Israel army is floundering in Gaza, ex-commander says

Reserve Commander General Gadi Shamni has warned that the Israeli army is “floundering” in Gaza, adding that Israel “clearly” will not achieve the goals it has set for its bombing campaign. In an interview with Maariv newspaper, Shamni said, “It is difficult to see how all the Israeli detainees will be returned from the Gaza Strip,” adding that he believes
| Israel, Middle East, News

Israel’s Smotrich threatens to reoccupy southern Lebanon over Hezbollah attacks

Israel’s far-right Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich threatened on Sunday to reoccupy southern Lebanon if cross-border attacks by Hezbollah persist, Anadolu Agency reports. “Give an ultimatum to Hezbollah. If it is not answered in full then launch a defensive attack including ground entry and an Israeli takeover of southern Lebanon,” Smotrich said in statements carried by Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. There was
| Israel, Lebanon, Middle East

Frau Genocide and the feminists who betray Gaza

Whenever a woman crashes through a glass ceiling in any walk of life I usually punch the air in celebration of another barrier to women’s progress crashing to the ground. Often blaming male-dominated regimes for the chaos in the Middle East, I’ve always believed that the election of women to high political office strengthens the connections between peace and democracy.
| Article, EU, International Organisations

UNRWA: Failure to reopen land crossings to worsen humanitarian conditions in Gaza

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) warned on Saturday that the failure to reopen land crossings and provide them secure access would exacerbate the catastrophic humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reports. “The crossings must re-open and be safe to access. Without the re-opening of these routes, the deprivation of assistance and catastrophic humanitarian conditions will persist,”
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East

Israel recovers from Gaza bodies of 3 killed during 7 October attacks

Israeli forces have recovered the bodies of three people killed during Hamas’s 7 October attacks, amid the Israeli government’s continued refusal to come to a ceasefire deal in the Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s top military spokesperson, rear admiral Daniel Hagari, occupation forces recovered three bodies in Gaza identified as Shani Louk, Amit Buskila, and Yitzhak Gelernter – all of whom
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GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel Bombs Zaytoun, Jabaliya, Khan Yunis | Israeli Crisis Deepens | Iranian President Missing | WFP: Prevent Gaza Famine – Day 226

The former commander of the Gaza Division was quoted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv as saying that the army is floundering in Gaza. Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz threatened to leave the war council if Netanyahu does not achieve specific goals by a set date. Israeli forces carried out several massacres across Gaza, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians. Palestinian Resistance
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Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir clash during cabinet meeting, Gallant leaves during Security minister speech

An Israeli channel reported on Friday that a sharp confrontation broke out between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir during a cabinet session. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation Kan reported on Friday evening that during a session of the Israeli Security Cabinet, a heated confrontation broke out between Ben-Gvir and Netanyahu. The channel quoted Ben-Gvir as saying
| Israel, Middle East, News

France: Parliamentarian boycotts diplomatic trip to Israel due to Gaza war

French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Aymeric Caron, of the left-wing Ecological Revolution for Living (REV) Party and who is considered vice-president of the Israel-France Parliamentary Friendship Group, will boycott the diplomatic trip that the French Parliament is scheduled to organise to Israel from 15 to 19 July. Caron, who has firmly established himself as one of the most prominent
| Europe & Russia, France, Israel

Hamas's armed wing says ready for 'war of attrition' with Israel army

Hamas’s armed wing, on Friday, said it is ready for a long war of attrition with the Israeli army, Anadolu Agency reports. “ espite our full commitment to stop the aggression on our people, we are prepared for a long war of attrition with the enemy,” Abu Obeida, spokesman for Al-Qassam Brigades, said in a video message. He announced that
| ICJ, International Organisations, Israel

Israel intentions of 'displacement, subjugation or death' of Gazans are clear: Palestine envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, on Friday condemned Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinian people, saying the Tel Aviv government no longer hides its true intentions, which include “ isplacement, subjugation or death”, Anadolu Agency reports. “It took 75 years for the United Nations to recognise and commemorate the Nakba, but the Nakba is not a historical event.
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East

Whispers Of Gratitude: Which Of The Blessings Of Your Lord Will You Deny?

This verse becomes even more meaningful when seen through the lens of the Palestinians today. The ongoing war has produced horrifying images of the current situation in Palestine. I am unable to express even a small fraction of their suffering or put it into words. The situation is deplorable for war victims, but they have demonstrated unwavering faith. Thinking about
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Israel MK: None of Hamas’ 24 brigades have been destroyed in Gaza

Israeli Knesset member, Amit Halevi, confirmed yesterday that all 24 Hamas brigades are still present in Gaza and not a single one of them has been destroyed, adding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lying to the Israeli people and inflating the army’s achievements. In addition to Hamas’s steadfastness, the Islamic Jihad movement still exists, “and they lied to us
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US university president placed on leave for accepting demands of Palestine supporters

Sonoma State University’s President, Mike Lee, has been placed on administrative leave for announcing an agreement with pro-Palestinian activists to pursue an academic boycott of Israeli institutions and divestment strategies. California State University Chancellor Mildred Garcia said yesterday that Mike Lee was put on leave for accepting the demands of protesting students without obtaining “proper approvals.” She added in a
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Ex-general: Israel fighting war of attrition in Gaza

Retired Israeli General and military expert, Yitzhak Brik, said yesterday the Israeli army is fighting a “war of attrition” in Gaza and warned that prolonging the war will lead to the collapse of the army and the economy due to the lack of soldiers and the international boycott movement. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 13, Brik explained that the
| Israel, Middle East, News

Exclusive: key Unite committee walks out, says will start legal action against union

Elected representatives walk out accusing Sharon Graham of stifling democracy and destroying the union, with Unite’s employed officers on the verge of industrial action against the union Protesters holding a demo outside a meeting of Unite’s executive committee in March. Insert: general secretary Sharon Graham that she attempted to have evidence destroyed in bullying and misogyny complaints about her husband, whom she
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American Muslim Scholars Express Support For University Student Encampment Protests

Students from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds have banded together to lead these efforts in a heartening wave of solidarity. These encampment protests are largely to demand that their universities divest from all economic ties to Israel, with some students also asking for their administrations to make changes in their academic approaches or reconsider punishments taken against pro-Palestinian students, faculty,
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Tunisia-Palestine: a strong, yet limited support

A week after a plane loaded with medical and sanitary supplies collected by the Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC) took off, the Rafah crossing, controlled by the Egyptian authorities, was finally opened on October 21 allowing dozens of humanitarian convoys to pass through, including the TRC’s, as reported by the Tunisian embassy in Cairo. Aside from providing material aid, Tunisia was also
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In France, “supporting Palestine makes us terrorists”

While Israel has been relentlessly launching intensive strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing thousands of civilians, rallies in support of Palestine were initially systematically banned in France. It wasn’t until October 22 that a protest was authorized to take place. Gérald Darmanin informed prefects by telegram that “pro-Palestinian protests must be banned because they are likely to disturb public order.” Since
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Palestine: the fight for information

“T here’s nothing as a safe place, but I’m trying my best to stay safe”. 22-year-old journalist Plestia Alaqad has been reporting on the situation as best she can on social networks, while escaping Israel’s bombing raids on the Gaza Strip. “I am barely able to do my job under these circumstances”. Journalists in the field are on the front lines,
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