Below you will find a selection of articles from Israel and Palestine. Please note that this is a random collection of news articles intended to give a 'heads-up' about current affairs in Israel-Palestine. It is not meant to reflect the views of OneVoice. Readers are encouraged to investigate headline stories further in other news sources for a variety of perspectives.
Times of Israel, Avi Lewis: Israel expels 3 Gaza flotilla activists after interception
Tunisia’s ex-president among those deported; Knesset member Basel Ghattas to face possible parliamentary sanctions
Times of Israel, Avi Lewis: Hamas blasts UN Gaza war report…for pro-Israel bias
Terror group demands rewrite: says commission should have used testimonies from Israeli group Breaking the Silence to ‘prove IDF war crimes’
Times of Israel, Elhanan Miller: In Geneva, Jews and Christians from across Europe rally for Israel
As UN Human Rights Council debates Gaza report, demonstrators commiserate about an irreparably biased international organization
Ynet, Yoav Zitun, Itay Blumenthal: Terror attack in West Bank: Four Israelis wounded in shooting
One seriously wounded, there suffer moderate wounds after coming under fire at the Shvut Rachel Junction in the Binyamin region; this is the 6th terror attack in 10 days of Ramadan
Ma’an: Anti-Palestine graffiti found in Jerusalem neighborhood
Suspected Jewish extremists spray-painted racist graffiti in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa in Jerusalem
Ynet, Omri Efraim, Itay Blumenthal, Roi Yanovsky, Yoav Zitun: West Bank shooting victim’s ‘life in danger’
Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, whose brother died 13 years ago, was very seriously wounded in terror attack; three other suffered light-to-moderate wounds.
Times of Israel, Marissa Newman, Judah Ari Gross: West Bank drive-by shooting victim dies of wounds
Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 25, succumbs to injuries a Day after terror attack near Shvut Rachel
Ynet, Roi Yanovsky, Itay Blumenthal: Security forces shoot, wound Palestinian at Qalandiya checkpoint
Palestinian did not heed security officer’s instructions to stop and began running through vehicle inspection at checkpoint yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’
Ynet: A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows
Residents fear speaking out against regime amid massive financial crisis, with half saying they would consider emigration—but no alternative has emerged
972Mag, Eyal Hareuveni: A vicious cycle of lawlessness in the West Bank
The IDF has all but refused to fulfill its obligation to hold Israeli settlers accountable under the law and to protect Palestinians from them
Ynet, Yoav Zitun: Israel’s new kamikaze drone
VIDEO: unobservable, invulnerable’ k1 suicide UAV shows potential for surgical strikes on terrorists and light vehicles
Ynet: US church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians
Delegates call on United Church of Christ’s financial arms to sell off stock in any company profiting from ‘human rights violations arising from the occupation’; economic impact on Israel expected to be negligible
Ynet, Itamar Eichner: Israel approves extending fortified fence on its Jordan border
Fence along Egyptian border to be expanded as gov’t fears illegal immigrants and armed militants may take advantage of porous border
Times of Israel: 22 senators petition Obama to support Israel
Bipartisan group sign letter to US president to remain committed to peace talks, deny Palestinians UN membership
Ynet, Itamar Eichner: Commissions presents Protective Edge report at UN
United Nations Human Rights council debated report that accused both Israel and Palestinians of humanitarian abuses; Israel believes majority will vote to adopt report and form monitoring mechanism
Ma’an: Hamas calls emergency meeting to discuss new unity government
The Hamas movement called Monday for an emergency meeting with Palestinian factions to discuss the formation of a new unity government, claiming it was “unacceptable” that PLO had taken charge of the task
Times of Israel, Raphael Ahran: Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels, thus keeping the Druze in Syria out of immediate danger
NYT, Diaa Hadid: Worried that fasting Palestinian prisoner could die, Israel releases him
A Palestinian prisoner who has emerged as a potent symbol of resistance to Israel’s occupation ended 55-day fast on Monday after Israeli officials, concerned he could die, agreed to release him
Washington Post, William Booth: Israel intercepts Gaza-bound aid ship in Mediterranean
Israeli naval commandos intercepted a protest ship at sea bound for Gaza on Monday and diverted the vessel toward a port in Israel.
Ynet, Omri Efraim: Palestinian woman stabs female IDF soldier
Terror suspected after soldier stabbed in neck at security check; attacker arrested; soldier in serious condition
Ma’an: Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians across West Bank
Israeli forces detained five Palestinians early Monday in raids across the West Bank
972Mag, Itamar Sha’altiel: The only real danger of Gaza flotillas
Activists on the Freedom Flotilla must understand that the blocked on Gaza is constantly evolving and that the tactics of yesteryear may no longer be relevant. Putting the spotlight on humanitarian supplies allows for Israel to divert attention from the worst parts of the blockade
YNet, Moran Azulay: Gaza-bound flotilla sets sail from Crete, with MK Ghattas on board
Activists aboard the Marianne av Göteborg say it is carrying medical equipment for hospitals in the Strip; Israel unlikely to allow the flotilla to reach Gaza shores.
