Israeli police have closed off the Old City of Jerusalem to Palestinians for 48 hours after two Israelis were killed and three injured in one confirmed and one alleged stabbing attack.
The Israeli army announced that only Israeli citizens, residents of the area, tourists, business people and students of the Old City are permitted to enter.
Over 220 trade unions and campaign groups from around the world called on the UN to cancel its contract with security firm Group4Security (G4S) Sept. 10 over its role in human rights abuse in Palestine.
Israeli forces demolish homes of two Palestinians who carried out attacks last year
Palestinian shot and killed in Tulkarem during wave of violent clashes across West Bank
Israel strikes Hamas military base following rocket fire from Gaza
Israeli Police Close off Jerusalem’s Old City
Global Campaign calls on UN to Cancel Contract with G4S Security Firm over Human Rights Abuse
Two Israeli settlers were shot and killed Thursday evening as they were driving between the settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh. Shortly after the shooting, Israeli settlers began attacking Palestinian homes and vehicles across the West Bank.
In Hebron‘s early history, the quarter Harat al-Kazazeen housed 14 glass-blowing factories, and was considered the heartland of the highest-quality glass production in Palestine. But the lack of economic opportunity means Hamdi‘s factory is only one of two left in Hebron.
In an address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Wednesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the Palestinian Authority “cannot continue to be bound” by agreements it has signed with Israel.