The Arab League condemned on Monday “the open war and the organized Israeli crimes” against the Palestinian people, which led to the death of dozens since the beginning of this year.

Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, warned of the silence about the deterioration in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories with the escalation by the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.

On Monday morning, February 6, Israeli forces conducted a deadly raid on the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, located southwest of Jericho in the Jordan Valley. Aqabat Jabr is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs to get used to it. One after another, leaders in Europe and the United States are hopping off the fence and expressing their concern about the new government’s plan to weaken the judicial system. Figures who had recoiled from what they viewed as problematic interference in Israeli domestic affairs now state openly their fear of the loss of fundamental democratic principles if the plan is realized. French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest, for now, to weigh in.

As violence continues rising in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, the New York Times is flailing around as it struggles to frame the news. First, Isabel Kershner wrote an astoundingly biased report the other day about Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes.

Israeli extremists stormed occupied East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday under police protection, sources said.

Scores of the radicals attended the site – the third holiest in Islam – and worshipped there, according to the Islamic Waqf, the body that administers Al-Aqsa, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

The Palestinian Health Ministry on Saturday accused Israel of denying cancer patients the right to medical treatment abroad, Anadolu news agency reported.

“Israel deprives 40 percent of cancer patients in Gaza of their right to medical treatment abroad,” Khaled Thabet, head of the ministry’s oncology department, told Anadolu.

“Cancer patients in Gaza face multiple challenges that make their health conditions even worse,” he said, citing Israeli restrictions that “prevent the entry of necessary medicines” to patients.

Following a rampage of a radical Jewish gang in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on the evening of Jan. 26, the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land called on political and religious authorities to bring civil and religious life in Jerusalem back to “greater serenity.

“This is only the latest in a series of episodes of religious violence that is affecting the symbols of the Christian community and beyond,” they said in their Jan. 27 statement. “We condemn such attacks and express our concern for the escalation of violence in the Holy City.”

Maisara Abu Sharkh, 28, tries his best to comfort his 4-year-old son whenever Israeli warplanes break the sound barrier above Gaza. For the last couple of weeks, that has been the only sound they’ve been able to hear in the sky. 

On her wedding day, Sally Abujumeiza could not let go of her phone. Her father, kept apart from her under Israeli policy, was on the other end of a video call throughout the party. 

"The wedding day was one of the saddest days in our life," Sally's mother, Tassahil Abujumeiza, told Middle East Eye. "She cried all day long."