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Gaza terrorist groups call on Palestinians to ‘prepare for escalation’ | Source: Jews News Syndicate

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar holding a Palestinian child dressed as a Hamas fighter during a rally in Gaza City, on May 24, 2021.

Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza called on Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and within the Green Line to “prepare for a security escalation.” They issued a joint statement calling on Egyptian and international mediators to pressure Israel to “lift the blockade on Gaza, finalize the rehabilitation matter, and stop the provocations in Jerusalem.

Source: Jews News Syndicate


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Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for fire balloons | Source: Arab News

Israeli jets launched air strikes on Gaza after militants in the Palestinian territory again set off incendiary balloons into southern Israel. The fire balloons and air strikes are the latest violence heaping pressure on a fragile cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers that came into place on May 21, ending 11 days of heavy fighting.

Source: Arab News


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In push for Israel-Arab ties, US to name normalisation coordinator | Source: The Arab Weekly

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israel’s Defence Minister Benny Gantz, at the State Department in Washington, June 3, 2021.

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign normalisation accords with Israel while working to strengthen existing deals after last month’s devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts and threw a damper on any normalisation plans.

Source: The Arab Weekly


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U.S. Relief Plan for Gaza Seeks to Bypass Hamas | Source: Wall Street Journal

The Biden administration has committed to help rebuild Gaza after the devastation of the recent Mideast conflict, but without providing any support to Hamas, which governs the territory and is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and its allies.

Source: Wall Street Journal


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Turkey denounces Israel’s new settlement units in West Bank | Source: Yeni Safak

Turkey slammed Israel’s new project to build settler units in the Beit El settlement, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The continuing of such provocations while the suffering in Gaza is still fresh shows that the Israeli authorities have not taken any lessons from the incident that took place, said a Foreign Ministry statement.

Source: Yeni Safak


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Blinken Off to Mideast to Reaffirm US Support to Israeli Regime After Crushing Defeat | Source: Fars News Agency

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken embarked on a tour of Middle East, where he would meet high-ranking officials of the Israeli regime and Palestine, among other regional leaders and US allies.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken embarked on a tour of Middle East, where he would meet high-ranking officials of the Israeli regime and Palestine, among other regional leaders and US allies. Blinken reiterated US support to the Israeli regime, saying the Biden administration remains committed to providing the regime with what it needs to defend itself.

Source: Fars News Agency


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Blinken heads to Israel and Palestine to ‘solidify’ Gaza ceasefire | Source: The National News

Palestinians smoke a shisha pipe at the site of an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip. A ceasefire was announced on Friday. Reuters

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken initiate a Middle East trip to consolidate the ceasefire that brought 11 days of deadly bombardments between Israel and Hamas to a halt. The US is planning a reconstruction conference for Gaza with Egypt, regional and European partners that would guarantee aid and support through the PA and UN.

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Israel launches fresh wave of airstrikes across Gaza even as US calls for de-escalation | SOURCE: INDIA TODAY


Israel launched another wave of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, despite its ally US calling for de-escalation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing mounting pressure from his country’s closest ally but appears determined to inflict maximum damage on Hamas in a war that could help save his political career.

SOURCE: INDIA TODAY



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Biden approves $735m arms sale to Israel | SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

Smokes rise after airstrikes by Israeli army hit buildings in Gaza City, Gaza on May 16, 2021.

The Biden administration has approved a $735 million arms sale to Israel amid Tel Aviv’s ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip.

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Israel-Gaza fighting enters its second week | SOURCE: RAW STORY

Israel-Gaza fighting enters its second week with no end in sight. Militants launched rockets at the southern Israeli cities of Beersheba and Ashkelon, while Israeli planes launched dozens of air strikes.

SOURCE: RAW STORY


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