(JERUSALEM) Evicting Palestinians Report: According to the Supreme Court, the land in question “was owned by Chief Rabbi (Hacham Bashi) Avraham Ashkenazi and Chief Rabbi Meir Orbach until the War of Independence [1948], after they purchased it in 1875 from its Arab owners.” #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.13: The headlines from Sheikh Jarrah almost all ignore the basic facts of the issue: The buildings in question are owned by Jews and the Arab residents have refused to pay rent – even though they had agreed in a 1982 court case.

WHO REALLY OWNS THE LAND?Is Israel Really Trying to Evict Innocent Palestinians From Their Homes In Sheikh Jarrah? Elder of Ziyon has the details here: “Palestinians who demand 675,000 Jews be evicted because they are Jewish are complaining about ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Sheikh Jarrah,” Elder of Ziyon, May 6, 2021:

As NGO Monitor summarizes:

According to the Supreme Court, the land in question “was owned by Chief Rabbi (Hacham Bashi) Avraham Ashkenazi and Chief Rabbi Meir Orbach until the War of Independence [1948], after they purchased it in 1875 from its Arab owners.”

Subsequently, two Jewish organizations, Va’ad Eidat HaSfaradim and Va’ad HaKlali L’Knesset Yisrael, worked to register the land with the British Mandatory government in 1946….


https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-sheikh-jarrah-jerusalem-neighbourhood-eviction-explained

Sheikh Jarrah explained: The past and present of East Jerusalem neighbourhood

Sheikh Jarrah, the Palestinian neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem facing imminent Israeli eviction, was once a breezy orchard lying less than a kilometre north of the ancient walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.

In the early 20th century, wealthy Palestinian families moved to build modern houses in the area, escaping the narrow streets and the hustle and bustle of their air-tight homes in the Old City.

The neighbourhood’s name refers to the personal physician of the Islamic general Saladin, who is believed to have settled there when Muslim armies captured the city from Christian crusaders in 1187.

Refugees from Palestine 1948

In 1956, 28 Palestinian families settled in the neighbourhood. Those families were part of a wider population of 750,000 forcibly expelled by Zionist militias during the 1948 war – known to Palestinians as the Nakba, or “catastrophe” – from the Arab towns and cities that became Israel.

East Jerusalem was administered by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which governed the West Bank. Jordan had built houses for the 28 Palestinian families in 1956 with the approval of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.

In the 1960s, the families agreed a deal with the Jordanian government that would make them the owners of the land and houses, receiving official land deeds signed in their names after three years. In return, they would renounce their refugee status.

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However, the deal was cut short as Israel captured and illegally occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and Jordan lost control of the territories.

Currently, there are 38 Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah, four of them facing imminent eviction, while three are expected to be removed on 1 August.

The rest are in different stages of court cases, going head-to-head with powerful Israeli settler groups in Israeli courts.

Jerusalem’s ‘Holy Basin’

Since Israel seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, Israeli settler organisations have claimed ownership of the land in Sheikh Jarrah and have filed multiple successful lawsuits to evict Palestinians from the neighbourhood.

Two settler groups filed lawsuits saying that Sephardic Jews owned the land in 1885, during Ottoman rule, which ended in 1917.

Israelis have made similar claims to owning Palestinian lands that lie less than a kilometre away from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Israel has a grand settlement strategy called the “Holy Basin,” which is a set of settler units and a string of parks themed after biblical places and figures around the Old City of Jerusalem. The plan requires the removal of Palestinian houses in the area.

An undated picture, probably taken in the 1930s, shows a street scene in the Old City of Jerusalem (AFP)
An undated picture, probably taken in the 1930s, shows a street scene in the Old City of Jerusalem (AFP)

In November, an Israeli court ratified the eviction of 87 Palestinians from the Batan al-Hawa area in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa mosque, in favour of the Israeli settler group Ateret Cohanim.

This group, which aims to expand the presence of settlers inside Palestinian neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem and around and inside the Old City, had sued the residents of Batan al-Hawa, claiming that the land was owned by Yemeni Jews during the Ottoman period until 1938, when the British Mandate moved them due to political tensions.

Israeli law works in favour of settlers by allowing only Jews to claim property they claim they have owned prior to 1948 while denying the same right to Palestinians.

Owners turned tenants

On Sunday, Israel’s Supreme Court ordered that the Iskafi, Kurd, Jaanoi and Qassem families – consisting of 30 adults and 10 children – evacuate their homes by 6 May. These families have been shunted around the courts for almost four years.

The court gave the Hammad, Dagani and Daoudi families living in the same area until 1 August to evacuate.

