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Netanyahu Held Secret Talks With Saudi Prince Salman in Amman

Ramzan Mengal among four ASWJ leaders cleared to contest Elections

Hajj observation committee condemns Saudi ban on Qataris and Syrians

Political rise of Barelvism: Can powerful TLP replace Deobandi political parties?

Nominees of terror groups plan to run in Pakistani election

Why the PTI must win?

Is Ahmed Shahzad a drug addict?

AIOU’s M.Phil Mass Comm workshop begins on July 2

Dirty politics: Did corrupt elite hijack PTI?

Saudi guardianship system still 'enslaves' women despite driving ban removal: Activist

Whitewashing Yemen Genocide

Is Nawaz Sharif a real estate Tycoon of UK?

Pakistani teenager Raza conducts coin toss in Brazil-Costa Rica game

21-year-old girl kidnapped, raped in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Hadeed

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari?

An overt threat: For Pakistan Trump sends more sticks without carrots

Why does everyone want to win Karachi?

Croatia crushes Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

Pak offers 308 stipends to S. Lankan students

Elections 2018: PML-N expects 110, PTI 79 Punjab NA seats

Fanatics in politics: MML claims 185 provincial, 80 NA candidates for elections

A dynasty towards end : Zaeem Qadri says can't polish Hamza's boots

Punjab minister relieved of education ministry

One person displaced in every two seconds in 2017: UNHCR

Panama Papers: What does new leak say about Pakistanis

CPEC 2018 Summit: Is CPEC the next East India Company?

A camel under mountain: NAB to probe scam involving DHA, Bahria Town, CDA

Spain Narrowly Defeat Iran in 2018 World Cup

Saudis raping Yemen women: Ansarullah

Kusloom Nawaz is dead, Nawaz hiding for political gains: Claims indicivil blog

HEC Launches Online Scholarship Disbursement Portal

Celebrated humourist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away in Karachi

Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

Can election commission sustain pressure on outlawed terrorist groups?

How a beggar reached to a Iran bound flight?

Who rigs polls in Pakistan and how?

Malala's unseen controversial pictures at Oxford University

Guns on Pakistan shoulder: The Price of Mullah Fazullah's death

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

England post new ODI record of highest total 481-6

Hand in the hand of snake: Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain

Transgenders school in Faisalabad provides free education, technical training

Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries

Pakistanis among thousands killed in Saudi-imposed war on Yemen

Who has a better chance in polls?

Saudi World Cup team´s plane suffers mystery engine fire

Nadra's data breach: A well conceived plan for Pre-poll rigging

No end of honor killing : Another Teen girl shot dead for ‘honour’

Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

A surprise visit: Netanyahu meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

UK PM, Bin Salman Discuss Confronting Iran

Punjab CM Askari takes notice, demands report on bus hostess murder case

ECP should cancel registration of Rah-i-Haq Party – by Aamir Hussaini

UN Rejects Plan for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen Port

31 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

Reham claims PTI scared of her book's contents

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

World Cup 2018: Mexico upset defending champs Germany 1-0

Has PTI closed her doors for Ch.Nisar Ali Khan?

Are Iran and Israel heading toward open warfare?

India should seriously consider 'limited war' with Pakistan: BJP leader

The end of Fazlullah

Did someone attempt to poison Kusloom Nawaz?

Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold out for draw

At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

Mullah Fazlullah: Ruthless TTP chief who green-lighted 2014 Peshawar carnage

Ronaldo hat-trick earns Portugal draw with Spain in thriller

Pakistan celebrates Eid with religious zeal and fervour

“Saudi Arabia must not purchase Russian S-400”; Washington threatens its ally with sanctions

State terrorism: India'Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari gunned down

Dynasties, old and new: How Imran Khan disappointed his workers?

UN on Kashmir: Would mere statement enough to stop Genocide of Kashmiris?

