At least nine people have been injured in the West Bank after Israeli soldiers reportedly fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters who marched in support of the Palestinian prisoners’ mass hunger strike.
There is a major civil rights catastrophe underway in Israel, with increasing human rights abuses being committed against Palestinian prisoners, many of whom are mere children, political commentator Mo Ansar told RT.
Thousands of Jews and Arabs have united for a peace rally against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands, after Tel Aviv officially approved the construction of a new West Bank settlement for the first time in 25 years, triggering an avalanche of criticism.
A 49-year-old Palestinian woman was killed outside Jerusalem’s Old City after she attempted to attack an Israeli Border Police patrol with scissors. The attacker lost one of her sons last year when he was shot dead by the same police force in controversial circumstances.
The UN official who resigned this week over the Israeli “apartheid regime” report has been awarded the highest Palestinian honor. Tel Aviv immediately slammed the move as an act of diplomatic war, saying its an “outrageous” decision to honor the former UN official for her “libel”.
Caving in to pressure from the UN Secretary General amid controversy over a report which accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, the head of the world body’s West Asia commission has resigned.