Day: 18/10/2018

Israel conducts airstrikes, shuts down checkpoints in retaliation for rocket fire from Gaza — RT World News

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Six people were reported injured overnight in a rocket attack from Gaza and Israel’s retaliatory airstrikes. Israel also shut down border checkpoints and imposed more restrictions on fishing off the Gaza coast in response.

Source: Israel conducts airstrikes, shuts down checkpoints in retaliation for rocket fire from Gaza — RT World News

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United Nations General Assembly votes to allow Palestinians to act more like full member state | CBC News

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The United Nations General Assembly has voted to allow the Palestinians to act more like a full UN member state during meetings in 2019 when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.

Source: United Nations General Assembly votes to allow Palestinians to act more like full member state | CBC News

Israel Detained This Palestinian-American Student—Now She’s Challenging the State in Court

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This isn’t the first time Israel has denied entry to a prospective student, but Lara Alqasem is the first to challenge it—a move that could force the state to define who, exactly, counts as a supporter of BDS.

Source: Israel Detained This Palestinian-American Student—Now She’s Challenging the State in Court

Jordan takes new measures to assist Jerusalemite Palestinians and al-Aqsa

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17 October 2018 The Jordanian government has taken steps to aid Arabs living in Jerusalem and to bolster the civil defense guards at Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wasfi Kilani, director of the Hashemite Fund for Al-Aqsa Mosque, told Arab News that the actions come as part of a combined effort to support Palestinian Jerusalemites. “With instructions from…

Source: Jordan takes new measures to assist Jerusalemite Palestinians and al-Aqsa