Palestine News – late April 2016

Publishers Note: As Donald Trump wins the New York Republican Primary and perhaps the Presidential nomination on the basis of anti-Islam, anti-Arab sentiment, the democratic state of Israel continues its brutal occupation of Palestine.

Hillary Clinton won New York State on the back of her liberal Zionist ticket that even Bernie Sanders could not dent.

Thanks to the crew at the Palestine Liberation Centre at Byron for compiling this news.

Ian Curr
April 2016



Pesach message from Bill Shorten


Jewish settlers try to slaughter livestock near Aqsa Mosque
Despite Israeli restrictions, thousands of Muslims pray at al-Aqsa

Israeli police ban 29 Palestinians from tense Aqsa, detain 7 Israelis


Israel turns Jerusalem into military barrack to mark Passover


The Long Road to Bethlehem: Exodus


International Pro-Palestine forum kicks off in Tunisia

Arab League to set unified Arab stance against Israeli escalation in Golan

Oil and Amnesia: Obama and Saudi Arabia’s “Forgotten” Ties to 9/11 Fisk


Canadian student union will divest from firms aiding Israeli abuses

NYU graduate worker union backs Israel boycott by big margin

UK student union elects Palestine campaigner president

An Israeli initiative is needed now


Child Injured After Israeli Soldiers Attacked Kafr Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Samidoun joins Palestine Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, urges justice for Palestinian child prisoners


Israeli-directed film about Palestinian rapper wins big at Tribeca


Israel releases soldier after court convicted him of murder


Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise

IOA to knock down Palestinian home in Silwan

Israel seizes 115 dunams as ‘state land’ in northern West Bank

HRW report slams ‘discriminatory’ Israeli closure of Palestinian quarries


occupied Palestinian territory: The Real Madrid Foundation travels to the occupied Palestinian territory to strengthen its social sports schools in the area together with UNRWA


Israeli Navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen off Gaza shores

Anti-siege group warns of Israel’s ban on cement entry to Gaza

occupied Palestinian territory: Gaza Situation Report 140, 12 – 19 April 2016

Indignity, grief and mourning on the Gaza border

Israel should stop playing the victim card, MK tells Washington audiences


If the Palestinians are guilty of incitement, then what does Israel’s 24/7 occupation amount to?

Netanyahu threatens to fire Bennett during row over West Bank policy

The world according to Bibi

Israel issues tender for new international airport

Netanyahu’s mind and the Israelis’ detachment from reality Davidson

Ashkenazi Jews descended from ancient Turkey: New research


Israeli army to close off W. Bank and Gaza for two days

2 Palestinians kidnapped as IOF rolls into al-Khalil

IOF imposes curfew south of Nablus

HRW: Israel closes dozens of quarries in the West Bank

Army Kidnaps Twenty Palestinians In Jerusalem


Israeli court sentences journalist to seven months


State Attorney: Backing the Shin Bet’s interrogation tactics when they are under fire


AB Yehoshua: ‘Instead of dealing with Palestine, the new generation do a play or write a story’


Banks and currency exchange offices persecuted by the PA

PA’s UN draft resolution condemning settlements left in question

Abbas signs global climate change convention in New York

At climate deal signing, Abbas says settlements ‘destroying the environment’


Hunger striker Janazra loses consciousness, suffers head injury

IOA releases member of al-Qassam after ten years

20 Jerusalemite youths granted conditional release

Female journalist Dwaik transferred to Hasharon jail

IOA ends isolation of prisoner Khawaja after ending his strike

Global calls to free Palestinian clown held by Israel

‘There’s always an Intifada inside the prisons’

Agreement in Nafha follows second attack by Israeli forces on Palestinian prisoners

Majd Oweida: The jailed robot designer from Gaza


UNRWA chief receives protest letter from Palestinian teachers in Beirut


Dozens of injuries reported during West Bank weekly marches

Palestinian youth arrested for alleged stabbing attempt


Israeli settlers attack French solidarity delegation

Palestinian injured in settler’s car-ramming attack

Israeli settler threatens Palestinian family with gun near Hebron


Dying to Forget the Israel Lobby?


The Israeli Occupied Golan Heights: An Occupation for Natural Resources. Water, Land and Oil

Israel Building Another Wall near Lebanese Border

One response to “Palestine News – late April 2016

  1. Finkelstein & Shulman

    Israel: The Broken Silence

    Disturbing the Peace: The Use of Criminal Law to Limit the Actions of Human Rights Defenders in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    by the Human Rights Defenders Fund
    80 pp.; available at

    Al pi tehom [At the Edge of the Abyss]

    by Talia Sasson
    Jerusalem: Keter, 309 pp., 74.00 shekels

    This Place

    an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, February 12–June 5, 2016.
    Catalog of the exhibition by Frederic Brenner and others
    MACK, 191 pp., $50.00 (paper)
    A poster of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (left), Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem, West Bank, 2009; photograph by Josef Koudelka from ‘This Place,’ an exhibition of pictures by twelve photographers of Israel and the West Bank, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art until June 5, 2016
    Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

    A poster of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (left), Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem, West Bank, 2009; photograph by Josef Koudelka from ‘This Place,’ an exhibition of pictures by twelve photographers of Israel and the West Bank, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art until June 5, 2016

    and Shulman


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