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21 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

21 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

  • According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, at least 21 civilians have been killed by Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, after Hamas launched retaliatory rockets from the coastal territory.
  • The aerial bombardment occurred after Hamas fired several rockets at Israel, after Israel refused to withdraw forces from the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Published 12 May, 2021 02:07pm
Saudi FM to visit Pakistan after Eid: Qureshi
Pakistan

Saudi FM to visit Pakistan after Eid: Qureshi

  • He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had signed an agreement under which Saudi-Pakistani Supreme Coordination Council will be established.
  • He said that Muslim countries needed to unite in order to raise awareness about the recent violence in Palestine.
Published 12 May, 2021 01:57pm
Pope urges end to clashes in Jerusalem
World

Pope urges end to clashes in Jerusalem

  • Tensions ran high Sunday in east Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were wounded in a weekend of clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces.
Published 09 May, 2021 05:23pm
Israeli forces attack worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque as crisis escalates in Jerusalem
World

Israeli forces attack worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque as crisis escalates in Jerusalem

  • Over 170 Palestinians have been injured, after the Israeli security forces stormed the historic Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem, as tensions continue to escalate.
  • Israeli forces attacked the protestors using tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and shock grenades over the past few days, arresting several Palestinian activists and civilians.
Updated 08 May, 2021 03:31pm
Israel blocks shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to the Gaza Strip
World

Israel blocks shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to the Gaza Strip

  • Israel has blocked 1000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, intended for frontline medical workers and key personnel in the tumultuous Gaza Strip.
  • The Gaza Strip has yet to any vaccines, with over 53,000 cases and 537 deaths since the start of the pandemic, and limited support in the management of this public health crisis.
Updated 16 Feb, 2021 06:25pm
UAE significantly slashed funding for Palestinian refugee agency in 2020
World

UAE significantly slashed funding for Palestinian refugee agency in 2020

  • The United Arab Emirates drastically reduced funding to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in 2020, as it signed a U.S-brokered normalisation accord with Israel.
  • The Gulf state contributed $51.8 million to the refugee agency in 2018 and 2019, but it reduced that contribution by an unprecedented margin in 2020, down to a mere $1 million.
Updated 08 Feb, 2021 10:25am
Israel announces the construction of additional housing in West Bank, days prior to Biden assuming office
World

Israel announces the construction of additional housing in West Bank, days prior to Biden assuming office

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz are advancing the construction of 850 Jewish housing units in the West Bank, days before President-elect Biden takes office.
  • The Israeli Supreme Planning Council is expected to advance construction of the housing units, which are currently in varying stages of approval - but a date for the approval has yet to be confirmed.
Published 11 Jan, 2021 05:37pm
Palestinians excluded from Israel's vaccination drive, as millions in the occupied territory may wait months
World

Palestinians excluded from Israel's vaccination drive, as millions in the occupied territory may wait months

  • Despite the fact that Israel has conducted a record-setting vaccination drive, having already vaccinated a tenth of the population, Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza have yet to be involved in the process.
  • Batches of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines have been dispatched to the West Bank, but they have only been distributed to Jewish settlers - depriving the nearly 2.7 million Palestinians in the territory.
Updated 04 Jan, 2021 03:04pm
Boycotting Israeli settlements is antisemitic, says US envoy
World

Boycotting Israeli settlements is antisemitic, says US envoy

  • On Friday, the United States' Special Envoy on combating antisemitism stated that anti-Zionism is a form of antisemitism.
  • The diplomat suggested that the Palestinian-led boycott, also known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, is inherently bigoted as it targets Israel while ignoring other countries that abuse human rights - an argument dismissed by Palestinian advocates as a form of "whataboutism".
Published 19 Dec, 2020 07:42pm
As Israel and Moroccan Jews celebrate new ties, others are critical
World

As Israel and Moroccan Jews celebrate new ties, others are critical

  • The largest party in Morocco’s government faced internal wrangling over a move that some Moroccans regard as a betrayal of Palestinians.
  • The U.S.-brokered deal - the fourth such “normalisation” announcement involving an Arab country and Israel in as many months - also drew criticism from Moscow.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 03:07pm
Saudi, Israeli officials share fiery attacks at regional conference
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Saudi, Israeli officials share fiery attacks at regional conference

  • During a regional conference on Sunday, an influential Saudi prince launched a bitter attack on Israel, and reiterated his strong support for the Palestinian cause.
  • Mutual concerns over Iran gradually brought Israel and Gulf nations closer, as Riyadh had been quietly building relations with the Jewish state since several years.
Updated 07 Dec, 2020 11:42am