Israeli military destroy Gaza attack tunnel under border with Egypt

The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave. Residents in Gaza said Israeli jets bombed an area east of the southern town of Rafah, by the Egyptian and Israeli borders,… Read More Israeli military destroy Gaza attack tunnel under border with Egypt

Israeli Air Force carry out airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out strikes against four Hamas targets in the northern part of Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said on Saturday. One 10 year-old Palestinian boy was killed and his 8-year-old sister was injured, according to Palestinian medical sources and the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. The Qassam Brigades… Read More Israeli Air Force carry out airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza

Israeli soldier accidentally shot dead by fellow soldier

An Israeli military reserve officer has been shot dead, apparently by a fellow soldier, during an attack by a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank. The military said the soldier opened fire as the Palestinian man attempted to stab Capt Eliav Gelman at Gush Etzion Junction. An initial investigation suggested Capt Gelman was fatally wounded… Read More Israeli soldier accidentally shot dead by fellow soldier

Saudi Arabia court overturns death sentence of Palestinian poet

A Saudi Arabian court has overturned the death penalty for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, but upheld his guilty verdict on a charge of apostasy. The court, instead, sentenced Fayadh to eight years in prison and 800 lashes, a statement from his lawyer said. Fayadh was initially sentenced to death by a court in the southwestern… Read More Saudi Arabia court overturns death sentence of Palestinian poet

Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death on charges of apostasy

On November 17, 2015, Palestinian artist and poet Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy for alleged blasphemous statements he made during a discussion group and in his poetry book. The judge ruled that Fayadh’s repentance was not enough to avoid the death sentence. According to Fahmy Foundation, Palestinian artist and poet Ashraf Fayadh… Read More Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death on charges of apostasy

Two Israelis convicted for the murder of Palestinian teenager

Two 17-year-old Israelis have been convicted of the murder of Palestinian youth Mohammad Abu Khdair (pictured above), abducted and burned to death in Jerusalem in 2014. A verdict on a third defendant, a 31-year-old Israeli man, was postponed for a mental health review. Mohammad Abu Khdair, 16, was killed in apparent revenge for the murders… Read More Two Israelis convicted for the murder of Palestinian teenager

Court sentences poet to death on charges of apostasy in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of writers around the world have joined human rights groups in urging Saudi Arabia to release a poet who faces the death sentence on charges of “apostasy” for his poetry. Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh, 35, was sentenced to death by a court in the southwestern Saudi city of Abha earlier this month… Read More Court sentences poet to death on charges of apostasy in Saudi Arabia

Israeli undercover forces raid hospital; kill Palestinian

Undercover Israeli authorities shot and killed a Palestinian man inside a West Bank hospital on Thursday, the Palestinian health minister said. The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that members of the military, the Israel Securities Authority and the Israeli police conducted a joint operation overnight at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron to arrest… Read More Israeli undercover forces raid hospital; kill Palestinian