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  • Thousands commemorate victims of Srebrenica genocide

    Tens of thousands of people have travelled to Srebrenica to attend a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide in the town. More than 50,000 people, including 80 foreign dignitaries, were expected to include the event on Saturday that will include the funeral of recently found victims. The genocide was Europe's largest war crime since.. More

  • Israel killed 23 Palestinians since start of 2015: PLO

    At least 23 Palestinians have been killed and another 2,156 detained by the Israeli military since January 1, 2015, thePalestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said in a report issued Sunday. In its report, the PLO added that 131 Palestinian homes had been destroyed in armed operations carried out by the Israeli army in the first half of this year alone. The.. More

  • Many Egyptians fearful in Ramadan amid new ‘security measures’

    As Egyptian Muslims flock to mosques to perform taraweeh, a special nightly prayer only performed during Ramadan, many say they are avoiding prominent mosques for fear of harassment by security forces in a country dogged by political unrest since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a 2013 military coup. “This year I’m going to perform.. More

  • Israeli soldier: ‘We bombed civilians for entertainment’

    According to an article written in Days of Palestine, an Israeli soldier has given his account of the events that occurred during the attacks on Gaza in July 2014. Known as Operation Protective Edge, the soldier described how they were ordered by their unit commander and were free to shoot, in order to take revenge for the killing of a soldier in their.. More

  • Israeli troops told to 'kill on sight' in Gaza war

    An Israeli NGO expressed concern on Monday over the Israeli army's "indiscriminate fire" policy against Palestinians after collecting testimony suggesting that soldiers were ordered to "kill on sight" during last summer's military onslaught on the Gaza Strip. In a Sunday statement, Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO, said that.. More

  • 200 Palestinian minors jailed in Israel

    The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement "Most of the Palestinian minors are detained in Ofer detention center near Ramallah and Megiddo and Sharon prisons in northern Israel." Two female minors, aged 16 and 17, are detained in Israeli Hasharon prison, the release said. According to the NGO, arrest campaigns against Palestinian.. More

  • Displaced by Israel, Palestinians settle in caves

    Scores of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have made homes out of mountain caves on the outskirts of Al-Khalil (Hebron) city, as Israel continues to prevent them from building homes on territories earmarked for Jewish-only settlements. "We have tried to build homes with bricks and cement, but the Israeli occupation authorities have repeatedly.. More

  • HRW: Use of barrel bombs increasing in Syria

    Human Rights Watch says it has evidence that Syrian regime forces have carried out hundreds of indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The US-based group says the attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Barrel bombs.. More

  • Poverty and conflict affect Lebanese youth

    Lebanese youth in Tripoli suburbs are becoming increasingly used to conflict in rising sectarian distrust and violence. "People get used to war. During the last battle, children were still coming to play. Can you imagine, a seven-year-old boy running through the bullets just to play video games," says Mohammad Darwish, a calm man with a curled.. More

  • Yemen report highlights turmoil's human cost

    At least 7,000 people were killed in Yemen in 2014, including at least 1,200 civilians, three times the level of deaths from when the current turmoil began in 2011, according to a Yemeni think-tank's report. It is now thought that Shia Houthi fighters are controlling about 70 percent of army's capabilities, the Abaad Centre for Strategic Studies says.. More

  • 15,000 new Jewish settlers in W. Bank in 2014

    More than 15,000 Israelis moved to Jewish-only settlements located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank over the course of 2014, an Israeli official said Friday. "Interior Ministry figures, showing that Judea-Samaria [the Jewish name for the West Bank] currently has nearly 400,000 Israelis, demonstrates [that] settlement in Judea-Samaria is an irreversible.. More

  • Palestinians 'imprisoned' by Rafah closure

    Razan al-Halaqawi was too ill to spend weeks waiting for Egypt to open the Gaza Strip's main crossing in Rafah. The crossing has been closed to residents looking to exit Gaza since October 25; in the intervening days, Egypt has opened the crossing just once in one direction for two days, allowing Palestinians on its territory to return to their homes.. More

  • Anti-Arab incitement grips Israel

    As racially motivated attacks and growing incitement gripped Israel over the weekend, 23-year-old Waad Ghantous, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was not surprised at being verbally accosted in this mixed city, home to both Arabs and Jews on Israel's northern coast. "The racism is always present, but it's much worse now than usual," Ghantous,.. More

  • East Jerusalem under 'collective punishment'

    After months of unrest, municipal officials in Jerusalem have begun a widespread crackdown on the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, enforcing the finest points of the law in what rights groups have dubbed an act of "collective punishment". Small businesses have been shuttered for unpaid bills, or for lacking the proper licenses. Livestock.. More

  • Palestinian anger boils in the heart of East Jerusalem

    For months, the streets of mainly Arab East Jerusalem, in the shadow of the Old City but where tourists seldom venture, have been ablaze, with daily clashes between armed Israeli police and Palestinians throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails. The roots of the unrest are many: from the killing in July of a Palestinian teenager by Jewish extremists --.. More