Israel-Hamas war

Israel-Hamas war to cost-of-living pressures: 6 takeaways from Singapore Parliament

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s parliament has condemned the violence against innocent civilians in the Israel-Hamas conflict and emphasised the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony in Singapore. During a debate held on Monday (6 November), 21 Members of Parliament representing the People’s Action Party (PAP), Workers’ Party (WP) and Progress Singapore Party (PSP) discussed the Israel-Hamas conflict. The motion addressing this issue was eventually passed after six hours of deliberation.

Wearing symbols linked with Israel-Hamas war may result in jail, warns MHA

SINGAPORE —The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a warning on Monday (6 November), stating that publicly displaying or wearing foreign national emblems related to the Israel-Hamas warwithout a permit is considered an offence. This warning comes under the Foreign National Emblems (Control of Display) Act of 1949. The law applies to all foreign national emblems, including flags and banners of any state. Those convicted of this offence can face

Israel-Hamas war: Singapore leaders extend condolences in wake of Gaza hospital blast

SINGAPORE —Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan have expressed their condolences to their Palestinian counterparts on Wednesday (18 Oct) following ablast at a hospital in Gaza. The explosion at Al-Ahli al-Arabi Hospital on Tuesday marked the deadliest single incidentin the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, claiming the lives of hundreds of Palestinians. In a letter addressed to Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, Prime

Nparks, police say applications for public events related to Israel-Hamas war will be rejected

SINGAPORE — Applications to hold public events and assemblies related to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas will be rejected, the Singapore Police Force and the National Parks Board (NParks) said in a joint statement on Wednesday (18 October). The police and Nparks said in the statement that the decision is primarily based on their assessment of “public safety and security concerns” associated with such events, given the heightened