Friday, July 12, 2024

Topic: Palestinians

7 Palestinians killed during Israel's military operation in West Bank, says Health Ministry

The Israeli operation in Jenin is the latest in a series of clashes as Israeli forces encircled a building where militants barricaded themselves in.

A Palestinian American Muslim nurse in US fired for calling Israel’s war in Gaza ‘genocide’

The hospital’s spokesperson in an email said Hesen Jabr had been warned in December, to not bring her views on this divisive and charged issue into the workplace.

Israeli air strikes in Rafah kills at least 35 in tent camp, Gaza officials say

The strike took place in Tel Al-Sultan area in western Rafah where thousands were taking shelter after many fled the eastern areas of the city.

UK Labour leader Starmer says wants to recognise Palestinian state as part of peace process

Ireland, Spain and Norway announced this week that they would recognise a Palestinian state on May 28.

More young US adults sympathise with Palestinians than Israelis, stark contrast with older Americans

Pew Research Center survey of 12,693 US adults conducted between 13 and 25 February 2024 finds 33% of those below 30 support Palestinians, while only 14% sympathise with Israelis.

Israeli forces kill 14 in West Bank raid, say Palestinian authorities as violence flares

An ambulance driver was also killed after he went to pick up wounded from a separate attack by settlers, according to Palestinian authorities.

Hamas proposes new deal, asks for six-week ceasefire before return of 129 hostages

After rejecting US-mediated ceasefire deal, Hamas asks IDF forces to retreat from urban areas to allow displaced Palestinians to return north.

Ship with 200 tonnes of food leaves for Gaza to aid Palestinians on brink of famine

Negotiations on a ceasefire in Israel’s war against Hamas remain deadlocked in Cairo. Israel says any ceasefire must be temporary and that its goal remains destruction of Hamas.

Israel's Herzog to open Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam amid protests against IDF actions in Gaza

Museum officials say they had extended invite to Israeli President before the October 7 Hamas attack.

‘Israel agreed to resume tax revenue transfers to Palestinian Authority,' says Janet Yellen

US Treasury Secretary said she also urged Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in recent letter to reinstate work permits for Palestinians & reduce barriers to commerce within West Bank.

On Camera

Modi-Putin meeting should open US’ eyes. This is how you protect national interest

Despite NATO’s fulminations against Russia, Ukraine’s entry into NATO or EU is unlikely. It's futile then to expect India to persuade Putin to agree to a ceasefire.

State govts are increasingly prioritising women, with 16% of Indian women now getting income support

Research by Axis Bank points out 10 states now have income transfer schemes for women & are spending average of 0.8% of their GSDPs on these schemes, covering 11 crore women.

20 countries, 140+ aircraft — IAF to participate in largest edition of Australia's Exercise Pitch Black

IAF aircraft that will participate in exercise from 12 July to 2 August include the Su-30 MKI multirole fighters, the C-17 Globemaster and the IL-78 Air-to-Air refuelling aircraft.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.