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Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police

Egypt Independent 08 May 2021
The Israeli police said protesters hurled stones, fireworks and other objects at them, wounding six officers who required medical treatment ... Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza — territories the Palestinians want for their future state — in the 1967 Mideast war.

Israeli top intellectuals warn ICC against trusting Israel's internal war crimes investigation

The New Arab 07 May 2021
Among the signatories are 10 recipients of the Israel Prize, the state's highest cultural honour, 35 professors and several reserve army officers, authors, intellectuals and researchers ... It will also look at militant rocket fire from Gaza into Israel ... The Palestinians oppose the ICC looking into rocket fire into Israel by Hamas, which rules Gaza.

PA distributes illegal 'pay for slay' salaries at post offices - PMW

The Jerusalem Post 07 May 2021
"Salaries of the prisoners and released prisoners will be paid tomorrow, Tuesday, through the Palestinian post office branches in all districts of the West Bank, and through the commission’s departments in the Gaza Strip,” PA-funded Commission of Prisoners’ ...

Religious leaders, health officials and ICRC launch campaign in Gaza to combat COVID-19 vaccine mistrust

Reliefweb 06 May 2021
“In recent weeks, Gaza has been witnessing an alarming increase of COVID-19 cases among the population. However, the vaccine rollout presents a glimmer of hope to overcome this pandemic” said Ignacio Casares, the Head of the ICRC office in Gaza ... Suhair Zakkout (Arabic, English), ICRC Gaza, tel.

Netanyahu Fails to Form A New Government. What Next? Unfolding “Political Plot”

GlobalResearch 05 May 2021
In office, he waged two wars of aggression on Gaza ... Is another preemptive Israeli war on Gaza likely by Netanyahu or a future Israeli prime minister?. Based on decades of Israeli aggression with US support — including terror-bombing of the Strip at its discretion and undeclared war on Syria — Israeli war on Gaza 4.0 is most likely.

Israel to send Covid-19 aid to India as the country hits 20 million cases

The National 04 May 2021
Meanwhile, Israel's neighbours in the Gaza strip have been tackling a surge in coronavirus cases since early April, with more than a third of tests returning positive ...The Ministry of Health only has one laboratory available where they can do the PCR test,” said Sacha Bootsma, head of the WHO’s Gaza office.

Palestine in Pictures: April 2021

The Electronic Intifada 03 May 2021
The month also saw Israelis violently rampage against Palestinians in Jerusalem amid Ramadan while hundreds of lives were lost to COVID-19 in both the West Bank and Gaza ... Palestinians mark Palestinian Prisoners Day by protesting in solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails in front of the offices of the Red Cross in Gaza City on 18 April.

COVID-19: Vaccine Just out of Reach for Palestinians

Consortium News 30 Apr 2021
The no man’s land in what Israel calls the buffer zone along the Gaza-Israel border, 2008 ... in Gaza ... We were able to keep the coronavirus at bay for five months in Gaza, the densely populated Palestinian strip of land surrounded by Israel that I call home ... Laila Barhoum is a Palestinian living in Gaza and a policy officer for Oxfam.

Israel expands Gaza fishing zone

Sina 29 Apr 2021
The expansion "is conditional on the continuation of calm and security stability" in Gaza, the office said ... Gaza has been under an Israeli ...

Canceling election, Nakba Day and Ramadan could cause eruption - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 29 Apr 2021
In the past week we have witnessed an escalation, to some extent, from Hamas in the Gaza Strip ... However, a Walla News report on Thursday said that IDF officers believe that such a move would not lead to an escalation in Gaza ... protests over metal fences that blocked stairs led to rockets in Gaza.

Behind new 'human rights' critique of Israel is a push for one state -analysis

The Jerusalem Post 28 Apr 2021
New reports slamming Israel for “apartheid” have been driven by a desire to reset the definition of apartheid and redefine Israel, the Gaza Strip and West Bank as one state ... This appears timed for the new Biden administration which came into office in January.

Israel’s policies constitute apartheid - Human Rights Watch

Tamil Guardian 28 Apr 2021
The report further details abuses such as “sweeping movement restrictions in the form of the Gaza closure and a permit regime, confiscation of more than a third of the land in the West Bank”, and harsh conditions in the West Bank which has led to “the forcible transfer of thousands of Palestinians out of their homes”.

Palestinian elections appear headed for delay amid Jerusalem dispute, Fatah infighting

Metro USA 27 Apr 2021
aid to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza that was cut under predecessor Donald Trump ... Police officers stand guard as Palestinians begin registering party lists for May parliamentary election, at the Central Elections Commission’s office in Gaza City.

OCHA: Israel fired 55 warning shots at Gaza fishing boats in March

The Jerusalem Post 27 Apr 2021
Israel fired 55 warning shots at Gaza fishing boats that sailed too close to the perimeter fence in March, according to a report published Tuesday by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Tuesday ... Israel on Monday morning closed the Gaza fishing zone in response to the Gaza rocket fire and has not reopened it.

A Threshold Crossed

Human Rights Watch 27 Apr 2021
Early the next morning, she said, officers cuffed her around her feet and hands, put her in a vehicle without windows and drove her to the Erez Checkpoint, where they removed her back to Gaza without her belongings or even her ID card.