PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
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UN Annual Humanitarian Overview for the situation in Palestine released
March 28, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Thursday released its 2014 Annual Humanitarian Overview, noting that Palestinian civilians continue to face daily threats to their physical safety and liberty, with 2014 holding the highest civilian death toll in the conflict since the a....... [more]

Egypt court decision designating Hamas as terrorist organization annulled
March 27, 2015
The February decision from the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters declaring the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a terrorist organization was annulled on Friday. The initial decision was based on lawsuits alleging that Hamas is responsible for multiple attacks against Egyptian security forces, whic....... [more]

Amnesty: Palestinian militants committed war crimes during Gaza conflict
March 26, 2015
Palestinian militants committed war crimes during the 2014 conflict in Gaza by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate rockets, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. The report provides evidence that in July and August 2014, several rockets were fired from Gaza Ci....... [more]

UN rights expert condemns violations in Gaza Conflict
March 23, 2015
Flavia Pansieri, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday that human rights violations “fuel and shape the conflict” in the occupied Palestinian territories. Pansieri presented six documents to the council on behalf of the UN High C....... [more]

UN: Gaza blockade injuring Palestinian living conditions
March 6, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday reported that ongoing blockages restricting movement of people and goods into and out of Gaza have "undermined" the living conditions of nearly two million Palestinians. The OCHA reports that the restrictions, put in place....... [more]

Egypt court declares Hamas a terrorist group
February 28, 2015
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters ruled Saturday that the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas is a terrorist organization. The decision was based on lawsuits alleging that Hamas is responsible for multiple attacks against Egyptian security forces, which have resulted in casualties and deaths. Ham....... [more]

US court finds Palestine groups liable for Israel attacks
February 24, 2015
A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority liable Monday for the terrorist attacks that took place in Israel between 2002-2004 and killed 33 people, including Americans. The jury awarded $218....... [more]

US judge appointed to head UN Gaza inquiry
February 4, 2015
UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) President Ambassador Joachim Ruecker on Tuesday appointed a new chairperson to head the Inquiry into the Gaza conflict after the former chairperson resigned. The UNHRC appointed Mary McGowan Davis to replace William Schabas, who resigned after Israel accused him of....... [more]

Head of UN inquiry investigating Gaza conflict resigns
February 3, 2015
William Schabas, leader of a three-member UN committee investigating possible war crimes committed in Gaza last summer, resigned Monday after Israelis accused him of bias due to his previous work as a consultant for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Schabas claimed that the opinion he w....... [more]

UN officials criticize Israel for unlawful demolitions
January 24, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday criticized Israel for unlawfully demolishing Palestinian homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem this week. OCHA indicates that over the past three days, 77 Palestinians have been made homeless as a result of Israel's demoliti....... [more]

Germany rights official urges Israel to cooperate with ICC
January 20, 2015
Germany's top human rights official on Tuesday urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories. After a prosecutor for the ICC announced the investigation last week, Israel's government said that it would not work with....... [more]




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