Shellshocked Spain face Portugal in early World Cup treat

Battling depression in educational institutes

Saudi-led warships doomed to destruction: Yemen’s Navy

Kulsoom Nawaz in Critical condition after Cardiac arrest: Maryam asks for prayers

Soccer diplomacy: Is Putin looking for a thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

US drone strike reportedly kills senior TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan

Fortifying speculations of death: Saudi crown prince absent from King Salman meeting with 24 princes

MWM Chief hosts Iftar party in honour of ambassadors of Muslim countries

UN agency hopes to win reprieve for Afghan refugees

'Man buries deceased father in brand-new BMW in Nigeria'

Eid-ul-Fitar likely on Saturday in Pakistan

Musharraf barred from contesting election

A book against Imran Khan: Is it a last weapon against PTI chief?

NA-247: A dictator, a mayor, an activist – who deserves Karachi’s hot seat?

Five Pakistani students graduate from South Asian University in New Delhi

Yemeni troops repel Saudi attack on Hudaydah port

Saudi Arabia ruined Morocco's World Cup bid, Moroccans say

Pakistan team seals series against Scottish kids

Complicity in War Crimes: UK Facilitating Suspicious Arms Flow to Saudi Arabia

Trump: Our rocket strike against Syria last year was a warning to China!

Did Nawaz deliberately asked Khawaja Haris to quit?

The withdrawal of UN and Red Cross forces from Hodiedah port in Yemen

Can election commission stop JuD offshoots to contest elections?

A Test of nerves for Afghanistan in debut against India

COMSATS Rector’s Research Paper Found Plagiarized Yet Again

Why Shouldn't Shiite leaders be a part of MMA?

Afghanistan peace: US gun on Pakistan shoulder

Palestine


A surprise visit: Netanyahu meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

1397/3/29 | 12:32
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met Jordan's King Abdullah II during a surprise visit to Amman. According to a statement released by the Jordanian royal court on Monday, Netanyahu and Abdullah discussed the so-called between Israel and the Palestinians. "The king and the prime minister discussed regional developments as well as advancing the peace process and bilateral relations," said Netanyahu's official spokesman. "Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated Israel's commitment to maintaining the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem ...

‘UAE buying Jerusalem properties on behalf of Israel’

1397/3/20 | 12:32
A Palestinian businessman who is affiliated with former Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan is planning to buy real estate in the Old City of Jerusalem on behalf of the UAE which is helping the occupation expand its illegal settlements, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Kamal Khatib, warned yesterday. Khatib posted on Facebook that “an Emirati businessman very close to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed, is planning to buy houses and properties adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, with the help of a Jerusalemite ...

Horrific moment IDF gas canister hits Palestinian in the face

1397/3/19 | 12:32
A Palestinian protester is on life support after a tear gas canister launched by an Israeli soldier hit him square in the face. The still-smoking canister got lodged in the man’s cheek and had to be surgically removed.   A Reuters photographer snapped the moment after a tear gas canister caught Palestinian protester Haitham Abu Sabla in the face. The blood-chilling images show the man splattered with blood, with the canister embedded right next to his nose, with the tear gas still billowing out of it, as well as from the protester’s ...

Hamas Deputy Chief thanks Pakistani nation over support to Palestine

1397/3/19 | 12:32
Hamas deputy chief Ismail Ramzan thanked Azadi-e-Quds Tehreek and Palestine Foundation Pakistan over their support to the Palestine cause and huge participation of Pakistanis in the Intrenational Quds Day rallies across Pakistan. In his message on Quds Day, he saluted Pakistanis and those organizations mainly Palestine Foundation and Azadi-e-Quds Tehreek who organize programmes to express solidarity with Palestinians.  Ismail Ramzan, Hamas deputy chief, said that Palestine doesn’t belong to Zionists or Israel. He said Palestine ...

Iran marks International Quds Day with massive rallies

1397/3/18 | 12:32
Millions of people have taken to the streets across Iran and other countries in the world to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s occupation and atrocities.  The rallies went underway at 10:30 AM in Tehran and over 900 cities across the country and a major part of Muslim states. The rallies are held to mark Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, and initiated by the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. People from all walks of life have gathered for ...

MWM announces observance of nationwide Quds Day on Friday

1397/3/17 | 12:32
Allama Syed Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi, deputy secretary general, Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen has announced at a press conference that more rallies would be staged across the country in connection with International Quds Day on Friday to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine.   On the occasion, Maulana Sadiq Jafari, Ali Hussain Naqvi, Mubashir Hasan and Mir Taqi Zafar were also present at the Wahdat House in Karachi. The MWM leader said that all is set to observe Youm-ul-Quds on Friday of Ramazan 23 or June 08. ...

