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    Norwegian MP calls for boycott of Israel over its Gaza offensive

    Norwegian leftist parties supported a call by a member of parliament to boycott Israeli products against the backdrop of the deadly Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Anadolu agency reported Sunday. Labor Party MP and chairwoman of the defence and foreign affairs committee in the Norwegian parliament, Anniken Huitfeldt,...
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    Israel commits more massacres in Gaza overnight

    More than 40 Palestinian civilians were killed overnight, and more than 400 were wounded, in Al-Sheja’ia neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City. The figures were released by Dr Nasser Al-Tatar, the Director of Al-Shifa Hospital. Analysts are comparing the massacres to those in the Palestinian refugee camps of...
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    Members of UAE 'aid convoy' revealed as intelligence agents

    Forty members of the UAE “aid convoy” which entered the Gaza Strip last week have been revealed as intelligence agents. They were, it is believed, trying to collect information about Hamas and its infrastructure in the besieged territory. According to one informed source, a local Palestinian recognised one of...
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    Weapons to Israel and the upholding of false narratives

    The settler-colonial state’s imperialist allies have exhausted all perfunctory rhetoric of alleged concern in their futile attempt to ward off outrage at the obscene support for Israel’s ongoing massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. Ensuring no doubt remains regarding the maintenance of such depravity, Operation Protective Edge has also been...
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    Palestine, the occupation and the resistance for beginners

    In March 1955, an Israeli army unit attacked a camp belonging to the Egyptian army inside the Gaza Strip, which was entrusted to Egypt after the 1948 war. The Israelis killed 36 Egyptian soldiers in cold blood and wounded 28 others. One of the perpetrators was the infamous Ariel...
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    French foreign minister: Gaza ceasefire efforts have failed

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Saturday that Gaza ceasefire efforts have failed, Israeli radio reported. In press statements following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening, Fabius expressed his concerns that the failure to reach a ceasefire would lead to more civilian casualties....
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    Footage shows dozens of bodies in Gaza's Shujaya

    A video displayed Sunday by Hamas-run Al-Aqsa satellite channel showed dozens of bodies scattered on the streets of al-Shujaya district in eastern Gaza City in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling in the area. The video showed Palestinian families fleeing their homes amid cries and screams, just moments after...
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    Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor

    Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent. The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working...
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    Ten of thousands of people hit London's streets in protest against attack on Gaza

    Ten of thousands of protestors descended upon London’s streets on Saturday to condemn Israel’s attack on Gaza. Despite the blazing heat Palestine supporters continued chanting slogans such as “free Palestine” along the 3 mile march from Downing Street to the Israeli Embassy. Along the way, London hotspots such as...
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    Letter from Gaza: The story of my grief

    Israeli warplanes do not leave the skies of the Gaza Strip even at the time of truce. Almost every day unmanned or jet warplanes fly overhead. From time to time these planes target farmland, factories, workshops and houses. People in the Gaza Strip have become acquainted with the sounds...
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    Palestinian resistance targets Israeli tank, killing and wounding soldiers

    The Palestinian Al-Quds Brigades has said that it directly targeted on Friday evening an Israeli tank in the city of Beit Hanoun in the north of the Gaza Strip a statement said. Al-Quds Brigades is the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, which is involved along with Hamas in...
  • Open the border, or the Egyptian initiative will be another strike against Gaza

    Having a neutral position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is to have a bias towards the aggressor. Israel does not need anyone to help it militarily or on the intelligence level, or anyone to understand its criminal tendencies; it needs people to turn a blind eye to its crimes. Being...
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    The Egyptian ceasefire initiative and the questions it raises

    The diplomacy behind the Gaza ceasefire efforts face some critical moments. The intention appears to be to have the Arab League adopt the Egyptian initiative and force it on the Palestinians; it could even be promoted internationally as a political document in a dysfunctional and troubled negotiating process. How...
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    US, Israel looking for new mediator for ceasefire after failure Egyptian initiative

    A diplomatic source told Arabi 21 that the US and Israel are looking for an alternative negotiator to Egypt in order to mediate a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian resistance, Arabi 21 website reported on Friday. The website also reported that Anadolu news agency has said Israel has...
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    Erdogan: Israel will sink in the blood it sheds

    Turkish presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Israel will “sink in the blood it is shedding in the Gaza Strip and all parts of Palestine sooner or later,” Anadolu news agency reported. Speaking after an Iftar gathering in the presence of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas,...
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    Al-Hariri: Lebanon in danger as Hezbollah fights in Syria

    Former Lebanese Prime Minister and head of Future Party Sa’d al-Hariri said on Friday that Lebanon is in danger as Hezbollah continues to fight in Syria. In a televised speech he delivered during an Iftar gathering for his party, he criticised the international silence towards “Israeli massacres” of the...
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    Hamas commends withdrawal of Ecuadorian ambassador from Tel-Aviv

