Islamic State declares war on Hamas with an execution video

This is looking as a clear violation of global law and of existing peace agreements between the two contending parties, Israel and Palestine.

Israel's military said it targeted four Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after mortar rounds from the Palestinian enclave were fired toward a nearby army position.

But they can create a bloody mess on Israel's border, creating problems for the Jewish state and throwing the peace process even more into doubt.

"I think the president has basically said that he doesn't want to give any additional funding or stop funding until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiation table", Haley said.

The decision, backed by Israel and USA lawmakers, flew in the face of worldwide diplomacy and threatened to stall peace talks.

US aid accounts for 40 percent of the budget for the U.N.'s Relief and Works Agency (for Palestinian refugees only) better known as UNRWA.

Israeli forces detained 3,617 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2017, according to the Israeli military.

In the past, Trump has expressed support for the Taylor Force Act, a bill that would see US aid to the PA slashed if it continued its "pay-for-slay" policy of rewarding terrorists and their families with stipends for the murder of Israelis. Some Palestinian officials call Trump's threat blackmail.

"UNRWA is an organisation that perpetuates the problem of the Palestinian refugees", he said.

Govt plans to extend pub hours for royal wedding
They also touched on their upcoming wedding at St. Before they left, Meghan added: "I must tune in". But Meghan Markle didn't start life as a royal.

Trump postpones his fake "Fake News Awards"
On January 2, the USA president tweeted to say he would be announcing "the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year". The "Fake News Awards", as Trump calls it, are going to "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media".

Trump administration proposes $18b for border wall extension
If that work was completed, more than half of the almost 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier. On Friday, the White House requested roughly $33 billion worth of stringent border security measures from Congress.

"They have betrayed the entirety of Muslims", the narrator says.

The Palestinian Authority suspended contacts with the Trump administration last month after the president announced that the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Israeli naval soldiers then forced them to take off their clothes, jumped into the water and swim towards the Israeli gunboat.

Fourteen Palestinians have been killed since Trump's December 6 announcement, a lot of them in clashes with Israeli forces.

Some of that US taxpayer money goes to a policy dubbed "pay to slay" where the PA pays convicted terrorists and their families monthly salaries.

On Sunday, a meeting of foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Morocco, in addition to Arab League Chief, supported the rights of the Palestinians in preserving their legal and historic rights in Jerusalem and in creating their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

According to Site, a U.S. monitoring agency that keeps track of jihadi platforms, the 22-minute video shows a man, identified as Abu Kazem al-Maqdisi, urging Islamic followers in Gaza to mount attacks on Hamas.

A successful vote in the Senate would send the legislation to the president for his signature.


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