The European Union, through the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), has donated EUR 10 million (approximately US$ 10.6 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for its programmes in Syria, including education, health, technical and vocational education and training, microfinance and emergency cash assistance.
The executive office of the Popular Committees and the Supreme Council of Parents in the UNRWA affirmed on Wednesday their absolute rejection of all steps seeking to wipe out the Palestinian national identity through changing the school curricula to be consistent with the Israeli occupation authority's attempts to erase the Palestinian people's identity.
14 Palestinian prisoners suffer from difficult health conditions and deliberate medical neglect in al-Ramla hospital, the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said on Wednesday.
A scandal has been brewing in Israel that has been decades in the making. During Israel’s foundational years, thousands of babies born to Jews from Arab countries were kidnapped from their parents and given to white, Ashkenazi families for adoption. The affected families were mostly Jews newly-arrived from Yemen, but babies from Moroccan, Iraqi and Tunisian families were also targeted. As a settler-colonial movement, Zionism has always been deeply imbued with the kind of racist ethno-nationalism which considered “eastern” Jews (“Mizrahim”) to be inferior to white, Ashkenazi Jews from Europe.
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87.