UK student leaders condemn anti-Palestinian policy at Israeli college

A statement released today signed by more than 100 student leaders in the United Kingdom condemns a policy at an Israeli college effectively barring Palestinians from its top student post.

Palestinians shut down UN building in Ramallah to protest inaction over hunger strikers

At 7.30 this morning a small group of Palestinian prisoner solidarity activists in Ramallah swooped down on the United Nations compound in Ramallah. They blocked the main gate and doorway, preventing entrance to the UN building. UN employees have been turned away, sent home for the day. I went along a couple of hours later. Activists told me they intend to stay until the end of the working day at 5pm. Family members of prisoners took part in with the action, with more joining as the day went on.

Football activism group in solidarity with imprisoned Palestinian footballer and all hunger strikers

Football Beyond Borders has issued a letter of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike. They also officially announced their boycott of the UEFA 2013 Under-21 European football championships, which Israel is set to host.

Israeli forces raid Ramallah offices of Stop the Wall, steal computers and hard drives

Israeli forces raided Stop the Wall’s Ramallah offices, stealing laptops, hard drives and memory cards related to the organization’s human rights advocacy work.

Addameer: urgent action needed as Israel's top court rejects appeal of men on 71st day of hunger strike

Thaer Halahleh and Bilal Diab, on their 71st day of hunger strike, are at immediate risk of death after Israel’s top court rejects a petition challenging their administrative detention orders.

In ruling against hunger strikers, Israel high court shows its fear of security services

Despite rejecting an appeal from two Palestinian hunger strikers, Israel’s supreme court appeared to send a signal that Israeli authorities should not let the men die in custody.

New French president says boycott of Israeli goods "illegal," but Paris court acquits more BDS activists

French president-elect François Hollande has told a Jewish community publication that he opposes the boycott of Israeli goods, even apparently from Israeli settlements in occupied territories, and considers such boycotts “illegal.” Meanwhile a French court disagreed, acquitting another group of BDS activists in a significant legal victory.

Dying to live: the stories of our hunger strikers

A number of Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for more than two months. Here’s a brief look into their lives as men living under occupation.

Security firm G4S provides services to Israeli prisons, police and army

G4S has been severely criticized for its operations in the occupied Palestinian territories and in prisons and detention centers in Israel. Recently, Palestinian organizations called for action against G4S for its role in Israeli prisons.

The Nakba never ceased

Hajj Othman, originally from the ethnically-cleansed village of al-Jura, tells his story to Rana Baker in Gaza.


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