Palestine: News

22 May 2024


Ireland, Norway, Spain recognize Palestine as state, Israel recalls envoys 

Ireland, Norway, and Spain have announced their decision to formally recognize Palestine as a state amid the raging Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

15 May 2024

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt lands on 'Blockout' list over Gaza crisis silence

Amid Alia Bhatt's global appearances, including the recent Met Gala and Gucci Cruise 2025, she has now found herself in a controversy.

12 May 2024


BTS, BLACKPINK face 'block out' call by award-winning Palestinian journalist

BTS and BLACKPINK—two internationally acclaimed K-pop bands—are currently facing a social media boycott as part of the "block out" movement.

11 May 2024

United Nations (UN)

Watch: Israeli ambassador shreds UN Charter as Palestine membership backed 

Israeli ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Gilad Erdan brought a small shredder and shredded the United Nations' charter during a speech before the UN assembly.

29 Apr 2024


Explained: Pro-Palestine agitation in US universities, protesters' demands

Protests intensified across college and university campuses in the United States Monday with agitators flying a Palestinian flag in a spot reserved for the American flag at Harvard University.

29 Apr 2024


Gaza: Israeli airstrikes kill 13 in Rafah

Israeli airstrikes on three houses in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed at least 13 people, medical personnel said on Monday.

26 Apr 2024


Indian student at Princeton expelled for pro-Palestine protest

An Indian-origin student at Princeton University, Achinthya Sivalingam, was arrested and subsequently expelled following her participation in a pro-Palestine demonstration on campus.

25 Apr 2024

Columbia University

US universities swept by pro-Palestinian protests, several arrests made

Several people have been arrested after police quelled pro-Palestine protests at universities across the United States (US).

23 Apr 2024


Alec Baldwin clashes with anti-Israel agitator; smacks phone in dispute

Alec Baldwin recently found himself in an unexpected situation when an anti-Israel protester confronted him at a New York City café.

23 Apr 2024


Ripples of Gaza war felt in New York, protesters arrested 

The ripple effects of the Israel-Hamas war were felt as far as the United States after students at New York University (NYU) took to the streets to call for a ceasefire.

22 Apr 2024

Benjamin Netanyahu

22 killed as Israel strikes Rafah; protesters demand Netanyahu's replacement

At least 22 Palestinians, including 18 children, were killed in an Israeli strike on Rafah overnight, health officials said on Sunday.

19 Apr 2024


US vetoes Palestinian bid to gain statehood at UN 

The United States has utilized its veto power to block a Palestinian bid for full membership in the United Nations (UN), effectively stalling the global body's recognition of Palestine as a state.

18 Apr 2024

Columbia University

Columbia University leadership testifies on anti-Semitism allegations

Columbia University's top officials, including President Nemat "Minouche" Shafik, appeared before a United States Congressional committee on Wednesday to address allegations of anti-Semitism on campus.

14 Apr 2024


NewsBytes Recommends: 'Born in Gaza'—war's horrors told through children's eyes 

Hernán Zin's Born in Gaza, on Netflix, is an incisive, matter-of-fact, searing documentary that places you directly in conflict-torn Gaza and brings you uncomfortably close to the lives ransacked by distressing, seemingly never-ending war and raging political conflict.

13 Apr 2024


'We'll murder you': Indian-American woman's threat at Gaza meet

An Indian-American woman named Riddhi Patel was arrested on Wednesday after threatening to "kill" the mayor and city council members of Bakersfield, California.

11 Apr 2024


iPhone glitch shows Palestinian flag emoji when users type 'Jerusalem'

Apple is currently under fire for its updated predictive emoji feature.

06 Apr 2024

United Nations (UN)

India abstains from UN Gaza truce resolution vote

India, along with 12 other nations, including Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Romania, abstained from voting on a resolution proposed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday.

04 Apr 2024


Explained: Did Israel use AI tool to generate kill list

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) may have used an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, Lavender, to identify potential Hamas militants after the October 7 attacks.

28 Mar 2024


Israel launches extensive facial recognition initiative in Gaza: Here's why

Israel has reportedly initiated a comprehensive facial recognition program in the Gaza Strip, as per The New York Times.

22 Mar 2024


BTS ARMY demands cancelation of Suga's movie screening in Israel

Korean boy band BTS's loyal and passionate fans, known as the ARMYs, are actively urging HYBE to cancel screenings of Suga's solo documentary SUGA | Agust D TOUR D-DAY THE MOVIE in Israel.

21 Mar 2024

Academy Awards

Explained: Jonathan Glazer's Oscar speech controversy

Jonathan Glazer's Zone of Interest winning the Oscar for Best International Feature Film and the filmmaker's subsequent speech has sparked varied reactions from entertainment industry figures.

