Palestine

China’s 3rd Israel-Palestine peace plan

On May 11, Israel launched The Guardian of the Walls operation after Hamas fired rockets at Israeli territory. An agreement on a ceasefire has now been reached, but it is too early to talk about a complete settlement of the conflict. On May 17, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi put forth a four-point proposal for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Hamas’ underwater drones a wake-up call for Israel

After hostilities started on May 10 between the Israeli army and groups operating in Gaza, on May 20, Israel's narrow military-political cabinet at a special meeting approved a ceasefire. The Gaza war has seen thousands of missiles fired at Israel, the bulk of which have been shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system. But Hamas “terrorists” – which is how the US government defines them – have also deployed some new sea-going weapons that have the attention of Israeli intelligence

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UN welcomes Gaza ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed a cease-fire between Gaza and Israel on Thursday and urged all sides to observe the truce.  The cease-fire took effect at 2 a.m. Friday (2300GMT Thursday). The …

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Putin urges Israel and Palestine to end violence

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to violence on both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and an exploration of ways to resolve it. "In recent days, we have witnessed a sharp escalation in the Middle …

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Biden urges calm in calls with Netanyahu and Abbas

U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday spoke to both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to urge calm as violence in the region escalates. Netanyahu's office said he told Biden that Israel …

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Israel may cut economic aid to Palestine

The Israeli authorities are ready to stop providing economic assistance to the Palestinian territories if rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip do not stop, Israeli Defense Minister Beni Gantz said. According to the Jerusalem Post, he …

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OIC calls urgent ministerial summit

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called an emergency ministerial meeting on Sunday to discuss the Israeli attacks on Palestinian territories, Anadolu Agency reports. “The OIC will hold, at the request of Saudi …

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