Pakistani politicians condemn Israel as fake and illegitimate state

1397/3/16 | 12:32
Speakers at al-Quds seminar in Islamabad have condemned the Zionist regime of Israel over its crimes against humanity and some declared that Israel is nothing but an illegitimate and fake nation-state.   The seminar was organized by Palestine Foundation (PLF) Pakistan where retired military general and presently a Senator Abdul Qayoom of the PML-N, Senator Sitara Ayaz of ANP, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari, chief of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, Mian Aslam, deputy chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Saqib Akbar of Milli Yakjehti Council and ...

While Razan lost her life, Nikki Hayley lost her humanity

1397/3/13 | 12:32
Last Friday, 1 June, a Palestinian volunteer medic, Razan Al Najar, was fasting and tending to the wounded at Gaza’s artificial fence with Israel. Thousands of miles away, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hayley, was scheming on behalf of Israel at the world body. The day ended with martyrdom and glory for Razan and shame and humiliation for Nikki. Just like she had done since the start of the Great March of Return on 30 March, Razan said goodbye to her family to go to the border, knowing that her skills would undoubtedly be called upon ...

Who will fill the vacuum post-Abbas?

1397/3/12 | 12:32
There have been many reports recently regarding Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s health; some rumours even mentioned his death when he entered the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah.   Aside from age-related health issues — he is 83 years old — the Palestinian leader is also suffering from sleep and psychological problems linked to stress. This has arisen due to his feeling of helplessness at the failure of his political project, the Oslo Accords, and his failure to impose his control over the Gaza Strip, in accordance ...

Tel Aviv will be bombarded if Israeli aggression on Gaza continues: Islamic Jihad

1397/3/3 | 12:32
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement has warned that it will target Tel Aviv in case the Israeli regime presses ahead with its acts of aggression against the impoverished and besieged Gaza Strip. Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shihab said on Wednesday that Israel is desperately looking for a military confrontation with the resistance movement as a way out of the current impasse it has faced in the wake of the recent "Great March of Return" protests. Shihab added that the latest Israeli airstrikes on several sites in the Gaza Strip ...

Palestinians in Jerusalem reject Ramadan meals provided by UAE

1397/2/31 | 12:32
  Jerusalemite activists have launched a hashtag on Twitter – #we are not hungry – as a rejection of Ramadan meals provided by the UAE for visitors to Al-Aqsa Mosque. They argue that the Gulf State is consorting with the Israeli occupation of Palestine, having sent a team to cyclists to participate in the international Giro d’Italia cycle race which passed through occupied Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba. The Palestinian Olympic Committee has condemned the participation of UAE riders in the race. It described such ...

The spineless Arab world

1397/2/31 | 12:32
The Arab world have made Israel and its new friends in the US more adventurous and avaricious with regards to the Palestinians' situation. The Palestinian issue is mostly a humanitarian problem and all people around the world should sympathize with Palestinians who have been subjected to different kinds of injustice, humiliation, and even war crimes for very long years, yet inaction and submissiveness by the Arab world have made Israel and its new friends in the US more adventurous and avaricious. This time, on May 14, by illegally moving ...

Netanyahu dines with Emiratis as Palestinians boycott their iftars

1397/2/30 | 12:32
UAE diplomats secretly wine and dine with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while publicly offering Iftar to Palestinians. Netanyahu's impromptu dinner with a UAE envoy casts light on under the table cooperation between the Tel Aviv regime and Arab Persian Gulf nations. Palestinians have launched a campaign with the hashtag “We are not hungry” (#imnothungry) on the social media, calling for the boycott of Iftar or the fast-breaking meals offered by the UAE at al-Aqsa mosque in protest at the policies of some Persian Gulf Arab states. In ...

Massacre of Palestinians: Is two state solution over forever?

1397/2/26 | 12:32
  Ycontrast could not be starker. On Monday in occupied East Jerusalem, there were smiles, applause and gushing praise all around as the US shifted its embassy — as promised by American President Donald Trump — from Tel Aviv to a city that practically the whole world recognises as disputed territory.   Almost 100 kilometres away, in the open-air prison of Gaza, the scene was quite different, as the Israeli war machine was indulging in the butchery of Palestinians protesting for the return of their land.   By the time the ...

