(NRC) – Three educational facilities for Palestinian children in the West Bank, occupied Palestine, have been demolished or damaged by Israeli authorities in less than two weeks, just when children were meant to return to school from summer holidays. The facilities demolished include the only kindergarten for the Jabal Al Baba Bedouin community, which was […]

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(DCI-Palestine) – Israeli forces shot and injured Mahmoud Qaddumi, 13, on July 23 near the Israeli separation barrier by the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, before detaining, interrogating, and attempting to recruit him as an informant. Israeli paramilitary border police shot Mahmoud once in each leg while he was standing on his family’s land, […]

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(DCI-Palestine) – Imran M., a 14-year-old from the eastern part of Gaza City, spends his school days in constant fear. Imran’s school is 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) from the Gaza-Israel border, in regular proximity to Israeli forces. “We always have this feeling that something bad is about to happen to us.” For children like Imran who are […]

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(MAP) – Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) reported that Al Makassed Hospital was raided by Israeli security forces on Monday 17 July. According to Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, Israeli forces raided Al Makassed Hospital again last Friday, firing stun grenades and teargas in the yard outside the hospital and using violence against the medical staff, hospital […]

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(HRW) – Deadly attacks on hospitals and medical workers in conflicts around the world remain uninvestigated and unpunished a year after the United Nations Security Council called for greater action, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 25, 2017, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the implementation of Resolution 2286, […]

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(UNICEF) – Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have been compromised, causing waterborne diseases to spread while […]

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(Al Jazeera) – Flanked by his mother and aunt, Ahmed Mahmoud strolled up the narrow street that leads to the main road in Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem. It was mid-afternoon in early December 2016, and the 15-year-old had recently earned good grades at school. As a reward, the trio were on an outing to buy […]

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