‘Credible allegations’ of Palestinian women and girls being raped and executed by Israeli troops: UN experts News

NEW YORK: UN experts on Monday expressed alarm over “credible allegations of egregious human rights violations” against Palestinian women and girls in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They are being arbitrarily executed, arbitrarily detained, raped or threatened with sexual violence, the experts said, adding that these alleged acts may constitute “grave violations of international … Read more

Top UN court opens hearings into Israel’s occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state News

Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off growing calls to halt the military offensive in Gaza, vowing to “finish the job” as a member of his War Cabinet threatened to invade the … Read more

Norway to facilitate transfer of funds to Palestinian Authority News

OSLO: Norway has agreed to help facilitate the transfer of frozen tax funds earmarked for the Palestinian Authority (PA) that were collected by Israel, the Norwegian government said on Sunday, providing vital funding to the Western-backed entity. Under interim peace accords reached in the 1990s, Israel’s finance ministry collects tax on behalf of the Palestinians … Read more

Israel opposes ‘unilateral’ imposition of Palestinian state News

GAZA STRIP: Prospects for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire dimmed on Sunday after the US signaled it would veto the latest push for a UN Security Council resolution and mediator Qatar acknowledged that separate truce talks have hit an impasse. Efforts to pause the over four-month-old war languish as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to reject international … Read more

Palestinian factions to meet in Moscow on Feb 26 — Palestinian Authority PM News

MUNICH: Russia has invited Palestinian factions to meet in Moscow on Feb. 26, the Palestinian Authority prime minister said on Sunday, adding that the PA was ready to engage with Hamas. “Russia has invited all Palestinian factions who will be meeting on the 26 of this month in Moscow. We will see if Hamas is … Read more

Palestinian state only pathway to Middle East security, stability: Saudi FM News

DUBAI: When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, governments worldwide were caught off guard. Having faced no health emergency of this magnitude in generations, states were left scrambling to protect their populations and shield their economies. Now that life has largely returned to normal following years of social distancing, travel controls and trade … Read more

Russia invites Hamas, other Palestinian factions for talks News

BEIRUT: Six Hezbollah and Amal Movement members were killed in an Israeli shelling early Friday morning in southern Lebanon. Israeli warplanes raided the towns of Qantara, Deir Seryan and the vicinity of Wadi Saluki. The raid on a house in Qantara killed three Amal Movement members: Ali Hassan Issa from the town of Jibchit, Mohammed … Read more

Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state ‘not a taboo’ for France News

LONDON: Eight relatives of the Palestinian ambassador to the UK have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Husam Zomlot took to X to reveal that an image of a dead 7-year-old girl circulating online is Sidra Hassouna, his wife’s cousin. The graphic image shows the body of the girl in the … Read more

Palestinian relief agency faces cash crunch next month, chief says News

Russia and China clash with US and UK at UN over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting … Read more

Airstrike from Israeli hostage rescue wipes out entire Palestinian family in Gaza border town News

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his country’s calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation … Read more