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3 Gaza boys killed in Israel airstrike on tinderbox border

Three Palestinian boys were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip frontier on Sunday, medical officials in the Hamas-run enclave said, while Israel said it had hit suspected militants trying to blow up part of a border fence, Reuters reports. The Gaza Health Ministry said two of the dead were …

Survey: The majority of Israelis support military campaign in Gaza

The monthly academic survey, Peace Index, published by the Israeli Institute for Democracy and Tel Aviv University, showed that the majority of Israelis support the inclusion of the principle of equality into the recent “nation-state law.” The survey has also referred to the security tension on both Israeli fronts, namely …

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its closure on the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier. The Israeli statement came hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due …

Premier: No sanctions, rather only temporary measures in Gaza

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah denied on Saturday that the government has imposed any sanctions on the besieged Gaza Strip, explaining that the measures taken that affected 35,000 Gaza employees, manly cut in salaries, were temporary and will not affect their rights. Hamdallah was speaking at an event at the opening …

EU diplomats express concern, call on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian structures

The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed “strong concern” on Monday about the Israeli dismantling and confiscation of a donor-funded women’s center and kindergarten serving the Bedouin and refugee community of Jabal al-Baba, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on 25 July. Jabal …

Israel detains 20 Palestinians in overnight raids in West Bank, including four journalists

The Israeli army detained in overnight and early morning raids on Monday 20 Palestinians from throughout the occupied West Bank, including four journalists detained in the Ramallah area, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said seven Palestinians were detained in the Ramallah area, including four journalists and the …

Euro-Med publishes Arabic translation of ESCWA report on Israel’s apartheid after its withdrawal from UN archives

A translated version of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s (ESCWA) report titled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid” was issued by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med). Last year, the report was withdrawn days after its release at the request …