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Funerals held in Gaza as Palestinian death toll rises

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Funerals held in Gaza as Palestinian death toll rises

The number of the dead from Sunday's attack climbed to 40 by the afternoon, marking the worst reported daily death toll yet in the almost week-long attacks.

Date of publication: 16 May, 2021

UK probes video of antisemitic abuse hurled from cars

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UK probes video of antisemitic abuse hurled from cars

The footage appears to show several cars adorned with Palestinian flags driving through an area of north London with a large Jewish population.

Palestinian FM criticises normalisation accords amid deadly Israeli assault

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Palestinian FM criticises normalisation accords amid deadly Israeli assault

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki criticised countries which normalised relations with Israel last year as a horrific assault on the ...

UN chief warns of 'uncontainable' violence in Israel-Palestine session

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UN chief warns of 'uncontainable' violence in Israel-Palestine session

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pleaded for an immediate end to violence ...

Fighting resumes in southern Afghanistan as ceasefire ends

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Fighting resumes in southern Afghanistan as ceasefire ends

Clashes between the Taliban and Afghan forces erupted early on Sunday when the insurgents attacked security checkpoints on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah.

Israel 'destroys home of Hamas political chief' in Gaza

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Israel 'destroys home of Hamas political chief' in Gaza

Israel says it has destroyed the home of Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas’s political wing in the Gaza Strip, as the death toll from Israeli air strikes reached 174

Pope warns of 'spiral of death' following Gaza attacks

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Pope warns of 'spiral of death' following Gaza attacks

Pope Francis has warned of a ‘spiral of death and destruction’ as Israel continued its assault on the Gaza Strip, calling the death toll ‘terrible and unacceptable’.

Biden expresses 'concern' over Gaza violence, while supporting Israel

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Biden expresses 'concern' over Gaza violence, while supporting Israel

US President Joe Biden has made two phone calls to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas, expressing “grave concern” ...

Canada calls for protecting journalists after Gaza strike

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Canada calls for protecting journalists after Gaza strike

Canada has called for the protection of journalists after an Israeli airstrike flattened a building in Gaza housing international media ...

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Activists project pro-Palestine messages on AIPAC building in Washington

A poetry collective is livestreaming poetry dedicated to Palestinians in light of Israel's violence in Jerusalem and in Gaza.

Gaza medics mourn Palestinian doctor killed by Israel strike

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Gaza medics mourn Palestinian doctor killed by Israel strike

Dr. Ayman Abu Auf's body was pulled from under the rubble, after his home was levelled to the ground by an Israeli airstrike on the al-Rimal neighbourhood in Gaza.

Yemen national football team coach dies of Covid-19

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Yemen national football team coach dies of Covid-19

Sami al-Naash died on Monday in a hospital in the southern port city of Aden.

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Israel kills 33 Palestinians in 'single deadliest' Gaza attack

At least 33 people were killed in Israeli strikes which flattened three buildings in downtown Gaza on Sunday morning, medical sources have said.

Israel 'deliberately targeting media' to silence Gaza coverage: CPJ

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Israel 'deliberately targeting media' to silence Gaza coverage: CPJ

Comments by CPJ came after Israel levelled a residential tower housing news ...

EU to hold urgent talks on Israel-Palestinian conflict Tuesday

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EU to hold urgent talks on Israel-Palestinian conflict Tuesday

European Union leaders will hold urgent video talks regarding the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday, foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has announced.

Hamas leader attends 'largest ever' pro-Palestine rally in Qatar

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Hamas leader attends 'largest ever' pro-Palestine rally in Qatar

Thousands attended a pro-Palestine rally in the Qatari capital on Saturday, the largest of its kind in the Gulf state.

UN chief 'dismayed', 'disturbed' by Israel strikes on Gaza

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UN chief 'dismayed', 'disturbed' by Israel strikes on Gaza

Deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have prompted a response from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who said he was deeply disturbed.

Thousands in pro-Palestinian protests in London, Madrid

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Thousands in pro-Palestinian protests in London, Madrid

Protests also took place in Berlin and Paris on Saturday, which is marked by Palestinians as Nakba Day.

Bernie Sanders slams Biden's response to Israel's Gaza bombardment

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Bernie Sanders slams Biden's response to Israel's Gaza bombardment

In a column for The New York Times, Bernie Sanders said that not enough attention is being placed on the plight of Palestinians.

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Pro-Palestine Italian port workers refuse arms shipment to Israel

After being informed of the ship's destination and contents, workers decided to block it in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Egypt sends ambulances to evacuate Gaza wounded

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Egypt sends ambulances to evacuate Gaza wounded

At least 10 ambulances were sent by Egypt to transport Palestinians wounded by days-long indiscriminate Israeli bombardment on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Qatar FM demands end to Israel's Gaza attacks

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Qatar FM demands end to Israel's Gaza attacks

Qatar's foreign minister urged the international community to take action to ensure Israel ends its bombardment on the besieged Gaza strip.

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'Apartheid states' aren’t democracies, US congresswoman AOC says

As Israel continued to inflict violence on Palestinians, New York progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tapped in with her own comments.

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