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Irish lawmakers have passed the first reading of a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

Irish lawmakers are expected to pass a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements, local newspaper The Irish Times reported.

Israel extends detention of <em>Palestinian</em> lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

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Israel extends detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

Israel's much-criticised administrative detention system means the MP will spend more than a year behind bars without trial.

Erekat blasts Israel's move to punish <em>Palestinian</em> prisoner families

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Erekat blasts Israel's move to punish Palestinian prisoner families

Saeb Erekat said Israel's move to freeze money transfers to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority threatens its existence.

Trump Mideast envoy slams <em>Palestinian</em> negotiator Saeb Erekat

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Trump Mideast envoy slams Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

The international community and Palestinians were outraged by Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, breaking with decades ...

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Palestinians continue to suffer in Syria's Yarmouk camp

The last residents in Yarmouk refugee camp still live under constant bombardment and are trapped in the fighting, unable to leave their homes with limited food and water.

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Trump calls Jerusalem embassy move 'great day for Israel'

Trump on Monday hailed the scheduled opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem as "a great day for Israel," as Israeli forces killed dozens of ...

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Abbas reaffirms leadership as PLO chief despite decreasing popularity

A Palestinian National Council meeting boycotted by Hamas and the leftist PFLP reaffirmed Abbas as the head of the PLO as a growing ...

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Palestinian activists: "Bodies on the streets" of Yarmouk

Civilians were killed in regime shelling on a Palestinian refugee camp on the edges of the capital.

Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

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Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel ...

Zohra El-Mokhtari

What is terrorism?

Comment: Broad and shifting definitions of 'terrorism' have given states free rein to act with impunity, writes Zohra el-Mokhtari.

Abbas aide: Hamas 'sensationalising deaths of Palestinians'

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Abbas aide: Hamas 'sensationalising deaths of Palestinians'

A key aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of sensationalising the deaths of Palestinians, bringing the Gaza ...

<em>Palestinian</em> Land Day resistance comes at critical time

Mohammed Moussa

Palestinian Land Day resistance comes at critical time

In-depth: This year's marches are planned to spark a new movement, reports Mohammed Moussa.

US embassy move could spark 'something big and dangerous'

Mohammed Arafat

US embassy move could spark 'something big and dangerous'

In-depth: The US embassy opening in May that will coincide with the anniversary of the Nakba is just one of a plethora of reasons Gaza is ...

Palestinians slam 'provocative' US embassy Jerusalem opening

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Palestinians slam 'provocative' US embassy Jerusalem opening

The Palestinian leadership has slammed a US decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of ...

Janet Smith

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his party's support for Palestine.

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Palestinian Authority sued over 'collaborating with CIA'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he suspended contact with US officials after Trump's Jerusalem decision, but discoveries of ...

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PLO could withdraw recognition of Israel

PLO leaders are mulling over a move to revoke the 1988 recognition of Israel, after US and Israeli moves to undermine Palestinian ...

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Palestinian backlash as Pence addresses Israel's Knesset

A number of Palestinian MKs have held a protest against Vice-President Mike Pence's speech to Israel's parliament, angry over the US' ...

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.

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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.

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.

Hamas pulls out of <em>Palestinian</em> 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 ...

Israel extends detention without trial of Khalida Jarrar

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Israel extends detention without trial of Khalida Jarrar

Details of the accusations against Jarrar are secret, as is common practice with Israeli administrative detention, which allows the imprisonment ...

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