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U.S. Threatens To Withhold Aid Cash To Palestinians

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UNITED NATIONS – U.S. President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel. Trump said that Washington gives Palestinians “HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They…

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Palestine Wants To Emulate 1Malaysia Spirit

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KUALA LUMPUR – Palestine hopes to emulate the 1Malaysia spirit – a concept mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, that encapsulates the very idea of unity in diversity – as it works towards full reconciliation between warring factions, Palestine Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Dr Anwar Al Agha said. “We (Palestinians) have…

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Malaysia Condemns Clashes Involving Israeli Forces, Palestinians

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has deplored yesterday’s violent clashes between the Israeli security forces and Palestinians in the West Bank, which left three Palestinians dead and injured many others. Wisma Putra in a statement  today said the recent clashes were  a dangerous development that would further complicate the volatile situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. “Malaysia condemns the use of force…

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Hamas Warns Zionist Israel Of Al-Aqsa ‘Red Lines’ Amid Protests

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  JERUSALEM – The Palestinian group Hamas has warned Israel against crossing a “red line” at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, as residents of the Gaza Strip demonstrate for a second day in solidarity with Muslim worshippers protesting against the new security measures at the holy site. “To the Zionist enemy I say openly and clearly:…

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Netanyahu Opposes Palestinian State, Israeli Minister Says Ahead Of U.S. Visit

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu opposes a Palestinian state, a senior Israeli cabinet member said on Monday, but left it unclear whether the prime minister would say that publicly in talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington this week. Netanyahu has never explicitly abandoned his conditional support for a future Palestine, and his spokesman…

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Palestinian Embassy Opens In Vatican City

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POPE Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City. “We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for first time,” Abbas…

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Act Of Revenge: Israeli-American Fatally Stabbed In West Bank

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JERUSALEM – A 13-year-old Israeli-American girl was stabbed to death in her bedroom Thursday morning in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said. Hallel Yaffa Ariel was sleeping when a Palestinian teenager entered the house in the settlement near Hebron and killed her, authorities said. Most probably…

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Palestinians Attack Israeli Cars In West Bank, Assailant Shot Dead – Army

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli troops on Tuesday shot dead an alleged Palestinian assailant after petrol bombs and rocks were thrown at Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, injuring three people. The Palestinian was identified by the mayor of his village as a 15-year-old. The incident, in the early hours of the morning, occurred on…

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Four Israelis Killed, Five More Wounded In Tel Aviv Attack

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  JERUSALEM – The Islamist group Hamas has praised an attack on civilians in Tel Aviv Wednesday night in which four Israelis were killed. The two shooters, identified as Palestinians, opened fire at the Sarona Market — a popular food and shopping complex near the Israeli Defense Ministry– shattering what was a serene night with…

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Chilling Video Shows Israeli Soldier Shooting Palestinian Man In The Head

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A graphic video that appears to show an Israeli soldier shooting a wounded Palestinian man in the head, moments after the man had stabbed a different soldier, has put an already tense West Bank neighborhood on edge. A human rights volunteer took the video Thursday morning as he witnessed a stabbing attack near the Tel…

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Jakarta Hosts Extraordinary Meeting Of OIC Foreign Ministers On Palestine

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From Azeman Ariffin JAKARTA: Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is leading the country’s delegation to the 5th Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif being held here Monday. More than 600 delegates from 57 OIC member countries and two international organisations are attending the meeting.…

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Malaysia Participates In Emergency Summit On Palestine

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KUALA LUMPUR,: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 5th Emergency Summit Meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif which, among other things, aims to tackle the issue on Palestine at the international level. According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry, the emergency…

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Palestine: Israel Would Consider French Invitation To Peace Talks

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JERUSALEM – Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognise a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday. “If and when we get an invitation to a conference, we will examine it and…

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First Chinese Restaurant In Gaza Serves Customers With Chopsticks

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A Xinhua feature by Hamada Hattab, Osama Radi GAZA: A newly established restaurant began recently, for the first time ever in the Gaza Strip, to serve meals of Chinese food to customers and help them to learn how to use chopsticks in a bid to encourage the new business and attract more customers in the…

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Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Assailants; Netanyahu Strategy Debated

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Military commanders and the Netanyahu government sparred over the right strategy to end two months of stabbings, shootings and car-based attacks on Thursday as Israeli troops killed two Palestinians involved in violence in the occupied West Bank. The violence, much of it carried out spontaneously by young Palestinians, has killed 19 Israelis…

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Malaysia Hit For Six Again By Palestine In World Cup Qualifying

