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    Israel damaged 1,500 housing units in Gaza

    Some 1,500 housing units were damaged during Israel's latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, the Government Media Office in Gaza said yesterday, adding that 16 others were completely destroyed, according to the Palestinian Information Centre. "Nine buildings in addition to 16 housing units were completely destroyed, while in total 1,500 housing...
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    Jordan Businessmen Association launches campaign for Gaza

    The Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA) yesterday launched a donation campaign to "support the brotherly Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip" through the Jordan Hashemite Charitable Organisation, Quds Press reported. The body called on the business community in Jordan to contribute to the campaign in support of "the great sacrifice...
  • Israel targeted Palestinian Islamic Jihad due to its closeness to Iran

    It is common knowledge that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) resistance movement maintains the strongest links with Iran and is ideologically closer to the Islamic Republic compared with the Gaza-based Hamas, although both receive funding and arms from Tehran. Of the two, the PIJ is also the more militant...
  • Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki [Chatham House/Flickr
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    African Union: Targeting of civilians stark violation of international law

    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday criticised the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, saying that targeting civilians is a "stark violation of international law." "The targeting of civilians and the continued illegal occupation by Israeli security forces of the occupied territories, are...
  • Members of Al-Quds Brigades, armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Movement break their fast as they keep guard at the Israeli border during the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan in Khan Yunis, Gaza on 13 June, 2017 [Ali Jadallah /Anadolu Agency]
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    Islamic Jihad: We have power enough to turn Israel towns around Gaza into 'hell'

    Islamic Jihad (PIJ) said yesterday that it has power enough to turn Israeli communities which surround Gaza into "hell". In a statement reported by local media, Abu-Hamza, spokesman of PIJ's military wing Al-Quds Brigades, said: "All power we used during the battle with the Israeli occupation was part of...
  • Hamas spokesman Hazim Qasem [hazemaq/Twitter]
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    Hamas calls on world to hold Israel accountable for its crimes

    The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas yesterday called on the international community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes, spokesman Hazem Qasem said. Speaking to Anadolu, Qasem said: "Israel carries out war crimes and state terrorism against the Palestinians. This makes it necessary to hold it accountable at all...
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    Gaza ceasefire between Islamic Jihad and Israel takes effect

    Egyptian sources announced late on Sunday that a ceasefire agreement was reached between Islamic Jihad and Israel to take effect from 11:30pm local time. Officials on both sides confirmed the agreement and thanked Egypt's mediators. According to Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Al-Nakhalah in a press conference in Tehran, the...
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    Gaza healthcare system on verge of collapse

    The healthcare system in the besieged Gaza Strip is on the verge of collapse, Palestinian officials warned on Sunday. They blame the ongoing 15-year Israeli siege of the occupied Palestinian territory and the large of number of casualties during Israel's latest military offensive. Moreover, for the fifth consecutive day,...
  • Mohammad Ali Jafari [Wikipedia]
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    Iran: 'False Israeli calculations speed up collapse,' says Revolutionary Guard Corps

    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Sunday that, "False Israeli calculations reinforce Palestinian resistance and accelerate collapse." The IRGC was highly critical of the latest Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip. "This new crime carried out by the racist entity and the killer of...
  • Israeli police arrest a Bedouin man in the village of Al-Atrash in the Negev desert on 13 January 2022 [Mücahit Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel arrested 150 Palestinians since start of August

    Israel has arrested about 150 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank since the start of this month, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC) said yesterday. According to the PPC, the majority of those detained where held in the West Bank cities of Jenin and Hebron. In a statement, the PPC...
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    Israel: We have bank of targets in Gaza

    Israel's Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern has said that the occupation army has a bank of targets in Gaza, pledging a "strong response" against anyone fighting Israel, Rai Al-Youm reported yesterday. Speaking to Israeli media, Stern claimed that Israel has the right to continue its strikes against Palestinians in the...
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    UN envoy backs ceasefire, will follow up issue of Islamic Jihad prisoners

    The UN envoy to the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said yesterday that the world body has been "intensively engaged" in helping Israel and Islamic Jihad agree to a ceasefire. "The United Nations has been intensively engaged and closely working with Egypt on mediating a restoration of calm,"...
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    Somali parliament approves new cabinet

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    Gaza's sole power plant shuts down amid Israeli closures

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    Hundreds of Israelis storm Al-Aqsa complex amid Gaza attacks

