With all eyes on Gaza, Israel steps up demolitions of Palestinian homes

‘We can’t stand this suffering for long,’ Palestinian activists in East Jerusalem warn. Occupied East Jerusalem – Fakhri Abu Diab had no time to pack his belongings when the Israeli authorities arrived on his doorstep in occupied East Jerusalem on February 14. The police first evicted his family and then ordered a bulldozer to demolish his home….

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Israel’s war on Gaza: List of key events, day 114

Leading UN officials and Palestinians have criticized the decision by several Western nations to stop funding UNWRA. The situation as of Sunday, January 28, 2024 is as follows: Funding for UNWRA Following Israel’s accusations that some of UNRWA’s employees participated in Hamas’s October 7 attacks, a number of nations—including the US—are examining their support for…

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Egypt’s President el-Sisi to run for third term, opposition decry pressure

Civil society group says citizens trying to nominate candidates to stand against el-Sisi have encountered harassment. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has confirmed that he will stand for a third term in office at an election scheduled for December. The election, which el-Sisi is widely expected to win, comes as Egypt grapples with an economic crisis, record…

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