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Tag: Palestine

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 13:31 UTC

    Israel orders UNRWA out of East Jerusalem HQs

    “No further warning will be sent,” wrote Goldknopf

    The Government of Israel has ordered the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to vacate its headquarters in East Jerusalem within 30 days. The measure was adopted at the request of the ultra-Orthodox Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf. The Israeli Authority of Lands (ILA) claimed that UNRWA owed over 27 million shekels (around € 7 million) for operating on land belonging to Israel “without consent” over the past seven years.

  • 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”.

  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 19:17 UTC

    Lula says recognition of Palestine's statehood “a historic decision”

    Brazil was one of the first Latin American countries to recognize Palestine's statehood back in 2010, also under President Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Wednesday's recognition of Palestine's statehood by Spain, Ireland, and Norway was a “historic decision,” Agencia Brasil reported Thursday. The South American leader also said that the measure will have a positive effect on efforts to find peace in the Middle East.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 10th 2024 - 21:22 UTC

    UN General Assembly okays Palestine's full membership but with no voting rights

    According to BA media, Argentina might expect Israel's reciprocity regarding the Falklands/Malvinas issue after siding with the minority on Friday

    Despite Argentina's thumbs down together with eight other countries, the United Nations (UN) decided on Friday by 143 votes in favor and 25 abstentions to upgrade Palestine's status within the organization to that of a full membership, it was reported in New York. In 2012, Palestine had been admitted as an Observer State with 138 votes in and also 9 against.

  • 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, 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 19th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Falklands' government donation to Red Cross Appeal for Israel and occupied Palestinian Territory

    The £5,000 donation underscores the Falkland Islands Government's commitment to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the ongoing situation in the region.

    The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly is pleased to announce the approval of a £5,000 donation to the International Red Cross in January, aimed at supporting humanitarian aid efforts in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory. This donation underscores the Falkland Islands Government's commitment to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the ongoing situation in the region.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Lula plants tree of “hope” at Palestinian Embassy

    Lula is to meet next week with the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmud Abbas

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday planted a tree at the Palestinian Embassy in Brasilia where a group of Arab and Islamic diplomatic missions gathered to pay him a tribute. “You are planting hope for the Palestinian people,” Palestinian Ambassador Ibrahim Alzeben told the South American leader before all the guests shared dinner.