US lawmaker introduces resolution to block $735 million arms sale to Israel

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel. The resolution is backed by group progressive lawmakers including Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Mark Pocan. The Biden administration on May 5 had notified Congress of the deal, which includes Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs) used to turn bombs into precision-guided missiles. The proposed sale drew widespread condemnation from rights advocates and progressive legislators, who are demanding that US President Joe Biden pressure Israel to end its ongoing military offensive…

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Cong delegation not allowed to visit razed mosque in UP

Barabanki (UP) A Congress delegation on its way to see the mosque that was razed in Ram Sanehi Ghat, was stopped by the police on Thursday. The delegation led by UPCC chief Ajay Kumar Lallu, former MP P.L. Punia and media chairperson Naseemuddin Siddiqui and other party leaders, was stopped at Chaupala in Barabanki district. After heated discussions with the police, the delegation was forced to return. Ajay Kumar Lallu told reporters that not allowing opposition leaders to visit any place amounted to crushing democracy. “The Congress will continue to…

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Time to unilaterally declare Palestine an independent state

By Dr. Mohammad Ghitreef In the last ten days of Ramadan, Netanyahu invaded Palestine and attacked his desired target, and apparently succeeded, forcing the new US administration to side with Israel unilaterally before adopting a balanced approach . The western media has described the Israeli aggression as a one-sided response to Hamas’s rocket attacks on Israel; what could be a bigger lie ? In Netanyahu’s dirty game an Israeli court also ordered the expulsion of Palestinians living for hundreds of years in Jerusalem’s Abu Ubaidah Bin Jarrah market allegedly saying…

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50 schools in Gaza destroyed by Israeli airstrikes

New Delhi: As many as 50 schools have been destroyed in Gaza by Israeli airstrikes in the past one week, London-based organisation, Save the Children, said on Wednesday. It added three schools in Israel have reportedly been damaged by rockets from Gaza. ”Attacking schools or hospitals is a grave violation against children and Save the Children is urging all parties to adhere to international humanitarian law and to protect them,” the organisation added. 63 children in Gaza and two children in southern Israel have been killed since the escalation of…

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Turkey: ‘Israel alone is responsible’ for Palestine violence

WASHINGTON Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu brushed aside on Wednesday “both sides” arguments for the ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine, maintaining Tel Aviv is the sole responsible party. Speaking during a UN General Assembly session on the situation in Israel and Palestine, Cavusoglu said blame must be assigned “where it belongs.” “Israel alone is responsible for what is happening today in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza,” he said. “Repetition of such tragedies cannot be prevented unless and until Israel is held accountable for its crimes and its sense of…

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