Israel rejects calls for independent probe of Gaza violence – Middle East Affairs

Israel rejected calls for an independent probe on Sunday after its soldiers killed 16 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more when a major demonstration led to clashes along the border with the Gaza Strip. Israel’s military has faced questions from rights groups over its use of live fire on Friday, the bloodiest day in the conflict […]

Source: Israel rejects calls for independent probe of Gaza violence – Middle East Affairs

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Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’ amid Israel-Gaza tension – Middle East Affairs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of being “a terrorist” after the Israeli prime minister rejected Ankara’s “moral lessons” over deadly clashes in Gaza. “Hey Netanyahu! You are an occupier. And it is as an occupier that are you are on those lands. At the same time, you are a terrorist,” […]

Source: Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’ amid Israel-Gaza tension – Middle East Affairs

‘A message to the world that Palestinians didn’t forget their land’ – Hamas official on Gaza clashes — RT World News

The ‘Great Return’ protests are not just another protest by Palestinians against the Israeli occupation, they are a fresh start in the effort to reclaim the long-lost land, Mousa Abu Marzook from the Hamas politburo told RT.

Source: ‘A message to the world that Palestinians didn’t forget their land’ – Hamas official on Gaza clashes — RT World News

Thousands gather in Gaza for funerals of shot protesters – Middle East Affairs

Thousands of people marched through the streets on Saturday for the funerals of 16 Palestinians killed by Israel, which vowed to strongly counter protests planned for the next six weeks. Israeli troops fired warning shots toward Palestinian youths gathered at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, wounding 13 people, health officials said. Tensions remained high as […]

Source: Thousands gather in Gaza for funerals of shot protesters – Middle East Affairs

Trump freezes $200m in Syria recovery funds – Middle East Affairs

Donald Trump is reported to have ordered the State Department to freeze over $200 million in funds earmarked for recovery efforts in Syria, amid growing signs that the US president wants to disengage from the country. The report in the The Wall Street Journal, later confirmed by White House officials, followed a declaration by Trump […]

Source: Trump freezes $200m in Syria recovery funds – Middle East Affairs