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Gianluca Pacchiani

Gianluca Pacchiani

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Hamas organized confab in 2021 to plot administration of ‘liberated Palestine’

Terror group aimed to bring back Palestinian refugees, kill Israeli fighters, use educated Jews for their expertise, and be recognized as...

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European Parliament condemns incitement in Palestinian, UNRWA textbooks

EU legislature acknowledges link between October 7 atrocities and hateful content in educational materials used in Gaza, West Bank

17.04.2024 50

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Gazan journalist to ToI: We, the people of Gaza, are also living like hostages of Hamas

Now with relatives in Rafah, Sami Obeid longs to return to his destroyed home in the north. Hamas hasn’t disappeared, he says, and without a...

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Jordan’s help against Iran shows relationship with Israel still strong, despite Gaza

Caught between popular support for Palestinians and the threat of Iranian influence, Amman downplays its role in downing dozens of Israel-bound drones

15.04.2024 40

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Apple pledges to stop suggesting Palestinian flag emoji when users type ‘Jerusalem’

Tech titan claims ‘bug’ to blame for prompt, spurring accusations of anti-Israel bias; British TV presenter notes no flag emojis suggested...

12.04.2024 30

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Europe turning blind eye to Hamas and Hezbollah networks in its territory — experts

Analysts say terror groups operate largely unchecked, running charities, lobbying public opinion and recruiting supporters — and the legal means...

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At interfaith Ramadan iftar in Jerusalem, breaking fast under the shadow of war

Members of the Interfaith Encounter Association share a meal and find common ground through religion in a bid to send a message of coexistence and...

08.04.2024 10

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US-based Gazan peace activist calls on Palestinians to abandon armed resistance narrative

Ahmed Fouad Alkhatib has long advocated for Palestinians to adopt a pragmatic approach for their cause. ‘How many wars will we go through before...

07.04.2024 50

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Shaken by daily mass protests on Gaza, Jordan accuses ‘infiltrators’ of stoking unrest

The Hashemite kingdom has been one of Israel’s most vocal critics, but the Jordanian public is dissatisfied with the government’s rhetoric and...

04.04.2024 40

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UK charities urge government to welcome Gazans with family ties in Britain

Tens of thousands of Gazans who manage to leave the Strip linger in limbo, with very few countries – none in the Arab world – willing to...

04.04.2024 50

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Two ministers in new Palestinian cabinet have made statements supporting terrorism

Watchdog uncovers 2002 sermon by religious affairs minister in which he called Jews ‘pigs and apes,’ while women affairs minister honored...

02.04.2024 30

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UNRWA textbooks were pivotal in radicalizing generations of Gazans — watchdog

Education-monitoring group says UN agency allowed incitement to be taught in its schools, and argues that staff who took part in October 7 attack were...

26.03.2024 50

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New Arab-Jewish movement stages countrywide events demanding ceasefire

After months of silence, some Arab Israelis join with left-wing Jewish activists to call for an end to the war. Others say the ‘day after’...

23.03.2024 20

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Headed to north Gaza, aid trucks face gauntlet of armed looters and starving civilians

Staff member of humanitarian organization who has escorted several convoys inside Gaza says despair and violence are rising, with relief often not...

19.03.2024 40

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Latin American delegation visits Israel amid surge in antisemitism at home

19.03.2024 30

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Gazans reportedly charged exorbitant sums by Egyptian company to leave Strip

Fees levied to go through Rafah said to reach $10,000, making exit impossible for most Gazans; many resort to crowdfunding, while some relatives of...

13.03.2024 10

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Relying on local clans to run postwar Gaza should be off the table, experts warn

Seeking alternatives to Hamas and PA, Israel has proposed handing over civilian affairs to local families, a solution that failed in the past and is...

12.03.2024 10

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Police scuffle with worshipers outside Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on 1st night of Ramadan

Officers seen assailing some with batons at entrance to site where thousands of Muslims prayed at start of fasting month

11.03.2024 50

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In East Jerusalem, hopes for a calm Ramadan mix with fears of Al-Aqsa restrictions

Islamic holy month already marred by high death toll in Gaza war, and residents worry potential curbs on access to holy compound will lead to unrest...

07.03.2024 20

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‘Cosmetic’ PA reshuffle seen as bid by Abbas to hold power, avoid demanded reforms

Ramallah’s new prime minister is likely to be another loyalist to the PA president, who appears to be trying to preempt US pressure for...

27.02.2024 50

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No longer afraid of sparking war, Israel takes gloves off against IRGC in Syria

Since Oct. 7, the IDF has upped the pace of attacks and hit senior Iranian officers, seeing little to lose in countering Tehran’s entrenchment....

27.02.2024 30

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A young Arab woman seeks to make history by being voted into Jerusalem city council

In sit-down with Jewish voters, Sondos Alhoot speaks of her efforts to break a decades-long election boycott among the city’s Arab population...

24.02.2024 40

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New footage purportedly shows Gazan civilians protesting against Hamas

Deteriorating humanitarian situation reportedly prompts some Gazans to rally against terror leaders; Sinwar is said to be ill but to have broken a...

21.02.2024 20

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AG said to oppose broad Ramadan limits on Temple Mount access for Arab Israelis

Gali Baharav-Miara tells ministers sweeping bans shouldn’t be applied to citizens; expert calls for individual interdictions, warns blanket...

19.02.2024 20

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Why Iranians are not demonstrating en masse for Gaza, despite official rhetoric

Hundreds of thousands have rallied globally but relatively few have taken to the streets in the Islamic Republic, where the Palestinian cause is...

