Around A Dozen People Injured In Explosion At South Lebanon Palestinian Camp
BEIRUT: A large explosion rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre on Friday night, injuring about a dozen people, according to rescue workers on scene and a Palestinian source inside the camp. The state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported an unspecified number of deaths,... Read more
Palestinian Resistance Forces Claim Israeli Security Wall Around Gaza Will Not Block Them
GAZA CITY: Israel has announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country. However, Palestinian factions have rejected Israeli claims that the wall would stop them digging tunnels. The 65-kilometer barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors, and... Read more
Palestinian Teenager Shot Dead By Israeli Guard
RAMALLAH: A Palestinian teenager who drove his car into an Israeli security checkpoint in the occupied West Bank was shot dead on Monday by a security guard at the scene, officials said. The car-ramming occurred after 1 a.m. at the Te’enim checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, an... Read more
Israel: Palestinian Car-Rammer Wounds Guard, Is Shot Dead
JERUSALEM: A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the alleged attacker was killed, while a ministry official declined to... Read more
UN Warned Its Credibility Is At Stake Over The Palestinian Question
NEW YORK: There is more at stake in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than peace and security in the Middle East, according to Abdulla Shahid, the president of the UN General Assembly. The reputation of the global community and its ability to work together to resolve international disputes, in keeping with... Read more
UN Agency For Palestinian Refugees Faces Funding Crisis
AMMAN:The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic. UNRWA runs schools, clinics and... Read more
UN Says Israel Move Designating Palestinian Groups as ‘Terrorist Organizations’ Unjustified
GENEVA: Israel’s designation of six leading Palestinian civil society groups as outlawed “terrorist organizations” is an unjustified attack, the UN human rights chief said Tuesday. The Jewish state said its move last week was due to their alleged financing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. It... Read more
Israel Envoy To Brief US Over Ban On Palestinian Groups
TEL AVIV: Israel is sending an envoy to Washington amid a deepening rift with the Biden administration over six outlawed Palestinian rights groups, a Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday. Israel last week designated the prominent Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations, sparking international criticism and repeated assertions by... Read more
Israeli Court Ruling on Major Holy Site Angers Palestinians
JERUSALEM: A ruling by a local Israeli court in favor of a Jewish man who prayed quietly at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site has angered Muslim authorities. They denounced it on Thursday as a violation of the fragile status quo governing the compound. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is the... Read more
Israel Releases Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar From Prison
RAMALLAH: Israeli authorities on Sunday released from jail Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar after two years in detention. Jarrar, 58, was sentenced to two years in March 2021 for belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which Israel and the United States label a “terrorist” organization.... Read more