16 Mar 2024


No more 'normal babies' in Gaza: UN official

The ongoing war between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza has created a "nightmare" for mothers and babies in the region.

15 Mar 2024


Hamas issues ceasefire proposal, Israel calls demands 'unrealistic': Report

Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has reportedly submitted a Gaza ceasefire proposal to mediators and the United States (US) amid Israel's ongoing aggression.

12 Mar 2024


Famine in Gaza 'imminent', warns UN as Israel continues blockade

The United Nations cautioned on Tuesday that unless Israel allows a substantial rise in humanitarian aid, thousands of Palestinians in Gaza could face death due to an impending famine.

11 Mar 2024

Academy Awards

Protests over Gaza conflict delay Oscars 2024 ceremony

The 96th Academy Awards ceremony experienced a six-minute delay as pro-Palestinian protesters, expressing opposition to Israel's war in Gaza, disrupted the red carpet and Dolby Theatre entrance.

06 Mar 2024


Google's Gemini AI tool is avoiding questions about Palestine

Google's Gemini AI has come under scrutiny for its reluctance to answer even harmless questions about Palestine, such as "Where is Palestine?" or "What is Palestine?"

01 Mar 2024


Israeli troops fire at Palestinians waiting for aid; 112 killed

At least 112 people were killed and 760 injured in Gaza while waiting for food aid, as Israeli forces fired upon the crowd on Thursday, reported Al Jazeera.

28 Feb 2024


Why 'Euphoria' actor Hunter Schafer was arrested in New York

Euphoria star Hunter Schafer was among 50 activists from the Jewish Voice for Peace arrested during a pro-Palestine protest at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Center in New York on Tuesday.

22 Feb 2024


West Bank: 1 killed, 8 injured in gun attack

At least one person was killed and eight others were injured on Thursday in a terror attack in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

21 Feb 2024

United Nations (UN)

UN food agency halts aid to north Gaza amid violence

The United Nations' World Food Programme has halted "life-saving" food deliveries to northern Gaza due to continued gunfire by Israel and the breakdown of civil order.

05 Feb 2024

Grammy Awards

'Artists for ceasefire!': Annie Lennox asserts at Grammy Awards 2024

At the 2024 Grammy Awards, Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox made a powerful statement during her tribute performance for the late Sinéad O'Connor.

16 Jan 2024


India's engineering goods exports surge by over 10% in December 

India's engineering goods exports experienced a 10.20% year-on-year growth, reaching $10.04 billion in December 2023.

15 Jan 2024

United Kingdom

How these Pro-Palestine activists planned to disrupt London Stock Exchange

Six people were arrested yesterday, for allegedly planning to disrupt the London Stock Exchange in the UK.

05 Jan 2024


Hamas terrorists laughed as they raped corpse: October-7 attack witness

More disturbing details from the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas have emerged. A survivor of the attack claimed that terrorists of the Palestinian group raped and killed a woman, then raped her dead body.

03 Jan 2024


Who was Saleh al-Arouri, Hamas leader killed in Beirut? 

The deputy chief of Hamas's political bureau, Saleh al-Arouri, has been killed in an Israeli drone strike in Lebanon.

29 Dec 2023


Why Pakistan has banned all New Year celebrations

Pakistan has decided to ban all New Year celebrations, urging citizens to "observe simplicity" to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

29 Dec 2023


Israeli troops killed hostages, mistaking 'help' cries as 'deception': Probe

Days before killing three hostages by mistake, Israel's troops ignored their cries for "help" when they stormed a Gaza building holding the trio, said a military probe report published on Thursday (local time).

27 Dec 2023


Israel embassy blast: Palestine, Gaza found written on suspicious letter

The suspicious letter found outside Israel's embassy in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, after a minor blast on Tuesday mentioned terms like "Zionists," "Palestine," and "Gaza," PTI reported, citing sources.

26 Dec 2023


Israel-Hamas war: 'Fighting unprecedented battle,' says October 7 attacks mastermind

Hamas's leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, has said the Palestinian terror group was fighting a "fierce, violent, and unprecedented battle" against Israel in Gaza.

26 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan talks 'must' to prevent Gaza-like fate: Farooq Abdullah 

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference supremo and MP Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday criticized the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not engaging in talks with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

25 Dec 2023


Israel releases Hamas tunnel video, 5 hostages found dead inside

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has released video footage of what it claimed is a massive tunnel in the Gaza Strip used by Hamas where five hostages were found dead.

18 Dec 2023


US defense chief lands in Israel to discuss Gaza war

United States (US) Secretary Llyod Austin on Monday landed in Israel to discuss the ongoing war in Gaza.