US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month

At least 137 children are among the dead. Thick smoke and flames erupt from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest in any 30-day period since the US started bombing Syria in 2014. The attacks covered two provinces in Syria, with 222 civilians killed in … Continue reading US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month

Largest Israeli Public Transportation Company Loses Netherlands Contract Worth 190 Million Euros Following Campaign by BDS Activists for Palestinian Rights

23 JUN 7:22 PM Last month, Egged Bus Systems (EBS), a subsidiary of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society, Israel’s largest public transportation operator, lost a bid for a decade-long contract to run public transportation in the North-Holland region of the Netherlands, which includes the country’s capital, Amsterdam. This contract was valued at 19.1 million euros a year, with a total worth of 190.1 million euros. Egged Bus Systems lost this lucrative bid after Dutch BDS activists launched a campaign charging its Israeli parent company with facilitating grave violations of Palestinian human rights and international humanitarian law. Specifically, Egged Cooperative operates … Continue reading Largest Israeli Public Transportation Company Loses Netherlands Contract Worth 190 Million Euros Following Campaign by BDS Activists for Palestinian Rights

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Teen In Kufur Qaddoum

24 JUN 3:36 AM Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and moderately injured a teenage boy with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The army also fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades, and invaded many homes. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers shot Sobhi Abu Dayya, 17, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his right arm. He added that the child was rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital in a moderate … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Injure A Teen In Kufur Qaddoum

How Israel gains from Egypt-Saudi Red Sea islands deal

Tel Aviv could use diplomatic capital gained in its approval of Tiran and Sanafir deal for support on Palestinian issue. Analysts believe outlines of a US-Israeli-Saudi-Egyptian plan for the Palestinians are starting to emerge By Jonathan Cook Two small, uninhabited islands, Tiran and Sanafir, stand guard between Egypt and Saudia Arabia at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. It is Israel’s only gateway to its southern port of Eilat and its vital trade connections to south-east Asia. Exactly 50 years ago, Egyptian restrictions on Israeli shipping through the Straits of Tiran contributed to the outbreak of the 1967 Arab-Israeli … Continue reading How Israel gains from Egypt-Saudi Red Sea islands deal

PA security forces storm sit-in held outside cabinet HQ in Ramallah

PA security forces stormed at dawn Saturday an area in Ramallah city where ex-detainees have been staging a sit-in for days to demand the government of Rami al-Hamdallah to backtrack on its decision to cut off their salaries. Local sources said that officers from the PA intelligence and preventive security apparatuses stormed the area where the cabinet headquarters is located and demanded the protesters to remove their sit-in tent and leave. One of the protesters said that the officers claimed that their presence in the area was an uncivilized scene, adding that they refused to remove the tent and end … Continue reading PA security forces storm sit-in held outside cabinet HQ in Ramallah

3 Palestinian prisoners enter new years in Israeli prison

Three Palestinians from the occupied West Bank entered a new year inside Israeli prisons on Saturday, as two serve life sentences. Palestinian prisoner Ahmed Basharat, 42, from the city of Tubas in the northern occupied West Bank, entered another year in prison. He is serving a life sentence following since detention in 2003. Prisoner Ibrahim Salama, from Jenin, was detained in 2003 and sentenced to life in Israeli prison. Prisoner Rabi’I Malaysha, also from Jenin, was detained in 2003 and sentenced to 30 years in Israeli prison. Both of them enter today a new year in prison after spending 14 … Continue reading 3 Palestinian prisoners enter new years in Israeli prison

Israeli airstrikes in Syrian Golan Heights reportedly leave 2 killed

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli army attacked Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into the Israeli occupied part of the territory, according to the Israeli army. The Israeli attack reportedly left two Syrian army soldiers killed in the city of Quneitra, according to Syrian media reports. The Israeli army said in a statement that over 10 projectiles were fired from Syria, hitting an open area and causing no injuries or damages. “In response,” the Israeli army said sometime later, “Israeli aircraft targeted the origin of the launches and two … Continue reading Israeli airstrikes in Syrian Golan Heights reportedly leave 2 killed