6 Israeli soldiers injured in last 24 hours, military says

Six Israeli soldiers were injured in clashes in the last 24 hours, including three in the Gaza Strip, military figures showed on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. The army, however, did not provide any further details about how the soldiers were wounded. According to Israeli military figures, at least 662 soldiers have been killed and 3,866 others injured since the outbreak
| Israel, Middle East, News

Israel: War in Gaza harms normalisation with Morocco, says security institute

Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) has reported that while the main aspects of Israeli-Moroccan relations, including bilateral trade and security links, have not yet been affected by the war against the Palestinians in Gaza, they have been greatly damaged in other aspects, most notably the normalisation of public diplomatic ties, official visits and tourism. “This pattern of fluctuating
| Africa, Israel, Middle East

Palestinian journalist from Gaza lists catalogue of abuses in Israeli detention

A Palestinian journalist arrested by Israeli occupation forces three months ago in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza has provided his lawyer with a shocking catalogue of abuses taking place in Israel detention centres. Alaraby television correspondent Mohammad Saber Arab, 42, told lawyer Khaled Mahajneh that detainees are killed, raped, tortured, abused and humiliated. During his first visit to speak to Arab
| Israel, Middle East, News

‘Wishful Thinking’ – Does Israel Have All the Cards in Gaza?

Netanyahu does not seem to have an actual plan for Gaza, neither for now nor after the war. So, he prolongs the war despite the fact that his army is exhausted, depleted and is being forced to fight on multiple fronts. – Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of six books.
| Articles, Commentary, Editorials

Israel tanks push deeper into Rafah, forcing people to flee again

Israeli tanks, backed by warplanes and drones, advanced deeper into the western part of the Gaza Strip city of Rafah on Wednesday, killing eight people, according to residents and Palestinian medics, Reuters reports. Residents said the tanks moved into five neighbourhoods after midnight. Heavy shelling and gunfire hit the tents of displaced families in the Al-Mawasi area, further to the
| Israel, Middle East, News

Growing up in Nuseirat – Where massacres become routine

I clearly remember my first day at an UNRWA school in a refugee camp in Gaza. I was five years of age. It felt like my life was over. The distance from Block 5 of the Nuseirat Refugee Camp to the New Camp – located within the municipal boundaries of Nuseirat – was long, exhausting and terrifying. I had to
| Article, International Organisations, Israel

67% of water, sanitation infrastructure destroyed in Gaza since 7 October: UN Refugee agency

The UN Relief Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) said Wednesday that “67 per cent of water, sanitation facilities and infrastructure have been destroyed or damaged” in the Gaza Strip since 7 October, Anadolu Agency reports. The Agency emphasised the urgent need for action. “As infectious diseases continue to spread and temperatures rise, the lack of hygiene and dehydration pose a severe threat
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East

Head of Lebanon Hezbollah threatens Israel, Cyprus in televised address

The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday that nowhere in Israel would be safe if a full-fledged war breaks out between the two foes, and he also threatened Cyprus and other parts of the Mediterranean, Reuters reports. Hezbollah has been trading fire with Israel for more than eight months in parallel with the Gaza War. On Tuesday, the group published
| Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon

Egypt denies agreeing to participate in UN force for Gaza crossings

Egypt dismissed, on Wednesday, reports of its participation in a potential UN-organised Arab force to control Gaza border crossings, Anadolu Agency reports. “There is no truth to the rumours circulated by some news websites regarding Egypt’s agreement to participate in an Arab force under the United Nations to control the crossings with the Gaza Strip,” a senior Egyptian official was
| Africa, Egypt, International Organisations

7 October on Israel, following operations in Gaza did not occur in vacuum: Head of UN Commission

The 7 October attack on Israel and the subsequent military operation in Gaza did not occur in a vacuum as they were preceded by decades of violence and retribution against Palestinians, UN Commissioner, Navi Pillay, said Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. Pillay, a judge from South Africa, is a former UN Human Rights chief and head of the UN Commission of
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East