19.02.2024 50

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Israeli and Palestinian based in Germany launch fundraiser to build toilets for Gazans

Tom Kellner and Seba Abu Daqa met through an online peace group and decided to team up to address one of the Strip’s most pressing needs amid...

17.02.2024 40

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In covert interviews, Gazan civilians rail against Hamas for wrecking their lives

Before and after October 7, testimony from the war-torn enclave reveals widespread resentment of the terror group and little hope for the future, says...

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Biden calls Trump ‘dangerous’ and ‘un-American’ over NATO comments

Former US president said he once warned he would allow Russia to ‘do whatever it wants’ to weaker ‘delinquent’ NATO allies

14.02.2024 10

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Hezbollah chief says won’t stop shelling north until Israel ends Gaza ‘aggression’

In sixth speech since Oct. 7, Nasrallah dismisses diplomatic attempts to end hostilities on the Lebanon border, claims Lebanese civilians in combat...

14.02.2024 10

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Jordan in ‘balancing act’ between Palestinian majority and key allies US, Israel

Caught between Hamas-supporting population and strategic partnerships with US and Israel, Jordanian King Abdullah to try to bring weight to bear this...

13.02.2024 50

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In Israel, Iranian artist unveils Oct. 7-themed mural honoring Persian-Jewish ties

Hooman Khalili is halfway through his mission of painting 18 public spaces to raise awareness of Iranian women’s oppression; new work highlights...

05.02.2024 20

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Egypt expert warns: Israel cannot afford to take Cairo’s cooperation for granted

Researcher Mira Tzoreff says unlike Qatar, which thrives with Hamas in power, Israel and Egypt share a common goal – ridding Gaza of Hamas

03.02.2024 30

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To stand up for Israel, Mideast expert agrees to be ‘punching bag’ for Arab media

Since Oct. 7, Idit Bar has engaged in intensive public diplomacy on BBC Arabic and social media. In the process, she has learned to hit the...

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PA launches reforms aimed at revitalization, but structural changes remain elusive

Under international pressure to tee up to rule Gaza, Ramallah announces package to restructure various branches of its administration, but some see...

31.01.2024 20

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PA official: If Hamas were to win elections, we’d hand it the government

Deputy PM emphasizes need for Palestinians to find common ground; PA Foreign Ministry slams funding freeze of UNRWA in response to Oct. 7 involvement...

28.01.2024 40

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Hamas leaders reportedly communicating using handwritten notes carried by runners

Terror group said to have employed aging landline phone network since 2009 to keep conversations hidden from Israeli eavesdropping, but war damage...

24.01.2024 30

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Hamas bigwig rejects 2-state solution, says Oct. 7 ‘revived dream to free Palestine’

Qatar-based billionaire Khaled Mashaal remains indifferent to Gaza’s destruction, insists terror group will not relinquish its goals, says...

23.01.2024 20

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For most Palestinians, October 7’s savagery is literally unbelievable. Blame the TV news?

Al Jazeera and others largely ignored Hamas atrocities, bolstering distrust of Israeli accounts; one poll found 97% in West Bank deny the monstrous...

19.01.2024 40

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How Qatar, the Gulf’s ‘enfant terrible’ and sponsor of Hamas, is also an ally of the West

The petrostate has taken flak for harboring terror leaders and enabling them to plan Oct. 7. Experts discuss what drives Qatar’s long history of...

13.01.2024 30

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Macron names Gabriel Attal as France’s youngest and first gay PM

Popular former education minister, 34, will work with president on government shakeup; his late father was Jewish

09.01.2024 20

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Why Islamic State attacked Iran on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death

Last week’s bombing near the grave of the Quds Force general that killed 84 is the latest episode in ISIS’s war on Shiite Muslims

09.01.2024 20

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Palestinians call to strip Druze poet of awards for attending soldier grandson’s funeral

Arab Israeli author Suleiman Daghash was considered an ambassador of Palestinian poetry — until his eulogy for his grandson, who fell fighting...

08.01.2024 20

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Arouri’s rapprochement: How Hamas found shelter and military support in Lebanon

After opening a Lebanon operational base in 2018, Hamas recruited new members among local Palestinian refugees and availed itself of Hezbollah’s...

05.01.2024 30

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As post-war formula for Gaza sought, does Netanyahu’s Hamas = PA equation add up?

The premier insists that the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority cannot rule the Strip; Mideast experts note the movements have distinct differences...

31.12.2023 50

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Abbas says post-war period will be ‘test’ for US support of PA rule over Gaza Strip

In televised interview, PA president doesn’t condemn Hamas for Oct. 7 onslaught, rebukes it for bolting Palestinian reconciliation talks, says...

27.12.2023 20

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Poll finds high support among Arab Israelis for volunteering during war

86.5% say they are in favor of activities to help evacuees or provide medical assistance; survey confirms trend of greater kinship with Israel among...

26.12.2023 10

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In first public message since Oct. 7, Sinwar says Hamas won’t surrender

Terror chief inflates group’s achievements, falsely claims it is ‘crushing’ the IDF, as top leadership in Qatar evaluates Egyptian...

25.12.2023 20

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Egypt submits proposal to free hostages, end war, form PA-Hamas government in Gaza

3-step plan would begin with a 2-week lull and release of 40 hostages, followed by formation of a technocratic Palestinian government, then release...

24.12.2023 30

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Targeted again after Oct. 7, Tunisia’s small Jewish community wonders what future it has

Djerba’s Jews were slowly healing from a deadly terror attack in May, but an attack on a Tunis synagogue and escalated hostile rhetoric are...

24.12.2023 40

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As war mars festivities, Christians in Israel, West Bank cling to Christmas spirit

In Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth, public celebrations have been called off, but some insist that the holiday’s message of hope must be allowed...

20.12.2023 30

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