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Omar Abu Fool, 30, died on Tuesday, May 15, of the wounds he sustained during unrestrained Israeli fire against Gazans protesting near the border fence the previous day, according to sources at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza where he had been hospitalized. Abu Fool was the 60th fatality of the brutal Israeli massacre along the Gaza border in which another 2,400 were wounded.

The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel called on Monday evening for a general strike, including schools and businesses, in the Arab communities throughout the country to be held today, Wednesday May 16, in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

Protests against the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the Gaza massacre were held on Monday and...

At least 52 Palestinians were killed on Monday, May 14, in the Gaza Strip and more than 2,400 others were wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and tear gas at protesters assembled at five points along the border fence with Israel.

Monday’s demonstrations, held in the context of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, were the latest in seven weeks of protests calling...

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns today’s murderous attacks on Palestinian civilians by the Israeli state. At present, sources suggest that at least 55 Palestinians have been killed and 2,400 wounded by Israeli forces, on what has been described as the deadliest day of violence since the 2014 attacks on Gaza.

Today’s events, which have taken place on the occasion of the...

Hundreds of Israelis marched through downtown Jerusalem Saturday night, May 12, to protest against the politically volatile moves of the United States next week that will increase tensions with the Palestinians and the Arab World.  The protesters marched from King George Street downtown to the Old City’s Jaffa Gate. Along the way, they chanted slogans: “We oppose an escalation...

Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at Palestinian protesters along the border with Gaza on Friday, May 11, this for the seventh consecutive week. Friday’s protests were part of the 45-day “Great March Return,” which began on March 30, and which are set to culminate on May 15, Nakba Day.

At least 15,000 Palestinians took part in Friday’s protests at...

The Ministry of Health has yielded to pressure from the Knesset committee for the Status of Women and Gender Equality by ordering hospitals to stop destroying evidence of rape. Chairman MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash – Joint List) declared, “It shows that it is possible to bring about change. In times like these, such things cannot be taken for granted.”

The committee continued...

Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who cold-bloodily killed a wounded Palestinian, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, in the West Bank city of Hebron in 2016, was released on Tuesday, May 8, after serving only nine months in prison. According to Haaretz, his release was brought forward by two days following Azaria’s request so that he could attend his brother’s wedding.

On 24 March 2016...

PAME denounces the barbarity of the murderer-state of Israel for arresting and imprisoning young children who are defending their homes.

On early morning of May 10, the Israeli special forces invaded the Tamimi family home in Nabi Saleh, Palestine, and arrested Waed Tamimi, the 18-year-old brother of 17-year-old Ahmed Tammi, who remains with her mother imprisoned in Israeli prisons.

The...

Israeli lawmakers advanced a bill on Monday, May 7, that will allow the government to hold up tax revenue due the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to “convicted terrorists.” “We’re shutting off the tap on Abu Mazen,” tweeted far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, referring to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by his nickname.

The...

An anti-democratic bill that would allow the Knesset to re-pass laws struck down by the Supreme Court received the Ministerial Committee for Legislation’s unanimous approval Sunday, May 6, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to postpone the vote. The bill is not likely to get the 61 votes necessary to pass Basic Laws or amendments to existing ones in the Knesset plenum...

The Knesset passed on Tuesday, May 1, a law that urges, but does not obligate, judges to rule in light of the principles of Jewish religious law if confronted with an issue on which there is no relevant legislation or judicial precedents. The controversial law passed its final parliamentary vote with 39 Knesset members in favor and 32 opposed.

The law is intended to expand the influence of...

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