Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Tag Archives: West Bank

Israel invests in high-tech upgrades at West Bank crossings

QALANDIA CROSSING: It’s just after 6 a.m. and a Palestinian man’s face is momentarily bathed in crimson light, not by the sun rising over the mountains of Jordan, but by a facial recognition scanner at an Israeli checkpoint near Jerusalem. The Israeli military has installed the face scanners as part ...

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Israel arrests Italians who painted mural of Palestinian teen

AFP WEST BANK: Israeli forces have arrested two Italians for drawing a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager seen as a symbol of resistance on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, police said. he roughly four-metre (13 foot) image near Bethlehem in the West Bank depicts Ahed Tamimi, ...

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Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

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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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops

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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UK students on hunger strike in support of Palestinians

LONDON: A group of students in the UK have launched a hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Activists at the University of Manchester said the strike, which began on Thursday, would last for at least one week. More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, led by senior ...

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