After the deaths of 58 Gazans killed, the UN Human Rights Council spokesman says the threat posed by Palestinians in Hamas’ organized protests is not sufficient grounds for use of live fire by the IDF.
– Turkish PM calls on Islamic countries to review their relations with Israel.
– Retired Israeli official: ‘Erdoğan and South Africa’s gov’t are the biggest friends Hamas has.’
By Ynet writers, news agencies
The United Nations Human Rights Council denounced Tuesday Israel’s actions during protests along the Gaza border the previous day, which left 60 Palestinian protesters dead and more than 2,000 wounded.
A statement on its official Twitter account said, “The rules on the use of force under international law have been repeated many times but appear to be ignored again and again. Continue Reading »
Families of potentially killed/injured militant instigators in Friday’s upcoming protests in which Hamas has rioters burning thousands of car tires, are to be given $3,000 according to the price-list published by the draconian ruling group.
– Warnings of impending environmental disaster and the Gazans harmed from the poisonous emissions, have undeterred Hamas from the scheduled burning of thousands of tires.
By Elior Levy
The Hamas terror group announced Thursday that it would pay families of Palestinians who are killed or wounded during the upcoming Gaza border protests, with the next one set to take place on Friday.
The money would be given, it said, “as compensation within the framework of the social and national responsibility of the organization.”
Palestinians burning tires – Photo: Reuters
Bereaved families will receive $3,000, while family members of protesters seriously wounded will receive $500. Continue Reading »
IDF responds to attacks with snipers, tanks killing 16 Palestinians on Friday, for which PA autocrat blamed Israel “for the deaths of the martyrs in Gaza,” declares a day of mourning.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday evening blamed Israel for the deaths of Gazans who took part in the large-scale “March of the Return” towards the border with Israel.
“I express my pride in the sacrifice of the Palestinian people today. I place the responsibility today on Israel,” Abbas declared in a televised address.
Hamas calls on Gazans to protest on Israel’s border – PLO/Twitter
“The occupation army attacked non-violent demonstrators who went out to mark Land Day and to emphasize that they adhere to their right to self-determination. Continue Reading »
Although a Hamas organizer of the demonstration emphasized it will be “peaceful & nonviolent,” Israel considers the border area a ‘closed military zone’, so an IDF commander said live fire will be used, if the protesters threaten Israeli lives.
BY ADAM RASGON
Masses of Palestinians are expected to come to the Gaza border on Friday and move into tents there for a planned six-week-long protest “to demand the right of return to the homes and villages that they were expelled from in 1948,” Ahmad Abu Ratima, an organizer of the protest, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
The beginning of the protest on Friday is scheduled to coincide with Land Day, which Palestinians annually commemorate the six Arab-Israelis who Israeli security forces killed during demonstrations in 1976 over government land confiscations in northern Israel. Continue Reading »
Although IDF soldiers are now allowed to neutralize terrorists throwing fire-bombs (Molotov cocktails) with live fire, an IDF spokesperson said the two incidents, on Friday & Saturday that left 2 protestors shot dead, will have the IDF investigating the shootings.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS
RAMALLAH – On Saturday, Amir Shehada, 19, died in a clash with security forces near the Yitzhar settlement, south of Nablus, the PA Health Ministry said.
Shehada was shot in the chest, according to ministry.
Palestinian demonstrators photographed in Hebron on March 9, 2018, hurling molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers during a protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision. Continue Reading »
Angry Palestinian protestors confront a visiting American delegation in Ramallah, chanting “US is the problem – not the solution,” as they hurl eggs at the NYC Council members.
By David Rosenberg
Arab demonstrators hurled eggs at an American delegation, including members of the New York City Council, as the delegation visited Ramallah on Thursday, as part of a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinian counter-terrorism police form protective corridor to shield visiting Americans from violent locals throwing eggs. – Screenshot: YouTube Arab media
Members of the American delegation were visiting a Palestinian Authority polling firm Thursday, AFP reported, when anti-US protesters gathered outside. Continue Reading »
Claiming it has run out of diesel fuel required for electricity producing generators, Hamas orders a hospital in northern Gaza to end operations.
– Abbas’ Palestinian Authority rejects Hamas’ claims, drawing attention to the funds recently transferred to Gaza specifically for the purchase of more diesel to keep the generators going.
– In the meantime, UNRWA organizes a march for its workers and Gaza residents to protest against the United States’ decision to withhold some funding until Palestinian leadership agrees to engage in Peace Talks.
