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UN Agency Calls Gaza ‘Hell On Earth’ After Deadly Israeli Airstrike In Rafah

The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees described the situation in Gaza as “hell on earth” Monday following an Israeli attack in the southern city of Rafah that Palestinian health officials say killed at least 35 people. “Information coming out of Rafah about further attacks on families seeking shelter is horrifying,” UNRWA said. “There are reports of mass casualties including children […]

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Austria Latest To Suspend Funding For Palestinian Aid, Despite UN Chief Urging Resumption Of Support

Austria on Monday became the latest country to suspend additional funding for the U.N.’s Palestinian relief agency, a day after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to resume funding to help displaced people in Gaza who are desperately in need of assistance. Austria’s foreign ministry issued a statement calling on the agency, known as UNRWA, and the United Nations to […]

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UN Chief: ‘We Must Not Look Away’ From Gaza ‘Catastrophe’

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general called Wednesday for Israel and Hamas to prolong a temporary truce, saying a “true humanitarian cease-fire” is needed in the eight-week-old war. “The people of Gaza are in the midst of an epic humanitarian catastrophe before the eyes of the world,” Antonio Guterres told a ministerial-level meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the situation. […]

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Hamas Travels To Russia For Support

Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that continues to control the Gaza Strip and opposes Israel’s existence, is considered a terrorist organization by the US, the EU, and Israel, but not by Russia, China, Turkey, and some other countries. The Palestinian militant group had maintained its contacts with Russia since 2006 when it won the Palestinian parliamentary elections and was invited […]

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Israel Begins ‘Second Stage’ Of War As Gaza Death Toll Passes 8,000

Gaza residents described the weekend bombardment as the most intense of the ongoing war. Gaza’s Health Ministry says the death toll among Palestinians in the Hamas-Israel conflict has crossed 8,000 – most of them women and minors – as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces a “second stage” in the war after tanks and infantry pushed into Gaza over the […]

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Paris Strips Palestinian Leader Of Honor After He Minimizes Holocaust

PARIS — Paris has rescinded a special honor it bestowed on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas because of his recent antisemitic comments minimizing the Holocaust. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo published a letter Friday saying “your remarks run counter to universal values and the historical truth of the Holocaust.” Noting that tens of thousands of Jews were rounded up in Paris under the […]

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Israeli Forces Withdraw After West Bank Raid

Israeli troops pulled out from a West Bank refugee camp on Tuesday after conducting searches for members of armed Palestinian groups that began Monday and included more than 1,000 Israeli soldiers. At least 12 Palestinians were killed; Israel said all were combatants. So far, militant groups have claimed five as their members: Islamic Jihad claimed four, and Hamas claimed the […]

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Israel Prepares To Demolish Family Home Of Palestinian Gunman

Israel sealed the family home of a Palestinian who killed seven Israelis on Friday as part of punitive measures aimed at relatives. Israel has sealed off the home of a Palestinian man who killed seven people outside a synagogue in occupied East Jerusalem in a preliminary step ahead of the expected demolition of the building. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet took steps […]

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Palestinians Arrested, Injured As Far-Right Jews Enter Al-Aqsa

Ultranationalist Jews entered under Israeli police protection, with restrictions imposed on Palestinian movement at the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of ultranationalist Jews have entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem – under the protection of Israeli authorities – for the second day in a row, as Israeli police attacked Palestinians gathered in the compound and […]

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Israel Will ‘Pay A Heavy Price’ After Gaza Attack, Iran Warns

Head of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tells Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, ‘we are with you on this path until the end’. Palestinians are “not alone” in their fight against Israel, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said, as they faced a second day of air raids on Gaza. “Today, all the anti-Zionist jihadi capabilities are […]