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US fails to win UN backing for statement criticizing Abbas

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States failed Friday to win United Nations Security Council backing for a statement rejecting as “unacceptable” remarks by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas about Jews that included “vile anti-Semitic slurs.” Kuwait, a non-permanent council member that represents the Arab Group of countries, …

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Abbas says children should be kept away from Gaza border clashes

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories | AFP | President Mahmud Abbas called on Monday for Palestinians to keep their children from protests along the border between Israel and Gaza, warning of a “handicapped” generation. “Keep the young men from the border, move the children away, we do not want to become handicapped people,” …

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Gaza war crimes may be prosecuted: ICC prosecutor

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | The world war crimes court’s chief prosecutor Sunday called for an end to ongoing bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, warning that the court could try those who commit gross atrocities. “The resort to violence must stop,” Fatou Bensouda said in a statement issued by the …

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UN chief urges ‘extreme caution’ from Israel over Gaza

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged Israel to exercise “extreme caution” on the eve of expected protests in Gaza, a week after Israeli troops killed 18 Palestinians. “I particularly urge Israel to exercise extreme caution with the use of force in …

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Erdogan accuses Israel of ‘inhumane attack’ in Gaza

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned Israel over its “inhumane attack” in Gaza after a major demonstration there led to clashes that saw Israeli forces kill 16 Palestinians. The violence broke out on Friday after tens of thousands of people in the Gaza …

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Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised troops for “guarding the country’s borders” after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead. “Well done to our soldiers,” he wrote in a statement. “Israel acts vigorously and with determination to …

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