In light of the latest developments in the diplomatic arena, including a Security Council Peace Initiative, the UN report on the 2014 Gaza aggression and Palestine’s first submission of information to the International Criminal Court, it is worth reminding ourselves of Europe’s role in and responsibility for solving the question of Palestine.
A member of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat , has confirmed that the file submitted to the International Criminal Court includes the crimes of the occupation since 1967. In the intervening years, Israel has arrested 850,000 Palestinian citizens and a further 209 prisoners were killed in its detention camps.
President Mahmoud Abbas expressed condolences to the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as well as solidarity with the Egyptian people Wednesday after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula that left dozens of Egyptian soldiers dead.
On June 29, close to 11 p.m., an unidentified vehicle opened fire on an Israeli car traveling on Alon Road close to the Shiloh settlement in the West Bank. The four friends in the Israeli car were wounded by the long string of gunshots fired from a passing vehicle that disappeared quickly into the night. The next day, Malachi Rosenfeld, 25, died of his injuries. The friends were returning from a basketball game, held under the aegis of the regional Israeli Samaria basketball league, in Eli settlement. Rosenfeld’s brother Yitzhaki, an Israeli air force pilot, had been killed 13 years earlier in a large flash flood near the Tze'elim River.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to commission Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to conduct a ministerial amendment to the unity government is a "coup" against the reconciliation agreement, Hamas said yesterday.
The UN report into the 2014 Gaza conflict that killed thousands of Palestinians can be a useful starting point for the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes, the report’s co-author has said.
A Palestinian detainee currently being held in the Israeli prison system has entered an open-ended hunger strike over his administrative detention without charge or trial, according to the Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs (CPA) and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
370 Palestinian citizens were either kidnapped or detained by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last June in different Palestinian areas, according to a report released Wednesday by the Palestinian Prisoner Center for Studies.