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Until the July 2013 ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi, tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt provided a vital lifeline for the small Palestinian territory. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Civil Defense pointed out that the tunnel was blown up last week by Egyptian authorities, adding that the workers were attempting to renovate the tunnel again.
Al-Qiq was one of a number of prominent Palestinian hunger strikers in 2016, who included the Balboul brothers who went without food for 77 and 79 days, Malik al-Qadi for 68 days, Bilal Kayid for 71 days. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Al-Qiq declared a hunger strike for the second time on Feb. 6 after being sentenced to administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence and used almost exclusively against Palestinians.
A Palestinian family, whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers, walk past a tent on April 21, 2015 in the southern West Bank. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
“Khan al-Ahmar is one of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank, struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living in the face of intense pressure from the Israeli authorities to move to a planned relocation site.”
King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (File photo)
February 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The comments come as the US has seemingly pivoted away from the two-state solution.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014. (AFP/file)
February 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Five European parliamentarians said Wednesday that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip.
A general view taken on May 16, 2016 shows graffiti in Gaza City commemorating the
February 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The fisherman was hospitalized after being shot in the back while out at sea.
Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the
February 21, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The head of the union of Gaza fishermen, Nizar Ayyash, told Ma'an that Israeli forces had detained Umran Saber Bakr, Mahmoud Saber Bakr, Abdullah Saber Bakr, Thabet Abd al-Raziq Bakr, and Omar Muhammad Bakr, and took them to the port of Ashdod in southern Israel.
Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who has been charged with manslaughter for shooting an incapacitated Palestinian stabbing suspect in Hebron, is seen in a military court, March 29, 2016. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 12:08 GMT
20-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azarya executed Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif as he lay injured on the ground.
US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take arrive for a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
February 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Palestinian leaders said the only alternative is a system of apartheid.
Israeli soldiers keep position during clashes with Palestinian protestors following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on February 10, 2017. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
February 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In addition to recognizing Palestine as a state in 2014, Sweden has since welcomed the opening of a Palestinian embassy.
Israeli forces launched multiple raids in towns and villages across the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, detaining at least 11 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Israeli forces carry out detention raids across the occupied territory on a near-daily basis, with the UN recording an average of 95 weekly raids in the West Bank in 2016, and 100 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.
Trump and Bibi are expected to meet on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"A two-state solution that doesn't bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve," a senior White House official told Reuters.
In this file photo, an Israeli army bulldozer destroys Palestinian houses in the East Jerusalem area of Silwan. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 07:41 GMT
At least 16 Palestinian homes received the orders, Abu Diab said, where at least 118 individuals reside. The families of al-Ruweidi, al-Qadi, Shaloudi, al-Abbasi, and Hamdan were all reported to have received the orders.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Haley have criticized the United Nations for adopting a resolution in December that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres nominated Fayyad to the post on Thursday and the Security Council had been expected to approve his appointment without objections.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed the Security Council that he intends to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad, seen here beside former US president Obama, to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been Libya envoy since November 2015. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not "support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nations" where the Palestinians do not have full membership.
The teen was caught and disarmed by locals. (Twitter)
February 10, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
A 19-year-old from the Nablus area was disarmed and detained, while others were injured with minor gunshot wounds.