Tagged: Resources

Palestinians Support Indigenous Dakota Pipeline Protests: “We Stand With Standing Rock” News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

Palestinians Support Indigenous Dakota Pipeline Protests: “We Stand With Standing Rock”

Native Americans have for months led protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, a $3.8 billion, nearly 1,200-mile construction project that will transfer oil across several states. Thousands of activists from around the country have traveled to North Dakota to support the indigenous resistance at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

on November 18, 2016
The Sioux-Palestine Pipeline Op-Eds & Analysis
Amira Hass, Haaretz

The Sioux-Palestine Pipeline

Just as the Sioux nation has arisen in rebellion, so are the people in Sussia, Jisr al-Zarqa, Isawiyah and elsewhere fighting for their heritage, their roots, their present, their future and their children – as communities and as a nation.

on November 8, 2016
Israel’s Blockade Keeps Gaza in the Dark News Roundup
Ylenia Gostoli, Al Jazeera

Israel’s Blockade Keeps Gaza in the Dark

The electricity crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip affects every facet of daily life, from making bread, to obtaining medical treatment, to earning a living. It also endangers lives: Last week, three siblings were burned alive after the candles they were using during a power cut set their house on fire.

on May 10, 2016
Future of Palestinian Town Bleak After Israel Shuts Quarries News Roundup
ABC News/AP

Future of Palestinian Town Bleak After Israel Shuts Quarries

The future of the Palestinian town of Beit Fajar looks bleak after Israel's military forced the shutdown of some three dozen quarries in the area, endangering 3,500 jobs and paralyzing the dominant local industry. Palestinian quarry owners and their lawyer say March 21 raids of the quarries by hundreds of Israeli soldiers and the confiscation of millions of dollars in equipment amount to collective punishment.

on April 20, 2016
Displaced Palestinians in Gaza Protest Israeli Ban on Cement Imports News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Displaced Palestinians in Gaza Protest Israeli Ban on Cement Imports

Palestinians left homeless by Israel's devastating offensive on the Gaza Strip two years ago rallied in Gaza City on Wednesday to protest a recent Israeli decision to ban shipments of cement into the blockaded coastal enclave.The protesters burned tires in front of the Gaza's sub-office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, saying plans for Gaza's reconstruction were being conducted according to "Israel's interests."

on April 20, 2016
World Bank: Restrictions Cost Palestinian Telecoms $1B News Roundup
ABC News/AP

World Bank: Restrictions Cost Palestinian Telecoms $1B

The World Bank says the Palestinian mobile phone sector lost more than $1 billion in potential earnings over the last three years, largely due to Israeli restrictions. Its report Thursday said over 20 percent of West Bank customers use Israeli providers because they offer high-speed internet capabilities. In 2015, Israel agreed to permit a 3G broadband network in the West Bank, but this is not yet available to customers with Palestinian companies.

on March 31, 2016
Israel to Reduce Power to Palestinian City Over Debt News Roundup
Al Arabiya/AFP

Israel to Reduce Power to Palestinian City Over Debt

Israel’s state-run electricity company was set Thursday to reduce the power supply to a Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank over a debt of $450 million, an Israeli official said. The decision by the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) applies to Jericho and comes after the Palestinian Authority and the private Palestinian Jerusalem District Electricity Company failed to pay longstanding dues, the official said.

on March 31, 2016
UN Adopts Resolution on Palestinian Sovereignty Over Natural Resources News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

UN Adopts Resolution on Palestinian Sovereignty Over Natural Resources

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution demanding Palestinian sovereignty over natural resources under Israeli occupation. The draft solution, “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources,” was adopted with 164 votes in favor and five against.

on December 23, 2015
Palestinians Protest Israeli Government’s Discrimination Against Christian Schools News Roundup
Reem Khamis Dakwar, The Huffington Post/Mondoweiss

Palestinians Protest Israeli Government’s Discrimination Against Christian Schools

Americans of all faiths and backgrounds are looking forward to Pope Francis' first visit to the United States. The Pope's humility and profound commitment to issues of global peace, social justice and the fight against global warming have made him one of the most popular religious figures in recent history.

on September 21, 2015
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