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Israel unlikely changes controversial policy towards Gaza

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, May 23 (Xinhua) — The images of Israeli forces clashing with Palestinians at the Gaza border last week brought the territory to the headlines once again. Tens of Palestinians were killed when trying to break the fence on the border. It was the culmination of weeks of protests which the Islamic Hamas movement organized […]

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Israel snubs EU request to probe abuse of Arab activist

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: The Israeli authorities on Tuesday refused a request by the EU to investigate the alleged beating and arrest of an Arab-Israeli activist during a pro-Gaza demonstration in Haifa last weekend. Describing his country as “the only democracy in the Middle East”, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Israel “does not need lessons in morality from […]

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Israel intentionally targeted unarmed protesters: UNRWA

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GAZA CITY, Palestine: Israel intentionally targeted Palestinian protesters near the Gaza-Israel security fence last week, Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), said Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl described the nature of injuries sustained by Palestinian protesters as “shocking”. Krahenbuhl said the Israeli […]

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Israel to hold int’l conference for science ministers

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM (Xinhua) — Israel will hold the International Conference for Science Ministers in Jerusalem from May 28 to 30, the first of its kind in Israel, sources from the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology said on Monday. Science ministers and delegations are expected to arrive from India, Britain, Argentina, Poland, Thailand, Kenya, Uganda, Spain […]

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Israel says it is 1st country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, May 22 (Xinhua) — Israel is the first country in the world to use the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, said Israel Air Force (IAF) Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin on Tuesday. “We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East. It had become part of our operational capabilities. We are the […]

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Israel arrests 5 Palestinians on suspicion of terrorism

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, May 21 (Xinhua) — Israel security forces arrested five Palestinians in the West Bank overnight Sunday on suspicion of involvement in terror activities and violent disturbances. During army operation, dozens of protesters set tires alight and threw rocks at security forces, said the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in a statement on Monday. The IDF […]

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Israel shells Hezbollah positions in southern Syria

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

QUNEITRA, Syria: Israeli tanks in Syria’s Golan Heights on Saturday shelled Hezbollah positions in southern Syria, according to local sources. The shelling targeted the village of Tulul al-Humur, south of Quneitra, the sources said. Meanwhile, explosions were heard in Deir Ez-zour military airport in eastern Syria. No further reports were available about casualties. Local sources in […]

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Al-Aqsa worshippers look for inner peace amid the bloodshed

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

AMMAN, Jordan: Worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem were in circumspect mood as they attended the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at the end of a tumultuous week in the Occupied Territories. Around 120,000 Palestinians were at the mosque — the third most important in Islam — to hear the grand mufti of Jerusalem, […]

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Jerusalem sees peaceful 1st Ramadan Friday amid Israel’s high alert

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERSUALEM (Xinhua) — The Israeli police said Friday that the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israeli police said about 90,000 attended prayers at the holy site on the second day and the first Friday of Ramadan. Israeli security forces are on high […]

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Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramadan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken “to alleviate the suffering” of residents in the Palestinian enclave, El-Sisi said on Facebook late […]

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