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Montevideo, May 24th 2024 - 22:02 UTC

Tag: Hamas

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 20:33 UTC

    ICJ orders Israel to halt Rafah offensive out of humanitarian concerns

    Tel Aviv is unlikely to comply with the ruling

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Friday issued a landmark ruling ordering Israel to stop its military deployment in Rafah, a spot in southern Gaza where thousands are said to have been killed since the beginning of hostilities in October last year. The highest court of the United Nations (UN) also warned that the current situation was “causing irreparable harm” nearing the genocide of the Palestinian people.

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  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 23:03 UTC

    Spain, Norway, and Ireland recognize Palestine's statehood

    Terrorism pays, Israel's Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said after the announcements

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Wednesday announced that his country would be recognizing Palestine's statehood as of May 28. In addition to Spain, Norway and the Republic of Ireland will be adopting the same stance. It was the Socialist leader's second bold diplomatic move this week after pulling Madrid's Ambassador María Jesús Alonso Jiménez from Buenos Aires. Of the 193 United Nations member states, 143 have recognized an independent state of Palestine, including China and Russia.

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  • Tuesday, May 21st 2024 - 10:02 UTC

    Biden says ICC move to prosecute Netanyahu is “outrageous”

    There is no equivalency between Israel and Hamas, Biden stressed

    US President Joseph Biden Monday criticized International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan's decision to request arrest warrants against Israeli and Hamas leaders alike on the grounds that comparing one with the other was “outrageous.” In Biden's view, the move suggests that Israel and Hamas share equal blame for the war in Gaza.

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  • 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.

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  • Friday, April 19th 2024 - 10:19 UTC

    Palestine denied UN full membership through US veto

    Palestine should not be admitted into the UN as long as Hamas controls Gaza,  Wood argued

    The United States exercised its veto power Thursday within the United Nations Security Council to cut Palestine short from full statehood and membership, it was reported in New York. Hence Palestine remained a “permanent observer state” with no voting rights within the global organization.

  • 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.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Milei rounds up a three-day tour of Israel

    “Nazism did what it did because the free world remained indifferent,” Milei argued

    Argentine President Javier Milei rounded up his tour of Israel Thursday with a visit to the Old City in Jerusalem, where he stopped by the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and then met with relatives of people kidnapped during Hamas' Oct. raids before heading for Rome to meet with Pope Francis.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Milei: “Nazism today is disguised as Hamas”

    Milei held a meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu among other engagements

    On the second day of his visit to Israel, Argentine President Javier Milei said Wednesday that “Nazism today is disguised as Hamas.” On making these remarks from the local Holocaust Museum, the South American leader insisted that the terrorist group needed to free the hostages taken during the Oct. 7 raids.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    UN agency staff in Gaza sacked for allegedly helping Hamas during Oct. 7 raid

    “Anyone who betrays the fundamental principles of the UN also betrays the people it serves in Gaza,” Lazzarini said

    The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Friday sacked 7 of its workers for their alleged involvement in the Oct. 7, 2023, raids by the terrorist organization Hamas into Israeli territory killing some 1,200 people and taking hundreds hostage, which triggered the ongoing crisis given Tel Aviv's stern response.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay take opposite sides regarding ICJ case against Israel

    Lula recalled Brazil's immediate condemnation of Hamas' terrorist attacks but was critical of Israel's “disproportionate use of force”

    Although partners in the South American Common Market (Mercosur), Brazil and Paraguay took opposite sides in the case brought by South Africa before the The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel for allegedly committing genocide against Palestinians living in Gaza. While the leftwing-leaning administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joined the plaintiff, Asunción sided with the defendant.