Gaza under alert after bombings kill three police officers
Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert.
Understanding African governments’ opposition to ICC
African governments are withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) with valid criticisms—but what can be done to make the Court less imbalanced? This is a contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court. African governments are not all withdrawing from the ICC because they fear prosecution—many have very valid critiques. The…
Looking again at “revolution”
The word, “revolution”, is currently enjoying a political and lexical rehabilitation with Nigerians, especially the youths. Though still seen as treasonable, “revolution” is no longer easily associated with evil or lack of patriotism. The type of rehabilitation that “revolution” now enjoys reminds me of the euphoric celebration of “new democracy” in the last decade of…
Group canvasses support for oppressed Palestinians, call for sanction against Israel
Muslim Awareness International (MAI) has urged the international community to institute boycott and sanctions policies against Israel, in a bid to force it to respect UN resolutions on the two-state solution of the Palestinian crisis, as well as respect the rights of millions of Palestinian refugees who have been homeless for about seven decades to…
Israel arrests Palestinian governor of Jerusalem
Israeli forces have arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for unspecified offences he allegedly committed in the occupied West Bank, the Palestine Liberation Organization said Sunday.
US to cut $25 mn in aid to hospitals serving Palestinians
The United States plans to cut $25 million in aid to six hospitals primarily serving Palestinians in Jerusalem, a State Department official confirmed Saturday. The official said the decision followed a President Donald Trump-directed review of assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza "to ensure these funds were being spent…
UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence
The United Nations General Assembly will vote Wednesday on condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza in a resolution fiercely opposed by the United States, which wants Hamas to face condemnation.
Messi in middle of Israel-Palestinian spat over scrapped match
The Israeli and Palestinian football associations traded accusations Wednesday over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match between the Jewish state and Argentina in the disputed city of Jerusalem.
Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade
Palestinians launched boats from Gaza on Tuesday to protest Israel's blockade, a move likely to further raise tensions after mortar fire from the enclave earlier in the day and weeks of deadly unrest.
Palestinian president Abbas leaves hospital
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas left hospital on Monday following eight days of treatment for pneumonia and pledged to return to work.