Date: Wednesday 15 July 2015 8:12
Source: Maan

Palestinian family mourns third son killed by Israeli army

QALANDIYA (AFP) — For more than a decade, the Kasbah family has displayed a banner depicting brothers Samer and Yasser, shot dead by Israeli troops during the Palestinian Intifada aged 15 and 11.Ten days ago, Fatima and Sami Kasbah added the picture of a new “martyr” — 17-year-old Mohammed, their third son to die by […]

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015 12:33
Source: Maan

Israel releases Khader Adnan for 2nd time in 2 days after rearrest

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Israeli authorities released Khader Adnan for the second time in two days late Monday, after they briefly rearrested the veteran Palestinian hunger striker in East Jerusalem a day after he was released from 11 months in prison.The Palestinian liaison office had Adnan transferred from Ofer detention center in Israel to Beitunia […]

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015 8:49
Source: Maan

UNRWA to support rental subsidies for Gaza families

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) on Tuesday announced nearly $1.5 million of funding that would bededicated to around 2,500 families in the beleaguered Gaza Strip.UNRWA said that about $560,000 will go toward outstanding rental subsidy payments to cover the period from September to December of last year.A further $910,000 […]

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015 8:22
Source: Maan

EU continues monetary support for Palestinian families

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The European Union is set to make a payment of over $15 million to the Palestinian Authority to support poor Palestinian families living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, an EU representative said Tuesday.The contribution will be the second installment of $46 million the EU pledged the PA this year.The […]

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015 8:13
Source: Maan

Islamic Jihad leader released from Israeli jail

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian administrative detainee was released Tuesday after spending 18 months in Israeli jails, his family said.Azzam al-Shweiki, 55, is a leader of the Islamic Jihad group in Hebron and had been detained four times prior, spending a total of six years in Israeli jails, his family told a local radio station […]

Date: Monday 13 July 2015 12:44
Source: Maan

Erekat takes office as PLO secretary-general

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat took office as secretary-general of the PLO on Monday, prompting speculation he is being lined up to succeed Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian president.Erekat, who has served on the PLO negotiating team on and off for more than two decades, replaced Yasser Abed Rabbo after he was dismissed nearly two […]

Date: Monday 13 July 2015 12:35
Source: Maan

2 Palestinians killed in family dispute in Beit Jala

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Two Palestinians were killed on Monday when a family dispute erupted into violence in the west Bethlehem village of Beit Jala, with a man killed in fighting and a woman dying after she jumped from a building set ablaze in the aftermath.Palestinian police spokesperson Luay Irzeiqat told Ma’an that the fight initially […]

Date: Monday 13 July 2015 11:04
Source: Maan

Israel releases Palestinian MP after year in prison

TULKAREM (Ma’an) — The Israeli authorities on Monday released Palestinian parliament member Riyad Mahmoud Radad after he was held in an Israeli prison nearly a year, a prisoners rights group said.The 55-year-old was released from Ktziot Prison in the Negev, according toAmina Tawil,a spokesperson for the Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies.Radad was one of hundreds […]

Date: Monday 13 July 2015 9:37
Source: PNN

IOF open machine guns on farms east of Khan Younis

PNN/ Khan Younis/ Israeli soldiers concentrated on the buffer zone between Gaza and Israel, Monday morning have opened their machine guns on agricultural lands East of Khan Younis city south Gaza strip, targeting civilians. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers in military watchtowers have opened their machine guns, targeting farmers and civilian homes. No injuries were […]

Date: Monday 13 July 2015 8:17
Source: Maan

Israeli troops raid Dheisheh refugee camp, threaten residents

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem early Monday and threatened locals, witnesses said.Soldiers raided the house of former prisoner Faris Hasanat and notified him that his brother, Karim Hasanat, was to turn himself in to Israeli forces or “be killed,” locals told Ma’an.An Israeli army spokesperson did not immediately respond […]