Pakistan, Turkey to raise voice against Israeli atrocities at world forums

1397/2/26 | 12:32
  The governments of Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to raise the issue of Palestinians’ massacre at the hands of Israeli forces at all international forums, including the United Nation. The move came after Israeli troops killed at least 60 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday – the conflict’s bloodiest day in years. On Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim made a phone call to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and invited him to attend an ...

How will Europe act towards Palestine now?

1397/2/26 | 12:32
  The game that lasted for a quarter of a century is over and the international promises sold to the Palestinian people under the banner of the Middle East ‘peace process’ have evaporated.   Who now can hope for an independent Palestinian through negotiations? What about Jerusalem, since Washington’s recent decision? While the Israeli army was murdering Palestinians with live bullets on the Gaza border yesterday, a crowd of US officials and members of Congress, led by the Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, gathered in Jerusalem. ...

World's criminal silence: Another blood bath Gaza

1397/2/25 | 12:32
  The United States officially opened its deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy on Monday in a ceremony that included a video address by President Donald Trump as deadly clashes broke out. Trump told the ceremony that the United States remained committed to reaching a lasting Middle East peace, though the move of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has provoked outrage A plaque and seal were unveiled at the ceremony, officially opening the embassy. Violent clashes had erupted along the Gaza Strip's border hours ahead of ...

28 Palestinians martyred in clashes ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

1397/2/24 | 12:32
  Violent clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip's border hours ahead of the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem today, leaving 28 Palestinians dead from Israeli fire and hundreds more wounded. With a White House delegation and Israeli officials set to gather for the inauguration ceremony, the Gaza clashes had wounded more than 500 Palestinians in addition to the 28 killed, the Gazan health ministry said. The dead included a 14-year-old, according to the ministry. It was the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ...

Palestine and King Abdulaziz’s grandchildren

1397/2/18 | 12:32
  Some Saudi princes, the sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and the rulers of Bahrain are racing towards Israel, considering it the gate through which to obtain legitimacy for their authority over their people. They also believe that Israel brings them closer to the White House in Washington, which they believe could help them subjugate their people into obedience and servitude to them. They also count on Washington to help them and their supporters to achieve geographic expansion projects at the expense of the sovereignty of others. They each made ...

Palestinians are not Saudis, we better defend ourselves: Former Saudi general

1397/2/14 | 12:32
  A former Saudi general has added fresh fuel to Riyadh's campaign of defending the Israeli regime against the Palestinians, saying Saudi Arabia is not obliged to defend the people of Palestine against the Israeli occupation. Anwar Eshki, who currently serves as chairman of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Saudi Arabia, said Thursday that Riyadh has no extra duty to protect the Palestinians against the Israelis, adding Palestinians do not deserve such protection from Riyadh as much as the Saudi citizens do. “If ...

Israel declares Gaza protests 'state of war': Paper

1397/2/14 | 12:32
  Israel says protests near the Gaza fence amount to an act of war, and thus it is right to respond fatally to the demonstrations in which 45 Palestinians have been killed in recent weeks.   The daily Ha’aretz cited a regime statement as saying that Tel Aviv sees the ongoing "March of Return" protests as “part of hostile acts by Hamas against Israel.” The statement came in response to a High Court petition filed by human rights groups, declaring that Israel "opposes the applying of human rights law during an armed conflict.” "The ...

A shameless leader: Why Muslim Ummah should boycott Saudia?

1397/2/11 | 12:32
The ‘free and uncalled for’ advice of Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Crown Prince, to the Palestinian leadership to accept what the US offers is gross. His comments that “in the last several decades the Palestinian leadership has missed one opportunity after the other and rejected peace proposals it was given” shows his grip on the historic betrayal of Palestinians by the world community. Saudi Arabia has never been an active advocate of Palestinian’s right of return to their lands, however, the comments made by MBS shows that ...

