POLL SHOWS PALESTINIANS ARE BECOMING MORE SUPPORTIVE OF ARMED CONFLICT

Fri 14 June 2024: Support for armed struggle as the best means to end Israeli occupation and achieve statehood rose among Palestinians, while backing for the group, Hamas, also increased slightly in the last three months, according to an opinion poll, Reuters reports. The poll by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) showed support […]

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CRUDE PROPAGANDA? RUMOURS ABOUND THAT SAUDI ARABIA IS SET TO DROP THE PETRODOLLAR FOR THE CHINESE YUAN

Fri 14 June 2024: Reports are gushing in about Saudi Arabia planning to drop the petrodollar for the Chinese yuan in an economic pivot toward East Asia and away from the US, but experts have stressed that the story is not as it seems with relations with Washington apparently on the mend. Back in March, The Wall Street Journal reported […]

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OVER 1.5 MILLION PILGRIMS ARRIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR HAJJ 2024

Thu 13 June 2024: Over 1.5 million pilgrims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj season, the Kingdom’s General Directorate of Passports announced on Tuesday. The directorate said that up until Monday, June 10, the number of pilgrims that entered the Kingdom through the air, land and sea ports reached 1,547,295. Breakdown of […]

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APPLE UNDER FIRE FOR MATCHING EMPLOYEE DONATIONS TO IDF AND ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS

Thu  13 June 2024: Apple is facing criticism from a group of self-described workers, former employees and shareholders who are calling on the tech giant to halt donations to non-profit organisations linked to Israel’s military onslaught on the Palestinians in Gaza and its ongoing illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Details of the row […]

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MORE THAN 60% OF GAZA RESIDENTS REPORT LOSING FAMILY MEMBERS IN WAR: POLL

Thu 13 June 2024: A poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research has also found that nearly 80 percent of Gaza residents polled say that at least one of their family members has been killed or injured in the current Israeli war. Nevertheless, two-thirds of the public support the October 7 Hamas […]

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ISRAEL SAYS HAMAS REJECTS KEY ELEMENTS OF US CEASEFIRE PLAN FOR GAZA

Wed 12 June 2024: Hamas formally responded on Tuesday to a US ceasefire proposal for the eight-month-old war in the Gaza Strip, and Israel said the response was tantamount to a rejection, while a Hamas official said the Palestinian group merely reiterated long-standing demands not met by the current plan, Reuters reports. Egypt and Qatar said they had […]

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OXFAM URGES G7 TO TAP FRACTION OF MILITARY SPEND FOR GLOBAL HUNGER, DEBT

Wed 12 June 2024: Charity Oxfam urged wealthy nations to boost spending on ending hunger ahead of a Group of Seven (G7) annual summit set to kick off in Italy tomorrow, saying that just three per cent of G7 military spending could help solve the global food and debt crisis, Reuters reports. The G7 – comprising the […]

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