ISRAELI FORCES ANNOUNCE AIR AND GROUND TROOPS ARE ATTACKING GAZA

Fri 14 May 2021: In a statement on Twitter, the Israel Defense Forces said military forces are attacking Gaza. IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 13, 2021 Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from southern Israel, described sounds of artillery being fired into Gaza and machine-gun fire […]

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‘TAKE A CLEAR STANCE’: TURKEY RALLIES MUSLIM NATIONS OVER ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT

Thu 13 May 2021: Muslim countries must show a united and clear stance over Israel’s conflict with the Palestine, Turkey’s vice president, Fuat Oktay, said on Thursday, criticising world powers for condemning violence without acting. “What we desire is that active measures are taken,” Oktay told reporters after morning prayers marking the end of the […]

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MAJOR EUROPEAN AIRLINES HALT ISRAEL FLIGHTS AS CRISIS WITH PALESTINE MOUNTS

Thu 13 May 2021: Major European airlines, including Austrian Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa, have suspended flights to Israel due to the conflict on the border with Palestine, Israeli media reported on Thursday. German company Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines stated that they would not carry out flights from Frankfurt, Vienna and Munich on Thursday and […]

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YEMEN’S HOUTHIS ATTACK SAUDI TARGETS WITH BALLISTIC MISSILES AND DRONES

Thu 13 May 2021: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Thursday said its forces had launched 12 ballistic missiles and drones towards a site belonging to the Saudi state oil company Saudi Aramco, Najran airport and other targets in Najran, in southern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said it had intercepted […]

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AVENGERS STAR DEMANDS SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL FOR AGGRESSION AGAINST PALESTINIANS

Wed 12 May 2021: A star of the multi-million dollar Avengers movie franchise said it is time for sanctions to be imposed on Israel to free Palestinians. “Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people – it’s time for sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians. Join the call,” Mark Ruffalo wrote on Twitter late […]

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US BLOCKS UN SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE VIOLENCE

Wed 12 May 2021: The US blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement regarding dramatically escalating violence in Israel and Palestine on Wednesday. The nixed statement followed a second council briefing from the UN’s Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Tor Wennesland. It “expressed deep concern about the latest situation in Gaza, and called […]

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ERDOGAN TELLS PUTIN THAT ISRAEL NEEDS A ‘LESSON’

Wed 12 May 2021: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the international community should “give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson” against its conduct toward the Palestinians. That’s according to the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate, which said the two leaders talked by phone Wednesday about the escalating confrontation sparked […]

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ISRAEL, PALESTINE ESCALATING TOWARDS FULL-SCALE WAR: UN OFFICIAL SAYS

Wed 12 May 2021: Israel and Palestine are heading towards a full-scale war, the UN Special Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process warned Tuesday.  “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full-scale war. Leaders on all sides have to take the responsibility of de-escalation,” Tor Wennesland wrote on Twitter. “The cost of war […]

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INSTAGRAM, TWITTER BLAME GLITCH FOR DELETED SHEIKH JARRAH POSTS

Wed 12 May 2021: Instagram and Twitter have blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear “discriminatory” algorithms are at work and want greater transparency. Palestinians living in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah – an area claimed illegally by Jewish settlers – […]

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