An independent United Nations commission presented a report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, detailing international law violations during Israel’s military offensive on Gaza last summer.
At least one Palestinian teenager was injured with live bullets while others suffocated by inhaling teargas used by the Israeli army, during clashes in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron, according to medical sources.
The EU will provide €10 million of fresh support to Palestine Refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This contribution, which comes in addition to the €10 million granted in October and brings to €102 million the EU’s support over 2015, will help UNRWA keep schools open and maintain core services to Palestinian refugees.
Amnesty International has sent a letter to the Israeli Public Prosecutor asking him to stop the administrative detention of Palestinian children, Arab48.com reported on Monday. Three minors were actually named in the letter — Mohamed Gheith, Fadi Abbasi and Kazem Sbeeh — although many more are being held by Israel.
Yesterday, the UK Parliament held a non-legislative debate on ‘Child prisoners and detainees in the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ (OPT) at Westminster Hall, initiated by Labour MP Sarah Champion.
The state of Israel has been built upon myths which distort reality in order to develop some sense of legitimacy within the state and in the international community. Ardent non-Israeli Zionists, such as successive British prime ministers and US presidents, buy into these myths despite overwhelming evidence that they are illogical at best, and outright lies at worst.