Palestine

Costa Rica and Palestine Sign Historic Cooperation Agreement

This week the legislature approved in a second and final debate a cooperation agreement between the Republic of Costa Rica and Palestine that supports technical, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation activities, as reported in various Costa Rican media. The original agreement was signed in 2013, but faced some legal hurdles in the legislature. One vocal detractor, National Liberation...

Palestinian Rights Committee to Convene in Managua, Nicaragua

By Wendy Anders The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene at the Holiday Inn–Convention Center in Managua, Nicaragua this weekend, said the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of the event is, "Building Bridges with the Palestinian Diaspora in Central America" and comes near the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Pale...

Human Rights Group Scorns Israeli’s Orders to Kill Palestinians

Jerusalem, Jan. 2 — Several senior Israeli officials have urged soldiers and police to "shoot-to-kill" Palestinians since a wave of attacks began in Oct. 2015, the international Human Rights Watch denounced in a report published Monday. According to the study, Israeli officials have encouraged soldiers and police to kill Palestinians suspected of attacking Israelis, even in cases where they pos...

Israeli Occupation of Palestine Condemned by World Leaders

Gaza City, Palestine, Dec 24 — The Islamist movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad welcomed on Saturday the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council against Jewish settlements and considered it a "change" in the policy of the international community. Hamas welcomes this resolution and welcomes the positive changes in international stances supporting Palestinian rights in international...

UN Cultural Agency Adopts Controversial Resolution on Jerusalem

Mexico, Oct 18 — The executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved a controversial resolution on Jerusalem's holy sites yesterday that has sparked the outrage of Israel, a spokesman said. Israeli soldiers at the Temple Mount, source Facebook. The international agency's board adopted the motion by consensus (24 votes in favor), alth...