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Uganda and Rwanda deny signing migrant deals with Israel

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The governments of Rwanda and Uganda on Friday said they have not struck any deal to take in African migrants from Israel under a scheme condemned by rights groups. Israel has said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to go home or to “third countries,” threatening them with imprisonment  if they are ...

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Israel set to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

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Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Palestinians wanted the eastern part of the city for a future independent state. The amendment passed by the Israeli parliament to existing legislation raised from 61 to 80 the number of votes that would be required in the 120-seat Knesset to ...

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Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attack

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Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas bases in Gaza early Tuesday in response to a rocket from the Palestinian enclave targeting southern Israel hours before, officials said. The aircraft targeted a “military compound belonging to the terrorist organisation Hamas,” a statement from the army read. Palestinian security sources said the strikes were in Khan Younes in the south and Deir al-Balah in ...

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Israel withdrawals from UN cultural body

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Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state. In a statement UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay said she had been officially notified on Friday that Israel would leave on December 31, 2018. “I ...

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UN vote: US plans to sanction Nigeria

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The United States Government is considering measures to take against Nigeria and others for voting in support of the United Nations’ resolution against the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On December 6, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as making plans to move the US embassy from Tel ...

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Israel to demolish European-funded homes in occupied Jerusalem

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By N.Ugoh The Israeli occupation authorities have ordered the demolition of six Palestinian residential buildings funded by European parties in Jabal Al-Baba Bedouin community in the east of the occupied Jerusalem. The spokesman of the Bedouin community, Atallah Muzar’a, told Quds Press recently that the Israeli civil administration crews, accompanied by military troops, stormed the area and handed six administrative ...

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