RAMALLAH, May 18, 2013 (WAFA) – A total of 27 minors from East Jerusalem are under house arrest, the Ministry of Prisoners said Saturday.
It said Israel has recently intensified using this punishment against young Palestinians from the occupied city who it claims were involved in anti-occupation activities, including throwing rocks at police and participating in protests.
The ministry said the minors - the youngest is 14 years and the oldest 19...
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2013 (WAFA) – Over 50 American organizations signed a letter asking US senators to oppose the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act on the ground Israel mistreats US citizens travelling to its country, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation said in a press release on Friday.
It said section nine of this legislation would include Israel in the Visa Waiver Program without requiring Israel extend reciprocal privileges...
RAMALLAH, May 18, 2013 (WAFA) – The Israeli army closed Saturday with cement blocks the main road connecting the village of Deir Jarir and others with Ramallah, according to the head of the village council Imad Alawi.
He said the road, which also connects Ramallah with Jericho and goes through Deir Jarir and its neighboring village, Taybeh, is the only passage way to Ramallah for seven villages in that area.
He said residents of that area have now...
RAMALLAH, May 18, 2013 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted in their Saturday issue the opening of a hole in the Israeli segregation wall in the Abu Dis area, east of Jerusalem.
The papers, which printed a picture of the hole with soldiers standing next to it, said a group of Palestinians dug the hole that allowed them for the first time to enter occupied East Jerusalem.
Soldiers chased the youths who opened the hole and clashed...