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n April 5, 2018, the Palestinian Non Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO Network) conducted a video conference meeting with PNGO members including West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip to discuss the recent tragic developments in the Gaza Strip.

On March 30, 2018 which marked the 42nd annual commemoration of Land Day also the day Palestinian factions billed as a peaceful March of Return, over two hundred fifty thousand gathered to advocate for the return of Palestinian refugees to their original homelands in historic Palestine, now present day Israel. Palestinians also protested against the 11-year continuous Siege on the Gaza Strip, with dire socioeconomic & sever humanitarian conditions, encompassing shortages in basic needs, such as water, food, and medical equipment, and the destruction of all aspects of life therein. In response, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) had extensively prepared for and deployed additional forces and equipment in the area, including snipers, drones, bulldozers, attack dogs, and issued explicit orders to use live fire against Palestinian peaceful protestors.

Since March 30, 2018,

21 Palestinians were premeditated murdered by the Israeli Occupation Forces whom bear full responsibility for the shooting of Palestinians and the wounding of over 1500 Palestinian citizens including women and children.

PNGO condemns Israels systematic and continuous widespread targeting of Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt), especially in the Gaza Strip. PNGO warns against the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip and calls for international immediate and urgent action to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and combat Israels longstanding impunity in the face of human rights violations, grave breaches, and crimes committed against Palestinians.

PNGO calls upon the international community to hold Israel accountable for the premeditated murdering of innocent Palestinian people, to provide international protection to the Palestinian people, and assist the occupied Palestinian people in obtaining their freedom, independence and right to self determination.

PNGO calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to convene an urgent meeting, addressing Israelis serious breaches of the Convention and accordingly protection for the Palestinian civilian population

PNGO calls upon the establishment of an independent investigation commissioned by the UN Secretary General into the killing committed on March 30, 2018.

Protect, realize and facilitate Palestinian refugees right of return, including protecting and ensuring the functions of UNRWA facilitates and services.

PNGO calls upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into the situation in Palestine and to examine all the international crimes cases committed in the oPt.

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n April 5, 2018, the Palestinian Non Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO Network) conducted a video conference meeting with PNGO members including West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip to discuss the recent tragic developments in the Gaza Strip.

On March 30, 2018 which marked the 42nd annual commemoration of Land Day also the day Palestinian factions billed as a peaceful March of Return, over two hundred fifty thousand gathered to advocate for the return of Palestinian refugees to their original homelands in historic Palestine, now present day Israel. Palestinians also protested against the 11-year continuous Siege on the Gaza Strip, with dire socioeconomic & sever humanitarian conditions, encompassing shortages in basic needs, such as water, food, and medical equipment, and the destruction of all aspects of life therein. In response, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) had extensively prepared for and deployed additional forces and equipment in the area, including snipers, drones, bulldozers, attack dogs, and issued explicit orders to use live fire against Palestinian peaceful protestors.

Since March 30, 2018,

21 Palestinians were premeditated murdered by the Israeli Occupation Forces whom bear full responsibility for the shooting of Palestinians and the wounding of over 1500 Palestinian citizens including women and children.

PNGO condemns Israels systematic and continuous widespread targeting of Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt), especially in the Gaza Strip. PNGO warns against the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip and calls for international immediate and urgent action to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and combat Israels longstanding impunity in the face of human rights violations, grave breaches, and crimes committed against Palestinians.

PNGO calls upon the international community to hold Israel accountable for the premeditated murdering of innocent Palestinian people, to provide international protection to the Palestinian people, and assist the occupied Palestinian people in obtaining their freedom, independence and right to self determination.

PNGO calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to convene an urgent meeting, addressing Israelis serious breaches of the Convention and accordingly protection for the Palestinian civilian population

PNGO calls upon the establishment of an independent investigation commissioned by the UN Secretary General into the killing committed on March 30, 2018.

Protect, realize and facilitate Palestinian refugees right of return, including protecting and ensuring the functions of UNRWA facilitates and services.

PNGO calls upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into the situation in Palestine and to examine all the international crimes cases committed in the oPt.

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), in condemning the killing of Palestinian photojournalist Yasir Murtaja and the wounding of at least 7 more journalists in Gaza.

The IFJ has also demanded the investigation being carried out by the Israeli army in to the killing and other targeted attacks is open and transparent.

Murtaja, 31, who was working for the Gaza-based news agency Ain Media, was killed on 6 April in the east of Gaza from wounds sustained by an Israeli sniper while covering the March of Return rally.

“We stand by our affiliate and Palestinian colleagues who have been unlawfully targeted for simply doing their job,” said IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger. “The IFJ strongly condemns this inadmissible targeting of journalists and press freedom in Gaza by the Israeli forces and we demand that the Israeli army investigation is open and transparent. A failure to do so will make the Israeli government complicit in the targeted killing of journalists while doing their job, which is considered a war crime under international laws¨.

As well as that investigation the international community must carry out an independent investigation and all those responsible must be brought to justice”.

