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Israel's deputy defence minister said a team has been set up to look into the process of authorising 70 illegal settler outposts in the West Bank.

Netanyahu made the remarks during his India visit, adding they were based on a 'solid assessment' and that the move was one of several unprecedented US policy changes toward Israel.

UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

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UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Malia Bouattia

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in ...

Disabled Palestinian protester 'killed by Israeli fire'

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Disabled Palestinian protester 'killed by Israeli fire'

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya was shot dead during a day of demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Israel says Abbas 'lost his senses' after defiant speech

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' speech, where he accused Israel of ending the peace process and ended the US' role in it, has come under fire by Israeli leaders

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Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called to suspend the PLO's recognition of Israel, although it is unclear whether the vote in binding.

Ylenia Gostoli

Tamimi detention decision delayed

The 16-year-old will remain in custody until her next court date, a judge ruled on Monday.

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Israeli court extends remand of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 16, was charged on 1 January with 12 counts, including assault, for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers near ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Ahmed Saleem, aged 24, was shot dead during clashes with Israeli armed forces in Jayyous near Qalqilya, close to the separation wall between ...

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

India must not forget its historic support for Palestine

Comment: India has traditionally been an ardent advocate of Palestinian rights. It must not allow closer ties with Israel to endanger this, ...

Palestinian PM: 'International community must continue to support refugees'

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Palestinian PM: 'International community must continue to support refugees'

Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah has asked for guarantees that Palestinian refugees will continue to receive support.

Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

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Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept Trump as a mediator for peace talks with Israel.

Gaza fisherman shot dead by Egyptian army: Palestinians Gaza fisherman shot dead by Egyptian army: Palestinians

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Gaza fisherman shot dead by Egyptian army: Palestinians

A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by the Egyptian army overnight for unclear reasons, officials in the Gaza Strip said on Saturday.

Hamas pulls out of Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

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Hamas pulls out of Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

Gaza-based Islamist movement Hamas said it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US ...

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EU concern over detention of Palestinian 'slap video' teen

EU missions in Ramallah and Jerusalem have expressed 'deep concern' over the circumstances of the recent arrests of young Palestinian activists Ahed Tamimi and Fawzi Mohammed al-Juneidi.

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'Violating defenceless civilians': Palestine slams US ambassador to Israel

The Palestinian foreign ministry has slammed the US ambassador to Israel for endorsing Israel's illegal occupation and shaming Palestinians for ...

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No charge for Israeli officer's extrajudicial killing of Palestinian

The off-duty Israeli military officer, who shot at an unarmed car 'against regulations' killing a 15-year-old Palestinian and injuring four ...

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New Orleans council approves BDS resolution

The city becomes the first in the American south to officially adopt BDS-focused legislation that it calls its 'social and ethical' obligation ...

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Steven Salaita

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Comment: The lack of outrage over Seinfeld's outing to a fantasy Israeli army training camp reveals much about the US state monopoly on ...

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Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces following settler shooting

Two Palestinians have been killed as violent clashes erupt across the West Bank and Gaza, after Israeli forces enforced a crackdown following ...

Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm Palestinian villages

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Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm Palestinian villages

An estimated group of 500 settlers from nearby settlements attempted to invade the two villages near the West Bank city of Qalqilya.

Revealed: Netanyahu planned to exchange West Bank for Sinai

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Revealed: Netanyahu planned to exchange West Bank for Sinai

Former US officials allege Netanyahu asked Obama in 2014 to support a far-fetched plan to annex Palestinian West Bank territory, "compensating" ...

Cutting Palestinian aid for political purposes 'outrageous': NRC

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Cutting Palestinian aid for political purposes 'outrageous': NRC

"Cutting funds to UNRWA will achieve nothing except push millions of Palestinians further into poverty and despair," warned NRC Secretary ...

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