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Book review: Macintyre's authoritative voice comes through in his persistent interrogation of one overarching question: How did Gaza get so bad?

Palestinian political parties on Wednesday agreed on the need to hold elections by the end of 2018 after two days of reconciliation talks in Cairo.

UN envoy: conflict likely if Fatah-<em>Hamas</em> reconciliation fails

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UN envoy: conflict likely if Fatah-Hamas reconciliation fails

Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council on Monday that another intra-Palestinian conflict could break out if the reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas fail

Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

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Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

Israeli police announced an investigation into a photoshopped picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian headscarf that has gone ...

Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

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Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

Leaders of leading Palestinian political factions headed to the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward a ...

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Saudi Arabia 'a threat' to Lebanon: former UK FM

Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said Saudi Arabia could be a threat to Lebanon should calmer heads not prevail in the kingdom, during a conference in London.

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Gaza border with Egypt opens with Palestinian hopes high

Residents of Gaza welcomed the reopening of the Gaza border on Saturday for the first time since a reconciliation agreement between the two ...

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Family of assassinated Tunisian Hamas member demands 'justice'

The family of slain Tunisian drone expert and member of Hamas movement Mohamed Zouari call on authorities to release details of the ...

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US threatens Palestinians with closure of PLO's Washington office

The Trump administration is attempting to increase its leverage in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table by threatening to ...

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

Rami Almeghari

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might ...

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Egypt to open Gaza border for three days

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is set to open on Saturday for three days, the first time since the Palestinian reconciliation deal.

<em>Hamas</em>: We made resistance part of Palestinian culture

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Hamas: We made resistance part of Palestinian culture

A Hamas spokesperson reiterated the group will never recognise Israel, and that they have managed to transform resistance into one of ...

Palestinian hopes for Rafah border opening dashed for now

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Palestinian hopes for Rafah border opening dashed for now

Palestinian leaders had hoped a recently signed reconciliation agreement would lead to Egypt reopening its Rafah border with Gaza on Wednesday, ...

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Diana Alghoul

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Yasser Arafat declared independence in 1988 only to give up Palestinian sovereignty in the Oslo Accords of 1993, writes Diana Alghoul.

Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-<em>Hamas</em> comments with visit invitation

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Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-Hamas comments with visit invitation

Israel's communications minister has welcomed a Saudi cleric's condemnation of Gaza-based Hamas as a 'terror organisation' and invited ...

Victoria Schneider

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Comment: Authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank are attempting to silence the critical voices of activists and journalists, writes Victoria Schneider.

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Israel arrests senior Islamic Jihad leader as tensions rise

Israeli forces arrested a senior Islamic Jihad leader on Monday as tensions with the Palestinian group rise following the destruction of a ...

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Saudi Arabia 'told Abbas' to accept US peace plan

Saudi Arabia reportedly instructed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to accept a peace plan drafter by the US or resign, according to Israeli ...

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Israel warns Gaza groups against revenge attack

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian groups in Gaza against carrying out revenge attacks after Israel's army blew up a ...

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

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Tens of thousands commemorate Arafat in Hamas-run Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza on Saturday to commemorate 13 years since the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat.

Cairo invites Palestinian Peoples Party to reconciliation talks

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Cairo invites Palestinian Peoples Party to reconciliation talks

The Palestinian Peoples Party announces it will be sending a delegation to the November reconciliation talks in Cairo.

Under siege, Gaza's olive farmers face falling yields

Rami Almeghari

Under siege, Gaza's olive farmers face falling yields

In-depth: Years of blockade and small- and large-scale Israeli military actions have taken their toll on farmers in the coastal enclave, writes ...

Agreement over Rafah crossing stirs controversy in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Agreement over Rafah crossing stirs controversy in Gaza

In-depth: Gazans do not want European observers reporting their movements to Israel, reports Rami Almeghari.

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