    Hundreds of Israeli settlers forced their way into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian official. The official with the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department told Anadolu Agency that the settlers entered the site through the mosque's Al-Mugharbah Gate under Israeli police protection. He...
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    Saudi Arabia condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza- calls for protection of civilians

    Saudi Arabia late Saturday condemned the ongoing Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, which left at least 29 Palestinians dead and dozens injured. A statement by the Saudi Foreign Ministry said the kingdom stands by the Palestinian people, calling on the international community to "shoulder its responsibility to end...
  • Image of Ayman Al-Zawahiri [Hamid Mir/Wikipedia]
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    The killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri

    For some time now, Al-Qaeda had stopped being the primary target of policy and counterterrorist experts. The erstwhile most dangerous terrorist group in the war on terror following its attacks on the United States on 9/11 had largely been inactive, particularly in Afghanistan. No longer responsible for any incident...
  • Mehray Mezensof and her husband Mirzat Taher
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    The Chinese gov't arrested my Uyghur husband, jailed him for 25 years for visiting Turkiye

    Every now and then, the world is fed a dizzying kaleidoscope of tormenting Uyghur accounts. There are millions. In May, the BBC published a damning report proving up to 1.2 million Uyghur Muslims have been detained and mistreated "not for what they've done but for who they are". A...
  • Children react following an Israeli airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp, north of Gaza City, Gaza on August 7, 2022. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]
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    Ten killed, including 4 children in two Israel strikes in Gaza

    At least ten people, including four children aged between 9 and 11 have been killed in Israeli air strikes in northern and southern Gaza. Since the start of the Israeli strikes on Friday afternoon, there were the most violent Israeli attacks as they also left about 40 others wounded....
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    Gaza death toll rises to 15, wounded to 125, MoH says

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has said that the death toll from Israeli bombing of Gaza, which has continued for the second day, rose to 15 in addition to 125 wounded, a statement said. Among the 15 dead, the statement said, a 5-year-old girl. The ministry stated...
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    Turkiye, Pakistan condemn Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

    Turkiye and Pakistan have strongly condemned Israel's airstrikes on the Gaza Strip yesterday which killed over a dozen Palestinians. Israel yesterday launched a series of airstrikes against the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad and one of its key commanders Taysir al-Jabari, causing the group and its allies in the...
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    Middle East Peace Process UN envoy 'deeply concerned' about Gaza escalation

    United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland has expressed his "deep concern" over the ongoing escalation in Gaza. "I am deeply concerned by the ongoing escalation between Palestinian militants and Israel, including the targeted killing today of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside...
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    Tunisia: Ennahda urges government to announce reality of economy

    The Ennahda Movement issued a statement on Friday calling on the Tunisian government to reveal the reality of the economic, financial and social situation and to "stop adopting misleading policies". The movement called on the country's government: "To seriously focus on providing basic materials that have been absent for...
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    Tunisia: Administrative Court rejects 2 appeals against Constitution referendum results

    The Administrative Court in Tunisia announced the issuance of two first instance judgements about the appeals against the results of the 25 July referendum. The judgements ruled on rejecting the appeal submitted by the I Watch organisation and accepting the appeal submitted by the Echaâb Yourid party in form...
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    Israel's offensive on Gaza continues, mediators unable to stop it

    The Israeli bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip continues for the second day, and mediators seem unable to stop it. Early on Saturday morning, the Israeli occupation army announced it was preparing for a "week-long operation" against Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. Israeli media reported Israeli occupation army...
  • Palestinians hold funerals for those martyred in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip on 5 August 2022 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Rights groups condemn Israel's attacks on Gaza

    Two rights groups on Friday condemned the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza and the killing of Palestinians, including a woman and child, Anadolu Agency reported. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) posted on Twitter: " Israel is bombing Gaza again. Gaza has been under illegal siege for fifteen years –...
  • Palestinians hold funerals for those martyred in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip on 5 August 2022 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Maarouf: 'Alert level raised in all official institutions'

    Head of Gaza's media office Salama Maarouf announced on Friday that the alert level had been raised in all official institutions in Gaza. This followed the Israeli occupation's launch of a military operation, Operation Breaking Dawn, against Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip. "In light of the aggression...
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    Russia announces elimination of opposition fighters trained by US Special Forces in Syria

    The Russian Defence Ministry announced on Friday that its air forces had "eliminated" a group of opposition fighters trained by the US in Syria on 4 August. The ministry's statement read: "On 4 August, after the routine reconnaissance operations, Russian fighters eliminated a group of militants from the Martyrs...
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    France suspends decision to deport imam to Morocco

