The US State Department said on Tuesday that Washington would withhold a separate $65 million it had planned to pay the UN agency that serves the Palestinians.
Three months on, discount stickers still adorn goods from clothes to cars but few of the two million people in the enclave blockaded by Israel are buying.
Diplomats reported as confirming purchase of $500m of anti-tank weapons, days before Israeli PM arrives in Delhi.
The resistance icon was arrested for slapping Israeli soldiers after her cousin was shot in the face with a rubber bullet.
Palestinian health officials said at least 50 protesters had been wounded by live fire, mostly along the Gaza border.
Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence.
The move marked the most concrete implementation of the October 11 reconciliation deal that Palestinians hope will ease economic restrictions on Gaza and enable more fruitful negotiations on their goal of setting up an independent state.
Last month, Hamas agreed to cede powers in Gaza to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah-backed government in a deal mediated by Egypt.
New Delhi: Exercising her right to reply after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan for supporting terrorism, Pakistani envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi attacked India for “killing hundreds of women, children and men in Kashmir”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session on Saturday, Swaraj had […]
Gaza gets less than four hours of electricity a day, because the Palestinian President refuses to foot its electricity bill in a bid to flush out Hamas.
UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said that Israel was violating the resolution passed last year prohibiting it from building new settlements on disputed territory, nixing chances of a two-state solution.
The move came after Israel refused to cover the shortfall in payment by the Palestinian Authority which refused to pay for Hamas controlled enclaves.
A lack of opportunity and respect coupled with a high cost of living is forcing the residents of East Jerusalem out of the city.
The clashes come days before President Trump arrives in the region, where he will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Haniyeh will replace Khaled Meshaal just as Hamas appeared to have softened its stance toward Israel in a new policy document released last week.
The strike is meant to gain concessions after all means have failed to get them results for fair demands and relief from abuse, torture and negligence.
The announcement is the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump, who has signalled a pro-Israel stance, took office on Friday.
In a statement issued by Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer lowered expectations of an imminent move that could anger the Arab world.
The simple explanation is that Gaza requires 450-500 MegaWatts of power a day but is receiving barely a third of that.
In his zeal to harvest political capital from the Indian army’s recent action targeting terrorists along the Line of Control in Kashmir, Modi has conveniently forgotten that the Israeli army’s ‘valour’ has been against people fighting foreign occupation.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel.
At the end of the day, Modi has to ensure that the options he exercises – particularly the military ones – do not leave the country worse off than before in terms of casualties and costs.
“We are deeply concerned by the government’s announcement to advance plans for these settlement units in the West Bank,” US state department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing in Washington.
The move comes as new Turkish government packed with Erdogan allies re-evaluates its foreign policy.
In Palestine’s occupied West Bank, different kind of theatre, music, circus and dance are thriving, and serve not just as entertainment but a means for Palestinians to assert life, their living and existence.
The meeting’s initial focus is to reaffirm existing international texts and resolutions that are based on achieving a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip co-existing with Israel, an outcome some say is becoming unrealistic.
The Israeli government has grown both more extreme and more fearful of the growing international popularity of the movement to impose Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions measures.
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“I had seen the sea, it’s just a few miles away from my house. But I have never been there” said Ihab Talahmeh, a 20 year old from the freedom theater of Jenin in Palastine, as his co-actors admired Diwali rockets go up. The Freedom theatre describes itself […]
The UN’s Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza invasion provides evidence that the International Criminal Court can corroborate through its own investigations, leading to the indictment of Israeli leaders and commanders for war crimes.