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Denmark’s parliament on Tuesday rejected a bill recognizing a Palestinian state, proposed at the end of February by four left-wing parties. Based on voting results, 83 MPs voted against the proposal, while 21 lawmakers in favor. Speaking at the first parliamentary debate on the proposed bill in April, Foreign Minister Lars L. Rasmussen said that [...]

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Israel announced on Tuesday it is investigating the deaths of Palestinian detainees captured during the war in Gaza, as Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi appointed a committee to investigate the conditions of prisoners in Israeli military facilities. As reported by local media, a board led by Major General Ilan Schiff will evaluate compliance of [...]

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Recently, medical workers at Israeli hospitals told BBC News that Palestinian detainees from Gaza were “shackled and blindfolded” while they received treatment. Physicians owe a duty to their patients based on well-established ethical principles. In truth, the doctor-patient relationship is aspirational, and at the bedside, circumstance reveals a much more complex exchange. At the core [...]

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced Monday that it filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Palestinian journalists being killed or injured during their work in Gaza. In the complaint, RSF asks the court to investigate crimes against no less than nine Palestinian reporters since December 15, 2023 and the killing of more [...]

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Canadian Minister of Immigration, Marc Miller, announced Monday that Canada will be increasing the number of temporary resident visa (TRV) applications that will be accepted. This comes after Canada addressed the crisis in Gaza which implemented special measures for extended family. These special measures were put in place for Palestinians who currently live in Gaza, [...]

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Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Mr. Simon Harris, alongside Tánaiste Micheál Martin and Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan, recognized Palestine as a sovereign State in a press conference Wednesday. Ireland, in a joint announcement with the governments of Spain and Norway, shared its intent to formally recognize Palestine on Tuesday, May 28. This recognition will entail [...]

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A meeting was held Saturday between the Palestinian Prime Minister and the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding Italy’s commitment to providing an additional 35 million euro aid package to Palestine.  The aid package seeks to fund  ‘Food for Gaza’ and the  UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). The aid [...]

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Rahel Helmhart contributed to this dispatch.  Tuesday afternoon last week, one couldn’t avoid hearing the chants, claps and drums from the small square right in front of the Harmonie Complex at the University of Groningen (RUG). About 150 protesters, bystanders and a couple of policemen had joined a small encampment of around ten tents set [...]

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