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Monday, 17 May 2021
Israeli strikes destroyed the home of Hamas' leader in Gaza and killed 40 Palestinians Sunday, as the UN Security Council prepares to meet amid global alarm at the escalating Israeli aggression
Israeli medics say some 60 people were injured, including 10 in serious or critical condition in a bleacher collapse in a West Bank synagogue
Palestinian and Israeli leaders both appealed for support at a UN Security Council session but little action was in sight despite soaring violence, with China accusing the United States of obstructionism
A car-ramming attack wounded several people including six police officers in the flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem, police said, adding that the attacker was shot
China voiced regret that the United States was blocking a UN Security Council statement on the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians as it urged greater international efforts to stop the bloodshed
Israel "is an occupying colonial power. Any assessment of the situation that fails to take into account this fundamental fact is biased," Maliki told the UN Security Council virtual session on the crisis
Israel's occupation army chief said Hamas "misjudged" the strength of Israel's response when the Islamist group first launched seven rockets from Gaza at Jerusalem almost a week ago
Guterres condemned the fresh Israeli assault on Sunday which killed 40 Palestinians in Gaza, the worst death toll since the unrest broke out
The "summit on financing African economies" was planned last year after the IMF calculated that African economies risk running into a total "financial gap" of $290 billion by 2023
The EU's priority and message in this context remains clear: violence must end now," the bloc's foreign service said in a statement
Normalisation and running towards this colonial Israeli system without achieving peace and ending the Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian lands represents support for the apartheid regime, Maliki said
Israeli occupation army said it had faced the highest ever rate of rocket attacks on its territory during its latest confrontation with the Palestinians Islamist group Hamas that controls Gaza
Numerous people have been injured, and many innocents have died. Among them there are also children, and this is terrible and unacceptable, Pope Francis said
Thousands of people shut down traffic on a major thoroughfare in west Los Angeles as they marched two miles from outside the federal building to the Israeli consulate
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said all of Israel's attempts to make demographic changes in Sheik Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem will fail
The US leader, in his first call with the Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas since taking office, also "stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel."
"This is an incredibly disturbing development. We narrowly avoided a terrible loss of life," AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said in a statement
In Paris, protesters scattered and played cat-and-mouse with security forces in the city's northern neighborhoods after their starting point for a planned march was blocked
Police said in a statement they were keeping a ‘close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order’ in Kashmir
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