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Israel’s war on Gaza live: Israel bombs Gaza camp, raids West Bank towns

UK arms sales to Israel could make it complicit in Gaza war crimes: Oxfam By continuing to supply arms to Israel during the Gaza war, the UK government is opening itself up to complicity in war crimes, warns the global aid group Oxfam. Its arms sales, Oxfam says, are also a shift from the UK’s past practices, where it suspended some transfers to Israel after it waged attacks Read More.

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Apple says Palestine flag Jerusalem ‘bug’ was unintentional

Apple on Thursday promised to stop a Palestinian flag emoji from being suggested to some iPhone users when they type “Jerusalem” in messages, after it sparked an antisemitism debate on social media on Tuesday. The global tech company described the issue as a “bug” within the predictive emoji software, which triggered an online row that Apple was showing bias in light of the Israel-Gaza war. Apple told The New Arab that the predictive emoji prompt was Read More.

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Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital in ruins after two-week Israeli raid

Israel’s military says it has pulled out of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after a two-week raid that left most of the major medical complex in ruins. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said troops had killed and detained hundreds of “terrorists” and found weapons and intelligence “throughout the hospital”. Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said they left behind dozens of bodies. Locals said nearby areas were razed. Read More.

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Owner of Russian gay bar arrested for ‘propaganda’

A Russian court has ordered the owner of the Pose gay club in the city of Orenburg to be placed in custody for allegedly organizing “extremist” activities associated with spreading LGBT propaganda. The suspect will remain in custody until May 18 while the investigation is ongoing, according to a statement by the Orenburg Central District Court on Sunday. The court has not released the name of the suspect, but some media have Read More.