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PA condemns Israel’s field executions of Palestinians

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned field executions carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda newspaper reported. The ministry called for the rights groups to document these crimes and raise them in specialised international courts, including the ICC. In a statement, the ministry noted that Israel’s field execution of Palestinians had increased, citing the execution of …

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Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of al-Boreij, fired many live rounds at Palestinians, on their lands, moderately wounding the young man. They added that local medics were called to the scene, and rushed the …

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What next after UN investigation into the bloodshed at Gaza protests?

Over the course of a year, the Israeli government and its senior army officers have turned the Gaza Strip into a community of funerals, walking wounded and amputated limbs. Israel did not need primitive saws to destroy and sever limbs; its trained snipers deployed around the Gaza Strip were able to do that. These soldiers honed their dubious skills on …

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Hamas: Israel must lift Gaza siege

Hamas said yesterday that Israel has no choice but to lift the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007. In a press release, Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Al-Qanou said: “The protests of the Great March of Return are continuous, using all means that put pressure on the Zionist occupation until it meets the demands of the Palestinians – lifting the …

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Kushner’s new ideas are Netanyahu’s old ones

Kushner’s new ideas are not different from Netanyahu’s old ones. The inexperienced US president’s son-in-law, with poor charisma, who, as a result of family connections, jumped to the top of the American leadership hierarchy and took over a handful of the most complex foreign policy files (the Palestinian issue and US-Saudi relations) has moved a step ahead in the “deal …

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Corbyn calls for UK to condemn Israel’s targeting of Palestinians

Head of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK government to condemn Israel’s killing of Palestinians as well as to freeze arms sales to the occupation state. His remarks came in the wake of a UN report which found that Israel might have committed war crimes against Palestinians. On Twitter, Corbyn wrote: “The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators …

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UN: Israel intentionally shot children, medics in Gaza protests

Israel deliberately targeted children and journalists during peaceful protests in Gaza, putting them in breach of international law, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) said in a reporttoday. The UNHRC found that footage from the scene, eye witness accounts and medical records have shown that Israeli soldiers opened fire on medical staff and journalists covering the “Great March of Return”. …

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Palestinians rally in Nahr al-Bared to slam UNRWA’s measures

Dozens of Palestinian citizens in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp have participated in a sit-in staged outside the chief of the camp’s office to express their condemnation of UNRWA’s unfair policy towards the Palestinian people. The sit-in, which was called for by Palestinian factions in the camp and local committees, was also organized to express support for the Aqsa Mosque and …

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Palestinian given 54 months in prison over stone-throwing

Israel’s Jerusalem District Court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian youth to four years and a half in prison for allegedly throwing stones at Israeli settlers The Jerusalem Detainees Committee confirmed in a statement that Mohammed al-Razem, 22, will face a 54-month jail sentence The Israeli court further imposed a 10,000 NIS ($2,725) fine on al-Razem after he was convicted of …

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