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PA's Abbas Will Fire 30k Gazan Workers to Put Pressure on Hamas Unity Plan

In a move that shows Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is holding firm against the Gaza Strip-ruling terror group Hamas, some 30,000 Gaza-based public sector workers whose salaries are paid by the PA will be fired or forced into early retirement, a senior Palestinian official told Israel Hayom.
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Row over haj pilgrimage helps fuel Qatar rift

DOHA (Reuters) - A row over access for Qataris to Islam's annual haj pilgrimage is further poisoning relations between their country and Saudi Arabia and aggravating a wider diplomatic rift with other Arab powers. ...
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Israel to High Court: Law seizing Palestinian land is humane response to 'distress' of thousands of settlers

Private lawyer representing the state says expropriation of Palestinian lands in West Bank is constitutional under both Israeli and international law...
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19 Israelis to have citizenship revoked for fighting with ISIS

Some 60 Israeli citizens have traveled to Syria or neighboring Iraq to fight with rebel groups including the Islamic State. ...
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Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage....
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Israeli Cannot Stop Resistance by Destroying Palestinians’ Homes: Hamas

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, slammed the Israeli regime’s recent moves to demolish the houses of some Palestinian fighters and said Tel Aviv cannot undermine the resistance front by such moves. ...
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Turkey Orders 70 Former Ministry Personnel Detained

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish authorities issued detention warrants for 70 former finance ministry employees on Thursday. ...
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Air Force Chief: Israel Has Attacked Syrian Arms Convoys Nearly 100 Times in 5 Years

Brags That Many of Israel's Attacks Go 'Under the Radar'...
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Israel Delays Exit Permits for 50% of Gaza Patients: WHO

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The World Health Organization says Israel has delayed giving permission to about half of Gazans who seek to leave the besieged strip for treatment in Israeli hospitals in May. ...
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Saudi Arabia 'seeks Iraq's help' to mend ties with Iran

Iraqi PM asked to lead Saudi mediation with Iran, which has welcomed the initiative, according to Iraqi TV station....
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