2021-05-08: News Headlines

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-08). [World Report] COVID-19 surge threatens health in the Gaza strip. thelancet.com A spike in cases is raising concerns over hospital beds, oxygen supplies, and mental health. Sharmila Devi reports.

Staff (2021-05-08). Take Action! #SaveSheikhJarrah and Defend Jerusalem: Boycott Israel, Support Palestinian Resistance. samidoun.net As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, the Zionist colonization of Palestine and the forced expulsion of Palestinians, the Nakba is continuing. This is apparent everywhere in Palestine, but perhaps is most clear in the heart of Jerusalem, Palestine's capital: in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, where Palestinian families are being threatened with imminent expulsion from their homes and lands by the Israeli regime and its colonial settlers, as they refuse to concede their lives to racist Zionist colonialism. Palestinians in Jerusalem are under attack on multiple levels, defending their land, city and identity…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8, clashes…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8,…

Staff (2021-05-08). Islamic Ummah urged to stand by inhabitants of al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — A senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement called on the Islamic Ummah to stand by the residents of al-Quds and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-08). VIDEO: Zionists attack Palestine worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Zionists attacked the worshipers last night with sound bombs, tear gas and plastic bullets while the Palestinians were praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-08). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Attack on Bristol University Professor David Miller spearheads national anti-Semitism witch-hunt. wsws.org Miller's important research made him the target of a rotten smear campaign by the Labour Party, falsely alleging anti-Semitism, and earned him the enmity of the pro-Israel lobby and parliamentary war hawks of both parties, as well as the Israeli government.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Troubled Aussie Tycoon's Ties With Netanyahu, Israeli Spy Chief Were Reportedly 'National Risk'. sputniknews.com Mentally troubled Australian casino and media mogul James Packer was earlier revealed to have developed close relationships with Israel's elite by a Haaretz investigation citing court testimony from the ongoing corruption trial into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

NDU Press (2021-05-08). A Friend To All Is A Friend To None: Russian Strategy in The Middle East — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Jason Hamilton, Rosemarie Wilde, and Jason Wimberly* | Since the start of the Arab Spring, Russia has sought increased influence in the Middle East, rekindling relationships and building influence in Syria, Turkey, Libya, Israel, and elsewhere. The return of Russian influence puts pressure on U.S. interests in the region. In the increasingly complex security environment of today's world defined by transregional and multi-functional challenges across all domains, the United States is constrained in the Middle East by both available resources and an American public exhausted by military efforts in the region.

Staff (2021-05-08). Israel move in expelling Palestinians from al-Quds, war crime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — In its reaction to the Zionist regime's move to expel Palestinians from al-Quds, the United Nations said this heinous act can be considered as a 'war crime'.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). UN expresses concern over escalating tensions in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — As the Zionists' raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian neighborhoods in the occupied Quds intensifies, the United Nations has expressed concern over escalating tensions.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran condemns Zionist attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman condemned the Zionist attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian worshipers.

Staff (2021-05-08). Zionist regime to pay heavy price for aggression on Al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA)— Pointing to the Zionist regime's atrocities against Palestinian people, a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Zionists would pay a heavy price for aggression against Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-08). US, Europe must be held responsible for the Zionists' crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — An official with Iran's Judiciary Branch says the United States and European countries should be held responsible for crimes that Zionists are committing in the Palestinian occupied territories.

Staff (2021-05-07). Israel keeps Spanish citizen Juani Rishmawi imprisoned while using COVID as a biological weapon against Palestine. samidoun.net The following article, by Daniel Lobato, Liliana Córdova, and Jaldia Abubakra of Samidoun España was published originally in Spanish on InfoLibre: The health worker Juana Ruiz, Juani Rishmawi, Spanish and Palestinian, has been imprisoned by Israel since April 13 along with two other colleagues from the Health Work Committees. After several weeks without charges, Israel has revealed the grotesque, and is going to accuse her of running a terrorist financial plot. Juani has obtained funds from NGOs and Spanish regional governments so that Palestinian primary care centers have been able to continue treating basic hea…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Israeli supreme court postpones decision on eviction at Sheikh Jarrah amidst growing protests. peoplesdispatch.org The opposition to Israeli attempts to evict Palestinian residents from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem to build Jewish settlements has also increased across the occupied territories and around the world…