    The French judiciary on Friday suspended the decision to deport Imam Hassan Iquioussen to Morocco, noting that the deportation would be a "disproportionate attack" on his private life and family. Immediately after the court's decision, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced that he would file an appeal with the Conseil...
  • Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Jerusalem on 8 April 2022 [GPO/Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel's defence minister approves calling up 25,000 reservists

    Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz on Friday approved calling up 25,000 reservist soldiers, according to a statement reported by Israeli media. The statement, which was issued by Gantz's office, said: "Defence Minister Benny Gantz has approved the call-up of up to 25,000 reservist troops if required." READ: Israeli forces carry...
  • Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on Palestinian Halife family's building in Gaza City, Gaza on August 6, 2022. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]
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    Palestine: Presidency demands immediate stop of attack on Gaza

    The Palestinian presidency condemned Israel's aggression against the Gaza Strip on Friday and demanded its immediate cessation, holding the occupying forces responsible for the dangerous escalation. In a statement, the presidency called on the international community to force Israel to:"Stop its aggression against our people everywhere, specifically in Gaza,...
  • Palestinians hold funerals for those martyred in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip on 5 August 2022 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Islamic Jihad: Israel disrespects Egypt's mediator

    Following the Israeli assassination of its military leader in Gaza, Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Friday accused Israel of disrespecting the Egyptian mediator. Speaking to journalists in Gaza, Islamic Jihad's media chief Daud Shehab shared that his movement had been in contact with Egypt: "Just one hour before the attack...
  • Head of Greece intelligence resigns following spyware scandal

    The Greek Prime Minister's office announced on Friday the resignation of the head of Greece's intelligence service, Panagiotis Kontoleon, amid an alleged spyware scandal against a politician and journalist using the illegal surveillance malware, Predator. The Greek government's statement noted: "The national intelligence head submitted his resignation, which was...
  • Palestinians hold funerals for those martyred in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip on 5 August 2022 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Qatar condemns Israel's aggression on Gaza

    Qatar on Friday condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip that has so far led to ten deaths and 65 injuries. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar: "Expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the recent Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, which...
  • Palestinians hold funerals for those martyred in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip on 5 August 2022 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Hamas mourns leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing

    The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas on Friday mourned Tayseer Al-Jaabari, the senior military commander of the Islamic Jihad's military wing, Al-Quds Brigades. The Israeli occupation army carried out several air strikes in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing ten people, including Al-Jaabari and a five-year-old girl, and wounding 55...
  • General Secretary of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhalah speaks during an event organized to mark the 34th anniversary of the establishment of "Palestinian Islamic Jihad" in Gaza on 6 October 2021. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]
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    Islamic Jihad: 'Israel started the battle and does not know how to stop it'

    Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Al-Nakhalah announced on Friday: "The enemy started the battle and does not know how to stop it. Therefore, it should expect a strong retaliation." Al-Nakhalah asserted: "This moment is serious and decisive, and the priority is the resilience of the resistance...
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen (L) at Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 27, 2022. [Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency]
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    The Intricate Fight for Africa: the Legacy of the Soviet Union vs. Western Colonialism

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent tour in Africa was meant to be a game changer, not only in terms of Russia's relations with the continent, but in the global power struggle involving the US, Europe, China, India, Turkiye and others. Many media reports and analyses placed Lavrov's visit...
  • TEHRAN, IRAN - JULY 19: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) in Tehran, Iran on July 19, 2022. ( Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency )
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    Russia turns to Turkiye to lessen sanctions' impact, Washington Post says

    Russia is turning to Turkiye as it tries to decrease the harming level of Western sanctions to its economy following its invasion of Ukraine, Washington Post says in an in-depth news analysis piece. According to the analysis, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is set to meet his Turkish counterpart, Recep...
  • An aerial view of Sierra Leone-flagged dry cargo ship Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tons of corn, departed from the port of Odessa arrives at the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus Strait, in Istanbul, Turkiye on August 03, 2022. [Lokman Akkaya - Anadolu Agency]
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    Turkiye: Three more grain ships sail from Ukraine

    Three more ships loaded with grain sailed from Ukraine on Friday under an UN-backed deal lifting Russia's blockade of the Black Sea, Turkiye's Defence Ministry said, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, the departure of grain ships came as Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russian President,...
  • A picture taken on February 24, 2018 from Lebanon's southern border town of Naqura on the border with Israel, south of Beirut, shows the maritime boundaries between Lebanon and Israel. [JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israeli security officials warn of Hezbollah escalation if no agreement with Lebanon on maritime border

