Turkey to send 10 truckloads of aid to Gaza

ISTANBUL The Turkish Red Crescent will send 10 truckloads of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. Kerem Kinik, head of the Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay), who held a series of meetings in Egypt’s capital Cairo to speed up aid efforts, said that the process has been completed for the first humanitarian aid convoy of 10 trucks to enter through the Rafah border crossing. In the early days of attacks, he noted, two ambulances were delivered to Palestinians in Jerusalem to meet the Palestinian Red Crescent’s need for small ambulances that…

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Israeli army shoots Palestinian youth in head

RAMALLAH, Palestine A Palestinian youth was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday in the northern West Bank, a witness said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the witness said the youth was injured during a protest by residents of the town of Beita in the Nablus area against the establishment of a settlement outpost on their land in Jabal Sabih. It said the injured person was rushed to hospital “in critical condition.” International law regards both the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish…

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SC may take up Delhi Police appeal against activists’ bail on Friday

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court is likely to hear, on Friday, a plea by Delhi Police challenging theDelhi High Court decision to grant bail to three student-activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested in a case of “larger conspiracy” related to the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots, which claimed lives of 53 people and left hundreds injured. According to a computer-generated list, a bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and V.Ramasubramanian is likely to take up the appeal filed by the Delhi police. All three were given…

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Justin Trudeau commended for nominating first Muslim to sit on Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa, ON– The announcement that the federal government is nominating Ontario appeals court Justice Mahmud Jamal to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada to fill an upcoming vacancy is being seen positively by groups that have been calling on Justin Trudeau work to ensure that federal institutions reflect the diversity of Canada. Jamal’s appointment would make him the first person of colour and the first Muslim to sit on Canada’s highest court. “This is very positive news, and it will be received well by Canadians of colour and particularly…

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Will new Israeli government revive negotiations with Palestinians?

RAMALLAH, Palestine With the swearing-in of Israel’s new coalition government that ended the 12-year tenure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attention has now been drawn to the possibility of reviving the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that have been halted since April 2014. Peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli leaders collapsed over Israeli refusal to halt settlement building in the occupied West Bank and release Palestinian detainees. Although the new government is expected to prioritize domestic issues, it largely ignored the Palestinian file within its political program over fears of creating fractures within…

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