Mahmoud Abbas: Outrage over Palestinian leader’s ’50 Holocausts’ remark

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Berlin and Jerusalem CNN — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas struck a deep nerve on Tuesday when he said Israel has caused “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians, triggering … Read more

UN chief says killing of Palestinian children ‘unconscionable’ | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Nineteen children were killed in occupied Palestinian territory in the last week alone, the UN human rights chief said. Almost 40 Palestinian children have been killed so far this year in the occupied territories and in many incidents, Israeli forces appear to use lethal force in a manner that violates international human rights law, UN … Read more

Latest Israeli attacks exacerbate hardships of life in Gaza Israel-Palestine conflict News

Gaza City – As life returned to the streets of the Gaza Strip following the truce between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters, Yasser Awadallah went to his workplace which has now been reduced to rubble. Awadallah owned an aluminum workshop in a three-storey apartment building that was destroyed by Israeli bombing in the latest Israeli … Read more

Israeli forces kill al-Aqsa Brigades commander in Nablus raid | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Three Palestinians, including a senior armed resistance commander, have been killed by Israeli forces during a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli army surrounded a building in the Old City at 5am local time (02:00 GMT) on Tuesday, where Ibrahim al-Nabulsi – the commander of … Read more

Climate deal picks winners, losers and more commentary

Econ desk: Climate Deal Picks Winners, Losers Sen. Joe Manchin last year “rightly criticized a bonus tax credit for union-made electric vehicles in the Build Back Better bill,” recall The Wall Street Journal’s editors, saying, “We shouldn’t use everyone’s tax dollars to pick winners and losers.” “Yet that’s exactly what his tax and climate deal … Read more

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

TEL AVIV, Israel — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent reporting by The Associated Press . The Israeli military … Read more

As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday as Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions on southern Israeli communities after the Egyptian-mediated truce took effect late Sunday. Fighting abated, … Read more

Israel, Islamic Jihad, says Gaza ceasefire agreement reached

Announcing the truce, a brief statement from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office thanked Egypt for its mediation efforts, but warned if it was violated, “the State of Israel maintains the right to respond strongly.” The announcement, which followed shortly after one from Islamic Jihad, came about 50 hours after the escalation began, when Israel had … Read more

Gaza death toll rises amid cease-fire talks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, driving up the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rounds of rockets that reached deep into Israel, even as reports emerged that the sides were seeking a cease-fire deal. While Egyptian officials worked on an agreement, another seven … Read more

Top fighter, several children killed as Israel bombs Gaza | Israel-Palestine conflict News

A senior commander of a Palestinian armed group and several children have been killed in the Gaza Strip as Israeli jets bombed the besieged enclave for a second day. In a statement on Sunday, Islamic Jihad confirmed that Khaled Mansour, its commander in the south of the Gaza Strip, had been killed in an Israeli … Read more