Staff (2021-05-07). Join the Twitter Storm to #SaveSheikhJarrah and End Canadian Complicity — Saturday May 8. samidoun.net #SaveSheikhJarrah Demand Action and Accountability from the Canadian Government Twitter Storm and Social Media Campaign Saturday, 8 May 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Sample Tweets and Images: bit.ly/sheikhjarrahtweets In occupied Jerusalem, Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan are threatened with imminent expulsion and violent forced eviction from their homes by the Israeli occupation regime. This is part of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine — the ongoing Israeli plan to dispossess Palestinians from their homes and land and perpet…

Staff (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents campaign update: Join a letter-writing action online; Israeli attacks on students continue. samidoun.net There are hundreds of Palestinian high school and university students among the approximately 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, in many cases specifically targeted for Israeli colonial imprisonment and repression for their student activism, organizing student events and participation in student elections and other political and social activities on campus. As Israeli settlers rampage through Jerusalem and Palestinians resist the threatened impending forced transfer and ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, the attacks on Palestinian students — and their organizing and…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-05-07). Ahmad Abuznaid on Israel/Palestine Apartheid, James Love on Bill Gates & Vaccine Politics. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: "Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid." You don't need to be a linguist to think there's something leading about the New York Times choice of

Alan Macleod (2021-05-07). In Wake of HRW Apartheid Report, Israeli Propagandists Launch Global PR Offensive. mintpressnews.com Much of the online anger at the Human Rights Watch report was actually manufactured by an Israeli government-sponsored app, Act.IL, which organized supporters of the Jewish state to act in sync to create an artificial groundswell of opposition to it.

Editor2 (2021-05-07). National Lawyers Guild Urges Biden to Align US Israel-Palestine Policy with International Law. orinocotribune.com "The United States cannot turn its back on the atrocities, including war crimes, enabled by U.S. policies, particularly its decadeslong policy of shielding Israel from accountability." | Less than a week after Human Rights Watch

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-07). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning: On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections. counterpunch.org The decision on April 30 by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to 'postpone' Palestinian elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, the big story,

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-07). 'It Is Inhumane': Ocasio-Cortez Slams Israeli Eviction Effort in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joining other Democratic U.S. lawmakers in condemning an attempt by Israeli settlers and security forces to drive Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sheikh_jarrah.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Academics urge ICC to not rely on Israeli investigations while probing war crimes in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The letter asks the ICC to work with Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups to gather evidence and documentation for its war crimes investigation in Palestine…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Khamenei: "Israel Is Not a Country, but a Terrorist Camp" telesurenglish.net Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has blasted Israel as nothing more than a "terrorist camp" and urged the Palestinians to unite their efforts in fighting Tel Aviv. Israel has "turned occupied Palestine into a base for terrorism," Khamenei tweeted. | RELATED: | "Israel isn't a country; it's a Terrorist Camp against Palestinians & other Muslim nations," he wrote, adding that it was "everyone's responsibility" to fight against it. | In follow-up twee…

Staff (2021-05-07). Power balance in Palestine, region 'in favor of Resistance'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker in a message on Thursday wrote that today, balance of power in Palestine and the region is in interest of the Resistance movement which can bring Palestinians closer to their ideals more than ever.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day struggle day against normalization of occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that Quds Day is day of struggle against the" normalization" of the occupation, the day of struggle against oblivion and the day of transfer of history of Palestine to new generations.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Palestinian flag hoisted in Qom, Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The flag of Palestine was hoisted above tall buildings and on the sides of motorways in the Iranian cities of Hamedan and Qom a day before International Quds Day on Thursday.

Raouf Halaby (2021-05-07). Palestinian Mothers are the Glue that Bonds Palestinian Society. counterpunch.org My father, Jamil Halaby, passed away in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1947. Fifty years later and until her death on March 16, 1997, Katrina Halaby, my late mother, was never able to visit her husband's grave to say the kaddish or lay flowers. And because of the turbulent 1948 political climate in Palestine, no tombstone was

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Ex-Deputy Head of IDF's Intelligence: Situation in Jerusalem is Explosive But Chaos is Controllable. sputniknews.com The recent weeks have seen provocations by both Jews and Arabs. The Israeli police are struggling to keep the flames low and a former Israeli army officer warns it takes only one wrong action for the situation to spiral out of control.