In 1982, Israeli settler groups asked the court to evict 24 Palestinian families living in Shiekh Jarrah. In 1991, the families faced another twist when they accused their Israeli lawyer and legal representative of forging their signatures on documents in 1991 stating that the ownership of the lands belonged to the settlers.

Since then, Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah had been treated as tenants in front of the Israel courts, facing removal orders to allow the way for settlers to take over their houses.

In 2005, the Israeli court dismissed Ottoman documents presented by Suleiman Darwish Hijazi, one of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah, as evidence of his ownership of the land. 

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In 2002, 43 Palestinians were evicted from the area and Israeli settlers took over their properties. In 2008, the al-Kurd family was removed, and in 2009, the Hanoun and Ghawi families were evicted and in 2017 the Shamasneh family was also removed from their home by Israeli settlers.

Palestinians had called for Jordan to release official papers and documents to prove their ownership. In April, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi handed over documents proving Palestinian ownership of their properties in Sheikh Jarrah, in a bid to prevent a new mass eviction.

Last week, the Jordanian government ratified 14 agreement from the 1960s with Palestinian families in Shiekh Jarrah to strengthen their position against Israeli courts.

Since the beginning of 2020, Israeli courts have ordered the eviction of 13 Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah.

The area became a focal point of protest and sit in solidarity activities, drawing in Palestinian and anti-occupation Israeli and international activists. 

The disputed land was bought in 1875 from Arab owners by the area’s Chief Rabbi; it was then owned by his successor until — we are told — the 1948 war. This was the finding of Israel’s Supreme Court, which is notorious for bending over backwards to find for the Palestinian side in cases brought before it. But the title in this instance was clear-cut. The land in dispute was then bought from the rabbinate by two Jewish organizations, There is some confusion here. It’s unclear if these properties were bought during the War of Independence in 1948, as the Supreme Court stated, or two years earlier, when the new buyers “worked to register” their ownership with the Mandatory government. Whatever the correct dates for the transfer of ownership, the owners of the land were undeniably Jews.

According to a 1979 High Court decision, and re-affirmed repeatedly in subsequent cases, as in the case of any tenant living on someone else’s property, residents living on the land owned by these organizations were required to pay rent to the organizations that owned the properties. Their failure to do so, along with instances of illegal building and illegally renting properties to others, resulted in the current legal proceedings against them, culminating in the District Court decision.

There are only four Arab families now being asked to leave land they do not own and for which they have always refused to pay rent, though the propaganda campaign being waged by the Palestinians leaves the distinct impression that hundreds of Arabs are in danger of eviction without cause.

There is nothing complicated about this case. It’s a question of property law, of who has title to four parcels of land. The land was originally bought by Jews in 1875, and has continued to be owned, without interruption, by a handful of Jewish owners. The land is now owned by the Nahalat Shimon Company, which bought the properties from two Jewish organizations, Va’ad Eidat HaSfaradim and Va’ad HaKlali L’Knesset Yisrael. The four Arab families living on these parcels have never paid rent to the Jewish owners. In addition, they have built structures illegally on part of the land they occupy, and some have illegally rented out to other Arabs the properties that they do not themselves own, nor pay any rent on.

Crucially, in 1982, a number of residents- including those whose descendants appealed to the District Court- agreed in Magistrate Court that the 2 Israeli non-profits were the legal land owners….

Having admitted in 1982 that two Israeli non-profits owned the land in question (which they subsequently sold, in 2003, to the Nahalat Shimon organization), the Arabs living on those properties are estopped to deny that admission.

There is no “ethnic cleansing” going on here. If Jews lived on these same properties and had refused over many years to pay rent to the properties’ rightful owners, they, too, would face eviction proceedings.

Today, the Palestinian National Council sent letters to the heads of parliaments around the world and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, demanding support to stop the “ethnic cleansing of Jerusalemites” in Sheikh Jarrah….

There is no cloud on the title of these four properties. They were bought from Arabs by Jews in 1875, and have been owned by Jews, or Jewish organizations, ever since. Every attempt by the Arabs to lay claim to ownership has been roundly rejected by a series of court decisions.

But will any of this – the chain of title to the land back to 1875, the non-payment of rent by Arabs “squatting” on this land — be reported by the mainstream media, or will that media stick with the PA’s narrative of cruel evictions being wantonly carried out by Israelis intent on seizing strategically-located parcels of land from their rightful Arab owners, as part of a campaign to “Judaize” East Jerusalem? Alas, we both know the answer to that.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.13: 2021:

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(JERUSALEM) LATEST: Saudi Arabia on Saturday denounced Israeli plans to evict Palestinian families from their homes in Jerusalem amid soaring violence in the city #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.11: Israel reinforced its security operation on Saturday after clashes on Friday night, when more than 200 Palestinians were injured.

