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  • Millions in Turkiye celebrate Erdogan’s election victory
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    Millions in Turkiye celebrate Erdogan's election victory

    READ: All 85 million of Turkiy's citizens won in elections: President Erdogan...
  • Erdogan supporters worldwide celebrate Turkish election victory
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    Erdogan supporters worldwide celebrate Turkish election victory

    READ: Erdogan wins election according to Supreme Election Council...
  • Palestinian children take part in a protest demanding the release of prisoners in Israeli jails in Gaza city, on November 29, 2016 [Mohammed Talatene/Apaimages]
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    Official: Israel tortured 170 Palestinian detained children 

    The Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Social Development, Assem Khamis, said all 170 Palestinian children who are currently imprisoned by Israel have been subjected to various forms of abuse and torture. Speaking before the regional conference on preventing grave violations against children in armed conflicts held in the...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks to a seat at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem on May 1, 2023 [MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Reports: Netanyahu shelves NGOs financing bill after international criticism

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen a controversial bill aimed at curbing the activities of non-profit civil and human rights organisations following significant criticism from the United States and prominent European countries. Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday that the bill will not be put to a vote...
  • Then US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu give joint statements to press in Jerusalem on March 9, 2016 [DEBBIE HILL/AFP via Getty Images]
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    US demands Netanyahu shelve NGO financing bill as precondition to meet Biden

    The US administration has demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shelves a controversial bill aimed at curbing the activities of civil society organisations, as a precondition to meet with US President Joe Biden, Israeli media outlets reported on Sunday. The Israeli Army Radio said senior White House officials have...
  • Supporters of Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement, watch him speak through a giant screen at a mosque in Beirut on 1 November 2019 [AFP/Getty Images]
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    Ex- general says Israeli army fears Hezbollah future actions 

    A former Israeli general said Sunday the Israeli army is afraid of the future actions of Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, explaining that Israel has not built capabilities to deal with a regional war against it. On Sunday, the Hebrew Maariv newspaper quoted General Yitzhak Brick, former...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends an observation of the 75th anniversary of the Nakba in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations on May 15, 2023 in New York City [Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images]
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    PA: All Israeli settlements, including Homesh, are illegal

    Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that all Israeli settlements in Palestine, including Homesh, are illegal. "All Israeli occupation settlements built on the land of the State of Palestine, including the formerly evacuated Homesh settlement in the north of the West Bank, are illegal," Abbas' official...
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    Frenchmen killed after two planes collide in southern Tunisia

    Two Frenchmen were killed and two others injured in a collision between two light aircraft used in a tourist race in the Tunisian governorate of Tozeur, Civil Protection spokesman Moez Triaa said on Sunday. The accident took place on Saturday and resulted in the death of two Frenchmen and...
  • People holding placards and Palestinian flags march in solidarity with the Palestinian people amid the ongoing conflict with Israel, during a demonstration in Malmo, Sweden, on 15 May, 2021. [JOHAN NILSSON/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Organiser: Palestinians in Europe conference a 'national achievement' confirming right of return

    Deputy secretary-general of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, Hisham Abu Mahfouz has praised the 20th "Palestinians in Europe" Conference saying it constitutes an important national achievement aimed at emphasising the right of return. Abu Mahfouz praised in a statement the conference activities which was held on Saturday, in...
  • General and local elections in Mauritania
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    Mauritania's ruling party, Insaf, wins parliamentary majority

    The ruling Insaf party in Mauritania secured a comfortable majority in the next parliament, winning more than 100 seats, according to the partial results of the second round of the legislative elections, which were held on Saturday. Insaf won more than 23 seats in the second round in addition to...
  • Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel: Far-right national security minister sues former defence minister, describes him as failure

    Israel's far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir filed a lawsuit on Sunday against former defence minister Moshe Ya'alon. "I filed a lawsuit against the "failed former Member of Knesset Moshe Ya'alon for spreading lies against me," Ben-Gvir wrote in a post on his Twitter account. "If Ya'alon thinks that...
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an event held to mark the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war on the first anniversary in Kyiv, Ukraine on February 24, 2023 [Mustafa Çiftçi/Anadolu Agency]
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    Ukraine president proposes bill to sanction Iran 

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday submitted a draft bill to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, for the introduction of sanctions against Iran, Anadolu news agency reported citing local media. The draft bill submitted to the parliament serves to "approve the decision of the National Security and Defence Council...
  • Prisoners gesture from their cell Hasharon, an Israeli prison [JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Israel, PA detain, torture five sons of Palestinian lawmaker

    Four sons of Palestinian lawmaker Fathi al Qaraawi's have been in Israeli jails for months or years and the fifth of them was detained by the Palestinian Authority early this month and interned at Jericho's "slaughterhouse." "They stripped me off my sons in order to break us like what...
  • Palestinian in New York celebrates Erdogan’s victory by giving out falafel
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    Palestinian in New York celebrates Erdogan's victory by giving out falafel

    READ: Erdogan wins election according to Supreme Election Council...
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    Political prisoner criticises PA's aggression against his family

    Palestinian political prisoner inside Palestinian Authority (PA) prison, Musab Shtayyeh, strongly condemned the PA's raid on his house and assault on his family members, Al Resalah newspaper reported. In a letter sent from his prison, Shtayyeh said: "My message to the honourable people of the PA: stop oppressing your...
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    Israel brings in 10,000 Indian labourers to replace Palestinians 

    Instead of relying on Palestinian workers, Israel has decided to import 10,000 workers from India. The Indian Government has signed an agreement with Israel to bring 10,000 Indian workers to the country. Half of these workers are destined for the construction sector, with the remaining half designated for nursing...
  • Outside view of the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington, US on 10 September 2018 [Yasin Öztürk/Anadolu Agency]
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    Calls for the Reconstruction of the PLO

    Prominent Palestinian figures and national leaders have called for the reconstruction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the election of a National Council on the 59th anniversary of its establishment. Political forces, national activities, and the People's Conference of 14 million launched an appeal to adhere to the...
  • Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary General, Head of Social Affairs Sector, League of Arab States speaks during Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters [Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images]
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    Arab League calls on the world to stop Israel's violations on children

    Arab League called on Sunday for the international community to "take serious action and stop Israeli violations on Palestinian children, protect them and guarantee their safety." This came in the remarks of Arab League's Assistant Secretary General and Head of Social Affairs Sector, Haifa abu Ghazaleh, made during the inauguration of a virtual...
  • An-Najah National University in the West Bank [Almonroth/Wikipedia]
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    Hamas students wing heads students' council at Al Najah University in West Bank

    The Deanship of Student Affairs at Al Najah University, one of Fatah's strongholds in the occupied West Bank, declared on Sunday student Omar Sari, from Hamas students' wing, head of university's student council. Last week, the Islamic Bloc, Hamas' student wing, won the majority of seats in the students'...
  • Thumbnail - Gaza beekeeper: Our work is dangerous but so is life under occupation
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    Gaza beekeeper: Our work is dangerous but so is life under occupation

    READ: As guns go silent, Gazan children still have nightmares...
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    Erdogan wins election according to Supreme Election Council

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been reelected Turkiye's president in runoff elections, the chairman of the country's Supreme Election Council (YSK) said on Sunday, reports Anadulou. Speaking to reporters in the capital Ankara, YSK head Ahmet Yener said that Erdogan won Turkiye's presidency over opposition challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the...
  • Russian leader appreciates Turkish president's contribution in strengthening bilateral relations, expresses readiness to continue dialogue [Mustafa Kamacı/Anadolu Agency]
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    Putin congratulates President Erdogan on victory in runoff elections

