Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the air raids conducted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen as “war crimes,” calling on the United Nations to launch an investigation into the fatal strikes. The rights organization cited on Tuesday five “apparently unlawful” Saudi aerial assaults in Yemen between June 9 and August 4, which killed 39 civilians, among them …Read More »
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The United States military claims that it has launched 20 airstrike against terrorist positions in war ravaged Yemen since February 28. The Pentagon vowed Monday to continue the fight as the impoverished country continued suffering from a massive aerial aggression by neighboring Saudi Arabia, backed by a number of African and Persian Gulf Arab states. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff …Read More »
Thousands of people gathered outside Downing Street and in cities around the UK on Saturday to protest against the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria.Read More »
Israeli warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes against the Gaza Strip last night, in yet another act of aggression against the besieged coastal territory, media sources reported. The aerial assaults, which were launched in the early hours of Wednesday morning, reportedly hit four areas in and outside Gaza city, resulting in partial damage. There were no reports of casualties.
The attacks came hours after Israeli media sources said a projectile allegedly fired from the center of Gaza was intercepted by the so-called Iron Dome missile system over the city of Ashdod on the Mediterranean shore.
The Israeli military blamed the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas for the rocket attack, but according to Israeli daily Haaretz, a Salafist-affiliated group, called the Omar Hadid Brigade, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.
Last year, Israel launched a relentless war on Gaza which claimed the lives of about 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and left more than 10,000 injured. Hundreds of thousands others are currently displaced and live in makeshift caravans or in UNRWA-run schools.Read More »