Tag: palestinian

48 Jewish Community Centers Received Bomb Threats

The coordinated threats started on the East Coast and spread west two weeks ago, culminating in the evacuation of 14 centers on Tuesday. U.S. Jews insist the threats should not be dismissed just because no bombs have been found. 57 bomb threats to 48 Jewish centers around the United States were made throughout the month…

US Abstains As UN Votes To End Israeli Settlements

The United Nations Security Council on Friday voted in favor of a resolution calling for the end of Israeli settlements. Fourteen of the body’s 15 member states voted in favor of the measure, while the United States abstained. In advance of the vote, Democratic and Republican lawmakers called on the Obama administration to block the…

Trump Urges Obama To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli Settlements

President-elect Donald J. Trump publicly pressured President Obama on Thursday to veto a United Nations resolution critical of Israel, the newly elected leaders most direct intervention in foreign policy during his transition to power. Mr. Trump called on the president to use the United States veto in the United Nations Security Council to block the…

U.S. Stabbing Victim In Israel Identified [VIDEO]

The American killed in a stabbing attack Tuesday evening in Israel has been identified as 29-year-old Taylor Force, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University. Force’s wife was severely injured in the same stabbing spree, which left nearly a dozen others injured in Jaffa. “It is with extreme sadness that I write to inform you that…

Palestinians Set Fire to Joseph’s Tomb Ahead of ‘Day of Rage’ [VIDEO]

Hundreds of Palestinians entered the Joseph’s Tomb compound in the West Bank town of Nablus late Thursday and set it on fire, severely damaging the Jewish holy site in what Israel called a “despicable” act. The overnight violence came amid calls for another “day of rage” in the region and looked set to further escalate…

3 Dead, 20 Injured in Israel Attacks [VIDEO]

At least three people were killed and 20 injured Tuesday in a series of violent attacks around Israel, prompting the mayor of Jerusalem to call for the government to “immediately implement drastic measures” to protect citizens. Two people were killed on a bus in Jerusalem when two men opened fire and stabbed passengers; one attacker…

Israel Elections Today – No Palestinian State: Bibi Netanyahu [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be created, in a definite disavowal of his 2009 speech, in which he had voiced support for the principle of two states for two peoples. Netanyahu’s remarks in an interview with the NRG website – which is…

Jerusalem Hits Back At Claims It Is Causing Collapse Of Palestinian

Assertions that the Palestinian Authority is on the verge of collapse because Israel is withholding the monthly tax revenue it collects and transfers to Ramallah are exaggerated, Israeli officials said Sunday. The officials were responding to consistent claims from top US and EU officials, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, that if the money…

Nine Israelis Injured in Knife Attack by Palestinian [VIDEO]

Israeli police say they have shot a Palestinian man from the West Bank who stabbed at least 10 people in an attack on a bus in central Tel Aviv. The incident occurred on Maariv bridge where the suspect attacked people both on and outside the bus, police said. Police say they are treating the incident…

UN Reject Palestinian Intent To End Israel’s Occupation [VIDEO]

A Palestinian verdict to end Israeli occupation was dismiss in the UN Security Council on Tuesday, falling one vote short of the nine “yes” votes required for adoption by the council. The resolution, which called for the end of Israeli occupation within three years, received eight “yes” votes, two “no” votes from the United States…

EU Court: Hamas Not Terrorist Group [VIDEO]

A top court in the European Union ruled that Hamas be removed from a terrorist organization list on Wednesday. The judges said their decision was based “not on acts examined,” but “factual imputations derived from the press and the Internet.” In its charter, Hamas explicitly states it is committed to the destruction of Israel. The…

Palestinian Wounds Five Israelis in Suspected Acid Attack [VIDEO]

A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children. The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker had…

Palestinian Minister Dies After IDF Fray

At an improvised checkpoint, Israeli soldiers and Palestinians on their way to protest near an Israeli settlement got into a fight that ended up killing a Palestinian minister. According to reports, Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio, was hit in the neck while fighting with two of the soldiers. Witnesses said the group of…

Palestinian Woman Shot After Stabbing Israeli in West Bank [VIDEO]

A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli civilian in the West Bank and was then shot by security forces, Israeli officials said Monday. Israeli Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said on Twitter that the civilian was “lightly wounded” in the attack near Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank. “The attacker was shot by…

Israel Vows Harsh Response to Killings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to win a “battle for Jerusalem” after Tuesday’s deadly attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue in which two Palestinians killed four rabbis before being shot dead. A policeman later died of his wounds. Netanyahu vowed to “settle the score with every terrorist,” saying that those “who want to uproot…

Obsessive Hostility Toward Israel Will Block Human Rights Investigators

UN Human Rights Council investigators looking into potential war crimes during the summer war between Israel and Hamas will be denied entry to Israel, the country announced Wednesday night. The Israeli foreign ministry claimed the council’s “obsessive hostility toward Israel” would make the investigators biased. Israel’s decision to block entry means investigators will be unable…

Palestinians Stab Israelis in Attacks

A 25-year-old woman and an Israeli soldier were stabbed to death, seperately, in two attacks by Palestinians in Israel on Monday. The woman was killed near Gush Etzion, which is where three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered in June. During that attack, two other people were wounded: One victim was stabbed in the abdomen…

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…

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas. In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. Since Saturday, it has…

Hamas Kills 11 Alleged Palestinian Spies

In what has been seen as a response to an Israeli strike that killed three top Hamas commanders, militants in the Gaza Strip have publicly executed 11 men who were suspected of collaborating with Israel. It is believed that in order for Israel to have found the commanders, it would have need information from spies.…

Israel Kills 3 Hamas Commanders [VIDEO]

Israel Kills 3 Hamas Commanders [VIDEO] Israel may have failed to take the life of the top commander for Hamas, but it is making clear that it is determined to get rid of the group’s leadership. On Thursday, Israel announced it had killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip.…

Israel, Palestinians Agree to Ceasefire

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators appear to have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire that will begin at midnight on Sunday. Palestinians earlier accepted the pause in fighting to continue long-term talks with Israelis who had left the Egyptian-mediated discussions after Hamas continued launching rockets into Israel, and soon after Israeli officials signed on as well. “We…

Israel, Palestinians Agree To 3-Days Cease-Fire

Palestinians Agree To 3-Days Cease-Fire Israel and Hamas agreed to a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza conflict with the hope of forging a more lasting peace. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the truce, set to begin Friday morning, in a joint statement issued in New Delhi. A spokesman…

[VIDEO] Ceasefire Ends in 90 minutes as Israeli Soldier Captured by Hamas

[VIDEO] Ceasefire Ends in 90 minutes as Israeli Soldier Captured by Hamas Secretary Kerry released an official statement condemning today’s “outrageous violation of the ceasefire negotiated over the past several days, and of the assurances given to the United States and the United Nations.” The statement called on Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, “to…

Gaza Strip’s only power plant knocked out by Israeli shelling

Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people. Photo: A Palestinian firefighter works to control the blaze at Gaza’s only power plant.

For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza

For the second time in less than a week, rockets have been found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. “Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip,” the organization said in a…