Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a ‘tragic mistake’

Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a ‘tragic mistake’

  • “Despite our utmost efforts not to harm innocent civilians, last night there was a tragic mistake,” Netanyahu said Monday in an address to Israel’s parliament
By AP ·

Update UN Security Council set to meet over deadly Rafah strike

UN Security Council set to meet over deadly Rafah strike

  • The attack prompted a wave of international condemnation, with Palestinians and many Arab countries calling it a ‘massacre’
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: ‘There is no safe place in Gaza. This horror must stop’
By AFP ·

Analysis New settler units on Palestinian land hand Israel a powerful demographic weapon

New settler units on Palestinian land hand Israel a powerful demographic weapon

  • Israeli authorities accused of exploiting Gaza war to create “more facts on the ground” in occupied West Bank
  • Uptick noticed in approvals for illegal settlements in East Jerusalem within or alongside Palestinian neighborhoods
By Jonathan Gornall ·

Saudi Arabia attends 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Saudi Arabia attends 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva

  • This year’s assembly will address several important issues, including discussions on the WHO investment round
By SPA ·

UNRWA says around 1 million people have fled Rafah in past 3 weeks

UNRWA says around 1 million people have fled Rafah in past 3 weeks

  • Many Palestinians have complained they are vulnerable to Israeli attacks wherever they go
By Reuters ·

Update Spain’s prime minister says Cabinet to recognize a Palestinian state

Spain’s prime minister says Cabinet to recognize a Palestinian state

  • ‘This is a historic decision that has a single goal, and that is to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace’
  • While dozens of countries have recognized a Palestinian state, none of the major Western powers has done so
By AP ·

Japan company Uhuru signs smart-city business pact in Saudi Arabia

Japan company Uhuru signs smart-city business pact in Saudi Arabia

  • The company plans to use Uhuru’s strengths to enhance convenience and safety for religious tourism, including the Hajj
By Arab News Japan ·