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Louis Vuitton’s ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours draws flak for cultural appropriation(Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash/Twitter@aiyaserendipity)

Louis Vuitton blasted for ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • ‘Profiting off the oppressed people of Palestine is beyond disgraceful’: Twitterati call out French fashion brand Louis Vuitton's 'audacity' for cultural appropriation as it releases new keffiyeh stole worth $700 with alleged Israel flag colours, design and patterns
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (2nd-L) and his accompanying delegation at Tahrir Palace in the centre of the capital Cairo. (AFP)
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (2nd-L) and his accompanying delegation at Tahrir Palace in the centre of the capital Cairo. (AFP)

Israel, Egypt hold talks over a 'permanent ceasefire' in Gaza

AFP | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 10:50 PM IST
  • He later called for efforts "to prevent strengthening extremist elements that threaten regional stability, and to ensure the return home of the missing persons and prisoners held by Hamas."
US President Joe Biden.(Reuters)
US President Joe Biden.(Reuters)

Joe Biden vows to help 'rebuild' Gaza, insists on two-state solution

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 05:43 AM IST
  • Biden also said he had told the Israelis to stop "intercommunal fighting" in the flashpoint city of Jerusalem.
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(AP)
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(AP)

Around 3,000 rockets fired towards Israel from Gaza, army claims

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 06:56 PM IST
  • Israeli army said that the number of rockets fired from Gaza surpassed the pace during an escalation in 2019 and during the 2006 war with Lebanon's Hezbollah.
US President Joe Biden, in his first call with Abbas since taking office, also "stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel." (Reuters)
US President Joe Biden, in his first call with Abbas since taking office, also "stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel." (Reuters)

Biden expresses 'grave concern' to Netanyahu, over violence in Israel

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Biden expressed his "strong support" for Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks by "Hamas and other terrorist groups," in his call with Netanyahu, while also emphasizing his clear concern over the deadly flare-up and casualties on both sides.
A car is seen ablaze after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)
A car is seen ablaze after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)

Gaza boils as Hamas, Israel clash

Agencies | , Gaza/jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Air raid sirens go off as rockets launched from Gaza Strip target Tel Aviv.
Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness(Twitter/suhaibpix)
Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness(Twitter/suhaibpix)

Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Eight women with hearing loss in Gaza make short films using stop motion animation to raise awareness about their condition by designing characters, drawing images on paper, shooting with their cellphone cameras and coworkers without hearing loss adding the voices
A female artist volunteer cleans a room of the long-abandoned 200-year-old al-Kamalaia school, in the old quarter of Gaza City.(AP)
A female artist volunteer cleans a room of the long-abandoned 200-year-old al-Kamalaia school, in the old quarter of Gaza City.(AP)

Artists launch program that aims to restore, preserve old houses in Gaza

Gaza City, Gaza Strip | By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Al-Ruzzi and other artists launched the Mobaderoon, or Initiators, program, seeking to save abandoned houses and buildings from two periods of Gaza’s history: the Mamluk Sultanate and the subsequent Ottoman Empire.
Members of Palestinian security forces stop a car in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.(REUTERS)
Members of Palestinian security forces stop a car in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.(REUTERS)

Palestinians scramble for Covid-19 vaccines as Israel prepares rollout

Ramallah | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Palestinian leaders have cast a wide net in their search, contacting international organisations, drugmakers like Moderna and AstraZeneca and states like Russia and China that are producing their own vaccines.
Yehya Al-Sinwar, a former head of Hamas’s security apparatus, became the movement’s Gaza leader in 2017(REUTERS)
Yehya Al-Sinwar, a former head of Hamas’s security apparatus, became the movement’s Gaza leader in 2017(REUTERS)

