Tagged: East Jerusalem

Israel Demolishes Homes in East Jerusalem Neighborhoods of Silwan, Sur Bahir News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Demolishes Homes in East Jerusalem Neighborhoods of Silwan, Sur Bahir

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities tore down three houses -- two of which were under construction -- and two fences in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, leaving at least five Palestinians homeless. Bulldozers heavily escorted...

on August 30, 2016
Israeli Forces Close Streets to Jerusalem-area Neigborhood News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Close Streets to Jerusalem-area Neigborhood

Israeli authorities closed the streets of the southern occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir with large cement blocks on Friday, witnesses said. Locals told Ma’an Israeli police forces closed the street connecting the neighborhood to the Sur Baher neighborhood, a main road leading to Jabal al-Mukabbir.

on June 17, 2016
Israel Freezes 83,000 Palestinians’ Entrance Permits to East Jerusalem, Israel News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Freezes 83,000 Palestinians’ Entrance Permits to East Jerusalem, Israel

The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which implements Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, issued an order freezing more than 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, the organization said on Thursday.

on June 9, 2016
Israel Approves New Homes in East Jerusalem Settlement News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Israel Approves New Homes in East Jerusalem Settlement

Israeli authorities have approved building permits for 82 new homes in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo, a neighbourhood near Shuafat in occupied East Jerusalem, an Israeli NGO has said. "On Monday, June 6, the Jerusalem Local Planning and Building Committee approved two building permits for 82 housing units in Ramat Shlomo," Ir Amim, a group that opposes settlement construction, said in a statement on Tuesday.

on June 8, 2016
The Bookseller Saving Jerusalem’s Palestinian Identity News Roundup
Urvashi Sarkar, Al Jazeera

The Bookseller Saving Jerusalem’s Palestinian Identity

On Jerusalem's busy Salah Eddin Street, where cafes, grocery stores, money exchange centres and jewellery shops proliferate the landscape, a prominent board at number 22 announces itself as the Educational Bookshop. Shortly ahead, across the road, is another bookstore and cafe, also titled the Educational Bookshop.

on May 30, 2016
For the Second Tme, Palestinian Family Sees their E. Jerusalem Home Demolished by Israel News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

For the Second Tme, Palestinian Family Sees their E. Jerusalem Home Demolished by Israel

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian family’s home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat early on Wednesday morning, marking the second time the al-Hawarin family saw their home destroyed in 15 years. “The occupation is stealing our dreams, depriving us of living safely in our own homes,” Nadia al-Hawarin told Ma’an as she looked at the ruins of her home.

on May 18, 2016
Why Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer in Palestine When Treatment Is Available News Roundup
Kat Lister, Vice

Why Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer in Palestine When Treatment Is Available

What a difference 2,000 miles makes. Whilst British prime minister David Cameron soaked up the sun in Lanzarote during his Easter recess last month, the Scottish National Party's MP for Central Ayrshire was still working. Dr Philippa Whitford's holiday was spent in Gaza and the West Bank, performing potentially life-saving breast cancer surgery on four Palestinian women in East Jerusalem.

on May 4, 2016
Ringleader in 2014 Burning Alive of Palestinian Teen Ruled Sane News Roundup
Yahoo! News/AFP

Ringleader in 2014 Burning Alive of Palestinian Teen Ruled Sane

An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that a Jewish man found to be the ringleader of the beating and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 was sane and responsible for his actions. Israeli settler Yosef Haim Ben-David, 31, was found in November to have led the assault, but his lawyers had submitted last-minute documents saying he suffered from mental illness.

on April 19, 2016
Relative of Murdered Palestinian Teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir Beaten Up in Jerusalem News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Relative of Murdered Palestinian Teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir Beaten Up in Jerusalem

A 63-year-old Palestinian was attacked Thursday night in Jerusalem by unknown assailants. As of Saturday evening, the police have yet to launch an investigation. The man, Zoheir Abu Khdeir, a resident of East Jerusalem’s Shoafat neighborhood who works at an Egged bus parking lot, was beaten severely by at least two men. According to relatives, Abu Khdeir described the attackers as Jewish.

on April 17, 2016
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