170 Palestinian journalists injured in Israeli assaults: NGO

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate says offices of 33 media organizations destroyed in Israeli attacks in Gaza Ramallah, Palestine — At least 170 Palestinian journalists were injured and 33 media organisations bombed during Israel’s military onslaught on the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS). “The offices of 33 media organizations were destroyed during the Israeli offensive on Gaza,” PJS chairman Nasser Abu Bakr told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. He said 70 journalists were also wounded during Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territory. “Around 100 other journalists sustained injuries during Israeli…

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Dozens of Israeli settlers force their way into Al-Aqsa complex

JERUSALEM – Around 50 Israeli settlers forced their way into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, according to a Palestinian agency. In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department said the settler incursion came after a hiatus of three weeks. According to eyewitnesses, Israeli police barred Palestinian youths from entering the site since dawn and imposed restrictions on the entry of worshippers into the complex. Five people, including a mosque guard, were detained by Israeli police, the Waqf Department said. Meanwhile, the head of the…

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Thousands of protesters demand ‘sanctions on Israel’ in Paris

PARIS About 4,000 protesters gathered Saturday in Paris to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians because of Israeli aggression, according to media reports. At a rally in Republique Square organized by the France Palestine Solidarity Association, protesters shouted “Palestine will live, Palestine will win” and “Israel assassin, Macron accomplice.” Demonstrators also carried banners that read: “Free Palestine,” “Stop bombing Gaza” and “Sanctions on Israel.” NGOs, including anti-racism associations and anti-Zionist Jewish groups participated in the rally Meanwhile, MPs from opposition parties who participated criticized the government’s decision to ban demonstrations in solidarity…

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UNSC welcomes announcement of ceasefire in Gaza

United Nations, The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza. Through a press statement, the counci welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire beginning May 21 and recognized the important role Egypt, other regional countries, the UN, the Middle East Quartet and other international partners played in this regard, Xinhua reported The council called for the full adherence to the ceasefire and mourned the loss of civilian lives resulting from the violence. The members of the Security Council stressed the immediate need for humanitarian…

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Urdu Press This Week : Barabanki mosque demolition, Palestine-Israel conflict and Modi’s image

By Quamar Ashraf While Palestine-Israel conflict, mosque demolition in UP and coronavirus issue got significant coverage, other issues dominating the Urdu newspapers this week include Asif Khan lynching and 34th anniversary of Hashimpura massacre. With regard to Asif Khan, gym trainer from Mewat in Haryana, lynching the newspapers obliquely discovered “state government’s attempt to deflect attention from failures in Covid front” even though the “anti-Muslim hatred” remained one of dominant part in most of the edits and articles on it. The issue of the Hashimpura massacre has duly been depicted as…

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