Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces on the anniversary of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death. Youths threw stones and burned tires while Israeli security forces responded with tear gas and live bullets.
Intense clashes have engulfed West Bank and Gaza Strip resulting in almost a hundred of injuries and several deaths. Israeli forces used live rounds and tear gas to push back violent Palestinian youths who pelted the officers with stones and Molotov cocktails.
A Palestinian delegation headed by Mahmoud Abbas has submitted new documents it claims prove Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court (ICC). They allege that ethnic cleansing, house demolitions and collective punishment have taken place.
Israeli authorities have stormed a hospital in Jerusalem for the third constitutive day, deploying rubber bullets and smoke grenades, in order to gain access to the medical records of Palestinians allegedly wounded in clashes with police.
The Palestinian president has accused the Israeli Prime Minister of using the Holocaust to attack Palestinians. Describing the situation as the “worst” since 1948, Abbas slammed peace talks as futile and demanded Israel stop its “oppressive war machine”.
A billboard in Detroit stating ‘America First Not Israel’ is causing controversy and accusations of anti-Semitism. The advertisement was paid for by the Deir Yassin Remembered group, which aims to make American’s more aware of the plight of Palestinians.