Étiqueté : Jerusalem

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Gaza: Two insensible in Israeli attack amid Jerusalem unrest

At least two people have been killed in an Israeli air raid on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Another 25 Palestinians, including a six-month-old baby, were also wounded in the attack carried out on Friday night. Dr Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesperson for the health ministry, told local media that the bodies…

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UN convenes emergency meeting on US’ Jerusalem resolution

During an emergency meeting, UN Security Council members widely condemned Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has led to deadly clashes across the occupied Palestinian territories.  Eight countries called for the emergency meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, as Palestinians protested across the occupied…

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How Israel occupies training in East Jerusalem

Occupied East Jerusalem – The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school’s walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children’s wide smiles and laughter echo through the hallways, belying their lingering anxiety after a recent Israeli raid on the school. At the start of the school year, Israel began targeting Zahwat al-Quds -…

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Palestinians ‘able to sacrifice’ for Jerusalem

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Hundreds of Palestinians marched through Bethlehem in a « day of rage » protest against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as anger over the controversial decision continues to spread across the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli military forces shot tear gas and rubber bullets at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem on Thursday,…

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Palestinians injured in protests over US Jerusalem pass

Thousands of Palestinians have taken to the streets of Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to protest against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a contentious move that has inflamed tensions in Palestine and across the region. In the occupied West Bank, Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in…

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Israeli PM sees ‘many’ following US on Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said more countries have indicated their willingness to recognise the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a day after the United States formally announced that it does. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, ignoring warnings from the international community, broke with decades of US policy and said Washington would…

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Erdogan: US Jerusalem circulate puts space in ring of fire

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it would throw this region into « a ring of fire ». « Taking such a step throws particularly this region into a ring of fire. What would you like to do [with this step], Mr Trump? What kind…

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World leaders chastise US over Jerusalem ‘escalation’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has been met with indignation by world leaders, drawing strong criticism in the Middle East and elsewhere. Many feel Washington’s move, announced on Wednesday after weeks of speculation, threatens to upend stability across the region and ruin any remaining prospects to achieve peace…

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Mahmoud Abbas lambasts Trump’s resolution on Jerusalem

Mahmoud Abbas has lambasted the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the Palestinian leadership refuses to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s contentious move. Calling Jerusalem the « eternal capital of the State of Palestine », the president of the Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday the US could no longer be a mediator in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.…

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Trump ignores warnings with ‘reckless Jerusalem switch’

President Donald Trump has announced that the US formally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin the process of moving its embassy to the city, breaking with decades of US policy. In a much anticipated speech in Washington on Wednesday, Trump reversed decades of US policy in defiance of warnings from around…