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Palestine

Baroness Warsi resigns over Gaza conflict

Source : BBC / 05 Aug 2014

The senior Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned over David Cameron's stance on the Gaza conflict.

Announcing her resignation this morning, the former Chair of the Conservative Party said that she had written to the Prime Minister "and tendered [her] resignation".

 

Gaza war seen as boost for Scottish independence

Source : Ben Flanagan / Al Arabiya / 05 Jul 2014

Ongoing violence in Gaza has prompted a surge in support for Scottish independence, amid rising frustration over the UK government’s “weak” stance on the conflict, prominent politicians and campaigners say.

 

Boycotting Israel - the only way to protect people of Gaza

Source : Independent / 01 Jul 2014

Israel has lost its grip on reality. The death toll in Gaza stands at well over a thousand and continues to rise by the day. The coastal strip has been reduced to rubble. Rather than celebrating Eid this week, Palestinians in Gaza have been burying their dead.

 

135,000 Palestinians displaced by Israel's ground invasion

Source : Middle East Monitor / 22 Jul 2014

Human rights sources confirmed yesterday that the continued Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip has displaced nearly 135,000 Palestinians and destroyed thousands of homes.

The Euro-Mid Observer For Human Rights released a preliminary report on the Israeli attack on the besieged Gaza Strip, it includes details up to the thirteenth day of the aggression saying Israel's random bombardment of border areas in the Gaza Strip has forced thousands of Palestinians to flee their homes and that until Saturday evening more than 135,000 Palestinians had been displaced.

 

UAE pledges $25 million in aid to Gaza

Source : AFP / 11 Jul 2014

The United Arab Emirates pledged $25 million in humanitarian aid Thursday to "support the steadfastness" of Palestinians in Gaza where Israeli strikes have killed more than 70 people in three days. 

 

Gaza is running out of medicine

Source : Presstv / 25 Jun 2014

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has warned of a crisis of medicine shortage in the besieged Gaza Strip, saying the enclave is running out of all types of medicines.

Ashraf al-Qidra, Gaza’s Health Ministry spokesman, said in a statement issued on Tuesday that nearly 600 types of basic medicines and medical equipment have already run out. The spokesman further warned that more than 150 other types of medical supplies are expected to finish in the coming few weeks.

 

UNESCO lists Palestinian village as heritage site

Source : Presstv / 21 Jun 2014

The UN has decided to put a Palestinian village in the West Bank on its list of world heritage sites, potentially blocking Israel from building parts of its apartheid wall through the area.

 

Jerusalem is the capital of Islamic tourism for 2016

Source : Ma'an / 10 Jun 2014

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has chosen Jerusalem as the capital of Islamic tourism for 2016, Palestinian officials said Thursday.

Mahmoud Habbash, PA minister of religious affairs, said the decision is a step towards breaking Israel's siege of the city's Islamic and Christian holy sites.

 

Venezuela to send oil to Palestine

Source : Ma'an News / 20 May 2014

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to send oil and diesel to the Palestinian Authority, as part of agreements signed with its leader Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Caracas.

 

App maps communities of 1948 Palestine

Source : Al Jazeera / 05 May 2014

An Israeli non-governmental organization is launching a smartphone app that will allow users to identify Palestinian cities and towns depopulated or destroyed by Jewish paramilitaries in the 1948 war that led to Israel's creation.

 
 

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