EU SLAMS ISRAEL’S EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AGAINST PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

Sat 23 October 2021: According to an official EU statement, the European Union (EU) mission to Palestine criticized Israeli actions against Palestinian children in the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday. The statement said that the EU “was appalled to witness a series of violations against Palestinian children by the Israeli occupation forces in […]

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SAUDI CROWN PRINCE LAUNCHES ROADMAP FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

Sat 23 October 2021: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched the Green Initiative summit on Saturday, investing 700 billion riyals ($186.9 billion) to address climate change concerns. Bin Salman stated in a televised speech that the Saudi Green Initiative seeks to reduce carbon emissions by 278 million tons per year by 2060, achieving net […]

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SIX PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS DESIGNATED AS “TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS” BY ISRAEL

Sat 23 October 2021: Six Palestinian human rights organizations were labeled “terrorist organizations” by Israel on Friday, accusing them of ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an Israeli military-banned organisation. The Israeli Justice Ministry has outlawed six Palestinian organizations, including Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, Al-Haq, the Bisan Center […]

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TURKEY DISMANTLES ISRAEL SPY CELL, ARRESTS 15

Fri 22 October 2021: Turkish intelligence services have dismantled an Israeli Mossad network that was gathering information on Palestinians living in the country, the Turkish Sabah newspaper reported yesterday. Fifteen people were arrested earlier this month, following a year-long counterintelligence operation, and they are said to have been providing Mossad with details of local and foreign students. “After the information […]

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ISRAEL’S PM NAFTALI BENNETT MEETS VALDIMIR PUTIN IN SOCHI

Fri 22 October 2021: Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived in Russia on Friday for the first time to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for discussions focused at Iran. Bennett’s plane landed in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, where the two will meet, according to Russian official television. Naftali took office in […]

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SAUDI ARABIA TO LAUNCH ELECTRONIC CHIP FOR CITIZEN DATA LINKED TO PASSPORT

Thu 21 October 2021: As the Kingdom digitizes its services, it plans to implement an electronic chip that will contain a citizen’s data and link it to their passports. An interior ministry source told Al Arabiya that the Kingdom will establish a digital national identity in a few months. The source pointed out that biometric […]

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UK ENDS INVESTIGATION INTO MILITARY ABUSES IN IRAQ, MAKING NO PROSECUTIONS

Thu 21 October 2021: All investigations into the war crimes and abuses committed by British soldiers in Iraq have now been closed, without resulting in any prosecutions. The Service Police Legacy Investigations (SPLI), which was staffed by Royal Navy Police and Royal Air Force Police, has investigated the claims by Iraqi civilians of British soldiers’ […]

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HAMAS HAILS MALAYSIA’S REJECTION OF NORMALISATION WITH ISRAEL

Thu 21 October 2021: The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement hailed on Wednesday Malaysia’s rejection of normalisation of ties with Israel. Hamas thanked Malaysia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saifuddin Abdullah, for “refuting Israel claims” that his country will join “the train of normalisation with the Zionist entity.” The movement also expressed its appreciation for Malaysian “support […]

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SYRIA GOV’T ABUSES OF RETURNING REFUGEES ‘FULLY OPERATIONAL’: HRW

Thu 21 October 2021: Rights group calls for a halt of all returns of Syrians and urges countries hosting refugees to take this position. Beirut, Lebanon – Continuing Syrian government human rights abuses mean refugees should not be returned, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday, urging host nations to adhere to the warning. The New […]

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ISRAELI OFFICER CONVICTED IN 2016 OF RAPING PALESTINIAN WOMAN

Wed 20 October 2021: An Israeli army officer was convicted of raping a Palestinian woman and harassing others, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. The officer, who worked in the army’s civil administration, was convicted in 2016 for exploiting his authority and committing fraud and breaching trust by blackmailing Palestinians to issue them work permits in […]

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