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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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4 Apr 2014
Israeli forces demolish Palestinian homes 3\4\2014

Israeli forces have stormed a neighborhood in the East al-Quds (Jerusalem), demolishing homes and structures belonging to Palestinian Bedouins, Press TV reports.

The Israeli forces raided Jabal al-Baba neighborhood in al-Ezariya town on Thursday morning.
The Israeli bulldozers then demolished a number of Palestinian homes, including two structures belonging to Bedouins of the Jahalin tribe. Some 25 people were living in the two structures.
Jahalin tribesmen were displaced by Israel from their villages in the Negev Desert in 1948. They currently live east and northeast of al-Quds, near the illegal Maale Adumim settlement.
The demolition came without a warning, with a local official saying that the move was part of Tel Aviv’s plan to empty … Continue reading

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3 Apr 2014
Israel killed 12 Palestinians, arrested 364 in March 2\4\2014

Israel killed 12 Palestinians, arrested 364 in March

Twelve Palestinians were killed and 364 arrested by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip and the West Bank during March, a study released yesterday has found.

The information appeared in the annual report issued by Ahrar Centre for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights, which documents the Israeli violations against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
According to the report, the number of Palestinians arrested from Jerusalem was 83, 81 from Beit Ommar and Hebron, 48 from Jenin, 46 from Bethlehem, 43 from Nablus, 17 from Qalqilya, 13 from Ramallah, 11 from Jericho, eight from Salfit and Tulkarm and six from the … Continue reading

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2 Apr 2014
Israeli committee approves huge synagogue near Al-Aqsa Mosque 2\4\2014

A Palestinian Islamic foundation concerned with protecting the sacred sites in Jerusalem revealed on Monday that an Israeli committee has approved a scheme to build a huge synagogue in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, only 200 meters away from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

A statement issued by Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said that a sub-committee of the District Committee for Planning and Building in Jerusalem, which is affiliated with the Israeli Ministry of Interior, approved during a meeting that took place on Sunday, 30 March 2014 the establishment of a very large synagogue called the Jewel of Israel in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The synagogue, … Continue reading