Hamas Gaza chief tests positive for Covid-19, spokesman says

Gaza | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Gaza has logged nearly 21,000 coronavirus cases and 111 deaths, mostly since August, amid concern of a wider outbreak in the densely populated enclave of 2 million people.
A Palestinian girl takes part in a rare boxing championship in Gaza City.(REUTERS)
A Palestinian girl takes part in a rare boxing championship in Gaza City.(REUTERS)

Young Palestinian girls compete in rare female boxing tournament in Gaza

Gaza | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The number of female boxers in Gaza has doubled in the past six months since an initial 18-member all-girl team was formed. It now has 45 athletes, according to captain Osama Ayob.
A Palestinian man wears a face mask as he locks a shop during a 48 hour lockdown imposed following the discovery of the first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.(AP photo)
A Palestinian man wears a face mask as he locks a shop during a 48 hour lockdown imposed following the discovery of the first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.(AP photo)

Gaza locks down after detecting local transmission of coronavirus

Gaza City | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers imposed a territory-wide curfew on Tuesday after authorities detected the first local cases of the coronavirus, raising fears of a wider outbreak in the blockaded territory that is home to some 2 million Palestinians.
Every day Ammar Abu Shamalla adds a little colour to drab routine life in Gaza, loading up his camper van with pictures he displays and sells in the Palestinian territory’s streets and markets. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Every day Ammar Abu Shamalla adds a little colour to drab routine life in Gaza, loading up his camper van with pictures he displays and sells in the Palestinian territory’s streets and markets. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Art van adds splash of colour to drab Gaza life

Gaza | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Depicting mainly landscapes, flowers or portraits, Abu and Arwa’s paintings hang off the sides of the van, and he brings out more from inside once he has parked it and crowds gather.
The main border crossing between the Palestinian enclave and Israel reopened for medical cases only, the Israeli defence ministry said. Feb 25, 2020(REUTERS)
The main border crossing between the Palestinian enclave and Israel reopened for medical cases only, the Israeli defence ministry said. Feb 25, 2020(REUTERS)

Quiet after two day firing in and around Gaza

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Islamic Jihad announced a ceasefire on Monday evening but later briefly backtracked, accusing Israel of breaching it.
The blockade, along with three wars between Hamas and Israel, has devastated the economy in Gaza, where unemployment is over 50%.(REUTERS)
The blockade, along with three wars between Hamas and Israel, has devastated the economy in Gaza, where unemployment is over 50%.(REUTERS)

20 Palestinian rockets fired towards Israel after Gaza border clash

JERUSALEM | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The incident comes amid a relative lull along the security fence separating Israel from Gaza. Last week, Israel announced it would provide hundreds of additional work permits for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in a new step aimed at solidifying an informal cease-fire with the Hamas.
Mohammed al-Shenbari demonstrates to balance objects using what he calls a mix of mind and body, in the yard of his home in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.(AP)
Mohammed al-Shenbari demonstrates to balance objects using what he calls a mix of mind and body, in the yard of his home in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.(AP)

Man balances objects in unbelievable gravity-defying way. Seen the pics?

Gaza | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The 24-year-old self-taught Palestinian artist says he can balance almost any object, using what he calls a mix of mind and body.
The airstrikes came after a barrage of rockets late Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side. The situation was calm on Friday.(Reuters photo)
The airstrikes came after a barrage of rockets late Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side. The situation was calm on Friday.(Reuters photo)

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Gaza City | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:23 PM IST
The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this week’s fighting, cancelled the weekly protests they organize along the perimeter fence without explanation — apparently in an effort to preserve the calm.
Israel has killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in a rare targeted killing that threatened to unleash a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.(AP photo)
Israel has killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in a rare targeted killing that threatened to unleash a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.(AP photo)

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza

Gaza/Jerusalem | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 01:06 AM IST
As the rocket fire and Israeli air-strikes continued into the night, Gaza medical officials said 10 Palestinians had been killed, including Al-Atta and his wife.
Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel Ashkelon(REUTERS)
Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel Ashkelon(REUTERS)

