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  • Israeli excavators demolish the homes of Palestinians in the West Bank on 23 September 2020 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]
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    UN: Israel has demolished over 500 Palestinian buildings so far this year 

    The Israeli occupation authorities have demolished more than 500 Palestinian buildings in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of 2020, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed on Monday. The UN agency said that 506 buildings were razed to the ground...
  • Tunisians outside of Enfidha International airport in Tunisia [File photo]
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    Libya-Tunisia air corridor to open next month 

    The Libyan African Aviation Holding Company has announced that the authorities in Tripoli and their counterparts in Tunis will reopen the air corridor between the two countries next month. The company made the announcement on Facebook. “Consultations have been held with the Tunisians,” it explained, “and as a result...
  • European High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell in Brussels, Belgium, on 21 September 2020 [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]
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    EU to Lebanon: ‘Formation of new government in exchange for funds’

    The European Union yesterday expressed its disappointment and concern over the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister–designate, while urging the Mediterranean country to form a new government in order to obtain financial support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The EU said that “the Lebanese leaders need to come together and...
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the opening session of the 30th Arab League Summit in Tunis, Tunisia on 31 March, 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

    Al-Sisi fears ‘nobody but Allah’ in a state ‘engaged in reform not corruption’

    Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi warned on Sunday of the consequences of instability in Egypt and attempts to “destroy” the country after a number of limited protests took place in some governorates on Friday evening. The Egyptian President used a speech at the inauguration of an oil refinery in the Mostorod...
  • Germany is hosting leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies at the summit to set focus on the global economy, trade, climate change, and the fight against international terrorism[Kayhan Özer/Anadolu Agency]
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    Saudi Arabia to hold G20 summit virtually

    Saudi Arabia, the head of the G20, announced yesterday that the summit will be held virtually on 21–22 November, news agencies reported. Saudi’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz will chair the meeting, the G20 presidency said in a statement reported by Saudi Press Agency (SPA). “The G20 presidency will build on the success...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank on 20 May 2020 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
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    In lieu of a liberation strategy: Palestinian elections are designed to buy time

    It is abundantly clear that Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, has underestimated the seriousness of the challenges facing Palestine and the Palestinians. The rushed agreement between his party, Fatah and Hamas in Istanbul on September 24, and the Palestinian leader’s speech at the 75th session of the UN General...
  • Guled Abdi, a young Somali inventor [Twitter]
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    Somalia lauds Turkish support to young inventor

    A Somali official on Monday lauded Turkish support to Guled Abdi, a young inventor from the East African country who was invited to attend Teknofest, Turkey’s largest aerospace and technology event, and will receive a scholarship for further education, reports Anadolu Agency. “The support Guled Abdi has received will...
  • Ruhsar Pekcan Turkish trade minister (L) and Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Sigrid Kaag (R) [Anadolu Agency]
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    Turkey looks to deepen trade ties with Netherlands

    Turkey foresees that trade and economic ties with the Netherlands will gain momentum in the coming days, the Turkish trade minister said on Monday, reports Anadolu Agency. Addressing the virtually held Turkish-Dutch Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) meeting, Ruhsar Pekcan said: “We aim to increase our bilateral trade volume to...
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    Rocket attack kills 5 civilians near Baghdad airport

    Five civilians, including two women and three children, were killed in a rocket attack near Baghdad airport on Monday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said, reports Anadolu Agency. The ministry’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement that two Katyusha rockets landed on a house in the Radwaniyah area. Two...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on September 17, 2020 [Mustafa Kamacı/Anadolu Agency]
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    Turkey's Erdogan says Armenia must withdraw from Azeri lands

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Armenia must immediately withdraw from the territory he said it was occupying in Azerbaijan, and it was time to end a crisis over the breakaway region after clashes between Azeri and Armenian forces. At least 21 people were killed on Monday in...
  • Fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria on 25 February 2019 [DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Turkey deploying Syrian fighters to help ally Azerbaijan

    Turkey is sending Syrian rebel fighters to support Azerbaijan in its escalating conflict with neighbouring Armenia, two Syrian rebels have said, as Ankara pledges to step up backing for its majority-Muslim ally. The clashes over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh are the heaviest since 2016, with reports of dozens of...
  • Tourists visit the King Abdulaziz museum of Masmak in the old quarter of the Saudi capital Riyadh on 17 October 2019 [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Saudi Tourism Development Fund, banks sign deal for up to $43 bn of projects

    Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund on Monday signed an agreement with Riyadh Bank and Banque Saudi Fransi to finance up to 160 billion riyals ($43 billion) of tourism projects in the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported. The agreement will set up mechanisms to finance tourism projects across the...
  • Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House on September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. [Alex Wong/Getty Images]
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    The UAE and Israel have a normalisation programme to brainwash Palestinians and Arabs

    At the dawn of the era of political normalisation between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, Palestinian media circles and journalists have warned against the popular Nas Daily, which millions watch on Facebook and other social media. They have demanded that subscribers should boycott the show, and accuse it of...
  • Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
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    Doha: Intelligence reveals plan to attack Qatar before blockade

    The Gulf States and Egypt planned to attack Qatar before imposing their blockade in 2017, a senior Qatari official revealed in an Al Jazeera documentary broadcast on Sunday. “There is intelligence evidence documented by heads of states that proves a planned military invasion of the State of Qatar,” said...
  • Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Wasel abu-Yousef [Mustafa Abu Dayeh/Apaimages]
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    PLO: Arab League official made ‘false’ remarks about peace with Israel

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation said on Monday that remarks made by the Secretary General of the Arab League about making peace with Israel were “false”, Al-Watan Voice has reported. “Ahmed Aboul Gheit’s remarks that the ongoing normalisation of some Arab states with the occupation stopped Israel’s annexation plans...
  • A photo taken on January 6, 2020 shows the Dubai Financial Market in the Gulf emirate as Gulf bourses were hit by a panicky sell-off amid Iranian vows of retaliation over the US killing of a top general. - All seven bourses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states closed in the red, on the first trading day since the death of powerful military commander Qasem Soleimani. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)
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    UAE stocks drop despite deals with Israel

    The UAE has incurred losses of about 20.5 billion dirhams ($5.6 billion) during last week’s stock transactions, despite the deals signed with Israel. Major shares declined due to the negative impact of selling operations conducted by investors, while the overall Dubai Financial Market General Index fell 2.12 per cent....
  • Palestinian farmers in Deir Al-Hatib discovered sewage run-off from the illegal settlement Elon Moreh had killed their olive trees and other crops on 24 October 2017. [Rabbis for Human rights/Twitter]
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    6 Palestinians killed as Hebron cesspit floods

    Six Palestinians died after they drowned in an old cesspit in the village of Deir Al-Asal near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, reported Wafa news agency. A father and his son were digging a septic pit near an old one which collapsed, leading to a sudden flood which drowned them both, witnesses...
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    Israel protesters place washing machines in front of Netanyahu’s home

    Israeli protesters have placed washing machines in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home in Jerusalem, local media reported yesterday. This came, according to the reports, after the Washington Post revealed that Netanyahu and his wife were carrying bags of their dirty laundry to the US in order to have...
  • Image of Ali-Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council [file photo
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    Iran: Minimum response to Soleimani’s assassination is pushing US out of Iraq

    Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said yesterday that the least severe punishment for US following its assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani is expelling it from Iraq, Iranian media reported. According to the Iran Daily, Shamkhani said that Washington’s assassination of Soleimani in Iraq in January “is a glaring example...
  • Sudanese top opposition leader and former premier Sadiq al-Mahdi attends Friday prayers at a mosque linked to his National Umma Party in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on 14 June 2019. [YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Sudan National Umma Party: ‘Israel is an aberration’

    Israel “is not a normal state”, the leader of the National Umma Party in Sudan, Sadiq Al-Mahdi, has said. “For determined reasons, Israel is not a normal state, but an aberration. Normalisation is a soft name for surrender and has no connection with peace,” Al-Mahdi said. At a seminar entitled...
  • The image shared by Azerbaijan Defence Ministry shows a howitzer firing munitions towards Armenian positions after the launch of a counter then a forward operation on September 28, 2020. [AZE Defence Ministry - Anadolu Agency]
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    Erdogan: Armenia biggest threat to peace in region

    Armenia has proven again that it is the biggest obstacle to peace and stability in the region by attacking Azerbaijan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday. “Turkey will continue to stand by its brothers in Azerbaijan as it has always done,” the president announced on Twitter. Meanwhile, Turkey pledged...
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    Supporters of Iraq’s Shia militias hold protest in London against US interference

