Category - Local News

23
Dec

Settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque under tight police protection. According to the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Jerusalem, at least 130 settlers entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard. 34 female settlers in army uniform also defiled the Mosque’s courtyards. The Aqsa Mosque is …

23
Dec

ICC to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Palestinian territories

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it will launch a full investigation into war crimes in the Palestinian territories, a move welcomed by the Palestinian government. In a statement on Friday, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed her satisfaction with a “reasonable basis” to probe into the situation in Palestine. “In brief, I am satisfied that …

20
Dec

UN: Israel has advanced 22,000 housing units in W. Bank since 2016

The UN Mideast envoy said Wednesday that Israel advanced or approved plans for over 22,000 housing units in West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem in the three years since the Security Council adopted a resolution condemning settlements on lands the Palestinians want for their future state. Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council that in …

12
Dec

Scores of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces on Thursday morning stormed the Aqsa Mosque and desecrated its courtyards. 80 settlers, including 20 military soldiers, 38 institute and university students and one employee from the Israeli antiquities authority entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards in morning hours, according to the Islamic …

29
Nov

Mogherini: Israeli settlements constitute an obstacle to peace

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said yesterday that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible. “Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving as the …

27
Nov

Arab foreign ministers reject US position on Israeli settlements

Arab foreign ministers rejected today the US decision that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied in 1967 does not violate international law. Following an extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, the foreign ministers said that the US decision is null and void and has no legal effect …

21
Nov

UNESCO to support cultural heritage of Al-Quds Old City

The Cultural Committee of the 40th UNESCO general conference, which was attended by ministers of culture from around the world, has called for taking new decisions to protect the world heritage in Occupied Jerusalem. UNESCO member states and international donors said they would provide further support for activities intended to preserve the cultural heritage of …

21
Nov

EU: Israel’s settlements are illegal

The European Union(EU) has renewed its belief that Israel’s settlements and settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law and erode prospects for lasting peace. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in …

15
Nov

Dozens of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque in morning tours

At least 244 Jewish settlers desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards on Thursday morning. According to the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Occupied Jerusalem, dozens of police officers escorted the settlers as they were touring the Mosque’s courtyards. The settlers included 97 students of Israeli universities and religious institutes, 40 government employees and eight intelligence officers. The …

15
Nov

With ceasefire going into effect, Gaza mourns 34 slain Palestinians, some entire families

The ceasefire brokered by Egypt between Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel brought to end two days of Israeli aggression but not before leaving 34 Palestinians dead, including entire families of children and women. While Gaza is not new to Israeli aggression, with each wall destroyed by Israeli rockets comes a different …

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