News Roundup

Arab Students in Jerusalem Get Less Than Half the Funding of Jewish Counterparts
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Arab Students in Jerusalem Get Less Than Half the Funding of Jewish Counterparts

A pupil in a municipal high school in East Jerusalem gets less than half the funding of his counterpart in the western part of the capital, according to the Jerusalem municipality’s budget. In fact, there are East Jerusalem schools that don’t even get the funds that the Education Ministry gives the city for them, as is shown by an analysis of the budget...

about 1 day ago
Mass Protests in West Bank City After Palestinian Detainee Dies
Reuters and Agence France-Presse

Mass Protests in West Bank City After Palestinian Detainee Dies

NABLUS, WEST BANK // Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests on Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee. Ahmed Halawa, the alleged ringleader in the killing of two Palestinian policemen last week, died in custody...

about 2 days ago
How a Casino Tycoon Is Trying to Combat an Exploding Pro-Palestinian Movement on Campuses
Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

How a Casino Tycoon Is Trying to Combat an Exploding Pro-Palestinian Movement on Campuses

Robert Gardner rarely heard anything about Israel growing up in South Los Angeles. But at UCLA, he started learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — and seeing parallels with conflicts close to home. The African American senior likened Israeli crackdowns on Palestinian protesters to police violence against black Americans. So he joined Students for Justice in Palestine and an international movement known as BDS, which advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against companies deemed players in Israeli human rights violations.

about 4 days ago
Video: Israelis Use Stun Grenade in Unprovoked Attack on Youths
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Video: Israelis Use Stun Grenade in Unprovoked Attack on Youths

This video shows four Palestinian youths sitting and relaxing outside a home when an Israeli jeep drives up to them and stops briefly. As it drives off a few seconds later, the youths leap from their chairs and there is a huge explosion that sends smoke and debris into the air...

about 1 week ago
Killing Them Slowly: Diabetes in Palestine
Paul Velo, Al-Jazeera

Killing Them Slowly: Diabetes in Palestine

Yatta, occupied West Bank - A mobile clinic with specialised doctors, nurses, nutritionists and podiatrists recently made a stop in Yatta, the main market town of the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank. The clinic - a large truck stocked with free treatment options - is at the forefront of thebattle against diabetes, which has now become the leading indirect cause of death in Palestine…

about 1 week ago
Palestinian Seeks Freedom in 3rd Month of Hunger Strike
Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press

Palestinian Seeks Freedom in 3rd Month of Hunger Strike

A Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for two months to press for his release is determined to continue despite deteriorating health, his family and an advocacy group said. Bilal Kayed, 34, began the fast June 14, after Israel ordered him held for six months without charges, immediately following completion of a 14-and-a-half-year prison term, his relatives said...

about 1 week ago
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Stop US Aid to Israel If Settlements Allowed to Stay
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Stop US Aid to Israel If Settlements Allowed to Stay

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approved a resolution calling on the U.S. government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and “enable an independent Palestinian state.” Voting at its triennial assembly in New Orleans that ended Saturday, the church also sought a halt to all investment in companies that profit from Israel’s...

about 1 week ago
Deadly Gas Projectiles Return to West Bank Protests
Clare Maxwell, The Electronic Intifada

Deadly Gas Projectiles Return to West Bank Protests

An old weapon appears to have re-emerged in Palestine. Over the past six months, say activists in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military has resumed the use of Indoor Barricade Penetrators, a form of high velocity tear gas 40mm projectile designed to deliver its payload inside buildings or homes and used during raids, demonstrations and clashes...

about 2 weeks ago
Israel Launching Task Force to Target, Deport BDS Activists
The Ma'an News Agency

Israel Launching Task Force to Target, Deport BDS Activists

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli government announced on Sunday that it was launching a task force to identify and deport members from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, marking the latest attack on left-wing and pro-Palestinian activism by Israel...

about 2 weeks ago