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Two-face traders exploiting Palestinian bloodshed

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Washington’s decision to transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, without any concessions from the Israeli government in exchange was an unfair move and a huge mistake. The embassy move happened without Israel offering anything in return—not even showing the slightest sign of advancing the peace process—is in serious violation of international law and UN resolutions that declare Jerusalem an occupied territory since 1967. States transferring their embassies to the debated ...

Salman al-Dosary

UN human rights chief slams Israel’s Gaza response as ‘wholly disproportionate’

Friday, 18 May 2018

The UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein slammed on Friday Israel’s deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as”wholly disproportionate”, backing calls for an international investigation. Addressing a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the violence which has claimed more than 100 Gazan lives in six weeks, al-Hussein warned that”killing resulting from the unlawful use of force by an occupying power may also constitute wilful killings, a ...

Egypt’s president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan

Friday, 18 May 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramadan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken “to alleviate the suffering” of residents in the Palestinian enclave, Sisi said on Facebook late Thursday. The Rafah crossing is Gaza’s only gateway to the outside world not controlled by Israel, but Egypt has largely sealed it in recent years, citing ...

Israeli air raids target Hamas facility in Gaza, Turkey seeks UN motion

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Israel said Thursday it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza, after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building. In a statement, the Israeli Defense Forces said, “the Israeli army struck targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure and weapons-making facilities.” On Wednesday, Israeli tanks fired at three Hamas positions after shots from Gaza were fired at Israeli soldiers and bullets from ...

Who really cares about Palestine?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Palestine is the cause which has been deceitfully exploited the most in the Arab world and the Middle East in general. The Turkish and Iranian elements have also become involved. Ambitions have been false, opinions have not been downright, the journey has not kicked off and power has not been properly invested ever since the days of Amin al-Husseini who made several wrong political bets – such as supporting Hitler – and up until the days of Shukeiri, Arafat and until this day in ...

Mashari Althaydi

Arab League will meet on Thursday to discuss escalating situation in Gaza

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Arab League will be holding an urgent meeting on Thursday in light of the escalating situation in Gaza after a request from Saudi Arabia. The meeting will include foreign ministers from all Arab states. A diplomatic source said that the meeting will tackle the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. The meeting also seeks to confront the “illegal decision” taken by the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem, the source added. The Arab League is expected to hold a ...

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli forces shot dead two more Palestinians on Tuesday, although protests were quieter than the previous day. It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of Monday’s bloodshed. Mourners marched through the ...

UK calls for independent investigation into Gaza violence

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Britain on Tuesday called for an “independent investigation” into the violence on the Israel-Gaza border that left 60 people dead, after the United States blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for a probe. “The United Kingdom supports an independent investigation into what has happened,” Alistair Burt, a minister at the Foreign Office responsible for Middle East affairs, told parliament. He called on Israel to show “greater restraint” in the use of ...

Explaining Israel’s growing role in the region

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The US’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran is an important development that will have possible political consequences and transformations in the region and on the players, the arena and the crisis. The new developments are dependent on the continuity of the American stance against Tehran and which may change if the Iranian government makes concessions to the US. President Donald Trump had promised Iran to go back to the agreement if it backs down and accepts his conditions to ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Palestinian baby among 61 killed in Gaza border protests

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A Palestinian baby died from tear gas inhalation at the Gaza border protests, the Gaza Health Ministry said on Tuesday, The Palestinian death toll in the border protests has now risen to 61, most killed by Israeli army fire. The ministry says six of those killed by gunshots were minors. It says more than 2,700 people were injured Monday, including 1,360 by live fire. Of the wounded, 130 are in serious or critical condition. The ministry did not say how the baby was exposed to tear gas. On ...

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