Israel strikes Gaza after 10 rockets fired at south Israel

Gaza Strip | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:59 AM IST
In an initial statement, the Israeli military said its warplanes “have started striking terror targets in Gaza,” as bombings were heard across the coastal enclave.
The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal.(AP File Photo)
The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal.(AP File Photo)

White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:34 AM IST
The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians.
An explosion is pictured among buildings during an Israeli airstike on Gaza City on May 4, 2019.(AFP)
An explosion is pictured among buildings during an Israeli airstike on Gaza City on May 4, 2019.(AFP)

US backs Israel’s ‘right to self defence’ after rocket attacks

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 04:34 AM IST
Militants on Saturday fired some 250 rockets at Israel, which hit back with air strikes that left multiple people dead.
Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Saturday, May 4, 2019.(AP photo)
Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Saturday, May 4, 2019.(AP photo)

Gaza militants fire 100 rockets into Israel

Gaza Strip | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The outbreak of fighting came as leaders from Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, and the smaller armed faction Islamic Jihad were in Egypt for talks with mediators aimed at restoring a fraying cease-fire.
Palestinians inspect their house that was damaged in a nearby Israeli air strike in Gaza City on March 26.(REUTERS)
Palestinians inspect their house that was damaged in a nearby Israeli air strike in Gaza City on March 26.(REUTERS)

Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack

Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 11:50 AM IST
An Israeli police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel on March 25.(AP Photo)
An Israeli police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel on March 25.(AP Photo)

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Kfar Saba | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The sounds of air raid sirens jolted residents of the Sharon area, northeast of Tel Aviv, from their sleep shortly after 5 a.m., sending them scurrying to bomb shelters. A strong sound of an explosion followed.
The announcement came at a time when the Palestinian leadership has angered the White House by boycotting its peace efforts since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy there, reversing decades of US policy.(Bloomberg)
The announcement came at a time when the Palestinian leadership has angered the White House by boycotting its peace efforts since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy there, reversing decades of US policy.(Bloomberg)

Trump cuts more than $200 million in US aid to Palestinians

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:37 AM IST
A senior US state department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza, would address “high-priority projects elsewhere”.
Mourners gather around the body of Palestinian boy Majdi al-Satari, who was killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2018.(REUTERS)
Mourners gather around the body of Palestinian boy Majdi al-Satari, who was killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2018.(REUTERS)

Funerals held for 11-year-old Gaza boy, 2 others killed by Israel army

Gaza City | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:13 PM IST
More than 140 Palestinians, most of them unarmed, have been killed and several thousand wounded by Israeli fire in border protests led by Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers since March
Mahmoud Sarhan spotted the two strange-looking zebras with long pointy ears at the International Garden municipal park.(Mahmoud Sarhan/ Facebook)
Mahmoud Sarhan spotted the two strange-looking zebras with long pointy ears at the International Garden municipal park.(Mahmoud Sarhan/ Facebook)

Cairo zoo paints donkeys to look like zebras, black smudges give away white lie

By HT Corresponsdent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 03:44 PM IST
Zoo director Mohamed Sultan, however, insisted the animals Sarhan saw were real zebras, according to the BBC report.
A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip on July 20 after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with Hamas reporting several members of its military wing killed in the latest flare-up in months of tensions.(AFP)
A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip on July 20 after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with Hamas reporting several members of its military wing killed in the latest flare-up in months of tensions.(AFP)

UN warns of war as deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza

Gaza City | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:34 AM IST
Fireballs exploded into the sky over the Palestinian enclave and Israel reported projectiles had been fired back at its territory, prompting the UN to urge all sides to step “back from the brink” after months of tensions
A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza City towards Israel. Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave.(AFP)
A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza City towards Israel. Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave.(AFP)

Two teens killed, several injured in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Gaza City | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 10:41 PM IST
The Palestinian teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were killed when an Israeli strike hit a building they were near in the west of Gaza City, the enclave’s health ministry said
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