Friday, April 19, 2024

Israel-Palestine Relations

US vetoes Palestinian push for full UN membership

The United States vetoed a widely supported resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that would have paved the way for the state of Palestine to gain full membership at the UN.

Israel has speeded up settlement expansion since outbreak of Gaza war: Report

Israel has accelerated its settlement expansion across East al-Quds since Tel Aviv launched its military campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip in early October 2023, according to a report by the Guardian.

UN calls on Israeli troops to end support for settler attacks in West Bank

The United Nations human rights office has urged Israel to halt its support of attacks by settlers in the occupied West Bank.

One Palestinian killed, several injured in settler attack on West Bank village

One Palestinian was shot dead and dozens were wounded in a large-scale attack by Israeli settlers and soldiers on the village of al-Mughayyir in central West Bank.

Israel declares record amount of occupied West Bank as state-owned land this year

Israel has so far in 2024 announced a record amount of West Bank as "state-owned" land, a move that could see a rapid expansion in settlement construction in the occupied territories.

Palestinians perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque

More than 60,000 Palestinians offered Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday, but there was no festive atmosphere, instead the whorshippers mourned the victims of Israel's ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.

UNSC refers Palestine’s full membership bid to committee

The United Nations Security Council president has referred the Palestinian Authority's application to become a full member of the world body to the committee on the admission of new members.

Palestinian prisoner dies after nearly 4 decades in Israeli jails

Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqa, 62, died on Sunday, after 38 years in Israeli jails, due to cancer, Palestinian rights groups reported on Monday.

Iranians stage massive Quds day rallies

Millions of people in Iran are on the streets across the country to mark the International Quds Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan to express solidarity with Palestinians.

Iran FM underlines unity among Palestinians in face of Israel Gaza war

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian stressed the importance of unity among Palestinians in countering Israel's crimes amid its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

Iran slams Israel’s decision to confiscate 800 hectares of Palestinian land in West Bank

Tehran has condemned Israel's move to seize 800 hectares of land belonging to the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, Jordan Valley region.

EU deplores Israeli seizure of 800 hectares of land in West Bank

The European Union on Sunday condemned the Israeli seizure of 800 hectares of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.

Young Americans favour Palestinians than Israelis amid Gaza war: Poll

More young Americans have favourable views of Palestinians than they do of Israelis in the current war in the Gaza Strip, while about half of the US population doesn't know which side has a higher death toll, according to a new poll by Pew Research Center.

Israel announces seizure of 800 hectares in occupied West Bank

Israel publicly humiliated America’s top diplomat on Friday by launching a massive settler land grab in the occupied West Bank while US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv over the Gaza war.

4 European countries say ready to recognise Palestine as a state

The leaders of Spain, Ireland, Slovenia, and Malta released a joint statement on Friday announcing that they will recognize a Palestinian state.

Senate Democrats urge ‘bold’ US push on Palestinian state

More than a third of the US Senate's Democrats have called on the administration of President Joe Biden to take "bold" action toward establishing a Palestinian state, in the latest pushback against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

EU agrees to sanction violent Israeli settlers in West Bank

The European Union foreign ministers have agreed at a meeting in Brussels to impose sanctions on violent Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Democratic senators ask Biden halt military aid to Israel amid Gaza war

A group of Senate Democrats led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) have demanded President Joe Biden comply with the Foreign Assistance Act and cut off military aid to Tel Aviv. More than 31,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli onslaught against Gaza.

Iran Leader says Palestine to bring Israel to its knees

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stated the resistance and steadfastness of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip will bring the Zionist regime to its knees.

UN says Israeli settlement expansion in Palestinian territories amounts to war crime

Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian areas have expanded by a record amount and risk eliminating any practical possibility of a Palestinian state, the United Nations rights chief Volker Turk has warned. He added the growth of Israeli settlements amounts to the transfer by Israel of its own civilian population into occupied territories, which is a war crime.

Israel detains 7,300 Palestinians in West Bank since outbreak of Gaza war

Israeli military forces have arrested at least 7,335 Palestinians in the West Bank since the start of its relentless air and ground attacks against the Gaza Strip, which have killed more than 30,000 Palestinians.

European countries must recognize Palestinian state to end war: Foreign minister

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki stressed on Saturday that the European countries should recognize the Palestinian state to reach a solution to the ongoing conflict.

Israeli police warn curbing Palestinians access to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan may fuel tensions

Israeli police have warned that imposing restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan could inflame tensions in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority PM resigns

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has announced the resignation of his government, which rules parts of the occupied West Bank, due to the escalating violence in the occupied territories and the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

EU slams new Israeli settlement plans in West Bank as ‘Inflammatory, dangerous’

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has raised concern over Israel's announced plans to construct 3,300 new housing units in illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank.

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