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First-ever bill on Palestinian human rights introduced in Congress

First-ever bill on Palestinian human rights introduced in Congress

Members of Congress on Tuesday introduced a bill in the House to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention. The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act requires the Secretary of State to certify annually that no funds obligated or expended in …

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10-yr-old girl arrested in US after surgery

10-yr-old girl arrested in US after surgery

A 10-year-old undocumented girl with cerebral palsy has been arrested right after a surgery in the United States to be deported to Mexico amid US President Donald Trump’s stated efforts to boost the country’s national security by cracking down on immigrants. US immigration officials followed Rosa Maria Hernandez to a hospital in the US state of Texas last week just …

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claimants human rights ‘proud’ of Balfour declaration that led to creation of Israel

UK ‘proud’ of Balfour declaration that led to creation of Israel

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says he is “proud” to be sitting in the same room in which his predecessor penned the Balfour declaration, a document that paved the way for the creation of Israel. Johnson wrote in an article published by The Telegraph on Sunday that the 1917 public declaration by Arthur James Balfour was “indispensable” to Israel’s creation …

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Ursula Haverbeck: 88-year-old Holocaust denier given six-month prison sentence

Ursula Haverbeck 88-year-old Holocaust denier given six-month prison sentence

An 88-year-old woman, who has a string of previous convictions related to Holocaust denial, has been handed a six-month prison sentence for denying Nazi Germany’s mass murder of six million Jews. Ursula Haverbeck, who has been branded the “Nazi grandma” by German press, was sentenced by a Berlin court on Monday for denying the holocast at an event in Berlin …

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UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the future of up to 4.5 million schoolchildren in the war-torn Yemen is uncertain as thousands of teachers refuse to attend classes for not receiving their salaries during the past year. “The future of 4.5 million students hangs in the balance,” Rajat Madhok, the spokesman of the UN the …

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Human rights claimants signed a war cooperation deal

Amid Yemen war, Saudi signs military cooperation deal with Britain

Britain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation as the Riyadh regime intensifies its ongoing campaign against Yemen. According to the Saudi state news agency SPA, the deal was signed as British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon discussed military cooperation with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who serves as the kingdom’s defense minister and deputy …

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US Senate approves $60 billion for war

US Senate approves $60 billion for war

The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump’s previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation. In a 89-8 vote on Monday, Senators approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes about $640 billion in base military spending and $60 billion to carry …

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Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre 35 years on

Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre 35 years on

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatila massacre to happen 35 years ago. On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut and began a massacre which ended in the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands, of …

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Some Arab countries and EU, block efforts for Saudi war crimes in Yemen

Some Arab countries and EU, block efforts for Saudi war crimes in Yemen

A brutal conflict and a fast-deteriorating humanitarian situation are devastating the lives of millions of children in Yemen and have brought the country to the point of collapse. A UNICEF report, Children of the brink, highlights the heavy toll that the violence in Yemen is having on children and the deterioration in an already precarious humanitarian situation. A Saudi-led coalition …

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