Middle East

Israel demolishes Palestinian-owned commercial building in north Jerusalem

Israel demolishes Palestinian-owned commercial building in north Jerusalem

Israeli machinery demolished on Tuesday a three-floor commercial building in Atarot, in the north of Jerusalem, under the pretext that the building had been constructed without a license. Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that Israeli forces stormed Share’ Al-Jarida in Atourt at 5 am and started demolishing the 220m2 building that comprises commercial offices. The witnesses […]

Egypt seizes 16 hospitals for alleged affiliation with the Brotherhood

Egypt seizes 16 hospitals for alleged affiliation with the Brotherhood

The Egyptian committee tasked with confiscating and managing the funds of the Muslim Brotherhood has decided to seize 16 hospitals allegedly owned by the movement. The committee’s secretary Dr Mohamed Yasser Abul Fotouh said the hospitals, which are located in five governorates across the country, will be placed under the supervision of the Ministry of […]

Israel releases settlers accused of burning Palestinian family

Israel releases settlers accused of burning Palestinian family

Settlers who were investigated for burning a Palestinian house and killing a toddler and his father and seriously injuring the child’s mother and four-year-old brother in West Bank city of Nablus were released from police custody on Sunday, PLS48.net reported. Israeli media reported that the intelligence services arrested nine settlers from two illegal settlements in […]

Jewish extremists raise Israeli flags outside Al-Aqsa

Jewish extremists raise Israeli flags outside Al-Aqsa

Several Jewish extremists on Sunday raised Israeli flags outside the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to the mosque’s Palestinian director. “A group of Jewish settlers, protected by Israeli police, raised Israeli flags outside Al-Aqsa’s southern Al-Silsila Gate,” mosque director Omar Al-Qiswani told Anadolu Agency. He said another 35 Jewish extremists, […]

Palestinian baby’s father also dies from settler attack

Palestinian baby’s father also dies from settler attack

The father of the Palestinian 18-month-old baby boy who died in last week’s settler arson attack in the occupied West Bank has also died from his wounds. Saad Dawabsheh, the father of Ali, died early on Saturday, his brother told Al Jazeera. The 32-year-old died in Soroka hospital, where he had been treated for second-degree […]

Inside Egypt’s child torture chambers

Inside Egypt’s child torture chambers

Inside a filthy police van near Al-Azhar University an officer points to a fragment of light shining through a tiny opening: “See this bit of sun?” he asks Amena Yasser and the 16 other young men and women inside. “We’re going to put you behind it and we’ll see if you ever see the light […]

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

For several weeks, the Iranian media has been waging a propaganda campaign against Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Anadolu on Friday. Like Western media, the Iranian news agencies, newspapers and news websites have been publishing and broadcasting reports claiming that Turkey is supporting terrorists in the Middle East, mainly ISIS. […]

Israel bars footballers from leaving Gaza for West Bank match

Israel bars footballers from leaving Gaza for West Bank match

The Israeli authorities have stopped several players from Gaza’s Ittihad Al-Shejaiya football team from leaving the Gaza Strip via Israel’s Erez border crossing to play a scheduled match in the occupied West Bank. Ittihad al-Shejaiya is slated to play the final match of the Palestinian Football Cup against West Bank-based football club Ahli Al-Khalil on […]

Israeli bomb from Gaza war explodes killing four from Palestinian family

Israeli bomb from Gaza war explodes killing four from Palestinian family

At least four members of a Palestinian family have been killed and 13 others injured in Gaza after an unexploded Israeli bomb from last year’s war went off. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said on Thursday the ordnance exploded as Palestinian workers were helping family members remove rubble from a house destroyed in the […]