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McCollum Introduces Legislation to Promote Human Rights for Palestinian ChildrenBetty McCollum - Press Release "An estimated 10,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli security forces and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system since 2000. Independent monitors such as Human Rights Watch have documented that these children are subject to abuse and, in some cases, torture — specifically citing the use of chokeholds, beatings, and coercive interrogation on children between the ages of 11 and 15. In addition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has found that Palestinian children are frequently held for extended periods without access to either their parents or attorneys...The legislation has been endorsed by the American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, Churches for Middle East Peace, Defense for Children International - Palestine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, Jewish Voice for Peace, Mennonite Central Committee, Presbyterian Church (USA), the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR), and United Methodist General Board of Church and Society." ca18/11/2017
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Arab-Israelis fear new bill to increase security guards` powers Shlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor - Next week, the Knesset`s Interior Committee will debate a proposed piece of legislation by Minister for Public Security Gilad Erdan, which would expand the authority of civilian security guards. According to the proposal, security guards will be given powers similar to the police in that they will have the right to detain suspects, demand that they identify themselves and even use force to prevent them from entering crowded spaces such as shopping malls and public transportation. Erdan claims that the purpose of the law is to increase civilians` sense of safety in recreation centers and offices that provide services to citizens.-rh 15/11/2017
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Cambridge slammed for `censoring` Palestine BDS event 11 NOVEMBER 2017Shafik Mandhai - Aljazeera - Ruba Salih from the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) was set to oversee Wednesday`s event featuring Palestinian BDS activist, Omar Barghouti, but organisers say they were forced to cancel her participation hours before it was due to start after the university intervened citing concerns over her neutrality. Palestinian activists say the incident highlights the increasingly restrictive atmosphere for critics of Israel on campuses across the UK.-rh 15/11/2017
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Military Court Watch: Newsletter - October 2017Military Court Watch - Detention figures: The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) continues to experience difficulties in providing accurate and timely information regarding the number of Palestinian children in its detention facilities in accordance with an outstanding Freedom of Information application (FOI application). According to the IPS, as of 30 June 2017, 318 Palestinian children were held as "security prisoners" in Israeli detention facilities. This represents a 4 percent decrease compared with the previous month and an annual decrease of 17 percent compared with 2016. Out of 318 children, 10 were girls, representing 3 percent. There is currently no available data relating to age breakdown, administrative detention or the percentage of children transferred to prisons inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.-rh15/11/2017
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Gaza Kids Live in Hell: A Psychologist Tells of Rampant Sexual Abuse, Drugs and DespairAyelett Shani - Middle East Transparent - Mohammed Mansour, who treats Gaza victims of sexual assault, describes the dystopian nightmare that Palestinians are living.-rh15/11/2017
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Palestinian human rights bill on child imprisonment introduced in United States CongressSamidoun - Washington, D.C., November 14, 2017—Members of Congress on Tuesday introduced a bill prohibiting U.S. financial support of abuses against Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system, putting violations under the magnifying glass of U.S. taxpayers.-rh15/11/2017
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Raed Jarrar`s detention by Israel raises alarmDalia Hatuqa - Aljazeera - Middle East and North Africa division of Amnesty International USA, was stopped at the Allenby crossing between Jordan and the West Bank while on a personal visit to his family following his father`s death. Jarrar, who is an American citizen of Palestinian origin, was detained and questioned for hours before being denied entry into the West Bank.-rh 8/11/2017
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The most disputed land on earth: How Greek Orthodox church sold off Palestinian plotsJihad Abu Raya - Middle East Eye - Triggered by the summer revelations, Palestinian Orthodox protesters have demanded not only to manage the church’s properties and for existing suspicious deals to be annulled, but also for the appointment of a Palestinian patriarch and church representative. It would signal end to what many see as the Greek colonisation of the Palestinian Orthodox church.-rh1/11/2017
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One state for all citizensDaoud Kuttab - Arabic Media Internet Network - bbas then said that in regard to his people, there are two choices: “It will either be the independence of the state of Palestine, living side by side in peace and security with the state of Israel on the 1967 borders, or equal rights for all of the inhabitants of the land of historic Palestine from the river to the sea.” The idea that Abbas would legitimise the one-state option took some by surprise. Was it simply a tactic to get Israelis and Americans to double up support for the two-state solution or is the Palestinian president truly willing to entertain the concept of a single bi- national state?-rh1/11/2017
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Recognise Palestine to mark Balfour centenary, says Emily ThornberryPeter Beaumont - The Guardian - The shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, is calling on the UK to mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration – which called for the creation of a Jewish national homeland – with a formal British recognition of the state of Palestine.- rh1/11/2017
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Balfour Declaration: How Britain broke its Feeble Promise to the PalestiniansJonathan Cook - Dissident Voice - Palestinian objections to the 1917 document are well-known. Britain’s Lord Balfour had no right to promise a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, on the land of another people. But Israelis have been taught a different history in which they, not the Palestinians, were betrayed.-rh1/11/2017
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100 years on: The Balfour Declaration explainedZena Tahhan - Aljazeera - It is regarded as one of the most controversial and contested documents in the modern history of the Arab world and has puzzled historians for decades.-rh1/11/2017
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Is Israel really implementing economic aid to Palestinians? Shlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor - Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon traveled to the seat of the Palestinian government in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Oct. 29 to meet with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. According to reports of the meeting, the two discussed advancing civic administration and economic measures and Israeli- Palestinian cooperation. This is the second time within five months that Kahlon has gone to Palestinian Authority (PA) territory to meet with Hamdallah, and this time, too, the meeting was the result of US pressure on Israel to offer the Palestinians goodwill economic gestures.-rh 1/11/2017
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Breaking the Silence releases video corroborating claims that their spokesman beat PalestinianBreaking the Silence released video footage Monday showing the aftermath of an arrest in which the organization’s spokesman claims to have beaten a Palestinian. It was the most recent attempt by the group to disprove assertions by the authorities that the assault never happened in a tangled story that has confounded the country in which a human rights activist claims personal wrongdoing and right-wing government officials and the police say it did not happen and have used the episode to question the honesty of the organization as a whole. [ak] 21/11/2017
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