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Jordanians Reject Eviction of Palestinians in Jerusalem. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated Friday in Amman against the Israeli state's threat to evict Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. | RELATED: | After the traditional weekly prayer, people gathered in front of the Al Husseini Mosque chanting slogans calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the withdrawal of Jordan from the peace agreement signed with the Jewish stat…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Israeli Intelligence Boss Holds Talks With Bahraini Top Security Officials During Official Visit. sputniknews.com Israel continues to develop relations with Gulf nations after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to normalize relations with Tel Aviv under the Abraham Accords, a diplomatic effort substantially inspired by the previous US executive administration.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Researchers Discover 78,000-Year-Old Human Burial, Oldest in Africa. sputniknews.com Among the oldest meaningful human burials in the world are discoveries of bones of a mother and her child at Qafzeh cave in Nazareth, Israel, along with other findings in Europe and Asia thought to date back 120,000 years.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Netanyahu's Son Ridicules Germany For 'Preaching Ethics' to Jews Over West Bank Construction. sputniknews.com Five European powers have urged the Israeli government to "cease its policy of settlement expansion" across the West Bank as "threatening prospects for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". The statement came after the Israeli District Committee for Jerusalem published plans to approve over 500 housing units in the territory.

news.un (2021-05-07). Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel. news.un.org The UN's human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, as well as to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force while ensuring safety and security there.

Abby Zimet (2021-05-07). Another Nakba: 'This Is My House, This Is My Door, You Are a Thief'. zcomm.org In 2020, 140 Palestinian families lost their homes, about double the number in 2019, a surge in Israel's ethnic cleansing many see as part of a "100 year Zionist project" to appropriate "Jerusalem whole and united."

Staff (2021-05-07). US backing Israel for its strategic interests in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Richard Falk believes that US Government backs Israel because of its strategic interests in the region and partly as a reflection of well-organized pro-Israeli lobbying, which has been very effective with the US Congress.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Israeli regime getting weaker year after year: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the Israeli regime is getting weaker year after year, adding that one cannot find any weaker entity than the Zionist regime of Israel.

Staff (2021-05-07). Fake regime of Israel has no place in future of region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for the International Affairs said that the fake regime of Israel has no place in the future of the region.

Staff (2021-05-07). There is no such thing as 'Deal of Century': Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Stating that the fake regime of Israel is a big prison, Secretary-General of the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada said that there is no such thing as a 'Deal of Century'.

Staff (2021-05-07). Iran never leaves friends, allies alone: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Hezbollah secretary-general said on Friday that Iran is the most powerful nation in the Resistance Front, adding that the US and Israeli have run out of options to make Iran abandon its nuclear program.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents Campaign Update: Join a Letter-writing Action Online; Israeli Attacks on Students Continue. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. There are hundreds …

Anonymous765 (2021-05-07). Israel Diversifies Its Aggression On Syria. southfront.org | IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT BY DONATIONS OR FINANCING PLEASE CONTACT US VIA: info@southfront.org | Israel is moving away from its typical conduct of simply ca…

Staff (2021-05-07). Flames of Palestinian Intifada, Resistance not to be put out. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — On the occasion of International Quds Day, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a statement on Thu. and said that flames of Palestinian Intifada and Resistance will not be extinguished.

Staff (2021-05-07). Intl. Quds Day, 'day of unity of Islamic, Arab Ummah'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 07 (MNA) — Ziad al-Nakhala Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in a speech on the occasion of "International Quds Day" said that the Quds Day is the day of unity, amity and solidarity of Islamic and Arab Ummah.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day born out of Islamic Resistance Discourse. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —Quds Day, held on the last Friday of Ramadan aimed at voicing support for the Palestinians, was born out of the "Islamic Resistance Discourse" after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Staff (2021-05-07). Two Palestinian youth martyred in clash with Zionist forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Palestinian sources reported that two Palestinian youth were shot dead by Zionist military forces in northern West Bank.

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