‘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…

‘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…

‘Civilian targeted by occupier’s bullets east of Khan Yousef,’ al-Quds (Palestine), 1 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Israeli Defence Forces have killed a 56-year-old Palestinian woman with a mental disability after she approached the security fence east of Khan Yousef  in the Gaza Strip yesterday.– – – – استشهاد مواطنة برصاص الاحتلال شرق خان يونس ١ مارس ٢٠١٤ استشهدت المواطنة امنة قديح برصاص الاحتلال شرق…

‘Hamas: Appointment of new a secretary general for elections committee is in violation of the Cairo Agreement,’ al-Youm al-Saba3 (Egypt), 22 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Hamas expressed its disapproval for Mahmoud Abbas’ appointment of a new secretary general to the elections commission in Palestine. Hamas claims that the decision is in violation of the Cairo Agreement, which stipulates that committee formation must only be taken by consensus. – – حماس: تعيين أمين عام…

‘Hamas accuses Egypt’s ambassador to Palestine of incitement and cooperating with Fatah,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 6 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Hamas leadership has accused the Egyptian ambassador in Ramallah of plotting against the Islamic Resistance Movement by fabricating allegations that Hamas is working with Al-Qaeda to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt. Hamas denies the allegations, stressing that it has never and has no interest in participating in…