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Palestine

Israeli airstrikes destroy the only COVID-19 testing lab in Gaza
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Israeli airstrikes destroy the only COVID-19 testing lab in Gaza

  • The strike also damaged the administrative offices of the Hamas-run Health Ministry.
  • A surge in COVID-19 is expected in Gaza due to civilians having to cram into shelters to avoid airstrikes.
  • Israel has named the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif as one of its top targets.
Updated 19 May, 2021 01:58pm
Pakistan, Turkey discuss ways to bring an end to Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

Pakistan, Turkey discuss ways to bring an end to Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

  • FM Qureshi and FM Çavuşoğlu reaffirmed that the world had a collective responsibility in ensuring necessary steps to help address the dire situation in Palestine and restore peace.
  • Qureshi along with FMs of Turkey, Palestine and other countries, will be traveling to New York to participate in-person in a meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Palestine issue.
Published 19 May, 2021 09:31am
House Democrats question Biden Administration's $735 million arms sale to Israel amidst crisis in Gaza
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House Democrats question Biden Administration's $735 million arms sale to Israel amidst crisis in Gaza

  • The Biden Administration has formally approved the sale of $735 million worth of precision-guided weapons technology to Israel, drawing the ire of House Democrats who are questioning the government's support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • At least 200 Palestinians in Gaza, including 58 children, have been killed by Israeli strikes since the beginning of this crisis on the 10th of May.
Updated 18 May, 2021 03:33pm
UN General Assembly to meet Thursday on Israel's Military Offensive in Gaza
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UN General Assembly to meet Thursday on Israel's Military Offensive in Gaza

  • The United Nations General Assembly will be convening this week to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip, and Israel's military offensive in the disputed territory.
  • At least 200 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since the past week, a figure that includes 59 children and 35 women.
Published 17 May, 2021 08:15pm
US seeks 'justification' from Israel for strike on media building
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US seeks 'justification' from Israel for strike on media building

  • The Israeli Air Force destroyed a building housing The Associated Press and Al Jazeera offices and claimed that Hamas used the building for a military intelligence office.
  • However, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he has not seen any information provided.
Updated 17 May, 2021 07:53pm
Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, Palestinians renew rocket barrage
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Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, Palestinians renew rocket barrage

  • Israel killed a senior Palestinian militant commander in Gaza on Monday in air strikes which it said also targeted underground tunnels used by Hamas, and Islamist groups renewed rocket attacks on Israeli cities.
  • The violence entered a second week with no sign of an end to the fiercest hostilities in the region in years, despite growing international concern and mounting calls for a ceasefire.
Published 17 May, 2021 04:19pm
Muslim states condemn Israel’s ‘barbaric attacks’ against Palestinians
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Muslim states condemn Israel’s ‘barbaric attacks’ against Palestinians

  • The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Sunday for an immediate halt to what it described as Israel’s barbaric attacks on Gaza and blamed “systematic crimes” against the Palestinians for hostilities now in their seventh day.
  • The OIC statement came after a virtual meeting in which Saudi Arabia condemned the violation of the sanctity of Muslim holy sites and evictions of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.
Updated 16 May, 2021 07:54pm
OIC Foreign Ministers convene emergency meeting to discuss Palestine situation
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OIC Foreign Ministers convene emergency meeting to discuss Palestine situation

  • An emergency meeting of the OIC has been convened today, between the foreign ministers of the 57 member nations, to discuss the ongoing situation in Palestine.
  • The statement mentioned that OIC foreign ministers will focus on “the acts of violence carried out by Israel in the area of Al-Aqsa Mosque", and the developments in the crisis in general.
Updated 16 May, 2021 08:12pm
Israeli military bombs home of Hamas leader in Gaza as violence escalates
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Israeli military bombs home of Hamas leader in Gaza as violence escalates

  • On Sunday, the Israeli military announced that it targeted the home of a top Hamas leader in Gaza.
  • Since fighting broke out earlier last week, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group have acknowledged that 20 fighters have been killed in targeted Israeli strikes, while the Israeli military has said that this number is significantly higher.
Updated 16 May, 2021 08:20pm