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Coronavirus ‘feeds off instability’, disrupting Israel-Palestine peace efforts

New York: The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process reminded the Security Council on Monday of the Secretary-General’s renewed appeal for a global ceasefire to respond to COVID-19, highlighting that the “the virus feeds off instability”.

Two Israeli soldiers wounded, 14 Palestinians arrested in West Bank

Ramallah/Xinhua: Two Israeli soldiers were injured during a raid campaign on the West Bank city of Nablus, while 14 Palestinians were arrested, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said on Wednesday.

How long must we wait for a just solution, Palestinian President Abbas asks world leaders

New York: The President of the State of Palestine addressed, via a pre-recorded video, the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, highlighting the suffering of his people and the misery they experience every day “while the world stands by watching.”

UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches $95 million appeal to keep COVID at bay

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a health and socio-economic emergency across the occupied Palestinian territory, the UN agency for the region warned on Friday, noting a swell of coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

Israel’s accord with United Arab Emirates an opportunity to unlock progress on wider Middle East peace efforts, UN envoy says

New York: The recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has the potential to change dynamics across the Middle East, the UN’s top envoy in the region told the Security Council on Tuesday, urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to re-engage in efforts to resolve their protracted conflict.

Israel-Palestine: Breakdown in cooperation over COVID, now putting lives at risk

Cooperation between Israelis and the Palestinians at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic is breaking down, putting human lives at risk as the economy goes into meltdown and the threat of Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank lingers, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process says.

Israel’s illegal annexation plans for Palestine, ‘disastrous’ for wider Middle East – Bachelet

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Israel on Monday not to proceed along the “dangerous path” of annexing a swathe of occupied Palestinian territory, urging the Government to listen to its own former senior officials along with the “multitude of voices around the world”.

UN agency assisting Palestinians working at ‘full capacity with inadequate resources’

New York/IBNS: Some 75 countries and non-governmental organizations have  pledged  $130 million in financial commitments to the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the Middle East, UNRWA, following a  virtual conference on Tuesday.

Palestine accuses Netanyahu of misleading world on annexation plan

Ramallah/Xinhua: The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of misleading the world regarding his government's plan to annex the Palestinian lands.

Israeli police shoot dead suspicious Palestinian in Jerusalem

Jerusalem/Xinhua/UNI: A Palestinian man, spotted with a suspicious object in the Old City of Jerusalem, was shot dead during a police chase, the Israeli police said Saturday.

UN officials call for release of detained Palestinian children amid pandemic

New York/IBNS: Three senior United Nations officials in the Middle East are calling for the release of Palestinian children from Israeli-run prisons and detentions centres, saying they are at particular risk of COVID-19 infection.

Common coronavirus enemy, forges some Palestine-Israel cooperation, but West Bank annexation looms

New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 pandemic is creating opportunities for cooperation that Israelis and Palestinians must embrace to sustain Middle East peace efforts and bring an end to decades of conflict, the United Nations’ top envoy in the region said on Thursday.

US Israel-Palestinian peace plan a ‘mockery’, upends long-standing consensus – International Conference hears

New York/IBNS: The United States’ announcement of a new vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, touted as the “Deal of the Century”, is a “mockery”, the Prime Minister of Malaysia told an international conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

UN underlines need for dialogue to resolve Israel-Palestine conflict

New York/IBNS: Rising tensions and instability across the globe, particularly in the Middle East, underscore the need to resolve the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Iran to support Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic republic will continue to support the Palestinian cause, Press TV reported on Wednesday.