The 64th Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Aviv next week is a hotly contested occasion. It is taking place in the wake of an escalation of violence with Gaza and amid protests over Israel’s systematic persecution and suppression of Palestinians living under its hostile occupation.
The dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of innocent lives is a matter of deep concern, as it will further bruise the already-tottering peace efforts. Among the Palestinians killed by the Israeli strikes were a pregnant woman and her 14-month-old niece, which is a clear indication
Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, has rightly voiced concern about the lack of human rights accountability in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), pointing to the actions of an occupying power seemingly bent on further
The Israeli destruction of several Palestinian homes in Sur Bahir is an act of aggression and a blow to international humanitarian law. The Saudi cabinet has strongly condemned and denounced authorities of the Israeli occupation for the demolition of dozens of houses in east Jerusalem,”
The ministry said Ahmed Qura, 23, died "as a result of wounds sustained (from) the Israeli occupation forces' fire" on Friday.
Palestinian officials urged diplomats on Tuesday to take action to prevent Israel from carrying out a demolition order against Palestinian homes in the Occupied Jerusalem area as a deadline related to it approached.
Israel said on Thursday its aircraft struck a Hamas military site in the Gaza Strip overnight after balloons carrying firebombs and explosives were launched from the Palestinian enclave.
Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.
"Turkey and Anadolu Agency will continue to tell the world about Israeli terrorism and atrocities in Gaza and other parts of Palestine despite such attacks," Erdogan said on Twitter.