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Israel PM reduces new settlement units fearing US | Source: Middle East Monitor

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (2nd R) speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on 8 August 2021.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has reduced the number of settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories by more than 1,000 for fear of backlash from America. Bennett’s would visit the US to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House, but no official date has been set for.

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Hamas Slams Arab States for Joining NATO Drill Alongside Israel | Source: FARS NEWS

The Hamas resistance movement denounced the participation of four Arab countries alongside Israel in a US-led NATO war game, describing it as a “betrayal” of the Palestinian cause against Israeli occupation. Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are among the participants.

Source: FARS NEWS


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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.

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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.

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Honduras to open embassy in Jerusalem this month | SOURCE: Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem on October 29, 2015.

Honduras will open an embassy in Jerusalem this month, the country’s president said. Move comes after Central American nation followed Trump in recognizing city as capital. US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in late 2017, sparking a deterioration in relations with the Palestinians, who views East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

SOURCE: Times of Israel


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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.

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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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Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza holds after 11 days of deadly fighting | SOURCE: CBS NEWS

Smoke billows from a building targeted during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City May 20, 2021. 

The Israeli government and Hamas said they had agreed to a cease-fire late Thursday after 11 days of violence that saw over 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis killed in the worst fighting in the region in years.

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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.

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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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