Tagged: Freedom Of Movement

Palestinians Face Severe Restrictions During Jewish Holiday News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinians Face Severe Restrictions During Jewish Holiday

Palestinians faced severe movement restrictions on Wednesday, as Israeli authorities shut down all movement through checkpoints in and out of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim. An Israeli army spokesperson said that beginning at 1 a.m. on Wednesday and lasting until midnight Saturday, the checkpoints would be closed to all Palestinians with the exception of humanitarian cases.

on March 23, 2016
Israel to Close Major Nablus Checkpoint 5 Hours Daily News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel to Close Major Nablus Checkpoint 5 Hours Daily

The Israeli military is expected to begin daily closures of Zaatara military checkpoint in southern Nablus for maintenance, the Palestinian military liaison said Thursday. The liason said they were officially informed by their Israeli counterpart that the checkpoint would be closed for five hours daily for those entering Nablus due to maintenance on Huwwara Street, adding that the closure may last for more than two months.

on March 11, 2016
Open Shuhada Street Videos
IMEU

Open Shuhada Street

Today in 1994, Jewish extremist settler Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinians as they prayed inside Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque. In response, the Israeli military shut down the city's main commercial street for Palestinians, Shuhada Street. 22 years later, Shuhada Street remains closed and freedom of movement in Hebron is more restricted than ever for its Palestinian residents.

on February 25, 2016
Palestinians Daring to Love Videos
Love Under Apartheid & IMEU

Palestinians Daring to Love

Four couples talk about daily restrictions they face due to Israeli policy. "I never dreamed I would leave my country, but I also never dreamed I would be separated from the person I love." Produced by Love Under Apartheid and the IMEU.

on February 11, 2016
Israel Revokes Entry Permits for Dozens of Palestinian Peace Activists News Roundup
Haggai Matar, +972 Magazine

Israel Revokes Entry Permits for Dozens of Palestinian Peace Activists

The Israeli army’s Civil Administration, formerly known as the military government, recently informed dozens of joint Israeli-Palestinian peace organizations that it would retroactively revoke entry permits for Palestinian peace activists from the West Bank into Israel.

on February 8, 2016
Gideon Levy: It’s Not Complicated Videos
IMEU

Gideon Levy: It’s Not Complicated

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy discusses why the Palestinian situation is a straightforward struggle for land and rights. Gideon Levy, is an award-winning Israeli journalist for Haaretz newspaper, former advisor to Shimon Peres, and author of The Punishment of Gaza (2010).

on February 8, 2016
Travel Agency in Isolated Gaza Recalls the ‘Golden’ 1950s News Roundup
Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Travel Agency in Isolated Gaza Recalls the ‘Golden’ 1950s

Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he's lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out.

on February 5, 2016
Land Control in the Occupied Jordan Valley & Dead Sea Area Infographics
IMEU

Land Control in the Occupied Jordan Valley & Dead Sea Area

According to a groundbreaking new report from Human Rights Watch, Palestinians have access to a mere 13% of the occupied Jordan Valley and Dead Sea area. Last month, Israel confirmed its plans to seize another 380 acres of Jordan Valley land.

on February 4, 2016
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...

on February 2, 2016
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