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3 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency
Israeli forces detained 22 Palestinians in East Jerusalem Tuesday, accusing them of throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, a local committee and a police spokeswoman said. The head of a committee for prisoners' families told Ma'an that Israeli police arrested Mahdi Muhammad Abu al-Hawa, Muhammad Rabayaa, Ahmad Shweiki, and Tareq Aziz Abu Khdeir.
6 hrs ago | Suria
Scottish independence campaigners have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom -- Palestinian bagpipers. Orthodox Christmas celebrations kick off in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to the sound of bagpipes, on January 6, 2012 - by Musa Al-Shaer In a small hall in the occupied West Bank, far from the tussle over Scotland's future, pipers and stick-twirling drummers burst into action as local scout troop members march up and down for weekly practice.
"Reconstruction, recovery, governance and security in Gaza must take place in the context of the return of one legitimate Palestinian authority," UN report contends. The United Nations released a report Monday saying that a unified, Palestinian government is crucial in helping Gaza permanently recover and rebuild following Operation Protective Edge.
Days before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from Great Britain, the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond appeared to equate Islamic State terrorism and Israel's military campaign this summer against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the separatist leader responded to a question about the beheading at the weekend of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State, describing the murder as an act "of unspeakable barbarism" and later stressing, "The Muslim community of Scotland isn't responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in Iraq or elsewhere."
"It is not permissible to add to one's possessions if these things can only be done at the cost of other men. Such development has only one true name, and that is exploitation."
In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Palestinians wait for fishermen to unload their catch so they can buy fish at the sea port of Gaza City, Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in arrest raids overnight, a local spokesman and Israel's army said Monday. Muhammad Ayyad Awad, a local popular committee spokesman, said Israeli soldiers arrested three Palestinians in Beit Ummar.
OUR daily picture editor's gallery shows off some of the most spectacular images taken by the world's top photographers. IN today's gallery, Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra.
Israel and the United States issued sharply different statements describing their strategic dialogue, with Israel saying Iran poses the longer-term threat in the Middle East. The teams, led by the US deputy secretary of state, William Burns, and Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, met for two days late last week and discussed the threat posed by the Islamic State , also knowsn as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS; the nuclear talks with Iran; and humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court , a senior Palestinian Arab official said over the weekend. Hasan Khreisha, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, told the Ma'an news agency that the PA's decision to join the ICC and thus press charges against Israel was halted by Abbas in order to push forward a new peace talks bid.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a conference at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, on September 11, 2014. Hamas relentlessly attacked Israel over the summer not only with rockets and tunnels but also virtually, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
A man walks past an election poster of Jacob Zuma's African National Congress party in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, May 9, 2014. South Africa's ruling party condemned Israel as a nation founded on the basis of apartheid, and branded the establishment of the state a crime against humanity.
Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected to arrive in Ramallah before noon before proceeding to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, in Gaza City on August 29, 2014. The Palestinian Authority has yet to approve an International Criminal Court investigation into the fighting in the Gaza Strip this summer, according to an ICC document obtained by Al Jazeera.
For 40 years, Wendy Ewald has traveled the world working with local communities to help them create their own images of themselves and their communities. This image was made by Amal, a girl who lives in the Wadi al-Naam Bedoin village in southern Israel.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:31 am
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