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AMMAN – Malaysia’s mini-revival in qualification for the 2018 World Cup was brought to a shuddering halt at the Amman International Stadium on Thursday evening as they lost 6-0 to Palestine for the second time this year. A series of individual errors allowed Ahmad Abu Nahyeh to score a hat-trick and cost the visitors any…

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Jordan The Venue For Palestine’s Match Against Malaysia, Saudi Arabia

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has picked Jordan as their home venue for two upcoming 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Group A qualifying matches against Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. International news agency, AFP reported that Head of PFA Jibril Rajoub however, has requested a postponement to the International Football Federation (FIFA) for…

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Malaysia-Palestine Match To Be Played At Neutral Venue

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KUALA LUMPUR – The 2018 World Cup/2019 Asia Cup Group A qualifying match between Malaysia and Palestine will be played at a neutral venue on Nov 12. FIFA, the world governing body for football, has agreed to hold the match which was earlier scheduled at the Dura Stadium in Hebron, Palestine, at a neutral venue.…

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Palestine President Urges Israel To Curb Settlers Provocations

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RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called upon the Israeli government on Monday to “curb settlers, their provocations and attacks” against the holy sites and the unarmed Palestinian people, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Abbas made the appeal during his meeting with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential Headquarters in the West Bank…

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Israeli Soldier Headlocks 11 Year Old Boy With Broken Arm

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JERUSALEM – Images of an armed Israeli soldier trying to arrest an 11-year-old Palestinian boy with a broken arm in the West Bank went viral on social media over the weekend. The images show the soldier putting a headlock on the child while women pull on the soldier’s back, trying to free the boy. The…

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Palestinian Youths And Israeli Police Clash At Al-Aqsa Mosque Site

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JERUSALEM – The site of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, also known as the Temple Mount to Jews, became the focal point for a clash between Palestinian youths and Israeli police on Sunday. Israeli police and the general director of the mosque had differing accounts of events, but both confirmed an incident occurred. Israeli police…

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Israel, Urge Release Of Man Held In Gaza By Hamas

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JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities and relatives of a man believed to have been held against his will in Gaza for nearly a year have appealed for the Palestinian militant group Hamas to free him. Avera Mengistu, an Ethiopian-Israeli citizen, has been in Gaza since September 7, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the…

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Tel Aviv Regime Suspends Palestinian Bus Segregation Program

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JERUSALEM – A three-month experimental program of separation between Jews and Palestinians on bus routes running from Israel to the West Bank was suspended Wednesday, only hours after it reportedly began. A senior official in the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN that the Prime Minister had stepped in after deciding that…

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Zionist Forces Kill Palestinian In Riot After Funeral

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A 27-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed Friday, allegedly by Israeli forces, during a riot that grew out of a West Bank funeral procession for his cousin, with whom he is now expected to share a cemetery. The death of Ziad Awad, who was shot in the head, was reported by Palestinian officials. Israeli…

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Obama Knocks Netanyahu Comment On Arab Voters

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WASHINGTON – It doesn’t matter how many times Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now says he still wants a two-state solution with the Palestinians. The White House is refusing to take him at his word. “We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn’t happen during his prime ministership, and so that’s…

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Zionist Netanyahu: No Palestinian State On My Watch

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TEL AVIV – The prospect of a Palestinian state is nil so long as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in office, Netanyahu said in a Monday interview. Asked by an interviewer with the Israeli news site, NRG, if it was true that a Palestinian nation would never be formed while he’s prime minister, Netanyahu replied,…

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Palestinian Man Stabs Tel Aviv Bus Driver, Eight Passengers

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TEL AVIV – The 911 caller in Tel Aviv sounded panicked, his voice loud and urgent. “She was stabbed in the head!” Go to Hamasger Street, the caller shouted. A man stabbed nine people, including the driver of a bus and passengers on Wednesday, in what police are calling a terror attack. The girl, was…

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Jerusalem Killings: This Must Not Become A Holy War Of Muslims And Jews

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LONDON – No one can look at photographs of Tuesday’s scene at Jerusalem’s Har Nof synagogue without shuddering. The sight of prayer shawls and prayer books drenched in blood stirs the bitterest memories. They are the images of a pogrom. Reports of the event confirm that impression. The murmuring hush of morning worship was broken…

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Palestinians Kill Five Zionist In Jerusalem, Dangerous Escalation In Violence

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JERUSALEM – Five Israelis were killed in a frenzied assault by two Palestinians who targeted worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, the latest in a series of deadly attacks that many fear is pushing the city to the edge of a dangerous escalation in violence. Four of the people killed were rabbis, three holding joint US…

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