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24 Jul 2014

Please note, because of the rapidly-developing situation in Palestine, our most up-to-date information is available via our twitter account: @PalestinePSP. Please follow us there for breaking news and updates. Below is a summary of the events thus far.

Maan News Agency reports that as of Thursday morning, July 24, 695 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, over 80% of which, according to the UN, are civilians. The Israeli military bombarded the Khuzaa area in Khan Younis, killing at least 73, with more bodies being pulled from the rubble, according to medics. This, just days after a massacre in Shajaiya, in Gaza district, in which survivors described running for their lives, at times stepping over corpses in the street as they fled. Stunning images of thousands of refugees from Israel’s original war in 1948, … Continue reading

Betlehem District »

17 Apr 2014
British activists condemn US support for Israel 17\4\2014

British activists condemn US support for Israel 17\4\2014 Pro-Palestinian activists have staged a protest outside the US Embassy in London, calling for an end to Washington’s financial support for Israel. The protest was held in the British capital on the occasion of April 15, which marks America’s Tax Day. Demonstrators said American taxpayers unknowingly pay USD 4 to 6 billion to Israel every year in the forms of financial and military aid. They also said the US administration is aiding the illegal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories by using its veto power against any UN resolution condemning Tel Aviv. Protesters carried placards reading, “USA: Stop funding genocide in Gaza,” “What … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

13 Apr 2014
Beit Ommar 11\4\2014

Beit Ommar 11\4\2014

A new wall in road no. 60 between Gush Etzion and Al-Arub refugee camp
Road no. 60, the main road that goes through the entire west bank (from north to south), passes through the land of Beit Ommar. A new wall was set up during the recent days in the shoulders of the road, which blocks the free access to the road by tractors, people and animals, which generally enter the road in order to use it or to cross it. The estimation is that the concrete wall built now will be the foundation of a future apartheid wall to be built and dispossess more lands from the citizens of … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

13 Apr 2014
Fire in the Occupation watch tower of Beit Ommar-11.4.2014

Fire in the Occupation watch tower of Beit Ommar-11.4.2014
The Israeli soldiers use the watch tower in the entrance to Beit Ommar to control and inspect the village entrance. The tower, which is manned 24-hours and 7 days a week with rotation of shifts, caught fire on Wednesday morning as a speculated result of the soldiers’ behavior. The soldiers had put out the fire, and decided to punish the citizens of Beit Ommar, although the fire had nothing to do with the Palestinians. At night, Occupation forces set up a blockade in the town’s entrance and shot
random tear gas around the town.

 

 

 

 

 

Betlehem District »

13 Apr 2014
Rana (30 years), mother of 4 children,from refugee camp of Amari (Ramallah),arrested in the night on 25/11 / 2013

Rana (30 years), mother of 4 children,from refugee camp of Amari (Ramallah),arrested in the night on 25/11 / 2013. She was detained in Ashkelon detention center and subject to severe beatings that left her in great pain, strip searches, and other forms of humiliation. She was hit in the stomach with the metal detectors they used to search her. When they finished the strip search, they took her clothes and threw them in the corner of the room, forcing her to leave the cell naked. The door of the cell was open and a number of soldiers stood at the door’s entrance. Rana, however, refused to leave the cell naked and … Continue reading

Betlehem District »

11 Apr 2014
Right for Movement- 2nd Palestinian Marathon- 11.4.14

This morning, the 2nd Palestinian marathon took place in Bethlehem, a celebration for youth and sports brought some joy and sanity to the participants who ran in three different running tracks: 10Km, half marathon (21.1Km) and marathon (42.2Km). The runners started the race in the Church of Naitivity and ran through Bethlehem different locations:  along the separation wall, through Al Ayda and Ad Dheysheh refugee camps, and in Al Khader village. The marathon was held without Nader Al-Masri, the marathon runner from Beit Hanoun (Gaza) who was restricted from arriving and participating by the Zionist security forces.