Egypt closes Gaza border amid tensions with Hamas

Rafah closure linked to Cairo’s efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Egyptian officials say. Egypt has closed its main border crossing point with the Gaza Strip amid tensions with the territory’s Hamas rulers, officials have said. It was the first time the Rafah crossing was shuttered during a workday since earlyContinue reading “Egypt closes Gaza border amid tensions with Hamas”

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes

The violence is one of the worst since the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict in May. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli Border Police solider were among those critically injured. Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas sites in Gaza late on Saturday following clashes between Palestinians and border troops that left dozens wounded. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli BorderContinue reading “Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes”

Settler, Masked Person Filmed Shooting at Palestinians as Israeli Soldiers Watch

Two Palestinians were killed in May clashes near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, but it is unclear which shooters were responsible Armed settlers were filmed in May by human rights group B’Tselem shooting at Palestinians who did not endanger them, even as soldiers stood by and spoke with them. They were part of aContinue reading “Settler, Masked Person Filmed Shooting at Palestinians as Israeli Soldiers Watch”

New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the planned march through occupied East Jerusalem as ‘a provocation of our people’. Israeli far-right groups are expected to participate in a so-called “March of the Flags” through the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and into its Muslim quarter on Tuesday, drawing warnings from Hamas ofContinue reading “New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem”

Democratic Leadership Smears Ilhan Omar Over Her Accurate Statement – The Rational National

Once again, Democratic leadership is smearing Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar over her completely accurate statement.

WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict

The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday warned of “staggering health needs” in the occupied Palestinian Territories after last month’s conflict between Israel and Islamist group Hamas. “WHO is scaling up its response to provide health aid for almost 200,000 people in need across the occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT),” which includes the West Bank, WHO’s EasternContinue reading “WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict”

‘Bomb Threat’ That Justified Belarus Hijacking Came 24 Minutes After

An exclusively obtained record shows that the Ryanair ‘Hamas bomb’ email—which the Belarus president said prompted the jet landing—was sent after the crew was told of a ‘threat.’ The Daily Beast, in collaboration with the Dossier Center, has exclusively obtained the original bomb threat email Alexander Lukashenko now claims was sent by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, allegedlyContinue reading “‘Bomb Threat’ That Justified Belarus Hijacking Came 24 Minutes After”

‘A war declaration’: Palestinians in Israel decry mass arrests

Israeli police launch wave of arrests targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel who rallied in support of Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa and Gaza. Israeli police announced they will arrest hundreds of Palestinian citizens of Israel over the coming days for their participation in recent sit-ins in support of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the besieged GazaContinue reading “‘A war declaration’: Palestinians in Israel decry mass arrests”

For 3rd time, US blocking joint Security Council statement urging ceasefire

Member states have until noon on Monday to negotiate; diplomats tell ToI that Washington is pushing back on statement which laments loss of life, but doesn’t mention Hamas rockets For the third time in a week, the US is blocking a joint statement from the UN Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire between IsraelContinue reading “For 3rd time, US blocking joint Security Council statement urging ceasefire”

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