HRW: Israel Attempting To Shut Down Human Rights Record Criticism

Source: (Aljazeera) prominent human rights group accused Israel on Wednesday of attempting to “shut down criticism” of its rights record after its local director was ordered to leave the country within 14 days. Israel’s interior ministry opted not to sign off on a work permit renewal of¬†Omar Shakir – Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine director – on May 7 over his alleged support for … Continue reading HRW: Israel Attempting To Shut Down Human Rights Record Criticism

Struggle & Survival In War-Torn Yemen

¬†Source: (Aljazeera) In 2015, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi established his government in the southern city of Aden after being forced by Houthi rebels to flee the capital, Sanaa. As the threat of the rebels grew, southern forces closed ranks around Hadi to defend the coastal city and other areas in the south with the support of a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia. However, … Continue reading Struggle & Survival In War-Torn Yemen

In Gaza, Women Protest Among The Burning Tires & Smoke

(Reuters) – On the Gaza-Israel border women are an integral part of the tent protests that have transformed a once-deserted restricted zone. Some provide food, water and social media support – and some, although in much smaller numbers than men, roll burning tyres and hurl stones at the Israeli border fence. Since March 30, when the protests began, hundreds of women have taken part, sometimes … Continue reading In Gaza, Women Protest Among The Burning Tires & Smoke

Gaza Blast Kills Six Hamas Gunmen – Reuters

(Reuters) – An explosion in Gaza killed six Hamas gunmen on Saturday, the group said. It blamed the incident on Israel, which declined comment. A statement from the Palestinian Islamist group’s armed wing called the incident a “deplorable Zionist crime” perpetrated against its fighters. “During a complicated security and intelligence operation conducted by Qassam Brigades to investigate a serious and a grave security incident conducted … Continue reading Gaza Blast Kills Six Hamas Gunmen – Reuters