News Roundup

Jerusalem: Palestinian man resists Israel order to self-demolish home
Aseel Jundi, Middle East Eye

Jerusalem: Palestinian man resists Israel order to self-demolish home

Israel has given Nidal Rajabi until 13 October to demolish his own home in Silwan - he is refusing on principle

on October 4, 2021
Israeli troops kill Gaza man near border; army investigates
Wafaa Shurafa, Associated Press

Israeli troops kill Gaza man near border; army investigates

Israeli troops shot and killed a 40-year-old Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip on Thursday as he was setting bird traps near the Israeli border, his family said. The military said it was investigating. The shooting came hours after two other Palestinians were killed in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. The shooting in Gaza occurred just before noon, near the Bureij refugee camp.

on October 4, 2021
Refusing food, medicine or court hearings, Palestinians fight administrative detention
Shatha Hammad, Middle East Eye

Refusing food, medicine or court hearings, Palestinians fight administrative detention

A dozen Palestinians imprisoned by Israel have been staging various forms of strike in protest of a policy denounced as violating their rights to fair trial

on October 1, 2021
Postcard from Bethlehem: culinary delights in the ancient city
Heba Saleh, Financial Times

Postcard from Bethlehem: culinary delights in the ancient city

His food tours are on hold but chef Fadi Kattan is on a mission to preserve the traditions of Palestinian cuisine

on October 1, 2021
Report lists 670 European firms with links to Israel settlements
Agence France-Presse

Report lists 670 European firms with links to Israel settlements

More than 670 European financial institutions have ties with companies that are involved in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a civil society report said Wednesday. The report from a group of 25 Palestinian, regional and European organisations called on the companies "to end all investments and financial flows" into the settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.

on October 1, 2021
Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week
Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week.

on September 22, 2021
Gaza artist mixes beauty with pain in her ballet paintings
Nidal Al-mughrabi, Reuters

Gaza artist mixes beauty with pain in her ballet paintings

Palestinian artist Abeer Jebril's dark-coloured paintings show ballerinas chained in barbed wire, dancing on rocks, or facing barricades to mirror what she calls the "ticking bomb" reality of women in Gaza.

on September 21, 2021
What fate awaits the rearrested Palestinian prisoners?
Zena Al Tahhan, Al Jazeera

What fate awaits the rearrested Palestinian prisoners?

Lawyers say prisoners likely to face additional years on their initial sentences as well as harsh punitive measures.

on September 13, 2021
PPS: Israel bans family visit for Palestinian prisoners
WAFA News Agency

PPS: Israel bans family visit for Palestinian prisoners

Israel has banned family visits for Palestinian prisoners until the end of the month, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

on September 9, 2021