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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.

Thirteen Palestinians revive lawsuit against US "charities" funding violent Israeli settlers

Funding certain Israeli settlements may amount to material support for terrorism, a group of Palestinians is arguing.

Israel contorts law to "excuse" attacks on Gaza's civilians

Guidelines introduced by the Israeli military in 2008 paved the way for the attacks on Palestinian homes last summer.

Why the PA can be sued in the US for “terrorism” but Israel can't

The civil suit against the Palestinian Authority that began this month demonstrates the stark prejudices that inform the prosecution of “terrorism” in US courts.

Investigators: Israel fired on Gaza civilians carrying white flags

Only one team of medical experts has been allowed to enter Gaza to assess the harm inflicted after summer assault.

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