Kushner, Greenblatt, Friedman: Gang gets together against Gaza

The three US officials did their best to distort Hamas’ reputation, ignoring 121-year-old Israeli siege on Gaza Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser, Jason Greenblatt, special US envoy to the Middle East, and David Friedman, US ambassador to Israel, gang go together to justify Israeli aggression on Gaza residents. In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post, they said: “Help is at hand for Palestinians. It’s all up to Hamas,” where they expressed their concern for the continuing “nightmare.” The relationship between the three men predates their work together in President Trump’s administration, as they have ties to the worlds of New … Continue reading Kushner, Greenblatt, Friedman: Gang gets together against Gaza

PLO to arrange return of Palestine refugees to Syria

The now famous UN photo of refugees at Yarmouk Refugee Camp waiting for food distribution, taken in 2015 The Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s Refugee Department called for Palestinian refugees who fled the Syrian conflict to register their names in order to facilitate their return to the camps in Syria, the Safa news agency reported yesterday. In a statement, the PLO said the move only affects refugees who moved to Lebanon and Gaza and who desire to go back to the refugee camps in Syria. Registration in Lebanon would be arranged by the Palestinian embassy in Beirut and in Gaza would be arranged by … Continue reading PLO to arrange return of Palestine refugees to Syria

Yousef: By closing the final crossing, Israel is starving Gaza

A man carries sacks of flours during a food aid distribution by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at Al-Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on January 15, 2018 The Head of the Popular International Committee to Support the Gaza Strip, Essam Yousef, warned of the humanitarian consequences of the Israeli authorities’ closure of the Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) border crossing on the population of Gaza. “The catastrophic effects of closing the only commercial crossing by the occupation will be so comprehensive that the lack of food and basic life necessities … Continue reading Yousef: By closing the final crossing, Israel is starving Gaza

Dozens Of Israeli Bombs Dropped In Various Parts Of Gaza Strip; One Soldier Killed By Palestinian Fire

20 JUL 10:36 PM As night fell on Friday evening, after Israeli airstrikes killed  Palestinian fighters that afternoon, and one Israeli soldier stationed at the border was reportedly killed, reports began coming in on Twitter from different parts of Gaza showing Israeli fighter jets dropping bombs. The Israeli army said one of its soldiers was seriously injured by Hamas fighters near the southern part of the Gaza Strip, during what it called a military activity near the border fence, in southern Gaza, and later died from his wounds. The name is of soldier has not been released at the time … Continue reading Dozens Of Israeli Bombs Dropped In Various Parts Of Gaza Strip; One Soldier Killed By Palestinian Fire

Ceasefire Understanding Reached Under Egyptian Mediation

21 JUL 3:21 AM An indirect ceasefire understanding was reached between Hamas and Israel, on Friday at night, following extensive Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, and the killing of four Palestinian fighters, and one soldier. Hamas spokesperson in Gaza, Fawzi Barhoum, said that “through Egyptian, and international mediation, a ceasefire understanding was reached between the occupation and the resistance.” Israeli sources said the United Nations Envoy to the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, held extensive talks with both Israel and Hamas, and added that the ceasefire was reached “because both parties are not interested in escalation.” He stated that the … Continue reading Ceasefire Understanding Reached Under Egyptian Mediation

Shin Bet kidnaps Palestinian passenger at Allenby crossing

The Shin Bet, Israel’s internal intelligence agency, on Friday morning kidnapped a Palestinian young passenger at Allenby border crossing as he was en route to Jordan. According to local sources, Israeli officers stopped Waseem Rabay’ah, , from Meithalun town in Jenin, at Allenby crossing as he was trying to travel to Jordan  and told him he was under arrest. Allenby crossing, also known as al-Karama, is a bridge that spans the Jordan River and connects the West Bank with Jordan. The bridge is the sole designated exit and entry point for West Bank Palestinians traveling in and out of the … Continue reading Shin Bet kidnaps Palestinian passenger at Allenby crossing

Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine

RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed on Thursday — in response to the newly enacted Jewish nation-state law passed by the Israeli Knesset — that the city of Jerusalem shall be the everlasting capital of the State of Palestine, and that no peace or security will prevail unless the city remains as such. In a statement, the Presidency said the new law “will not change the historical situation of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupied State of Palestine, and will not discourage our people from their legitimate struggle to defeat the occupation and establish their independent state.” “This law is one … Continue reading Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine