The world must act united to solve the long-standing deadly issue between Israel and Palestine (“Palestinians to file complaint over Honduras Jerusalem move,” Aug.30, Gulf Today).
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,”
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 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
After numerous false starts, the Trump administration is finally preparing to unveil its long-promised Mideast peace plan in coming weeks, and initial indications suggest it is aimed at pleasing Israel while offering financial incentives to the Palestinians but no pathway to statehood, their primary demand.
The good news from the US is that for the first time, perhaps ever, 50 per cent of that country’s citizens support the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. A poll taken between February 1-10 by the reliable Gallup organisation reveals this dramatic shift in the position of the public in the country which has, for seven decades, been Israel’s faithful friend and, often as now, subservient servant as is the case under the Trump administration.
The United Nations has warned that its agencies providing food assistance to Gaza must raise tens of millions of dollars within weeks to avoid significant aid cuts and the matter is too serious to be ignored by the world community. It should be noted that the World Food Programme and its agency for Palestinian refugees,
UNRWA, the UN agency providing for Palestinian refugees has always had a precarious existence because Israel and its allies have insisted the refugees must be integrated by host countries and forget about being Palestinians. UNRWA has so far survived for nearly 70 years because there has been no political
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said on Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts.