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Monday, 17 May 2021
Palestinians in the line of fire in Gaza Strip faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go?
He specified the forces would be reservists from Israel's border police, a force that largely operates in the occupied West Bank
he US president conveyed his unwavering support for Israel's security and for "Israel's legitimate right to defend itself and its people"
'The continued aggression against the Palestinian people everywhere, including in the Gaza Strip, exceeded all limits in total disregard for all international norms and covenants'
The mayor of the mixed town of Lod, which saw the worst of the violence Tuesday, compared it to a civil war or a Palestinian uprising
'Today we've come to the common opinion that the most pressing task is to convene the Quartet of international mediators -- Russia, the United States, the UN and the EU'
Palestinians have widely shared photos and videos of Israeli forces facing off with residents that Amnesty International has denounced as an 'illegal and abusive use of force'
The State Department said he also repeated US calls for a de-escalation of violence and the Biden administration's belief that both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in safety and security
Hamas said the volley of 130 rockets, which killed a six-year-old boy in southern Israel and set off air raid warnings up to Tel Aviv, was a response to the destruction of Gaza City's Al-Shorouk tower
The building housed businesses as well as offices for Hamas' Al-Aqsa satellite TV channel. It was located in the old Roman neighborhood, on the busiest shopping street in Gaza
Israeli authorities have declared a state of emergency in the city and deployed border police forces
Hady Amr, the deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of Israeli and Palestinian affairs, will seek 'a de-escalation of violence,' Blinken told reporters
The US mission to the UN was not immediately available for comment
The army identified the soldier killed in Wednesday morning's attack as Staff Sgt. Omer Tabib, 21. An officer and another soldier were wounded in the attack
She was Congress' highest-ranking Republican woman, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and her removal marked a jarring turnabout to what's been her fast rise within the party
Earlier, Israel's internal security agency said that a series of airstrikes had killed Bassem Issa and several other senior Hamas militants
The most intense hostilities in seven years were triggered by Israel's crackdown on Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is sacred to Muslims
The populist ex-president had also put his name forward for the 2017 presidential election, against the advice of the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
In statements carried by the Saudi Press Agency, Hajraf said that Israeli actions against Palestinians in East Jerusalem constitute serious violation of international law and threaten regional security and stability
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