UN Officials Call for Immediate Halt to East Jerusalem Demolitions

The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA), Jamie McGoldrick, called on Friday, May 3, for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in occupied East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced…

Demonstrators march in occupied East Jerusalem to protest the eviction of the Palestinian Sabbagh family from its home in Sheikh Jarrah.

Development Agencies to Israel: Transfer Violates International Law

The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), a coalition consisting of more than 80 international organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territory, has said that the transfer of a population, whether by force or not, violates international law, including the international humanitarian law. AIDA’s remark was in reaction to Israeli government plans to evict the…

Netanyahu: “It Would Certainly Help” My Vote Standing if Khan al-Ahmar Were Razed Before Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of journalists on Tuesday, February 12, that “it would certainly help” his standing with certain far-right and settlers voters him if the Arab-Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied Palestinian territories were to be demolished before the April elections. Toward the end of a meeting with…

Amnesty: Tourism Companies Driving Settlement Expansion Are Profiting from War Crimes

Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fueling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said yesterday (Tuesday). In a new report, “Destination: Occupation”, the organization documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal…

Hundreds of activists marched from West Jerusalem to the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah to stop the eviction of Palestinian families, January 18, 2018.

Hundreds Protest New Evictions in Occupied East Jerusalem

Hundreds of Israeli peace activists, among them members of Hadash, marched from central West Jerusalem to Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, on Friday, January 18, in solidarity with the families there who Israeli authorities want to evict.   In late November, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected the Sabag and Hamad families’ appeals…