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Israeli Forces Pound Gaza, Storm into Nasser Medical Complex

Israeli Forces Pound Gaza, Storm into Nasser Medical Complex Gaza, 27 Mar (ONA) --- Scores of Palestinians were martyred and wounded today as the Israel occupation began a raid on Nasser Medical Complex, west of Khan Yunis, the latest of a string of attacks against hospitals in Gaza Strip. The occupation soldiers arrested medical staff and displaced civilians sheltering inside the hospital, and opened fire at displaced men at the site after ordering them to leave the building. Meanwhile, several Palestinians were martyred and injured in a new series of Israeli air ...

Deputy PM of Kosovo Lauds Oman’s Efforts in Promoting Security, Peace

Deputy PM of Kosovo Lauds Oman’s Efforts in Promoting Security, Peace New York, 27 Mar (ONA) --- Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, hailed the march of comprehensive development in the Sultanate of Oman, as well as its foreign policy, describing it as an oasis of security and stability in the Middle East region. She stressed that the efforts made by Oman to promote and enhance security, peace and coexistence in the region have enjoyed a special appreciation by the international ...

UN Rapporteur Accuses Israeli Occupation of Committing Several Genocidal Acts in Gaza

UN Rapporteur Accuses Israeli Occupation of Committing Several Genocidal Acts in Gaza Geneva, 26 Mar (ONA) --- Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories affirmed that there are "reasonable grounds" to determine that the Israeli occupation committed several acts of "genocide," warning also of "ethnic cleansing." "The overwhelming nature and scale of Israel's assault on Gaza and the destructive conditions of life it has inflicted reveal an intent to physically destroy Palestinians as a group," she said in ...

Japan Approves Plan to Sell Fighter Jets to Other Nations in Latest Break from Pacifist Principles

Japan Approves Plan to Sell Fighter Jets to Other Nations in Latest Break from Pacifist Principles Tokyo, 26 Mar (ONA) --- Japan’s Cabinet today approved a plan to sell future next-generation fighter jets that it’s developing with Britain and Italy to other countries, in the latest move away from the country’s postwar pacifist principles. The contentious decision to allow international arms sales is expected to help secure Japan’s role in the joint fighter jet project and part of a move to build up the Japanese arms industry and bolster its role in global ...

UN Demand for Gaza Cease-fire Provokes Clash between US, Israel since War Began

UN Demand for Gaza Cease-fire Provokes Clash between US, Israel since War Began New York, 26 Mar (ONA) --- The United Nations Security Council has issued its first demand for a cease-fire in Gaza, with the US angering Israel by abstaining from the vote. Israel responded by canceling a visit to Washington by a high-level delegation in the strongest public clash between the allies since the war began. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the US of “retreating” from a “principled position” by allowing the vote to pass without conditioning the cease-fire on the ...

Japanese PM Conveys Intent to Hold Summit with North Korean Leader

Japanese PM Conveys Intent to Hold Summit with North Korean LeaderTokyo, 25 Mar (ONA) —- Fumio Kishida, Japanese Prime Minister expressed his intention to meet Kim Jong Un, North Korean leader, North Korean official media reported today.North Korean Leader's sister Kim Yo Jong said in a statement that Kishida wants to hold talks with Kim as soon as possible, according to Japan's news agency (Kyodo).In response to these statements, Kishida stressed in a parliament today the importance of summit talks to secure the return of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang in the 1970s and 1980s.Kim ...

Dozens of Colonists Storm Al Aqsa Mosque, Israeli Occupation Tightens Procedures Around It

Dozensof Colonists Storm Al Aqsa Mosque, Israeli Occupation Tightens Procedures Around It Occupied Jerusalem, 24 Mar (ONA) --- Dozens of colonists stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque today, guarded by the Israeli occupation police. Dozens of colonists broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Maghrebi Gate under heavy protection of the Israeli occupation police, amidst extremist colonists from the temple groups, the Palestinian news agency (WAFA) quoted eyewitnesses as saying. The occupation police also tightened procedures at the gates of Al-Aqsa and the main gates of Old ...

