Ibrahim Madi has been shot twice with rubber-coated steel bullets while protesting in the Gaza Strip against Israel’s response to the latest round of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, sustaining moderate injuries. On both occasions, he said, he was unarmed.
At a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 11, the European Commission decided to label the products that are made in the Israeli settlements within the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Although the Palestinian state and government welcomed the EU decision and perceived it as a political success against the settlements, it remains insufficient, which pushed Palestinians to demand further escalation to reach a boycott.
More than a year since Israel's deadly onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip, the United Nations refugee agency (UNRWA) estimates that 100,000 Palestinians in Gaza are preparing to spend a second winter in damaged homes and makeshift structures.
Turkey sees no normalisation in ties with Israel unless its conditions for ending the Gaza blockade and compensation for the deaths of 10 Turkish activists are met, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.