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  • The Omani national flag waving in the wind in the capital Muscat on 18 September 2020 [HAITHAM AL-SHUKAIRI/AFP/Getty Images]

    Oman sultan pardons over 300 inmates ahead of Eid

    Oman's Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik has issued a special pardon to over 300 inmates ahead of Eid Al-Fitr which will be celebrated tomorrow for much of the Muslim world. According to Oman News Agency (ONA), "His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik , the Supreme Commander, issues his special pardon...
  • Turkish soldiers fire a cannon at a military base during winter near Turkey-Iraq border in Daglica village of Yuksekova district of Hakkari, Turkey on January 20, 2019 [Özkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency]

    Turkish soldier killed in northern Iraq anti-terror operation

    A Turkish soldier was killed during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkiye's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday, Anadolu reports. Mumin Carkci, an infantry specialist sergeant, was killed in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device on Saturday, according to the ministry. In a statement, it extended...
  • Israeli forces attack Palestinian protestors with rubber bullets and gas bombs in West Bank on March 02, 2022. [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

    5 Palestinians injured as Israeli forces raid West Bank refugee camp

    Five Palestinians were injured Sunday in an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, according to local medical sources, Anadolu reports. Israeli forces raided a number of homes in the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah, triggering clashes with angry residents, eyewitnesses said. Israeli forces used tear gas canisters, rubber...
  • An Egyptian navy craft patrols as ships resume navigation in the Suez Canal, 30 March 2021 [TAREK WAJEH/AFP/Getty Images]

    Egypt's Suez Canal revenues hit all-time high in April- Suez Canal revenues rise by 13.6%

    Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said Sunday that its monthly revenues hit all-time high in April, Anadolu reports. In a statement, the Suez Canal Authority said the international waterway made $629 million in revenues in April, an increase of 13.6% from $553.6 million last year. The strategic waterway raised the...
  • Protesters gather upon calling of Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) to stage a demonstration demanding that the ministries fulfill their reform promises for the region in Kairouan, Tunis on 3 December 2020. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

    Tunisia's labor union calls for national dialogue before 'it's too late'

    Tunisia's powerful labor union on Sunday renewed its call for President Kais Saied to launch a national dialogue to resolve crises in the North African nation before "it is too late," Anadolu reports. "The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) renews its call for the president to…immediately launch national dialogue...
  • A street vendor walks past a mural depicting an Afghan National Army soldier in Kabul on 10 June 2021 [ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images]

    This runaway Afghan general should push his own off button

    I read with some incredulity that a former three-star general in the Afghan National Army is planning to launch a new war against the ruling Taliban eight months after the movement's victory which brought an end to a brutal 20-year conflict involving US-led NATO forces. According to defeated Lieutenant...
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    Harvard University student newspaper endorses BDS movement

    Harvard University's student-run daily newspaper has announced its support for and endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Israeli occupation, making it one of the most significant steps by an American university against the occupation. The Harvard Crimson Editorial Board announced in its paper yesterday...
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    Female engineer: 'We can take Palestine to space and beyond'

    When Bayan Abu Salameh enrolled in a mechanical engineering degree, she was one of only four women in an intake of more than 70 students at Birzeit University, north of Ramallah. Her career choice had previously encountered doubts among her schoolteachers and peers, who questioned whether it was suitable...
  • Fishermen sail to the sea at the Port of Gaza in Gaza City, Gaza on 5 January 2021 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

    Gaza's fishermen struggling for a catch to feed their families 

    As International Workers' Day approaches in the besieged Gaza Strip, the precarity of the fishing industry evokes a sense of persistence and insistence amid obvious anguish and hardship. Fishing along the blockaded coastal enclave is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, as fishermen can come under...
  • Libya's National Oil Company in the northern town of Ras Lanuf, on 3 June 2020 [AFP via Getty Images]

    Libya's NOC warns of 'environmental disaster' amid oil blockade

    Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Saturday warned of an "impending environmental disaster" as a result of oil leaks due to lack of enough storage capacity for crude oil, Anadolu Agency reports. "We have lost a lot of storage capacity and therefore we will not be able to store...
  • A demonstrator displays a placard reading: "Palestinian Lives Matter" during a pro-Palestinian protest in Berlin on May 19, 2021 [JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Germany temporarily bans pro-Palestine protests in Berlin

