Gaza’s Ark organizers remain determined after attack

Gaza’s Ark was badly damaged and partially sunk by a large explosion  at about 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th. No-one was injured. Mustafa Abu Awad, the guard who was on duty at the time, was taken to the hospital for tests and he has now been discharged. The Ark was in the port of Gaza being readied [&hellip

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INTERNATIONALHAMAS-FATAH UNITY AGREEMENT CHALLENGES U.S. MIDEAST EFFORTS

Reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions comes as prospects wane for progress in negotiations with Israel reposted from Al Jazeera Rival Palestinian political factions Hamas and Fatah announced Wednesday that they have reached a potentially historic agreement to form a unity government that would revitalize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and set the stage for new elections in [&hellip

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Settlers living near Palestinians to get subsidized fireworks for Independence Day

Anonymous donor promises free firecrackers to those who ‘live near hostile population.’ By Ilan Lior | reposted from Ha’aretz The Mateh Binyamin Regional Council in the West Bank is offering financial support for holding fireworks displays in settlements near Palestinian villages on Israel’s Independence Day. “We’re considering an initiative of a donor to make a significant [&hellip

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PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS ‘BITTER AND LEFT OUT’ OF EASTER CELEBRATIONS

The West Bank and Gaza faithful bemoan Israeli restrictions they say deny them their ‘right to worship’ in Jerusalem by Dalia Hatuqa | reposted from Al Jazeera RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seeking comfort in prayer, hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the Greek Catholic Church in Ramallah’s Old City to solemnly commemorate Good Friday, during a long weekend [&hellip

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Support the Hares boys

Dear Friends, As I’m sure many of you are aware the 17th of April is Prisoners’ Day in Palestine. We are keen to support the use of this day to build momentum for the campaign to free the 5 Hares Boys kidnapped by the Israeli army in March 2013. They stand trial in the military court system [&hellip

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Israel ‘demolishes’ EU-funded W.Bank housing shelters

reposted from Yahoo! News Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, an EU official said Friday. “On April 9, three of some 18 residential structures were demolished… in Jabal al-Baba,” an area outside the sprawling settlement of Maale Adumim, [&hellip

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