April 29, 2017
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April 27, 2017

The Israeli Ministry of Housing and the West Jerusalem municipality has revived the construction of 10,000 settlement units in Atarot settlement north of Jerusalem.

According to Israeli media, the construction plans have been frozen for years due to the Obama opposition to building settlements. However, the plans were revived after Donald Trump’s took office as president, and Israel is set to make it public on Jerusalem Day in May, according to"...


April 28, 2017

Israel intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Friday despite US President Donald Trump’s request to “hold back” on settlements as part of a possible new push for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
A formal announcement of the settlement plan, quickly condemned by the chief Palestinian negotiator, could come around the time Trump is scheduled to visit Israel next month.
Israel views all of Jerusalem as its “eternal and indivisible capital”, but the Palestinians also want a capital there.
Most of the world considers Jerusalem’s status an issue that"...

April 28, 2017

StocExpo Middle East Africa, the region’s leading exhibition and conference and only dedicated event for the bulk liquid storage industry, got underway yesterday (April 26) in Dubai, UAE.

Concluding today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, StocExpo Middle East Africa is supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, alongside many oil majors, ports, terminals and institutions including ENOC, Fujairah Oil Terminal, GPS Chemoil, Gulf Refining Co., Gulf Petrochem, Horizon Terminals, Siddco, Socar Aurora and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority.

Over the two days, participants from across the entire Middle East and African regions"...

April 28, 2017

Four hospitals in the besieged Gaza Strip have shut down as a result of the ongoing fuel crisis in the enclave, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) announced today.

In a press release, the NGO said the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza yesterday said that it has been forced to close Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital in Rafah, Beit Hanoun Hospital, Al Dorra Pediatric Hospital and the Mental Health Hospital, both in Gaza City. The move followed the announcement of a breakdown"...

April 28, 2017

Israeli bulldozers destroyed all the water pipelines providing services to the village of Bardala yesterday morning in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas.

Israel poisons Palestinian land

Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli military jeeps"...

April 28, 2017

Israeli authorities have decided to close the only commercial crossing between Israel and the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday and Tuesday on the occasion of two Israeli holidays, Palestinian sources said yesterday.

Director General of the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders Committee in Gaza Nathmi Muhanna said that Israeli authorities had informed Palestinian officials that the Karam Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing would be closed for two days, as Israel marks its Memorial Day and “Independence Day” – which commemorates the foundation"...

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