Will Qatar’s money ease Gaza’s crises?

By Motasem Dalloul Israeli, Fatah and Palestinian Authority officials have exchanged verbal blows over Qatar’s efforts to ease the crises in the Gaza Strip by paying $15m for the salaries of civil servants. Some Israeli officials claim that this is a boost for the “terrorist” organisation, Hamas, which is the de facto government of the coastal enclave, while Fatah and the PA claim that it reinforces the internal Palestinian division. Almost all of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet colleagues agreed to allow the cash to be transferred to Gaza. Netanyahu defended this move, saying it was necessary to prevent … Continue reading Will Qatar’s money ease Gaza’s crises?

When murder is permissible:Israel’s ‘targeted assassinations’

By Mohammad Balawi One of the anomalies of political Zionism is that, while it was founded as a response to murderous pogroms against European and Russian Jews as a means to rescue them from such treatment by having a safe haven to go to, the founding fathers of the State of Israel and their successors have had no qualms about inflicting terrible suffering and hardship on others in order to achieve their aims. The stated aim of making sure that the ultimate pogrom called the Holocaust, for example, will “never again” befall the Jews, has meant that “again and again” … Continue reading When murder is permissible:Israel’s ‘targeted assassinations’

Journalists injured in IOF quelling of peaceful protest

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday afternoon violently quelled a peaceful demonstration staged by Palestinian and international journalists at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Occupied Jerusalem. Palestinian media sources reported that dozens of journalists took part in the demonstration near Qalandia refugee camp as part of Journalists Under Fire conference. A number of journalists suffered breathing difficulties when the IOF soldiers heavily fired stun grenades and teargas canisters (Source / 17.11.2018) Continue reading Journalists injured in IOF quelling of peaceful protest

ISRAEL INJURES 77 PEOPLE DURING GREAT RETURN MARCH

After the Israeli aggression earlier in the week, the question before Friday November 16th Great Return March demonstration in the besieged Gaza Strip was how Israel’s regime would react? Would the relative ‘calm’ of the two previous Fridays with ‘just’ one death prevail, or would it seek to bleed the protesters after the humiliation of backing down from the confrontation with the resistance? With Israel’s cabinet in process of disintengrating, the Great Return March was attacked with similar level of violence by Israeli occupation forces as on two preceding Fridays: At least 77 people were injured, with 40 wounded with … Continue reading ISRAEL INJURES 77 PEOPLE DURING GREAT RETURN MARCH

Algeria renews its support to Palestinian people

Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika yesterday renewed his country’s “full and continuous support” for the Palestinian people in their struggle to determine their destiny and regain all their legitimate national rights. In a congratulatory message to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the 30th anniversary of the declaration to establish a Palestinian state, Bouteflika wished that “the fraternal Palestinian people” achieve their aspirations of freedom and to establish their independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. “Algeria will continue to exert all its efforts to address the challenges hindering the establishment of the Palestinian state,” he stressed. “I take this opportunity to renew our full and continuing support to the Palestinian people in their struggle to … Continue reading Algeria renews its support to Palestinian people

Kuwait expels controversial Israel activist

Russian-born Israeli citizen Ben Tzion seen at the Islam’s second holiest site, the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on November 16, 2017 Kuwaiti security services have deported Israeli activist Ben Tzion less than 24 hours after he entered the country, local media reported. The activist and blogger’s deportation came after widespread criticism by Kuwaiti lawmakers and activists for “the presence of an Israeli person in their country and his visit to the International Book Fair” after Tzion documented his visit on Instagram. Kuwaiti media – including Al-Qabas and Al-Rai – quoted a source as saying that Tzion had entered the country with a … Continue reading Kuwait expels controversial Israel activist

Israeli Soldiers Injure 15 Palestinians Near Nablus

17 NOV 1:24 PM Israeli soldiers wounded, Saturday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including one who suffered a serious injury, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, during a nonviolent activity resisting the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands for the construction and expansion of Israel’s colonies. The Israeli assault took place after dozens of soldiers attacked residents and activists while planting hundreds of olive saplings on Palestinian lands Israel is planning to illegally annex for its colonialist activities. The soldiers invaded the eastern area of Orif village, and resorted to the excessive use of force, by … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Injure 15 Palestinians Near Nablus