During a speech at Israel’s Herzliya conference, aimed at discussing the country’s national policies, ultraright Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejected the possibility of Palestinian refugees from historic Palestine, which Israel was built on, being able to return to their lands within the 1967 borders, a right that is upheld by United Nations Resolution 194.

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Lieberman: Not a single Palestinian refugee will return to their lands in Israel

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Palestinians in Gaza have been setting up clothes lines along the streets to hang items for those in need to take ahead of the Muslim celebration of Eid.

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Palestinians in Gaza have been setting up clothes lines along the streets

Gaza builds ‘Wall of Blessings’ for Eid

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In a press release reported by the Shehab News Agency, the committee said: “As the Eid is approaching, the prisoners inside the Israeli jails are living emotional moments as they suffer harsh humanitarian, living and health situations, in addition to the feeling of loss and disconnection from their families.”

Among those prisoners, there are 13 mothers who are suffering the “bitterness, worry...
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In a press release reported by the Shehab News Agency the committee

54 Palestinian females held in Israeli jails

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Israeli authorities have continued devastating power cuts for the fourth consecutive day in the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday, after Israel approved a dramatic reduction in Israel’s electricity supply to the territory upon request of the Palestinian Authority (PA), while Egypt-provided fuel has put Gaza's sole power plant back in operation following its closure some two months ago.

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Israeli authorities have continued devastating power cuts for the fourth consecutive day

On 4th day of power cuts, Israel reduces electricity to Gaza by 60 percent

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Israel’s blockade, according to the human rights group B’Tselem, has consigned Gaza’s residents “to living in abject poverty under practically inhuman conditions unparalleled in the modern world.”
Yet the European Union, which markets itself as a champion of freedom, democracy and human rights, has washed its hands of the people there.

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Israels blockade according to the human rights group BTselem has consigned Gazas

EU washes its hands of Gaza

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Asher Bonaventura
Syed Bukhari
Some 300,000 Muslim worshipers from the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel, and foreign countries prayed overnight between Wednesday and Thursday at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem to mark Laylat al-Qadr, "Night of Power,” one of Ramadan's holiest nights, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency.

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Some 300000 Muslim worshipers from the occupied West Bank East Jerusalem Israel

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim worshipers pray at Al-Aqsa on Ramadan

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Israel is closing the bank accounts of Arab institutions in Jerusalem in an effort to displace Jerusalemites and force them out of the city, the Department of Jerusalem Affairs has said.
In a press release, the organisation said the Israeli occupation’s moves against social, cultural, educational, relief, housing, legal or engineering institutions were political and go hand in hand with the...
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Israel is closing the bank accounts of Arab institutions in Jerusalem in

Closing bank accounts: Israel’s new policy to displace Jerusalemites

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Israeli forces detained four Palestinians across the occupied West Bank between Wednesday night and Thursday, including a former Palestinian hunger striker who was recently released from Israeli prison, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.

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Israeli forces detained four Palestinians across the occupied West Bank between Wednesday

Former Palestinian hunger striker among 4 detained in raids across West Bank

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Several Israeli army bulldozers entered the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning and leveled lands near the Jabaliya refugee camp.
Witnesses told Ma’an that four Israeli D9 bulldozers razed and leveled dozens of meters of lands near the al-Shuhada cemetery in the eastern part of Jabaliya refugee camp.

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Several Israeli army bulldozers entered the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning

Israeli forces level lands east of Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza

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Israeli authorities closed the entrance of a Palestinian industrial area in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron on Thursday morning.

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Israeli authorities closed the entrance of a Palestinian industrial area in the

Israeli forces close entrance of industrial area in Hebron

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Saleh S. Darwish
This month marks 50 years of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the “world’s longest-sustained military occupation in modern history,” according to the ICRC. Israel today controls these areas through systematic rights abuses: unlawful killings, forced displacement, abusive detention, unjustified restrictions on movement and the development of settlements and accompanying...
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This month marks 50 years of Israels occupation of the West Bank

Urgent Need for Action on Settlements, Gaza

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Iftar on the rubble

My father was a social worker on Los Angeles’ skid row for decades. He felt deeply about the humanity of homeless people, and he did what he could to help each person to have a better life. Herb Lester, my father, saw homelessness as a humanitarian disaster; he saw it as the failure of governments to ensure the well-being of their people. And he felt a responsibility to...
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Iftar on the rubble My father was a social worker on Los

Iftar on the rubble

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Freedom denied: Three years on the re-arrest of released prisoners from the Wafa al-Ahrar exchange

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners released in 2011 in the Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange have been imprisoned once more for over three years. 18 June 2017 marked the third anniversary of the seizure of 74 Palestinian prisoners released in the exchange agreement by Israeli occupation forces in...
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Freedom denied Three years on the rearrest of released prisoners from the

Freedom denied: Three years on the re-arrest of released prisoners from the Wafa al-Ahrar exchange

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Video: Meet the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip

Rawan Abu Asad is the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip. The 23 year-old woman discusses her dreams, her work and what the occupation is to her, as well as how it has impacted her life.

Rawan says that the occupation has stolen her rights and turned them into dreams. But she is certain that the occupation cannot...
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Video: Meet the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip

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New Yorkers protest to end Israeli administrative detention and boycott HP

New Yorkers protested in support of Palestinian political prisoners on Friday, 16 June outside the Best Buy electronics store in Union Square. Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, the protest focused on three recent administrative detention cases – those of Rami Fadayel, Hasan Safadi and...
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New Yorkers protest to end Israeli administrative detention and boycott HP

New Yorkers protest to end Israeli administrative detention and boycott HP

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The Palestinian National Committee for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BNC) welcomed a historic open letter by the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) urging the World Council of Churches (WCC) to “recognize Israel as an apartheid state”
The Palestinian National Committee for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions BNC welcomed a

Christian Organizations in Palestine urge World Council of Churches to support BDS - PNN

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The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday exonerated Israel of any responsibility for Gaza's humanitarian crisis, calling for a Security Council resolution to blacklist Hamas and punish its backers.
The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday exonerated Israel

US calls on UN to blacklist Hamas and punish its backers

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Ibrahim Brian Sarao Ballaho
Gaza's two million residents receive about four hours of electricity a day and will now have their electricity cut by another 45-60 minutes.
Gazas two million residents receive about four hours of electricity a day

Gaza power cuts: 'This is the worst it's ever been'

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Alisa Carnall
Rosemary Russo
Occupation forces storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque, assault worshippers and arrest two Palestinians

The occupation Special Forces stormed into Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulted Muslims that were inside Al-Aqsa and sprayed them with pepper gas; they arrested two of them.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that occupation forces raided Al-Aqsa Mosque through Dung Gate and allowed settlers to...
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Occupation forces storm into AlAqsa Mosque assault worshippers and arrest two Palestinians

Occupation forces storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque, assault worshippers and arrest two Palestinians

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Grinrevere Marie
Dan Winblad
Moreover, it’s not just in London where people are being punished daily for being poor; people deprived of the basic necessities of life are under the cosh of those wielding obscene wealth, power and influence the world over. A classic example can be seen in the tiny Gaza Strip in occupied Palestine, where two million Palestinians barely survive under an Israeli-led blockade and...
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Moreover its not just in London where people are being punished daily

Pity the poor, and pity the poor Palestinians

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