Human Rights

Indonesian lawmakers call for action against Uyghurs persecution

JAKARTA, PALESTINOW.COM -- Indonesian lawmakers on Thursday urged the government to play a strategic role in stopping discrimination, intimidation and persecution faced by Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. The foreign relations committee of the House of Representatives...

Trump ends all funding for UNRWA

PALESTINOW.COM -- The United States is ending all funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency, the US State Department says. It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), as "irredeemably flawed". The US...

Waed Tamimi sentenced to 14 months in Israeli prison for throwing stone

RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM -- Waed Tamimi, the brother of recently released Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, was sentenced to more than a year in prison for stone-throwing, the Israeli army announced on Tuesday. Ahed attracted global attention when...

Israeli regime approves new settlement units near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, PALESTINOW.COM -- The Israeli authorities approved the construction of new settlement units in the illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat, in southern Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Activist Hassan Breijieh said, on Monday, that Israeli...

Israeli regime rejects UN call to protect Palestinian people

PALESTINOW.COM -- “Instead of delusional suggestions on how to protect the Palestinian people from Israel, the UN should hold the Palestinian leadership accountable for the harm caused to its own people,” said the Israeli UN...

Dareen Tatour sent to Israeli prison

HAIFA, PALESTINOW.COM -- Palestinian poet and social media activist Dareen Tatour turned herself in on Wednesday to the Israel Prison Service to serve two months that were left of her five-month prison sentence. Dozens of Palestinians...