    The Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas hailed on Friday the Ecuadorian decision to withdraw his country’s ambassador to Tel-Aviv in protest against Israeli aggression on Gaza. Speaking to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said: “This is a very advanced position, to which the countries in the region...
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    Friday was the deadliest day of Israeli war on Gaza

    Israeli occupation forces killed 59 Palestinians on Friday and wounded more than 430 others, including many suffering from serious injuries spokesman of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza Ashraf Al-Qidra said. This toll on the twelfth day of the Israeli war on Gaza makes Friday the deadliest day...
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    Libya's Mufti calls for Muslims to support Gaza

    Libya’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Sadiq al-Ghariani has called for Muslims all over the world to obey the call issued by their religious scholars to support the Gaza Strip, which has been under massive Israeli was for 13 days. In an article he published on his official website, Al-Ghariani said:...
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    Mild earthquake hits Egypt

    An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit Egypt’s capital Cairo and the seaport city Suez on Friday evening, Middle East News Agency reported. According to the Egyptian Earthquakes Monitoring Authority, the tremor was felt at 20:01 on Friday, and was centered west of Suez. No casualties or...
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    'Israel is not the enemy,' says Egyptian secularist

    Mohamed Zaki El-Sheimy, member of the culture committee at the Free Egyptians Party, said that “Israel is not the enemy”, and called for eliminating the Palestinian resistance group Hamas. In an article published by the pro-regime website “Dot Misr“, Sheimy said: “Our foreign enemy now is not Israel, but...
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    Iraqi government considering halting oil supplies to Jordan

    The Iraqi government is considering halting its daily oil supplies to Jordan due to the latter’s hosting of a conference held by opposition figures last Wednesday. According to Al-Arab Al-Yawm newspaper, the outgoing Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is “outraged” at Jordan’s hosting of the conference, attended by 150 Iraqi...
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    Pro-Gaza protests continue in Turkey

    Protests continued in various Turkish cities on Friday, particularly in front of Israeli diplomatic missions in Istanbul and Ankara, Anadolu reported. Hundreds of Turks gathered at the Israeli consulate in Istanbul in protest against Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, which started on Thursday. Protesters chanted against Israel and called...
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    Turkish minister: 'Would the West be silent if those killed in Gaza were Christians or Jews?'

    Turkey’s Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag criticised the international community’s silence about Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza, wondering “would the west stay silent if those killed in Gaza were Christians or Jews, or non-Muslims of any faith?” In a speech he delivered following an Iftar ceremony on Friday...
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    Israel's Gaza onslaught triggers Al-Aqsa clashes

    Clashes erupted between Palestinian Muslim worshippers and Israeli forces inside East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after Israeli soldiers stormed the compound early Friday afternoon. “Around 100 Israeli police officers stormed the Al-Aqsa’s courtyards and assaulted worshippers,” one eyewitness told Anadolu Agency. According to witnesses, Israeli security forces fired rubber...
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    Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'tyrant' Sisi over Gaza

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel. “Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)? Sisi is a tyrant himself,” Erdogan told reporters. “He is...
  • Mutual suspicion between Egypt and Hamas stalls diplomatic progress

    In the eleven days since Israel launched its ongoing operation on Gaza, at least 259 Palestinians have been killed, a death toll which is rising every day and looks set to rise further. Despite talk of a ceasefire earlier this week, Israel has announced that it will expand its...
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    The delivery of aid in Syria: The UN vs. Al-Assad

    Syrians welcome the United Nations’ Security Council’s new resolution with a combination of relief, skepticism and concern. The resolution calls for the delivery of aid to Syria’s rebel-held areas without the government’s approval. “We have begun to view any step by the international community with suspicion,” said Omar Hamza,...
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    IMF: The economic situation in Tunisia is still fragile

    The IMF said that the economic situation in Tunisia is still fragile, because the growth is not high enough to make a significant change in the level of unemployment, especially among young people. Inflation in Tunisia rose to 5.7 per cent at the end of last month, driven primarily...
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    Strategic expert: Netanyahu ordered the ground operation because aerial strikes failed

    Egypt’s strategic military expert General Safwat El-Zayat said the Israeli army’s decision to initiate the ground operation is clear evidence of its failure to suppress the Palestinian resistance through the aerial operation waged against the enclave for nearly two weeks. In an interview with Al-Jazeera Mubasher Mirs, El-Zayat pointed...
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    Three Palestinian children killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

    ***Warning the following contains graphic content*** The scene at the family home of the Ntheir family in east Gaza is horrible, with the remnants of the three children killed by the Israeli army yesterday evening in artillery shelling covering the floor and discolouring the walls. A number of family...
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    Egypt to seize another 66 Muslim Brotherhood-owned companies

    An Egyptian government committee announced on Thursday that it had frozen the financial assets of 66 companies owned by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. Judge Wadih Hanna, a member of the government committee, told reporters on Thursday that, “The panel froze the assets of 66 companies owned by Muslim...
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    An understanding of the aggressive nature of the Zionist entity

    The crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people and the most recent terrorist attacks currently targeting the Gaza Strip are not surprising, but were actually consistent with Israel’s nature and in line with the intellect and vision it issues. The behaviour of Israel is the result of a...
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    Outrage as France becomes first country to ban pro-Palestine demonstrations

    France’s socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine. In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted. Cazeneuve said there...
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    EU Parliament calls for an international investigation into the killing of demonstrators in Egypt

    The European Union Parliament yesterday urged member states to support a new resolution urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to begin an international investigation into the killing of protesters in Egypt and into allegations of torture and ill-treatment by security forces over the past year. The parliament issued...
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    Meshaal: Hamas ready for all possibilities and will break the siege

    The head of Hamas’s political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, confirmed that the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip is ready for all possibilities, stressing at the same time the need to deter Israel’s aggression and lift the siege of Gaza, Assabeel newspaper reported. Speaking on the telephone on Thursday with...
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    Hamas denies reports about a ceasefire deal

    Hamas’s spokesperson in Gaza Sami Abu-Zuhri has denied the reports that a ceasefire agreement had been agreed between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, telling Agence France Press that: “The news about a ceasefire is incorrect.” International media initially reported an Israeli official who said that...
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    Conservative MP Robert Halfon suggests Jordan should become a Palestinian state

    In a UK parliamentary debate yesterday, Conservative MP, Robert Halfon, posited the “Jordan solution” as an answer to the question of a Palestinian state. The debate, titled the Middle East and North Africa, saw a number of MPs from all parties take part covering a range of countries, but...
  • Israel, not Hamas, turns Palestinians into ‘human shields’

    Speaking this morning as Israeli forces continue a new ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu described the IDF as “a moral army like no other”. He added: “those responsible for the damage to uninvolved civilians are the Hamas, and Hamas alone, who use civilians as...
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    Seeking refuge in Morocco

    In the height of the summer, with nowhere to shelter from the sun, a group of people stand waiting to enter the UNHCR offices in Rabat, Morocco. Ahmed, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, says he has been waiting more than three hours for a 9am appointment....
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    Seeking refuge in Morocco

    In the height of the summer, with nowhere to shelter from the sun, a group of people stand waiting to enter the UNHCR offices in Rabat, Morocco. Ahmed, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, says he has been waiting more than three hours for a 9am appointment....
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    France bans pro-Palestinian rallies

    French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve banned pro-Palestinian demonstrations, scheduled in Paris tomorrow, to be banned citing the violence that erupted between them and pro-Israeli demonstrators last week. On Sunday, Paris witnessed marches in support of Palestine. The demonstrations were attended by 30,000 people according to protesters, or...
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    Turkish parliamentary speaker condemns Israel's ground invasion of Gaza

    Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek strongly condemned on Friday Israel’s ground operation in the Gaza Strip, which was launched late Thursday evening, saying it is totally unacceptable, Anadolu news agency reported. The news agency quoted Cicek as saying that: “It is time for everyone to say enough of this...
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    Kurdistan imports medical supplies from Turkey, as Iraqi security situation worsens

    The government of Kurdistan has started to import medical supplies from Turkey as it has been unable to ship them from Baghdad due to the deteriorating security situation and the stopping of cargo flights between Baghdad and Erbil, the Minister of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dr Rekawt...
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    Israeli trade down 40% following military operation on Gaza

    There has been a 40 per cent reduction in trade in Israeli cities since Israel began its military operation in Gaza, Israel’s Channel Two said today. Since July 7, Israel has waged raids across the Gaza Strip in a military operation it calls “Operation Protective Edge”. Channel Two reported...
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    Medical sources: Israel using unfamiliar toxic gas against Palestinians in Gaza

    Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported. Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra,...
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    Al-Sisi raises prices for the poor to subsidise the wealthy

    While “social justice” was one of the primary demands of the popular uprising in 2011, the time since such calls reverberated around the streets and squares of Cairo has seen the turmoil-ridden country burdened by continuous unrest. Not only is the economy shattered but there is also anything but...
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    Playing With Ceasefires

    So now we know. The Egyptian ceasefire initiative was neither an initiative in the sense that anyone had consulted one of the combatants. Nor was it Egyptian. According to Arabi21, the initiative was concocted by the Israelis and Tony Blair. Further, it was published, against US wishes, to stymie...
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    Turkish human rights commission to hold emergency meeting following Israeli invasion of Gaza

    Turkey’s Human Rights Investigation Commission will hold an emergency meeting this afternoon in response to Israel’s ground assault on the Gaza Strip which started late last night, the chairman of the organisation said earlier today. In a statement to Anadolu news agency, Ayhan Sefer Ustun said that following the...
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    Head of EU Parliament: We need to cooperate with Turkey at various levels

    President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz met on Thursday in Brussels with Nikos Anastasiades, the president of the southern part of the island of Cyprus, and reiterated the EU’s commitment to resolving the Cyprus question. According to the official media statement, Schulz stressed that the EU needs “a...