French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

France’s National Assembly has voted to recognise the State of Palestine. The proposal — raised by the ruling Socialist Party — was passed with 339 votes in favor and 151 against. The vote follows similar recent votes in Britain, Ireland and Spain.

Israeli forces block main entrance of Abud near Ramallah

The Zionist Occupational Forces have yet again exceeded themselves in their perpetual barbaric practices against the Palestinians.

Israeli forces block main entrance of Abud near Ramallah
Israeli forces block main entrance of Abud near Ramallah

Israeli forces blocked the entrance of Abud village northwest of Ramallah with a large cement block on Friday in order to prevent residents from coming in or out of the village, locals said.

The move came after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a vehicle belonging to an Israeli settler late Thursday while it was passing the main road near the village. No injuries were reported in the incident.

As a result of the closure, villagers were forced to take other ways through near villages to get in or out of the area.

Locals said that shutting the main entrance of the village was a form of “collective punishment” for the approximately four thousand villagers in Abud.

Abud is located directly beside the Israeli settlements of Ofarim and Bet Arye, which have been built on land confiscated from the village.


Palestinians ask UN to demand Israel end settlements

The Palestinians asked the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem.

IDF soldiers sniping children playing on rooftop in Hebron

Footage released on YouTube clearly shows Israeli soldiers firing live rounds at Palestinian children playing on a roof in Hebron, Occupied Palestine.

Gaza truce: Is there a winner?

Israel and Hamas agree an indefinite ceasefire but discussions on key demands are delayed. Laura Kyle speaks to Gil Hofman – chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post; Samer Badawi – a contributor to +972 Magazine, and a former executive director of the United Palestine Appeal; Daniel Levy – director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.