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The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) welcomes today’s announcement of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinians.
August 26, 2014
Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday reached a long-term cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, according to officials on both sides.
A senior Hamas official says a cease-fire has been reached with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 people.
August 26, 2014 …
With no clear resolution in sight to the battle between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who has been largely sidelined as his popularity sank during …
The extent of destruction in Gaza is yet to be determined, but it will clearly require a massive rehabilitation and reconstruction program. The question is not whether such an effort will be undertaken, but who wi…
With the latest round of Israel-Hamas hostilities giving way to a tense truce and cease-fire negotiations in Cairo, the Palestinian national-unity agreement has suddenly, and unexpectedly, become central to the th…
Egyptian mediators have proposed a new ceasefire in Gaza that would open the blockaded enclave’s crossings and allow in aid and reconstruction materials, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday.
August 25, 2014
Fighting between Israel and Gaza militants raged on Monday despite claims of new cease-fire efforts as hundreds of Israelis living in communities near the coastal strip were fleeing their homes following a deadly …
Saudi Arabia’s religious police has threatened to jail those behind two videos, including one promoting atheism, according to local media.
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (the Haia) has denied a man who appears to be one of its personnel in a clip is a member of the Haia, according to Arabian Business.
In the video, the man, standing next to a Haia-marked vehicle threatens homosexuals and men who blackmail young women.
BBSNews 2014-08-24 — By Michael Hess. Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has admitted to the world that he intends on committing War Crimes. After destroying yet more …
According to NY Daily News, Jesus Christ is alive and kicking it with his followers in Compton, Calif., in Adult Swim’s new comedy series. But some Christians are not amused. One Million Moms and other conservative groups are attempting to organize a boycott of the show and its advertisers.
“Do ya’ll have any f—–g faith, brah?”, asks Black Jesus from homeless guy in the first episode.
By Lydia Green
According to BBC, Amerli is surrounded by towns and villages taken by the Sunni jihadist militants of Islamic State (IS), the residents of this small Shia Turkmen community about 180km (110 miles) north of Baghdad have been living un…
In the wake of journalist James Foley’s brutal beheading, a 22-year-old woman is vowing to copycat his execution and become the first female jihadist from the United Kingdom to kill a Western captive in Syria, according to Huffington Post.
Khadijah Dare, originally from London, England, is married to a Swedish man and Islamic State fighter named Abu Bakr. The couple moved to Syria in 2012 and are currently living alongside the extremist militant group with their son, according to London’s Evening Standard.
According to engadget, India’s previously criticized Facebook for not censoring material that was critical of its government, so let’s agree that the country has something of a strained relationship with social media.
Now, however, the south-west state of Karnataka has announced that even clicking ‘like’ on a post could land you in jail for 90 days before you even get to see a magistrate.
In June this year Mumbai Police had issued a similar warning to citizens directing them to not ‘like’ objectionable posts on Facebook. Mumbai Police told that the people would be booked under section 66A of the IT Act and section 295A of Indian Penal Code, which deals with ‘hurting religious sentiments’, in such cases.
Because India has no blasphemy laws, any material that could offend someone’s religious beliefs is prosecuted as hate speech, and that includes uploading, forwarding, sharing, liking and retweeting something. We hate to be cynical, but we can’t imagine it’ll be long before the first dissenting voice gets thrown in jail to protect the feelings of the general population.
Germany, France and Britain have begun working on a UN Security Council resolution that would end the fighting in the Gaza Strip.
August 22, 2014
As many as 18 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel were fatally shot in public on Friday, according to local news agencies and two witnesses, the largest number of such executions reported since the onset of this summer’s battle between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip.
August 22, 2014
Airstrikes killed five Palestinians in Gaza early Friday as Israel’s military assault on the besieged enclave continued.
August 22, 2014
[Update 1 2014-07-27 release from the Whitehouse is included in the conclusion - Update 2 2014-08-22 adds information from DCI-Palestine about Israel still using children as Human Shields during this …
Bringing them back to Gaza may help peace.
August 21, 2014