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  • Poverty 'widespread' in E Jerusalem

    A majority of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including three out of four children, live in poverty, an Israeli rights group has said. In a report released on Monday, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (Acri) accused Israel of neglect and discrimination in its policies. Despite the conditions, only 10 per cent of East Jerusalem's 300,000 Palestinian.. More

  • Children of Gaza: Scarred and Trapped

    Omsyatte adjusts her green school uniform and climbs gingerly on to a desk at the front of the classroom. The shy 12-year-old holds up a brightly colored picture and begins to explain to her classmates what she has drawn. It is a scene played out in schools all over the world, but for one striking difference: Omsyatte's picture does not illustrate a.. More

  • Israel 'cutting Palestinian water'

    Israel is denying Palestinians adequate access to clean, safe water while allowing almost unlimited supplies to Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, human rights group Amnesty International has said. "Swimming pools, well-watered lawns and large irrigated farms in Israeli settlements... stand in stark contrast next to Palestinian villages.. More

  • 'PA failed to protect Al-Aqsa'

    The head of the northern branch of Islamic Movement inside Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, on Monday harshly slammed the Palestinian Authority (PA) for “failing to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem. Salah said in a press statement that the PA “was racing behind peace negotiations with the Israeli Prime Minister (Benjamin Netanyahu).. More

  • UN: Israel terrorized Gazans in war

    Israel "punished and terrorized" civilians in Gaza in a disproportionate attack in its three-week war on the territory earlier this year, a United Nations report has found. Judge Richard Goldstone, who led the inquiry, said he found evidence Israel targeted civilians and used excessive force in the assault, which was launched on December.. More

  • Israeli troops 'ill-treat kids'

    Israel arrested 9,000 Palestinians last year, 700 of them children. A former Israeli military commander has told the BBC that Palestinian youngsters are routinely ill-treated by Israeli soldiers while in custody, reports the BBC' s Katya Adler from Jerusalem and the West Bank. "You take the kid, you blindfold him, you handcuff him, he's really.. More

  • Israel to erase Arabic from all signs in Jerusalem

    Israel ordered original Arabic names of all signs on Palestinian areas under occupation since 1948 to be turn into Hebrew language in an attempt to erase Palestinian identity in the region. The Israeli transport ministry Yisrael Katz said on Monday that it will "get rid of Arabic and English names" for cities and towns on road signs, keeping.. More