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Israel officials warn Gaza war would collapse health system

Israel’s officials have warned that a new war on Gaza could cause the Strip’s healthcare system to collapse completely, inviting unwanted international intervention. In an assessment presented to the Israeli security cabinet, the officials warned that any civilians wounded in a war on Gaza would not be able to receive immediate medical care. Given that civilians “would presumably comprise most …

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Turkish police removed for extradition of Egyptian

Eight police officers were removed from office and a commission established for the investigation of the extradition of an Egypt citizen sentenced to death in Egypt, according to a statement Tuesday from the governorship of Istanbul, Anadolu Agency reports. “A commission has been charged by the governorship under the chairmanship of the Deputy Governor for the examination and investigation of …

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Israel to seize 1,000 dunums of land in Jerusalem

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality on Tuesday announced a plan to build a new settler road stretching from Abu Dis town to Ma’ale Adumim settlement. Head of the Palestinian Land Defense Committee in Jerusalem Bassam Bahar said in press statements that Israel is intending to seize over 1,000 dunums of Palestinian agricultural land in favor of this project. Bahar explained that the …

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Israeli agriculture minister raids Al-Aqsa Mosque with 93 settlers

Israeli agriculture minister Uri Ariel, along with dozens of settlers, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem yesterday. The director of the Information Department of the Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem, Firas Al-Debs, told Quds Press that the raid was “heavily” protected by the Israeli police forces. Al-Debs said that the Mughrabi Gate, which has been under Israeli control since it …

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Israel settlers threaten Palestinian workers over cooperation with human rights groups

Israeli settlers in the southern occupied West Bank have “posted flyers warning Palestinian labourers not to cooperate with Israeli human rights activists or organisations if they want to keep their jobs”, reported +972 Magazine. Settlers based in the so-called Gush Etzion bloc “have been posting these intimidating flyers around Palestinian villages nearby”, stated the article. “The flyers threaten to ban …

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“Israel”: Netanyahu’s Likud party elects Knesset candidates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party held primary election today to choose its candidates in the 9 April election. A total of 142 candidates are vying in the vote, from which voters will select the top 12 preferred candidates to run in the Knesset election. Some 120,000 party members are eligible to cast ballot in today’s vote. Official …

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‘Gaza’ documentary wins 33rd Spain Goya Award

The documentary “Gaza” directed by Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell won the Best Documentary Short Film on Sunday at the Goya Awards in Spain. The documentary, which first premiered in the Sundance Film Festival at the start of the year, depicts the lives of Palestinians living under the 12-year siege in the Gaza Strip. McConnell, a photojournalist, first visited Gaza …

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Israeli occupation to demolish Palestinian structures in Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities on Monday threatened to knock down two Palestinian buildings in al-Khalil’s southern town of Yatta under the pretext of unlicensed construction Coordinator of the popular anti-settlement committee, Rateb al-Jabour, said Israeli soldiers stormed Khilet al-Dabaa’, in Yatta, and notified the demolition of a residential facility owned by the Palestinian citizen Mohamed al-Dababsa The occupation authorities also …

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Netanyahu’s Likud party uses Trump photo in Israeli election billboard

A giant billboard of a smiling Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loomed over parts of Tel Aviv on Sunday, part of the Israeli leader’s re-election campaign. Trump is popular in Israel because of his tough policies towards the Palestinians and Iran and his transfer last May of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which …

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Egypt hosts Palestinian groups, urges calm with Israel

Egypt will hold talks with leaders of two major Palestinian factions to try to salvage faltering unity efforts and to restore calm with Israel, officials said on Sunday according to a report by Reuters. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, led a delegation to meet with Egyptian security officials in Cairo. The leader of a …

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