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July 26, 2018

Palestine elected as G-77’s presiding country, ambassador Riyad Mansour confirms

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On Tuesday, Riyad Mansour, Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations, confirmed Palestine would preside next year over the UN’s G-77 bloc of developing countries.

While speaking to The New York Times, Mansour said, “We will be negotiating on behalf of 135 countries”. Formed in 1964, Group of 77 now represents about 80% of the world population. Palestine is expected to take over presiding for 2019 in January. Currently, the presiding nation is Egypt.

Palestine is an observer non-member state of the UN. In 2012, Israel and its ally the United States opposed promoting Palestine to “observer” status, and in 2015 both countries also opposed allowing Palestine to fly their flag at the UN.

Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon criticised Palestine’s presiding, saying, “The goal of the Group of 77 originally was to facilitate the economic advancement of underdeveloped nations […] It is unfortunate that it will now become a platform for spreading lies and incitement. This will not promote the G-77’s goals, and encourages the Palestinians to not engage in negotiations for peace.”



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July 22, 2018

Israeli Knesset passes ‘Jewish nation-state’ bill

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On Thursday, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, passed the “Jewish nation-state” bill granting Israel the status of “national home of the Jewish people”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel”.

The bill was passed at 3 AM with 62–55 majority. Two lawmakers abstained. The bill declared Hebrew as the only official language and demoted Arabic from national language to a “special status” language. Netanyahu said, “An absolute majority wants to ensure our state’s Jewish characters for generations to come.” Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein said this bill, which received just 51.66% votes in favour out of the full Knesset of 120, was “one of the most important laws ever to be passed by the Knesset”.

The Knesset began the voting on Wednesday. Previously, the bill had clauses declaring the state as a Jewish-only community as well as direction for judiciary courts to consider Jewish values over democratic values. Both of the clauses were challenged by the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and the Attorney General. The latter clause about Jewish values for courts was dropped in May; the other clause was eventually dropped, and the final draft of the bill was approved on Monday. The bill was first introduced in 2011 by the right-wing Likud party.

The latest draft of the bill said the Hebrew calendar is to be the official calendar of the state. It also read, “Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people, in which the State of Israel was established” and “the state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.” Israel is home to about 1.8 million Palestinians, who account for roughly 20% of the national population. The bill also declared Jerusalem, in its entirety, as the capital of Israel.

The bill received negative reception from a number of people. The Arab Joint List multi-party alliance called it “anti-democratic, colonialist, racist, and with clear characteristics of apartheid.” Calling it a “shameful night”, Meretz Party’s Tamar Zandberg said it was a “debased and tainted law”. The Joint List’s Ahmad Tibi questioned, “Why are you afraid of the Arabic language?”.

Last week, Netanyahu said, “We will keep ensuring civil rights in Israel’s democracy but the majority also has the rights and the majority decides”. Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of J Street, a US-based Jewish Organisation, said the bill “was born in sin, its only purpose is to send a message to the Arab community, the LGBT community and other minorities in Israel, that they are not and never will be equal citizens. Two months ago we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, where it was written that the State of Israel ‘will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or gender.’ Today Netanyahu’s government is trying to ignore those words and the values that they represent.”



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May 13, 2016

Israeli court convicts 14-year-old Palestinian boy of attempted murder

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The Jerusalem District Court found 14-year-old Palestinian boy, Ahmad Manasra, guilty on Tuesday for the attempted murder of two Israelis in Pisgat Zeev, east Jerusalem last year.

Although the attacks occurred in October 2015 and Manasra was convicted on that date, the court agreed to delay the court hearing until Manasra turned 14, which is the age Israeli law dictates children can be tried as adults.

The verdict was delivered, despite the fact the court found no evidence that Manasra was involved in the attacks. Manasra and his lawyers pleaded that Manasra’s 15-year-old cousin and accomplice, who was killed by police officers at the scene, stabbed the 20 and 12-year-old Israeli males with a knife. They were left seriously injured, but they didn’t die.

A video of Manasra being physically and verbally assaulted by a crowd of Israelis surfaced after the attack, as well as another which showed Israeli officials intimidating and brutalising him during interrogation, with no lawyer present.

