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Israel denies European Parliament delegation access to Gaza

Israel denies European Parliament delegation access to Gaza

A delegation from the European Parliament was blocked by the Israeli authorities from entering Gaza on Tuesday, the EU said in a statement. The lawmakers, who are part of the working group of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine, arrived in Jerusalem on Monday and was due to visit Gaza to ass... Read more

$571 million funding appeal launched to address humanitarian needs in Palestine

$571 million funding appeal launched to address humanitarian needs in Palestine

Palestinian authorities and the United Nations have launched a funding appeal seeking $571 million to support the humanitarian needs of more than 1.6 million Palestinian citizens in the occupied territories. Read more

Palestinian cities brought to a standstill in support of Al-Qeq

Palestinian cities brought to a standstill in support of Al-Qeq

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES Major Palestinian cities were brought to a standstill from 6pm yesterday as demonstrations were held demanding the immediate release of Palestinian journalist, Mohammad al-Qeq, on the 78th day of his hunger strike. Read more

The extrajudicial killings of Palestinians: untangling the inner conflict

The extrajudicial killings of Palestinians: untangling the inner conflict

The most recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict in Jerusalem and the West Bank once again led to a debate over the unresolved accountability of extrajudicial killings. In most incidents, Palestinians have been killed during street attacks against Israeli soldiers and innocent civilians. Among all, the exa... Read more

Israel destroyed 64 homes and facilities in January

Israel destroyed 64 homes and facilities in January

Statistics released by the Land Research Centre (LRC) show that the Israeli authorities destroyed 64 Palestinian homes and facilities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in January, Quds Press reported on Wednesday. Read more

Greek Orthodox bishop praises Palestinian resistance

Greek Orthodox bishop praises Palestinian resistance

The Palestinian people “are striving on behalf of all nations in the entire world aiming to reinforce principles of justice, rights and freedom,”Felesteen newspaper reported the Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus in Athens saying yesterday. Read more

Four Syrian field hospitals targeted, no longer operational

Four Syrian field hospitals targeted, no longer operational

Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes have targeted four Syrian field hospitals in the countryside of Daraa Governorate, forcing them to stop operating, Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Read more

A cold civil war in Israel

A cold civil war in Israel

“Livni suggested that other extremist groups want to turn Israel into a religious law state, a matter that would send Israel over the edge. She also noted that this situation in itself is the end of Zionism.” This statement was made on 10 January 2013. Today, there are legal amendments being studied by the Knesset th... Read more

The limits of the ‘French initiative’

The limits of the ‘French initiative’

The refusal of Netanyahu’s governments (three consecutive governments; four in total) to stop its policies of violence, Judaisation and settlement as a condition for negotiations is nothing new compared to the actions of previous Israeli governments, regardless of the parties and trends, since the Madrid Conference i... Read more

Running rings around the occupation

Running rings around the occupation

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES The harsh conditions in Gaza have not stopped Mohammad Abu Aoun and Jihad Al-Hamami from reproducing Turkish rings that had been made by the Ottomans for centuries in a skilled and professional manner. Read more

Israeli authorities tighten security measures in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities tighten security measures in Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities have recently tightened security measures in occupied Jerusalem and imposed severe restrictions on the movement of its Palestinian residents, Quds Press reported on Wednesday. Read more

Fabius criticises 'ambiguous' US policy towards Syria

Fabius criticises 'ambiguous' US policy towards Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday questioned the United State’s commitment to resolving the Syrian crisis, saying the country’s ambiguity worsens the crisis. Read more

Egypt to build to new prisons

Egypt to build to new prisons

An Egyptian human rights activist described the situation in Egyptian prisons as "very bad”, noting that it is, at the same time, "witnessing a relative improvement than was the case before 2011”. Read more

Davutoglu: Russia will be defeated in Syria as it was in Afghanistan

Davutoglu: Russia will be defeated in Syria as it was in Afghanistan

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that Russia will withdraw in defeat from Syria similar to the country’s previous defeat in Afghanistan. Read more

Helped by Russian warplanes, Kurds advance in northern Aleppo

Helped by Russian warplanes, Kurds advance in northern Aleppo

Under the cover of the Russian airstrikes, Kurdish fighters affiliate with the Kurdish Democratic Union Party gained control of a number of villages and neighbourhoods north of Aleppo over the past few days, Syrian opposition sources told the Anadolu Agency yesterday. Read more

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