Ignore Race and Religion – It’s Political, Not Ethnic

Colonized have been fighting colonizers for millennia. Not because the colonizers were Christian Crusaders or Moslem Tatars, or Buddhists, or French, Belgian, British or German, but rather because of what colonizing is: collective slavery. It’s Political, Not Ethnic A Little History Usurpation of Political Land Race and Religion are Weapons – Blake Alcott is a retired cabinetmaker and ecological economist who has been a solidarity
| Articles, Commentary, Colonialism

Palestinian girl with burns from Israel shelling hopes for treatment

The disfiguring facial burns of 10-year-old Hanan Akel show how Israel’s military campaign in Gaza is not only causing thousands of deaths but terrible injuries afflicting both old and young, Reuters reports. Hanan lay in a hospital cot in Deir Al-Balah in central Gaza Strip, struggling to move her mouth as she spoke and with her eyes partly shut, patches
| Israel, Middle East, News

Houthis say end of military operations depends on end of Israel’s assault in Gaza

The Houthis in Yemen confirmed on Tuesday that stopping military operations in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden is dependent on ending Israel’s “aggression” and siege imposed on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The statement was issued by the movement’s political bureau the day after Washington vowed to “hold Houthi terrorists accountable for their actions.” “Our military
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Pro-Palestine protestors stage sit-in at Citibank HQ over Gaza genocide

Hundreds of protestors staged a sit-in Tuesday outside Citibank’s headquarters in New York City, in solidarity with the Palestinian people over the Israeli occupation state’s war on Gaza, and the bank’s complicity in the genocide taking place there. “Citibank, Citibank, you can’t hide, you are committing genocide,” they chanted, holding banners in solidarity with Palestine. The demonstrators demanded an end
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Gaza was the Hajj sacrifice this year

More than two million Muslims stood on Mount Arafat this year in response to God’s command to perform Hajj for those who are able to do so, to perform the greatest pilgrimage at the same time in the same garments, facing the same Qibla, and praying to the same Lord. This reflects an image in which mercy is apparent, as
| Article, Israel, Middle East

Ynet: Hezbollah’s Kamikaze Drones Caused Severe Damage, Difficult Questions after Hezbollah Took Footage of Haifa Port

Islam Times - Under the title, “Difficult Questions after Hezbollah Drone Took Footage of Haifa Port”, Ynet “Israeli” daily cautioned that “The unusual footage Hezbollah released on Tuesday which shows strategic assets in the Haifa Port area filmed by a drone codenamed Hudhud raises several questions regarding ‘Israel’s’ air defense capabilities.”
| Palestine

Haya Ismail – How Many More Massacres Must We Palestinians Endure Here in Gaza?

Haya Ismail is a young Palestinian writer and English literature student in Gaza. Throughout her lifetime she has been involved in many programs, clubs, courses, and initiatives. She is an Access program alumni who hopes to grow her writing skills into a career. Haya and her family have been displaced several times in Israel’s current round of attacks on the
| Geopolitics, Article, Gaza

Gazan doctor being investigated by Israel's Shin Bet dies in custody

A prominent Palestinian doctor from the Gaza Strip has died in custody while being investigated by the country’s domestic security service, the Shin Bet, Israeli media reported Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reports. Dr. Iyad Rantisi, 53, the head of a women’s hospital in northern Gaza’s Beit Lahia, was detained by the Israeli army last November. He died six days after his
| ICJ, International Organisations, Israel

Netanyahu says Blinken assured him US will cancel limits on weapons supplies

Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday said that US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, had assured him that the Biden administration was working to cancel restrictions on arms deliveries to Israel, Reuters reports. Netanyahu, in a statement, said that when he met US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, last week, he expressed appreciation for the support the United States has
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Israel army pushes forward in Rafah, central Gaza, fighting Palestinian Resistance

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, continued its incursions into Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip and in the Territory’s central areas amid clashes and fighting with Palestinian Resistance groups, Anadolu Agency reports. In a military statement, the Israeli army said its Givati Brigade, part of its 162nd Division, engaged in clashes with Palestinian gunmen in Rafah, claiming to have
| ICJ, International Organisations, Israel