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression on Gaza Reaches 32,226

DeathTollfrom Israeli Aggression on Gaza Reaches 32,226 Gaza, 24 Mar (ONA) --- The death toll from the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since October 7 has risen to 32,226 martyrs, the majority of whom are children and women, along with 74,518 wounded, Palestinian medical sources announced. The occupation forces committed 8 massacres during the past 24 hours against families in the Gaza Strip, resulting in 84 martyrs and 106 wounded, Palestinian news agency (WAFA) reported. Sources pointed out that a number of victims are still under the rubble and on the ...

South Africa Says Israeli Attack on Gaza Defies Decisions of Top UN Court

South Africa Says Israeli Attack on Gaza DefiesDecisions of Top UN Court Pretoria, 20 Mar (ONA) --- Naledi Pandor, South African Foreign Minister accused Israel of setting a precedent in defying decisions of the top UN court as she again alleged a campaign of "mass starvation" in Gaza. South Africa is suing Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing it of committing genocide in the war on Gaza. Pretoria's move angered Israel and called for condemnation from the US. The South African Foreign Minister said that Israel defied a January interim ruling by ...

Dozens Martyred, Injured in Israeli Air Strikes and Artillery Shelling on Gaza Strip

Dozens Martyred, Injured in Israeli Air Strikes and Artillery Shelling on Gaza Strip Gaza, 20 Mar (ONA) --- Dozens of Palestinians were martyred and injured today in Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling targeting homes, buildings and residential apartments in various areas of the Gaza Strip. The occupation army bombed several areas in Gaza City, specifically Al-Rimal neighborhood and the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital, west of the city, Palestinian (WAFA) News Agency said. WAFA also said that 20 people were killed as a result of an Israeli missile bombardment that ...

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression in Gaza Reaches 31,819 Martyrs

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression in Gaza Reaches 31,819 Martyrs Gaza, 19 Mar (ONA) --- The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the death toll from the Israeli war on the Strip had risen to 31,819 martyrs and 73,934 injured since 7 October 2023. The ministry said that the Israeli occupation forces committed 9 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, of which 93 martyrs and 142 injured arrived at hospitals during the past 24 hours. The ministry pointed out that there are still a number of victims under the rubble and on the roads, where ambulance and civil defense ...

War in Gaza A Graveyard for Humanitarian Law, Top EU Diplomat Says

War in Gaza A Graveyard for Humanitarian Law, Top EU Diplomat Says Brussels, 18 Mar (ONA) --- The war in Gaza has become a "graveyard for many of the most important principles of humanitarian law," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said today. The European Union's top diplomat described the conflict in the Gaza strip as "the greatest open-air graveyard" in reference to civilian casualties among the Palestinian population. EU foreign ministers are in Brussels to discuss the Israel-Hamas war with sanctions on Israeli settlers in the West Bank to be decided after the ...

Israeli Occupation Arrests 25 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli Occupation Arrests 25 Palestinians in West Bank Ramallah, 18 Mar (ONA) --- The Israeli occupation forces today arrested at least 25 Palestinians in the West Bank. In a joint statement, Palestinian Prisoners Society and Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said that the arrests were concentrated in the governorates of Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarm and Occupied Jerusalem, noting that the occupation forces arrested a Palestinian woman who happens to be one of the hostages that were released as part of the recent exchange ...

Dozens of Martyrs, Injured in Israeli Occupation Bombing, Storming of Al Shifa Medical Complex

Dozens of Martyrs, Injured in Israeli Occupation Bombing, Storming of Al Shifa Medical Complex Gaza, 18 Mar (ONA) --- Dozens of Palestinians were martyred and injured today as a result of the Israeli occupations bombing of Al Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza city. According to medical sources, a fire broke out at the gate of Al Shifa Medical Complex, with cases of suffocation among the displaced women and children in the hospital, during the occupation forces' storming of the hospital and its complete siege, coinciding with cutting off communication services for about 30,000 ...

Human Rights Watch Calls for Sanctions on Israeli Entity for Non-Compliance with ICJ

Human Rights Watch Calls for Sanctions on Israeli Entity for Non-Compliance with ICJThe Hague, 17 Mar (ONA) --- Human Rights Watch called on the international community to impose sanctions on the Israeli entity for not complying with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order to take precautionary measures to prevent a genocide in the Gaza Strip.Sanctions and an arms embargo should be imposed on Israel in order to comply with the order issued by the International Court of Justice, Human Rights Watch posted on X.It added that the Israeli entity did not comply with court orders and did not ...