JERUSALEM: Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman reject Israeli measures to evict Palestinians: ‘Riot police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinians inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, where throngs of worshippers, including women and children, were praying on the last Friday of Ramadan’

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https://www.radio.gov.pk/09-05-2021/saudi-arabia-uae-oman-condemn-israel-over-palestinian-clashes-at-al-aqsa

The clashes at Islam’s third-holiest site and around occupied East Jerusalem came amid mounting anger over the planned evictions.

“Saudi Arabia rejects Israel’s plans and measures to evict dozens of Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem and impose Israeli sovereignty over them,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry said.

The UAE, which normalized relations with Israel last year, “strongly condemned” the planned evictions. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khalifa Al-Marar, urged Israeli authorities to “assume their responsibilities — in line with international law — to provide necessary protection to Palestinian civilians’ right to practice their religion, and to prevent practices that violate the sanctity of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Oman also said it rejected the policies and procedures for displacing Palestinian people from their homes in the city of Jerusalem, and the sultanate reaffirmed “its steadfast position in supporting the legitimate rights to establish an independent Palestinian state on the borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

As tension mounted on Saturday, Israeli police set up roadblocks near the village of Abu Ghish on the main highway to Jerusalem to stop busloads of Palestinians from reaching Al-Aqsa. Scuffles broke out and police fired stun grenades.

When the Palestinians left their buses and began to walk the remaining 20 km to Al-Aqsa, local residents came to pick them up in private cars.

The late-night clashes in Jerusalem followed days of tension in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where Israelis are trying to evict an entire Palestinian community and hand over their homes to ultra-extreme Jewish settlers.

The Waqf Council, Jordan, the US, EU, and European and Arab countries all issued statements denouncing the violence in the city. The US called on all parties to avoid actions that could damage final status talks between Israel and Palestinians, including settlements. UN Security Council Resolution 2334 considers all settlements illegal.

On Sunday, Jordan urged Israel to stop whatthe “barbaric” attacks on worshippers at the mosque.
“What the Israeli police and special forces are doing, from violations against the mosque to attacks on worshippers, is barbaric (behaviour) that is rejected and condemned,” the government said in a statement.

Wasfi Kailani, executive director of the Hashemite Fund for the reconstruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque, told Arab News there was no excuse for the Israeli action.

“What happened on Friday night is inexcusable. Violating the mosque’s sanctity during the last 10 holy days of Ramadan is illegal and a clear violation of the right to worship. Its status quo must be protected.”

Kailani, a member of the Jerusalem Waqf Council, said Israeli forces not only violated the peace of worshippers but also destroyed mosque property, including its clinic and gates.

Hijazi Risheq, head of the Jerusalem Merchants Committee, told Arab News that attacks by Israeli forces were meant to intimidate Palestinians following threats by Jewish extremists of a large-scale infiltration into Al-Aqsa on Monday, which they call “Jerusalem Day.”

“However, the people of Jerusalem have broken the barrier of fear and are no longer afraid of Israeli soldiers or Israeli prisons,” he said. Risheq called on Arab and Islamic countries to help Palestinians defend the mosque.

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(JERUSALEM) JUST IN: At least 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police officers have been hurt in clashes in Jerusalem, Palestinian medics and Israeli police say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.08: Tensions have been rising over the potential eviction of Palestinians from land claimed by Jewish settlers: The Red Crescent has opened a field hospital to treat the wounded.

JERUSALEM: Al-Aqsa mosque: Dozens hurt in Jerusalem clashes: Most were injured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades as Palestinians threw stones and bottles’

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The Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem’s Old City is one of Islam’s most revered locations, but its location is also the holiest site in Judaism, known as the Temple Mount.

The site is a frequent flashpoint for violence, which unfolded again on Friday night after thousands had gathered there to observe the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Israeli Police said they had used force to “restore order” due to the “rioting of thousands of worshippers” after evening prayers.

An Aqsa official called for calm over the mosque’s loudspeakers. “Police must immediately stop firing stun grenades at worshippers, and the youth must calm down and be quiet!”, Reuters news agency quoted them as saying.

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 88 of the injured Palestinians were taken to hospital after they were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets. Police said some of the six officers injured needed medical treatment.

Reuters: At least 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police officers were hurt in Jerusalem, emergency services and police said

Reuters: Israeli Police at the site, which is revered by both Muslims and Jews

The international community also appealed for de-escalation on Friday, as anger mounted over the threatened eviction of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem’s Shaikh Jarrah district.

