People in Israel and Bahrain are losing their vaccination status for not taking boosters

Israel and Bahrain want eligible residents to take their Covid booster shots — and those who don’t do so risk losing their fully-vaccinated status, and the privileges that come with it. In Israel, vaccinated people are given a so-called “green pass” that allows them to enter hotels, restaurants and many other indoor venues. People who… Continue reading People in Israel and Bahrain are losing their vaccination status for not taking boosters

Hezbollah, Israel trade fire for the third day running in dangerous Middle East escalation (photos)

 The militant Hezbollah group fired a barrage of rockets toward Israel and Israel hit back with artillery in a significant escalation between the two sides on Friday, August 6. The Friday attacks along the volatile border with Lebanon, is a dangerous escalation of the conflict and makes it the third day of attacks .   Ten… Continue reading Hezbollah, Israel trade fire for the third day running in dangerous Middle East escalation (photos)

Opinion: Remembering Lives Lost In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf worked into the small hours last Sunday at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where he was chief of internal medicine, trained medical students and supervised a ward for COVID-19 patients. A former colleague told the BBC, “I would say he was the most kind-hearted and compassionate person I have ever seen… Continue reading Opinion: Remembering Lives Lost In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Bombing Has Stopped, But Pain And Destruction Remain In Gaza City

After 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas, a cease-fire went into effect at 2 a.m. local time Friday. Gaza health officials say at least 240 people were killed there by waves of airstrikes from Israel. Twelve people died in Israel from more than 4,000 rockets fired by militants in Gaza, according to Israeli… Continue reading The Bombing Has Stopped, But Pain And Destruction Remain In Gaza City

Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire over Gaza conflict

Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday voted to approve a tentative cease-fire after 11 days of fighting with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The news comes on the heels of a Wednesday call between President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During that call, Biden said that he expects a “significant de-escalation” in violence,… Continue reading Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire over Gaza conflict

Israel says it will strike more Hamas tunnels running under Gaza homes, rockets fired from Lebanon

Israel is continuing its bombardment of Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence enters its second week and militants in the blockaded Gaza strip carry on their rocket fire. Hostilities have spilled out into Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel, as Palestinian protesters striking in solidarity with Gazans clash with Israeli police, some of the protesters throwing rocks… Continue reading Israel says it will strike more Hamas tunnels running under Gaza homes, rockets fired from Lebanon

Israeli Airstrike Flattens Building Housing AP And Other Media In Gaza City

In the latest in a series of attacks, an Israeli airstrike Saturday leveled a high-rise building after the military ordered occupants to evacuate. Inside were the offices of several media outlets — including The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera— and residential apartments. An AP statement said all employees and freelancers safely evacuated the building. AP President… Continue reading Israeli Airstrike Flattens Building Housing AP And Other Media In Gaza City

Israeli Strike In Gaza Destroys Building That Housed AP, Other Media

Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday, hours after another air raid on a densely populated refugee camp in the city killed at least 10 Palestinians from an extended family, mostly children. The strike on the high-rise came nearly an… Continue reading Israeli Strike In Gaza Destroys Building That Housed AP, Other Media

Fighting between Israel and Palestinians escalating toward a full-scale war, UN warns

The United Nations has called for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Palestinians, warning that the devastating violence is on the cusp of spiraling out of control. The most severe outbreak of violence between Israel and the Palestinians since the 2014 war in Gaza has prompted a deepening sense of international concern, with ostensibly no… Continue reading Fighting between Israel and Palestinians escalating toward a full-scale war, UN warns