By Elior Levy and Reuters
The Hamas terror group has begun ratcheting up pressure on the Palestinian Authority and the international community to resolve the deepening humanitarian crisis taking shape in Gaza, after the former ordered the Health Ministry Monday to halt activities in a hospital located in the north of the strip and to transfer all patients to other hospitals in the area. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Unwelcomed anti-Israel protestors disrupted speeches held at Humboldt University in Berlin, keynoted by Israeli MK Lavie and a Holocaust survivor.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Humboldt University in the German capital lodged a criminal complaint against activists who disrupted a talk by MK Aliza Lavie and an Israeli survivor of the Holocaust in June, a spokesman for the university told The Jerusalem Post on Friday.
“Humboldt University in Berlin filed a written criminal complaint on June 27, 2017, in connection with the Internet complaint filed [via the police website] by the DIG [German-Israel Friendship Society] Berlin on June 26, 2017,” university spokesman Hans-Christoph Keller said. Continue Reading »
REPORT: King Abdullah of Jordan urged Abbas in a phone conversation Wednesday, to seek calm amid Israel’s reversal on the Temple Mount, and to stop calling for West Bank anti-Israel demonstrations along with Hamas.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for mass protests on Friday, ordering leaders of Fatah’s militia to organize public demonstrations in response to conflict over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported.
Not long after Abbas’ call, Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke on the phone to Abbas and urged him to calm tensions on the Mount, known to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif, various Hebrew media outlets reported. Continue Reading »
Protesters take to the streets en masse as Jordanian & Turkish leaders do nothing to calm the public over Israel’s placement of metal-detectors to holy site’s entrance, after smuggled weapons onto the Temple Mount were used in killing 2 police officers.
By Elior Levy and Roi Kais
Demonstrations in support of Palestinian worshipers in support of their struggle against the new Temple Mount security measures were held Friday in Jordan and Turkey.
In Amman, Jordan, thousands gathered and shouted epithets against Israel.
Friday’s anti-Israel protest in Amman, Jordan – Ynet
According to reports, the crowd shouted, among other things, “How beautiful it is to kill soldiers from Jerusalem,” with some waving a model of a cardboard missile with the words “Al-Aqsa – Red Line.”
Another demonstration was held in Istanbul, where Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim condemned the use of metal detectors at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount. Continue Reading »
Completely ignoring the Saudis utilize the same security measures at their holy sites, Palestinian worshippers are enraged over the newly installed magnometers at the entrances to the Temple Mount following Friday’s deadly terror attack.
By Elior Levy
After the series of confrontations between Muslims and Israeli security forces over the new security measures introduced at the entrances to the Temple Mount, the Fatah movement announced on Tuesday that a day of rage in east Jerusalem and the West Bank that will take place on Wednesday.
In addition, Tanzim—the militant faction of Fatah—decided that Friday prayers would be held in squares in the main Palestinian cities and sermons would be dedicated to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and against Israel’s increased security measures. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Pro-Palestinian demonstrators wave flags & protest signs during a music festival in Scotland, angering guitarist/singer Thom Yorke, who responded with his middle finger at protesters trying to bully and intimidate the group into cancelling their concert in Israel later this month.
By Ami Friedman
Pro-Palestinian activists waved flags and banners protesting Radiohead’s arrival in Israel on July 19th and called for a cultural boycott of the Jewish state during a performance at the Transmight Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.
Activists from Glasgow Palestine Action, Glasgow Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Radiohead Fans for Palestine demonstrated outside the festival prior to the band’s performance. Continue Reading »
During the debate over a divestment resolution, University of Wisconsin anti-Israel activists called the Jewish community “oppressors”, saying Jewish students oppose divestment against Israel because it threatens their “white privilege.”
The student government of the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously passed on Wednesday a divestment resolution targeting companies operating in many countries that included an amendment specifically about Israel.
An amendment added to the one-page resolution, which Jewish students said brought the resolution more in line with the proposal that failed a month ago, blames Israel for police violence against African-Americans, citing an exchange program in which senior American police officers travel to Israel to learn about counterterrorism, the pro-Israel organization StandWithUS said in a statement. Continue Reading »
The Jewish communities and Wiesenthal Center welcomed the decisions of cancelling the separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conferences that were set to take place in Frankfurt and also in Bonn.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
After a wave of objections to a boycott-Israel event scheduled for next week in Bonn, Germany, the Jewish community there on Monday announced its delight with cancellation of the gathering and a widely criticized antisemitic talk that was to be given at it.
A separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference set to take place in June in Frankfurt was also canceled.
“The Jewish community is pleased that the event was canceled,” a spokeswoman for the Bonn Jewish community told The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »