Joy in Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut as European trio advances cause

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Far-right Israeli Cabinet minister visits contested Jerusalem holy site, raising tensions TEL AVIV, Israel: Israel’s far right national security minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, visited Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, declaring the contested holy site belongs “only to the state of Israel.”Ben-Gvir said Wednesday’s visit was a response to a move by three European … Read more

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

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LONDON: Tech giant Meta approved political advertisements on its platforms inciting violence and hate speech during India’s general election, a report released on Monday revealed. The investigation, conducted by non-sectarian diasporic organization India Civil Watch International and corporate watchdog Eko, found that Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, allowed AI-manipulated political ads that … Read more

Ireland to announce recognition of Palestinian state on Wednesday, source says

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BANGKOK: A 73-year-old British man died and more than 70 people were injured Tuesday in what passengers described as a terrifying scene aboard a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence, triggering an emergency landing in Bangkok. An initial data analysis by the aviation tracking service Flightradar24 suggested the London-Singapore flight experienced more than one … Read more

Palestinian detainees ‘tortured’ in Israeli hospitals, BBC investigation finds

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LONDON: Tech giant Meta approved political advertisements on its platforms inciting violence and hate speech during India’s general election, a report released on Monday revealed. The investigation, conducted by non-sectarian diasporic organization India Civil Watch International and corporate watchdog Eko, found that Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, allowed AI-manipulated political ads that … Read more

FIFA orders legal review of Palestinian call to suspend Israel

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BANKOK: Soccer’s world body FIFA ordered an urgent legal evaluation on Friday of a proposal by the Palestinian Football Association to suspend Israel over the war in Gaza, promising to address it at an extraordinary meeting of its council in July. FIFA President Gianni Infantino took the decision at an annual Congress in Bangkok, where … Read more

Israel to summon ambassadors of countries that voted for Palestinian UN membership

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Have deaths of Quds Force commanders in Iran-Israel shadow war dented IRGC’s confidence? LONDON: Iran brought its decades-long shadow war with Israel into the open on April 13 when it mounted a combined drone and missile attack in retaliation for a suspected Israeli airstrike on its embassy annex in Damascus, which killed two senior commanders … Read more

‘Ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories is top priority’

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ISTANBUL: The tension between Israel and Iran should not distract from the situation in Gaza, and the priority of the international community should be ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said. Fidan was speaking in Istanbul on Saturday during Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit. Shoukry urged Iran and … Read more

Court orders release of prominent Palestinian professor suspected of incitement

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Authors withdraw from PEN America Literary Awards in protest against stance on Gaza DUBAI: Thirty authors and translators have signed an open letter to PEN America in which they declined, or withdrew their work from consideration for, the organization’s 2024 Literary Awards, in protest against its “failure to confront the genocide of the Palestinian people … Read more

Hamas slams US veto of Palestinian UN membership bid

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PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian militant group Hamas condemned on Friday the US veto that ended a long-shot Palestinian bid for full United Nations membership. “Hamas condemns the American veto at the Security Council of the draft resolution granting Palestine full membership in the United Nations,” the Gaza Strip rulers said in a statement, which comes amid … Read more