    Authorities in the German capital Berlin have banned all pro-Palestine protests until 2 May, alleging that some protesters have made antisemitic remarks. A protest in support of Palestinians was scheduled to take place in Berlin yesterday – titled 'protest against Israeli aggression in Jerusalem' – but was cancelled by...
  • A woman waves an Egyptian flag in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul on march 2, 2019 during a demonstration against death penalties in Egypt after the recent execution of nine men. [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Egyptian TV channel pulls out of Turkey, signalling end of base for Egypt opposition

    An Egyptian opposition television channel has announced that it is pulling out from its offices in Turkey, as Ankara and Cairo continue to move towards re-establishing full diplomatic ties. In a statement released by the channel Mekameleen yesterday, it announced that it had decided to leave its base in...
  • KHARTOUM, SUDAN - MARCH 8: People stage a protest demanding the Sovereignty Council, which is under military rule, be dissolved and the administration should be handed over to the civilians as soon as possible in Khartoum, Sudan on March 8, 2022. ( Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency )

    Sudan braces for protests marking deadly sit-in dispersal

    Sudan braces for protests on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of a deadly sit-in dispersal, in which dozens of protesters were killed, Anadolu Agency reports. More than 60 protesters were killed when security forces violently dispersed a protest camp outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on...
  • Israeli forces in the West Bank on 4 March 2022 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

    Hundreds mourn Palestinian youth killed by Israel in West Bank

    Hundreds of Palestinians mourned a youth killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports. A 27-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces in the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry. The circumstances of...
  • Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa Mosque on April 17, 2022 in Jerusalem. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Tension between Egypt, Israel over Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Egypt and Israel have been at odds over the "provocative" situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque, senior Palestinian sources told Rai Al-Youm on Friday. The sources stated that Egypt had threatened Israel that it would stop its mediation between the Israeli occupation state and the Palestinian resistance. The sources shared that...
  • Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, speaks at a UN Security Council [DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images]

    UN calls for Syria to cooperate with OPCW

    Syria's continued failure to remedy outstanding issues prevents the international community from confirming the elimination of its chemical weapons programme, a top United Nations (UN) disarmament official told the Security Council on Friday. During the Security Council meeting, members traded allegations that the work of the Organisation for the...
  • Iranian Quds force commander Esmail Ghaani speaks during a ceremony on the occasion of the first anniversary of death of former Iran's Quds force commander Qasem Soleimani in Tehran, on January 1, 2021 [STR/AFP via Getty Images]

    Iran claims successful drone mission in Israel

    Chief Commander of the Quds Brigade in the Iran Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani revealed on Friday that Iran had carried out a successful drone mission in Israel, Arabic Post reported. According to Arabic Post, Iranian media reported Ghaani stating that 41 Israeli fighter aircraft failed to intercept the...
  • JERUSALEM - APRIL 15: Palestinians chant slogans against Israel after about 60,000 Palestinians performed the second Friday prayers of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on April 15, 2022. ( Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency )

    Hamas: 'Jerusalem will remain pivot of liberation struggle' 

    The Islamic Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas announced on Friday: "Jerusalem will remain the pivot of the struggle until the liberation of Palestine and return to our homeland." Marking International Quds Day, Hamas stressed: "The Israeli occupation crimes will not lead to the implementation of the Judaisation of Jerusalem, desecrating...
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    There are certain foods that signal Ramadan and are pretty much consumed during that month and forgotten the rest of the year, like atayef and sambousa. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, I think they make these dishes extra special. One of the desserts that is an immediate sign...
  • Image of former Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon [Marc Müller/Wikipedia]

    Ya'alon: Israel facing 'internal threat'

    Former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon announced on Friday that Israel is not currently facing an "external, but internal" threat, the Akka news website reported. Ya'alon, who served thirty-seven years in the Israel Defence Forces, rising to the position of chief of the general staff, posted on Twitter:...
  • Palestinian worshippers, move for passing through the Qalandiya checkpoint from Ramallah into Jerusalem to attend the third Friday prayer of Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on April 22, 2022, in Ramallah, West Bank [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

