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Israel destroys Bedouin village for 84th time

Displaying their defiance, locals rebuilt their tents yesterday evening. 

California Senate mulls new attempt to squash Palestine solidarity

Proposal before state legislature conflates opposition to Zionism with anti-Semitism. 

Brazil cancels $2 billion contract with Israeli security firm for 2016 Olympics

International Security and Defence Systems trained Central American death squads in the 1980s. 

 

Palestinians denied medicines in prisons equipped by G4S, says new report

The British-Danish firm G4S provides most of the surveillance technology used in Israel’s prisons. 

Israeli seizure of Palestinian tax revenues is "collective punishment"

Al-Haq says Israel’s history of withholding tax revenues amounts to collective punishment and is a grave breach of international law.

Pressure grows on US firm selling homes in Israel's settlements

RE/MAX International tries to dodge its role in selling homes on occupied Palestinian land. 

US demands long prison term for Rasmea Odeh, based on Israeli accusations

US prosecutors seek to maximize Rasmea Odeh’s sentence by claiming her past conviction by an Israeli military court should put her outside the recommended sentencing guidelines.

New York jury finds Palestinian Authority liable for “terrorism”

 In a case criticized as highly prejudicial, the PA and PLO are found liable for terrorism and ordered to pay $655.5 million.

Israeli high court rejects appeal by family of murdered activist Rachel Corrie

Cindy and Craig Corrie say they are “disappointed, but not surprised” by ruling.

ICC receives report debunking Israel’s “self-defense” claims for Gaza attack

Report shows that there was no rocket fire at Israel before Israel attacked Gaza and the West Bank.

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