Palestine
Palestinian administrative detainees on hunger strike Palestinian prisoners go on indefinite hunger strike against Israeli administrative detention policy 

30 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails started their hunger strike on September 25, with more expected to join in the coming days  

Israeli occupation killed 78 Palestinian children last year and maimed another 982

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been criticized for leaving Israel out of his “list of shame” despite expressing shock over its crimes against Palestinian children

Israeli gas exploration in Lebanon Lebanon warns Israel against violations of its maritime borders

Lebanon claims that Israeli digging in the disputed Karish gas field is a violation of its exclusive economic zone and a “provocative and hostile act”

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager, injure 80 others in violent raids in Nablus

Israeli forces have already killed 57 Palestinians including 12 children this year as violence and brutality against Palestinians continues across the occupied West Bank

Muthaffar al-Nawab death Iraqi leftist poet Muthaffar al-Nawab dies aged 88  

A member of the Iraqi communist party, al-Nawab wrote poetry against capitalism and imperialism. He had lived widely across the Arab world after leaving Iraq in the 1960s due to persistent political persecution against communists 

Israel artillery fire inside Lebanon Israel fires artillery rounds inside Lebanon 

Israel often violates Lebanese territorial sovereignty by launching attacks or using its air space to attack Syria despite the presence of UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL in the region since 1978

Amidst widespread condemnation, first ever Arab-Israel summit concludes in Negev

In an apparent attempt to strategize against Iran, foreign ministers from Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Morocco met with Israel and the US

Activists protest in support of Palestinian women prisoners outside Israeli jail

As many as 32 Palestinian women prisoners are Damon prison. The protesting activists also demanded that authorities immediately release all prisoners being held under the illegal administrative detention policy

Israel opposes Iran nuclear deal to limit its strength as regional power

Israel has undertaken numerous efforts to prevent the revival of the Iran nuclear deal as it sees integration of Iranians in international politics as the most significant regional challenge to its occupation of Palestine and the Syrian Golan, as well as to its status as a regional hegemon

Israeli court stays evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah

The court also ordered the Palestinians to pay an annual symbolic rent, until the Israeli justice ministry which the court has tasked with resolving the ownership issue reaches a final decision

Yet again, Israel refuses to cooperate with inquiry on human rights violations

The UNHCR constituted a commission of inquiry to investigate instances of human rights violations committed in Israel and occupied Palestine

African Union suspends debate on observer status for Israel

Last year, the AU gave Israel a major diplomatic victory by granting it observer status, a decision which was condemned by member countries