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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

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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.






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24 Mar 2014
Israeli occupation forces and many were injured, 24 March 2014.

Some of those who were wounded in Jenin Refugee Camp last Saturday at dawn…Three young Palestinians were assassinated in cold blood that day by fascist Israeli occupation forces and many were injured, 24 March 2014.


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22 Mar 2014
UK institute joins boycott of Israel Saturday, 22 March 2014

UK institute joins boycott of Israel
Saturday, 22 March 2014
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has joined an international campaign to boycott Israel over its quote aggressive policies against Palestinians.

RIBA has passed a motion calling on the International Union of Architects to boycott the Israeli Association of United Architects. The motion was passed by 23 votes to 16 with 10 abstentions.

RIBA says it is against expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Angela Brady, the former head of RIBA, told members of the institute that failure to back the motion “would send a clear message to the world that we as an institution turn a blind eye or by … Continue reading

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21 Mar 2014
 Israeli army storms Palestinian civil defence headquarters in Salfit 21 March 2014

Israeli army storms Palestinian civil defence headquarters in Salfit 21 March 2014 \The Israeli army stormed the Palestinian Civil Defence headquarters in the Salfit governorate in the northern part of central West Bank early on Friday morning and arrested three of its employees, The Civil Defence Public Relations office revealed in a statement that: “Dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed the civil defence headquarters in Salfit at around 2:30 am and sabotaged the office’s equipment, wireless devices and landlines. The soldiers then arrested three Palestinian employees who were working the night shift: Rida Tayseer Madi, Nabeel Mahmoud Bani Nemra and Ahmed Abdullah Bani Nemreh.” The statement added that, “The Israeli army stayed … Continue reading

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21 Mar 2014
Israel 'destroyed' Islamic archaeological sites in Silwan dig Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Israel Antiquities Authority has destroyed several ancient archeological sites and antiquities as a result of a controversial dig in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said Tuesday. The authority recently began the final stage of archaeological excavations at the site, which is located in the Wadi Silweh area only 20 meters from the walls of the Old City, the foundation said in a statement on Tuesday. As a result of the excavations, several ancient Islamic archeological sites and antiquities have been destroyed, including a cemetery that dated back to the Abbasid caliphate. Additionally, the dig has damaged relics that date back … Continue reading

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20 Mar 2014
Assassinating Palestinian futur

Assassinating Palestinian future, Fascist Israeli occupation forces executed today morning in cold blood the 15 years old Palestinian boy Yousef Shawamrah (15 years) from Dura city south Hebron, Yousef was killed while he was collecting Gundelia tournefortii plant near the apartheid wall (fenced) built illegally on his village’s land. Yousef lost his life simply because he is a Palestinian, according to them “the good Palestinian is the DEAD one”, 19 March 2014.

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10 Mar 2014
Suspend the Israeli Football Association's FIFA membership


Membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) should be suspended until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law, thus enabling Palestinian footballers to play and compete nationally and internationally.

Since 1967, Israel has maintained a brutal military occupation of Palestine, building illegal settlements and a separation wall on stolen land, despite condemnation by the UN and International Court of Justice. Within Israel, over fifty laws discriminate against its Palestinian citizens. When influential sports organizations say nothing in the face of an injustice of such magnitude they are complicit.

Commercial and cultural actions worldwide are increasingly demanding an end to Israel’s repressive policies.

It is now time for sports … Continue reading

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9 Jan 2014

Sireen Khudiri, 24, Palestinian schoolteacher and organizer, has been arrested once again by Israeli military forces at 4:00 am on January 7, 2014.

UPDATED January 8: Palestinian prisoner activist Myassar Atyani has reported that Sireen Khudiri was released and is returning home to her family.

According to reports she has been taken to Huwwara military point, and showed no papers or warrant to her or the people she was with when she was taken. This follows 8 months of harassment directed at Khudiri, who was previously imprisoned from May to July 2013, and has been subjected to frequent harassment ever since.

Seized by occupation soldiers on May 15, 2013, Khudiri was imprisoned for two months. She was then fined, placed under house … Continue reading

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31 Dec 2013
Pre-Oslo Prisoner: "Palestinian Leadership Must Come from the Prisoners"

[caption id="attachment_7469" align="alignnone" width="300"] Mousa Abu Maria and Riziq Ali Salah[/caption]PSP co-founder Mousa Abu Maria interviewed his friend from prison, Riziq Ali Saeed Salah, who was released in the previous batch of Pre-Oslo prisoners. To date, 26 prisoners arrested by Israeli forces before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1995 have been released as part of a deal with Israel and the Palestinian Authority. We asked Riziq his thoughts on the prisoner release, the current state of Palestinian politics, the ongoing “negotiations”, and the future of Palestinian resistance.

Torture in Prison

Riziq, from Al Khader village just outside of Betlehem, was arrested in 1993 as … Continue reading