According to a study by Defence for Children International Palestine, most Palestinian children arrested by Israeli officials are mistreated and abused. The study found Israel is the only country in the world that prosecutes 500 to 700 children in military courts every year. Out of 429 West Bank, Palestinian children detained between 2012 and 2015, 75% endured some kind of physical violence. 97% of children had nobody, including a lawyer, present during interrogation. The study said the amount of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons increased significantly in 2015 and was the highest since 2009, which was the result of Israel’s heightened violence that year.

Tariq Barghouti, Manasra’s lawyer, told Al Jazeera that Jerusalem District Court is racist, and that even though they had no basis for it, the Israeli public’s opinion influenced the court’s decision and resulted in the conviction. Barghouti said, “He did not have the intention to kill anyone. He and his cousin were merely trying to scare Israelis with the knife. There is no evidence that he tried to stab anyone.”

Manasra’s father, Saleh Manasra, also spoke to Al Jazeera. “There was no kind of justice in the court’s handling of the case. This was an unjust decision. We did not expect it.”

Manasra’s sentence will be delivered on July 11, 2016. He is expected to face a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.



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November 26, 2015

Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier, shot dead

Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier, shot dead

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A Palestinian assailant stabbed an Israeli soldier on Wednesday, leaving the soldier injured in serious condition, before being shot by Israel troops at an intersection near the city of Hebron, said authorities. The assailant later died at hospital. This was one of many recent instances of violence caused partly by a controversy surrounding a Jerusalem holy site.

Recent violence provoked partly over a controversy surrounding al-Aqsa, a holy site of both Judaism and Islam, has killed 19 Israelis, at least 88 Palestinians, and one American. Some of the Palestinians killed were assailants, most of whom were teenagers. According to Israel, the violence was provoked by Palestinians; recently, some Palestinians have posted videos on social media which possibly stirred conflict within the area. The Associated Press reported Palestinians said seeking independence from Israeli occupation was a reason why the violence has been occurring.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas on Tuesday in an attempt to ease tensions between both sides, after talks regarding creating a Palestinian State stalled. An unnamed Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters said Kerry is to be negotiating with Netanyahu on the Palestinian Authority’s ruling rights in the West Bank.



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Israeli troops fatally shoot Palestinian assailant after stabbing attack

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A Palestinian assailant stabbed an Israeli soldier on Wednesday, leaving the soldier injured in serious condition, before being shot by Israel troops at an intersection near the city of Hebron, said authorities. The assailant later died at hospital. This was one of many recent instances of violence caused partly by a controversy surrounding a Jerusalem holy site.

Recent violence provoked partly over a controversy surrounding al-Aqsa, a holy site of both Judaism and Islam, has killed 19 Israelis, at least 88 Palestinians, and one US citizen. Some of the Palestinians killed were assailants. The Associated Press reported Palestinians said seeking independence from Israeli occupation was a reason why the violence has been occurring.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas on Tuesday in an attempt to ease tensions between both sides, after talks regarding creating a Palestinian State stalled. An unnamed Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters said Kerry is to be negotiating with Netanyahu on the Palestinian Authority’s ruling rights in the West Bank.



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November 1, 2015

Israel rejects baby tear gas allegation

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The Israeli military has denied claims that their tear gas killed a Palestinian infant on Friday.

On Friday, the Israeli military clashed with Palestinian stone throwers in the Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. This is when the Palestinian Health Ministry alleges that the eight-month-old Ramadan Thawabta died, after he inhaled tear gas which was fired into his home.

The infant’s relatives also said that he suffered from a pre-existing health condition, according to an Israeli military source. Hospital sources reportedly told Reuters that the cause of his death was still unclear. 

The IDF has formally rejected the allegations, after the Spokesperson’s Unit stated that “An investigation shows that no crowd dispersal means were directly targeting the Thawabta family home. The use of gas canisters was made several dozen meters away from the family home, toward rioters who blocked the main route with rocks”.

Ramadan Thawabta’s funeral was attended by hundreds on Saturday.


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October 25, 2015

John Kerry announces agreements to maintain status quo in Alaqsa

John Kerry announces agreements to maintain status quo in Alaqsa

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United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday that understandings have been reached regarding the status quo in the Al-Aqsa mosque. The understandings between Jordan, the Palestinian National Authority, and Israel, drawn to end the current surge in violence, include a pledge of coordination and cooperation, as well as practical and technological measures that will allow monitoring the area.

