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Saraya al-Quds: the resistance has the right to obtain weapons | #Moqawma

[ PIC 15/04/2012 – 09:04 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Abu Ahmed, the spokesman of saraya Al-Quds, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, stressed on the right of the resistance to get weapons in any way it deems appropriate, denying at the same time, Zionist accusations about activities of Saraya Al-Quds in the Egyptian Sinai […]

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#StopAD | Israeli court refuses to commute sentence against university professor Mustafa Shawer

[ PIC 08/04/2012 – 11:48 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli Ofer court on Sunday refused to commute the four-month administrative detention order against Professor Mustafa Shawer. Prisoners said that the court claimed that Shawer constituted a threat to the Israeli public security and endorsed his administrative detention for the fourth time running. Shawer, a […]

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Extension of administrative detention of Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq for the second time

31 March 2012 | Tanwer | ISM Human beings are born free, but we are surrounded by restrictions everywhere Jean-Jacques Rousseau Today on the thirty-sixth anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, which confirms for our people the unity and integrity of our case, the unity of its land, and the right of return and self-determination, […]

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Resheq: All forms of resistance is our choice to liberate the land

[ PIC 31/03/2012 – 10:44 AM ] BEIRUT, (PIC)– Member of Hamas’s political bureau Ezzat Al-Resheq said all forms of resistance would remain the Palestinian people’s choice to liberate their land and return to their homes they were expelled from. “On the 36th anniversary of the blessed land day uprising against the Zionist settlement attack […]

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Israel’s decision to cut ties with UN rights council regrettable: UNHRC

An illegal Israeli settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) (file photo) PressTV Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:40PM GMT The President of the United Nations Human Rights Council has said that Israel’s decision to break ties with the council over a UN announcement to conduct a probe into Israeli settlements is “most […]

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Ayalon: “We will not allow UN committee members into the country”

26-03-2012,09:32 – Al Qassam Website Al Qassam (Agencies)- Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, stated Sunday that Israel will not cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Council and its investigation committee, and will not allow committee members to enter the country, the Arabs48 News Website reported.Ayalon claimed that this committee is politically motivated, and […]

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Detained commander: We are entitled to resist occupation

[ PIC 25/03/2012 – 10:22 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Detained Qassam Brigades commander Abdullah Al-Barghouthi has said that the Palestinian people are entitled to resist occupiers of their country. Liberated prisoner Ahlam Al-Tamimi, who is now working as an announcer in Al-Quds TV network from Amman, Jordan, quoted Barghouthi on her Facebook page on […]

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Amnesty Urges Israel to Immediately Release Palestinian Hunger Striker

Qatar News Agency | March 25, 2012 London, March 24 (QNA) – Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi who has been on hunger strike for over a month is “at risk of death”, Amnesty International said on Friday, calling on Israeli authorities to release her. The international human rights watchdog said Shalabi should be immediately released or […]

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Israel bars Palestinian MP from going to Geneva to attend UN conference

[ PIC 19/03/2012 – 09:52 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority and its forces refused on Sunday to allow Hamas lawmaker Ibrahim Dahbour to travel abroad. MP Dahbour was on his way to Geneva to join a Palestinian parliamentary delegation invited by the international network for rights and development to participate in a […]

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Hungering for Justice on International Women’s Day: IPSC calls for the release of hunger striker Hana’ Shalabi and salutes Palestinian women’s resistance

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign | March 8, 2012 Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, International Women’s Day Statement, Thursday 8th March 2012 To mark International Women’s Day 2012, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign wishes to highlight the case of Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker Hana’ Shalabi. 29-year-old Hana’ has been on hunger strike for 22 days. She […]

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Hamas MPs demand international intervention in favor of Palestinian prisoners

[ PIC 06/03/2012 – 05:50 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Hamas MPs in the West Bank took part in a rally in front of the Red Cross offices in El-Bireh city demanding greater solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails especially the hunger striker Hana’a Shalabi. They demanded more political action on the international level to […]

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Hamas official: No elections without West Bank freedoms

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 6 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya said Monday that his party refuses to hold elections until they can operate freely in the West Bank. Responding to a question from a Ma’an reporter on why the Gaza government has not permitted the Central Elections Commission to update the […]

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Palestinian Prisoners: A Look at Adminstrative Detention

Published March 4th, 2012 – 22:12 GMT Al Bawaba Palestinian prisoners have to endure overwhelming odds. End Administrative Detention With the current hunger strike of Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi, the focus on Palestinian arrests and administrative detention is ever strong. Her situation has been horrifying and begs the question of why don’t human rights institutions […]

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Interview: Palestinian rights defender banned from traveling tastes freedom in Geneva

Adri Nieuwhof  The Electronic Intifada Geneva 1 March 2012 Shawan Jabarin (Adri Nieuwhof) For most of the past six years, Israel has forbidden Shawan Jabarin, a prominent human rights advocate and former administrative detainee, from leaving the occupied West Bank. On exception, he was allowed travel to Geneva this week to meet Frank La Rue, […]

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Gap between Humanitarian and Development Aid

By Meagan Kay Palestine Chronicle Feb 28 2012 When emergency relief turns into a protracted crisis, what happens to the aid that falls between short-term humanitarian relief and development assistance over the medium-term? Who should deliver it? Who should oversee it? In the current aid architecture, it’s not always clear who is responsible for ensuring […]

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