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Donor countries provide $107mn out of $300mn needed for Palestinians
The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has raised just $107mn in new funds for Palestinians, falling significantly short of the $300mn it needs to continue helping millions of people in Israeli-occupied territories and refugee camps in neighbouring countries. UNRWA provides services to nearly six million Palestinian refugees but is on the verge of financial collapse, the UN chief warns.
UN says to suspend food aid for Gaza, West Bank
The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations has announced it will suspend food aid to a large number of impoverished Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and West Bank due to funding shortages.
Iranian president calls for OIC to hold emergency meeting on situation in Palestine
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to convene an emergency session for a joint decision to defend the people of Palestine and counter the acts of aggression by the Zionist regime following its recent invasion of the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third Islamic holy site.
Report reveals Bush ordered CIA to find replacement for Yasser Arafat
Former US President George W Bush had ordered the CIA to search for a replacement for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after the escalation of the second Intifada in 2001, recently released British documents has revealed.
UN agency for Palestinians says needs $50-80mn to ‘keep running’
The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has announced that the body’s “assets have become obsolete”, and that it needs $50-80m to keep services running until the end of the year.
Australia reverses recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Australia has reversed a previous government’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the country's foreign ministry announced.
President Raisi: Unity basic strategy for Islamic world
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the significance of unity within the Islamic world, saying today unity is not a tactic, but a basic strategy for Muslims.
Palestinians demonstrate against Biden’s Middle East visit
Hundreds of Palestinians have staged a demonstration in the West Bank to voice their anger over US President Joe Biden’s visit to the occupied territories on his first Middle East trip as the US president.
Palestinian president meets Hamas leader for first time in 15 years
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with head of Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh in Algeria on Tuesday. It was the first such meeting between the two in 15 years.
Iran’s Tasnim reporter abducted, beaten in WB
A Palestinian reporter working for Iran’s Tasnim News Agency was abducted and beaten over the coverage of a demonstration in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
Amir Abdollahian calls for OIC ministerial meeting over Palestine
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, in a phone conversation with secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, called for the meeting of the OIC foreign ministers to discuss the situation in occupied Palestinian territory.
Resistance front should make normalization with Israel costlier: Iranian official
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says the resistance front should make the normalization of ties with the Israeli regime costlier for regional governments.
Hezbollah leader: Palestinian cause finding more supporters
The Leader of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah, has said with the passage of time, the supporters of the Palestinian cause and the holy city of al-Quds increase in number.
Iran’s Tehran Times newspaper holds online event on Palestine
Iranian newspaper Tehran Times is going to launch an online event titled Remember Palestine to promote awareness on the plight of Palestinians whose land has been under the Israeli occupation since after World War II.
Australia designates Hamas as terror group; the movement calls it hostile
The Australian government announced it plans to list the whole of the Palestinian movement Hamas to its list of outlawed “terrorist” organisations. Hamas has condemned it as a hostile action.
Palestine’s Abbas accused of power grab after new appointments
Major Palestinian groups have slammed new appointments to top positions in the PLO as illegitimate and a power grab by President Mahmoud Abbas. They claim the 86-year-old Abbas is trying to secure his favoured successor.
Palestinians vote in local elections amid rising anger with Abbas
Palestinians held municipal elections in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Saturday In a in a rare democratic exercise. It was held amid rising anger with President Mahmoud Abbas after he cancelled planned legislative and presidential votes earlier this year.
Israeli police kill young Palestinian in Jerusalem
A Palestinian young man was killed on Saturday evening when Israeli police officers opened fire on him at point blank range in the vicinity of the Damascus Gate plaza in occupied Jerusalem.
UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis
The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees stated it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic.
‘UK blacklisting of Hamas goes against international law’
The representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Tehran has called on the international community to take serious action to condemn Britain for blacklisting the Hamas resistance movement as a terrorist group.
Putin: Russia stance on Palestinian unchanged
Moscow’s stance on the Palestinian issue remains the same, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated during a meeting with Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas, in Sochi on Tuesday.
Abbas: US to fulfill commitments under Biden
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the Biden administration to live up to its commitments regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
“Israel nabs over 1,100 Palestinian kids in 2021”
Israeli forces have detained more than 1,100 Palestinian children since the beginning of this year, according to a Palestinian rights group.
Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in West Bank
A Palestinian youth was killed on Tuesday during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Tubas.
Settler attacks on Palestinians on the rise
An Israeli rights group has documented 451 incidents of settler attacks on Palestinians since early 2020, with Israeli forces not intervening to stop the attacks in the majority of cases.