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Dozens injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza: medics

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel on May 18, 2018. Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators were shot and injured Friday by Israeli army gunfire and tear gas during the clashes, medics said. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

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Opinion in Gaza divided over protest deaths

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

GAZA CITY: Seven weeks after Palestinians in Gaza began their mass protest against the Israeli occupation, opinion in the strip is divided over whether the deaths of demonstrators was a sacrifice worth making. Residents in the besieged coastal enclave started their “Great March of Return” on March 30, gathering at the border for a prolonged […]

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Gaza protesters wane in number but Hamas vows to continue

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GAZA: Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border have dropped off over the past two days, with Israel on Wednesday pointing to what it said were Egyptian efforts to restore calm after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. Gaza’s dominant Hamas movement denied that it was under pressure from neighboring Egypt to scale back […]

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Israeli GDP up 4.2 pct in Q1

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, (Xinhua) — The Israel’s economy remained robust in the first quarter of 2018 with the gross domestic product (GDP) growing by 4.2 percent year on year, according to preliminary figures by the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel Wednesday. Private consumption expenditure, a major drive pushing the Israeli economic development, got a year-on-year growth […]

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Guatemala inaugurates embassy in Jerusalem after U.S. move

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, May 16 (Xinhua) — Guatemala inaugurated its new embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the U.S. opened its embassy in the disputed holy city. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a blue-and-white ribbon as the official opening of the embassy. Morales said Israel and Guatemala have a […]

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70 years on, path to peace in Middle East remains thorny

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) — Washington’s transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has resulted in protests along the Gaza Strip border on Monday, leading to the death of at least 63 Palestinians in clashes with the Israeli forces. The protests coincided with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, […]

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U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem to cause more chaos in Mideast

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

RAMALLAH (Xinhua) — The controversial transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will lead to more chaos and instability in the Middle East, Palestinian analysts say. An official inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was held Monday afternoon, as Israeli and U.S. officials gathered in the city amid […]

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Netanyahu hails US embassy’s opening ceremony in Jerusalem

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM,  (Xinhua) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu praised on Monday the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem as a “great day for peace,” as 43 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza amidst ongoing clashes. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy, Netanyahu regarded it as a historic moment, saying “we gather […]

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Saudi condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

RIYADH,  (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the massacre of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli forces on Monday, Saudi Press Agency reported. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed in a statement its support for the Palestinians to assert their legitimate rights in accordance with the international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative. It also called […]

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UAE condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

DUBAI,  (Xinhua) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday strongly condemned Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, UAE state news agency WAM reported. In a statement released on Monday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the Gulf state’s condemnation of the “excessive use of force” by the […]

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