User: newstrust Topic: Crisis in Gaza
Category: Palestinian Politics
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Israel tightens security for first Friday prayers since Trump plan 31.1.2020 Raw Story
Israeli police increased their presence in Jerusalem’s Old City, ahead of the first Friday prayers at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque since US President Donald Trump unveiled a controversial peace plan. The plan released on Tuesday was seen as heavily biased towards Israel and was angrily rejected by Palestinians, with one of the key bones of […]
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Palestinians protest against Trump’s Mideast peace plan 30.1.2020 Raw Story
The Israeli army announced an increased presence in the West Bank and near Gaza Wednesday evening, as US President Donald Trump’s controversial peace plan sparked outrage among Palestinians. The plan, seen as overwhelmingly supportive of Israeli goals and drafted with no Palestinian input, gives the Jewish state a US green light to annex key parts […]
Palestinians reject Trump peace plan 29.1.2020 Raw Story
Palestinian leaders on Tuesday rejected US President Donald Trump’s peace proposal as an unacceptable capitulation to Israel that tramples on the long-standing aspirations of their people. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed the initiative unveiled in Washington would fail. “This conspiracy deal will not pass. Our people will take it to the dustbin of history,” he […]
Iran's Allies Want U.S. Out of Iraq Now, Threaten to Fight Back Against Israel from Lebanon After Strikes Across Region 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
An influential Iraqi faction has called for a U.S. military exit from the country as the leaders of Hezbollah and Israel swapped threats over a series of suspected Israeli strikes across the Middle East.
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Palestinian Authority No Longer Crying Wolf 16.5.2019
Jonathan Cook reports on the bind that Netanyahu has created by withholding tax transfers as a reelection tactic.    By JonathanCook We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the…Read more →
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Palestinian leaders have themselves to blame for Netanyahu’s victory and the lack of a peace deal 13.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Saree Makdisi should realize that “the moribund two-state solution” for the Israelis and Palestinians has been dealt several “final blows.” (“Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection underlines Israel's apartheid reality,” Opinion, April 10)

Going back to 1967, every one of Israel’s offers...

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Whatever Happened to Palestinian Democracy? 7.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Palestine was the earliest and most successful experiment in Arab democracy, long before the advent of the Arab Spring. But with Mahmoud Abbas latching onto power, it's been 12 years since the last nationwide election.
Palestinian prime minister offers resignation, citing Trump's decision to cut off aid 30.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Palestinian prime minister offered his resignation Tuesday amid escalating tensions over his government’s failed efforts to establish a broad governing coalition that could rule both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to accept Rami Hamdallah’s...

Palestinian Authority removes staff from Gaza-Egypt crossing 7.1.2019 BBC: World
The West Bank-based authority says the Hamas group has obstructed its work on the Gaza-Egypt border.
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Five arrested after Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation raided 6.1.2019 BBC: World
Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was destroyed when armed men attacked the offices on Friday.
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Israel’s Overlooked Strategic Losses in Wars Against Arabs 30.11.2018
After conventional Arab armies failed to deter Israeli invasions, Lebanese and Palestinian volunteers have changed the strategic balance in the Middle East, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. 2006 Lebanese War Changed Power Calculus By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News In South…Read more →
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Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings 12.11.2018 BBC: World
Gaza rocket barrage targets Israel, which responds with air strikes after militants die in covert op.
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Palestinian forces routinely arresting and torturing critics - HRW 23.10.2018 BBC: World
Palestinians seen as disloyal are beaten and strung up by their own security forces, a report says.
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The Great Return March and the Women of Gaza: Why Palestine’s Feminists Are Fighting on Two Fronts 12.6.2018
The Return March, which has just ended, was unique in recent history in Gaza for a number of reasons.

The post The Great Return March and the Women of Gaza: Why Palestine’s Feminists Are Fighting on Two Fronts appeared first on Truthout.

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The Border Is Always Ready to Blow Up 4.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Khalil Hamra Palestinian protesters hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel The sirens screamed at 7 a.m. one morning last week in Israeli communities near the Gaza border. A few seconds later mortar shells started falling. One landed in a kindergarten playground, empty because of the early hour. All around Israel, through the day and into the night, cell phones flashed news of red alerts in the region around Gaza as shells and rockets came in.  And into the night, Israeli Air Force jets bombed Hamas and Islamic Jihad arms stores in the coastal strip.  Unusually, there were no reports of people killed. But bulletins pointed out, in case you weren't already thinking it, that this was the fiercest exchange of fire between Gaza and Israel since 2014. You knew the script, from 2014 and before that 2008: mortar shells or rockets, followed by air strikes, followed by mortars, and so on. Followed by war.  The next morning, Wednesday, at 5:15, the last ...
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Egypt’s president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan 18.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013.
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Longtime Palestinian official speaks on protests, violence, Israel and seeking peace without U.S. help 18.5.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Nabil Shaath, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on foreign affairs and international relations, has in one capacity or another been in the midst of relations with Israel and the United States for nearly 30 years.

Shaath has an extensive network of contacts around the world...

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As criticism mounts for Israel, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem 16.5.2018 Washington Post
The international denunciations of Israel's actions along the border with Gaza cast a shadow over what officials had hoped would be another showcase moment this week.
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The Gaza Strip – What Next? 16.5.2018 The Moderate Voice

Most of you have encountered news and vivid photos of the recent Israeli-Gaza violence. It is a difficult issue to try to explain to anyone not intimately involved in the conflict. Most news and commentary boils down to it is all Israel’s fault or all Hamas’s fault. It is a conflict that cries out for […]

The post The Gaza Strip – What Next? appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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U.S. Opens Embassy In Jerusalem Amid Massive Deadly Protests In Gaza 15.5.2018 Outside the Beltway
Celebrations and a deadly day in the Middle East.
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