    Palestinians face danger reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Thousands of Palestinians have challenged the Israeli closure of the occupied city of Jerusalem, putting themselves in danger trying to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque. During his stay inside the third holiest place for Muslims, a Quds Press reporter met with several Palestinians who faced dangerdue to the Israeli siege imposed...
  • Israeli security forces near Israel's Ofer Prison in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 16 April 2015 [Shadi Hatem/Apaimages]

    Palestine administrative detainees continue boycott of Israel courts for day 113

    Around 500 Palestinian administrative detainees, detained without trial or charge, have been boycotting Israeli military courts for the 113th consecutive day, the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced on Friday. The administrative detainees are taking the measure to underscore the need to end this cruel, unjust practice that helps maintain Israel's...
  • A pro-Haftar soldier escorting a prisoner captured by Haftar's forces during their offensive on the vicinity of the capital Tripoli, alleged to be part of mercenaries from Syria [ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP via Getty Images]

    Russia withdraws mercenaries from Libya amid setbacks in Ukraine invasion

    Russia has withdrawn around 1,200 of its mercenaries from Libya, amid a series of setbacks in its offensive in Ukraine and the pressure it has reportedly put on its military manpower. According to the Financial Times, unnamed Libyan officials told it that 200 Russians belonging to the mercenary Wagner...
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    Turkiye extends helping hand to flood-hit people in South Africa

    Turkish Embassy in Pretoria and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), on Friday, delivered food packages in the KwaZulu-Natal state in eastern South Africa to assist hundreds of families affected by floods that wreaked havoc on the region on 11 April, Anadolu News Agency reports. An aid distribution ceremony...
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    Israel approves new 31-unit settlement construction in Hebron

    The Israeli Supreme Court today approved the construction of a 31-unit six-storey settler apartment complex in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, known as the Hezekiah Quarter. The court rejected a petition submitted by the Peace Now rights group and the Municipality of Hebron against the complex, which is built...
  • A boy brought the hefty shell piece from the Golan Heights and hoped to keep it as a souvenir [@archer_rs/Twitter]

    Panic at Israeli airport as American tourist tried to take unexploded shell 'souvenir'

    A stampede broke out at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv when American tourists tried to take an unexploded shell through security as a 'souvenir', local media reports. According to the report, passengers in the departure lounge at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv rushed for the exits after...
  • Right-wing Israelis vandalise landmark Jaffa mosque [Facebook]

    Right-wing Israelis vandalise landmark Jaffa mosque

    A landmark mosque in the ancient city of Jaffa, adjacent to Tel Aviv, was vandalised overnight by a group of right-wing Israelis, reported Wafa news agency. Ahmed Abu Ajweh, imam of Hassan Bek Mosque, shared two photos on Facebook to show the Star of David and the Israeli flag spray-painted on...
  • Men prepare food as Iraqi Muslims gather to break their fast on April 22, 2022 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]

    Iraq declares state of high alert for Eid Al-Fitr holiday

    Fearing possible suicide attacks on soft targets, Iraqi authorities on Friday announced a state of high alert for the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Fitr, Anadolu News Agency reports. "The Iraqi forces will enter a state of alert level C (maximum) starting from 1 May to 5 May, to secure...
  • Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, is visiting Saudi Arabia [@Saudi_Gazette/Twitter]

    New Pakistan PM visits Saudi Arabia to renew ties, sparks protests in Madinah

    Pakistan's new Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, is visiting Saudi Arabia this week in a bid to strengthen ties with the Kingdom and possibly gain more financial support, in what is his first foreign trip since assuming office earlier this month. Landing in the Islamic holy city of Madinah yesterday,...
  • Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr holds a press conference in Najaf, Iraq on November 18, 2021 [Karar Essa/Anadolu Agency]

