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Algeria’s Belhadj slams boycott of Qatar

Algeria’s Belhadj slams boycott of Qatar

Co-founder of Algeria’s Islamic Salvation Front, Sheikh Ali Belhadj, has criticised the siege imposed by a number of Gulf and Arab countries on Qatar. In an interview with Quds Press, Belhadj strongly criticised the involvement of Islamic institutions and using them to achieve political purposes against the State of Qatar. “The involvement of the Muslim […]

Constraints on movement in occupied territory at root of Palestinian hardship – UN report

Constraints on movement in occupied territory at root of Palestinian hardship – UN report

Israeli constraints on movement and economics, along with the blockade on the Gaza Strip and internal political strife, are at the root of Palestinian suffering in the occupied territory, according to two separate United Nations reports released as the Israeli occupation enters its fiftieth year. “Occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian […]

Israel tightens decade-long siege on Gaza

Israel tightens decade-long siege on Gaza

Israeli occupation authorities have tightened the more than decade-long Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip and cancelled hundreds of travel permits given for merchants, Israeli rights group Gisha revealed on Sunday. Israeli NGO Gisha, the Legal Centre for Freedom of Movement, reported information that indicated a “sharp decline in the number of valid merchant permits […]

‘Israel blackmails developing countries for votes at United Nations’

‘Israel blackmails developing countries for votes at United Nations’

Israel is blackmailing developing countries to force them to vote in its favour at the UN, Arabi21 reported the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity revealing yesterday. According to the site, the organisation’s Director, Azmi Shuaibi, said that Israel uses the funds allocated to the UN to buy votes. “During the last three years, the organisation monitored violations carried […]

United Nations Human Rights Council adopts resolutions against Israel

United Nations Human Rights Council adopts resolutions against Israel

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted five resolutions against Israel on Friday, including four regarding violations of Palestinian rights and one regarding the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported. Commenting on the move, the Director of the UN Department in the Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry, Omar Awad, told Anadolu, “The Council voted overwhelmingly […]

The Gaza doctor suing Israel for killing his daughters

The Gaza doctor suing Israel for killing his daughters

It was a dreary evening on 16 January 2009 as Operation Cast Lead – which rocked the Gaza Strip for almost three weeks – was nearing its end, when an Israeli tank rolled up outside Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish’s home. The next thing he knew, three of his daughters and his niece were in pieces – […]

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

The UAE’s flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan ‘Let us entertain you’ Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries. The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights […]

Calls for Arab League to declare Jerusalem the capital of Palestine

Calls for Arab League to declare Jerusalem the capital of Palestine

Palestinian people and institutions have called for the Arab League meeting to be held on 29 March to announce Jerusalem as the capital of any future Palestinian state, Quds Press reported yesterday. The advisor to the Islamic Endowment Fund (IEF) in Jerusalem, Yasser Abu Ghazaleh, called on Arab leaders to bear their responsibility towards the […]

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems

Israel’s minister for military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, has warned the Syrian government against launching ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes inside Syria, threatening to destroy Syrian air defense systems. “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said on […]

Report breaks new ground on the UN’s examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word ‘apartheid’

Report breaks new ground on the UN’s examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word ‘apartheid’

A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established “an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole”. The publication comes amid renewed debate about whether, through its settlement policy and rejection of Palestinian self-determination, the Israeli government is creating – or even has already created – a de facto […]

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