Tens of thousands pray at al-Aqsa on second Friday of Ramadan

Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Around 200,000 people attended the Friday prayers amid very tight military restrictions throughout the occupied city. During the Friday prayers sermon, Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Youssef Abu Sneineh stressed the urgent need to lift the siege on the people of Gaza. “Gaza’s patience has run out,” he said. He strongly denounced the Arab and Islamic countries’ continued silence over the Israeli escalated Judaization policy in occupied Jerusalem and settlers’ provocative break-ins into al-Aqsa Mosque under police … Continue reading Tens of thousands pray at al-Aqsa on second Friday of Ramadan

President Mustafa Meets with Turkey’s FM & Emphasizes Continued Mutual Relations

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa met with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday and discussed with him the latest political and field developments in Syria. Mustafa emphasized the strong, strategic relationship with Turkey that is based on continued support for the Syrian Coalition and its institutions, particularly the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) as he stressed the importance of empowering SIG in the liberated areas. Mustafa also stressed the need to consolidate the ceasefire and reinvigorate the negotiating process in Geneva in order to achieve a comprehensive political transition in accordance with … Continue reading President Mustafa Meets with Turkey’s FM & Emphasizes Continued Mutual Relations

Jerusalemite prisoner detained again after release from Israeli jail

The Israeli occupation police on Thursday redetained a Jerusalemite prisoner shortly after his release from the Negev jail. According to the family committee of Jerusalemite prisoners, the Israeli police in Occupied Jerusalem detained 48-year-old Mousa Hamada immediately after his release and completion of his jail term. After his release from the Negev jail, Hamada was transferred to al-Maskubiya detention center in Jerusalem, where he will be in custody until Friday, May 25, the committee noted. The detainee, a resident of Sur Baher village in Jerusalem, was arrested on November 23, 2010 on allegations of being a member of an armed … Continue reading Jerusalemite prisoner detained again after release from Israeli jail

Two protesters injured at Friday Gaza border protests

At least two Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli gunfire while dozens others suffocated from teargas after Israeli soldiers attacked them while they were partaking in the continuing Great March of Return protests along the Gaza border. Two protesters were reportedly hit by live bullets in their feet. The two were later moved to hospital suffering moderate wounds. Many others also suffocated when the Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters at the protesters. Earlier afternoon, thousands of Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip have converged on the Gaza-Israel border fence for the ninth consecutive Friday to take part in ongoing rallies … Continue reading Two protesters injured at Friday Gaza border protests

Palestinian shot, injured in Qalqilia

A Palestinian youngster was injured on Friday afternoon as clashes broke out in Kafer Qadum town east of Qalqilia, to the north of occupied Jerusalem. Local activist Murad Shteiwi affirmed that a 26-year-old young man suffered head injuries after being hit with a rubber bullet during the clashes. The clashes erupted when Israeli forces stormed the town amid heavy fire of live and rubber bullets, and violently suppressed the anti-occupation weekly march. (Source / 25.05.2018) Continue reading Palestinian shot, injured in Qalqilia

Charlie Hebdo joins media campaign against Muslim girl in France

Student Union Leader at Paris’ Sorbonne University, Maryam Pougetoux, stirred controversy in France after she appeared on TV wearing a headscarf atirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has joined a campaign of hatred waged by politicians and media circles in against Student Union Leader at Paris’ Sorbonne University, Maryam Pougetoux, who appeared on television wearing a headscarf. The magazine published a provocative cartoon depicting Pougetoux as monkey wearing the Muslim headscarf with the caption “they chose me to head the UNEF” (French National Student Union). Commentators said the cartoon is the latest in the magazine’s long history of abuse against Islam and Muslims. … Continue reading Charlie Hebdo joins media campaign against Muslim girl in France

Mustafa Barghouti: New settlements what “Deal of the Century” looks like

Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa al-Barghouti The Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa Barghouti, has said that the Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman support for of thousands of new settlement units in the occupied West Bank is an “actual implementation” of the “Deal of the Century” (The Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict). “This is part of the actual implementation of the so-called Deal of the Century and a blatant violation of all international laws and charters and the criminal court,” Barghouti asserted in a statement on Thursday. He considered that “without the cover … Continue reading Mustafa Barghouti: New settlements what “Deal of the Century” looks like