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China’s Xi pledges support to Palestine

China's Xi pledges support to Palestine

China supports a two-state solution in the Middle East and full sovereignty for Palestine, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday. His remarks came as he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Beijing. Abbas is on a four-day trip to China. China recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state, calling for Palestinian independence, with recognition of borders mandated in 1967 and …

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Muslim world condemns Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

Muslim world condemns Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

The Muslim world has denounced Israel’s recent move to shut down the al-Aqsa Mosque after a deadly shooting at the holy mosque’s compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds. The Friday gunfight took place just outside the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) and left three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers dead. Following the incident, Israeli police closed …

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Israeli military court begins trial of Palestinian human rights campaigner

Israeli military court begins trial of Palestinian human rights campaigner

A prominent Palestinian human rights activist has gone on trial in an Israeli military court on accusations of inciting violence. Trial of the founder of al-Khalil (Hebron)-based Youth Against Settlements campaign group, Issa Amro, began at the Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank on Sunday. The trial of the 37-year-old activist was adjourned until October 22 after two …

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Israel plotting to sever Gaza from Palestine?

Israel plotting to sever Gaza from Palestine

Critics have questioned intentions of some senior Israeli officials who have long pushed the idea of building an artificial island off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. They say the Israeli regime is desperately attempting to sever Gaza from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories. The first, dubbed the “separation plan” from Gaza, which Israel’s minister for intelligence, …

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SA Christian activists deported from Israel

SA Christian activists deported from Israel

Johannesburg – An increasing number of South African Christians are being deported from Israel for being critical of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, simultaneously as a South African Council of Churches (SACC) delegation, which has just returned from Israel-Palestine, has strongly criticised the occupation. Over the last decade, approximately 20 South African political activists, and volunteers from various religious organisations, …

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69 years on, Palestinians see Nakba as ‘ongoing journey of pain, loss, and injustice’

69 years on Palestinians see Nakba as ongoing journey of pain loss and injustice

As Palestinians marked on Monday 69 years since the beginning of the Nakba — or “catastrophe” — officials and activists denounced the human rights violations Palestinians have endured since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Every May 15, commemorations recall the Nakba, during which hundreds of Palestinians were killed by Zionist militias and more than 750,000 Palestinians …

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Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Hebron, Abduct A Man From A Wedding

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Hebron, Abduct A Man From A Wedding

.Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday afternoon, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. On Friday evening, the soldiers attacked a wedding celebration in Hebron, and abducted a young man. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers …

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Statistics: Israel controls 85% of historical Palestine

Israel controls 85% of historical Palestine

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) presented the most significant figures and historical data on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Nakba of Palestine, which falls on 15 May. The report indicated in its outset that Israel controls more than 85% of the historical land of Palestine, while the number of Palestinians doubled 9 times since the …

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Trump deletes tweet praising his meeting with Abbas

Trump deletes tweet praising his meeting with Abbas

.US President Donald Trump removed a tweet from his personal Twitter account in which he said it was an “honour to host [Palestinian] President Mahmoud Abbas”. After meeting with Abbas on Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “An honour to host President Mahmoud Abbas at the WH today. Hopefully something terrific could come out it [sic] between the Palestinians & Israel.” He also …

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