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UK licensed £7 million worth of arms to Israel in lead-up to the bombing of Gaza

Photo of Gazans inspecting unexploded Israeli ordinance dropped on Gaza during Operation 'Protective Edge'New government figures collated by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), show that the UK approved £7 million worth of military licences to Israel during the six months leading up to the recent bombing of Gaza. The licences, include components for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), combat aircrafts, targeting equipment and weapon sights.

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Netanyahu warns France recognising Palestine is 'grave mistake'

The French National Assembly [pictured] is set to vote on recognising the Palestinian state on 2 DecemberIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that if the French parliament recognises the State of Palestine it would be a "grave mistake," AFP reported.

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270 Syrian refugees rescued off North Cypriot coast

Migrants stranded at seaThe authorities of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) rescued 270 Syrian migrants in the Mediterranean off the northern coast of the island, an official announced on Sunday.

Al-Quds newspaper reported that police said the migrants had been travelling on-board a Tanzanian ship and were rescued after several difficult hours because of the bad weather.

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Pro-Israel activists ask MPs to halt non-violent BDS protests

British ParliamentZionist activists have urged British MPs to implement new legislation that police could use to stop non-violent, pro-BDS protests.

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Amnesty calls on international community to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Amnesty International logoAmnesty International's researcher on Turkey, Andrew Gardner, said on Thursday that the international community has to step forward and provide further support to Syrian refugees in Turkey, noting that: "Turkey has shouldered a significant part of the financial burden on its own. The reluctance of wealthy countries to take greater financial responsibility for the refugee crisis as a whole and the paltry offers of resettlement are deplorable."

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