Palestine


28 January 2015
Middle East Monitor
BDS and Israel's war on Palestinian higher education by Ben White

report by UNESCO has documented the "material, human and educational damage" sustained by Gaza's higher education institutions (HEIs) during Israel's assault last summer. The UN agency's conclusion: that "higher education institutions were directly targeted during the hostilities."

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21 January 2015
Nature
Scientists protest detention of Palestinian physicist by Michele Catanzaro

Several organizations of scholars have issued letters protesting the detention of a Palestinian astrophysicist in the Israeli military's Ofer prison, in the West Bank. The scientist, Imad Ahmad Barghouthi, has been detained without charges since December. 

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17 December 2014
Reuters
Palestinian U.N. draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017 by Michelle Nichols

Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017.

The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally submitted to the 15-member council, which means it could be put to a vote as soon as 24 hours later, but it does not guarantee it will happen. Some drafts formally submitted have never been voted.

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13 October 2014
The Guardian
MPs vote to recognise Palestinian state, adding to pressure on Israel by Patrick Wintour

MPs including the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, have voted to recognise Palestine as a state in a symbolic move that will unnerve Israel by suggesting that it is losing a wider battle for public opinion in Britain. The vote of 274 to 12, a majority of 262, on a backbench motion has no practical impact on British government policy and ministers were instructed not to vote. Labour decided to impose a one-line whip, and the Liberal Democrats, like the Conservatives, gave their backbenchers a free vote.

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05 October 2014
Al-Fanar Media
For Gaza’s New Academic Year, A Fitful Start by Rasha Faek and Janelle Dumalaon

Most Arab students have already enrolled at university and are buckling down with new assignments. But many of their counterparts in Gaza are taking their seats in damaged—or overflowing—classrooms more than a month after the Gaza conflict ended.

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03 October 2014
BBC
Sweden to recognise Palestinian state

Sweden is to "recognise the state of Palestine", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has said, the first long-term EU member country to do so.

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25 September 2014
The Guardian
Fatah and Hamas agree deal for unity government to take control of Gaza by Peter Beaumont

The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, have reached a “comprehensive” agreement that would turn over the civil administration of Gaza immediately to officials of a Palestinian unity government led by President Mahmoud Abbas.

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04 September 2014
The Telegraph
Gaza rebuilding 'will cost $7.8 billion' by Reuters

Rebuilding Gaza will cost $7.8 billion (£4.7 billion), the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday, in the most comprehensive assessment yet of damage from a seven-week war with Israel during which whole neighbourhoods and vital infrastructure were flattened.

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07 August 2014
Al-Fanar Media
A Gaza Vocational College Devastated by the War by Rasha Faek

During the latest ceasefire in the latest war between Israel and Hamas, more educational institutions have been able to take stock of the damage done. University College of Applied Sciences, one of the main vocational education institutions in Gaza with about 9,000 students, released photographs and a statement today about the destruction of its facilities under Israeli bombardment.  The photographs make it clear that the damage was not the result of a single errant missile but multiple strikes.

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05 August 2014
Al Jazeera
Israel cracks down on anti-war protesters by Mya Guarnieri

More than 1,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel have been arrested by the Israeli police since the country's military offensive in Gaza began in early July, according to a lawyer representing a number of the detainees.

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03 August 2014
Al-Fanar Media
Educational Toll of Gaza War: At Least 3 Universities, 148 Schools by Rasha Faek, Yousef Al-Helou and Thaer Thabet

At least three universities, seven United Nations schools and an estimated 141 locally-run schools have suffered severe damage in the month-long war between Israel and Hamas.

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02 August 2014
The Independent
Israel-Gaza conflict: University hit as Palestinians endure more than 200 strikes in 24 hours by Lizzie Dearden

A university in Gaza has been bombed in the latest round of shelling by Israeli forces that hit more than 200 targets. It is not yet known whether any teachers or students from the Islamic University of Gaza were injured in the overnight strike.

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26 July 2014
Al Jazeera
Palestinians will not 'raise a white flag' by Mya Guarnieri

In the West Bank's largest demonstration in years, some 10,000 Palestinians marched on Thursday night from Ramallah to the Qalandia checkpoint, protesting Israel's military assault on the Gaza Strip and hoping to reach Jerusalem. One man was killed and dozens were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

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24 July 2014
The Telegraph
Israel threatens to escalate Gaza offensive by David Blair and David Millward

Israel threatened to escalate the Gaza offensive to the "next stages" on Wednesday as the United Nations said that "war crimes" may have been committed.

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22 July 2014
The Telegraph
Israel's offensive in Gaza has 'killed more children than fighters', say human rights groups by Richard Spencer and David Blair

More children than Palestinian fighters are being killed in the offensive on Gaza, according to the latest United Nations statistics, despite Israel's claims to be waging a targeted military campaign.

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18 July 2014
Al Jazeera
Israel launches Gaza ground invasion by Gregg Carlstrom

Israeli tanks and troops have entered Gaza after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a ground invasion, a major escalation in a ten-day offensive that has already killed more than 250 Palestinians. 

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08 July 2014
The Telegraph
Air strikes hit 50 targets in Gaza as Israel steps up assault by Robert Tait

Israel escalated its bombardment of Gaza early on Tuesday, hitting 50 targets including several houses in response to a barrage of rocket fire that it blamed on the territory's Hamas rulers.

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03 June 2014
Al Jazeera
Palestinians form consensus government by Dalia Hatuqa

Israel refuses to negotiate with Hamas-Fatah administration, and condemns US for working with and funding its agencies. Fatah and Hamas have unveiled a government of national consensus that will pave the way for elections for a new Palestinian president and parliament.

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06 October 2013
Al-Fanar Media
Al Quds University Under Fire by Rasha Faek and Sarah Lynch

An Israeli patrol injured eight students at Al Quds University with rubber bullets and 78 students with tear gas after conflict broke out between the students and the police, a university spokesman said. The Israelis contend they were provoked and responded in self defense.

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