CMEP Bulletin: China Seeks a Greater Role in the Middle East

CMEP Bulletin: China Seeks a Greater Role in the Middle East

CMEP_logo.jpgChina to offer aid to Palestinians, seeks greater role in the Middle East The Jerusalem Post

“China will offer 100 million yuan ($15 million) in aid to Palestinians, President Xi Jinping said. The Chinese leader further said that China would like to form a strategic partnership with the Arab League to become ‘the keeper of peace and stability in the Middle East.’”

Hamas leader rejects deal with Israel to ease Gaza siege Al-Monitor

“ What is more important to Hamas — the release of its inmates from Israeli jails or improved conditions for Gaza’s 2 million residents? [Yahya Sinwar, Hamas political leader in Gaza], is unwilling to budge from his pledge to Hamas inmates to obtain their release… He himself was freed… and sees himself as ‘the father of Palestinian prisoners.’”

The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar is more than just a war crime 972 Magazine

“For decades, Israel has hoped to build up the area [that Khan al-Ahmar is located in] with settlements in order to connect [Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim]. Doing so would bifurcate the West Bank, leading to what has been described over the years as the nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.”

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