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A Palestinian man lying on a bed wears a face covering depicting hunger striking Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, on February 19, 2016, during a demonstration in solidarity with him in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah.
20 Feb 2016 08:48

Over 700 Palestinians held under Israeli administrative detention

Islam Times - The Palestinian Prisoners Club says the number of Palestinians held under Israel's administrative detention law has increased to more than 700 despite international criticism.

Palestinians check the rubble of their house after it was demolished by Israeli authorities on February 10, 2016 in the West Bank village of Jeftlek.
18 Feb 2016 06:53

UN urges Israel to end demolition of Palestinian properties

Islam Times - A United Nations official has called on Israel to immediately halt the destruction of Palestinian-owned properties in the occupied West Bank.

Oscar statuettes
17 Feb 2016 09:42

Desperate charm offensive: Israel luring Oscar nominees

Islam Times - Israel is luring Hollywood into accepting an offer regarding Oscar nominees traveling to the occupied lands, a move being slammed by pro-Palestinian activists as a “propaganda trip”.

A general view shows construction in the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev (foreground), in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), January 15, 2016.
14 Feb 2016 07:16

European Parliament urges end to Israel's settlement activities, occupation

Islam Times - A delegation of the European Parliament (EP) for relations with Palestine has called for an immediate end to Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories as well as the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements and demolition of Palestinian homes.

Muhammed al-Qiq, a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike, is seen in a hospital in the town of Afula, February 5, 2016.
13 Feb 2016 06:00

Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist on brink of death: Official

Islam Times - A Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike under Israel's detention since last November is “on the brink of death,” a Palestinian Authority (PA) official says.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) visits the construction site of a new military border fence between the occupied territories and Jordan, February 9, 2016.
10 Feb 2016 12:07

Netanyahu wants all occupied lands fenced off

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted that a reinforced fence may be set up around the entirety of the occupied territories similar to the one it is currently building on the territories bordering Jordan.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon
9 Feb 2016 10:28

Israel says UN chief inciting ‘terror’ by defending Palestinians

Islam Times - Israel has accused UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of promoting “terror” after he defended the Palestinian uprising as a natural response to the Tel Aviv regime’s occupation of their lands.

Israeli troops hand over the body of a Palestinian to members of the Red Crescent on Feb. 5, 2016.
9 Feb 2016 07:39

Israel sets conditions on returning Palestinians bodies

Islam Times - Israel says it will release the bodies of 10 Palestinian protesters killed by its forces only if their families agree not to hold funerals for them during the daytime.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
8 Feb 2016 09:59

Israeli MPs meeting families of slain Palestinians face suspension

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to push ahead with a bill which would suspend lawmakers from the parliament (Knesset) for what is described as “unseemly behavior.”

Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq is seen in hospital on February 5, 2016.
8 Feb 2016 05:06

Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist rejects conditional release

Islam Times - Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq has rejected an Israeli offer for his conditional release.

Yuval Steinitz, Israeli minister for energy and water resources
7 Feb 2016 12:03

Egypt flooded Gaza tunnels at Tel Aviv's request: Israeli minister

Islam Times - An Israeli minister says Egyptian authorities have flooded the underground tunnels connecting the besieged Gaza Strip to the North African country at the request of the Tel Aviv regime.

US Army officers during a joint Israeli American military training at a patriot battery site in Tel Aviv.
7 Feb 2016 11:35

Israel, US to hold large-scale military exercise

Islam Times - Israel and the US are to hold a joint military exercise later in February with the focus on training in ballistic missile warfare, the Israeli military says.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
6 Feb 2016 09:54

UN chief feels ‘guilty, ashamed’ over Mideast talks

Islam Times - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he feels embarrassed by the lack of progress in the so-called peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Palestinian embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.
6 Feb 2016 08:24

Palestine opens embassy in Brazil amid Tel Aviv-Brasilia row

Islam Times - The Palestinian Authority has inaugurated its first diplomatic mission in the Western Hemisphere in Brazil as diplomatic tensions escalate between Israel and the South American state.

Israeli undercover policemen arrest a Palestinian man (bottom) during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, November 6, 2015.
3 Feb 2016 12:31

Israeli military forces arrest at least 17 Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza.

Islam Times - Israeli military forces have abducted at least 17 Palestinians in separate raids across the Palestinian territories.

Israeli border guards detain a Palestinian protester lying on the stretcher during clashes at the main entrance of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 8, 2015.
3 Feb 2016 12:14

Israeli forces detained 149 Palestinians in January: Rights group

Islam Times - The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) says Israeli military forces abducted 149 Palestinians, half of them children, during a spate of operations across the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) last month.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is seen in the courtroom as he waits for the judges at the Supreme Court in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on December 29, 2015.
3 Feb 2016 04:33

Ex-Israel premier convicted of impeding justice

Islam Times - An Israeli court has convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is to start serving jail term for bribery, on two counts of obstruction of justice.

Yosef Haim Ben-David (C), the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, sits in a courtroom, Dec. 20, 2015.
2 Feb 2016 12:34

Court to decide if Israeli who burnt Palestinian alive is sane

Islam Times - A court in Israel is set to decide if a man who burnt a Palestinian teenager alive is sane enough to face trial for the killing.

National Committee in Solidarity with al-Qiq, a Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli jail
2 Feb 2016 08:13

Gaza activists hunger strikers support jailed journalust al-Qiq

Islam Times - Palestinian activists in Gaza are on the fourth day of a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, who has been refusing food for over two months in an Israeli jail.

Najih Bakirat, the manager of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound
2 Feb 2016 06:15

Israel bans al-Aqsa Mosque manager from entering site for six months

Islam Times - Israeli security officials have banned the manager of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound from entering the site for six months.