Tag Archives: Gaza

UN experts decry Israeli regime’s harassment of pro-Palestinian activists

Four United Nations experts strongly denounce the Israeli regime’s harassment of human rights activists trying to provide support for the Palestinian communities that face forcible eviction from their houses in a southern West Bank area. “Israeli authorities’ hubris is proving without limits. They are even harassing human rights defenders and …

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First case of Omicron discovered in Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Health Ministry said on Sunday it had identified the first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the Gaza Strip. The carrier is a Gaza resident who was infected within the coastal territory, ministry official Majdi Dhair told a news conference. Dhair said this meant the variant, first …

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Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians, injure dozens across West Bank

Israeli forces have detained 10 Palestinians in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank and injured dozens of others in anti-settlement protests in the occupied Palestinian territory. Palestine’s official Wafa news agency said heavily-armed Israeli police on Friday rounded up five Palestinians, including three brothers, after forcibly entering their houses …

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France, EU members slam Israel’s settlement plans and terror listing of Palestinian NGOs

Several EU member states on the UN Security Council have criticized Israel’s move to proceed with settlement construction in Palestine’s West Bank and East Jerusalem while slamming the decision to dub six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. “We reiterate our strong opposition to the expansion of settlements and will not …

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UN agency for Palestinian refugees has urgent budget crisis

The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees is facing an “existential” budget crisis and appealing for urgent funding of $120 million to keep essential education, healthcare, and other services running, the agency’s chief said Friday. “We keep struggling, running after cash,” Philippe Lazzarini told a small group of reporters. “The financial …

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