16 Jun 2021

Israel strikes in Gaza after fire balloons launched

Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes against Gaza overnight following the launch of incendiary balloons from Palestine. This marks the first major flare-up since an 11-day conflict that occurred last month and was ended with a cease-fire agreement. The Israeli military stated that it targeted compounds belonging to Hamas, a militant group

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10 Jun 2021

Palestinian security officers killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Two Palestinian intelligence officers have been killed by Israeli forces as a result of an armed raid in the occupied West Bank, according to statements made by Palestinian officials. The Israeli forces consisted of both undercover officers and officers in uniform. The group entered Jenin overnight to arrest Palestinians suspected

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02 Jun 2021

Israel-Gaza Conflict Spurs Bitcoin Donations to Hamas

The bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza has sparked an influx in Bitcoin donations to Hamas, according to senior Hamas officials. The Palestinian militant group has effectively used the bitcoin technology to circumvent international sanctions and fund its military operations. The international attention that was garnered by the recent fighting

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21 May 2021

Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have declared a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The ceasefire came into effect early on Friday, ending 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed. Most of the casualties were reported in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas declared victory

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20 May 2021

Israel and Hamas Near Cease-Fire Amid Mounting Pressure

According to those involved in discussions between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, a cease-fire between the two fighting entities could come as early as Friday amid mounting international pressure. Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden stated that he supports a cease-fire between the groups, seeking to bring

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17 May 2021

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza as calls for ceasefire grow

The violence in Israel and Gaza continued throughout the night, marking some of the heaviest raids on Gaza since the fighting began a week ago. Israel conducted a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday morning while Palestinian militants fired rockets at southern Israeli cities, most of which

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12 May 2021

Israel-Gaza: Fears of war as violence escalates

Over the past 38 hours, over 1,000 rockets have been fired, mostly at Tel Aviv, by Palestinian militants. Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes, destroying two tower blocks in Gaza on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since Monday, at least 43 Palestinians have been killed along with six Israelis.  13

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10 May 2021

Israeli Court Delays Ruling on Possible East Jerusalem Evictions

On Sunday, Israel’s Supreme Court postponed a scheduled ruling on whether to evict Palestinian families from an East Jerusalem neighborhood. The move comes as the contested holy city is witnessing its worst levels of violence in years. Tensions have resulted in injures to hundreds of protestors and more than a

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27 Apr 2021

Israel accused of apartheid by Human Rights Watch

Israel has been accused of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians in a new report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights organization. The report stated that the term apartheid should be taken as a warning of what might happen if current trajectories in regard

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08 Apr 2021

Biden Administration to Restore Aid to Palestinians

On Wednesday, the Biden administration declared that it would restore millions of dollars in economic and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The move reverses the Trump administration’s decision to cut the funds. The aid will total $235 million in assistance, including funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which

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