“What is happening in Palestine today is a shame for humanity,” said Cuban anti-terrorist Rene Gonzalez in assuring that his country will never betray those who have always being its friends, and Arab peoples especially.
Muhammad Majid Bakr was fishing off the coast of the Gaza Strip when Israeli forces detained and shot him, Ma’an News Agency reported Monday.
The 23-year-old Bakr succumbed to his wounds while hospitalized in Israel hours later.
According to Ma’an, Israeli army sources claim that the fishing vessel “deviated from the designated fishing zone.” Restrictions on fishing have been a component of Israel’s coastal blockade since 2007.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the White House Wednesday and mouthed with conviction his ability to broker a permanent peace pact to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing that it would be the “toughest deal.”
Trump vowed to work as a “mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator” to help bring “peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.”
“There’s such hatred, but hopefully there won’t be such hatred for very long,” Trump said after meeting with Abbas in the Roosevelt Room.
The Palestinian leader expressed his support for a two-state solution to the conflict — which is not supported by the majority of Palestinians — as well as the longheld Palestinian desire for a capital in East Jerusalem. He also welcomed Trump as a mediator in the peace negotiations.
“I believe that we are capable under your leadership and your courageous stewardship and your wisdom, as well as your great negotiating ability … we believe that we can be partners, true partners, to you to bring about a historic peace treaty,” said Abbas.
Trump also hinted at having the Oslo Accords, which Abbas signed onto as the Palestinian negotiator in 1993, as a blueprint for the so-called “final and most important peace agreement.
Following the start of the largest-ever mass hunger strike staged by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails Monday on the annual Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, Israel has been cracking the whip on the more than 1,000 detainees taking part.
On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day Monday, hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons are staging a mass hunger strike, continuing the decades-long resistance of prisoners in the apartheid state.
The young U.S. administration of Donald Trump has carried out at least 70 airstrikes in Yemen, more than twice as many as those carried out in 2016 under the Obama administration, according to data provided by the Pentagon.