Israel cop beat Palestinian minor to force confession

Israel cop beat Palestinian minor to force confession

An Israeli police detective “has been charged with beating a Palestinian minor to get him to confess to throwing rocks at cars driven by Israelis”, reported Haaretz. The paper noted that “despite the seriousness of the offense, the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers charged the detective with a lesser assault crime”, namely simple assault, which carries...

Minister: South Africa must include Palestine on BRICS agenda

Minister: South Africa must include Palestine on BRICS agenda

Palestine must be placed on the agenda of the BRICS countries’ meeting this year, a senior South African minister said on Wednesday. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa make up the five emerging nations which form BRICS and which include 41 per cent of the world’s population. Speaking at an Israeli Apartheid Week event at the University of Cape...

Turkey supports Palestinian organisations in Chile

Turkey supports Palestinian organisations in Chile

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has announced that it has provided financial assistance to a care home for disabled people and the Deportivo Palestino Football Club in Chile. Both organisations were founded by Palestinians in the diaspora. A statement by TIKA revealed that it has financed two football pitches for Deportivo Palestino, which was founded in 1920 and...

Settlers in East Jerusalem lose court battle to get power from Israeli company

Settlers in East Jerusalem lose court battle to get power from Israeli company

JERUSALEM, November 14, 2017 (WAFA) – The Israeli High Court ruled on Tuesday that power supply to all residents of East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood is the responsibility of the Jerusalem District Electricity Company (JDECO), a private Palestinian venture, defeating as a result attempts by Israeli settlers who moved into the area by force to get power from the Israel...

Israeli forces crack down on anti-settlement protest south of Nablus

Israeli forces crack down on anti-settlement protest south of Nablus

sraeli forces Friday cracked down on anti-settlement protest in Beita village, south of Nablus, injuring many protestors. Dozens of Palestinians from Beita rallied in protest of the recent construction of an Israeli settlement outpost on their lands in Jabal Abu Sbeih area. Israeli forces attacked protestors, injuring several with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing scores others to suffocate from tear...

How Palestinian women led successful non-violent resistance

How Palestinian women led successful non-violent resistance

Movements that welcome women into leadership positions are more likely to achieve their goals. This is because their use of non-violent tactics is almost 100 percent more likely to be successful than violent campaigns. These are the findings of a study of 323 major political conflicts from 1900-2006. Non-violent movements are less likely to cause physical harm and typically lead...

Palestine: Israel provides Palestinian detainees with expired food supplies

Palestine: Israel provides Palestinian detainees with expired food supplies

The administration of the Etzion Israeli detention, which is located in the south of West Bank, has provided the Palestinian detainees held there with expired food supplies, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) announced today. PPC’s lawyer, Jacqueline Fararja, told Anadolu Agency that “the prison administration has supplied the Palestinian detainees with expired canned food and cheese.” “Most of the detainees...

Alrowwad celebrates 20 years of arts and culture in Aida

Alrowwad celebrates 20 years of arts and culture in Aida

The Association of Pioneers for Culture and Arts in Aida refugee camp celebrated 20 years of arts and culture classes with the opening of their new building Sunday night. Director General of Pioneers Association for Culture and Arts, Dr. Abdel-Fattah Abu Sorour, hailed the construction of the new building as the next step in Alrowwad’s continued expansion over its two...

Israeli court sentences human rights activist to six months in jail and a five year suspension

Israeli court sentences human rights activist to six months in jail and a five year suspension

Israel’s Ofer military court on Monday has sentenced leading activist and head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), Munther Amira, after over three months of detention. Ghassan Amira, the activist’s brother, said that the court sentenced Munther Amira to six months in prison, a five-year suspension of action sentence, and a fine. The suspension of action sentence means that...