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Kurdistan Border Forests Denuded
By: Karwan Faidhi, Rudow
01 June 2021
Kurdistan areas deforested by Turkey used to be so dense one could barely see the sky: witnesses     ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Areas of the Kurdistan Region bordering Turkey, recently deforested by the Turkish army, used to be so dense with trees that the sky was practically blocked out, witnesses told Rudaw English. 
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UN to Plumb “root causes” in Israel/Palestine
By: HIC-HLRN
27 May 2021
The UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on 27 May 2021 to debate and vote (24–9) on a resolution to urgently dispatch an open-ended commission of inquiry in response to the recent events leading to military conflict between Israel and armed groups in the blockaded and besieged Gaza
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Urban Planning’s Role in Israel-Palestine
By: Adejuwon Soyinka, The Conversation
26 May 2021
How Urban Planning Plays a Role in Israel-Palestine     On May 21, a ceasefire was agreed to between Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, putting an end to a bloody 11-day conflict. Despite the relative calm that has ensued, the violence of these past weeks across Israel-Palestine has unveiled distinct urban fronts.   The conflict was
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Irish Parliament: Israeli Colonies = Annexation
By: Cate McCurry and James Ward, Independent
26 May 2021
Ireland has become the first EU member state to declare the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexationز Ireland became the first EU member state to do so after a Sinn Fein motion received cross-party support in the Dail. .   A Dail motion, tabled by Sinn Fein, was passed
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Israeli Settler Money Trail Found
By: Uri Blau / Shomrim, Forward
25 May 2021
The money trail behind the Jerusalem eviction battle that sparked the latest Israeli-Palestinian violence, exposed     One of the triggers for the recent conflagration in East Jerusalem, which quickly spread across Israel, was an effort to evict Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.   Like so many real-estate cases over the so-called Green Line that
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Palestine: Call for Action
By: CIHRS
25 May 2021
HRC 30th Special Session: Call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel   On 27 May 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold a Special Session in relation to the
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Palestine: CSOs Urge States` Diligence in UNHRC
By: Various NGOs
21 May 2021
Joint letter to Permanent Missions to the UN at Geneva   Regional and international civil society organizations from around the world call on UN Member States to address the escalating and institutionalized Israeli attacks against Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line during the 30th HRC Special Session (Endorsing signatures listed
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Gaza: Ceasefire with Indiscriminate Destruction
By: Al Haq
21 May 2021
As Israel Announces a Ceasefire, Leaving Gaza with 11th Day of Indiscriminate Destruction of Civilian Properties, War Crimes must be Investigated by International Courts (reporting period ending 20 May 2021) On the 11th day of the Israel’s military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and while Israel and Hamas announced a ceasefire taking
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Climate Change Displaces Over 40 Million
By: Ajit Niranjan, Deutsche Welle
20 May 2021
Extreme weather displaces record numbers of people as temperatures rise More than 40 million people were driven from their homes by continued conflict and worsening weather in 2020 as the climate grew increasingly chaotic.        Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising
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Gaza: Refugees Shelter at UNRWA Schools
By: UNRWA
19 May 2021
Displaced Palestine refugees seek shelter at UNRWA schools in Gaza Format       In the Gaza Strip, where approximately 70 per cent of the population are Palestine refugees, catastrophic bombardment is being carried out as the besieged coastal enclave enters the 14th year of an air, land and sea blockade that has devastated lives, infrastructure and
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Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestine
By: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
18 May 2021
Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike: Tuesday, May 18 As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike!Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
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Responsibility for Single-use Plastic
By: Michael Corkery and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times
18 May 2021
Here Is Who’s Behind the Global Surge in Single-Use Plastic A new report shows that a surprisingly small number of big companies and banks are behind the manufacturing and financing of much of the world’s single-use plastic.     The throwaway plastic that holds our takeout food and wraps our dry cleaning is widely seen
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Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Gazan Homes
By: Amnesty International
17 May 2021
Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli attacks on residential homes in Gaza must be investigated as war crimesIsraeli forces have displayed a shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians by carrying out a number of airstrikes targeting residential buildings in some cases killing entire families - including children - and causing
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Nakba Day: HIC-HLRN Solidarity with Palestine
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15 May 2021
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people resisting institutionalize material discrimination and attempted erasure from their land and homes by the State of Israel. We hear their message: “No peace will prevail without justice.”   As we mark Nakba Day, the Israeli
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ICC Must Investigate Attacks on Homes
By: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (London)
14 May 2021
Attacks against civilian homes must stop; those responsible must be investigated by the ICCGAZA CITY and LONDON—Al Mezan and LPHR are gravely concerned that the first 72 hours of Israel`s military operation in Gaza has seen a resumption of the key feature of the 51-day hostilities in the summer of
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Israel`s Attack on Gaza
By: Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)
13 May 2021
Ref: 55/2021 Date: 12 May 2021 Time: 14:00 GMT   Israeli Offensive and Intense Airstrikes on Gaza Continues for the Second Day: Residential Buildings and Houses Targeted and Destroyed on their Residents   24 Palestinians, including 5 children and 3 women, killed and 136 others, including 33 women and 29 children, wounded   Death toll mounts to 50,
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Palestine: ‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’
By: Jamal Juma, Stop the Wall Campaign/The Palestine Chronicle
13 May 2021
‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’ Will Not Fix Israel’s Apartheid Walls     Israel has once again gone on a killing spree. Over 83 Palestinians, including 17 children, have already been killed in Israel’s bombings of Gaza as of today, 13 May 2021. Israeli forces have escalated their repression and attacked the Al
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al-Quds: UNSRs Deplore Brutal Policing, Evictions
By: OHCHR
11 May 2021
East Jerusalem: UN experts deplore brutal police response to protests, urge eviction threats to be lifted  GENEVA UN human rights experts today expressed grave concerns about Israel`s aggressive response to protests in East Jerusalem, and called on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately lift its threat to evict hundreds of
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Sheikh Jarrah: `We are not going anywhere`
By: Muna Dajani
11 May 2021
In East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah we see the essence of the Palestinian struggle Our message is clear: we are not going anywhere. We want to remain, to continue to build memories The planned evictions of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah have sparked a global outcry after residents of the neighbourhood, along with
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UNSR Urges Israel Reverse Eviction Orders
By: OHCHR
11 May 2021
Israel/OPT: UN expert calls for reversal of Israel’s eviction order against 16 Palestinian families  GENEVA—A UN expert called today on Israel to reverse its eviction orders for Palestinian families living in Occupied East Jerusalem, calling them part of an alarming pattern to change the demography of the city.   Israeli courts have, over
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