Islamic Jihad

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry with a Statement on the Recent Developments in Gaza and Southern and Central Israel

The intense rocket fire from Gaza against southern and central Israel on November 12th morning in response to the killing of an Islamic Jihad commander represents a dangerous escalation in an already tense regional situation.

UN Warns Gaza on the Brink of War

The latest escalation of fighting between Israel and Palestinian Hamas has pushed Gaza to the brink of war, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned the Security Council on Wednesday.
Nickolay Mladenov delivered the stark warning as the council remained deadlocked over how to respond to the flare-up between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Fatah and Hamas to form unity government


According to Al Jazeera, the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas.


The two organisations will form a new National Council. The plan is to include Palestinians in exile and then hold elections.


It should be noted that the Islamic Jihad group was also included in the negotiations.

Palestinian woman shot by Israeli troops dies

A Palestinian woman who was shot by Israeli troops on Sept. 22 has succumbed to her injuries, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency has reported.

An Israeli military spokesperson said the woman had been shot at an army checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron after trying to stab an Israeli soldier.

The Isarel military said forces opened fire and "identified a hit."