Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to extend the country's sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding high on US President Donald Trump's unflinching support, taking aggressive strides to make a strong impression on the conservative voter base.
“This step shows the US government is not only biased toward the Israeli occupation, but is fully aligned with the plans of the extremist Israeli right-wing,” says Palestinian Authority (PA) spokeperson Nabil Abu Rudaineh.
Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli soldiers moved into Sur Baher village in the occupied East Jerusalem at dawn and began to raze buildings in the area.
The 'Peace to Prosperity' plan is simply the latest version of a US plan revised repeatedly since the 1970s asking the Palestinians to trade basic rights in return for fanciful financial promises.
Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours.
Israeli forces entered the Al Aqsa Mosque compound along with hundreds of Jewish settlers following the calls by Jewish groups to converge on the site to mark what they call the "reunification of Jerusalem."
Since the end of Ottoman Empire rule in Palestine, the land of the first holy mosque has been systematically undermined by false pretences at best, betrayal at worst. But since the 2011 so-called Arab Spring, the disloyalty has intensified.
In East Jerusalem, hundreds of Palestinians are anxious after the Israeli Supreme Court approved a new wave of demolition, citing lack of permits which are largely out of bounds for Palestinians.
As Netanyahu exploits Gulf nations’ fear of Iran, a future Palestine state is no longer a prerequisite for Gulf countries to formalise ties with Israel.
Turkish President Erdogan calls Israeli PM Netanyahu "a tyrant massacring Palestinian children," following Netanyahu's remarks that Israel was the nation-state of the Jewish people only.
Not only will the closure lead to a bureaucratic nightmare for Palestinians, but it is also a strong indication of how Palestinians will continue to be marginalised as their fates are contemplated by the US and Israel.
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