Lutheran church calls for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine

The Lutheran World Federation has issued a statement calling on the international community to find “a lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict,” one that brings “an end to the occupation.” “The Council is deeply concerned by the continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the recent escalation of violence, including the killing of[…]

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Jerusalem: Israeli ultra-nationalists assault Palestinians in far-right march

INTERNATIONAL Israeli ultra-nationalists and police forces attacked Palestinians on Sunday in occupied East Jerusalem as thousands chanted racist and Islamophobic slurs while participating in the controversial far-right “Flag March” through the Old City’s Muslim quarter. At least 79 Palestinians were wounded in Jerusalem, including 28 who were hospitalised, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said.[…]

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Berlin court upholds ban on Palestinian ‘Nakba Day’ demonstrations

A Berlin court, on Friday, upheld a ban on all Palestinian “Nakba Day” demonstrations which were scheduled to take place in the German capital this weekend, the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper reported. The administrative court outlawed five Palestinian demonstrations because what it said was a risk of inflammatory or anti-Semitic calls and violence, Anadolu[…]

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Qatar condemns Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque

The government of Qatar has condemned Israel’s violation of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque after illegal settlers entered the sanctuary protected by Israeli soldiers. “The Israeli assault on Palestinian worshippers who were prevented from carrying out their religious obligations during the holy month of Ramadan represented a dangerous escalation of[…]

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3 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces near Jenin

Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces near the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, according to Israel’s domestic intelligence service Shin Bet, Anadolu Agency reports. Shin Bet said in a statement published by Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that four Israeli soldiers were also injured, including one seriously. Shin Bet said Israeli forces responded[…]

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Israeli planes target Gaza for seventh straight night

Attacks on Gaza continued for the seventh straight night as Israeli warplanes targeted Hamas observation posts in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said. Tuesday’s air raids came as visiting Egyptian security officials strove to defuse the latest uptick in violence. “Fighter jets and[…]

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