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Residents of Umm al-Hiran, an unrecognized Arab-Bedouin village in the northeastern Negev, have signed an agreement to dismantle their homes and move to Hura, a town of 20,000 people located adjacent to their current location. The last attempt to evacuate the village in January 18, 2017 ended in bloodshed, with local resident Yaqoub Musa al-Qee’an was killed by police, and an Israel Police officer, Sergeant Major Erez Levi, dead in an accident.

Security officials initially accused al-Qee’an of being a member of ISIS, but the claim was ultimately proven false. In addition, several residents, police officers and protesters were injured, including Hadash MK Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List Knesset faction.

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Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) condemned on Monday, April 9, a video showing Israeli soldiers cheering as one of them, a sniper, shot and brought down a Palestinian who approached the Gaza security fence. All Israeli television channels broadcast the clip at the start of their primetime evening news bulletins – with one host describing the spectacle of the cheering...

The killing of 30-year-old news photographer Yasser Mortaja last Friday, April 6, who was wearing a protective vest marked “PRESS” when he was shot dead by an army sniper has become emblematic of Israel’s brutality in general, and specifically that which it is wielding in its confrontation with demonstrations by Palestinians along the Gaza border since March...

cpisraelStarting today, Monday April 9, protestors at Ugandan embassies around the world as well as outside the Ugandan legation in Israel will demand: “Don’t cooperate with the Israeli PM’s plan to deport African people.” The organizers of the worldwide protest have written: “People around the world understand that seeking asylum is a basic right, and examining each case...

“Israel sees Palestinian life as cheap and any form of Palestinian protest as illegitimate,” the head of the Joint List charged in an interview on Monday, April 2. MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), speaking on Channel 10’s morning program about the previous Friday’s massacre along the Gaza border, said, “Look at how most of the Israeli public views those people...

Protests have resumed following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sudden announcement that he is suspending a plan to resolve the African refugee question. On Tuesday morning, April 3, three rallies were held against the racist policy of the Israeli government in front of the Interior Ministry in Tel Aviv, near the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, and outside the Haifa home...

cpisraelOne thousand Israelis protested in Tel Aviv Sunday evening, April 1, in front of the party headquarters of the Likud, which leads the governmental coalition of Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding an end to the escalation of violence along the Gaza border and calling for a peace process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians protested along the Gaza-Israel border...

Only Christians over the age of 55 are being allowed to enter Israel from the Gaza Strip to pray at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher during Easter, a document issued by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has stipulated. According to Christian clergy in Gaza, who say the limitations are unjustified, only about 120 Christians meet the age criteria...

cpisraelBy Friday evening, March 30, the Palestinian Ministry of Health had confirmed the death of 16 Palestinians and the injury of 1,416 civilians, as a result of Israeli gunfire and crowd dispersal measures during the course of the Great Return March in Gaza. The march, which had been organized as a peaceful protest by activists and grassroots organizations in the city and its environs, was the...

cpisraelCommunist Knesset Member Dov Khenin (Joint List) has demanded from the Interior Minister and legal adviser to the government to immediately release from Saharonim prison in the Negev the 280 refugees from Eritrea and Sudan who were incarcerated there after the closing of the Holot detention camp last week.

Persons who had not filed a request for refugee status by January 2018 were transferred...

Forty-two years ago, on March 30th 1976, mass demonstrations against the confiscation of Arab-Palestinians land by the Israeli government spread throughout the country, from the Galilee in the north to the Negev in the south. Six Arab-Palestinians were killed, over a hundred were wounded, and hundreds more were arrested. What became known as Land Day was the first large-scale general strike of...

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