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Israel - Hamas Responsible for Possible War Crimes in Gaza

The UN has found both Israel and Hamas responsible for possible war crimes in Gaza during Israel's invasion of the area in 2014, according to a human rights report.

“The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” the chair of the commission, Justice Mary McGowan Davis told a press briefing today, adding that, “there is also on-going fear in Israel among communities who come under regular threat”.

Weekend Region Roundup - Turkey Elections, Greece Snubs IMF Payment, Rocket Attacks from Gaza

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Monday the 8th of June starts off with the change in Turkey's political landscape, in which the ruling AKP party led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost its parliamentary mojo, leaving the government with few bedmates to form a coalition.

The Kurdish party HDP moved up in Turkey's parliamentary rankings, marking a historic change in the country's dismal record on minority rights.

World's Longest Submarine Electricity Cable To Be Built Between Israel, Cyprus, Greece

The EuroAsia Interconnector, the world's longest submarine electricity cable reaching 540 nautical miles at a depth of 2000 meters and delivering 2000 MW, is set to be built between Israel, Cyprus and Greece, according to a new agreement signed on March 4th in Haifa.

Cyprus, Israel Form Military Alliance To Protect Hydrocarbon Fields – Report

Cyprus and Israel are planning a cooperation that is not only on an economic basis but also extends to the military and a new military body of marine border police will be established, according to Israeli daily Haaratz. Security publications are talking about buying submarines and missile ships, and about an Israeli air station to be built on Cyprus to protect the gas rigs.

Turkish Warships Escalate Tension in Eastern Mediterranean, Dangerously - Report

turkish warships cyprusOn Wednesday December 21st Turkish warships began turning their guns on the strip of water dividing the Israeli and Cypriot gas exploration zones in the south-eastern Mediterranean, according to DepkaFile.com, citing Israeli military forces.

Gilad Shalit Released in Palestinian Prisoner Exchange

gilad shalit releaseIsraeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been released to his family via Egypt in a Palestinian prisoner release deal, one week after the deal was approved by the Israeli state.

Shalit's family were met by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tel Nof Airforce Base during the release from Gaza, in which the soldier was due for release in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israel.

Israel's Settlement Activities Negative Development - Marcoullis

NICOSIA - Israel's expansion of settlement activities in Gilo, East Jerusalem are a negative development as they will create more obstacles to the prospect of direct talks between the Palestinians and Israel, said Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis.

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