‘Moroccans press charges against the Moroccan officer leading Israel’s operations in Gaza,’ Hibapress (Morocco), 4 August 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A group of Moroccan politicians and law makers are seeking to press charges against IDF Southern Command leader Major General Sami Turgeman for his role in the current Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. According to the group, Turgeman, whose family migrated to Israel from Morocco in 1965…

Egypt

‘Video: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis targets Israel with 5 rockets,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 12 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egyptian terrorist organisation Ansar Beit al-Maqdis posted a video to YouTube in which it appears the group fires five rockets into Israeli territory from their border position in the Sinai peninsula. While the video cannot be independently verified, the group has claimed previous attacks in the past, and…

‘Data: 88% of energy consumed in Palestine imported from Israel,’ Quds Press (Palestine), 20 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
With World Water Day approaching (22 March 2014) new data published by Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) show that over a quarter of water consumed in Palestine domestically is purchased from Israel’s national water company Mekerot. Palestinians are denied access to…

‘Israel announces discovery of “suspicious” balloon in northern Gaza,’ Palestine Online (Gaza), 20 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Israeli occupation forces discovered a helium-filled balloon in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Explosives experts were brought to the scene, but it is not yet known whether the balloon was meant for surveillance purposes (presumably by Hamas).– – الاحتلال يعلن العثور على بالون “مشبوه” شمال غزة ٢٠ مارس…

‘Gaza – Mass demonstration rejects negotiations and Kerry’s plan,’ Ma’an (Palestine), 7 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip today, answering a call by Islamic Jihad and Hamas to reject the current negotiations with Israel, as well as US Secretary of State John Kerry’s current peace plan. Hamas and Islamic Jihad do not recognized Israel’s right to exist, and…

Hamas…from resistance to power, Alarab Alaan (Kuwait), 15 December 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
This article provides a brief history of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Palestine, including their military and political activities and transition into power in the Gaza Strip. – – حماس .. من المقاومة إلى السلطة ١٥ ديسمبر ٢٠١٣ ستة وعشرون عاما، مرت على تأسيس حركة المقاومة الإسلامية…