A US State Department spokeswoman said Washington was “deeply concerned about the heightened tensions”. 

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Vennesland, urged all parties to “respect the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City in the interest of peace & stability.”

The UN has said Israel should call off any evictions and employ “maximum restraint in the use of force” against protesters.

Israel’s Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the long-running legal case on Monday.

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war and considers the entire city its capital, though this is not recognised by the vast majority of the international community. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the future capital of a hoped-for independent state.

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(JERUSALEM) JUST IN: Scores of people have been injured in clashes overnight in the ‘Old City’ between far-right Jewish activists, Palestinians and Israeli police #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.23: Palestinians clashed with Israeli police amid a dispute over evening gatherings at Damascus Gate:

East Jerusalem clashes leave over 100 injured according to BBC Middle East & according to Reuters in Jerusalem have been rising for several days it follows nights of confrontations in the Israeli-occupied sector amid rising nationalist and religious tensions’ Reuters said police tried to keep the rival groups apart, detaining a number of protesters’

Israeli police and Palestinians face off in Jerusalem amid dispute over gatherings at Damascus Gate

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A Palestinian sitting next to a burning barricade flashes a ''V'' sign during clashes with Israeli police.
Clashes between the two happened after the breaking of the daytime fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.(Reuters: Ammar Awad)

The clashes happened after iftar, the breaking of the daytime fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Thursday (local time) while Israeli protesters gathered near.

Meanwhile, a video on social media app TikTok purporting to show a Palestinian slapping an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man on Jerusalem’s light rail train has drawn protests by Israelis and calls by some right-wing politicians for tougher police action.

Nightly clashes and other violent incidents between Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem during Ramadan have laid bare simmering tensions in the holy city.

The incidents, which followed the start of Ramadan on April 13, threaten to break a sustained period of relative quiet in a contested city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestinians have said police tried to prevent them from holding their usual Ramadan evening gatherings outside Damascus Gate, a historic landmark on the north side of Jerusalem’s walled Old City.

Israeli police have fired stun grenades and sprayed foul-smelling skunk water to disperse the Palestinians, who in turn have discharged fireworks towards them.

Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian man during clashes.
Police arrested four people in a fight on Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem, Israeli media reported.(Reuters: Ammar Awad)

The measure, according to Israeli police, is part of its efforts to ensure that tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers have safe access to the main Islamic prayer site in the Old City, known as the Noble Sanctuary.

“Since Damascus Gate is the main way to reach and enter the Old City, police forces carry out field activities using various means to prevent friction, violence, and confrontation, and to maintain order and security in the area,” a police spokesman said.

He also said they will “act firmly against violence and riots of all kinds” to preserve public safety.

There have been some street skirmishes between Palestinian and Israeli civilians. Police arrested four people in one such fight on Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem on Wednesday night, Israeli media reported.

“Jews won’t be scared to walk around Jerusalem!” said a leaflet distributed on WhatsApp calling for Jewish protests at Damascus Gate on Thursday night.

Israel claims all of Jerusalem, including the eastern sector captured in the 1967 Middle East war, as its capital.

Palestinians seek to make East Jerusalem, including its Muslim, Christian and Jewish holy sites, the capital of a future state.

The violence erupted as police tried to keep Palestinians and ultra-nationalist Jewish protesters apart.

East Jerusalem has long been a flashpoint, with an uneasy coexistence there between Jews and Arabs.

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war and considers the entire city its capital, though this is not recognised by the vast majority of the international community. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the future capital of a hoped-for independent state.

The worst fighting in days broke out on Thursday night after hundreds of Jewish extremists from the ultra-nationalist Lehava group marched towards the Damascus Gate entrance of Jerusalem’s Old City – where large numbers of Palestinians had gathered – chanting “Death to Arabs”.

Stones and bottles were thrown between the two sides, and police used stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon to try to disperse the crowds.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said at least 100 Palestinians were injured, while police said 20 officers were hurt. More than 50 people were arrested.

Tensions in East Jerusalem have escalated since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on 13 April. Palestinians have clashed with police, accusing them of erecting barriers to stop them from congregating on steps outside Damascus Gate to break the daytime fast. Police say the measures are intended to help pedestrian flow into the Old City.

Jews have also been angered by a spate of TikTok videos showing Palestinians assaulting members of the ultra-Orthodox community, including an attack on two ultra-Orthodox boys on Jerusalem’s light rail. The videos were given as a reason by Lehava for its march to Damascus Gate, in what it said would be a show of “national honour”.Why the ancient city of Jerusalem is so important

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‘ NETANYAHU DENIES THREE ISRAELIS ATTACK PALESTINIAN YOUTH IN JERUSALEM ‘

#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – Nov.24 – Three young Israelis attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem on Monday, AP reported.

