Archives - March 2019

28
Mar

Palestine campaigning groups respond to bombing of Gaza and call for mass protests this Saturday 30 March

A group of UK-based organisations campaigning on Palestinian rights have responded to Israel’s latest bombing of the Gaza strip. Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War, Friends of Al Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain and Palestinian Forum in Britain, who are the main organisers of a national day of action for Palestine on Saturday 30th March, …

28
Mar

On eve of Land Day: Israel occupies more than 85% of Palestinian land

 As Palestinians mark the 43rd anniversary of Land Day, Israel’s expropriation of Palestinian land in the occupied territories continues unabated, according to a report published by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), on Thursday. On March 30th 1976, thousands of Palestinians inside Israel demonstrated against Israeli government confiscation of 21,000 dunams (5,189 acres) of …

28
Mar

Nigeria, SA, Senegal vote for arms embargo against Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) on Friday voted 23-8 for an arms embargo against Israel and the prosecution of Israeli military officials for war crimes due to Israel’s deliberate targeting of unarmed children, journalists and disabled people during recent protests in the Gaza Strip. Sub-Saharan African nations are among the biggest supporters …

27
Mar

EU will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders

 The European Union (EU) will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to East Jerusalem, Shadi Othman, spokesperson for the EU in Jerusalem, said on Wednesday. Othman emphasized, “The EU position with regard to Jerusalem remains unchanged. It is reflected in Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions and endorsed by all 28 EU …

27
Mar

Gaza: Israeli attacks destroyed 30 homes, partially damaged 500 others

The ministry of public works and housing said that 30 housing units were completely destroyed and 500 others sustained partial damage during the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. In press remarks on Tuesday, minister Mufid al-Hassaina said that technical and engineering crews from the ministry started to assess the size of damage caused …

27
Mar

Despite ceasefire: Israel continues airstrikes over Gaza

 Israeli warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes overnight on Tuesday and targeted dozens of Hamas movement sites in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli warplanes targeted and fired several missiles towards military sites belonging to al-Qassam Brigades in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Sources also confirmed that Israeli warplanes …

25
Mar

Romanian president rebukes his ‘ignorant’ PM’s pledge to move embassy

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis rebuked, on Sunday, his Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila, for stating that the Romanian embassy in Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Iohannis said that statements by Dancila show “total ignorance in foreign policy and in terms of making important decisions of the Romanian state.” During a Policy …

25
Mar

UNHRC adopts report condemning Israel’s use of lethal force in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a report condemning Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and excessive force” against civilian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip. The report was released by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry that was formed after more than 60 Palestinians were killed during a single day of …

25
Mar

Mahathir: Israel is a state of thieves

Dubbing Israel as “a state of thieves”, Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamed on Friday said his country enjoys friendly relations with every country in the world except for Israel. “We are not against Jews, but we cannot recognize Israel because of its occupation of the Palestinian land,” Mahathir said in his remarks, aired by local broadcasters, …

25
Mar

President Hamid bin Abdullah al-Ahmar welcomes the adoption of the Human Rights Council resolution condemning Israel and praises the statements of the Malaysian Prime Minister on the Israeli occupation

The President of the League of Parliamentarians for Al-Auds (Jerusalem) Hamid bin Abdullah Al-Ahmar welcomed UN Human Rights Council adoption of draft resolution which condemns Israel’s use of force that amounts to “war crimes” against Palestinian demonstrators on the borders of the Gaza Strip and considered this decision as an important step to achieve human …

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