Human Rights Watch’s full report on the Israeli-Palestine conflict (2017)

The Israeli government continued to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights; restrict the movement of people and goods into and out of the Gaza Strip; and facilitate the unlawful transfer of Israeli citizens to settlements in the occupied West Bank. Punitive measures were taken by the Palestinian Authority (PA) exacerbated the humanitarian … Continue reading Human Rights Watch’s full report on the Israeli-Palestine conflict (2017)

U.N. Yemen envoy in talks with Houthis to cede Hodeidah port

By Mohamed Mokhashef ADEN (Reuters) - The U.N. Yemen mediator is in talks with the Houthi movement to hand over control of Hodeidah port to the United Nations in an attempt to avert a possible assault on the city by a Saudi-led coalition, Yemeni political sources said. Martin Griffiths arrived in the Houthi-held capital Sanaa … Continue reading U.N. Yemen envoy in talks with Houthis to cede Hodeidah port

International Red Cross pulls out of Yemen due to security concerns

Yemen: ICRC withdrawal marks ‘bleak’ new low in conflict that devastates civilians 8 June 2018, 13:48 UTC In response to a decision by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to pull 71 staff out of Yemen due to ongoing insecurity, threats and blocks to their work, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director … Continue reading International Red Cross pulls out of Yemen due to security concerns

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 … Continue reading HRW: Israel Attempting To Shut Down Human Rights Record Criticism

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 … 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 … Continue reading Gaza Blast Kills Six Hamas Gunmen – Reuters