For decades, the neighborhood of #SheikhJarrah didn't get much global attention. That has changed recently, following plans to evacuate Palestinians from homes there — triggering protests, police crackdowns, and an escalation between Israel and Hamas. How did it all begin?
A make-shift ceasefire in place between Israel and Hamas-linked Palestinians is helping keep peace in the Middle Eastern country, as well as peace of the mind for Sarah Avner... Texts and video is how she's kept in touch with her kids for the last year.
BREAKING: Israel confirmed it launched airstrikes on occupied Gaza. The attack comes weeks after Israeli airstrikes in May killed over 250 Palestinians, and hours after Israel allowed a far-right nationalist march in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque hours after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at Palestinians. Witnesses say some Palestinians stayed after Friday prayers to celebrate the ceasefire. Police claim there were "riots."
A Palestinian child should be sitting in a classroom, not in rubble. World leaders must act immediately to protect the human rights of Palestinians.
The U.S. blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement aimed at reducing tensions between Israel and Palestinians, diplomats say. Sources told @AFP that 14 out of 15 Sec. Council members were in favor of the statement. The U.S. also blocked a similar text on Monday.
Over 100 Palestinians, including 27 children, have been killed by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the health ministry says. At least 580 others were injured. Israel has stationed more troops and tanks near Gaza and has approved mobilizing 9,000 more reservist troops.
BREAKING: The U.S. blocked a UN Security Council statement demanding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, reports @AFP . It is the third time the U.S. has blocked a resolution. Israeli airstrikes have killed about 200 Palestinians in Gaza including 58 children.
I stand with the Palestinian people. My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones. We can not stand as silent witnesses to children being orphaned and murdered and not demand for the human rights of all Palestinians! This must end. Free Palestine.