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Israeli occupation

Luxembourg pension fund adds to Israel boycott woes

Source : World Bulletin / 28 Feb 2014

Luxembourg's general pension fund (FDC) is boycotting five Israeli banks associated with illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

According to the Israeli website Walla, the state-affiliated pension fund of one of Europe's richest countries will boycott the major Israeli banks as well as about 60 companies around the world, including eight Israeli institutions, for being 'unethical.'


20 years on, Hebron massacre haunts survivors

Source : AFP / 26 Feb 2014

Twenty years on, the massacre of 29 Muslims by a Jewish extremist as they prayed in a West Bank mosque still haunts Mohammed Abu Al-Halawa, a survivor who was left a paraplegic.

On February 25, 1994, Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein used an assault rifle to gun down worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque — revered by Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs — in the heart of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before he was beaten to death by those who escaped his hail of bullets.


Gaza cancer patients on rise due to Israel weapons

Source : Presstv / 25 Feb 2014

The number of cancer patients in the besieged Gaza Strip is on the rise as Israel uses weapons containing carcinogenic agents against Palestinians, Press TV reports.

An average of 1,000 cancer cases has been recorded annually among Gazans for the past two years.


Gaza's economic woes pile up, unemployment soars

Source : Reuters / 22 Feb 2014

Voices of construction workers and the noise from their tools used to ring out in Gaza's streets. Now hulks of unfinished buildings stand in eerie silence, and the idle builders are left to worry how to make ends meet.

An Egyptian-Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, run by the Hamas Islamist movement, has left industry and construction gasping for resources, pushing unemployment to dizzying heights and deepening suffering for impoverished residents.


No Israelis killed in Israel by Palestinians in 2013

Source : World Bulletin / 21 Feb 2014

A report has revealed that not a single Israeli citizen was killed by Palestinians inside Israel throughout the entire year of 2013.

According to the Strategy Page, only six Israelis were killed by Palestinian resistence fighters in 2013, and all of those incidents happened outside of Israel.


Global firms drop out of Israeli tenders over boycott fears

Source : IINA / 20 Feb 2014

Leading international companies bidding to build private seaports here dropped out of the Israeli government’s tender due to concerns over the political repercussions, a report said on Tuesday.


Israel bars 70 Gaza patients over ‘Palestine’ logo

Source : AFP / 13 Feb 2014

The Israeli authorities have blocked 70 patients from Gaza from entering Israel to receive medical treatment because their transfer documents were marked “State of Palestine,” officials told AFP on Wednesday.

Until recently, official stationery has used the term “Palestinian territories.”


80% of factories shut down in Gaza Strip

Source : World Bulletin / 11 Feb 2014

Gazan MP Jamal al-Khudari said that 80% of the factories in Gaza got fully or partially closed due to the continued siege, reported the Palestinian Media Agency.

Khudari, who is Head of the Popular Committee against the Siege, said Saturday in a press statement that the Israeli authorities are banning hundreds of raw material items to enter Gaza what caused the factories to stop working.


‘Israel pursues genocide of Palestinians’

Source: / 2 Dec 2013

Press TV has conducted an interview with Anna O’Leary, political commentator, Ireland, about Amnesty International saying the Israeli siege of Gaza for many years is collective punishment of all Gazans. Amnesty International has called on Israel to immediately lift its siege on Gaza.


Gaza's health sector on verge of catastrophe

Source : World Bulletin / 11 Nov 2013

Gaza's Health Minister Mufid al-Mekhalilati on Saturday raised the alarm on the continued shutdown of the enclave's sole power plant, saying the closure pushes the seaside strip into a "dark tunnel".

He warned that kidney dialysis machines, hospital incubators and operation rooms as well as blood banks and hospital labs could stop working because of unrelenting electricity outages and fuel shortages.


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