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...

Israeli snipers to watch Palestinian protest

Israeli snipers to watch Palestinian protest

The Israeli military has deployed more than 100 sharpshooters on the Gaza border ahead of a planned mass Palestinian demonstration near the frontier, Israel’s top general says. Organisers hope thousands in Gaza will answer their call to flock, starting on Friday, to tent cities in five locations along the sensitive border in a six-week protest for a right of return...

First women’s yoga training center opens doors in Gaza

First women’s yoga training center opens doors in Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) – A small group of Palestinian women in Gaza are stretching their limbs with yoga to help them teach others to cope with the stresses and traumas of living in the embattled territory. The Gaza Strip, which is dominated by the Islamist Hamas faction, has experienced three wars with neighboring Israel in the past 11 years. There are...

Gazan women join protests to defy Israeli claim their place is at home

Gazan women join protests to defy Israeli claim their place is at home

Gazan women ignore claims by Israeli army that protesting is against their femininity, turning up in their thousands for Great March of Return. An Israeli army spokesman recently warned Palestinian women to stay in the kitchen, rather than protest, saying their “femininity” demanded as much. Unsurprisingly, this archaic warning didn’t seem to have an effect on Gazan women, who continued...

Video shows Israeli sniper shooting Palestinian as soldiers celebrateJerusalem

Video shows Israeli sniper shooting Palestinian as soldiers celebrateJerusalem

With international criticism of Israel’s response to the Gaza protests growing, video emerged on Monday appearing to show an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) sniper shooting a Palestinian man standing near the border fence. After the Palestinian man falls to the ground, soldiers are heard cheering in the background. One yells, “What a legendary film!” The video, which circulated on social...

First Palestinian-themed museum in the US showcases art, culture and history

First Palestinian-themed museum in the US showcases art, culture and history

The first Palestinian-themed museum in the United States that opened on Sunday in Woodbridge, on the outskirts of New Haven in Connecticut, showcased Palestinian art, culture and history. The “Palestinian Museum U.S.”, as it was called, includes work by Palestinian artists from all over the world in celebration of Palestinian diversity, culture and history. The artworks displayed Palestinian life and...

Using new law, Israel moves to strip 12 Palestinians of East Jerusalem residency

Using new law, Israel moves to strip 12 Palestinians of East Jerusalem residency

Israeli authorities are considering stripping 12 Palestinians of their permanent residency status in occupied East Jerusalem, in what would reportedly be the first use of recently adopted legislation. According to Haaretz, Interior Minister Arye Dery is weighing up the move, in light of the law passed two weeks ago, which grants him the authority to strip any permanent resident of...

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Protest to Mark 100th Day Since Trump Embassy Move

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Protest to Mark 100th Day Since Trump Embassy Move

Thousands of Palestinian refugees hold a protest rally in southern Lebanon to mark the 100th day since the US president recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel. The rally was held Sunday in the city of Sidon which hosts Ain al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, Lebanese paper The Daily Star reported. US President Donald Trump recognized...

Palestine, Bulgaria call for enhancing bilateral cooperation in all fields

Palestine, Bulgaria call for enhancing bilateral cooperation in all fields

President Mahmoud Abbas and his Bulgarian guest, President Rumen Radev, called on Thursday for enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation in all fields, particularly education. Radev arrived in Ramallah on Thursday on an official one day visit, his first to Palestine since taking office in 2017, during which he held talks with President Abbas. The Bulgarian president said he discussed with...