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Foundation expresses SA support for UN’s Global Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation says Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land continues to defy international law and expanding settlements effectively choke the possibility of a two-state solution. Today marks the United Nations Global Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. The foundation says in a statement the liberation[…]

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UN envoy decries Israel’s move to expand illegal settlement

The UN’s Middle East envoy says he is “very concerned” by Israel’s decision to advance construction in an illegal Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that would make establishing a contiguous Palestinian state even harder, reiterating that “settlement construction is illegal under international law”. The move also risks angering the[…]

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OIC condemns Israeli demolitions of West Bank buildings

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday condemned Israel’s demolition of Palestinian dwellings throughout the West Bank which led to the displacement of dozens of families from their homes and lands, reports Anadolu Agency. “The action falls within the framework of the policies of ethnic cleansing, annexation and colonial[…]

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Joe Biden ‘no saviour’ of the Palestinians

In October 1973, newly elected Delaware Senator Joe Biden visited Israel on his first official overseas trip and met Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The 30-year-old was visibly moved as Meir explained what she said was Israel’s militarily dangerous situation surrounded by “enemy states”, but he cheered up when the[…]

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Arab nations slam Israel for razing Palestinian village

Palestine, the Arab League, Qatar, and Jordan on Saturday strongly condemned Israel’s demolition of a village in occupied West Bank, Anadolu reports. Israel’s recent aggression is “a blatant violation of the rules of international law and international covenants,” Ambassador Saeed Abu Ali, the Arab League’s assistant secretary-general for Palestine and[…]

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EU calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

The European Union (EU) on Thursday called on Israel to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories. EU Spokesperson Peter Santo announced in a statement: “This week, Israeli forces demolished more than 70 structures, including residential, livelihood and sanitation facilities, belonging to 11 Palestinian families with 41[…]

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