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Tag: Gaza

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 20:40 UTC

    Brazil downgrades diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv

    “We cannot remain silent in the face of aberrations,” Lula said during the weekend about Israel's deployment in Gaza

    The government of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced on Wednesday the transfer of Ambassador Frederico Meyer from Tel Aviv to Geneva to head the mission before the United Nations (UN) Conference on Disarmament, Agencia Brasil reported. According to the Diário Oficial da Uniao, a replacement has not been sent to Israel.

  • Saturday, May 25th 2024 - 11:03 UTC

    Israel ready to ignore Court of Justice and reaffirms its right to self-defense

    “Israel must immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah which may inflict on Palestinian groups in Gaza conditions of life that would bring about its physical destruction,” ICJ said

    Israel condemned on Friday the ruling from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, saying that the 'genocide charges against Palestinians in the Gaza strip', were “false, outrageous and morally repugnant”.

  • Monday, May 20th 2024 - 20:11 UTC

    ICC Chief Prosecutor wants arrest warrants out on Israeli and Hamas leaders

    Netanyahu (L) and Gallant must be held accountable, Khan insisted

    International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan announced Monday that he would be seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant as well as for Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al-Masri, and Ismail Haniyeh.

  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    UN staff reported killed in Israeli offensive

    Rafah used to be home to some 1.4 million Gazans

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres again called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza as one UN worker was killed and another injured during the Israeli deployment in the southern city of Rafah. According to the Hamas terrorist group's press office, both were traveling in a vehicle marked with UN flags and logos.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 19:50 UTC

    Argentine hostage in Gaza confirmed dead

    Lior Rudaeff “was always the first to volunteer and help everyone” (social media photo)

    Argentine national Lior Rudaeff, one of the victims believed to be in the hands of the terrorist group Hamas after the Oct. 7, 2023, incursion into Israeli territory, was actually killed during that attack, the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires confirmed Wednesday. Aged 67, Rudaeff became the 38th fatality out of the 132 people kidnapped into Gaza.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 10:16 UTC

    Colombia breaks up with Israel over Gaza deployment

    Petro denounced Israeli PM Netanyahu's “genocidal” actions

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro Wednesday announced that his country would be severing diplomatic ties with Israel as of Thursday over the latter's military deployment in Gaza at the behest of its “genocidal” head of government. Petro also insisted that “if Palestine dies, humanity dies.”

  • Saturday, April 27th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    RFA Cardigan Bay in crucial support task to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza civilians

    “The crew of RFA Cardigan Bay are central to the UK's contribution to the multinational plan to greatly expand the flow of aid into Gaza”

    UK has reported that a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel will provide accommodation to hundreds of American soldiers and sailors in the eastern Mediterranean who are helping to deliver aid to Gaza. The US military has started the construction of a temporary pier off the coast of Gaza to facilitate the delivery of vital humanitarian aid.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:00 UTC

    Israel to ban Al Jazeera, PM announces

    Netanyahu insisted the station was Hamas' bullhorn and a terrorist channel

    Press freedom advocates worldwide expressed concern Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would use newly passed temporary legislation to shut down the local operations of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news service. The new law will only be in effect for 45 days and must be re-approved every 45 days, expiring on July 31. The judges have three days to decide whether to “amend” the decision or limit its duration.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 02:26 UTC

    Gaza: UN Security Council passes ceasefire resolution during Ramadan

    Guterres said that the resolution must be implemented on the ground and that the Council’s failure to do so “would be unforgivable”

    The United Nations (UN) Security Council passed Monday a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it was reported from New York. It was the first time that none of the superpowers powers holding veto rights chose to exercise it.

  • Thursday, March 14th 2024 - 19:01 UTC

    Israel's actions in Gaza violate international humanitarian law, Brazil's FM says

    Vieira said he was confident that Brazil's friendship with Israel would survive the behavior of the current government in Tel Aviv

    Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira told his country's Senate Thursday that Israel's “blockade of humanitarian aid in the current context of famine and lack of medical supplies in Gaza is a violation of international law,” Agencia Brasil reported. The administration of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “continues to systematically hinder the entry of trucks with humanitarian aid at the borders with Gaza,” Vieira denounced.