Israel ignores Jewish terrorism, with detention without trial for Palestinians only

In a scathing editorial, Haaretz has criticised the Israeli government’s proposal to restrict the use of administrative detention to cases involving “terrorist activity against the state or its citizens”, describing it as yet another example of Israel’s discriminatory policy towards Palestinians. The proposal, devised by Simcha Rothman MK, was discussed by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation yesterday. Haaretz minced no
| Israel, Middle East, News

8,663 Israel soldiers sought psychological, physical treatment since 7 October - report

Some 8,663 Israeli soldiers have arrived in psychological and physical rehabilitation departments since the outbreak of the Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip on 7 October, official data revealed on Monday. The Israeli Knesset [parliament] said, in a statement, that the Defence Ministry submitted the data to the parliamentary State Audit Committee, explaining that the most common injuries are
| ICJ, International Organisations, Israel

Israel recommended to downgrade relations with countries recognising State of Palestine

The head of Israel’s National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, recommended to the cabinet on Sunday to examine the possibility of downgrading diplomatic relations with all countries that have recognised a Palestinian state, including Spain, Ireland, Norway and Slovenia, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported yesterday. According to the report, Hanegbi added the council’s recommendation that Israeli ambassadors be recalled from these countries
| Europe & Russia, International Organisations, Ireland

Gaza farm destroyed by aid air drop

A farmer in the besieged Gaza Strip sent a message to those carrying out air drops of humanitarian aid, 'you destroyed my farm!' Raed Al-Agha found that his polytunnel had been destroyed by an air drop of food aid into the Gaza Strip. The irony is that while farms like these are a sustainable source of food production, the
| Israel, Middle East, Palestine

Netanyahu's son accuses army, Shin Bet of ‘treason’ on 7 October

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, yesterday accused the Israeli army and spy agency, Shin Bet, of “treason” in the lead up to the Palestinian resistance’s cross border infiltration of Israel from Gaza on 7 October. Yair cited the High Court of Justice’s interim order issued on Sunday instructing the state comptroller to postpone parts of his probe into the
| Israel, Middle East, News

Palestinians in Gaza left thirsty as Israel blocks fuel deliveries

Displaced Palestinians in Gaza are struggling to meet their water needs as Israel continues to ban the entry of fuel into the enclave thus stopping the delivery of water and the operation of desalination plants. More than one million Palestinians are now crowded into the western region of Gaza, along the coast, after being displaced on numerous occasions, most recently
| Israel, Middle East, News

Blinken assures Netanyahu US will lift restrictions on arms transfers to Israel

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reportedly assured Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States will soon lift all restrictions on arms transfers to Israel. An unsourced report, published yesterday by Channel 12 and the German daily Bild, claimed that during their meeting last week in Jerusalem, the Israeli prime minister asked for all US arms shipments to be returned
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Fractious arenas: Netanyahu dissolves his war cabinet

You could almost sense the smacking of lips, and the rubbing of hands in glee. The departure of Benny Gantz from the Israeli war cabinet, which had served as a check against the conventional security cabinet, presented a perfect opportunity for those who felt his presence to be stifling. In these febrile times, Gantz, the leader of the opposition National
| Article, Israel, Middle East

Palestinian-German football player gives Palestino shirt to influencer ‘Speed’

'Free Palestine', was the reply of influencer IShowSpeed when a Palestinian-German footballer gifted him a football shirt of the Chilean team CD Palestino. American YouTuber IShowSpeed, who has over 75 million followers across his social media platforms and has previously voiced his support for Palestine to his fans, met with Nader El-Jindaoui in Berlin during the European championships.
| Asia & Americas, Chile, Europe & Russia

Hamas slams Israel for burning Rafah crossing facilities

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement has slammed the Israeli occupation army’s burning of the departure hall and other facilities at the Rafah border crossing, rendering it completely inoperable, Quds Press has reported. In a statement issued on Monday, Hamas described the Israeli army’s actions as “criminal and barbaric” and a “clear war crime” that confirm the ongoing “war of extermination”
| News