Bin Salman to Palestinians: Accept US deal or ‘shut up’

1397/2/10 | 12:32
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has rebuked Palestinians once again by telling a US-based Jewish group that “it is about time the Palestinians take the proposals and agree to come to the negotiations table or shut up and stop complaining.” The remarks are said to have been made during a closed door meeting with heads of Jewish organisations in New York last month where Bin Salman is reported to have sharply criticised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to Israeli sources who cited an Israeli foreign ministry cable ...

US Jewish protests against Israel highlight growing schism

1397/2/9 | 12:32
  14 American Jews arrested in action aimed at persuading members of Congress to condemn Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. Fourteen American Jews were arrested by the New York Police Department after blocking the entrance to US Senator Chuck Schumer’s New York office on Thursday, the latest Jewish-led civil disobedience action aimed at pushing members of Congress to condemn Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. Chanting “Free, Free Gaza” and singing Jewish prayers while wearing black, the protesters, ...

Palestinian lecturer gunned down by Mossad in Malaysia

1397/2/2 | 12:32
  The Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement says Israel’s spy agency Mossad was behind the assassination of a Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia. Malaysian police said on Saturday that the 35-year-old victim, identified as Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, was shot dead by two gunmen on a high-powered motorcycle near his home at Idaman Puteri condominium in the capital Kuala Lumpur. “The suspect fired 10 shots, four of which hit the lecturer in the head and body. He died on the spot,” the official Bernama news agency quoted Kuala Lumpur ...

Eyeless in Gaza: The story of an Israeli soldier

1397/1/30 | 12:32
Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.   Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief. We don’t belong to ...

India and policy of recycling militants in Kashmir

1397/1/16 | 12:32
  These days the news of youngsters joining militancy in Kashmir is quite common. In most of the cases Indian security forces track them somewhere in rural areas and after a few hours of encounter, they are being targeted. Attacking the civilians of the region during encounter is also a routine. Just a couple of days after the brutal killing of 17 Palestinian on land day – 30th March - at Gaza border, 17 Kashmiri people lost their lives during different encounters in south of the valley; 13 of them militants and 4 civilians. The encounters ...

Crocodile tears for Gaza

1397/1/16 | 12:32
  Most of the international community is miffed with Israel. Not in general, mind you. Just regarding the weekend violence directed against unarmed protestors. Indeed, the EU and UN are all but desk-thumping their outrage over Tel Aviv’s flat-out refusal to investigate its military for disproportionate use of force that left up to 17 Palestinians dead and some 1,100 injured. The US, for its part is playing along with Mr Netanyahu and went as far as blocking a Security Council resolution towards this end. All of which is good news. At ...

Israeli carnage raises fears of Gaza conflagration

1397/1/13 | 12:32
  Palestinians have protested for the third day as part of the annual “March of Return” to commemorate Land Day, braving Israeli tanks and snipers deployed along the Gaza fence where 17 protesters were killed a few days ago. At least 50 people were injured on Sunday as Israeli forces shot at Palestinian protesters in the city of Jabalia and elsewhere in the Gaza Strip. Several dozen protesters suffered suffocation due to inhaling teargas. Clashes have been ongoing since Friday when tens of thousands of Palestinians began a six-week ...

Censoring innocent killings in Palestine: Is Pope Francis better than Muslim leaders?

1397/1/12 | 12:32
  Pope Francis, in his Easter address on Sunday, called for peace in the Holy Land two days after 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border, saying the conflict there "does not spare the defenceless". The pope made his appeal in his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to tens of thousands of people in the flower-bedecked square below where he earlier celebrated a Mass. He also appealed for an end to the "carnage" in Syria, calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed ...

Bloodshed in Palestine: How Saudi betrayal emboldened Jewish state?

1397/1/12 | 12:32
Gaza is bleeding again, with scores of dead bodies and uncountable bruised. The dead bodies might be still looking towards Muslim Ummah and may be weeping on Saudia's hug to Netanyahu.     The Israeli response to Palestinian violence is often described as ‘disproportionate’; this is an understatement. When Hamas or other armed groups fire rockets into Israel, the people of Gaza are pounded mercilessly by Israeli bombs. When protesters take to the streets of the West Bank, Tel Aviv’s enforcers are let loose, often using lethal ...

