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.
Decision ends US consulate's 175-year history and hands over responsibilities for US ties with Palestinians to its Israel ambassador, David Friedman – a supporter of Israeli settlements.
White House adviser Jared Kushner met with leaders of United Arab Emirates and Oman this week to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On Wednesday, he will meet several Turkish officials.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Fatah factions, amid a three-day intra-Palestinian meeting which began in Moscow aimed at unifying 12 different Palestinian movements and organisations.
A tally by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem says 254 Palestinians were killed in Gaza and 34 others in the West Bank, and most had been "unarmed [at the time of their death] and posed no danger to anyone."
Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Ben Jamal, says London-based HSBC has divested from Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems after collective pressure that included 24,000 emails from people highlighting their concerns.
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