‘Re-arrested Palestinian prisoner has been tortured’: Lawyer

At least one of the four re-arrested Palestinian political prisoners has told his lawyer he is being subjected to physical and mental abuse and torture by Israeli interrogators, in their first meeting since being taken into custody last week. Lawyer Khaled Mahajneh from the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Commission of Detainees Affairs defence team met with …

Israeli minister said he could ‘forgive instances of rape’, 1948 documents reveal

A technical error on Israel’s state archive website has revealed that a prominent Israeli politician said in 1948 that he could “forgive instances of rape” committed against Palestinian women in the violence that preceded the founding of the Israeli state, Haaretz has reported. Aharon Zisling, who would later serve as agriculture minister, made the remarks …

Israel will let West Bank women, kids and some men into Al-Aqsa, despite high alert

The Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that some restrictions on West Bank Palestinian movement will be eased for the Ramadan holy month, after a recent wave of terror attacks briefly raised the prospect of the gesture being canceled. Women, children and some men from the West Bank will be able to freely enter Israel for …

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