15 January 2016
· In London, on 16 January, Alexandre Goeschmann and Guy Davidi who also directed the award winning film “5 broken cameras” will present and screen their new film “Regarding Palestine” a story of construction workers, whose labour is being used to build the infrastructure of the occupation.
· La Maison des Metallos in Paris on 16 January will hold a discussion on Palestine: “Why the revolt of the post-Oslo generation." The event is organised by Les Amis de l' Humanité with Pierre Barbancey, reporter for the newspaper L’Humanité, Amir Hassan, a young Palestinian living in Gaza and Éléonore Merza-Bronstein, an Israeli anthropologist, founder of “ De-Colonizer ”.
· The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church in USA announced that it would divest from 5 Israeli banks as part of the implementation of their human rights guidelines.
· On 19 January, in Dublin, Professor Jeff Halper will launch his new book: “War against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification”. The event is hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign as part of the End the Irish Arms Trade with Israel campaign.
· According to OCHA bulletin by the end of 2015, 136 Palestinian deaths and nearly 14,000 injuries had been recorded in the West Bank and Israel in the context of attacks and clashes, the largest yearly figure since OCHA began its records in 2005.
· The Security Council will hold an open debate on the Middle East including the Palestinian question on 26 January. The meeting will be webcast.
· On 27 January, The Palestinian Rights Committee will hold its first meeting of the year. During the meeting the programme of work for 2016 will be adopted and the elections of the bureau will be held. The UN Secretary-General will speak. The meeting will be webcast.
· The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on 14 January launched an emergency appeal amounting to $817 million for the occupied Palestinian Territory and Syria.