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The unnamed Palestinian man in Jerusalem has been detained by Israeli forces for 'inciting violence and terrorism' on social media.

Iran is attempting to reconcile Hamas and Damascus since a fall out over the Syria war, with Tehran hoping to rebuild an anti-Israel axis in the region.

Majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, poll finds

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Majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, poll finds

A majority of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign while over half of the Palestinian public fear publicly criticising the Palestinian Authority, a new poll has found.

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, writes ...

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, ...

Rami Almeghari

Meeting Gaza's first music therapist

In-depth: Armed with her lute and a passion to help others, music therapist Reem Anbar is focused on helping Gazan children with special needs, reports Rami Almeghari.

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Palestinian rights groups hand dossier on Israel to ICC

A 700-page dossier has been handed to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for a range of war ...

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Hamas fighter dies in Gaza tunnel during training incident

A Hamas militant died in an incident in a tunnel in Gaza, the Islamist movement which controls the territory said on Tuesday, the third ...

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to co-exist" ...

Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to end <em>Gaza</em> sanctions

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Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to end Gaza sanctions

Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh has called on the rival Palestinian Authority to end its sanctions on Gaza after the Islamist movement made ...

Nada Elia

Israel co-opts vegetarianism for its 'moral' army of occupation

Comment: Israel is using its tolerance of the 'vegetarian lifestyle' to deceptively market itself in its latest moral crusade, writes Nada Elia.

First 'permanent' US military base opens in Israel

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First 'permanent' US military base opens in Israel

Israel has inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said.

Palestinian prime minister to make rare visit to <em>Gaza</em>

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Palestinian prime minister to make rare visit to Gaza

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will visit Gaza, to speak with Hamas officials about reconciliation talks.

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Malia Bouattia

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Comment: With the centenary of the Balfour Declaration fast approaching, pro-Palestinian campaigners must work harder than ever to galvanise ...

Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Diana Alghoul

Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Abu Samra's was in Jordan for medical treatment for cancer, when she was charged in absentia by Hamas. Today, the Gaza-based movement ...

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Hamas meets Palestinian Authority's demands and dissolves Gaza authority

The Gaza based authority has ultimately accepted a key of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, whose presidency expired in 2009, to end a divisions between Fatah and Hamas.

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Marathon body bans Israeli race in occupied West Bank

The Greek-based Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) said it had to exclude the Israeli marathon to comply with ...

The New Arab

UN slams Israel for Palestine's 'de-development'

Fifty years after Israel began its occupation, development remains stagnant and unemployment persists for Palestinians.

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

Hijabi models and inclusive shades: Rihanna's makeup embraces all

Diana Alghoul

Hijabi models and inclusive shades: Rihanna's makeup embraces all

The advertising campaign was diverse, there was a wide range of makeup shades. The products we tried did not disappoint either

Nada Elia

The Rohingya: Southeast Asia's Palestinians

Comment: The Rohingya and the Palestinian people have much in common: They have been persecuted, repeatedly displaced, denied citizenship and ...

Hamas 'ready to reconcile with Fatah with no pre-conditions'

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Hamas 'ready to reconcile with Fatah with no pre-conditions'

Hamas had previously demanded that Abbas halt a series of measures taken against Gaza before sitting down to discuss a reconciliation ...

Is UK's Labour shifting back to a pro-Israel stance?

Tom Charles

Is UK's Labour shifting back to a pro-Israel stance?

Comment: Labour may be forced to adopt a pro-Israel position, despite its new pro-Palestinian leadership, writes Tom Charles.

A new Middle East?

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, ...

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