Honduras inaugurates its embassy in Jerusalem

Honduras has inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday, in a diplomatic move likely to anger Palestinians. Honduras said it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv after former U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The status of Jerusalem has been one… Read More Honduras inaugurates its embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli police briefly detain prominent Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem

Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists on Sunday who have become the faces of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Footage on social media on Sunday showed Muna El-Kurd, 23, whose family faces eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah after Jewish settlers won an Israeli… Read More Israeli police briefly detain prominent Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem

Egypt sends engineers, building equipment to begin reconstruction of Gaza following recent conflict

Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to begin reconstruction in the Palestinian enclave after the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Egyptian state television reported on Friday. Dozens of bulldozers, cranes and trucks flying Egyptian flags lined up along the border to begin crossing into the Gaza Strip, television pictures showed. Palestinians… Read More Egypt sends engineers, building equipment to begin reconstruction of Gaza following recent conflict

Egypt’s intelligence chief meets with Hamas leaders for Gaza truce talks

Egypt’s intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday in an effort to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and to discuss reconstruction plans following the recent hostilities, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The visit was the first by an Egyptian intelligence chief to the enclave since the early 2000s.… Read More Egypt’s intelligence chief meets with Hamas leaders for Gaza truce talks

Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to build up on Gaza truce

Egypt’s foreign minister stressed during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday the need to build on a truce between Israel and Hamas by stopping all practices that lead to escalation, the Foreign Ministry said. Egypt helped broker the May 21 truce to halt the worst fighting in years between Israel and Hamas, the… Read More Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to build up on Gaza truce

UN launches investigation into crimes committed during Israel, Hamas conflict

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to launch an international investigation into alleged crimes committed during the 11-day conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza. The independent investigation will have a broad mandate to look into all alleged violations, not just in Gaza and the occupied West Bank, but… Read More UN launches investigation into crimes committed during Israel, Hamas conflict

Two Israelis injured, attacker fatally shot following stabbing incident near East Jerusalem

Two Israelis were stabbed and wounded on Monday near a flashpoint area of East Jerusalem that has been the focus of Palestinian protests, medics said, and police said officers shot the assailant. The condition of the suspect was not immediately clear. Video on social media appeared to show him lying motionless and covered with a… Read More Two Israelis injured, attacker fatally shot following stabbing incident near East Jerusalem

Celebrations following ceasefire as truce between Israel and Hamas begins

A truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday after the worst violence in years, with U.S. President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United Nations urging renewed Israeli-Palestinian dialogue. Israeli aerial bombardment of the densely populated enclave killed 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, wounded more than 1,900 and… Read More Celebrations following ceasefire as truce between Israel and Hamas begins