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. Putin said he appreciates Erdogan's contribution in strengthening of "friendly" relations between Moscow and Ankara, and expressed his readiness to continue "constructive dialogue" on bilateral, regional and international agenda,...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd L) and his wife Emine Erdogan (L) cast their vote for the second round of Turkiye's presidential elections at the polling station in Ankara, Turkiye on May 14, 2023. [Serhat Çağdaş - Anadolu Agency ]
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    All 85 million of Turkiye's citizens won in elections: President Erdogan

    I would like to thank each and every member of our nation who once again conveyed to us responsibility for governing Turkiye for next 5 years Turkiye's 85 million-strong citizens are the winners in the national elections that concluded today, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, confident in...
  • The leaders of Qatar, Hungary, Somalia and Pakistan were among the first heads of state and government on Sunday to congratulate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. [Doğukan Keskinkılıç - Anadolu Agency]
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    World leaders congratulate Turkish President Erdogan on reelection victory

    The leaders of Qatar, Hungary, Somalia and Pakistan were among the first heads of state and government on Sunday to congratulate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is leading in the presidential runoff election. "My dear brother, congratulations on your victory, and I wish you success in your new term,...
  • Ittihad's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Henrique (L) vies for the ball against Nassr's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Saudi Pro League football match between al-Ittihad and al-Nassr at King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah on March 9, 2023 [AFP via Getty Images]
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    Football: Al-Ittihad crowned Saudi league champions ahead of Ronaldo's Al-Nassr

    Al-Ittihad clinched the Saudi Pro League title for the first time since 2009 with a 3-0 win at Al-Feiha on Sunday, eclipsing Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr to the accolade, reports Reuters. A third-minute strike by Ahmed Sharahili and two goals from Romarinho secured victory for Al-Ittihad, who made amends for...
  • Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said (L) arrived in Tehran on 28 May, 2023 [@Reuters/Twitter]
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    Oman's Sultan in Iran for talks on diplomatic, security issues

    Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said arrived in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit expected to focus on regional diplomatic and security issues, Iranian state media reported, two days after Muscat mediated a prisoner swap between Iran and Belgium, reports Reuters. Oman has long been an interlocutor for the West with Iran...
  • Thumbnail - Syrian girl sends message to anti-refugee presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu
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    Syrian girl sends message to anti-refugee presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu

    READ: Turkiye launches Syria housing project for return of refugees...
  • Employees walk the ground of the Dhi Qar Combined Cycle Power Plant near the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Hussein FALEH / AFP) (Photo by HUSSEIN FALEH/AFP via Getty Images)
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    Iraq says electricity link with Jordan to start production on July 1

    Iraq said that an electricity grid interconnection with Jordan will start production on July 1, reports Anadolu Agency. "Production will start with a capacity of 50 megawatts in the first phase," Electricity Ministry spokesman Ahmed Moussa said in statements quoted by state news agency INA. He said production had...
  • A picture shows the damage at a looted petrol station in southern Khartoum, on May 28, 2023 [AFP via Getty Images]
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    Saudi Arabia, US urge Sudan's warring rivals to extend cease-fire

    Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday called on Sudan's warring rivals to extend their temporary cease-fire, reports Anadolu Agency. A 7-day cease-fire between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group is set to expire on Monday. The agreement was reached during face-to-face talks...
  • Iraqi Yazidis take part in celebrations of the Red Wednesday at Lalish Temple in Shekhan District of Duhok, Iraq on April 19, 2023 [Muhammet Bamerni/Anadolu Agency]
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    Iraq: Christian NGOs accused of committing 'another genocide' by trying to convert Yazidis 

    Western-based Christian NGOs have been accused of exploiting the plight of northern Iraq's indigenous Yazidi community by trying to proselytise Christianity to them, according to a report yesterday by Middle East Eye (MEE). The religious minority had already suffered from forced conversions, mass killings and sexual slavery under the...
  • Smoke rises during clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum, Sudan on May 05, 2023. [Ahmed Satti - Anadolu Agency]
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    Clashes renew in Sudanese capital despite cease-fire deal