In a statement, the PJS confirmed that they will pursue action against Murtajas murderers in the international forums and courts and that they will intensify their efforts to bring the murderers of Palestinian journalists to international justice. The PJS also called on the UN and all its bodies to act immediately and to implement its decisions, specifically the International Security Councils decision no. 2222, and to take concrete steps to provide immediate protection to Palestinian journalists on the ground.

In 2017, the PJS recorded 909 media violations in West Bank and Gaza, 37% more than the previous year. The media violations included the closure of media offices and production companies, financial penalties, websites being blocked and journalists´ being arrested and physically attacked. According to the PJS report, 81% of these media violations (740) were committed by Israeli forces while 19% (169) were attributed to Palestinian authorities.

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), in condemning the killing of Palestinian photojournalist Yasir Murtaja and the wounding of at least 7 more journalists in Gaza.

The IFJ has also demanded the investigation being carried out by the Israeli army in to the killing and other targeted attacks is open and transparent.

Murtaja, 31, who was working for the Gaza-based news agency Ain Media, was killed on 6 April in the east of Gaza from wounds sustained by an Israeli sniper while covering the March of Return rally.

“We stand by our affiliate and Palestinian colleagues who have been unlawfully targeted for simply doing their job,” said IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger. “The IFJ strongly condemns this inadmissible targeting of journalists and press freedom in Gaza by the Israeli forces and we demand that the Israeli army investigation is open and transparent. A failure to do so will make the Israeli government complicit in the targeted killing of journalists while doing their job, which is considered a war crime under international laws¨.

As well as that investigation the international community must carry out an independent investigation and all those responsible must be brought to justice”.

In a statement, the PJS confirmed that they will pursue action against Murtajas murderers in the international forums and courts and that they will intensify their efforts to bring the murderers of Palestinian journalists to international justice. The PJS also called on the UN and all its bodies to act immediately and to implement its decisions, specifically the International Security Councils decision no. 2222, and to take concrete steps to provide immediate protection to Palestinian journalists on the ground.

In 2017, the PJS recorded 909 media violations in West Bank and Gaza, 37% more than the previous year. The media violations included the closure of media offices and production companies, financial penalties, websites being blocked and journalists´ being arrested and physically attacked. According to the PJS report, 81% of these media violations (740) were committed by Israeli forces while 19% (169) were attributed to Palestinian authorities.

latest news

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), in condemning the killing of Palestinian photojournalist Yasir Murtaja and the wounding of at least 7 more journalists in Gaza.

The IFJ has also demanded the investigation being carried out by the Israeli army in to the killing and other targeted attacks is open and transparent.

Murtaja, 31, who was working for the Gaza-based news agency Ain Media, was killed on 6 April in the east of Gaza from wounds sustained by an Israeli sniper while covering the March of Return rally.

“We stand by our affiliate and Palestinian colleagues who have been unlawfully targeted for simply doing their job,” said IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger. “The IFJ strongly condemns this inadmissible targeting of journalists and press freedom in Gaza by the Israeli forces and we demand that the Israeli army investigation is open and transparent. A failure to do so will make the Israeli government complicit in the targeted killing of journalists while doing their job, which is considered a war crime under international laws¨.

As well as that investigation the international community must carry out an independent investigation and all those responsible must be brought to justice”.

In a statement, the PJS confirmed that they will pursue action against Murtajas murderers in the international forums and courts and that they will intensify their efforts to bring the murderers of Palestinian journalists to international justice. The PJS also called on the UN and all its bodies to act immediately and to implement its decisions, specifically the International Security Councils decision no. 2222, and to take concrete steps to provide immediate protection to Palestinian journalists on the ground.

In 2017, the PJS recorded 909 media violations in West Bank and Gaza, 37% more than the previous year. The media violations included the closure of media offices and production companies, financial penalties, websites being blocked and journalists´ being arrested and physically attacked. According to the PJS report, 81% of these media violations (740) were committed by Israeli forces while 19% (169) were attributed to Palestinian authorities.

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I, Sameh Habeeb, was a co-founder and former co-editor of the Palestine Telegraph website, an open source platform; as with all open source platforms, this unfortunately includes people who may submit anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist comments and views. But allegations of anti-Semitism have to be proved, rather than asserted.

I totally reject that criticism of Israeli policy is anti-Semitic. The accusations against me fall within the wider context of the anti-Labour campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. The Sunday Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/anti-semitic-activist-select…/“) article is yet another attempt to silence any effective voices in the #Labour Party that are critical of Israel and its supporting organisations in the UK.

The #Palestine Telegraph was founded by a group of Palestinians living in Gaza, in response to the ongoing Israeli siege and the 2008-2009 Israeli war against Palestinians living in in Gaza. During the war, Israel committed war crimes. The website was volunteer-run and an open public platform, such as WordPress.com, Blogspot.com and Medium.com, open to citizen journalists and the public to publish their views. Whenever I was notified or came to know about any content that was racist, including anything anti-Semitic, I took immediate action, removing the articles and banning the publication of any submissions by writers who publish such hate and conspiracy stories. In other words, I was on the forefront in the fight against anti-Semitism.

