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Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank raid

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, GAZA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Middle East, PALESTINE, WORLD
The three men were killed early Thursday when Israeli special forces, dressed in civilian clothing, attempted to detain Palestinians outside the headquarters of the PA Military Intelligence unit in Jenin. Three Palestinians were killed early Thursday by Israeli special forces who were on an arrest mission in the northern West Bank, sources on both sides said. One of the Palestinians killed was suspected of having carried out a shooting attack against Israeli soldiers, an Israeli security official said. The other two were members of the Palestinian Authority security forces who witnessed the initial shooting outside the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Military Intelligence unit in Jenin. All three were killed when Israeli special forces, dressed in civili...
Israel’s Iron Dome Won’t Last Forever

Israel’s Iron Dome Won’t Last Forever

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The recent war in Gaza exposes the limits of a key pillar of the country’s defense strategy. In the recent war between Israel and Hamas, a cease-fire was achieved after 11 days of fighting. Both sides claimed victory, and both are expecting another round in the future. For Israel, a key to its success has been the Iron Dome air defense system, which uses radar and missiles to intercept rockets and other threats. This kept Israeli civilians relatively safe from the 4,340 rockets the Israel Defense Forces say were fired from Gaza. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is scheduled to meet U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today to seek up to $1 billion in emergency military aid to help replenish Iron Dome interceptors used in the war. The recent conflict was different than p...
Saying Netanyahu-led effort futile, Bennett opts for unity government with Lapid

Saying Netanyahu-led effort futile, Bennett opts for unity government with Lapid

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Head of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett gives a press conference at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on May 30, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** כנסת נפטלי בנט ימינה Yamina leader portrays move as only alternative to more elections; Netanyahu accuses him of scamming voters and claims right-wing MKs can still defect and torpedo ‘left-wing’ bid. Yamina leader Naftali Bennett announced Sunday that he would link up with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid to form a coalition, promising a right-leaning unity government that will end over two years of political deadlock and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after 12 consecutive years in power. “The elections have proven there is no right-wing government under Netanyahu. There’s unity or ...
UN appeals for $95 million in Gaza aid for ‘immediate’ humanitarian needs

UN appeals for $95 million in Gaza aid for ‘immediate’ humanitarian needs

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Humanitarian coordinator in Strip says funds are needed to repair key facilities destroyed or damaged in 11 days of hostilities with Israel The United Nations launched an emergency appeal Thursday for $95 million for Gaza for the next three months to meet immediate humanitarian needs and repairs to key facilities. That includes hospitals, schools, water and sewage facilities and other infrastructure destroyed or damaged during the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza’s terrorist Hamas rulers. Lynn Hastings, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Gaza, urged donors to contribute generously at a virtual news conference launching the appeal, which she said will target one million people for assistance. “I’m calling for humanitarian assistance right now to meet the immediate needs...
Egypt said to convey to Hamas long-term truce with Israel must see prisoner swap

Egypt said to convey to Hamas long-term truce with Israel must see prisoner swap

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Clockwise from top left: Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu, Hadar Goldin and Hisham al-Sayed (Flash 90/Courtesy Israel reportedly demands ceasefire and reconstruction discussions include negotiations on return of captives; Egyptian intelligence head to visit Israel Sunday for talks with PM Clockwise from top left: Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu, Hadar Goldin and Hisham al-Sayed (Flash 90/Courtesy) Egypt has notified the Hamas terror group that Israel says any long-term truce negotiations must include the subject of a prisoner exchange between the sides, according to a Saturday report. Hamas has so far insisted on separating prisoner negotiations from any discussions related to a potential long-term truce or the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, sources told the London-based Al-Araby Al-J...
UN opens Gaza – Israeli war crimes probe following conflicts

UN opens Gaza – Israeli war crimes probe following conflicts

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Following Operation Guardian of the Walls against Gaza terrorist groups, for the first time ever the UNHRC has created a permanent fact-finding mission regarding a UN member state. The United Nations Human Rights Council voted 24-9 Thursday to launch an investigation against Israel for alleged war crimes, including during the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and called for an arms embargo against the Jewish state. An additional 14 countries out of the 47-member body abstained. None of the European Union countries supported the measure. Those countries which opposed the resolution were: Austria, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Germany, Malawi, Marshall Islands, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Those countries that abstained were: Bahamas, Brazil, Denmark, Fij...