    Clashes renewed between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group in the capital Khartoum on Saturday despite a cease-fire agreement, reports Anadolu Agency. A 7-day cease-fire came into force between the rivals on May 22 following talks between the two conflicting parties in Saudi Arabia....
  • UK cops protect Israeli arms factory from activists
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    Irish activist walking 2,200 miles from UK to Palestine

    Sixty-five-year-old Irish activist, Mick Bowman, is on a long, arduous walk from Calais to Palestine to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and human rights violations in the Occupied Territories. As of yesterday, he was in Coublanc, a commune in France and should reach the Swiss border in...
  • The EU representative of Palestine Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff (R) visits Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by General Director of the Islamic Waqf (Endowment) Azzam al-Khatib (C) during his visit in Jerusalem, on January 18, 2023. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
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    10 European countries call on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes

    Ten European countries have called on Israel to halt its policy of home demolitions and confiscation of Palestinian properties in the occupied West Bank, reports Anadolu Agency. The call came in a joint statement issued by the consulates general of Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Denmark, Finland,...
  • 'Eren', world's first laser-armed drone developed with cooperation of TUBÄ°TAK and ASISGUARD on December 10, 2021 [Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]
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    Turkish defense firm gets multimillion-dollar contract for African country's border, security needs

    A Turkish defense company has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with an African country to supply its border and internal security needs, reports Anadolu Agency. Asisguard, which operates in the fields of armed drones, electro-optics, and vehicle modernization, signed a contract of some $36.5 million with the country, according to...
  • DAMASCUS, SYRIA - Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia meets Bashar al-Assad on April 18, 2023 in Damascus, Syria [Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]
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    Saudi team arrive in Damascus ahead of Syria embassy reopening 

    A Saudi technical team has arrived in Syria to prepare the reopening of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Damascus, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The delegation, led by a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official, Ghazi bin Rafea Al-Anzi, met with  Syria's Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minsiter, Ayman...
  • An Iranian border guard monitors on August 31, 2022 [HUSSEIN FALEH/AFP via Getty Images]
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    2 Iranian border guards killed in fresh clashes with Taliban

    At least two Iranian border guards were killed and two others injured in fierce clashes with the Taliban at a border outpost in southeastern Iran on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency. It was not immediately clear what triggered the clashes, which came amid fresh tensions between the two neighboring countries...
  • Syrian refugee in Tripoli, Lebanon on January 03, 2021 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]
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    UN suspends cash assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    UN aid agencies in Lebanon on Saturday announced a temporary suspension of its cash assistance program to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, reports Anadolu Agency. The move came amid disagreements between the aid agencies and the Lebanese government on aid provided to refugees in the country. A joint statement by...
  • Turkish actress Merve Dizdar poses during a photocall after winning the Best Actress Prize during the closing ceremony of the 76th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on May 27, 2023 [Mustafa Yalçın/Anadolu Agency]
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    Turkiye's Merve Dizdar wins best actress at Cannes Film Festival

    Turkiye's Merve Dizdar won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival with About Dry Grasses, or Kuru Otlar Ustune, reports Anadolu Agency. Kutu Otlar Ustune is a Turkish film directed by award-winning Nuri Bilge Ceylan. The drama focuses on a young teacher who hopes to be appointed to the...
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    Voting begins across Turkiye in first-ever presidential runoff

    Millions of voters started heading to the polls in Turkiye as the country's first-ever presidential runoff election began Sunday at 8 am local time (0500GMT), reports Anadolu Agency. More than 64.1 million people are registered to vote, including over 1.92 million who already cast their ballots at overseas polling...
  • Syrians who have returned to the Syrian town of Jarabulus on October 3, 2016 [Halil Fidan/Anadolu Agency]
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    Assad regime seizure laws leave 14 million Syrians facing legal battles to reclaim property, report reveals

