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Turkey wants to quit the United Nations and start a new Muslim Alliance

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 16 said the United Nations has “finished” and “collapsed” in the face of Israeli brutality in the Gaza Strip. “The U.N. is finished, ended, collapsed. At this moment I cannot reach the U.N. secretary general despite having a good friendship [with him],” Erdoğan said at a fast-breaking dinner in Ankara. “We will never allow Jerusalem to... 

White House blames Hamas for Gaza deaths

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The White House has accused Hamas of “gruesome propaganda” after Israeli forces killed over 50 Palestinians on the border between Gaza and Israel, as the US celebrated the transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem. This is a “gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt” on part of Hamas, deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah told reporters on Monday, adding that Israel has the “right to... 

Netanyahu calls Erdogan 'a butcher' in war of words over Gaza violence

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Insults and veiled threats have been exchanged between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli PM branded the Turkish leader “a butcher” after Erdogan called him “a terrorist” over the IDF’s use of force in Gaza. The hostility between Netanyahu and Erdogan culminated on Sunday, when the Turkish president accused the Israeli prime minister of being “a... 

Several dead, hundreds injured in IDF-Palestinian clashes at #GreatReturn protest

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At least 3 people have died and 365 others have been injured during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops along the border of the Gaza Strip and Israel. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported the casualties after hundreds demonstrated Friday afternoon. IDF troops fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel pellets and tear gas at the protesters during the ongoing violence. Thousands... 

Over 60k sign Netanyahu arrest petition in UK

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More than 60,000 people in the UK have so far signed the petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes against Palestinians when he pays an official visit to Britain next month. The online petition, uploaded on August 7 to the UK parliament’s official website, demands the apprehension of Netanyahu for the slaughter of thousands of Palestinians during... 

Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Strip

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Several massive explosions rocked the Gaza Strip on Thursday night amid multiple reports of Israeli jets buzzing the area. It follows reports that two rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel but failed to cause any damage. At least three major blasts rocked Gaza city as Twitter got flooded with reports of residents waking up to the sounds of airstrikes and Israeli F-16 jets flying over. The strikes... 

Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza

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Palestinian fishermen sit on a boat at the port of Gaza City on January 25, 2015. Israeli navy forces have once again opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the besieged Gaza Strip’s coast, reports say. According to local media sources, Israeli gunboats fired at Palestinian boats while they were within Gaza’s territorial waters, on Sunday. “Israeli gunboats opened fire toward a group of... 

Thousands evacuated as heavy flooding hits Gaza Strip

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Palestinians carry their belongings as they leave their flooded houses during heavy rain in Gaza City on November 27, 2014. Thousands of Palestinians have been evacuated from their homes and moved to safer places in the Gaza Strip after heavy flooding struck the besieged coastal sliver earlier this week. Among those affected on Saturday were families who had lost their homes during Israel’s 50-day... 

Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state

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Sweden has recognized the occupied state of Palestine officially, according to its foreign ministry. The Scandinavian has become the first West-European EU state to recognize the territories. Israel is not pleased. The news follows an earlier hint by Prime Minister Stefan Lovfen in his Social Democrat manifesto, during his inaugural address in October, that this would happen. The idea was quickly... 

Israel blocks entry of construction materials to Gaza

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Israel has prevented dozens of trucks loaded with building materials from entering the besieged Gaza Strip, despite earlier promises to allow such a move. “We were notified by the Palestinian National Company that Israel has indefinitely delayed the entry of the 60 trucks into the Gaza Strip,” the official Anadolu Agency quoted Mounir al-Ghalban from Gaza’s border authority, as saying on Tuesday. The... 

Ex-US Attorney General slams Israel's crimes against Palestinians

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Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has roundly condemned the atrocities carried out by Israel against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Clark made the remarks during a gathering organized by Tunisia’s Center for Strategic Studies for North Africa. The gathering was attended by international lawyers, politicians and activists, Press TV reported Wednesday. “Now we have seen... 

Palestinians favor attacking Israel if siege continues

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A new poll shows that 80 percent of Gazans favor the resumption of rocket attacks on Israel if the Tel Aviv regime does not end siege on the Gaza Strip. As many as 12,000 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank participated in the survey which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. The poll comes a month after Israel’s 50-day devastating... 

Gaza war death toll now exceeds 2000

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The death toll from the Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 2,000, medical authorities in the blockaded area say. According to the authorities on Sunday, at least 2016 Palestinian people have lost their lives and as many as 10,193 others have suffered injuries since the Israeli military unleashed merciless attacks on the densely-inhabited Gaza Strip on July 8. The officials reported... 

Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel

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The turmoil gripping the Middle East is a direct result of the provision of cash, weapons and surveillance to Israel by the US, the latest Snowden leak illustrates. Obama’s “helpless detachment” is just for show, the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald writes. In a bold examination, the former Guardian journalist reveals the amazing contrast between what the United States says publicly, and what it... 

Israeli Knesset's deputy speaker calls for the annihilation of Gaza

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Israeli Knesset’s deputy speaker Moshe Feiglin has called for the “annihilation” of the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip. Feiglin, who is also a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, wrote about the plans in a post on his Facebook page at the weekend, the British Daily Mail reported on Monday. The Israeli official also called for “the conquest of... 
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