Israel and Hamas are to hold a five-hour ceasefire to allow UN humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip. The UN asked Israel on Wednesday for a unilateral pause, a UN official told Al Jazeera, as renewed air strikes on the enclave threatened a major humanitarian crisis. The army said[…]
A crowd of epic proportion gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday in a solidarity march for Palestine. Capetonians from across the city, some people trekking as far as Johannesburg, draped themselves in red, green, black and white – the colours of the Palestinian flag. From afar it seemed as though the[…]
The Cape Town CBD came to a standstill on Wednesday as 40 000 people set foot through the streets in support of Palestine. Many say it was the largest pro-Palestinian march the city has seen in years. Carrying Palestinian flags and banners, protestors marched peacefully, calling for end to Zionism[…]
One week into a deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip, members of the academic world have joined the global protest against Israeli oppression, by signing a petition calling for the boycott of all Israeli academic institutions. Amongst the most high profile individuals to have joined the cause has been theoretical[…]
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following an inflammatory social media post by a former African National Congress (ANC) employee. The post, made by one Rene Smit (a former ANC volunteer) pictured Adolf Hitler with[…]
Western Cape premier Helen Zille must apologise to those she has “targeted” in poo-throwing campaigns, Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement leader Andile Lili said on Wednesday. “Within seven days, Helen Zille must go public and apologise to Ses’Khona as well as apologise to the informal settlements of Cape Town,” he told[…]
The SA National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday pleaded with the Egyptian government to review the prison sentences of three Al Jazeera journalists. “After looking at reports of the trial and pursuing the documentation sent by your office, it is our view that the conduct of the journalists… was the normal[…]
Iraqi forces have withdrawn from the rebel-held northern Iraqi city of Tikrit after a new push to retake the city met heavy resistance, soldiers involved in the operation said. Government troops and allied Shia volunteer fighters were forced to retreat just before sunset on Tuesday to a base 4km south[…]
At least 12 people have been killed in a US drone attack in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, , sources have told Al Jazeera, the second such attack this week. Wednesday’s attack took place in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan, about 30km west of Miranshah. Four missiles[…]
Members of UK’s far-right Britain First group have invaded another mosque in south east London, giving the imam a seven-day warning to remove signs indicating separate entrances for Muslim men and women at the mosque. “In this country we have equality,” one member says, as the Muslim man protests over[…]
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