The Israeli-Palestinian standoff has further escalated in the wake of deadly and violent protests in Gaza, dubbed the Great March of Return. The demonstrations, which have been held since March 30 at the border between Gaza and Israel, have so far reportedly claimed the lives of at least 115 Palestinians and injured some 13,300 others. While Israel accuses Hamas of using civilians as a human shild, the Palestinian officials blame the Israeli forces for killing civilians.
Since late March, thousands of Palestinians have taken to streets in the so-called Great March of Return, protesting along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The clashes with border security have already left over 60 dead and scores injured.
The official relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem aggravated protests in the Gaza Strip, forcing Israel to use the military in order to maintain security along the border. Many countries have strongly condemned the killings of Palestinian protesters, with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urging to reconsider ties with Israel.
It looks like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come to some kind of accord with the Palestinian group Hamas. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly the kind of rapprochement the world is hoping for.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said Monday it had summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium after their countries voted at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in favor of an international investigation into the death of over 100 Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border.
Since the end of March thousands of Palestinians have been protesting along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, with some being injured and killed as a result of the clashes with border guards.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag announced on Saturday that Ankara had launched a $1.2-million humanitarian aid campaign for Palestinians titled "Be the hope for Palestine" amid the deadly clashes at the Gaza-Israel border.
A resolution of the council prescribing a probe into the latest deadly clashes between Israel and Palestinian protestors along the Gaza border has been adopted after six weeks of violent demonstrations, led by Hamas.
GAZA (Sputnik) - Two Palestinians who were wounded in Monday's clashes with Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip border have succumbed to their injuries in a hospital, Ashraf Kedra, the spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, told Sputnik on Saturday.
In light of Monday’s violence in the Gaza Strip during mass demonstrations held by Palestinians, Turkey has called an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to condemn Israel.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to set up an investigation into killings in Gaza strip is a disgrace because Israel has a legitimate right to protect its border, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement.
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GENEVA (Sputnik) - The UN Human Rights Council has decided to establish an independent mechanism to investigate events in the Gaza Strip and Israel's violations.
A total of 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,400 injured during the clashes with Israeli Defense Forces as the so-called Great March of Return turned violent following the US Embassy’s move to Jerusalem on May 14.
Following violent clashes that rocked the Gaza Strip earlier this week, Egypt has reportedly helped persuade the Palestinian side to decrease protest activities in the area and calm things down.
The international community is condemning Israeli violence against Palestinians after the IDF killed more than 60 Palestinians and injured more than 2,400 on Monday in response to Palestinians protests demanding their right to return to territories seized by Israel in 1948.
Israeli strike aircraft attacked "Hamas terror targets in northern Gaza" late Wednesday night following what Tel Aviv called Hamas provocations near the border town of Sderot with machine gun fire, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.
On this episode of Fault Lines, guests join hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discussing the violence on the Middle East. Did moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem exacerbate tensions? Are there any viable solutions to this decades-old conflict?
Top Israeli defense official has brushed off concerns about the actions of the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip this week, blaming the Hamas leadership and Palestinian protesters for the recent outbreak of violence that erupted following the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attack comes as retaliation for strikes targeting the military, according to the army's spokesman.
New documentary "Killing Gaza" has striking parallels to current times as bloodshed continues against Palestinian activists at the hands of Israel; A new report says that systemic inequities at the center of Brown v. Board of Education decision remain relatively unchanged decades later.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daoud Kuttab, an award-winning Palestinian journalist, and Ali Abunimah, the co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of the book The Battle for Justice in Palestine.