Archives - May 2018

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May

Kuwait submits a draft UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international protection mission for the Palestinians

Kuwait on Tuesday circulated a watered-down draft UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international protection mission for the Palestinians in a bid to win European support in a vote expected this week, diplomats said. The council could hold a vote, possibly on Thursday, on the draft resolution that is expected to face a …

30
May

Israel detains Gaza Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla set sail from the local port on Tuesday in defiance of a 12-year Israeli sea blockade on Gaza. The boat, said to be carrying 17 passengers and crew, was stopped by the Israeli navy which announced it had taken control of the vessel less than 12 miles from its home port. The …

28
May

New UK parliament motion condemns Israel’s “massacre of Palestinian protesters”

A Parliamentary Early Day Motion was tabled on friday condemning Israeli forces’ “massacre of Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border fence”. The motion, backed by MPs from the Labour Party, Scottish National Party, and Plaid Cymru, urges the British government “to unequivocally condemn” the recent killing of Palestinian demonstrators. The government should also “reaffirm the rights of …

24
May

Angolan Diplomats Fired For Attending Jerusalem Embassy Event

Two senior Angolan diplomats were fired this week for attending a gala dinner hosted by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Manuel Augusto Jao Diogo Fortunato – a senior adviser and the number 2 figure in the Angolan Embassy in Tel Aviv – attended the …

24
May

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for opening an investigation are met,” Fatou …

24
May

76 congressmen urge Netanyahu to cease demolition of Palestinian homes

Seventy-six Members of the US Congress have co-signed a letter to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to end the demolitions and evictions of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. According to J Street, a Washington DC-based liberal Zionist pressure group, “the letter notes that the destruction and displacement of these communities pose …

23
May

Turkey slams Security Council for failing to protect Palestinians

Turkey on Tuesday criticized the UN Security Council for failing to protect civilians during conflicts, particularly in Palestine and Syria. This was voiced by Turkey’s permanent ambassador to the UN Feridun Sinirlioğlu during an open discussion at the Security Council on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts. Sinirlioğlu said that ensuring the safety of …

23
May

Arab League condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian prisoner

The Arab League Tuesday condemned the murder of prisoner Aziz Oweisat, 53, from Jabal al-Mukaber in Occupied Jerusalem by the Israeli prison service. In a statement issued by the Palestine and occupied Arab territories division, the Arab League held Israel responsible for Oweisat’s death and warned Israel of continuing its brutal measures against Palestinian prisoners. …

23
May

Ghanaian MP: Akufo-Addo Must Recall Envoy To Israel

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, Ras Mubarak, has urged Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo to recall his envoy to Israel in the wake of Israel’s killing of 60 Palestinian protesters, and the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last week. Speaking at a recent press conference at the Palestine embassy …

18
May

Tunisia: Calls for closing US embassy, criminalizing normalization

Tunisian unions have called for taking swift steps to close the US embassy in the country and enact legislation criminalizing normalization with Israel in response to the US embassy opening in Occupied Jerusalem and the mass murder of unarmed protesters in Gaza last Monday. This came in a sit-in organized on Wednesday in the capital …

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