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Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims

Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of a ceasefire Wednesday after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.The exchange of fire raised the possibility of yet another war in the beleaguered […]

Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says a tank fired at a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip after Israeli troops came under fire on the frontier while apprehending two armed Palestinians.The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Israeli shelling on Monday killed a man and seriously wounded another in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas said the […]

Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned

Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories:Fresh protests were expected Tuesday a day after Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem in the conflict’s bloodiest day in years. Palestinians on Tuesday mark the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or […]

Israel PM condemns Manchester attack

Israel PM condemns Manchester attack

JERUSALEM:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned a bomb attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people. “The Israeli government strongly condemns the terrible terror attack last night in Manchester,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “I send my condolences to the families of those murdered and […]

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

AP An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, […]

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Agency JERUSALEM: The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years. The security cabinet gave its unanimous backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as what is widely seen as the most right-wing government […]

Czech president takes a jab at media, declaring himself ‘agent of Putin, Trump, China and Israel’

Czech president takes a jab at media, declaring himself ‘agent of Putin, Trump, China and Israel’

Czech president takes a jab at media, declaring himself ‘agent of Putin, Trump, China and Israel’ By AGENCIES Czech President Milos Zeman. PHOTO:AGENCY Czech President Milos Zeman launched his 2018 re-election bid on Friday, saying he had decided to run due to his strong public support and because he wanted to offer continuity. Zeman, who has […]

Israel stealing land of Palestinians: Arab League

Israel stealing land of Palestinians: Arab League

CAIRO (Yes News) – The Arab League has said that Israel is stealing the land of Palestinians. The statement came after Israeli move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.  “The law in question is only a cover for stealing the land and appropriating the property of Palestinians,” […]

Israel says will build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel says will build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 3,000 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the third such declaration in eleven days since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. Trump has signaled he could be more accommodating toward such projects than his predecessor Barack Obama. A statement from the Israeli Defence Ministry, which administers lands […]

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

The bodies of three young Jewish settlers who went missing near Hebron two weeks ago have been found near the city in the occupied West Bank, security officials said Monday. The search for the teens, who disappeared on June 12, has become a national obsession for Israel, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown […]

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko makes beautiful sand and shell mosaics using materials commonly found on beaches. Each portrait were carefully assembled by hand, and no colors were used. The element you see on these portraits come from a variety of naturally colored shells and pebbles, and an occasional plant root or bark of a tree. […]