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The Palestinian Prisoners’ Plight

Bianca Zammit and Fadi Skaik 29 November 2009 There are currently approximately 11,000 Palestinian prisoners being held captive in Israeli jails across Israel. Whilst their imprisonment is of itself in direct contravention of international law, the whole arrest, judiciary and ...

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Bilin’s legal struggle continues

10 November 2009 Jillian Kestler-D’Amours | The Electronic Intifada Abdullah Abu Rahme can no longer sleep in his own home. A member of the Bilin Popular Committee Against the Wall, Abu Rahme explained that since Bilin began its legal proceedings ...

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UN must immediately adopt and act on Goldstone report

Omar Barghouti | ZNet 5 October 2009 Palestinian civil society has strongly and almost unanimously condemned the Palestinian Authority’s latest decision to delay adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of the report prepared by the UN Fact-Finding Mission, headed ...

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Israel demands PA drop war crimes suit at The Hague

Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff | Ha’aretz 27 September 2009 Tensions are mounting between Israel and the Palestinian Authority following Ramallah’s call on the International Court at The Hague to examine claims of “war crimes” that the IDF allegedly committed ...

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Spain excludes settlement university from academic competition

Global BDS Movement 20 September 2009 The “University Center of Ariel in Samaria” (AUCS) has been excluded from a prestigious university competition about sustainable architecture in Spain. With this move, Spain joins the growing number of European governments taking effective, ...

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Popular resistance lives on in Gaza

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza 19 September 2009 On 15 September, we join farmers and residents, including a contingent of women, youths and men, in a non-violent walk to the border region east of Beit Hanoun in the north of ...

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UN says Israel should face war-crimes trial over Gaza

Donald Macintyre | The Independent 16 September 2009 Israel targeted “the people of Gaza as a whole” in the three-week military operation which is estimated to have killed more than 1,300 Palestinians at the beginning of this year, according to ...

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