Dozens of Palestinians suffocated on Thursday morning as Israeli occupation forces stormed the town of Ya’bad, south of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Local sources told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed several neighborhoods in Ya’bad town, spurring confrontations with Palestinian residents in the vicinity of schools.
Dozens of people suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli soldiers during the clashes.
The Netanyahu government has just pulled off a major diplomatic victory, reaching a longtime goal toward upgrading US-Israel relations.
US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has agreed to Israel's entry into the US Visa Waiver Program, which means that for the first time Israeli citizens will be able to travel to the United States visa-free. It will take effect Nov. 30, according to US officials.
In his speech at the UN General Assembly last week, Netanyahu said, “Above all — above all — Iran must face a credible nuclear threat. As long as I’m prime minister of Israel, I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.”
The Biden administration is currently considering going where no other president has gone before: offering a formal security guarantee to Saudi Arabia and helping the kingdom develop a civilian nuclear program in return for Riyadh normalizing relations with Israel.
President Biden and his team argue that the United States has a national security interest in brokering such a deal, even if that means massive and unprecedented concessions to Riyadh.
International mediators have stepped up efforts to prevent a new round of armed confrontation between Israel and the Islamist Hamas group, which runs Gaza, amid an escalation in violent protests along the border fence.
"The United Nations is talking to and working with all concerned to improve the lives of people in Gaza, particularly the most vulnerable," U.N. Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland said on social media platform X on Wednesday, a day after he met Hamas officials in Gaza.
A leading Arab American rights group is suing the US government and calling on a federal court to halt any further actions admitting Israel into the visa waiver programme (VWP), saying that Israel is not eligible for entry because it is discriminating against Palestinian Americans.
Over 100 Jewish leaders on Tuesday signed on to an open letter labeling X owner Elon Musk an "antisemite" and a "danger" to Jews for allowing too much free speech on his social media platform.
The Jewish leaders, who have organized under the "X Out Hate" campaign, call on "all companies and governmental organizations engaged in business with Musk to end their relationships with his various companies" for not censoring enough to their liking and promoting antisemitic myths about "Jewish power."
The Biden regime is poised to allow Israeli citizens to travel to the US without a US visa, despite Israel's escalating human rights abuses against Christians in the Holy Land and the expansion of settlements in the West Bank.