Israeli settlers stone AFP photographer's car in West Bank
Israeli settlers in the West Bank stoned the car of a Palestinian photographer working for AFP, slightly injuring him, as he was on his way to cover a story Friday. The photographer said several of around 100 settlers who were gathered at the side of the road threw stones at his car, cracking the windscreen and lightly injuring him in the face and hands. Israeli soldiers on the scene did not intervene, he added.
10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week kicks off globally
Palestine solidarity activists launched the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week in North America and the UK last week, as their counterparts around the world prepared to mobilize throughout the month of March. Israeli Apartheid Week is a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the discrimination faced by Palestinians and to rally support in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Israeli forces detain Jerusalem lawyer
Israeli forces detained a Palestinian lawyer from Jerusalem while he was visiting an Israeli prison on Thursday. The head of the committee of Jerusalem prisoners' families Amjad Abu Asab said that Israeli forces detained Amjad al-Safadi as he was visiting Hadarim prison on Thursday. He added that Israeli forces also raided Amjad al-Safadi's house on Thursday evening and confiscated a computer and several documents.
Interview: Remi Kanazi on BDS and 'hurt feelings'
Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet and activist and a member of the organizing committee of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. In February, he released a video entitled "This Divestment Bill Hurts my Feelings," focusing on BDS campaigns at universities targeting companies that engage in business with the Israeli occupation.
Settlers assault Palestinians near Ramallah village
A group of extremist Israeli settlers on Thursday assaulted three young Palestinian men while they were picking plants south of al-Mughayyir village north of Ramallah. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement-related activities in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that the assailants were settlers from Kokhav Hashahar.
Israeli forces level private Palestinian land in Jordan Valley
Israeli forces started a far-reaching campaign leveling private Palestinian lands in the northern Jordan Valley, local residents told Ma'an. A member of a local tribal committee Abdul-Latif Ishtayya said that more than 40 military vehicles escorted dozens of settlers who brought bulldozers and started to level private Palestinian lands in Beit Hassan neighborhood.
Faith leaders urge Pope Francis to denounce Israel's abuse of Palestinian children
In anticipation of the Pope's May visit to the Holy Land, an Open Letter signed by over 200 bishops, clerics, members of religious orders and theologians from several faith traditions, was delivered today to Pope Francis. The letter asks the Pope to speak out against the Israeli army's program of kidnapping, detention, and systematic abuse of Palestinian children and to call for an end to the occupation and colonization of Palestine.
Israeli forces demolish Bedouin homes in Negev
Bulldozers escorted by a large contingent of Israeli forces demolished homes belonging to Bedouin citizens of Israel in al-Zaarura village in the Negev on Wednesday morning. Eyewitness Muhammad Abu Judah told Ma'an that Israeli forces and police officers accompanied bulldozers as they approached al-Zaarura village from the west. Locals told Ma'an that bulldozers demolished houses belonging to the al-Farawnah family.
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