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Israel threatens to renew targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders

An Israeli minister has threatened Hamas leadership with “targeted elimination,” after the Islamist militant group released a video of top IDF officers in a sniper rifle crosshairs, ahead of the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. Ahead of the Friday ‘March of Return’ protest this week, Palestinian Islamic Jihad released a video threatening to shoot the “top commanders” of Israel Defence Forces ...

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‘Symbolic move, huge benefits’: Romania to relocate its Israel embassy to Jerusalem

The Romanian government has adopted a memorandum to officially transfer the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party. “Romania is moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move has already begun, a memorandum has been approved,” the head of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, ...

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‘Military-style training’ ban: Durham becomes ‘first US city’ to halt police exchanges with Israel

Published time: 17 Apr, 2018 12:22 Edited time: 17 Apr, 2018 12:58 Durham City Council, North Carolina, has voted to abolish international exchanges with Israel, under which officers receive “military-style training.” The council wants to prevent the “militarization” of law enforcement. Late on Monday, after a heated debate in the city council, the members voted 6 to 0 in what ...

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‘I’m in Ramallah’: Israel bans Irish mayor over BDS, learns on Twitter he’s in Palestine

Israel learned its efforts to ban the Dublin mayor from entering the country over his support for the pro-Palestinian BDS movement had failed – after the mayor tweeted to tell them he was already in Ramallah. Dublin City Council voted this week to endorse the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, a global campaign to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land ...

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‘Israel made a mistake by striking Syria & jeopardizing relations with Russia’ – expert

Israel’s airstrike on a Syrian airbase was a strategic error that’d be hard to explain to Russia, as the aggressive act can’t be classified in any other way than aiding terrorists, political scientist Vyacheslav Matuzov told RT. “The Israelis, I think, have made a strategic mistake because, by picking up the role of a warmongering client of the US, they ...

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Israel strikes ‘Hamas targets’ in Gaza

The IDF has struck Hamas targets in the northern Gaza strip, in response to an attempted border breach and infiltration by Palestinians, the Israeli military confirmed. The IDF attack, which targeted a Hamas military compound, comes as retaliation for an attempted sabotage of the border fence by a group of Palestinians, who allegedly tried to enter Israeli territory with an ...

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MSF: Medical crisis looms as Israel continues bloody crackdown on Gaza protesters

With at least four Palestinians killed and 250 injured on Friday alone, aid workers say they fear Gaza’s medical facilities will not be able to cope with the influx of wounded protesters participating in the Great Return March. Read more Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, who heads Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) Palestine mission, told RT that the medical aid organization had treated 147 ...

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‘Willful killing’: UN warns Israel not to shoot at Palestinian protestors

The use of live fire by the Israeli security forces against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border may amount to willful killing and a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the UN warns. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell has condemned the “deplorable” killing of Palestinians during the Great Return March, and harshly warned Israel against further ...

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Abby Martin interview critical of Israel is blocked by YouTube in 28 countries

An episode of Abby Martin’s Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism in Israel, has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries, including Israel and the UK, for violating “local laws.” “Just notified by YouTube that Abby Martin’s interview with Max Blumenthal has been blocked from being viewed in 28 countries (including Israel) to ‘comply with local ...

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Israel loses recon drone in Lebanon, the fourth this year

A small IDF surveillance drone was lost in southern Lebanon near the Israeli border on Saturday. It’s the fourth drone lost by the Israeli military this year, according to local reports. The drone was identified by Lebanese media as a Skylark, a tactical surveillance UAV used by Israeli artillery troops. According to reports in Lebanon, it landed near the Lebanese ...

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