Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick called for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in East Jerusalem.
“Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced and others who have lost their livelihoods overnight,” said Mr. McGoldrick. “This must stop.”
As of 30 April 2019, 111 Palestinian-owned structures had been destroyed in East Jerusalem in 2019, either directly by the Israeli authorities or self-demolished by their owners to avoid hefty fines, following the issuance of demolition orders for lack of building permits. Of these, 57 per cent (63 out of 111) were demolished in April, bringing the total number of demolitions in the West Bank to 214 in 2019.
On 29 April alone, the Israeli authorities demolished 31 structures in multiple neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem; this is the highest number of structures demolished in a single day in East Jerusalem since OCHA began systematically monitoring demolitions in 2009. Overall, more Palestinians were displaced in East Jerusalem in the first four months of 2019 than in all of 2018, 193 compared to 176.
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May 22, 2019 Updated 20:16 GMT
'In Kushner's estimation, self-determination isn't a political concept but an economic one' writes Ruebner [Anadolu]
Date of publication: 22 May, 2019
Comment: A two-day international 'Peace to Prosperity' economic workshop in Bahrain undermines Palestinians and their calls for sovereignty, writes Josh Ruebner.
In 2018, prosecutors in Brooklyn subpoenaed information from the family-run real estate development business Kushner Companies to investigate how it "routinely filed false paperwork that resulted in the company netting millions during a three-year period" when presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner was its CEO.
At one of its properties, current and former residents alleged that the company deliberately subjected them "to extensive construction, with banging, drilling, dust, and leaking water that they believe were part of targeted harassment to get them to leave and clear the way for higher-paying renters."
Now, as a senior presidential advisor, Kushner has teamed up with Jason Greenblatt - Trump's former real estate lawyer - and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman - Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer - to form another Kushner and Associates of sorts, to draft the Trump administration's "Deal of the Century" for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
This new incorporation of Kushner and Associates appears to be adopting its usual shady business practices in an attempt to force Palestinians into submission to perpetual Israeli dominance.
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When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh and a fierce community of women at the frontlines, whose stories weave through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s.
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