Israeli-run Jerusalem Municipality claimed the Turkish aid agency's plaque was removed because “it was placed without permission,” but official documents accessed by Anadolu Agency disprove this pretext.
In just three weeks time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank in a move that many countries consider illegal.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
Numbering around 900, the manuscripts were found between 1947 — first by Bedouin shepherds — and 1956 in the Qumran caves above the Dead Sea that are today located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The Palestinians' official news agency Wafa identified the dead man as Eyad Hallak, a resident of the Wadi Joz neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem with special needs.
Former US vice president told an online fundraiser by members of the Jewish community in the US that he was opposed to the move.
UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov's statements came after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly announced he is ending "all agreements" with Israel and the US in response to Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
"We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime," Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says ahead of Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time.
Palestinians commemorate the day in which tens of thousands of people were forced from their homes during the war that led to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
While the virus has struck both countries, killing thousands of people, they continue to target each other on foreign battlegrounds.
In one scene in Saudi drama ‘Exit Seven’ a character launches into a passionate defence of Israel, in which he implies Palestinians are ungrateful.
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