World's criminal silence: Israel brutally martyrs 15 innocent civilians

1397/1/11 | 12:32
  Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest on Friday, leaving 15 Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded in the conflict’s worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. Late in the day, Israel’s military targeted three Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip with tank fire and an air strike after what it said was an attempted shooting attack against soldiers along the border that caused no injuries. Protesters, including women and children, had earlier gathered at multiple ...

Muhammad Bin Salman meets leaders of pro-Israeli lobbies in US

1397/1/10 | 12:32
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the leaders of a number of pro-Israeli lobbying groups during his tour of the United States as the kingdom is moving towards normalization of diplomatic relations with the Tel Aviv regime at the expense of the Palestinian issue. According to a leaked copy of his itinerary, the Israeli Haaretz daily reported that bin Salman had conferred with officials from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Stand Up for Israel (ADL), the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), ...

Recognise Gaza as independent state says former Israeli major general

1397/1/8 | 12:32
A former head of Israel’s National Security Council has urged the government to recognise and treat the Gaza Strip as a de-facto independent state. Writing in Yediot Ahronoth, former Major-General Giora Eiland argued that Israel needs to take the “initiative, on the basis that “the situation [in Gaza] is unstable and could deteriorate very soon”. According to Eiland, Gaza “has been a de-facto independent state” since 2007, with “a defined area; an efficient central government; an independent foreign policy; and an army of its ...

‘Only a matter of time before Israel military confrontation with Gaza’

1397/1/7 | 12:32
An Israeli confrontation with Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip is inevitable and it is only a matter of time before it happens, the former head of the Israeli army’s Southern Command, Brigadier General Itay Virov, said yesterday. During a meeting with the new graduates of Yonatan, a pre-army preparatory programme, he said: “Each passing day gets us farther away from the previous campaign, but closer to the next one. It’s only a matter of time.” He added: “We paid a heavy price in ‘Operation Protective Edge’. You ...

Hundreds of Israeli Forces Deployed in Iraq

1396/12/28 | 12:32
  Arab media reports disclosed presence of hundreds of covert Israeli troops in Iraq, saying that they are conducting special terrorist operations in the country. The Arabic-language Palestinian al-Manar newspaper quoted an Iraqi source as saying that 250 to 300 Israeli soldiers are stationed at Taji military base, North of Baghdad, using American or Canadian passports to conceal their real identity. Observers believe that the soldiers are indeed missioned to conduct terrorist operations and assassinate Iraqi figures, including Hashd ...

Palestinians boycott US forum as Arabs meet Israelis

1396/12/23 | 12:32
  The Palestinian Authority has refused to take part in a meeting hosted by the White House on the situation in the Gaza Strip, with officials from Israel and Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, in attendance. The Tuesday meeting was the first of its kind to be hosted by the White House. It was joined by representatives from Israel and 17 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, Canada, and several European states. Gaza, which hosts roughly two million Palestinians, is facing ...

Iran and Pakistan bonhomie: A joint message for India and Israel

1396/12/22 | 12:32
  Pakistan and Iran reiterated support for peaceful struggle of the peoples of Palestine and Kashmir for their right to self determination. The two countries also emphasised the need for honouring the JCPOA commitments by all the parties. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif arrived here on a three-day visit. Iran sent out a strong message to the Pakistani leadership that Iran’s relations with India are not aimed against Pakistan, and the Iranian leadership will not ...

Islamic Jihad Military wing warns Israeli regime of attack against resistance

1396/12/22 | 12:32
  The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Resistance Movement, Saraya al-Quds brigades, have warned Israeli regime authorities of carrying out any “stupidity” against the resistance leaders and fighters. The brigades threatened on Monday to wage a military battle against the occupying regime, more powerful than “Bashaer Intisar” previous one. The spokesman of Saraya al-Quds, Abu Hamzah, said on a Twitter post that the brigades accomplished a significant achievement during the Bashaer Intisar battle. The statement added ...

Arabs' failure to take action encouraged US move on al-Quds: Palestinian FM

1396/12/18 | 12:32
  Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has criticized the Arab states’ indifference towards the Palestinian conflict over the past decades, arguing that their failure to carry out concrete actions encouraged the United States to continue its "unfortunate approach" and declare Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. “Our failure has also given a small country like Guatemala the green light to decide to relocate its embassy to al-Quds,” Maliki told Palestine’s official WAFA news agency on Thursday. He added that Guatemalan ...

