Saudi Arabia Bans 300,000 Palestinians From Mecca

Saudi Arabia Bans 300,000 Palestinians From Mecca

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(MEMO) — Saudi Arabia issued new directives banning up to 300,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from performing pilgrimage, Alarab.qa reported yesterday. Reporting the Palestinian Institution for Human Rights (Shahed), the Qatari news website said that Saudi Arabia stopped issuing visas for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who do not hold a Palestinian Authority (PA) passport. Shahed reported travel agents were…

US to End All Funding to UN Agency That Helps Palestinian Refugees

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(MEE) — The Trump administration will announce within weeks that it will halt all funding for the United Nations agency which provides humanitarian aid to more than five million Palestinian refugees, according to multiple reports this week. As part of its decision, the US will also call for a sharp decrease in the number of Palestinians who…

US Announces $200 Million Cut in Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians

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(CD) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it would cut $200 million in Palestinian aid, redirecting the funds to what it called “high priority projects elsewhere.” The decision comes three months after Trump administration officials including senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump celebrated the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv—a move that provoked…

Israeli Snipers Deliberately Killed Civilians and Medical Staff: New Report

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(MEMO) — A new report by a human rights organisation has concluded that Israeli troops basically ignored the fact that Palestinian medical staff adhered strictly to international standards while treating demonstrators in Gaza’s Great March of Return protests, and shot them deliberately. This was despite the staff wearing distinct uniforms identifying them as medical personnel, and operating…

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