Haaretz, Thomas Escritt: Palestinian Authority submits first documents on alleged Israeli war crimes to ICC
Palestinian FM Riyad al-Maliki says he submitted dossiers on Gaza conflict, Israeli settlements, and treatment of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
Haaretz, Gidi Weltz & Revital Hovel: Suspect in Yisrael Beiteinu corruption case tied to top cops
Alex Wiznitzer’s late-night phone calls with officers came at a time when his party was in charge of police promotions.
Al-Monitor, Julian Pecquet: State, Congress face off over Palestinian aid
Key lawmakers want to block Palestinian Authority funds over cooperation with International Criminal Court probe.
TOI, AFP: Vatican signs treaty recognizing State of Palestine
Accord was finalized last month; Israel ‘regrets’ bid, says ‘hasty step damages the prospects for advancing a peace agreement’
TOI: Israel deports 7 Turks over alleged Hamas ties
Airport authorities turn away group of journalists, activists who said they came to take part in a Ramadan-breaking meal
Ma’an: Israel largest state user of explosive weapons in 2014 due to Gaza war
Israel was the single largest user of explosive weapons among international states in 2014 as a result of its war on Gaza, a London-based NGO said this week, providing further testimony to its devastating use of force on the coastal territory last summer.
Wafa: Israel arrests five Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem
Israeli authorities Thursday arrested at least five Palestinians during predawn raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
+972, Ariel Dloomy: The ‘new Zionism’ is turning Negev Bedouin into a myth
As the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran prepares to be replaced by a Jewish town with a near-identical name, its residents are offering solutions based on real co-existence.
YNet, Yoav Zitun & Ahiya Raved: Palestinian shot dead after opening fire on soldiers at Jordan Valley
No soldiers wounded in attack at Bik'ot checkpoint in the West Bank.
Ynet, Moran Azulay: Deputy interior minister to Arab MK: Israel is doing you a favor by giving you citizenship
Furor erupts in the Knesset following controversial remarks, leading to back and forth between Arab, other left-wing MKs and coalition members
Times of Israel, Avi Lewis: Poll finds massive drop in Israelis’ approval of Obama
Less than half of Israelis think US president doing a good job, compared to 71% last year; 80% disapprove of his Iran policy
Ynet: Palestinians to submit accusations against Israel to ICC
File spanning hundreds of pages is response to request for information from ICC chief, rather than an official criminal complaint
Times of Israel: Washington calls on UN to ignore ‘biased’ Gaza war report
State Department says there is no need for Security Council to debate UNHRC panel’s conclusions
WAFA: Head of UNHR Gaza Inquiry: Israel Must Reexamine its Policy of Using Military Might
American jurist Mary Davis said that Israel must reexamine its policy of using its military might
Time of Israel, Avi Lewis: Despite lynching, Ya’alon vows to continue aid to wounded Syrians
After mob kills injured man in IDF ambulance, defense minister says Israel will still offer medical assistance; won’t be dragged into war
The Times of Israel, Elhanan Miller: After a year of fake unity with Hamas, Abbas says ‘enough’
Whether or not the Hamdallah government indeed resigned, Gaza’s rulers unlikely to be part of the next one
Ma’an: Activists set sail for Gaza in new bid to break Israeli blockade
Activists abroad a flotilla of boats are to soon set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel’s blockade of the territory
Ynet, Yoav Zitun: Israel cancels entry permits to Gazans after rocket fire
IDF decides not to allow 500 Palestinians to enter Israel from Gaza in order to pray in the Al-Aqsa mosque during Ramadan after rocket falls near Erez crossing
Al-Monitor, Rasha Abou Jalal: Gazans’ inability to buy gifts affects social relationships
Gazans are facing harsh living condition with little money to spend, which is increasingly affecting social relationships in a society where buying gifts for family and friends when visiting their homes is part of the culture.
Time of Israel, AFP: Rebuilding of thousands of destroyed Gaza homes set to begin
Palestinian housing minister says 90,000 partially damaged houses fixed, announces vetting process for homeowners
Ynet, Ahiya Raved: Nine Druze arrested over attacks on wounded Syrian rebels
Police raids Druze villages in Galilee, Golan overnight in search for perpetrators of two attacks on IDF ambulances taking wounded Syrian rebels for treatment in Israel, which resulted in death of one rebel.
Ynet, Yoav Zitun, Ahiya Raved: Investigation finds IDF troops tried to protest Syrian wounded from lynch
Army investigators looking into the possibility a soldier may have provided angry mob with information on route of military ambulance transporting wounded Syrians
Ma’an: Israeli air force hits target in Gaza Strip
The Israeli air force attacked a target in the northern Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after a missile fired from the Gaza strip hit an open area near the town of Ashkelon in the western Negev
WAFA: Israeli Police Arrests Seven Minors in Jerusalem Following Ramadan Night Prayers
Israeli police last night arrested seven Palestinian minors while they were leaving al-Aqsa Mosque compound following Taraweeh (Ramadan night payers)
WAFA: Israeli Warplanes Target Farmland North of Gaza
Israeli warplanes targeted a farmland in the town of Beit Hanoun to the north of the besieged Gaza Strip with at least one missile on Wednesday