    A motorcade rally took place yesterday in London in solidarity with Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), also known as the Hashd Al-Shaabi, in recognition in their role in combatting Daesh. The event started in Cricklewood, where there is a large Iraqi community, and headed towards the Iraq Embassy before ending at...
  • Islamic Relief volunteers take part in Covid-19 efforts in Syria [@IRWorldwide/Twitter]
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    Islamic Relief to take Israel to court over terror group designation

    Israel’s designation of Islamic Relief as a terrorist group will be challenged next month in the country’s supreme court, Chief Executive of the UK based charity, Naser Haghamed, has announced in a Guardian article arguing “Islamic Relief is a charity, not a terrorist group. We’re going to court to prove it.”...
  • Ahmad Al-Qaddour, director of charity organisation Jamiatul-Mizaan.
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    Winter is coming, but internally displaced persons in Syria are not prepared

    Waves of internally displaced persons have increased the difficulties of everyday life for civilians in the north-west areas of Syria. Although a ceasefire was agreed in March, civilians in the region still face a new humanitarian crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. To this has to be added spiralling...
  • Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019 [STR/AFP via Getty Images]
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    400 arrested in Egypt’s galabiya uprising

    Egypt’s security forces had arrested nearly 400 people protesting against government failures by Friday evening, according to a report by Mada Masr.  Protests against President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi have continued across Egypt for more than a week after whistleblower Mohamed Ali called for Egyptians to unite against the regime. Egyptians suffer under...
  • Israel missile setting off, 6 November 2019 [News1 English/Twitter]

    Czech Republic to purchase Israel air defence systems

    The Czech Republic has signed a deal to buy an Israeli anti-aircraft missile system in a deal worth an estimated $450 million, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Developed by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, SPYDER is a low to high-altitude surface-to-air missile system designed to protect against fighter aircraft, helicopters, other...
  • Mask-clad Palestinian men walk along a street in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 13, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Arabs are cause of coronavirus outbreak in Israel, says minister

    Arab citizens and ultra-Orthodox Jews are the cause of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Israel, Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn said on Saturday. “Recent demonstrations in Tel Aviv are not the cause of the spread of the coronavirus, the virus broke out among the Haredi and Arab resident communities,...
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    Greece urges Turkey to probe ‘flag vandalism’, report says

    Greece yesterday condemned vandalism to a mural of the Greek flag on Kastellorizo island blamed on Turkish nationals, a day before the arrival of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, AFP reports. Kastellorizo , officially Megisti, is a Greek island and municipality of the Dodecanese in the Eastern Mediterranean. According to AFP’s...
  • Protesters chant slogans and hold signs against France and the French President in Istanbul, on September 13, 2020, [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Two stabbed near former Charlie Hebdo offices in cartoon reprint revenge attack

    Two people were stabbed in Paris near the former Charlie Hebdo offices on Friday, in an attack directed at the magazine over its republication of cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) earlier this month. The French satirical magazine originally published the cartoons in January 2015, inspiring two terror attacks, which...
  • Indian soldiers walk near the site of gun-battle in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar, Kashmir on August 30, 2020. Three militants and an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of police were killed when encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar, police said [Faisal Khan - Anadolu Agency]
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    Lawyers, activists petition Israel supreme court to block training of India police

    Israeli lawyers and human rights activists have petitioned the supreme court for the country’s security forces to block the training of Indian police officers involved in “severe violations” of human rights and international law in Indian-administered Kashmir. Singed by 40 people, the petition was launched after Israel Police, the Ministry...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference at the Official residence of the French Embassy building in Beirut, Lebanon on August 06, 2020. [Lebanese Presidency /Handout - Anadolu Agency]
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    France’s Macron condemns Lebanon leaders for ‘betraying’ reforms roadmap

    French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday condemned Lebanese leaders for allegedly serving their own interests and neglecting reforms offered by France. At a news conference in the French capital Paris, Macron stated: “I am ashamed of Lebanon’s political leaders,” claiming that they “did not want, clearly and resolutely, to respect...
  • SANA'A, YEMEN - AUGUST 13: Children stand on the rubble of a historic building after it was collapsed partially due to the heavy rains in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Sana'a City, on August 13, 2020 in Sana'a, Yemen [Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images]
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    Evidence of recent Saudi war crime in Yemen surfaces

