Documents and Source Material
home demolitions
Palestinian prisoners
Marwan Barghouti
hunger strike
Hamas charter
Mahmoud Abbas
Basel al-Araj

This section comprises JPS summaries and links to international, Arab, Israeli, and U.S. documents and source materials from the quarter spanning 16 February to 15 May 2017. Highlights include Black4Palestine’s petition in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners (the “Dignity Strike”); Palestinian grassroots response to PA security coordination with Israel and the Israeli assassination of youth activist and noted thinker Basel al-Araj; and an EU letter denouncing Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes funded by that European body. Also featured are Hamas’s new charter, a translation of an interview with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas on security coordination, the protest resignation of ESCWA executive secretary Rima Khalaf at the withdrawal of a UN report on Israeli apartheid, and a draft report on worldwide anti-Semitism.