Tag: palestine

Hamas Says It Continues To Build Tunnels To Attack Israel [VIDEO]

A senior leader of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, says its gunmen continue to build attack tunnels into Israel. Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that militants dig tunnels and test rockets to attack Israel “every day.” He spoke at the funeral of 7 militants who died this week when a tunnel from Gaza…

Palestine signs papers to join International Criminal Court [VIDEO]

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority has signed papers to join the International Criminal Court, a move that could lead to the prosecution of Israeli officials for war crimes. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene an urgent meeting in his office Thursday to weigh different responses to the Palestinian decision to join the International…

Palestinians: Israeli Withdrawal by 2017 [VIDEO]

An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of lands captured in 1967 was submitted to the UN Security Council on Wednesday, setting a deadline for the withdrawal of Israeli security forces by the end of 2017. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the draft, sponsored by Jordan on behalf of Palestine, does not oppose…

Khamenei Tweets Plan to End Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted out a plan for wiping Israel off the map on Sunday. Through answering nine questions, the Ayatollah tweeted from his official account how to destroy the “fake Zionist regime.” He proposed a referendum to install a completely new government that will decide whether “Jewish immigrants who have been…

[VIDEO] UK lawmakers vote to recognize Palestine as state

UK lawmakers in the House of Commons voted to recognize Palestine as a state. British lawmakers voted Monday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move intended to increase pressure for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Legislators in the House of Commons voted 274 to 12 to support a motion…

Netanyahu Blames Hamas for Gaza Deaths

In the brief calm of the 72-hour ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Palestinian casualties in Gaza. “Israel deeply regrets every civilian casualty, every single one. The people of Gaza are not our enemy,” he said. “Our enemy is Hamas.” He placed the blame on Hamas for using innocent people as human shields…

US Prepared To Broker Gaza Ceasefire, Says Obama

The US is prepared to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama has said. His comments came during a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu earlier said Israel’s operation was progressing as planned and “more stages were expected”. “The United States remains prepared to facilitate…