Israel occupation forces deepen Rafah invasion, kill 17 in central refugee camps

Israeli air strikes killed at least 17 Palestinians in two of the Gaza Strip’s UN-run refugee camps on Tuesday, Reuters has reported. The occupation state’s tanks also pushed deeper into the enclave’s southern city of Rafah, residents and medics have confirmed. Residents reported heavy bombardments from tanks and aircraft in several areas of Rafah, where more than a million people
| Israel, Middle East, News

Palestinian journalist Dahdouh completes Hajj for his late wife

Palestinian journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh has completed the Hajj on behalf of his late wife, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Speaking to the Saudi News Agency (SPA), Al-Dahdouh said this is the second time he has completed Hajj. “This gave me additional happiness, that I am fulfilling my promise to her because I was not able
| Israel, Middle East, News

US says 2 universities fell short in addressing anti-Arab hate

The University of Michigan and the City University of New York have fallen short in addressing recent incidents of an anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab and anti-Semitic nature, the US Education Department said on Monday. The department also reached resolutions with both universities over complaints of such incidents, explained Reuters. The universities agreed to take some steps such as re-opening some past complaints,
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Judaic & Christian Eschatology — Why Prophecy Matters in Geopolitics

Israel is gathered back into the historical lands of their forefathers.  Temple Worship Resumes (Animal Sacrifices). Elijah the prophet is to return to Israel to turn the nation back to Temple Worship. A world leader will sign a agreement with Israel for a period of 7 years to guarantee peace in the region. This is what triggers the seven year period referred to
| Eschatology

Unite asks members, ‘Should we take a very pro-Israel position?’

Crazed survey to members includes range of options on genocide banned Unite officials and national banners from pro-Gaza protests banned and smeared films and books exposing the ‘Labour antisemitism’ scam placed an official under investigation who refused to cancel a Palestine solidarity fringe event at Labour’s 2023 annual conference told her chief of staff to threaten a soon-to-retire official with the loss of a pension bonus if he did not soften his
| Analysis, Breaking, abuse

Africa Uncensored co-founder John-Allan Namu wins ICFJ Knight Award

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) today announced three winners of the prestigious Knight Awards in recognition of the journalists’ exceptional impact and commitment to uncovering wrongdoing. John-Allan Namu, a reporter and media entrepreneur from Kenya, and Valeriya Yegoshyna, an investigative reporter from Ukraine, are the 2024 winners of the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award. Rana Sabbagh, a renowned investigative
| General, ICFJ, International Center for Journalists

Leaders who can not think as normal human beings choose war

Leaders who view humanity less than in equal human status are extremely naive about their own nature of being a human — lacking moral, spiritual and intellectual act of balancing the consciousness" or engaged in competitive numbers games to elevate their own image in global power and influence over others. They use dynamics of absolutism and aggressive behavior to manipulate
| Opinion

West 10 to the West Bank: Reflections on My Visit to Occupied Palestine

One of the most common requests of local Palestinians for me to share upon arriving home was to encourage Muslims to visit the holy city and reconnect to our heritage in the region. Many locals are banned from entering the courtyard. They need us to make it clear that Muslims worldwide have not abandoned the struggle for Al-Aqsa.
| Middle East, Travel, israel

New Report Analyzes Crackdown on Palestine Solidarity in the U.S.

Palestine Legal publishes new report on trends in and challenges to escalating anti-Palestinian repression in the post-Oct 7th period  Read the full report here.Please contact us here if you are a journalist interested in reporting on these trends.Please contact us here if you wish to document an incident of your own or receive legal support. 
| Press Release, Updates

A Rump State

Slowly but surely, the military situation for the Ukrainians is deteriorating day by day. The Western Wunderwaffen have proved to be a failure at the test of real war; economic sanctions against Russia hurt the West more than the target for which they were originally designed well in advance; Russian social cohesion has proven stronger than the collective West expected,
| Opinion

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
| Non classé

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,
| Non classé