    Iraq's Sadrist movement denies deal to form gov't

    The Iraqi Sadrist movement, led by Muqtada Al-Sadr, yesterday denied media reports claiming it had held political meetings with the Coordination Framework forces to discuss forming the next government. The head of the Sadrist parliamentary bloc, MP Hassan Al-Adhari, described in a statement the media reports as false, adding...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) at Al-Salam Royal Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 28, 2022 [TUR Presidency/ Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Anadolu Agency]
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    Erdogan meets Saudi leaders in first visit since Khashoggi murder

    Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, late on April 28, in his first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2017 after the killing of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, on the premises of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. Erdogan was accompanied by...
  • Muslim worshippers pray on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Al-Azhar Mosque in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on April 27, 2022 [MOHAMED HOSSAM/AFP via Getty Images]

    Egypt violating right to worship by imposing prayer restriction in Ramadan says HRW

    Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments should end all arbitrary restrictions on religious gatherings, prayers and practices during the final days of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid celebrations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. Earlier this month the ministry announced a ban on special Ramadan night prayers and imposed restrictions...
  • Migrants huddle together, brought to port by the UK Border Force after being picked up crossing the English Channel from France on April 14, 2022, in the marina at Dover, on the south-east coast of England [GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images]

    UN: Over 3,000 people died or went missing at sea in hope of reaching Europe

    More than 3,000 people died or went missing while trying to cross into European countries in 2021, an official from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, and Anadolu News Agency reports. The people died or went missing while attempting to cross the Central and Western Mediterranean and...
  • An execution is about to take place using the method of hanging [Patrick Feller/Flickr]

    Report: 'Alarming' rise in Iran executions in 2021

    Two non-governmental organisations said they have recorded an "alarming" increase in the application of the death penalty in Iran with a rise of 25 per cent in 2021 compared to the previous year. The 14th annual report on the death penalty issued by the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR)...
  • Sheikh Najeh Bakirat, the Deputy Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf [@PalEvePlus/Twitter]

    Israel rejects new unarmed Waqf guards at Al-Aqsa Mosque

    The appointment of new Palestinian Waqf guards at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is being rejected by Israel occupation authorities amid escalating tension in the compound during the holy month of Ramadan. The Jordan-run Islamic Waqf urgently needs new security to oversee the compound and maintain the safety of Palestinian worshippers...
  • Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer speaks to locals during local election campaigning on April 28, 2022 in Workington, England [Ian Forsyth/Getty Images]

    UK Labour canvasses with Israel politicians in effort to win Jewish votes

    UK Labour leader Keir Starmer and senior shadow cabinet ministers are said to be on a charm offensive to woe Britain's Jewish community by canvassing for next week's local elections with officials from Israel's Labor Party. That's according to a report in the Guardian which said that a delegation from Israel...
  • Palestinians perform the last Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadanlast Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem, on April 29, 2022 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Palestinians perform last Friday prayer of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Palestinian worshippers performed the last Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque despite Israeli restrictions, Anadolu News Agency reports. "160,000 worshippers performed the fourth Friday prayer of the month of Ramadan in Al-Aqsa Mosque," Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, Director-General of the Islamic Endowments Department in...
  • Israeli security forces evacuate a Palestinian man who was denied passage at a checkpoint to reach the city of Jerusalem to attend the last Friday prayers of Ramadan in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, on April 29, 2022 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]

    42 Palestinians injured in Israeli police intervention

    At least 12 people were injured on Friday in an Israeli police intervention with plastic bullets and sound bombs after dawn prayer, Anadolu News Agency reports. Israeli police intervened after Palestinian youths entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem from Bab Al-Maghrib, one of the gates to the...
  • The Saudi Arabia national flag on October 5, 2018 [Chris McGrath/Getty Images]

    Saudi Arabia arrests 235 civil servants on corruption charges 

    Saudi Arabia has arrested 234 state employees across eight ministries on charges of "bribery, forgery and power abuse," the country's Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) announced yesterday. "The authority has carried out 4,286 rounds of oversight, and investigated 634 cases, resulting in detecting crimes of bribery, abuse of power,...
  • Thousands of Iranians attended a rally in Tehran to mark International Quds Day
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    Iranians hold nationwide rallies to mark International Quds Day

    Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in nationwide rallies on Friday to mark International Quds Day, an annual event to express solidarity with the people of Palestine, Anadolu News Agency reports. This year's rallies came after a two-year hiatus and saw the participation of top Iranian...
  • Jordanian Crown Prince, Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II (C) [@RHCJO/Twitter]

    Jordan's crown prince sworn in as deputy king

    Jordanian Crown Prince, Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II, was sworn in yesterday as deputy king. Al-Mamlaka quoted local sources as saying that the prince had taken the constitutional oath "in the presence of the ministry body" to cover the duties of the king during his absence from the kingdom....
  • Thumbnail - Pleas for Elon Musk to buy up Lebanon
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    Pleas for Elon Musk to buy up Lebanon

    READ: Elon Musk says will donate $6bn if UN can prove it will end world hunger...
  • Lebanese passports on August 31, 2021 [ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images]

    Lebanon runs out of passports, say officials 

    Lebanon's passports authority yesterday said it had halted receiving citizens' renewal requests as new passports stock and cash deplete due to the "huge demand". "Since 2020, requests for passport renewals have been ten times higher than in previous years, which has piled pressure on passport centres and "affected available...
  • Israels Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L) welcomes Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on March 27, 2022 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Morocco anti-normalisation body calls for annulling ties with Israel

    The General Arab Conference "United Against Normalisation" of Morocco yesterday called to end normalisation deals with Israel. The conference stressed, in a statement on International Quds Day, that "resisting normalisation and boycotting the enemy is the task of the honourable people of the nation and the free people...
  • Iranian Mohamad Bagher Ghalibaf in Tehran on May 28, 2020 [STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Hamas delegation meets with Iran parliament speaker

    A senior Hamas delegation yesterday met with Iranian Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, in the Iranian capital Tehran and discussed the latest developments in Palestine, Anadolu news agency reported. A statement issued by Hamas said the delegation included members of the movement's political bureau, Khalil Al-Hayya, Osama Hamdan, and the movement's representative...
  • LNGT floating storage on 19 April 2022 [Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

    Qatar awards major LNG field expansion project contract

    The state-owned oil and gas company QatarEnergy yesterday awarded a major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the North Field East LNG expansion to a consortium of Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas and China's Wison Engineering, Anadolu reported. QatarEnergy said in a statement that the consortium would work on the expansion of...
  • The Al Riffa container ship docked on 29, 2022 [Angel Garcia/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

    Gulf doubled oil supplies to Europe to cover Russia shortage

    Supplies of transportation fuel from the Arab Gulf region to Europe have increased 130 per cent, as the Federation of Arabian Gulf States covers the current supply shortage from Russia due to sanctions resulting from its war on Ukraine, Bloomberg has reported. According to the data collected by Bloomberg, supplies of transportation...
  • vEgyptian men work in a bakery at a market in Cairo, on March 17, 2022. [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Cost of the Ukraine war felt in Africa, Global South 

    While international news headlines remain largely focused on the war in Ukraine, little attention is given to the horrific consequences of the war which are felt in many regions around the world. Even when these repercussions are discussed, disproportionate coverage is allocated to European countries, like Germany and Austria,...
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    Settlers raze Palestinian land in Nablus

    Illegal Israeli  settlers razed Palestinian-owned lands in Al-Naqoura and Sebastia villages northwest of the West Bank city of Nablus yesterday, the Palestinian Information Centre reported. The settlers razing Palestinian-owned lands in basin 12 of Naqoura village and basin 4 of Sebastia village near Nablus-Jenin Street, according to the Mayor of Sebastia,...
  • People holding photos of Palestinian inmates gather outside United Nations building to mark "Palestinian Prisoners Day" in Beirut, Lebanon on 14 April 2022. [Hussam Shbaro - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel transfers Palestinian prisoner to hospital

    Palestinian prisoner, Nasser Abu Hamid, has been transferred from Ramleh prison to Tel HaShomer Hospital, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) reported. "Prisoner Abu Hamid suffers from serious health complications after his health deteriorated once again," the PPS said in a brief statement yesterday. In August 2021, Abu Hamid was...
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