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Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily

Truth NGO – According to HRW, Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily. Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior …

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Israel, UK engaged in secret arms deals

Truth NGO – A recent report has revealed that the United Kingdom has licensed the sale of arms to Israel worth $445 million since the 2014 war in occupied Palestinian territories. The Middle East Eye online news service reported on Tuesday that figures compiled by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) indicating that the arms included components for drones, combat …

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Palestinian children live life of hardship in Israeli lockup

Truth NGO – More than 350 Palestinian children are behind Israeli bars, where human rights groups say they endure mistreatment. According to Aljazeera, Omar al-Rimawi has not been home since he was arrested by Israeli troops more than two years ago, but his photos line the walls of the halls and rooms of his home. Although just 16 years old …

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Gaza protests: Nine Palestinians killed, 780 wounded

Truth NGO – Israeli forces shoot dead eight Palestinians and wound hundreds more as protests near Gaza border continue. According to Aljazeera, For a second week, thousands of Palestinians are protesting along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, as part of the Great March of Return movement. Israeli forces have killed 30 Palestinians during the past week, including 21 …

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Most Americans support tougher gun control measures

Truth NGO – The majority of Americans support stricter gun control laws but have little hope that Congress will pass such measures, according to a new poll. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday shows 66 percent of Americans prefer US gun laws to be tightened. Just 28 percent said they oppose tougher gun control measures. But voters have little optimism …

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Anti-Semitic claims against Corbyn, Labour exaggerated

Truth NGO – The majority of Labour Party members in Britain say Israel is “a force for bad” and believe accusations of anti-Semitism within UK’s main opposition party are being exaggerated to damage Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and stifle legitimate criticism of Israel, according to a new poll. The YouGov survey, which was commissioned by The Times newspaper, showed that …

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UK hiding Mideast arms sales with secret deals

Truth NGO – A recent report has revealed that the United Kingdom is using secretive licenses to hide the scale of its arms exports to countries with dire human rights records in the Middle East. The Middle East Eye online news portal said figures compiled by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) showed that the use of opaque “open licenses” to …

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March for Our Lives: Thousands of students rally for gun control

Truth NGO – From Washington, DC to Tokyo, students in over 800 cities and towns rally to demand an end to gun violence. Thousands of students, teachers and their supporters are converging on Washington, DC and other cities worldwide on Saturday to march for their lives, demanding US legislators address recent school shootings and strengthen gun control laws. The March …

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100 days since Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, the facts

100 days since Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, the facts

Truth NGO – On the 6 December, US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, causing widespread controversy and anger across the world. Whilst the announcement was nearly unanimously rejected by the international community, it has had severe implications for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the US’ relationship with the region as a whole. MEMO: 100 days after …

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