Opinion Articles

Netanyahu to declare war without govt. approval

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) +- Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promoting a legal amendment that would give him more power to declare war without consulting the full cabinet, the Israeli TV Channel Two reported Sunday. The report said that Netanyahu intends to introduce legislation to the Knesset after the summer …

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They killed him because he was an Arab

The family of a young Palestinian man fatally shot by Israeli police in Jaffa are demanding justice for what they believe was a “cold-blooded killing”. Mahdi al-Saadi, a 22-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel, was shot in the chest and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning. Israeli police also shot …

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DCI: 11 children killed by Israeli army in 2017

RAMALLAH, (PIC) +- Defense for Children International (DCI) in Palestine said that Israel’s military and security forces had killed 11 Palestinian children in the occupied territories since the beginning of the current year, 2017. 10 of those children were killed with live ammunition during different incidents, according to DCI. The …

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A guide to the Gaza Strip

  From Israel’s occupation to a decade of siege, here is all you need to know about ‘the world’s largest open-air prison’. The Israeli siege on Gaza has devastated Gaza’s economy and led to what the UN has called the ‘de-development’ of the territory [EPA] The Gaza Strip, home to …

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Israeli army threatens anew to raze Kaabneh Bedouin School in W. Bank

JERICHO, (PIC) +- The Israeli occupation army on Tuesday renewed its intent to demolish al-Kaabneh school which was established by Arab Bedouins for their children a long time ago north of Jericho in the West Bank. School principal Mahmoud al-Jarmi said that the Israeli army’s civil administration informed him once …

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Hamas: Naksa was a shock For Arabs

GAZA, (PIC) +- Refugee Affairs Department in Hamas Movement said on Tuesday that the Naksa and the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967 constituted a shock to Arabs that can only be overcome by ending the Israeli occupation not by establishing an alliance with it. This came in a press statement …

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UN envoy blasts electricity cuts in Gaza

The UN’s Mideast envoy warned Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will face a “humanitarian crisis” if their already meager electricity supply is cut further as a result of political infighting. Israel as well as the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas movement that governs Gaza “all have obligations for the welfare …

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Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel?

No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with the exception of Russia. On this day, Israel is celebrating what it calls “Jerusalem Day”, when it occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war with Syria, Egypt and Jordan. The annual celebration is a day when …

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Al-Zahar says no softened stance towards Israel

GAZA (Reuters) – One of Hamas’s most senior officials said on Wednesday a document published by the Islamist Palestinian group last week was not a substitute for its founding charter, which advocates Israel’s destruction. Speaking in Gaza City, Mahmoud al-Zahar, said the political policy document announced in Qatar on May …

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British refuses Palestinian request for apology over 1917 Balfour promise

Palestinian leaders said on Tuesday Britain had rejected their request for an apology for a 1917 declaration that helped pave the way to the state of Israel, and they would pursue international court action unless London backtracked. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for the apology in an address to the …

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