    Senior Israeli officials warned, Thursday, that the chances of a confrontation with the Lebanese Hezbollah group will increase, if Tel Aviv did not reach an agreement with Lebanon regarding the maritime borders. This came during a cabinet security meeting attended by Chief of Staff, Aviv Kohavi, Military Intelligence Chief,...
  • Late Palestinian poet and journalist Mahmoud Darwish gestures during his show in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, 15 July 2007 [GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Israel Uni postpones hearing against student accused of 'supporting terrorism' for quoting Mahmoud Darwish

    Ben-Gurion University has postponed the disciplinary hearing of a Palestinian student, who was accused of "supporting terrorism" after using the term 'martyr' at a memorial event to mark Nakba Day. The student, Watan Madi, used the term while quoting Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, during a speech that concluded the...
  • Pro-Sadr supporters perform Friday prayer in Iraq's Green Zone
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    Pro-Sadr supporters perform Friday prayer in Iraq's Green Zone

    READ: Iraq Popular Mobilisation Forces reject Sadr's call to dissolve Parliament...
  • A woman helps children study under candle light during a power cut in Khan Yunis, Gaza on August 18, 2020. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]
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    Gaza sole power plant to shut down as Israel tightens siege for third day

    Palestinian officials in the besieged Gaza Strip warned Thursday that the enclave's only power plant will have to shut down within 48 hours if Israel's blockade is not lifted, amid rising tension on the border area following the Israeli army arrest of an Islamic Jihad leader, Bassam Al-Saadi, on...
  • Four dead, including 5-year-old boy, as Israel strikes Gaza
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    Ten dead, including 5-year-old boy, as Israel strikes Gaza

    Israeli occupation army has carried out several air strikes in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing ten people, including a five-year-old boy, and wounding 55 others, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said. One of the dead was identified as Tayseer Al-Jaabari, commander of of the military wing of...
  • Image of militants raising the Iraq and Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) flag [Mahmoud Hosseini/Wikipedia]
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    Iraq Popular Mobilisation Forces reject Sadr's call to dissolve Parliament

    Iraq's Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces (Hashd Al-Shaabi) rejected, on Thursday, the call of Iraqi Shia cleric and head of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada Al-Sadr, to dissolve Parliament and hold early elections, Anadolu news agency reported. Lead of the Popular Mobilisation Forces, Falih Al-Fayyad, said in a statement to Al...
  • People stage a protest against comments by President of France Emmanuel Macron defending caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in France and the's anti-Islam remarks in front of the French Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 2, 2020 [Anton Raharjo - Anadolu Agency]
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    UN condemns France's violation of Muslim headscarf rights

    A United Nations panel yesterday ruled that France had violated an "international human rights treaty" by preventing a Muslim woman from wearing her headscarf in school. The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) said in a statement that the French move had violated "rights guaranteed under the International Covenant on Civil...
  • TEHRAN, IRAN - JULY 19: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) in Tehran, Iran on July 19, 2022. ( Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency )
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    War in Ukraine cannot be ended by ignoring Russia - Erdogan Aide

    A top aide to Turkiye's President said on Friday the international community cannot end the war in Ukraine by ignoring Moscow, as Tayyip Erdogan headed to Russia to meet his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Reuters reports. The meeting, less than three weeks since they held talks in Tehran, comes after...
  • Rached Ghannouchi, head of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party, delivers his speech in Sfax on 5 June 2022 [HOUSSEM ZOUARI/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Ghannouchi: Tunisia may ban Ennahda from running in elections, or dissolve it

    On Thursday, 4 August 2022, the Head of the Ennahda Movement and Speaker of Parliament, Rached Ghannouchi, did not rule out excluding the Movement from the upcoming legislative elections or even issuing a decision to dissolve it. According to an interview, the Arabic France 24 channel said that it...
  • Image of labourers building units of homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem [Sliman Khader/Apaimages]
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    Israel approves construction of 1,400 settlement units in East Jerusalem

    Israeli authorities yesterday approved the construction of 1,400 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. The new units will be built in an area northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, bordering the East Jerusalem towns of Beit Safafa and Sur Baher, Mondoweiss reported. The new settlements...
  • Israeli forces carry out strike in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
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    Israeli forces carry out strike in Gaza

    This is a developing story. Israeli forces have begun an operation hitting targets in the Gaza strip, the military said on Friday, following days of friction after the arrest of a senior Palestinian resistance leader, Reuters reports. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that seven people have...
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