Israel bans group of EU politicians, citing boycott support
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is refusing entry to a group of European politicians who had planned to visit later this month over their alleged support for a movement to boycott the Jewish state.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the officials "actively support" the boycott movement.
Wife of jailed Palestinian leader barred from prison visits
JERUSALEM (AP) — The wife of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti says Israel has banned her from visiting him until 2019.
Fadwa Barghouti says she arrived at the prison on Monday and was informed of the decision resulting from her role in his hunger strike earlier this year. She says Barghouti's family has been denied permits to enter Israel to visit him.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Several dozen hunger-striking Palestinians have been transferred from their cells to special wings in Israeli prisons for additional medical supervision, a spokesman for the Israel Prison Service said Wednesday.
After 31 days, 843 prisoners are still on a hunger strike, said the spokesman, Assaf Librati.
The prisoners, jailed for offenses linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, seek better conditions, including more family visits. Israel refuses to negotiate.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti denies the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his cell and is preparing to see his protest "to the end" by refusing to drink water, his lawyer said Sunday.
Khader Shkirat, speaking after the first meeting with his client since the protest began nearly a month ago, said Barghouti was noticeably thinner but remained in good spirits.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire during clashes at a West Bank rally in support of hunger-striking prisoners.
It says a 20-year-old was shot Friday near Ramallah. The military says soldiers opened fire after dozens of Palestinians hurled rocks at them.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel are on an open-ended strike, now in its 26th day, saying they seek to improve their prison conditions.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says six protesters were wounded by Israeli fire at a West Bank demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.
It's the latest rally in support of hundreds of prisoners held by Israel who are on an open-ended strike, now in its 25th day.
The ministry says the protesters sustained light leg injuries from low caliber bullets at Thursday's rally, during which some Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli soldiers.
JERUSALEM (AP) — More than 880 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel remained on a hunger strike Tuesday, the 23rd day of their protest — a number that was about the same as before the release of a video that Israel claimed shows the strike leader secretly eating in his cell.
Supporters of Marwan Barghouti say the video is a fabrication intended to break the prisoners' morale. The video, purporting to show Barghouti snacking, was released Sunday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Palestinians rallied in a West Bank square on Wednesday in solidarity with hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. Speakers called for a new campaign of civil disobedience against Israeli rule.
The prisoners launched the open-ended protest, now in its 17th day, to press for better conditions, including family visits.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Popular support for a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel has been gaining momentum with West Bank marches, sit-ins and a social media campaign showing video clips of celebrities from across the Arab world drinking salty water in solidarity.
The strike is one of the largest such protests in recent years, with potential fallout beyond the prisoners' demands for better conditions in Israel lockups.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers at demonstrations across the West Bank Friday in support of hundreds of prisoners observing the 12th day of an open-ended hunger strike, Palestinian health officials said.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — From deep within an Israeli prison, Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti has once again thrust himself to the forefront of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will not negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better conditions, a government minister said Tuesday, adding that the organizer of the protest has been placed in solitary confinement.
If sustained, the strike led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader jailed during the second Palestinian uprising, would be the largest in recent years.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians' "long walk to freedom."
Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tightened his hold on the governing Fatah party and shut out a key rival, according to results Sunday of leadership elections in the movement that has dominated West Bank politics for decades.