The unidentified youth is in good condition in a Jerusalem hospital, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, commenting on the latest sectarian incident in the city.

Tensions are spiking, mostly over Palestinian claims that the Israeli government wants to change the status quo at the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, by allowing Jews to pray there.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied the claims.

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JERUSALEM: ‘ CLASHES WITH POLICE AHEAD OF FUNERAL OF MAN WHO KILLED 3-MONTH OLD BABY ‘

#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – October 26 – Clashes have taken place in East Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli police ahead of the funeral of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who killed a baby and wounded six people after deliberately crashing his car into a crowd of bystanders.

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‘ CLASHES WITH POLICE AHEAD OF FUNERAL OF MAN WHO KILLED 3-MONTH OLD BABY ‘

Tensions have been rising and Palestinian political groups have tried to organize a match from a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, to the Al-Aqsa mosque, which has been a flashpoint recently in clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces, according to REUTERS.

Police say that at least five Palestinians were arrested on Saturday evening, with clashes particularly intense in the district of Silwan, where Shaludi was revered.

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' Military Court Acquit's Abu Qatada on Terrorism Charges '

#AceWorldNews – AMMAN – September 24 – A Jordanian military court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada on terrorism charges for his role in plotting attacks against Americans and Israelis.

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The ruling, handed down by civilian judges presiding over the hearings, capped a lengthy legal odyssey for the cleric known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches but who in recent months emerged as a harsh critic of the Islamic State militant group.

The court ruled there was insufficient evidence against Abu Qatada and his defence lawyer, Husein Mubaidin, said he expects his client to be released within hours.

Abu Qatada, described as a onetime lieutenant to Osama bin Laden, was charged with involvement in plans to target Israeli and American tourists and Western diplomats in Jordan in 2000 – the so-called “millennium plot.”

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‘ CNN Pulls Correspondent Covering Israeli-Palestinian Conflict After Tweet That Israeli’s Are Scum ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 18 – CNN has pulled correspondent Diana Magnay out of her post covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the reporter tweeted that Israelis cheering bombs hitting Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”

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Diana Magnay (Image from twitter.com/dimagnayCNN)

Magnay was “threatened and harassed” before and  during her report, a CNN spokeswoman told The Huffington Post, leading to the reporter’s reaction on Twitter.

“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman added“She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”

Israelis could be heard cheering missiles  heading for Gaza on Thursday during a live Magnay report from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border.

“I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes,” Magnay said during the report.

Following the shot, Magnay tweeted, “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum.”

The reporter eventually deleted the tweet, but not before it had been retweeted more than 200 times.

The CNN spokeswoman said Magnay has been assigned to Moscow.

Magnay’s removal comes a day after NBC News sent its reporter on the conflict, Ayman Mohyeldin, out of Gaza.

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' Israeli Air-Strikes Take Their Toll on the Gaza Health Services as Deaths and Injuries Rise '

#AceWorldNews – ISRAEL (Gaza Strip) – July 11 – Healthcare services in Gaza are on the brink of collapse as the death toll climbs amid a shortage of medical supplies and fuel for hospital generators, the WHO has warned. Ninety Palestinians have been killed so far, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

As Israel escalated its air-strikes on Thursday, the Gaza Health Ministry reported that the death toll had reached 90 people, while the number of injured had climbed to 500.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that Palestinian healthcare services are not able to handle the wave of people requiring medical attention.

"A hospital, three clinics and a water desalinisation centre in a refugee camp have also been damaged. More air strikes and missile attacks are likely," the WHO said in a statement.

"The recent escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip raises concern about the ability of the government and the Ministry of Health of the occupied Palestinian territory to cope with the increased burden of medical emergencies on the health system, given the high levels of shortages of medicines, medical disposables and hospital fuel supplies, and rising healthcare debt," it added.

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` Netanyahu says that any `Peace Deal’ with `Palestinians’ is still at least a another year away ‘

#AceWorldNews says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a possible peace deal with the Palestinians would take at least another year to negotiate, should both sides accept US proposed principles to keep the talks going.

Netanyahu reiterated that he regarded the proposals drafted by US Secretary of State John Kerry, as an “American document of American positions.

” This attitude would give leeway to those Israelis supporting Jewish settlements in occupied lands and lead to Israel backing out of the talks.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Obama on March 17 to discuss the so-called framework deal, aimed at salvaging the faltering negotiations.

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