We go to Gaza for a live update from Sharif Abdel Kouddous as tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered near the heavily fortified border with Israel for nonviolent protests against the U.S. Embassy’s opening in Jerusalem. At the time of our broadcast, the Israeli military had killed at least 30 Palestinians, and least 1,000 had been injured. “No one is carrying any weapons here. There are no bullets being fired by Palestinians on Israeli soldiers. … And yet these killings continue,” Kouddous says. This comes as senior members of the Trump administration have gathered in Jerusalem for the embassy’s opening. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Gaza, where the Israeli military has killed at least 30 Palestinians, at this count, today, amidst the massive nonviolent protests against the U.S. Embassy’s opening in Jerusalem, later, after this broadcast. At least 1,000 people have been injured. Israeli soldiers are currently firing live … [Read more...] about Gaza: Israel Kills 50+ Palestinians Protesting Nonviolently as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embass : Indybay
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World Israel Palestinians Gaza Strip For the past six weeks, the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel has been the scene of anger, violence and death. Palestinians have been taking part in ongoing demonstrations calling for the right for Palestinian refugees to return to the land they left or were forced to leave after the creation of Israel in 1948. Most protesters have gathered to demonstrate peacefully, though others have used burning tyres, kite bombs, explosives and stones to attack the border fence. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers have responded with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition. So far, 47 protesters have been killed and almost 7,000 wounded. The demonstrations will peak on May 15 as Palestinians mark the Nakba—or “catastrophe”—the anniversary of the exodus that saw around 750,000 flee what is now Israel. The diaspora has spread far and wide, and around half of all Palestinians now live outside of Israel and the … [Read more...] about Gaza Protests: What Do the Palestinians Want, and Will They Get It?
The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said in a statement that Abbas' speech was "replete with antisemitic tropes and distortions of historical facts" and accused the Palestinian president of "blatantly falsifying history to the point of accusing the Jewish victims as being responsible for their own murder".While Abbas lamented on the past struggles of the peace process, he did not discuss any plan to advance negotiations.His remarks, translated from the original Arabic by numerous media outlets, including The Times of Israel, have prompted a growing chorus of outrage since they were delivered.As the dust settles on the Netanyahu performance, so attention in the region, and elsewhere, is turning to that of Abbas, and a speech being widely condemned as anti-Semitic.Abbas's long-winded speech in Front of the Palestinian National Council on Monday included an attempt to prove that the Jewish people had no ties to the Land of Israel."Abbas' speech in Ramallah are the words of a classic … [Read more...] about Palestinian Leader Says Jews Have Only Themselves to Blame for Holocaust
Vanessa H. Larson, The Washington Post Published 8:45 am, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Photo: Idle Wild Films Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Kholoud al-Faqih is one of the first female judges to serve in an Islamic court of law. Kholoud al-Faqih is one of the first female judges to serve in an Islamic court of law. Photo: Idle Wild Films 'The Judge': This Palestinian lawyer is one of the first women to preside over a sharia court 1 / 1 Back to Gallery What's it like being one of the first female judges to serve in an Islamic court of law? That's the subject of the inspiring documentary "The Judge," an intimate profile of Kholoud al-Faqih, who in 2009 was one of two women appointed to preside over a sharia court in the West Bank - becoming the first in that role in the Palestinian territories and still among only a … [Read more...] about ‘The Judge’: This Palestinian lawyer is one of the first women to preside over a sharia court
GAZA (Reuters) - Political rivals accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday of pushing ahead with a rare and disputed national decision-making meeting to tighten his grip on power and sideline them. Palestinian parliament deputy speaker Ahmed Bahar of Hamas and senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar attend the Palestinian National Popular Conference in Gaza City April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Abbas has billed Monday’s convening of the Palestinian National Council (PNC), a 700-member assembly within the umbrella Palestinian Liberation Organisation, as a chance to forge a united front against Israel and the United States. But the event in Ramallah, the Palestinian hub in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, has revived old feuds between Abbas’s Fatah party and rivals from Islamist and other factions, many of whose members cannot attend due to Israeli restrictions. Last week, 109 PNC members urged Abbas to postpone the meeting to allow greater … [Read more...] about Rivals see ruse in Palestinian political forum to be convened by Abbas