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Israeli naval forces have blocked the al-Awda flotilla boat from reaching the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza.

After hoping the flotilla would reach the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli naval forces have blocked the al-Awda boat from entering the waters of the besieged enclave.

Freedom Flotilla edging closer to besieged Gaza

The New Arab

Freedom Flotilla edging closer to besieged Gaza

The Freedom Flotilla attempting to break the brutal siege on Gaza could arrive as early as Sunday, activists say.

AFP photographer shot as Israel kills more Gaza protesters

The New Arab & agencies

AFP photographer shot as Israel kills more Gaza protesters

Mohammed Abed al-Baba, who has worked for AFP in Gaza since 2000, said he was shot in the leg while wearing a clearly identified press ...

Meet the 85-year-old trying to break the Gaza siege

The New Arab

Meet the 85-year-old trying to break the Gaza siege

Barbara, an 85-year-old obstetrician from California, has joined the Freedom Flotilla to deliver aid to the besieged Gaza Strip.

The New Arab

Israel's sea barrier to further isolate besieged Gaza

Israel began building a sea barrier off the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv announced on Sunday, further isolating the besieged Gaza enclave.

The New Arab

Freedom Flotilla ‘prepared for everything’ despite facing German harassment

Freedom Flotilla organisers say they are stuck on German waters as port authorities refuse to let them dock.

The New Arab & agencies

'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

A new four-ship Freedom Flotilla has set sail for the Gaza Strip to challenge Israel's decade-old blockade of the besieged territory.

Mohammed Moussa

#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

In-depth: Undeterred by Israeli violence, Great Return March protesters in Gaza are planning to uproot the border fence itself, reports Mohammed ...

UN giving 'green light' to Riyadh's human rights abuses

Diana Alghoul

UN giving 'green light' to Riyadh's human rights abuses

The international community must take a stand against Saudi Arabia's arbitrary detentions and disappearances, rights lawyer Rodney Dixon QC ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'must be suspended from Human Rights Council'

Legal campaigners Lord Ken Macdonald QC and Rodney Dixon QC maintain Riyadh's arbitrary detentions and torture are a matter for international ...

Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

The New Arab

Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

Awda was arrested after posting a tweet welcoming reports of a possible reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He has now been ...

UN rights experts condemn Saudi Arabia's repression of activists

The New Arab

UN rights experts condemn Saudi Arabia's repression of activists

Rights experts at the United Nations have condemned Saudi Arabia's crackdown on rights activists, decrying a "worrying pattern of widespread and ...

Syrian opposition forms 23-member delegation for talks with regime

The New Arab

Syrian opposition forms 23-member delegation for talks with regime

A 23-member delegation will represent the Syrian opposition at the upcoming Geneva talks on Tuesday, sources told The New Arab.

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government ...

The New Arab

More Saudi public figures arrested in anti-free speech clampdown

Saudi Arabia has arrested more influential public figures in the kingdom, including entrepreneur and social media star Essam al-Zamel.

Rami Almeghari

Gaza power struggle melts hopes of summer ice-cream

Gaza needs an estimated 550 megawatts each day, but the blockaded Strip's power plant generates just 40 percent of that amount, reports Rami ...

Mohammed Abedrabbo

Palestinians fighting for their rights in Jerusalem

Analysis: As Israeli settlements in and around Jerusalem continue to expand, Palestinians continue their struggle for the recognition of their ...

Naif Zaydani

Joint List launches campaign for Israeli parliament amid optimism

The Joint List of Palestinian parties in Israel has launched its campaign for parliamentary elections in March amid widespread support from ...

Little hope for speedy reconstruction in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Little hope for speedy reconstruction in Gaza

With onerous restrictions and little faith in international pledges, Gazans are struggling to see how to rebuild their lives.

Vijay Prashad

America’s less bad choices in Syria

In a blur of frontlines where all guns seem trained at all others, there are no good choices for the US as the administration finds itself ...

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