The wife of a Palestinian prisoner who has been jailed for almost 14 years gave birth to twins on Thursday after using her husbands’ sperm smuggled from jail.
Nine months after his wife gave birth to their first daughter, Ziad al-Qawasmi from Hebron spent two years in jail before being sentenced for a further 13 years.
Ziad has five brothers in Israeli jails, while two others were killed by Israeli forces. Another brother was deported to Gaza, where he now lives. Continue reading Palestinian woman gives birth to twins from jailed husband’s smuggled sperm
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and injured east of Jerusalem on Wednesday after stabbing two Israelis in a Rami Levy supermarket, Israeli police said.
The unidentified 16-year-old reportedly stabbed and moderately injured two Israelis in a store in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone of the Maale Adumim settlement.
An off-duty Israeli security guard shot and injured the suspect. Continue reading Two Jewish squatters stabbed near illegal Maale Adumim settlement, Palestinian teen suspect shot
by The International Middle East Media Center
In a report issued on Monday, by Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights, Israeli occupation forces were said to have killed 9 Palestinians and detained 650 others, over the month of November.
According to Al Ray, the report noted that 42 out of 650 people taken from the occupied West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, were minors, in addition to 17 women.
30 of the minors were taken from Jerusalem. Continue reading Israeli Occupation Forces Kill 9 Palestinians, Kidnap 650, in November
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Despite the continuous harassment to him and his family by Israeli soldiers for more than 20 years, and despite the continuous demolition of his humble tin-roofed house near Israel’s separation wall, 60-year-old Ali Salim Mousa from the town of al-Khadr south of Bethlehem remains firm on his land.
Speaking to Ma’an on Sunday, Mousa said his house had been demolished by Israeli forces four times, and “the fifth demolition is on the way.”
His sons, who decided to build a similar houses in the same area, have started to face the same fate. Mousa lives in this house with 38 children and grandchildren. Continue reading Sumud Personified: Palestinian man has defied Israeli forces for 20 years
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Palestinians with Israeli citizenship be offered financial incentives to leave Occupied Palestine and relocate to a future Palestinian state.
As one of the most strident voices in favor of the separation of Israelis and Palestinians, Lieberman added that Palestinians living in Jaffa and Acre, two mixed cities on the Mediterranean coast far from the West Bank, should be encouraged to move if they want.
“Those (1948 Palestinians) who decide that their identity is Palestinian will be able to forfeit their Israeli citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian state,” he wrote in the manifesto, entitled Swimming Against the Stream, published on his Facebook page and his party’s website.
“Israel should even encourage them to do so with a system of economic incentives,” he said. Continue reading Israeli FM proposes bribes for 1948 Palestinians to leave Occupied Palestine
An eight-year-old Palestinian girl is opposing the Israeli occupation of her West Bank village—with a mobile telephone.
Jana Tamimi makes news reports about the regular conflicts with Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh, filming video on a camera phone and posting it online. Continue reading 8-year-old Palestinian girl is West Bank’s youngest citizen journalist
Israel will no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and democratic,” but instead as “the national homeland of the Jewish people” according to a proposal endorsed by the Israeli government on Sunday, amid growing violence and discrimination against Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and Bedouins in Occupied Palestine.
Following a stormy meeting, the cabinet voted 14 to six in favor of a proposal to anchor in law Israel’s status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, with ministers from the two centrist parties voting against, Israeli media reported Sunday.
“The cabinet today approved a draft basic law: Israel is the national state of the Jewish people,” a statement from the Likud party, one of whose MPs was a sponsor, read.
The proposal would mean Israel would no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and democratic,” but instead as “the national homeland of the Jewish people.” Continue reading Israel approves ‘Jewish state’ bill, pushes for right to revoke citizenship