    Around 14 million Syrians face significant obstacles preventing their return to their homes in Syria due to the regime's seizure of land and property over the past decade, a new report has revealed. According to a report by the UK-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SOHR), shared with The...
  • Octopus fishing in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Octopus fishing in Gaza

    READ: Fisherman's body found off Gaza coast...
  • A Saudi Arabian flag flies [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Saudi Arabia condemns attack on Jordan ambassador's house in Sudan

    Saudi Arabia has condemned the attack on the home of Jordan's envoy in Sudan, as violence in the country continues despite a week-long ceasefire agreement. The Jordanian Foreign Ministry yesterday announced that the home of its ambassador in the Sudanese capital Khartoum had been attacked and vandalised, but assured...
  • BBC TV newsroom [Stuart Pinfold/Flickr]
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    Dear Western media, praising racists brings neither democracy nor stability

    The Syrians will go A phrase widely spread on billboards in Turkish cities ahead of the second round of the presidential elections, in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is competing against opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu. The Turkish opposition have chosen such a racist slogan to secure a victory...
  • Refugees wait to get on onboard the rescue vessel after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya. [Marcus Drinkwater / Anadolu Agency]
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    Boat carrying 500 migrants lost in Med

    A boat carrying around 500 migrants that set off from Libyan coasts has been lost in the central Mediterranean, Alarm Phone, a group that picks up calls from refugee vessels in distress, revealed on Friday. The group shared that the boat, which disappeared on Wednesday morning, was carrying at...
  • French former forward football player Zinedine Zidane. [Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Zidane rejects $160m deal to train Saudi football team

    French football legend Zinedine Zidane has rejected a deal of $80 million a year to manage Saudi Pro League team Al-Nassr FC, sports news site Foot Mercato reported on Thursday. Zidane was offered a two-year €150 million ($160 million) contract to manage the Riyadh-based club for which Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently playing. The...
  • Palestinians gather to stage a protest against far-right Jews' raids and violations after friday prayer in Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 26, 2023. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]
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    Hamas: 'Barbaric settler attacks will not scare Palestinians'

    The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas declared on Friday: "Barbaric attacks of Israeli Jewish settlers will not scare Palestinians." In a statement, senior Hamas leader Abdul-Hakim Hanini also condemned the continuous Israeli closure of the Palestinian village of Al-Mugheir in the east of the West Bank city of Ramallah....
  • Israeli forces take security measures as Israeli forces demolish a building belonging to Palestinians claiming that it was unlicensed at Jabel Mukaber Neighborhood in East Jerusalem on May 24, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
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    EU diplomatic missions call on Israel to halt West Bank violations

    European Diplomatic missions in Jerusalem on Friday called on the Israeli occupation to halt all confiscations and demolitions in the occupied West Bank. In a press statement, the consortium of missions urged: "Israel, as the occupying power, to halt all confiscations and demolitions and to give unimpeded access to...
  • Anti-Zionist Jews raise Palestine flags
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    New Israel law to expel Arab students raising Palestine flag

    The extremist Israeli government is preparing a law to dismiss Israeli Arab students who raise the Palestine flag or express their support for Palestinian resistance inside universities, Israel Hayom revealed on Thursday. An extremist Israeli Mk from the far-right Otzma Yehudit Party is preparing the law, the Israeli newspaper...
  • Palestinians observe the burnt car at the town of Mugayyir in Ramallah, West Bank on May 26, 2023. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel settlers burn Palestine vehicles, crops in occupied West Bank

    Extremist Israeli settlers burnt Palestinian vehicles and crops on Friday between the villages of Turmus Ayya and Al-Mughayyir, northeast of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Local sources reported aggression of Israeli settlers from Adei Ad illegal settlement on Palestinians after burning the vehicles and crops in both Palestinian...
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    Israelis mark Shavuot near Al-Aqsa mosque

    READ: Israel mulls imposing restrictions on foreign funding for NGOs...
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