    An investigation by Sky News claims to have uncovered evidence of a potential war crime in Yemen committed by the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition. According to a report, an investigative team travelled to a remote northern village, close to the Yemeni-Saudi border where a coalition air strike targeted a family home. As...
  • A general view of the sand dunes and the beach in front of them in the area of Hoq is seen on March 12, 2011 in Socotra Island, Yemen [Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images]
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    Yemen: UAE transports 100 militants to Socotra

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday transferred 100 militants belonging to the Southern Transitional Council (STC) from Yemen’s interim capital city of Aden to Socotra. Yemeni media quoted local sources as saying that the militants were transferred “onboard an Emirati ship”, Abu Dhabi recently launched construction works of a...
  • Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran, at Tehran University on 2 March 2007 in Tehran, Iran. [Scott Peterson/Getty Images]
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    Iran received 'gold bullion' from Venezuela in return for oil, says official 

    Iran has obtained gold from Caracas in return for the fuel loads it sent to Venezuela, Iranian chief commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced yesterday. Yahya Safavi explained that the gold was transferred to Tehran by “airplanes to prevent any accident during transit”. “Iran seeks to...
  • Bassam al-Salhi, Bassam Al-Salhi, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in Beijing on 23 November 2012. [MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images]
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    PLO: US puts pressure on Sudan to settle Palestine refugees

    The United States is putting pressure on Sudan to accept settling Palestine refugees on its soil, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee, Bassam Al-Salhi, was reported saying by Anadolu yesterday. “Special sources told me that the ongoing normalisation talks between Washington, Israel and Sudan include Sudan’s possibility to resettle refugees on its...
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY in Washington,DC on 24 August 2020. [TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
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    US congresswoman withdraws from Yitzhak Rabin memorial

    New York Democratic Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), on Friday cancelled her participation in an event commemorating the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. An AOC spokeswoman said Ocasio-Cortez would not attend the event, organised by Americans for Peace Now (APN) and which is scheduled to take place...
  • The image of a gun-wielding priest used by Armenia on Twitter as Azerbaijan declares state of war [armenia/Twitter]
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    Armenia uses image of gun-wielding priest as Azerbaijan declares state of war

    Azerbaijan yesterday declared a state of war in some of its cities and regions following attacks by Armenian forces on military and civilian sites over the weekend. The decision was made in a meeting of Azerbaijan’s National Assembly yesterday, in which it enforced partial measures in its border regions...
  • Retired Turkish admiral and author Cem Gurdeniz on 19 August 2020, at Heybeliada, on the Prince Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. [BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Turkey, Italy will strengthen ties to defend Mediterranean rights, says former admiral

    Turkey’s 21st-century geopolitical strategy is called the Blue Homeland. It is the brainchild of retired Rear Admiral Cem Gurdeniz, who talked to MEMO about Turkey’s eastern Mediterranean policy, which envisions the protection of Turkey’s rights and interests in the declared and undeclared maritime jurisdiction areas. Once narrowly only associated...
  • Daesh militant, 13 September 2014
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    Canadian’s gruesome Daesh story a ‘hoax’, say police

    A Canadian man who, in several interviews with the New York Times, recounted a gruesome description of working for Daesh has been accused by police of making the entire story up, the Times reports. Shehroze Chaudhry was arrested in Burlington, Ontario, on Friday under Canada’s little-used terrorism “hoax” laws, which carry a...
  • Nubian boys from Aswan, Yahya Khairy Abdel Qader and Muhamad Ahmad [Gehadashraf007/Twitter]
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    68 children arrested since start of Egypt protests released

    Egypt’s public prosecution has announced the release of 68 children arrested since the beginning of the 20 September demonstrations. The announcement has sparked fierce criticism among human rights organisations, who question why children are being arrested and what happened to them in the week they were detained. All the...
  • Ahmed Moussa, the host of a talk program at Sada El Balad channel in Cairo, Egypt. [Degner/Getty Images]
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    Egypt pro-regime TV host celebrates murder of 2 Gaza fishermen

