Tag Archives: PALESTINE

Israel can shoot the messenger, but cannot kill the message

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin Most of the world’s media conveniently missed the fact that a UN agency earlier this month issued a report describing Israel as an “apartheid regime.” The report used the word “apartheid” in its strictest sense under

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday, after blaming Israel for the assassination of one of its officials in the Palestinian enclave. A statement from the interior ministry in Gaza, run by Hamas, said it

Gunmen kill Hamas official who was swapped for Israel’s Gilad Shalit in 2011

Gunmen in the Gaza Strip on Friday shot dead a Hamas official who was freed by Israel in a 2011 prisoner swap, the interior ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. Mazen Faqha was released along with more than 1,000 other

Israel ‘ignoring’ a UN resolution to immediately halt settlements

Israel has ignored a United Nations resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticized by the Trump administration, the UN Middle East envoy said Friday. Although the UN Security Council resolution passed December 23

Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state. The four days of

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teen

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager Thursday in the occupied West Bank and seriously wounded three other Palestinians, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement. It did not give the circumstances, but said the shooting happened near the

Palestinian killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza

A Palestinian was killed and two others injured before dawn on Wednesday by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official. According to the Israeli army, the three men were in the border area between the Palestinian enclave

Senior UN official quits after “apartheid” Israel report pulled

A senior UN official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, saying “powerful member states” pressured the world body and its chief with “vicious attacks and threats.” United Nations

UN chief wants report on ‘apartheid’ Israel taken off web

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the UN regional commission that represents most Arab countries to remove from its website a report accusing Israel of practicing an “apartheid regime” against Palestinians, a UN official said on Friday. The report

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired

The Israeli air force carried out raids on Gaza early Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian territories towards Israel, sources on both sides said. Neither of the attacks caused casualties, the Israeli army and Palestinian sources confirmed.

Trump envoy holds fresh talks on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A top adviser to US President Donald Trump held further talks on the Middle East conflict Wednesday, meeting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he seeks to restart negotiations with the Palestinians. Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, met

UN report: Israel imposes ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians

A UN agency published a report on Wednesday accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge. The report commissioned

Gazan calls for justice for daughters killed in 2009 war

A Palestinian doctor made a plea for justice Tuesday for his three daughters and a niece killed in the 2008-9 Gaza war, a day ahead of a trial in Israel. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost the four girls in the incident in

Israel closes Palestinian map bureau, arrests head

Israeli police closed on Tuesday a Palestinian research center in Jerusalem and arrested its director, a prominent cartographer, accusing him of working for the Palestinian security services. The office of cartography in occupied east Jerusalem was shut down for six

Palestinian attacker killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem

Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed them at a police station in the old city of Jerusalem on Monday, police said. The attacker, armed with a knife, followed two officers in the early morning to a police

Israel denies entry to prominent British boycott activist

Israel’s ministry of strategic affairs said Monday it denied a prominent British boycott activist’s entry into the country. Revital Yakin-Karkovsky, a senior ministry official, said Hugh Lanning of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign was prohibited Sunday from entering Israel because his

Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with US President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump’s planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas

Palestinian ends hunger strike as Israel agrees his release

An imprisoned Palestinian journalist ended a 32-day hunger strike on Friday after receiving assurances Israel would not extend his detention without trial next month, his wife and lawyer said. It will be the second time within a year that 34-year-old

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