Israeli Entity Continues Bombing Southern Lebanon

Israeli Entity Continues Bombing Southern Lebanon Beirut, 17 Mar (ONA) --- The Israeli entity continued to bomb villages and towns in southern Lebanon. According to field sources, an Israeli warplane fired an unexploded missile targeting a house in the town of Aitaroun. Israeli warplanes also carried out an airstrike against the town of Marwahin for the second time and carried out an airstrike targeting the town of Meiss El Jabal. In a related context, Israeli army artillery targeted the western outskirts of Houla and the outskirts of Zahajra and Tayr Harfa. The Israeli ...

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression on Gaza Rises to 31,645 Martyrs Since October

Death Toll from Israeli Aggression on Gaza Rises to 31,645 Martyrs Since October Gaza, 17 Mar (ONA) --- The death toll from the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, since the start of the aggression, has risen to 31,645 martyrs most of them children and women, Palestinian medical sources reported today. The sources added that the number of injuries has risen to 73,676, with thousands of victims still under the rubble, pointing out that the Israeli occupation forces have committed 9 massacres in the Strip during the past 24 hours which claimed the lives of 92 martyrs, along ...

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Meets Oman’s Permanent Representative to UN

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Meets Oman’s Permanent Representative to UNNew York, 14 Mar (ONA) --- Hans Grundberg, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen held a meeting in New York today with Dr. Mohammed Awad Al Hassan, the Sultanate of Oman’s Permanent Representative to the UN. During the meeting, held at the headquarters of the Permanent Delegation of the Sultanate of Oman to the UN, Grundberg expressed the United Nations’ gratitude to Oman for its role in supporting efforts to accomplish a lasting peace and stability in the Republic of Yemen.Grundberg pointed out that ...

UN Coordinator for Peace Process Warns of Wider Political and Security Calamity in Gaza

UN Coordinator for Peace Process Warns of Wider Political and Security Calamity in Gaza New York, 13 Mar (ONA) --- Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process warned of "a wider political and security calamity" as a result of the ongoing Israeli occupation aggression on the Gaza Strip and the escalating instability across the West Bank. In a statement on the Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Wennesland said "There is a growing risk of a wider political and security calamity. This must be avoided at all costs." "As the ...

Turkish President Calls for Holding Israeli Officials Accountable for Murdering Gaza Children

Turkish President Calls for Holding Israeli Officials Accountable for Murdering Gaza Children Ankara, 13 Mar (ONA) --- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the need for Israeli officials to be held accountable for murdering Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. "We all owe a debt to the murdered Palestinian children, and this debt can only be paid through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state," President Erdogan told ambassadors in Ankara. "Instead of attempting to conceal the truth of the genocide, Israeli leaders must answer for the babies who ...

Lebanon Files Complaint Against Israel Before UNSC

Lebanon Files Complaint Against Israel Before UNSC Beirut, 13 Mar (ONA) --- Through Lebanon's permanent mission to the United Nations (UN) in New York, the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates filed a complaint before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against the Israeli entity, following numerous violent Israeli attacks on 11-12 March 2024 targeting civilians in residential areas around the city of Baalbek and adjacent villages resulting in casualties and injuries. The foreign ministry today issued a statement in which it said that what is ...

First Gaza Aid Ship Sets off from Cyprus

First Gaza Aid Ship Sets off from Cyprus Nicosia, 12 Mar (ONA) --- A ship taking almost 200 tonnes of food to Gaza Strip left a port in Cyprus early today, in a pilot project to open a new sea route of aid to a population on the brink of famine as a result of Israeli occupation forces blocking access of humanitarian trucks into Gaza. The charity ship “Open Arms” was seen sailing out of Larnaca port in Cyprus, towing a barge containing flour, rice and protein. The ship belongs to a Spanish charity of the same name. Exactly where it plans to dock when it ...

