Arab League calls for int'l probe into Israeli crimes

Sergio Conner
May 18, 2018

"The unacceptable violence and incitement exacerbate mistrust between Palestinians and Israelis", she said, noting that intra-Palestinian reconciliation remains critical to restore hope for the future and a political horizon. "Why do they begrudge Israel the right to defend itself behind the very borders they've been clamoring for years for Israelis to get behind?"

Lieberman halted Israel's cooperation with the council during his stint as foreign minister in 2012.

Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza "caged in a toxic slum from birth to death", United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Friday. The Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as capital of their hoped-for state and vehemently oppose the US move, recalled their ambassadors to four European countries that had supported it.

- Calling on the global community, including the Security Council, to follow up on the implementation of its resolutions and the commitment of States and urging all countries to abide by the Security Council resolutions 476 and 478 (1980) and the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly under its tenth special emergency session (Union for Peace), No.

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been protesting for seven weeks to be able to return to their historic homes they fled in 1948 and which later became part of Israel.

"The situation is really hard, whether Ramadan is here or not, there are economic difficulties", said merchant Fayez al-Bitar.

Except, of course, Israeli soldiers fired carefully.

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Hamas is much more eager to have Israelis shoot their women and children than Israeli soldiers are.

Moreover, al-Ayyam said that scores of Israeli settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

In the West Bank, Palestinians have called for mass marches toward Israeli checkpoints following Friday prayers, though it was unclear whether crowds would show.

Israeli and Canadian officials told The Globe and Mail that Mr. Netanyahu said he would not co-operate with an global investigation and argued Israel was merely defending its territory.

Special rallies and gatherings will be organised to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine and to condemn Israel's state terrorism in Gaza.

According to al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida, Jordan called on the European Union to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the USA embassy relocation runs counter to United Nations resolutions.

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