Category Archives: Politics

PALESTINE: UN WARNS OF DIRE CRISIS AS GAZA FACES POWER CUTS

UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (NNN-UNNS) — The United Nations Middle East envoy said that unless urgent measures are taken to de-escalate the crisis now spiralling out of control in the Gaza Strip, there will be devastating consequences for Palestinians and …

PALESTINE URGES US ENVOY TO MEDIATE PRISONERS’ ISSUE WITH ISRAEL

President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that the issue of prisoners is a difficult and sensitive one and that he had asked the Americans to intervene in order to safeguard the rights of the prisoners and achieve their humanitarian demands.

Abbas …

UN official urges Israel to respect the human rights of Palestinian detainees

GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed serious concern as the mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons entered its 38th day without resolution, and the health of hundreds of …

UN official urges Israel to respect the human rights of Palestinian detainees

GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed serious concern as the mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons entered its 38th day without resolution, and the health of hundreds of …

PALESTINE: MUSLIM WAQF GUARDS ARRESTED FOR PREVENTING JEWISH FANATICS FROM PRAYING AT AQSA MOSQUE

Israeli police Wednesday arrested two Muslim Waqf (Trust) employees at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City after they intervened to prevent Jewish fanatics from singing and performing religious rituals in the Muslim holy place, according to police.

A group of …

PALESTINE: 60 HUNGER-STRIKING PRISONERS MOVED TO HOSPITAL

The Israel Prisons Service moved on Wednesday 60 hunger striking Palestinian detainees from Ohlekdar and Hadarim prisons to hospitals after a significant deterioration in their health, according to the media committee of the strike.

Lawyers from the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society …

Israeli police detains rights advocacy officer from Jerusalem

RAMALLAH � Israeli police Wednesday detained a rights advocacy staff member of the Society of St. Yves from Jerusalem.

The Society of St. Yves said on its Facebook page that the Israeli authorities detained its advocacy and field officer Raed …