South Africa to cut diplomatic ties with Israel

1396/12/3 | 12:32
  The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday. Pandor informed parliamentarians of the government’s resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he delivered last week. “The majority party has agreed, that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel, given the absence of genuine ...

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit Palestine

1396/11/22 | 12:32
Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour. The visit, which comes weeks after Modi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is seen as an Indian effort to balance its strengthening ties with the Jewish state. Modi and his entourage flew in by helicopter from Jordan, landing near Abbas's Ramallah headquarters, an AFP reporter said. The Indian and Palestinian leaders were set to discuss issues including ...

PA: Japan to recognise Palestine state, increase aid

1396/11/20 | 12:32
Japan is to recognise the State of Palestinian and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday.   Speaking to media, senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the Palestinian right to create an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital during the latest talks between the two countries.   Japan, according to Shaath, rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.   He ...

Is Palestinian authority reviewing strategy against Israel?

1396/11/19 | 12:32
  The Palestinian cause has undergone various changes after Donald Trump was elected as US president. Trump in December 2017 recognized al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of an Israeli regime, putting the final nail in the coffin of optimism of some Palestinians to reach a peace deal with Zionists.   Recently, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has released a statement calling on the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, as well as other Palestinian entities to cut off all links on all levels, especially the political ...

War Could Break Out in Gaza in Hours

1396/11/17 | 12:32
  Gaza is just days or even hours away from war, Palestinian factions warned, as tensions build between the militant group Hamas and Israel. Sources close to Hamas’s political leadership told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat that chances of war with Israel “stood at 95 percent” and could happen at any moment. Individuals in contact with Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’s hard-line political leader in the Gaza Strip, said Palestinian factions believe Israel will use an upcoming training exercise as a cover to attack Hamas. In preparation, ...

Ahed Tamimi: A symbol of resistance against Zionist oppression

1396/11/17 | 12:32
  As has been reported in various media outlets, some days earlier, Israeli troops had shot one of Ahed’s cousins — also a teenager — thus eliciting the furious reaction from the young activist. Unfortunately, humiliation, violence and suffering have been the fate of many such as Ahed and their families as illegal Jewish settlements continue to devour Arab land, while Tel Aviv’s shock troops beat into submission Palestinians who dare to raise a voice for their land or their rights.   While the excesses of the militarised ...

Israel threatens Slovenia against recognising State of Palestine

1396/11/16 | 12:32
  Israel warned Slovenian against recognising the State of Palestine as planned, Quds Press reported yesterday. According to the Israeli TV Channel 10, the Israeli Ambassador to Slovenia Eyal Sila spoke to the Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament Milan Brglez and the chair of the Foreign Policy Committee Jozef Horvat in Ljubljana to warn them against the move. According to the TV channel, Sila told the Slovenian authorities that recognising Palestine would have “negative consequences” on Israeli-Slovenian relations. Slovenia’s Foreign ...

Ireland to discuss new bill criminalising trade with Israeli settlements

1396/11/12 | 12:32
Ireland is set to discuss a new bill that seeks to prohibit the import and sale of goods originating in illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian Territory.   Independent Senator Frances Black, yesterday, launched the “Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018”, which is scheduled for debate in Seanad Éireann on Wednesday 31 January 2018.   According to a press release announcing its launch the bill “seeks to prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal ...

Netanyahu Pushes ‘New Model’ for Palestinian Peace

1396/11/12 | 12:32
  In Davos on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahy was talking up what he’s calling a “new model” for a peace deal with the Palestinians, which appears to be his latest alternative to the two-state solution, which he once again refused to endorse.   Netanyahu complained he wanted to avoid “labels” by talking about two states, but set out a policy which is clearly well short of such a solution, offering to allow the Palestinians to have “the whole trappings of self-governance,” but with Israel maintaining ...

US puts Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on terror blacklist

1396/11/12 | 12:32
  The United States has put the leader of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, on its so-called terror blacklist and imposed sanctions on him, raising tensions in the region following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. The US State Department said in a statement on Wednesday that Ismail Haniyeh has close links with Hamas' military wing and has been a proponent of armed resistance against Israel. "He has reportedly been involved in terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. Hamas has been ...