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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian during Gaza protests

Gaza health officials said 90 people were hurt, 10 of them by live fire

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Rashida Tlaib all set to become first Muslim woman in the US Congress

Sharing smiles and hugs, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, who is set to become the first Muslim woman to join the US Congress, celebrated her election victory on Wednesday in the courtyard of their West Bank house. Tlaib’s grandmother, aunts and uncles welcomed neighbors in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied…

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Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry

A Gaza teenager died of his wounds on Saturday after being shot by Israeli troops during protests along the border, the health ministry in Palestinian territory said.

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Eight more Palestinians killed

Gaza City: Israeli forces killed eight Palestinians as thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border on Friday. Gaza’s health ministry also reported that some 408 Palestinians had been taken to hospitals and medical centres for treatment. The dead included a 16-year-old, it said. At least six journalists were shot and wounded, according to…

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces on Gaza border: ministry

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border Tuesday, the health ministry in the strip said, as tensions remained high days after 17 people were killed when a mass demonstration led to clashes The ministry identified the dead man as 25-year-old Ahmed Arafa, saying he was shot in the chest during…

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Israel carries out air strike in Gaza: army

Israeli aircraft attacked a target in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the army said, and also closed the goods crossing between the Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state. Israel “targeted a terror infrastructure using fighter jets in the southern Rafah region, adjacent to the Egypt-Gaza Strip border,” an army statement said. “The Hamas terror…

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Bella Hadid went to a pro-Palestinian protest outside the US embassy. Now the internet can’t get enough of her

NEWS DESK: After expressing support for the Palestinians in an emotional Instagram post, international model Bella Hadid participated in a protest outside the US embassy in London. Bella Hadid at the Free Palestine protest outside the American Embassy in London today. Via @BellaHadidDaily pic.twitter.com/U2r1JtV39R — Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) December 9, 2017 Bella Hadid at the…

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Palestinian stabs Israeli guard in Jerusalem

Protesters are seen near the U.S. embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir JERUSALEM: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reported…

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Bella Hadid stands up for Palestinians after Trump’s Jerusalem move

NEWS DESK: International supermodel Bella Hadid was unafraid to voice her political opinions in defense of Palestinians with her 16 million Instagram followers on Thursday. She denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. The 21-year-old’s father, Mohamed, posted a similar image of the Dome of The…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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Watch: Muslims react to Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds

Muslim countries – governments as well as masses – condemned US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. Watch this report…

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Germany warns US ‘will never be the same’ now Donald Trump is president

NEWS DESK: Germany’s foreign minister has warned the US “will never be the same” now Donald Trump is president, reported The Independent. Sigmar Gabriel, the European power’s top diplomat, delivered a stark warning over America’s new approach to international relations during a speech to foreign policy experts on Tuesday. “The US no longer sees the…

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World rejects Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds; protests break out

LONDON: Muslim countries across the world condemned the US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. The Muslim world called it Washington’s incendiary move in a volatile region to abandon its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move…

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Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM: Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site.

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Palestinian film festival opens in Gaza

GAZA: The Gaza Strip’s film festival opened on Friday with artists and audience walking along a red carpet laid on a floor built from the rubble of homes destroyed in wars with Israel.

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Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders, eases stance on Israel

Doha, Qatar: Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, unveiled a new policy document Monday, easing its stance on Israel. The move comes ahead of a first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, whose Fatah party remains deeply divided from Hamas. The document was unveiled in the Qatari capital Doha…

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Viral video: Israeli policeman beating Palestinian truck driver

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: An Israeli policeman was caught on video physically assaulting a Palestinian in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi el-Joz. The video shows a plainclothes police officer aggressively confronting a Palestinian truck driver – later identified as 50-year-old Mazen Shweiki – after the latter hit the officer’s car. The verbal confrontation quickly turns…

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Trump slams ‘inflammatory’ Obama on Twitter

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump poured kerosene on a simmering dispute with Barack Obama Wednesday, accusing him of derailing a smooth transition with “inflammatory” statements and “roadblocks.”

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Gazan uses henna for stunning Palestinian landscape paintings

GAZA: An artist in Gaza is using henna to create a series of stunning drawings of historically important sites in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories. Painting with a paper cone filled with henna, 36-year-old Fatima al-Ghoul brings historic and religious monuments to life on canvas as a way to express her thoughts about the Palestinian…

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Arab wounds 4 Jews in north Israel stabbing attack: police

GAN SHMUEL: An Israeli Arab stabbed and wounded four Jews after ramming his car into them near the northern kibbutz of Gan Shmuel on Sunday, police said. Medics said a 19-year-old woman was left in serious condition, a girl of 14 was moderately wounded and two men aged 20 and 45 were lightly wounded. Police…

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Israeli strike kills Palestinian woman, child

GAZA: An Israeli air strike on a suspected Hamas target in the Gaza Strip on Sunday brought down a nearby house killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter, hospital officials said, as a wave of violence in the region triggered fears of wider escalation. The Israeli military said in a statement its air force had…

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