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Israel's Interior Ministry has stripped more than 20,000 Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem of their residency since Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1967. Historians and political analysts have likened the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes to ethnic cleansing. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Palestinians living on their land, who were not uprooted during the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, hold Israeli citizenship. They do not, however, enjoy equal rights, and complain that they are treated as second-class citizens.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) gestures next to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov (L) and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as they take part with other representatives during the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)
January 16, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around half a million Palestinians still reside in Lebanon, most of them living below the poverty line.
French President Francois Hollande, left, greets US Secretary of State John Kerry. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 07:08 GMT
A draft declaration expected to be released at the conclusion of the conference called for a "negotiated solution with two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."
A Palestinian family whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers walk past a tent on April 21, 2015, in the southern West Bank village of Ad-Deirat Rifaiyya. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
January 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
On Tuesday, Israeli forces demolished 11 homes belonging to Palestinian citizens of Israel in the city of Qalansawe in central Israel
Tear gas canisters rain down on demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bilin. (AFP/File)
January 14, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In Bilin, protesters, who included both Palestinian and international participants, held Palestinian flags and marched through the village's streets shouting slogans and songs, calling for national unity, resisting Israeli occupation, releasing Palestinian prisoners, and other principles close to the Palestinian struggle.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu is accompanied by PMO Director-General Eli Groner to weekly cabinet meeting. (AFP/File)
January 13, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Recent UN resolution could lead to ‘troubling policies,’ Eli Groner acknowledges, but countries need to decide what’s in their best interest, ‘to be with Israel, or without Israel.’
Azaria's father, Charlie, reportedly sat down with Col. Guy Hazut, the commander of the Kfir Brigade, in which his son serves. (AFP/File)
January 11, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
In a letter to Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, attorneys Eyal Besserglick and Ilan Katz denounced the meeting held at an IDF base on Monday and reported on the next day by Channel 2 news, saying it was "crossing a red line."
A Bedouin woman sits in front of a razed home. (AFP/File)
January 11, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Bedouin communities, who have also been recent victims of home demolitions, say it comes as a direct retaliation from the impending evacuation of the Amona settlement.
Forming a third of the occupied West Bank and with 88 percent of its land classified as Area C -- under full Israeli military control -- the Jordan Valley has long been a strategic area of land unlikely to return to Palestinians following Israel's occupation in 1967. (AFP/File)
January 10, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The pipeline was funded by international NGO Action Against Hunger four years ago.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has written to several heads of state urging them to work to prevent the US from moving its embassy to Jersualem. (AFP/File)
January 10, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Abbas also wrote to other heads of state asking them to 'exert as much effort as possible' to prevent the relocation of the US embassy.
Israeli border police at the scene of the truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
January 09, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Al-Qunbar's sister Shadia told Ma'an that Israeli forces raided the Palestinian's home, as well as his brothers' and parents' houses, holding the family members for more than three hours.
Israeli security forces and medics gather at the site of a ramming attack in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
January 09, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
At least four people were killed and 15 injured after a truck swerved into a group of soldiers getting off a bus in East Jerusalem on Sunday.
Israeli security forces gather around a flatbed truck at the site of a ramming attack in Jerusalem on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
January 08, 2017 - 13:24 GMT
Three or four people are feared dead, while others were suffering from severe injuries.
In July, an Israeli lawyer filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook Inc., claiming that the social media platform allowed members of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to plan and carry out attacks against Americans and Israelis. (File photo)
January 08, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Husam Badran, a Hamas spokesman, said in a statement that Facebook had closed more than 90 page supporting Hamas, in addition to 30 personal accounts affiliated with the movement.
Trump promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's undivided capital if he emerged triumphant in the US presidential election. (AFP/File)
January 07, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
A high-ranking Jordanian official has warmed US President-elect Donald Trump of “catastrophic” repercussions in case he opts to honor his campaign pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
Lieberman stated that calls for a pardon were
January 06, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The Israeli military court gave a wholesale endorsement of the prosecution's argument that Azarya was unjustified in killing 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif in March, based in part on the blistering testimonies given by Azarya's army commanders.