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In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of Century” announcement on January 28, Israel has banned the export of Palestinian agricultural produce from the West Bank via Jordan. The estimated value of such exports amounts to $100 million annually.

The majority of these exports are crops cultivated in the Jordan Valley region which Israel has announced its intention to annex, consistent with Trump’s recently unveiled “peace plan,” which has been utterly and vehemently rejected by the Palestinians.

On Friday, February 7, Israeli military forces ordered the drivers of a number of Palestinian truckloads of agricultural produce, originating in the West Bank and on their way to the Kingdom of Jordan, to turn around.

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President Trump’s plan for a Palestinian state is a smokescreen to legitimise Israel’s theft of Palestinian land, its illegal settlements, the creeping annexation of Jerusalem and the Jordan valley, the forced displacement of Palestinians and the apartheid wall.

For decades, Israel has sought to create “facts on the ground” to destroy any effort for the two state solution. Trump is now rewarding...

The US administration, represented by the head of its pyramid, presented the US President Donald Trump with a hostile and provocative step has announced in public a press conference with the Prime Minister of the Israeli entity, “Beniamin Netanyahu” that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Zionist entity and that the occupied Syrian Golan has become part of what is called the State of Israel...

The Trump administration’s proposals on Israel and Palestine, announced on Tuesday, are an affront to Palestinian rights and dignity and have none of the elements of a realistic peace plan. The proposals, launched jointly by President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were drawn up by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has extensive business and financial links with...

redglobeSettlers desecrated and torched a mosque on Friday, January 24, in the village of Beit Safafa, southwest of Jerusalem. A group of Jewish settlers clandestinely entered the village before dawn, sprayed racist slogans on the walls of the Al-Badriya Mosque and then set fire to the building, partially damaging it.

The Palestinian Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awqaf [plural of Waqf – an...

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned statements made last Wednesday, January 8, by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, in which he emphasized the right of Israeli presence in the occupied West Bank, which he referred to as “Judea and Samaria.”

Speaking at the far-right Kohelet Forum Conference in Jerusalem, Friedman said, “Judea and Samaria – the name...

Since the beginning of 2019, Israel has shifted its demarcation of the maritime zone open to fishermen in the Gaza Strip 20 times. On nine of these occasions, Israel reduced the fishing zone; in four instances it banned Palestinian fishermen from accessing the sea altogether.

On December 24, Israel reversed its decision from five days earlier, December 19, to reduce the “fishing zone” it...

The Founding Conference of a new Federation, the National Federation of Palestinian Workers, was held yesterday in Palestine, with the participation of workers’ representatives from all the governorates.

The WFTU welcomes the National Federation of Palestinian Workers to its big internationalist family and confirms its support and solidarity with the struggles of the Palestinian...

redglobeDuring 2019, Israeli military forces committed 255 acts of violence against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT). These figures appear in the annual report prepared by WAFA, the Palestine News and Information Agency, which the organization released on Sunday, January 5. The violations included the firing of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets...

Hadash welcomed the announcement by the Chief Prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, on Friday December 20, that her office is going to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine in relation to Israeli crimes against the occupied Palestinian people.

“Today, I announce that following a thorough, independent and objective...

Tens of thousands of Palestinian West Bank households, medical centers, businesses, banks and educational facilities in Ramallah were without electrical power for three full hours on Sunday, December 15, after the Israeli Electricity Company (IEC), in a step supported by the Israeli’s government, cut power to main power supply points served by the Palestinian-owned Jerusalem District...

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