This is in contrast to the #Telegraph newspaper, which continues to publish anti-Semitic and Islamophobic content online.

Regarding questions about anti-Semitism, I will not let proponents of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism determine what is deemed acceptable and what is not. I am open to any fair investigation by the Labour Party or any other side to scrutinise the accusations against me. I am committed to the Labour Party and its ideas and principles that stand for justice for all oppressed peoples. And I am confident that my name will be cleared. There must be due process; this trial by media and trial by hysteria is not conducive to democracy and British values.

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I, Sameh Habeeb, was a co-founder and former co-editor of the Palestine Telegraph website, an open source platform; as with all open source platforms, this unfortunately includes people who may submit anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist comments and views. But allegations of anti-Semitism have to be proved, rather than asserted.

I totally reject that criticism of Israeli policy is anti-Semitic. The accusations against me fall within the wider context of the anti-Labour campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. The Sunday Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/anti-semitic-activist-select…/“) article is yet another attempt to silence any effective voices in the #Labour Party that are critical of Israel and its supporting organisations in the UK.

The #Palestine Telegraph was founded by a group of Palestinians living in Gaza, in response to the ongoing Israeli siege and the 2008-2009 Israeli war against Palestinians living in in Gaza. During the war, Israel committed war crimes. The website was volunteer-run and an open public platform, such as WordPress.com, Blogspot.com and Medium.com, open to citizen journalists and the public to publish their views. Whenever I was notified or came to know about any content that was racist, including anything anti-Semitic, I took immediate action, removing the articles and banning the publication of any submissions by writers who publish such hate and conspiracy stories. In other words, I was on the forefront in the fight against anti-Semitism.

This is in contrast to the #Telegraph newspaper, which continues to publish anti-Semitic and Islamophobic content online.

Regarding questions about anti-Semitism, I will not let proponents of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism determine what is deemed acceptable and what is not. I am open to any fair investigation by the Labour Party or any other side to scrutinise the accusations against me. I am committed to the Labour Party and its ideas and principles that stand for justice for all oppressed peoples. And I am confident that my name will be cleared. There must be due process; this trial by media and trial by hysteria is not conducive to democracy and British values.

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I, Sameh Habeeb, was a co-founder and former co-editor of the Palestine Telegraph website, an open source platform; as with all open source platforms, this unfortunately includes people who may submit anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist comments and views. But allegations of anti-Semitism have to be proved, rather than asserted.

I totally reject that criticism of Israeli policy is anti-Semitic. The accusations against me fall within the wider context of the anti-Labour campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. The Sunday Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/anti-semitic-activist-select…/“) article is yet another attempt to silence any effective voices in the #Labour Party that are critical of Israel and its supporting organisations in the UK.

The #Palestine Telegraph was founded by a group of Palestinians living in Gaza, in response to the ongoing Israeli siege and the 2008-2009 Israeli war against Palestinians living in in Gaza. During the war, Israel committed war crimes. The website was volunteer-run and an open public platform, such as WordPress.com, Blogspot.com and Medium.com, open to citizen journalists and the public to publish their views. Whenever I was notified or came to know about any content that was racist, including anything anti-Semitic, I took immediate action, removing the articles and banning the publication of any submissions by writers who publish such hate and conspiracy stories. In other words, I was on the forefront in the fight against anti-Semitism.

This is in contrast to the #Telegraph newspaper, which continues to publish anti-Semitic and Islamophobic content online.

Regarding questions about anti-Semitism, I will not let proponents of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism determine what is deemed acceptable and what is not. I am open to any fair investigation by the Labour Party or any other side to scrutinise the accusations against me. I am committed to the Labour Party and its ideas and principles that stand for justice for all oppressed peoples. And I am confident that my name will be cleared. There must be due process; this trial by media and trial by hysteria is not conducive to democracy and British values.

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Socialist Worker UK – Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was sentenced to eight months in prison last week for standing up to an Israeli soldier.

Ahed was arrested after slapping a soldier who had entered the yard in front of her house in the occupied West Bank.

Footage of the confrontation spread on the internet, gathering widespread support.

It was an inspiring act of defiance against a heavily armed enforcer of a military occupation that has lasted more than 50 years.

The same day that Ahed was convicted, Israeli soldier Elor Azaria had his sentence cut by a third.

Azaria was convicted of manslaughter after video showed him calmly shoot a man in the head as he lay on the floor.

Azaria will spend less time in prison than many Palestinian children do for throwing stones.

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Socialist Worker UK – Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was sentenced to eight months in prison last week for standing up to an Israeli soldier.

Ahed was arrested after slapping a soldier who had entered the yard in front of her house in the occupied West Bank.

Footage of the confrontation spread on the internet, gathering widespread support.

It was an inspiring act of defiance against a heavily armed enforcer of a military occupation that has lasted more than 50 years.

The same day that Ahed was convicted, Israeli soldier Elor Azaria had his sentence cut by a third.

Azaria was convicted of manslaughter after video showed him calmly shoot a man in the head as he lay on the floor.

Azaria will spend less time in prison than many Palestinian children do for throwing stones.