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In southern Syria, the US faces a Russia-Israel challenge

In southern Syria, the US faces a Russia-Israel challenge

Dynamics in the southern front in Syria have reached a tipping point. Russian-Israeli coordination is taking precedence over the ceasefire agreement that US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached on the sidelines of the G20 summit last year. Iran and the United States are both facing increasing pressure in the area, while […]

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Aug 23, – “We conducted strikes against several dozen targets in the Gaza Strip” on Sunday, an army spokeswoman. Israel said Monday it staged dozens of strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire from the strip, causing limited casualties but sparking a war of words with Turkey. Palestinian medical officials said four people were […]

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousands of children detained in security clampdown- HRW

Thousands of children detained in security clampdown- HRW

July 28, – In a new report, the US-based rights group documented an increase in the detention of children in six conflict-affected countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Nigeria and Syria. Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Protests over Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian attacker

Protests over Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian attacker

Mar 29, – Protesters, as well as some politicians on the right, criticized Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who has said the soldier acted inappropriately. Hundreds of protesters have rallied outside a court in support of a soldier filmed last week shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker in the West Bank, an incident that has proven […]

March 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israel must keep security control in a peace deal – Netanyahu

Israel must keep security control in a peace deal – Netanyahu

Nov 11, – Netanyahu, who later met with members of Congress, said Israel must be able to defend itself, by itself. This includes threats from any territory Israel relinquishes, including hundreds of miles (kilometers) of borders subject to potential tunneling. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the “real test” of a two-state solution […]

November 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Sep 19, – The early morning air strikes targeted two training camps belonging to the Islamist group Hamas, causing no injuries, officials and witnesses said. Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel. Gaza militants fired at least two rockets into Israel late […]

September 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in coma- lawyer

Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in coma- lawyer

Aug 14, – “I was informed yesterday evening by the (Israeli) hospital where he is being held that he had fallen into a coma,” Jamil al-Khatib, the attorney of detainee Mohammed Allan, told AFP. A Palestinian held by Israel without trial has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, his lawyer said […]

August 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hamas demands release of hunger-striking prisoners

Hamas demands release of hunger-striking prisoners

Jun 14, – Gaza’s former Hamas premier Ismail Haniya appealed for the release of Khadar Adnan, who was imprisoned without trial by Israel and has been refusing food for about 40 days. Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday called for the immediate release of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He also […]

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Israel opens probe into Palestinian beating video

Israel opens probe into Palestinian beating video

Jun 14, –In the footage, which was widely disseminated by Palestinian media, men in Israeli military uniform were seen repeatedly striking the Palestinian civilian, including with a rifle butt near the back of the head and a punch in the face. Seven Israeli soldiers were to face a disciplinary hearing on Sunday after video emerged […]

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Netanyahu wins surprise victory in Israel election

Netanyahu wins surprise victory in Israel election

Mar 18, – With nearly all of the votes counted, his rightwing Likud party was seen taking 30 of the Knesset’s 120 seats, with the centre-left Zionist Union a distant second on 24. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beat the odds on Wednesday to win a resounding election victory that will likely deepen tensions with […]

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More