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Palestinian Bedouin community faces demolition after Israeli court ruling, warns UN rights office

A Palestinian Bedouin community is under threat from a demolition order within days, to make way for Israeli settlement expansion, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, warned on Tuesday.

News In Brief 03 July 2018

  • Escalating conflict in Syria’s southwest drives displacement to 270,000
  • Palestinian Bedouin community faces demolition, warns UN rights office
  • Poorer countries set to be “increasingly dependent” on food imports: FAO
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UN official calls on Israel to halt plans to relocate Palestinian Bedouin communities in West Bank

A senior United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday called on Israeli authorities to halt plans to demolish Palestinian-owned structures and cease plans for the relocation of Palestinian Bedouin communities in the West Bank.

Guterres urges donors to generously support UN agency for Palestine refugees, ‘as a matter of human solidarity’

Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to generously support the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is facing “the worst financial crisis in its history.”  

News in Brief 18 October 2017 (AM)

Intra-Palestinian agreement critical for “a sustainable peace”

The agreement between the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is “critical” for a lasting peace agreement between Palestine and Israel.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (PM)

Libyan government urged to find alternatives to “horrific” detention centres

The Libyan government needs to establish alternatives to detention centres in the country, where human rights abuses of migrants and others have become “endemic”.

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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (PM)

Health of Palestinian prisoners in Israel deteriorating from hunger strike

As a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons enters its 38th day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is raising the alarm over the “significant deterioration” of the health of participants.

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News in Brief 5 May 2017 (PM)

“We are walking into another crisis” in Gaza, warns UN coordinator

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has warned that the world is “walking into another crisis” over the Gaza Strip “with our eyes wide open.”

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News in brief 1 May (AM)

“Moderate” Asia-Pacific economic growth faces risks from “global uncertainty”

“Moderate” projected growth this year in the Asia-Pacific region faces risks from “rising protectionism and global uncertainty.”

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (AM)

Israel urged to reconsider “Regularization Bill” on settlements

Authorities in Israel are being urged by a senior UN official in the region to reconsider legislation which would enable continued use of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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