The UK government is maintaining a military presence at scores of facilities across the Middle East, according to research conducted by a London-based investigative journalism outlet. There are British forces personnel serving at 15 locations in Saudi Arabia and 16 in Oman, according to a report published by Declassified, which[…]
The Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council on Thursday condemned visits that were recently carried out by pro-normalisation groups to Al-Aqsa mosque. The visits were under the protection of Israeli police and accompanied by officials from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. In the wake of its 88th session, the council’s Chairman Muhammad Hussein[…]
An Israeli court ruled to demolish a newly-constructed Palestinian school located in the centre of the West Bank. Anadolu Agency quoted anti-settlement activist Abdullah Abu Rahma stating that the Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday rejected the injunctive relief submitted in favour of the Ras El-Teen School in eastern Ramallah. Abu[…]
The Palestinian Colonisation and Wall Resistance Commission have confirmed that Israeli forces demolished 313 homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem during the first half of this year. The commission disclosed in a report that 64 per cent of the demolitions took place in East Jerusalem, Nablus and[…]
Thousands of Israelis have protested in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, demanding his resignation as the government comes under fire over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Some placards carried by demonstrators on Tuesday read “Netanyahu’s corruption makes us sick” and “Netanyahu, resign”. “The most deadly[…]
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian with mental disabilities in East Jerusalem on Saturday, according to Israeli media, Anadolu reports. Border police officers opened fire on a man in Jerusalem’s Old City after they suspected he had a gun, The Times of Israel newspaper reported. In a statement, police said[…]
Twenty-six years ago, on February 25, 1994, a Jewish settler named Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli army physician, opened indiscriminate fire from his army-issued automatic rifle at hundreds of Muslims as they were performing the dawn prayer on a Ramadan day at the Ibrahimi Mosque in southern West Bank city of[…]
Palestinians held demonstrations across the occupied territories on Friday, three days after US President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip, thousands denounced the plan unveiled by the Trump administration for pushing forward a vision largely[…]
Israeli police have arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem and a local official of the mainstream Fatah party in dawn raids on Monday in the disputed city, AFP reports, citing the men’s lawyer. Police arrested governor Adnan Ghaith and the Fatah general secretary for Jerusalem, Shadi Mutour, in raids on[…]
Israeli police said they have arrested Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi al-Hadami of the Palestinian Authority (PA) – a move Palestinians said was “routine” and part of a “harassment campaign”. The Jerusalem Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that Israeli forces raided the minister’s home before taking al-Hadami into[…]
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