Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tag Archives: Palestine

Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein - UN human rights chief

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine, backs independent state

India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine

RAMALLAH: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged $40 million in aid to Palestine. Modi’s announcement came during the first-ever visit by an Indian head of state to the West Bank. “We discussed regional and global developments that have a role in peace in the world and in the region,” ...

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British Foreign Minister, Palestinian president discuss regional issues

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson discussed recent political developments over the phone. According to Palestine’s official news agency, Abbas reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to a “two-state solution” and a Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas said Palestine was ready to sit at the negotiating ...

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Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

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WEST BANK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the closure of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, days after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut Palestinian aid. Israel has long viewed the UN agency, known as UNRWA, as biased against it, an allegation the agency ...

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Palestine’s Abbas rules out US peace plan after Jerusalem decision

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GAZA: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expected by Washington next year. The comments in Paris came hours after 128 members of the United Nations voted to condemn US ...

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UNCHR: Killing of disabled Palestinian man is inexplicable

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A senior UN official has said Israel’s killing of a Palestinian wheelchair user protesting against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “incomprehensible”, as Israel said the man had not been targeted. A statement issued by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said Ibrahim ...

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Bella Hadid stands up for Palestinians

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LONDON: International supermodel Bella Hadid was unafraid to voice her political opinions in defense of Palestinians with her 16 million Instagram followers. She denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. The 21-year-old’s father, Mohamed, posted a similar image of the Dome ...

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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops

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RAMALLAH, West Bank: Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers clashed in Jerusalem, Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with some demonstrators burning American flags and posters of President Trump a day after he sided with Israel by announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. But at nightfall, ...

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World condemns Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

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LONDON: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump shock It’s a move that no other country, save Israel, has backed, since it breaks decades of policy that states the city’s status should be decided by negotiations between Israel and Palestine. It’s also a move that has sparked protests and leaders are warning ...

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United Nations passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

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UN: The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of right of peoples to self-determination. The resolution , co-sponsored by seventy-five countries adopted in the Third Committee session says the right of self- determination to the people is a fundamental condition for effective ...

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