Bank of Ireland’s closure of Palestine Solidarity accounts

The Levant News – Sir, – We are shocked and appalled by Bank of Ireland’s unilateral closure of the accounts of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), a volunteer-run group advocating for Palestinian human rights as enshrined in international law, and a legally constituted, fully audited, transparent organisation. Despite the IPSC providing the Bank with …

Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman in West Bank

The Levant News — Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian woman who Israeli police claimed that she had advanced towards them with a knife in her hand at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. A police spokesman said the woman was shot after ignoring orders to halt. Over the past …

New Initiative to employ Palestinian Graduates from Gaza in Gulf States

The Levant News – By Jasmin Rasheed –Palestinian sources from Ramallah have revealed a recent agreement between the Gulf states and the Palestinian government; 20,000 Palestinian graduates from the Gaza Strip will be offered employment opportunities in the Gulf states. According to these sources, the program has been launched to address the high rate of …

Israeli Arab Student Leader Describes ‘Humiliating’ Strip Search at Prime Minister’s Office

Diran Shalabneh, head of the National Union of Israeli Students’ department for the advancement of Arab students, was asked to stand behind a curtain and remove her bra for the special security check, before being asked to lower her pants. By Yarden Skop — Diran Shalabneh, head of the National Union of Israeli Students’ department …