After this “disrespectful welcome” of Ban Ki-moon by the angry families of prisoners and martyrs, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) shamefully sent apologies to him. But I’ll allow myself to speak on behalf of Palestinians and say proudly: “We make no apologies!” And I add: “The PLO doesn’t represent us.” Palestinians aren’t the ones who should apologize.
Rights and Accountability
Recent research by Who Profits? shows that. Veolia Water Israel provides services to the illegal settlement of Modi’in Illit, and Veolia Transportation Israel operates a total of seven - instead of four - bus lines that run through Palestinian land.
Israeli police shut down two Palestinian organizations in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday and destroyed dwellings in the Beit Hanina and Shufat neighborhoods of the city.
Khader Adnan, 34, a Palestinian being held without charge or trial, is at grave risk of death after 45 days of continuous hunger strike, according to Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR), whose doctors examined him.
Israel has intensified its persecution of members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). Five days ago, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva discussed the situation of PLC members in Israeli jails.
A year ago on January 23, 14-year-old Islam Dar Ayoub Tamimi was arrested at gunpoint after the Israeli army surrounded his house at around 1:30am. A few days before, on January 17, Islam’s house was one of many in the village of Nabi Saleh that were raided by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), where the soldiers then proceeded to take pictures of all males over the age of 12.
An administrative detainee, Khader Adnan, refuses to break his hunger strike that is continuing since December, 17 in protest for the unjust system of administrative detention that he and hundreds of his fellows behind Israeli bars are serving.
A Dutch lawmaker is calling on Israel to continue building Jewish-only colonies in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including eastern Jerusalem, in violation of international law.
Israeli courts have begun to impose a NIS 20,000 ($5,200) “guarantee” on Palestinian victims who have brought cases related to “Operation Cast Lead,” Israel’s 27 December 2008 - 18 January 2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip which killed 1,400 people and injured and displaced thousands of others.
Two activists have filed a war crimes complaint with federal prosecutors in Belgium, against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials. Hajar Moumni and Muhammad Najar allege they were detained, mistreated, beaten and harshly interrogated when they took part in the “Welcome to Palestine” solidarity fly-in last summer, Belgian media have reported.