Palestine issue: Is a solution possible?

By Asad Mirza During the last week hundreds of Palestinian protesters have been wounded in clashes with Israeli police and more than 197 are dead in Gaza and 10 in Israel, 42 were killed in the early hours of 17 May only, after the Israeli rocket attacks and bombarding by Israeli planes on Palestinian settlements in the west Bank. Jerusalem has witnessed worst unrest in years with Arab communities inside Israel holding continuous demonstrations against the atrocities during the Holy month of Ramadan. Events leading to the current crisisTension had…

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Israel attacks Muslims, Christians, all humanity: Erdogan tells Pope

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Pope Francis discuss Israel’s attacks on Palestinian territories over phone on Monday Target of Israel’s attacks not only Palestinians but all Muslims, Christians, humanity, President Erdogan tells Pope Francis All humanity should unite against occupier Israel, which does not hesitate to attack sanctuaries, says Turkish president Turkey conducts intense diplomacy in all relevant int’l platforms but UN Security Council not displaying necessary sense of responsibility: President Erdogan On Israeli attacks on Palestinians, Erdogan emphasizes on importance of messages, reactions that Pope Francis will continue…

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Pakistani premier, Malaysia’s Mahathir discuss Palestine

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke with Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian premier, over the phone to discuss worsening situation in Palestine after Israeli aggression. According to a statement by Khan’s office, the two decried the ongoing Israeli airstrikes and expressed solidarity with the innocent and defenseless Palestinians. Khan, for his part, strongly condemned the attacks on innocent worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem and airstrikes on Gaza, it said. “The two leaders underscored the need for the international community to take urgent steps to…

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Israel kills 42 Palestinians in overnight raids on Gaza residential area

GAZA CITY, Palestine Israeli warplanes carried out heavy airstrikes on a residential area in Gaza City at dawn on Sunday, leaving at least 42 Palestinians killed, with most of them children and women. The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement that there were 10 children and 16 women among the fatalities, along with 50 injured, also mostly children and women. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Civil Defense said operations and efforts are underway to pull out missing people, whether survivors or dead bodies, from the debris of destroyed residential buildings in…

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Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine “war crimes” and urged the UN Security Council to impose sanctions and arms embargo on Tel Aviv. “Israel is the armed thief who has entered our house, and is terrorizing our family, it destroys our homes, oppresses our people, generation after generation,” al-Maliki said at a virtual debate of the Council. “Where are they, those who proclaimed that peace in the Middle East could be achieved without the Palestinians? Where…

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