on Palestinians’ land, Monday said a press release by Operation Dove. Palestinians in the southern Hebron hills have been denied access to their land since 2001, where forces constantly declare the areas as ‘closed military zones’.

12 hours ago
Student Workers at University of California Support Palestine
International Middle East Media Center

Student Workers at University of California Support Palestine

The Joint Council of the Union of Academic Workers - UAW 2865, a body made up of 83 elected officers who oversee the affairs of the 13,000 member-strong student-worker union in the University of California system, has published an open letter which outlines its intent to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against public institutions and corporations that profit from occupation and apartheid, with direct implication to the state of Israel.

12 hours ago
Israeli forces detain Palestinian journalist near Ramallah
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces detain Palestinian journalist near Ramallah

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian journalist in the Ramallah village of Nilin on Monday, witnesses said. Mustafa al-Khawaja, a reporter for Al-Aqsa TV, was detained after Israeli forces raided his home. He was assaulted during the arrest, witnesses said.

13 hours ago
Israelis excel at camouflaging the expulsion of Palestinians
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Israelis excel at camouflaging the expulsion of Palestinians

As the descendants of a people which was banished throughout history from its homes and various homelands, we Israelis have developed our own expulsion skills – skills that would not embarrass the kings, nobles and officials of the goyim. Our contribution to the family of banishing nations is great, especially considering our short existence as a sovereign entity.

17 hours ago
5-year-old Palestinian girl hit by settler car succumbs to wounds
Ma'an News Agency

5-year-old Palestinian girl hit by settler car succumbs to wounds

A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an. Einas Khalil, five, died after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil, medical sources at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said.

about 2 days ago
Aqsa restrictions force thousands into Jerusalem streets for prayer
Ma'an News Agency

Aqsa restrictions force thousands into Jerusalem streets for prayer

Thousands of Palestinians performed prayers in the streets and alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday after men under the age of 50 were prevented by Israeli authorities from entering the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Hundreds of Israeli border guards, police, and special forces were deployed throughout Jerusalem streets, in addition to at least one drone and a surveillance balloon in the sky as authorities sought to prevent Muslim worshipers from reaching the holy site.

about 4 days ago
2 injured in Bilin protest
Ma'an News Agency

2 injured in Bilin protest

Two Palestinians were injured and dozens suffered from tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces dispersed a weekly protest in Bilin village near Ramallah. Israeli forces stopped the weekly march as protesters neared their freed lands near the wall, firing rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, stun grenades and chased some of them through the village’s fields.

about 4 days ago
Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child
International Middle East Media Center

Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child

In the central West Bank village of Beit Laqiya, this Friday, thousands of people attended the funeral of 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badir, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Thursday. Further restrictions imposed on al-Aqsa Mosque have forced thousands of people into the streets of occupied East Jerusalem for Friday prayer.

about 4 days ago