Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel

The UN’s human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, as well as to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force while ensuring safety and security there. Eight Palestinian refugee families residing in Sheikh Jarrah are facingContinue reading “Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel”

Scores of Palestinians hurt as Israel police storm Al Aqsa

At least 178 Palestinian protesters injured, 88 hospitalised after Israeli police dispersed worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque and elsewhere in Jerusalem. More than 170 Palestinians have been injured after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and dispersed worshippers elsewhere in occupied East Jerusalem, as weeks-long tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem soared again. EarlierContinue reading “Scores of Palestinians hurt as Israel police storm Al Aqsa”

Palestinians vow to save Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

Palestinians continue solidarity protests against forced displacement of families from the occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli forces raided the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem for the second night on Tuesday, spraying skunk water, a chemically enhanced type of sewage water, and physically assaulting residents and solidarity protesters. Several Palestinians were arrested, including Tala Obeid,Continue reading “Palestinians vow to save Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood”

Israel Bombs Syria Positions After Missile Lands Near Nuclear Site

Israel has targeted a number of positions in southern Syria after a missile landed in the direction of a secretive nuclear facility. “A short while ago, surface-to-air missile fire was identified from Syria, which landed in the Negev area,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement sent to Newsweek on Wednesday, early Thursday local time. SirensContinue reading “Israel Bombs Syria Positions After Missile Lands Near Nuclear Site”

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