Israel MK calls for Trump to recognise Israel’s annexation of West Bank

Bezalel Smotrich, Extremist Israeli Jewish MK Hours after US President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, controversial Israeli Knesset Member (MK) Bezalel Smotrich has called for Trump to take a similar step regarding the occupied West Bank. On Twitter, Smotrich wrote: “President Trump, thank you. For 52 years, we have succeeded in the West Bank. It is also of a strategic, historical and security importance for Israel,” Safa news agency reported yesterday. He added: “It is the time to recognise our sovereignty over the West Bank. God willing, we will work to achieve this soon. We hope … Continue reading Israel MK calls for Trump to recognise Israel’s annexation of West Bank

ISRAEL KILLS YOUNG MAN AT CHECKPOINT IN AL-KHADER

Israel’s occupation forces have killed a fourth young man in the span of two days in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Jamal Mahmoud Manasra, aged 22 or 26, was killed by Israel’s occupation forces at a checkpoint at the entrance to the town of al-Khader – situated near the city of Bethlehem on the occupied West Bank – on the evening of Wednesday March 20th. Manasra was shot in arm, chest and shoulder in the incident, which started as Israeli occupation soldiers opened fire at a car driving before his own vehicle. The male driver of that car was hit … Continue reading ISRAEL KILLS YOUNG MAN AT CHECKPOINT IN AL-KHADER

Israel’s official anti-BDS ministry behind attacks on Rasmea Odeh

Even after the silencing of Rasmea Odeh from giving a speech on Palestinian women in the struggle for liberation in Berlin on 15 March, the Israeli state is officially continuing its campaign of defamation and harassment. The Ministry of Strategic Affairs is headed by Gilad Erdan, who also heads the Ministry of Internal Security (which includes the Israel Prison Administration) . A prominent figure in the Likud party, Erdan has stepped up global defamation campaigns against BDS organizers and Palestine solidarity activists around the world in the months leading up to the Israeli elections. Most recently, Erdan publicly claimed credit for pressuring Germany to issue a decision … Continue reading Israel’s official anti-BDS ministry behind attacks on Rasmea Odeh

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza wound 3 Palestinians

Flame and smoke blow up after Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes towards points of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Rafah, Gaza on March 15, 2019 Israeli fighter jets on Saturday struck the eastern parts of the Bureyc refugee camp in central Gaza City, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. In a written statement, the ministry said three Palestinians were wounded in the airstrikes. These airstrikes were followed by two others later in the day. The statement gave no further details on the condition of the wounded. Israeli forces have recently been targeting Gaza with airstrikes, … Continue reading Israeli airstrikes on Gaza wound 3 Palestinians

Israel avenges burning balloons with airstrikes on Gaza refugee camp

Protestors at the Gaza-Israel border, gathered as part of the continuing ‘Great March of Return’, launch a balloon, on July 13, 2018 Israeli fighter jets carried out two airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Sunday following the launch of incendiary balloons from the Palestinian territory, according to the military. In a statement, the army said the attacks targeted two Hamas posts in the seaside enclave. According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, the Israeli warplanes struck positions in Al-Awda refugee camp, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. These airstrikes followed two other airstrikes earlier today, on eastern parts … Continue reading Israel avenges burning balloons with airstrikes on Gaza refugee camp

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, One Seriously, In Gaza

24 MAR 1:49 AM Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, several Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the eastern parts of the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers shot four Palestinians with live fire, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza Strip, and east of al-Boreij, in central Gaza, and added that one of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening wounds. They also said that several Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza strip, and received the needed medical attention. Also Saturday, The Israeli Airforce fired a … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, One Seriously, In Gaza

Syrian Rights Group says Trump’s Call on Golan Heights Will Destabilize Region

24 MAR 5:06 AM The Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan Heights condemned United States President Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the US to fully recognize Israel’s “sovereignty” over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, saying it signals a major shift in US policy that runs contrary to facts, logic, and international law, while threatening stability across the Middle East. Israel invaded and occupied the Golan during the 1967 war against Syria that led to razing 340 out of 345 native Syrian villages and farms, and the displacement of 95 percent of the region’s population, approximately 130,000 people, according to … Continue reading Syrian Rights Group says Trump’s Call on Golan Heights Will Destabilize Region