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The Arab League Condemns ‘Racist’ Israeli Practices


Nabil al-Arabi , chief of Arab League condemned the Israeli “racist and aggressive” practices towards the Palestinians and urged the international community and  United Nations and to intervene. He said “The international community and the United Nations must take up their responsibilities in countering the aggressive and racist Israeli practices towards the Palestinian people,”. He added “The continuing escalation of …

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Canada will Accept 10,000 Syrians within One Year


Canadian government said that it would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees within one year by simplifying and speeding up the immigration application process. the Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship said in a statement that Visa officers will no longer ask the applicants to prove that they are refugees through a United Nations refugee agency, but will instead  “presume those fleeing the …

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United Nations: lack of funds Stops Aid to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Photo from zaatari refugee camp in Jordan

The U.N. food agency said it has ceased assistance to 229,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan because of a lack of funds, but will continue to provide for 211,000 others. World Food Program spokeswoman Dina El-Kassaby said “Due to a lack of funds we had to suspend from the first of September assistance to 229,000 Syrians who live in Jordan, outside …

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Male and killed in Gaza – you’re a combatant


By: Jonathan Cook  Experience should have proved that one has to be credulous in the extreme – or brainwashed by Zionism – to take seriously “rebuttals” by the Israeli army of evidence of its abuses and war crimes. But for any who still harbour suspicions that claims by the Israeli army aren’t simply self-serving deceptions, take a look at its latest report into last year’s …

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South African President says Israel “defying world” with settlement policy


South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said that Israel is defying global powers and “undermining” the prospects of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by continuing with its settlement policy on occupied territory. “The reality is that the overwhelming majority in the world agrees with the position of two states living side by side in peace, but we …

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UN panel to investigate Israeli aggression in Gaza


On Monday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed a five-member panel to look into Israeli attacks on UN building in the Gaza Strip and discovery of Hamas weapons in UN sites during the Israeli aggression in the Palestinian enclave earlier this year. Ban had announced plans to investigate the war during last month’s trip to Gaza, after describing the Israeli …

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UN: Abbas demands justice for “war of genocide”, urges end to Israeli occupation


Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Mahmoud Abbas on Friday demanded an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory, and told the United Nations that it was time for Palestinian independence. He also promised to seek prosecutions for war crimes committed by Israel during the 50-day “war of genocide” in Gaza. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, Abbas …

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Iraq: Human Rights lawyer publicly executed by IS


On Thursday, the United Nations denounced the public execution of Iraqi Human Rights lawyer Samira Saleh Al-Naimi in Mosul. She was reportedly killed by the IS in a kangaroo court after being found guilty of apostasy. “By torturing and executing a female human rights’ lawyer and activist, defending in particular the civil and human rights of her fellow citizens in …

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Gaza: UN brokers deal for reconstruction material


On Tuesday, the United Nations mediated a Palestinian-Israeli deal on the import of construction material to the Gaza Strip to ensure that they will not be diverted by Hamas members, a UN envoy said. UN envoy for the Middle East Robert Serry said that the agreement on oversee the supply of construction material “must get up and running without delay”. …

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UN confirms abduction of 43 peacekeepers in Golan Heights


On Thursday, Syrian rebel groups captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian half of the border at Golan Heights and surrounded 81 others, the United Nations said. Forty-three peacekeepers from Fiji were forced to give up their arms and were taken hostage near the Quneitra crossing, but 81 Filipino peacekeepers “held their ground” and refused to surrender their arms, the …

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