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Gaza remembers Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces

Gaza remembers Razan Najjar, nurse shot dead at Israel border

Thousands of Palestinians participate in the funeral of  Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces Thousands of Palestinians, many dressed in white medical uniforms, took part on Saturday in the funeral of a nurse who was shot dead at the Israel-Gaza border. Razan al-Najjar is known to the world as the 21-year-old Palestinian medical nurse shot dead by an Israeli sniper during protests ... Read More »

Military trial of Palestinian teenage Ahed Tamimi postponed

The military trial of Palestinian teenage Ahed Tamimi postponed

Ahed Tamimi has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians The military trial of a teenage Palestinian girl charged viral ‘slapping video’ to the two Israeli soldiers has been postponed until February 13th. Ahed Tamimi, who was charged with assault and incitement after she slapped an Israeli soldier in her village in the occupied West Bank, is facing another delay ... Read More »

Mahmood Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state: Minister

Abbas and Palestinian leaders are refusing to meet US Vice President Mike Pence Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the European Union to officially recognize the state of Palestine when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc. Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said Abbas will tell the EU it should take the step “as a way to respond” to ... Read More »

Arab League to lobby UN to recognise Palestinian state

Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on to follow up on earlier decisions taken by the Arab League Arab states will embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations (UN) to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war. This was announced by Jordanian Foreign Minister ... Read More »

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians over Jerusalem row

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians over Jerusalem row

We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect President Trump threatened to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority amid a backlash over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has threatened to undermine potential peace talks in the Middle East. On Twitter, ... Read More »

Israeli youth refuse to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation

Israeli youth refuse to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation

Dozens of Israeli youth sign letter saying: ‘We Won’t Take Part in Occupation’ Israeli youth has sent a letter to country’s leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Education Minister Naftali Bennet and Chief of Israel Defense Forces Lt. Gen Gadi Eisenkot declaring their refusal to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation The letter, published in one ... Read More »

128 countries reject US Jerusalem move, Pakistan welcomes UNGA resolution

World’s big nations conveyed a strong message by principally stand with Palestine, says Maleeha Lodhi The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly rejected the Trump administration’s decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a 128-9 vote. The diplomats gathered in New York City ignored United States objections and approved a nonbinding resolution calling on countries ... Read More »

King Salman pledges support for Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Saudi Arabia condemned the US decision which it said would inflame the feelings of Muslims Saudi King Salman pledged the kingdom’s support for east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state during talks with president Mahmud Abbas. According to SPA news agency the monarch stressed “the legitimate right of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state with ... Read More »

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking anger across Muslim world

It is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,’ says Trump US President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperilling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Speaking in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump also announced his plan ... Read More »

Turkey honours 10-year-old journalist Janna Jihad with special Award

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) poses with Janna Jihad (L) after giving an award titled "brave heart journalist" to Jihad in Istanbul, Turkey on March 12, 2017. (Anadolu Agency )

10-year-old journalist Janna Jihad conveys Palestine’s message given to the world Janna Jihad, a 10-year-old Palestinian girl, who highlights her country’s problems via reporting on social media, has been honoured with award titled “brave heart journalist” in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan awarded the prize to the young journalist during the International Benevolence Awards, organized by Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation, at the ... Read More »

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