The understandings regarding Al-Aqsa were declared following Kerry’s meetings on Saturday in Amman, Jordan with the Palestinian President Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah II. The understandings were based a comprehensive diplomatic move by the United States, which included a meeting in Berlin between Kerry Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Among the steps to be taken, surveillance cameras shall be placed to monitor the compound 24/7 ensuring that all sides abide by their obligations.

After Kerry’s announcement, the Israeli Prime Minister reiterated Israel’s commitment to maintain the status quo in the Al-Aqsa mosque, and proclaimed that Israel does not intend to divide the mosque. Furthermore, Israel vowed to strengthen its cooperation with representatives of the Jordanian Wakf and the Islamic officials in the mosque, in order to maintain security in the area and calm things down. As part of this resolution, Israel pledged to uphold the convention according to which only Muslims shall be allowed to pray in the compound, while others may only visit.

The understandings convey the leaders’ hope to restore the calm and put an end to the recent surge in violence surrounding the issues of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque, which caused the death of 50 Palestinians and 10 Israelis.



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October 13, 2015

A wave of violence still surges over Jerusalem

A wave of violence still surges over Jerusalem

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This morning, October 13th, 2 Israelis were killed and 16 were injured as a result of an attack on a bus in Jerusalem. This is but one of the several violent occurrences from this morning, as a part of the recent surge of violence in the region.

The Israeli police stated that among the 16 injured this morning during the attack on the bus in Jerusalem, some had been severely hurt. The police also said that the two Palestinian assailants opened fire and stabbed the passengers on the bus. Israeli forces arrived at the location and neutralized the attackers, one of whom was killed.

Earlier this morning, several other attacks on Israeli territory, committed by Palestinians, have been reported. One Israeli citizen was killed and more were injured during knife and vehicle attacks in major Israeli cities such as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Raanana. In most cases the assailants were shot down by Israeli security forces or citizens.

These events follow a seemingly endless surge of violence afflicting Israel and the Palestinian National Authority this past month. The violence spreading through Israel and the West Bank originated from a struggle over the holy sites in Jerusalem. So far 30 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds were wounded during recent events, whereas 7 Israelis were killed and dozens were wounded.



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September 23, 2015

Palestinian woman killed after allegedly attacking IDF

Palestinian woman killed after allegedly attacking IDF

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

An 18-year-old Palestinian woman died on Tuesday morning, after being shot by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers at a checkpoint in Hebron.

Hadil al-Hashlamoun was shot several times in her lower body by the soldiers and was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in a critical condition. The hospital said Hadil had been severely injured, and underwent surgery on arrival.

According to an IDF statement, Hashlamoun attempted to stab the soldiers with a knife at the policeman’s checkpoint at the entrance to Shuhada Street. She was not treated for 30 minutes.

The initial report by the Judea Regional Brigade commander said that a metal detector went off when she went through the checkpoint. The report also said that soldiers demanded she stop, firing warning shots at the ground. They then opened fire after she allegedly tried to raise the knife.

A Palestinian group called Youth Against Settlements published photos taken before and after the shooting, which do not appear to show the knife.

The photographs show the Palestinian woman kneeling while a soldier aims his firearm at her. The IDF claims that this was before she pulled out the knife.

The shooting is one of two occurring on Tuesday in Hebron. Overnight, a 21-year-old Palestinian man was killed after IDF soldiers suspected him of attempting to throw an explosive at them.



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September 2, 2015

Rivlin reinforces significance of West Bank to Israel

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has spoken about the importance of the West Bank to Israel.

Speaking at an elementary school in the community of Peduel this Tuesday, Rivlin explained, “Those who live here know that there is no such thing as the state of Tel Aviv or the state of Jerusalem. There is just one country, the state of Israel.”

Peduel is an Israeli settlement village in the West Bank with a population of fewer than 2,000. “It connects the Biblical kingdom of Israel with the modern state,” Rivlin said. “Those who live here know that we will never again lend our hand to the dissolution of Jewish sovereignty.”

In a meeting with West Bank leaders last Monday, Rivlin also stated that Israel’s right to rule the West Bank is “is not a matter of political debate,” and that “The settlements are at the forefront of the struggle, and the price paid by the settlers is a painful price indeed”.



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