Montenegro Police Seek to Identify US Embassy Attacker

Montenegrin media reported that a 42-year-old war veteran from the capital Podgorica carried out Wednesday’s grenade attack on the US embassy, although police have yet to confirm this. Local media on Thursday More »

“Nationalist” March in Central Vilnius on Lithuania’s 100th Birthday Ends Up in Usual Neo-Nazi Spirit

It started off as a sanitized version of neo-Nazi culture made to look like just “mainstream nationalist.” But by the time the event reached its peak, it featured hundreds of people carrying More »

Senseless court sentence in journalists’ case overturned in Ukraine

On February 21 Kiev court of appeal overturned the sentence for two Ukrainian opposition journalists and political prisoners – Dmitriy Vasilets and Evgeny Timonin. They were released from custody in the court More »

Turkey sentences 4 journalists to life in prison, releases and indicts another

Istanbul, February 16, a Turkish court handed life sentences to Ahmet Altan, an internationally recognized novelist and former chief editor for the shuttered daily Taraf; Mehmet Altan, an academic, columnist, and TV More »

Pro-Syrian Gov’t Forces to Enter Afrin ‘Within Hours’ – State Media

While Damascus has yet to comment on the information, a YPG official previously debunked claims that the Syrian army is set to enter the battle in Afrin. Syrian state television channel Ikhbariya More »

 

Palestine | PayPal freezes out Palestine activists in France

PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further in its anti-Palestinian efforts.

Last week it abruptly shut down the account of a major Palestine solidarity group in France without providing an explanation.

Palestine | Israeli forces imprison 16-year-old Palestinian girl, her mother, and her cousin – after shooting another cousin in the face

By Jaclynn Ashley

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist, has been detained during a pre-dawn raid on her home by the Israeli army and border police in the occupied West Bank.

Palestine | Trump’s decision on Jerusalem provoked general strike in Palestine

Thousands of Palestinians across the occupied West Bank took to the streets on Thursday in protest of US President Donal Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestinians held a general strike on Thursday, shuttering businesses and institutions en masse in protest of US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestine | UN Allocates $2.5 Million to Gaza as NGO Warns of Humanitarian Emergency

The United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities (OCHA) released a statement on Thursday confirming that $2.5 million of the UN’s Humanitarian Fund was being donated to the besieged Gaza Strip in order to meet urgent needs in the territory, on the same day that a UK-based NGO warned of an escalating “humanitarian emergency” in the small enclave.

Palestine | Joint report estimates that 880 Palestinians arrested in July 2017

Palestinian prisoners’ affairs institutions – the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs and Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights – issued the following report on 8 August 2017, which indicates that, during the month of July 2017, Israeli authorities arrested (880) individuals from the occupied Palestinian territories, including (144) children, and (18) women.

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