On this day four years ago, Israel launched one of its deadliest military offensives against the Gaza Strip in recent history. The conflict left 2,251 people dead, with more than 11,000 wounded, according to Palestinian and UN sources. Four years on, Gaza is still subject to intense attacks by Israel as well as the ongoing blockade which has been enforced for more than 11 years.
Israel’s formal annexation of occupied land may be put on hold, but the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank marches on. Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes in the territory spiked last month, according to the human rights group B’Tselem.
The European Union is seeking to criminalize the Palestinian struggle for national liberation. Badil, the human rights organization which I represent, refuses to accommodate the EU’s efforts. We have already been penalized for sticking to our principles. A few weeks ago, the EU informed us that an application for funding we had made was “no longer valid.” The grant for which we had applied would be worth almost $2 million over a three-year period. But the conditions attached to it were completely unacceptable.
Occupied Bethlehem (QNN)- Hasan Breijiyyah, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in the Bethlehem, said that the West Banks settlements council announced it will start the construction of 164 new settlement units in the illegal settlement of Neve Daniel in southern Bethlehem, reported Wafa.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat