Churches Closing in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. (A sign on the Church says “enough is enough, stop the persecution of churches.)

In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed on Sunday until further notice in protest of Israeli government legislation and new city tax policy. The decision was announced on Sunday by the churches sharing the management of the property, the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian.

The heads of Christian churches in Jerusalem announced the move as the Ministerial Committee for Legislation was set to discuss a bill that would allowing the state to expropriate land in Jerusalem sold by the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches since 2010.

The churches are also protesting the Jerusalem municipality’s new policy on municipal tax payments for church property. Church representatives have accused Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat of breaching international treaties after the municipality said…

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Israel tortures 60 pct of detained Palestinian minors

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Israel tortures 60 pct of detained Palestinian minors

Around 6,500 Palestinians, including 350 children are currently being held at Israeli prisons

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sixty percent of Palestinian children detained at Israeli prisons get subjected to physical and psychological torture, Palestinian Society Prisoners Club said Sunday.

In a statement, the nongovernmental organization said minors were being exposed to “physical and psychological torture through several ways, including detention during late hours of the night and by beatings.”

Minors were also being subjected to “threats and confessions were being extracted from them under duress; they are kept for hours without food or drink and are subjected to interrogation for long periods; they also face direct insults and obscene words thrown at them.”

The statement included three testimonies from three children who were being held at the Ofer Prison in the West Bank.

Mustafa al-Badan, 17, Faisal al-Shaer, 16, and Ahmed al-Shalalda, 15, said in their testimonies that they were abused during detention…

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Top PLO official says Trump threatened to ‘starve Palestinian children’

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Israeli cabinet approves $11 million for settlements activities

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Israeli Organ Trafficking and Theft: From Moldova to Palestine

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Israeli Minister on Gaza Rocket Fire: The Time Has Come for Dead Palestinians

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel tells local radio that Israel’s attacks produce lots of smoke and fire, but no fatalities or injuries Minister Uri Ariel said Wednesday that there needs to be more dead and wounded Palestinians in Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip. To really understand Israel and the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz... Continue Reading →

ISIS terrorists don’t have this problem, 9 Year Old Palestinian Girl Dies in Ambulance at israeli Checkpoint

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9 Year Old Palestinian Girl Dies in Ambulance at Israeli Checkpoint

Palestine Chronicle | January 2, 2018

After 1 1/2 hours of being detained at an Israeli checkpoint, nine-year-old Dalal Lawlah died in the ambulance trying to reach hospital. (Photo: PIC)

A Palestinian child with special needs, from Awarta town in Nablus, died on Friday evening after Israeli soldiers obstructed her transfer to hospital.

Palestinian medical sources said that nine-year-old Dalal Lawlah died after Israeli soldiers at Huwara checkpoint prevented her father from taking her swiftly to Rafidia hospital.

The sources added that Dalal was unable to breathe and needed urgent medical intervention, but delaying her transfer to the hospital for about half an hour led to her death.

The child’s father, Deeb, told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that he tried at first to use the main road through Awarta checkpoint to take her daughter, who was a child…

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