China Calls for International Efforts toward Ceasefire in Gaza

China Callsfor International Efforts toward Ceasefire in Gaza New York, 12 Mar (ONA) --- China has called for international efforts toward an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The current conflict in Gaza has been going on for five months, which has led to unspeakable harm to women. Over 9,000 mothers and daughters have been killed, and hundreds of thousands of women displaced, said Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations,. "China calls on the international community to act promptly and redouble efforts to promote an immediate ceasefire to ...

Gaza Death Toll from Ongoing Israeli Aggression Soars to 31,112

Gaza Death Toll from Ongoing Israeli Aggression Soars to 31,112 Gaza, 11 Mar (ONA) --- The death toll from Israel's ongoing brutal aggression on Gaza Strip since 7 October 2023 has soared to 31,112 martyrs, in addition to 72,760 injured, medical sources confirmed today. According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), the Israeli occupation committed seven massacres against families in Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours, leaving at least 67 martyred and 106 others, most of them children and women. Many victims were still trapped under rubble and on the roads and rescuers ...

Gaza War Death Toll Climbs to 31,045

Gaza War Death Toll Climbs to 31,045 Gaza, 10 Mar (ONA) --- The Palestinian death toll in Israel's war on Gaza has climbed to 31,045 while humanitarian aid efforts gathered pace ahead of Ramadan. The Health Ministry confirmed the death toll today, adding that another 72,654 people have been left wounded since 7 October 2023 in Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Earlier Saturday, the ministry reported that at least 82 Palestinians had been killed and 122 others injured in just 24 hours. "The Israeli occupation committed 10 massacres against ...

Israeli Bombardment Claims More Lives across Gaza Strip

Israeli Bombardment Claims More Lives across Gaza Strip Gaza, 10 Mar (ONA) --- Scores of Palestinians were martyred and injured in Israeli bombardment of Gaza Strip today, as the ongoing Israeli genocidal onslaught on the enclave enters its 156th day in a row. According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), at least 15 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured in an Israeli bombardment targeting the tents of displaced families in Al Mawasi region in Khan Yunis. The attack on Al Mawasi region coincided with Israeli warplanes unleashing intense fire belts over ...

US Sends Vessel to Build Temporary Port Off Gaza Coast

US Sends Vessel to Build Temporary Port Off Gaza Coast Washington, 10 Mar (ONA) --- The US army has dispatched the logistics support vessel Frank S. Besson to the eastern Mediterranean to build a temporary aid port off Gaza coastline, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced. Vessel Frank S. Besson left Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia less than 36 hours after US President Joe Biden announced that the US would provide humanitarian assistance to Gaza by sea, CENTCOM said in a statement. The vessel is carrying the first equipment to establish a temporary ...

Antalya Diplomacy Forum Raises Expectations for Peace in Mideast, Beyond

Antalya Diplomacy Forum Raises Expectations for Peace in Mideast, Beyond Antalya, 7 Mar (ONA) --- In its third edition, the Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) brought together the heads of state, ministers, policymakers, business leaders, diplomats, bureaucrats, academics, high-ranking military officers, think tankers, journalists, opinion leaders, youth and global observers to discuss the issues adversely affecting humanity under the broad theme of “Advancing Diplomacy in Times of Turmoil. During the three-day diplomacy marathon in the coastal city of Antalya, conflicts between ...

Oman Rejects Israel’s Decision to Set Up New Settlements on Palestinian Lands

Oman Rejects Israel’s Decision to Set Up New Settlements on Palestinian Lands Muscat, 7 Mar (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman has voiced its condemnation, denunciation and rejection of a decision made by the Israeli occupation state approving the construction of about 3,500 new settlement units in the West Bank, in a new flagrant violation of the rules of international law and Security Council resolutions. In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry today, Oman noted that the Israeli occupation forces’ decision disregards the Palestinian people's rights recognized and ...

Australia, ASEAN Urge South China Sea Restraint, Gaza Cease-fire

Australia, ASEAN Urge South China Sea Restraint, Gaza Cease-fire Melbourne, 6 Mar (ONA) --- Australia and Southeast Asian nations urged for calm in the disputed South China Sea and a long-lasting truce in the Gaza Strip as they concluded a three-day summit today. Australia hosted a summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Melbourne to mark the 50th anniversary of its ties to the bloc, even as differences remained across the 10 members on China's plans to extend diplomatic and military presence in the region. A joint statement by Australia ...