Death toll surges on second day of Israel-Gaza violence

An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip killed six members of a Palestinian family on Thursday, all of them civilians, medical officials and residents said, bringing the death toll in the territory from a 48-hour surge in fighting to 32. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the pre-


Israeli forces killed Palestinian in clashes

Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces Monday during demonstrations marking the 15th anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death in the occupied West Bank, leaving a Palestinian shot dead, medics and Palestinian officials said. Demonstrations were held in Ramallah and the Hebron area in


Israel approves more than 2,300 settler homes: NGO

Jerusalem - Israel has approved the construction of 2,342 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Thursday 31 October 2019 . It said the decision was taken on October 10 and that 59 percent of the new homes will be erected in “settlements that Israel lik


All agreements off if Israel annexes territory, Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas warns at UN

NEW YORK- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations Thursday 9-26-2019 he would terminate all signed agreements with Israel if it moved forward with plans announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex a key part of the West Bank. Netanyahu, who is trying to form a n


Israeli Arab parties back Gantz for PM in break with precedent

JERUSALEM - Israel's Arab-dominated Joint List party moved on Sunday 9-22-2019 to back the centre-left bloc of Benny Gantz, who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance, to form a new government.With final results all but in, neither Gantz nor Netanyahu command a majori


Court urged to consider 2014 Israel Gaza strike case

THE HAGUE - A Dutch court heard preliminary arguments Tuesday 9-17-2019in a case about a deadly 2014 Israeli airstrike, in which Israeli prime ministerial candidate Benny Gantz is one of two named defendants. A Dutch-Palestinian seeking justice for his relatives killed in the air strike, urged the


Palestinian Refugees Protest Near Canadian Embassy in Beirut

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees, waving Palestinian and Canadian flags, gathered on Thursday 5-9-2019 outside the Canadian Embassy near Beirut, requesting asylum in the country. Many among the group lamented the deteriorating economic and living conditions in Lebanon and said they want a more dign


Israel Destroys 24 Palestinian Buildings in Less than 2 Months

The United Nations (UN) says the Israeli regime has demolished two dozen Palestinian buildings and structures across the occupied West Bank in less than two months.   The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a new report, excerpts of which were carried by Pale


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