Protests erupt over Israeli police killing of autistic Palestinian man

The killing of an autistic Palestinian by Israeli police has sparked protests by both Palestinians and Israelis, drawing comparisons with the death of African-American George Floyd in the United States. Iyad al-Halaq, 32, was on his way to volunteer at a special needs school in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 30 when police chased him… Read More Protests erupt over Israeli police killing of autistic Palestinian man

Thousands of Israelis protest against West Bank annexation plan

Several thousand Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank, de-facto annexation of land that the Palestinians seek for a state. Protesting in face masks and keeping their distance from each other under coronavirus restrictions, they gathered under the banner “No to annexation,… Read More Thousands of Israelis protest against West Bank annexation plan

Israeli police fatally shoot unarmed Palestinian man in Jerusalem

Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the man was later found to have been unarmed, Israeli media reported. “Police units on patrol there spotted a suspect with a suspicious object that looked like a pistol. They called… Read More Israeli police fatally shoot unarmed Palestinian man in Jerusalem

Israeli court convicts Jewish settler of murder for 2015 Palestine arson attack

An Israeli court found a Jewish settler guilty of racially motivated murder on Monday in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian couple and their baby in the occupied West Bank. Amiram Ben-Uliel chose the Dawabsheh family home and another dwelling in Duma village on the assumption they were inhabited and, before firebombing them,… Read More Israeli court convicts Jewish settler of murder for 2015 Palestine arson attack

U.S. President Donald Trump proposes creation of Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalen

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. Senior administration officials, briefing on the details of a plan the president was due… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump proposes creation of Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalen

Israeli airstrikes kill commander of militant group Islamic Jihad

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing day-long rocket salvoes in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as Syrian state media said a separate missile attack had hit… Read More Israeli airstrikes kill commander of militant group Islamic Jihad

Palestinian military position in Lebanon hit by Israeli air strikes

Israeli air strikes hit a military position belonging to a Palestinian group in Lebanon, near the Syrian border, early on Monday, Lebanon’s An-Nahar news said. The position belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, the newspaper said. The strikes came a day after two drones, which the Lebanese army and the… Read More Palestinian military position in Lebanon hit by Israeli air strikes

At least eighteen injured as Israeli police, Palestinians clash at holy site in Jerusalem

Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians during confrontations on Sunday outside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque where tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered for the Eid al-Adha holiday, witnesses said. A Palestinian ambulance service said that at least 14 Palestinians were taken to hospitals for treatment. Israel’s Kan public radio said four police officers… Read More At least eighteen injured as Israeli police, Palestinians clash at holy site in Jerusalem