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Israel

2018

26

Feb

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre church closes in tax protest

The heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, considered the holiest site in Christianity, have shuttered its doors to protest against a new tax and a piece of Israeli legislation that will allow the government to confiscate church land. In the rare step not seen for close to three decades, church leaders accused Israel of a […]

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Country: Israel
Source: The Guardian

15

Feb

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel must safeguard Jewish majority at expense of human rights

“Israel must safeguard Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights.” the country’s justice minister Ayelet Shaked has said. On Monday, Shaked proposed this in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time, according to Days of Palestine. Shaked said that Israel […]

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Country: Israel
Source: International Middle East Media Center

07

Feb

Israeli government to tell 38,000 Africans to leave or face arrest

The Israeli government intends to tell tens of thousands of African migrants and refugees to leave the country or face arrest. Thirty-eight thousand mainly Eritreans and Sudanese who entered Israel illegally will be given a plane ticket and $3,500 until the end of March to leave, AFP reported Wednesday. After March, payments will decrease. People who still refuse to leave will be […]

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Country: Israel
Source: USA Today

01

Feb

The Israeli-led siege is devastating Gaza’s health sector

A hospital in Gaza suspended services due to fuel shortages, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Remaining out of service, the hospital has become the latest example of the problems caused by energy shortages. Gazan Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the Beit Hanoun hospital stopped functioning and the patients would be transferred to other hospitals […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Daily Sabah

12

Jan

Israel demands compensation from family of Palestinian crushed to death under army jeep

The Israeli army filed a lawsuit against the family, and the entire town, of a Palestinian who was crushed to death under a military jeep which flipped over him, after the army invaded Kafr Malek village, east of Ramallah, in central West Bank, in mid-June 2014. The military is demanding the family of Abdullah Ghanayem (Ghneimat), and […]

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Country: Israel
Source: International Middle East Media Center

12

Jan

Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinian minors in 2017

The Israeli forces have killed 15 Palestinian children in the Israeli occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem andGaza Strip, an international non-governmental organization said on Tuesday. “The Israeli forces have killed 12 Palestinian children between the age of 14-16 in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem,” Defense for Children Palestine said in a statement. “Three other […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Anadolu Agency

2017

16

Dec

Israel Defense Minister Liberman threatened Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with ‘murder’

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Friday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wouldn’t be alive if not for security cooperation between Israel and the PA. “The security coordination between Israel and the Palestinians is in [Abbas’s] interest no less than ours, if not more. He is still alive thanks to the security coordination,” Liberman was […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Times of Israel , Al Jazeera

13

Dec

260 Palestinians detained since US Jerusalem move

Israeli forces have detained 260 Palestinians since U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week, according to a Palestinian NGO. “The Israeli army has rounded up 260 Palestinians since Trump’s declaration,” the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement on Wednesday. A total of 60 Palestinians have been arrested in overnight […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Anadolu Agency

13

Dec

Israel imprisons young conscientious objectors who refuse to participate in occupation of Palestine

Military service is obligatory in Israel. Men are required to serve 3 years in the army while this period is 2.5 years for women. Every year, tens of people is imprisoned for not obeying this obligation. Two young Israeli women (Hadas Tal, 18 and Tamar Zeevi, 19) who refused to join the Israeli army for the […]

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Country: Israel
Source: AA

12

Dec

‘Israeli air strike’ kills two Palestinians in Gaza

An apparent Israeli air strike killed two Palestinians riding a motorcycle in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the health ministry said. “The Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza has received the bodies of two martyrs,” Ashraf al-Qudra, a Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman, said in a statement. Al-Qudra went on to say that the two men had […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Daily Sabah