Israeli army personnel beat up a Palestinian man. File/ AFP
I am angry but not surprised by America’s pro-Israeli and anti-Palestinian steps. Washington’s decision to back Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank
A black-and-white banner declaring a strike replaced the usually illuminated billboard over Gaza City's central Omar al-Mukhtar street.
A statement released by the Society said that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Hebron, Nablus, Salfit, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jenin and arrested the 12 citizens.
COVID-19 is posing the greatest test ever to humanity on both the health and economic fronts. Confirmed coronavirus cases have approached one million around the world as Europe reels from the pandemic and the United States has reported record numbers of people out of work.
Voting ended on Thursday in Labour’s leadership election, before Jeremy Corbyn’s long, five-month goodbye ends on Saturday. Even some one-time supporters can’t wait for him to leave the stage. “I wish he would just go away,” one MP groaned.
With the increasing number of infections, and sadly deaths, from COVID-19 the world has changed. (“US virus toll exceeds official China tally,” April 1, Gulf Today).
On March 27, Pope Francis was standing alone in an empty St Peter’s Square. Media from around the globe showed an iconic image of a man alone under the rain. Usually the Urbi et Orbi blessing is given on Christmas and Easter,