Tag Archives: UNRWA

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ICC Prosecutor Rejects Reopening Probe of Mavi Marmara

ICC Prosecutor Rejects Reopening Probe of Mavi Marmara

Today’s Top Stories 1. Sanity prevails in The Hague: The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court rejected an order to reopen her probe into flotilla deaths during the 2010 Israeli intercept of the Mavi Marmara. Times of Israel coverage. 2. Meet George Deek, Israel’s highest ranking Christian Arab diplomat. 3. There was an interesting

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Israel to Nusra Front: Don’t Mess With Druze

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and Hamas reportedly discussing a 5-year truce. YNet writes: The truce proposal is said to stipulate that Israel allow the construction of a floating sea port off the Gaza coast, to be subject to Israeli or international supervision.   In return, Hamas would agree to cease fire for five years,

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Palestinian Refugees Join Syrian Jihadists

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at a Palestinian refugee camp from which a lot of Palestinian youth leave to join Al-Qaida affiliates in Syria. Why have 52 young adults from UNRWA-administered refugee camps like Ain al-Hilweh died fighting with the Islamists? The overcrowded camp 40 kilometres south of Beirut

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Palestinian Activist Wages War on the UNRWA

Today’s Top Stories 1. Shots were fired at the Israeli embassy in Athens during the weekend. According to Greek media reports, the anarchist Popular Fighters Group is believed to be responsible. A total of 56 shots were fired at the embassy building on Friday. Nobody was hurt. Israel blamed PA incitement for the attack. 2.

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Hamas Ranked World’s Second Richest Terror Group

Today’s Top Stories 1. Why isn’t the UNRWA investigating how rockets turned up in its schools? 2. An Israeli security officer was arrested for the death of a Palestinian teen during Nakba day rioting in Beituniya in May. The cop could be charged with murder. According to Haaretz: A breakthrough occurred after the Palestinians provided

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Police Close Temple Mount Amid Tensions

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Islamic Jihad terrorist was killed in a shootout with police after he tried to murder Yehuda Glick, who advocates Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. To keep Jerusalem’s simmering Israeli-Palestinian tensions from further boiling over, police closed the Temple Mount. Mahmoud Abbas called the holy site’s closure “a declaration of war.”

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Suspects Behind Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Killed in IDF Operation

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli forces found and killed the two main Palestinian suspects behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens earlier in the summer, after a several month manhunt. Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha were both killed during an early Tuesday arrest attempt in Hebron, the IDF said in a statement. At around 3

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Hamas Threatened UNRWA Staff at Gunpoint

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas finally admitted that rockets were fired from residential areas. Spokesman Ghazi Hamad told AP: Increasingly, the discussion is not about whether the Hamas rockets were fired from civilian areas, but exactly how close they were to the actual buildings.   “The Israelis kept saying rockets were fired from schools or

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Abbas Cracks Down on Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is cracking down on Hamas and threatening to break up the national unity government. Avi Issacharoff argues that it’s time to take Abbas very seriously: [Abbas] and his people are determined to make dramatic moves in relation to both Hamas and Israel. For Hamas, an ultimatum: there will be partnership in

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Stories I’d Like to See: Scratching the Surface of UNRWA

We know of a few examples from the IDF of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) facilities being used to store weapons and launch rockets at Israel. This UN agency oversees Palestinian refugee camps — everything from schools and medical clinics, to camp infrastructure. According to its web site, the agency’s 2014-2015 budget is $1.4 billion,

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