Having already been shut down at the UN Security Council, Arab states now call for an emergency General Assembly meeting on Gaza, in the aftermath of 4 more Palestinians that were killed by IDF fire on the Gaza border, Friday.
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body’s president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.
U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley blasts Hamas at UNSC, 30 May 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube
The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats. 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 »
Hundreds of Palestinians protested on Sunday & Monday just prior to US President Donald Trump’s advisor Jason Greenblatt’s meeting on Tuesday with autocrat Mahmoud Abbas. The protesters centered their disapproval on the arrests of 4 terror cell members and the subsequent killing of the 5th member by Israel police, calling on Abbas’ immediate resignation after the PA helped Israel locate them.
By Elior Levy & Associated Press
Palestinians took to social media and the streets to protest a trial currently taking place in the West Bank city of Ramallah, against four Palestinians who are being held in Israel.
Starting on Sunday and carrying over into Monday, Palestinian politicians and citizens alike have come out against the killing of wanted terrorist Basil al-Araj by an Israeli SWAT team in Ramallah. Continue Reading »
An AFP photographer in Jabalya said that Hamas police fired live rounds and used batons to strike protesters & journalists (himself included) demonstrating against massive power cuts from the Hamas-run electricity company.
By i24news – AFP
Hamas police on Thursday fired live rounds into the air to disperse a mass demonstration against the electricity crisis in the coastal enclave.
Thousands took to the streets in the Jabalya refugee camp to protest power outages that have occurred repeatedly in recent weeks, and marched towards the headquarters of Hamas-run electricity company in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
An AFP photographer in Jabalya said that police also used batons to control the protesters, and the photographer was hit in the head. Continue Reading »
Outside the ‘Palestinians in Europe Conference’ in Berlin, a counter-rally of some 50 activists organized by a coalition of Jewish & pro-Israel groups, demonstrated with banners like, “Free Gaza from Hamas” & “Make Peace Not War”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
A small gathering of anti-Hamas protesters rallied in Berlin during the 13th edition of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, while pro-Palestinian demonstrators streamed through the German capital protesting against Israel.
The protest against the Conference of Palestinians in Berlin – Photo: Reuters
The situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria and the drafting of a declaration on Palestinian rights, such as the right of return, was to top the agenda at the one-day gathering, organized by the Palestinian Community of Germany and the British-based consultant firm Palestinian Return Centre. Continue Reading »
Paris bar pro-Palestine, anti-Gaza operation protests after previous demonstration grew violent, with attacks on Jews, their synagogues, and Jewish stores.
By The Associated Press
French authorities are forbidding pro-Palestinian protests in some cities after violence marred a recent march against the violence in Gaza, as Jewish-Muslim tensions in France have reached their highest level in years.
A protester wearing a kaffiyeh and wrapped in a Palestinian flag raises his fist on July 13, 2014 in Paris, where anti-Israel protesters trap hundreds in Paris synagogue – Photo: AFP/ KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
Moderates on both sides called Wednesday for calm, and for a halt to fighting in the Mideast. Continue Reading »
Homeland Security officer fired at least one shot at fleeing PLO flag brandishing assailants, the latest in a string of assaults on supporters of Israel.
A pro-Israel rally came under attack Sunday night outside the Federal Building in Westwood, Los Angeles – the latest in a worrying string of similar instances in the US and Europe.
More than 2,000 supporters of Israel were demonstrating peacefully against terrorist rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, and in support of the Jewish state’s measures to defend itself, when witnesses say four men in a pickup truck launched a violent assault, according to the Jewish Journal. Continue Reading »
Pro-Palestinian & Hamas supporters, demonstrating by the thousands in UK & French capitals, call for the end of Israeli military strikes on Hamas in Gaza.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Thousands of pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators turned out on the streets of London and Paris on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.
Pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators protest against Israel in London – Reuters
According to The Associated Press (AP), several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read “Gaza: End the Siege” and “Freedom for Palestine.”
The crowds blocked an entire road and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful, according to the report. Continue Reading »
Mixed Israeli crowd of some 300 Jewish & Arab protestors in Haifa call on the gov’t to advance peace and avoid escalation.
Arab Counter-demonstrators call protesters, ‘traitors to Gaza.’
By Ahiya Raved
Some 300 people protested in Haifa on Saturday night in a demonstration titled “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.” Across the street from them, some 30 people demonstrated, waving Israeli flags.
Protesters in Haifa: We refuse to be enemies – Photo: Ahiya Raved
Hadash MK Dov Khenin joined the former, calling on the government to work for peace and avoid escalation and deterioration of the situation. Continue Reading »
Haredi demonstration expected to bring transportation chaos to Israel’s capital.
Jerusalem’s light rail & local buses to be seriously affected.
Traffic chaos is expected in Jerusalem this afternoon due to the scheduled mass demonstration by Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox) opposed to the government’s proposed military draft law.
Ultra-Orthodox protesters make their way to a rally against the military draft bill, March 2, 2014.- Photo: Emil Salman
Jerusalem Police expect hundreds of thousands to attend the demonstration, which will take place in the area of the Bridge of Strings, at the main entrance to Jerusalem, and in the roads leading to it. Continue Reading »
Swedish Jew who launched online initiative gets roughly 17,000 signatures urging Facebook to follow it’s own TOS by taking down “vile, horrific” antisemitic posts.
An online petition urging Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to help stamp out anti-Semitism on the social networking site had garnered nearly 17,000 signatures by Friday.
Protesting Facebook antisemitism – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The petition is the brainchild of Anna Berg, a Swedish Jew who told Maariv newspaper this week that she has long been battling anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the Scandinavian country.
“Anti-Semitism is once again on the rise in our society,” the petition reads. Continue Reading »
Knesset Member Feiglin says to demonstrators: “It doesn’t look good, Mr. Obama, that only the Jew has been kept in jail for such a long time.”
Thousands of people chanted “free Pollard now” and “enough is enough” in a demonstration for the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in front of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv Sunday night.
Pollard Protest – Screenshot
“Today, after nearly 30 years [that Pollard sits] in prison, there is no one who does not know that Jonathan’s life sentence is grossly disproportionate and unjust,” the agent’s wife, Esther Pollard said to a crowd of 3,000 according to event organizers’ estimates. Continue Reading »