You are here:    Home      Posts tagged "palestinians"

Palestinian president calls Trump peace offer ‘slap of the century’

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century” on Sunday after the White House recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Abbas also said Israel had “ended” the landmark Oslo peace accords of the 1990s with its actions, while branding the US ambassadors to the…

Read More
 

Palestinians respond with outrage to ‘blackmail’ threat from Donald Trump and Nikki Haley

NEWS DESK: Palestinian authorities have reacted with outrage and accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” after the US suggested it would temporarily stop funding humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees, reported The Independent with additional input from agencies. In a tweet, Mr Trump accused the Palestinians of being “no longer willing to talk peace”. The Palestinians previously…

Read More
 

Palestinian youth dies in Israeli gunfire in Gaza

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian died on Saturday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest on the Gaza border against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the health ministry said. Sharaf Shalash, 28, sustained bullet wounds last Sunday during a demonstration east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra…

Read More
 

Jerusalem decision: Palestinians happy over UN vote

RAMALLAH: The Palestinian president welcomed Thursday a United Nations General Assembly resolution criticising the US government’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “This decision reaffirms once again that the just Palestinian cause enjoys the support of international law, and no decision by any party can change the reality,” a statement from Palestinian president Mahmud…

Read More
 

Jerusalem decision: Donald Trump faces defeat at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS: Defying President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off funding, the United Nations overwhelmingly approved on Thursday a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The 193-member General Assembly adopted the motion by 128 to nine with 35 abstentions, in what Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour called a “massive setback”…

Read More
 

4 Palestinians killed in new wave of violence over US Jerusalem move

GAZA CITY: Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in clashes with Israeli forces as tens of thousands demonstrated against Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement that he would break with decades of US policy and move the embassy to Jerusalem has stirred global condemnation, as well…

Read More
 

EU leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’ after Trump move

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city’s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump’s administration invited widespread criticism earlier this month when it officially recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, effectively ignoring Palestinian claims on…

Read More
 

Palestinians at UN push for resolution on Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS: Palestinian diplomats want the UN Security Council to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, even though the measure would almost certainly face a US veto, diplomats said Wednesday. Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told AFP that the text would demand that the United States…

Read More
 

Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chairs an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, seeking to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Erdogan, whose country holds the rotating chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be hoping to unite…

Read More
 

Erdogan, Putin warn of further tension over US Jerusalem move

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks escalating tension in an already tense region. Trump’s decision and his plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem sparked violence in Jerusalem, with a fifth day of protests…

Read More
 

International Human Rights Day being observed today

International Human Rights Day is being observed today, with the theme “Stand up for Human Rights”. This year, the day has assumed special significance as it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In his message on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain said the government is committed to…

Read More
 

Israeli shelling, airstrikes kill four Palestinians

JERUSALEM: At least four Palestinians including two children were killed by Israeli shelling and aerial strikes in the areas of Bethlehem and Gaza. According to Arab media, Israeli forces fired tear gas shells, opened fire and carried out airstrikes due to which four people including two children lost their lives. At least 1200 Palestinians have…

Read More
 

Turkish police detain activists at anti-Israel demo

ISTANBUL: Turkish riot police on Saturday detained a dozen activists at a protest in Istanbul denouncing Israel and the United States after Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Holding banners such as “against imperialism, Zionism and their domestic partners”, the protesters gathered in Kadikoy on the Asian side of Istanbul. Police moved in…

Read More
 

Kuwaitis hold rare protest to denounce Trump’s Jerusalem move

KUWAIT CITY: Dozens of people took part in an authorised but rare protest Saturday in Kuwait City to denounce US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters gathered at Irada Square outside the National Assembly carrying banners reading “Jerusalem is an eternal Palestinian capital” and “Terrorism is an American…

Read More
 

Palestinian president to shun Pence over Jerusalem move

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third straight day. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants before dawn,…

Read More
 

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza

GAZA CITY: An Israeli air strike on a Gaza base of Hamas’s military wing killed two people on Saturday, health officials of the territory’s Palestinian rulers said. The strike on a base in Nusseirat in the central Gaza Strip, one of several in the early hours, came amid protests across the Palestinian territories against US…

Read More
 

Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Muslims attended Friday prayers in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Responding to the call of American Muslim organizations, worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president’s residence. Wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves…

Read More
 

US Jerusalem move risks return to ‘darker times’: EU’s Mogherini

BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital could take the region “backwards to even darker times”, the EU’s diplomatic chief warned on Thursday. “President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem has a very worrying potential impact. It is a very fragile context and the announcement has the potential to send…

Read More
 

Palestinian official says US vice president ‘not welcome’

RAMALLAH: A senior Palestinian official said Thursday that US Vice President Mike Pence was “not welcome in Palestine” during his upcoming regional visit after a White House decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The American vice president is not welcome in Palestine,” Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah, told…

Read More
 

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…

Read More
 

Turkey says Trump move on Jerusalem ‘irresponsible’, illegal

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday slammed as irresponsible and illegal the announcement by US President Donald Trump that Washington was recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration… the decision is against international law and relevant UN resolutions,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter. Ahead of Trump’s widely-flagged…

Read More
 
 

Must See

 

Samaa Cartoons

 
 
 

Most Read

 

Most Popular

 

In the News