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The detentions of Fatah members happened as the settlement and demolitions of Palestinian infrastructure rages on with six new demolition orders in the occupied city of Jerusalem

Palestinian shop owner Amin Abbasi was told that Israeli forces will demolish his shop and force him to pay extortionate fees should he refuse to carry out the destruction himself.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three

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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis, a routine tactic which critics say amounts to collective punishment.

Israel threatens to demolish two Palestinian schools

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Israel threatens to demolish two Palestinian schools

Two Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank are under threat of demolition, the Norwegian Refugee Council reported, after an Israeli court ...

Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

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Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing ...

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Israel prepares for 'hundreds of Palestinian home demolitions'

Israeli forces are preparing to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the northern occupied West Bank after issuing eviction orders for rural communities in the Jordan Valley last week .

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Hollywood stars hold fundraiser for US taxpayer-funded Israeli military

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban chaired his annual gala dinner in Los Angeles on Thursday, raising $53.8 million for the Israeli ...

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Netanyahu pledges millions for settler-only West Bank roads

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) on Monday to improve settler-only bypass roads in the ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against ...

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

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Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British government said it viewed 'with favour the establishment in ...

Israel to demolish hundreds of Palestinian apartments in <em>Jerusalem</em>

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Israel to demolish hundreds of Palestinian apartments in Jerusalem

Five buildings set to be destroyed by Israel hold a total of 138 apartments in Kafr Aqab. Twenty of them are occupied, with the rest being owned ...

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Charlie Hoyle

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Explainer: One hundred years ago, on 2 November, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary James Balfour wrote a signed letter to Walter Rothschild, ...

Israel to postpone controversial 'annexation bill' of <em>Jerusalem</em> settlements

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Israel to postpone controversial 'annexation bill' of Jerusalem settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will postpone a bill that would integrate settlements outside Jerusalem into the city's ...

Video: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers harvesting olives

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Video: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers harvesting olives

Israeli settlers threw rocks and sharp objects at Palestinian farmers as they were harvesting olives on their land in the West Bank.

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Israel's 'predictive policing' sees online crackdown on Palestinians

Israeli security agencies are using advanced technology to trawl through Palestinian social media posts to identify and detain users who have not yet committed a crime.

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Israel 'triples size' of East Jerusalem Nof Zion settlement

Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved a major expansion of Nof Zion, an Israeli settlement located in the East Jerusalem ...

Diana Alghoul

Israel cuts water supplies to Jerusalem neighbourhood

Israeli water company Gihon has cut water to a number of homes in a Jerusalem neighbourhood after the poverty-stricken Palestinian ...

James Snell

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

Comment: In Kirkuk, the US has allowed Iranian proxy forces - recently designated a terrorist group - to openly attack an American ally, ...

Palestinians look forward to a political breakthrough

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians look forward to a political breakthrough

The Cairo deal could yet pave the way to fresh elections in Palestine, offering a glimpse of hope that the blockade of Gaza may be lifted, ...

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Israel to demolish Palestinian homes in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighbourhood

Israeli forces have notified several Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan that their houses ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

Analysis: The Kurdish political divides which led to Baghdad re-taking Kirkuk in less than a day could leave Kurdistan much more vulnerable, ...

EU demands Israel 'reconsider' West Bank settler homes plan

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EU demands Israel 'reconsider' West Bank settler homes plan

The EU has urged Israel to reconsider plans for nearly 1,300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, saying they were illegal under ...

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