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An Israeli government minister has justified the killings in Gaza by Israeli occupation forces by calling Palestinians “Nazis”.

Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs,  Gilad Erdan, reacted to the rising death toll in Gaza by saying that the number of deaths “did not indicate anything” because Palestinian protestors were “terrorists” following the orders of a “Nazi” like organisation.

Erdan referred to Palestinians as “Nazis” during his Twitter outburst defending Israel’s...

The Trump administration on MAy 14 blocked a UN Security Council statement that was intended to call for an investigation of the events on the Israel-Gaza border.

The statement, circulated by Kuwait, was supposed to include an expression of rage and sorrow on behalf of the Security Council over the deaths of more than 50 Palestinians, who were shot dead by the IDF during protests near the border fence. However, the U.S. blocked it from being adopted and published.

The Kuwaiti...

Israeli gunfire wounded at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border on May 14, medics said, and protesters streamed to the frontier for the climax of a six-week demonstration as the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.

Protests were expected to escalate during the day, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, as loudspeakers on Gaza mosques urged Palestinians to join the so-called “Great March of Return”.

Israeli troops have killed 51 Palestinians since...

Hundreds of thousands of children in a province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo face imminent death from hunger, the UN children’s agency, Unicef, warned on May 11.

Without urgent humanitarian assistance, said the agency, child fatalities in the Kasai region – which erupted in violence in August 2016, and has forced 1 million people from their homes – could “skyrocket”.

According to Unicef, 770,000 children are malnourished, with 400,000 at risk of death. The agency has...

Israeli occupation forces on May 10 stole 20,000 shekels ($6,000) from two Palestinian houses in the West Bank city of Hebron, Quds Net News reported.

Sources reported that Israeli occupation forces raided the houses of the two brothers Abdul-Karim and Ahmed Abu-Rammouze taking the money from their homes.

This is not the first time that the Israeli occupation forces have stolen money and other items from Palestinians when they ransack their homes. Often authorities claim the...

Waed's father claims the arrest of his 21-year-old son is an attempt to exert more pressure on the Nabi Saleh family.

Israeli forces detained Waed Tamimi, the brother of imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, the family told Middle East Eye on Thursday.

According to Waed’s father, Bassem Tamimi, a dozen soldiers raided the family’s home at around 5am on Thursday morning, surrounding the house before...

The UK is among the biggest global purchasers of drugs on the dark web as the illicit online trade grows, new research has found.

The Global Drug Survey 2018 showed that more than a quarter of British drug users who responded, bought substances on websites where they seek to remain anonymous by disguising their location and paying with cryptocurrency.

Dealers then send drugs by post to evade checks at air and sea ports in the UK, where authorities are attempting to crack down...

Belgian politicians and animal rights activists have slammed the gassing of 20,000 chicks at Brussels airport. The animals were meant to be flown to Kinshasa. Airport firefighters refused to take part in the killing.

Around 20,000 chicks were killed off to end their suffering after their flight from Brussels to Kinshasa was delayed, leaving the transport container on the tarmac over an unusually hot weekend.

A Belgium exporter intended to ship out the chicks to the Democratic...

As Europe celebrated the beginning of the end of World War II with Germany surrendering on 8 May 1945, thousands of Algerian men, women and children were mobilised by the French in Algeria to mark the victory of the Allied forces over the Nazis.

Many organisations joined the protest where they held up placards including “End to occupation” and “We want equality”. When a 14-year-old member of the Muslim Scouts, Saal Bouzid, held an Algerian flag, the French on orders from General Duval...

Israeli soldiers assaulted and broke the arm of a Palestinian woman as she tried to prevent them from detaining her son before dawn on Friday, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the home of Bassam Abu Aisha in the Jabal Abu Rumman neighbourhood of Hebron, in order to detain his son Saeed.

During the raid, Bassam’s wife attempted to prevent soldiers from taking her son. The soldiers assaulted her and broke her arm....

A 17-year-old battled for her life May 7 after being raped, doused in kerosene and set on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes.

The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to death.

“The girl has suffered 70 percent first-degree burns. There is a chance that she will survive,” Shailendra Barnwal, police superintendent of Pakur district, told AFP....

An explosion in Gaza killed six people on May 5, Hamas said. It blamed the incident on Israel, which declined comment.

A statement from the Palestinian group’s armed wing called the incident a “deplorable Zionist crime” perpetrated against its people.

“During a complicated security and intelligence operation conducted by Qassam Brigades to investigate a serious and a grave security incident conducted by the Zionist enemy against Palestinian resistance, a deplorable crime took...

According to statistics issued by the information department of Hamas in the West Bank the total number of incursions, raids and roadblocks carried out by Israel’s occupation army reached 718, in addition to 25 cases of demolition and confiscation of property, as well as other violations.

It added that the Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians in the West Bank, one in Jerusalem and one in Tulkarm. In addition, 561 Palestinians were injured, 234 of them in Nablus.

As...

Israeli occupation forces arrested 450 Palestinians, including 11 women and 90 children during April, the Palestine Prisoners’ Centre for Studies revealed yesterday.

Two prisoners also died during that period, the centre’s director and former prisoner Riyad Al-Ashqar said.

Israeli occupation arrested 90 children including nine-year-old Anas Qaneebi after raiding his home in Hebron, nine-year-old Mohammed Qatesh after beating him in the street and Firas Al-Natsha, 12, from the...

Israeli occupation bulldozers destroyed a three-storey Palestinian apartment block in the East Jerusalem village of Al-Issawiya displacing 17 Palestinians.

Israeli police protected the municipality team which demolished the house of the Palestinian citizen Jamal Eliyan after pulling off the main doors, raiding the building and forcing the residents out without allowing them to take their belongings.

Eliyan said that the Israeli municipality workers stormed the building without...