Illegal Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land have turned into a lucrative business for many Israeli companies, according to the latest UN report, but the US snubs the UN's findings, revealing its inherent prejudice towards Palestinians.
"US' so-called peace plan aims to legitimise occupation, destruction and oppression of Palestine," Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) said in a statement on Thursday.
According to the UN, the fiscal cost of Israeli occupation reached $47.7 billion for Palestinains between 2000 and 2017.
France, which has managed the property since the late 19th century, closed the site for an extensive $1.1 million restoration in 2009.
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.
Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours.
A member of the forgotten African-Palestinian community, Mahmoud Jiddah was born in Jerusalem around the time of the Nakba. He grew up witnessing the takeover of Palestine and joined in the resistance against Israel’s occupation of his home.
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.
Gaza’s Health Ministry said that the Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians who were protesting Israel’s new security measures, killing a 14-year-old teenager and wounding three others.
For many people, Trump's decision to move Washington's embassy in Israel from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem significantly undermined both US credibility as a neutral party in the Palestinian conflict, and the hope of a future peace deal.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad slams Canberra saying "Jerusalem has always been under Palestine... and [is] not the capital of Israel".
Majority of the disputed city's roughly 300,000 Palestinians are expected to boycott the polls again, despite calls by a minority to use the moment to seize influence in a city under full Israeli control for decades.
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