    Pro-regime Egyptian TV host, Ahmed Moussa, yesterday boasted about the Egyptian navy’s killing of two Palestinian fishermen after they had allegedly crossed into Egyptian territorial waters a day earlier. “Whoever tries to cross our borders will be chopped, and we are not bothering anyone, and there is no time...
  • Morocco's Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani in Paris on 19 December 2019. [BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Morocco: No peace without recognition of Palestinian rights

    Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani told the UN General Assembly on Saturday that there can be no peace without giving Palestinians their rights. “There can be no just or lasting peace unless the Palestinian people can exercise their legitimate right to establish an independent and viable state with Jerusalem...
  • Palestinian supporters of dismissed senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan shout slogans during a protest to support him on 18 December 2014 in Gaza City. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images]
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    PA issues ‘strict’ directions for West Bank Dahlan supporters

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued “strict” directions related to the ongoing campaign against supporters of disgraced Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan in the occupied West Bank, Safa reported on Sunday. According to informed sources, the campaign was launched in the wake of the normalisation deal between Israel and...
  • Pakistani supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) organisation hold placards as they march during a protest against US and Israel in Karachi, on 17 May 2018 [ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Pakistan envoy to Syria reiterates support for Palestinian cause

    Pakistan Ambassador to Syria, Saeed Muhammad Khan, yesterday reiterated his country’s support for the Palestinian cause and its full rejection of normalising relations with Israel before the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Ambassador Khan made the remarks during a meeting with the...
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) speaks with the Emirati Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus in Abu Dhabi on 13 January 2019. [ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images]
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    UAE envoy says Israel postponed West Bank annexation for normalisation deal

    The UAE’s Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba, claimed that his country has stipulated that Israel postpones its plans to annex large areas of the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, for a long time before it signed the normalisation agreement with the occupation state, Israeli Maariv newspaper...
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    Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding

    Whilst literature on Israel’s state violence against Palestinian children is nothing new, there are apparent limitations on the current discourse which tends not to extend beyond theories of childhood trauma in conflict zones; nor do they form part of a critique of the ideologies underpinning Israel as a settler-colonial...
  • A South Sudanese refugee holds up his national flag as he is held alongside other refugees at a detention centre in Holon, south of Tel Aviv, on 11 June 2012. [OREN ZIV/AFP/GettyImages]
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    Israeli court delays ruling on Sudanese asylum seekers

    Israel’s High Court of Justice has postponed its ruling on the status of Sudanese asylum seekers, largely from Darfur, after hearing about the possible normalisation of ties with Sudan, Haaretz revealed on Sunday. The developments in relations between Israel and Sudan could, according to the newspaper, have an impact...
  • Secretary General of Fatah‘s Central Committee (FCC) and Palestinian Football Association (PFA) President Jibril Rajoub [Shadi Hatem/Apaimages]
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    Fatah delegation arrives in Egypt for reconciliation, elections talks with Hamas

    A delegation from Fatah arrived in Cairo yesterday to meet Egyptian officials and members of Hamas for reconciliation talks and to discuss the upcoming general elections. Fatah spokesman, Hussein Hamayel, said the meeting follows those held last week in Turkey and later in the Qatari capital, Doha, adding that...
  • Syrian families wait for medical treatment for their kids at a health center at a camp which host Syrian families who have been forced to displace due to the attacks carried out by Assad regime and Russia, in Idlib, Syria on January 09, 2020. [Esra Hacioğlu - Anadolu Agency]
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    In northwest Syria camps brace for covid catastrophe. In Aleppo, locals bribe hospitals for beds

    On 10 September 2020 Dr Adnan Al-Jasem became the first doctor in northern Syria to die from coronavirus. Al-Jasem had fled the bombings in Deir Ezzor in the east of the country and tended to the wounded throughout Syria’s nine-year long war. Yet it was the virus he died...
  • Refugees and migrants from the Moria camp protest the living conditions in the camp as they become homeless after a fire destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in Greece on 11 September 2020. [Aggelos Barai - Anadolu Agency]
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    Greece: first refugee dies of COVID-19 since the pandemic

    A male refugee died of COVID-19 on Sunday, the first reported death of an asylum seeker since the pandemic broke out in Greece in late February, a government official told Reuters. The 61-year-old Afghan, a father of two children, who lived at the refugee camp of Malakasa north of...
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