Nobel laureate Malala donates $50,000 for Gaza schools

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai

London(IANS) Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani girl once shot by Taliban for promoting girls’ education, has decided to donate her $50,000 prize to the UN to help rebuild Gaza schools damaged by Israel during the recent conflict. The 17-year-old was collecting another prestigious award – World’s Children’s Prize – in Stockholm when she […]

’7,000 Palestinians held captive in Israeli jails’

'7,000 Palestinians held captive in Israeli jails'

  Gaza, Aug 26 (IANS) As many as 7,000 Palestinians have been languishing in Israeli jails, a Palestinian government report has said.According to the report issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Captives and Released Prisoners Affairs, the figure could increase in the backdrop of the daily campaigns of detentions by the Israeli forces against Palestinians, MENA […]

UN chief welcomes Gaza truce deal

  United Nations, Aug 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday welcomed the ceasefire deal reached between Israel and the Palestinians.“A brighter future for Gaza and Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility,” Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric in a statement.“After 50 days of profound human […]

Hamas denies launching rockets into Israel (Lead)

Gaza, Aug 19 (IANS) The Islamist Hamas movement denied Tuesday firing four rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel.Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in an emailed press statement that “Hamas does not have any information on launching any rockets from Gaza”.“The Israeli occupation is aiming through this escalation in the region to abort the talks […]

US brands Gaza-based group terror organisation

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The US Tuesday branded a Gaza-based group as a foreign terrorist organisation for firing rockets into Israel.The move by the State Department against the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem came as the Israeli military hit targets in the Gaza Strip Tuesday after three rockets were launched from the strip […]

ICRC wants respect of humanitarian law in Gaza

Geneva, Aug 20 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday called on parties in the Gaza conflict to respect humanitarian law to ensure effective delivery of sustainable humanitarian efforts.ICRC President Peter Maurer reiterated in a statement that parties in the conflict and the international community bear the collective responsibility for creating an environment […]

Gaza ceasefire talks collapsed: Palestinian negotiator

Cairo, Aug 20 (IANS) A temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has “collapsed” after the 24-hour respite ended Tuesday midnight but no truce-extension agreement could be reached and Israel and Hamas renewed their hostilities, a Palestinian official said.“The ceasefire has collapsed and Israel is responsible,” Xinhua quoted Azzam al-Ahmed, head of a joint-Palestinian delegation in Cairo […]

Israeli airstrikes targeted Hamas military chief in Gaza (Lead)

Jerusalem/Cairo, Aug 20 (IANS) Israeli airstrikes Tuesday night were aimed at the home of Hamas’s military wing commander Mohammed Deif in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Radwan in Gaza city, an Israeli official told Channel 2 TV channel Wednesday.It is not clear whether Deif survived the airstrikes but Hamas’s exiled deputy leader Mussa Abu Marzuk told reporters […]