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The Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Tensions continue to mount in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp after a grenade attack on the home of a Palestinian National Security Force member.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AFP/File)
09:50 GMT
The unspoken, but unmistakable rule about UN secretary-generals is that they must come across as affable enough so as not to be the cause of international controversies, but also flexible enough to accommodate the US' disproportionate influence over the United Nations, particularly the Security Council.
Gigi has been dazzling on the Bottega Veneta catwalk for Milan Fashion Week. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
08:30 GMT
Gigi talks about her high school days, from schoolgirl dreams to senior pranks.
In recent months, Israel has detained scores of Palestinians, including journalists, for social media activity, alleging that a wave of unrest that swept the occupied Palestinian territory last October was encouraged largely by "incitement." (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that 24 Palestinian journalists were currently held in Israeli prisons.

September 26, 2016

A masked Palestinian hurls rocks towards Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of Mohammed Fares al-Jaabari on Oct. 10, 2015, in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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A fresh wave of violence has Israel in its grasp once again, almost exactly one year after similar attacks sparked fears of a third Intifada. Once again, it's dredging up questions of how to handle the violence and what this means for Israel's future.
The rights body warned that the practice by FIFA countered the human rights obligations, which it has pledged to uphold
12:08 GMT
Human Rights Watch says the world's football governing body, FIFA, has been sponsoring football matches played on “stolen” land in the occupied West Bank.
Hamas supporters wave flags during a rally in Gaza. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Khalid Mashaal also hinted he would not stand for reelection in Hamas' internal elections next year.

September 25, 2016

Palestinian prisoner Yasser Thiyab Hamduna died of a stroke on Sunday in an Israeli prison. (AFP/File)
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Yasser Thiyab Hamduna died of a stroke in an Israeli prison, and was previously severely beaten by prison guards.
While exiting the Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week, American fashion model, Gigi was lifted into the air by a bearded man in a wide-brimmed hat and reflective sunglasses. (YouTube)
08:08 GMT
While exiting the Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week, American fashion model, Gigi was lifted into the air by a bearded man in a wide-brimmed hat and reflective sunglasses.
“Sand Storm” will be released in the United States on Wednesday, starting at New York City’s Film Forum.(Sundance)
08:00 GMT
In a historic first, Israel has selected a film entirely in Arabic to represent the country at the Academy Awards.
A Palestinian girl stands outside an Israeli jail. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Some of the minors were held under administrative detention or had to pay a large fine to be released.
Palestinians hold banners in support of borther Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, and Malik al-Qadi, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on 21 September. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Al-Qadi ended his hunger strike on Wednesday, along with fellow prisoners Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, after an agreement with the Israeli prisons services not to renew their administrative detentions.

September 23, 2016

Palestinian students in checkered keffiyehs holding axes. (photo: AFP)
15:28 GMT
The "knife intifada" was thought to be over. Turns out, it isn't.
Last year the Rafah crossing was closed for 344 days, but in 2016 it has been open more regularly, though still severely restricted. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Egypt opened the crossing on Sunday to allow pilgrims to return home after Eid al-Adha.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP photo)
12:28 GMT
"Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people."
President of the State of Palenstine Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (AFP/Drew Angerer)
10:00 GMT
The President of the Palestinian Authority accused Israel of evading international initiatives aimed at ending the occupation.

September 22, 2016

Natalie Rantissi in her traditional Palestinian costume. (Hajjajcartoons.com)
13:42 GMT
The beauty pageant is set to take place in October.

September 21, 2016

A Palestinian woman takes part in a demonstration outside the Red Cross offices in Gaza City. (AFP/File)
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Muhammad Balboul, 26, has refused food since July 7, while his 23-year-old brother Mahmoud had been on hunger strike since July 5, and 25-year-old Malik al-Qadi declared his hunger strike on July 16.
Israeli border guards shot a young teenage girl in the legs for not stopping at a checkpoint in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
A 13-year-old girl was shot in the legs at the Eliyahu checkpoint when she did not stop.
Israeli security forces fire tear gas canisters to disperse Palestinian protesters during a demonstration. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Seven Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Hebron since Thursday, after a period of relative calm since a wave of unrest spread across the occupied territory nearly a year ago, which has seen 230 Palestinians killed by Israelis and 32 Israelis killed by Palestinians.

September 20, 2016

An Israeli soldier scuffles with a Palestinian woman who is trying to film the scene of a reported Palestinian stabbing attack on a soldier near the Jewish settler enclave of Tal Rumeda in the city centre of the West Bank town of Hebron on September 16, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
16:00 GMT
Scores of Palestinians have been detained in recent months for social media activity.
Palestinian farmer Abbas Yusef, 70, looks towards his olive trees. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT
For Palestinians in the homeland as well as in exile, oral history production centers around a common experience of displacement.
Israeli occupation forces gather around a wounded Palestinian near the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron on Monday. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an that two Palestinians were "apprehended and neutralized" at the Ibrahimi mosque checkpoint in Hebron after carrying out a stabbing attack on a border police officer.
An El Al flight lands at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion international airport. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Arab passengers at Israel's airports are frequently subjected to strip searches and 'security escorts.'

September 19, 2016

Israeli forces shot Amro outside Al Aqsa Mosque, killing him instantly. (Social media)
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Rafi said that the body of Saeed Amro, 28, will be handed over to his family after completing official procedures by the concerned authorities, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
Palestinians check the damage in their house after it was hit by Israeli tank fire on September 6, 2016 in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
12:30 GMT
UNRWA staff accused administrators of not filling hundreds of vacant positions to save money at the expense of refugees.
Palestinians hold posters against administrative detention and in support of Palestinian prisoners Bilal Kayed, Muhammad and Mahmud al-Balboul outside the United Nations building in the West Bank city of Ramallh, on August 22, 2016. (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
Mahmoud and Muhammad Balboul have been on hunger strike for 76 and 74 days respectively, while al-Qadi entered the 65th day of his strike on Saturday.

September 18, 2016

Border Police at the Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Several of al-Amr's family members, who spoke to Ma'an by phone and by Facebook messenger, said they doubted the Israeli police narrative.
Israeli security forces gather at the scene where a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier before he was shot dead, in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
11:00 GMT
The incident came after four Palestinians and one Jordanian were killed by Israeli forces amid an upsurge in violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Zexer has made an engrossing film about the lives of a mother and a daughter who struggle to assert their identities but still long to fit into a culture they respect. (IMDB)
11:00 GMT
Elite Zexer's film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic category for its portrayal of forbidden love in the Bedouin culture.
A picture taken on July 3, 2016 shows Lady Leyla, a humanitarian aid ship sent from Turkey to the Gaza Strip, docked at the Israeli southern port of Ashdod, (AFP/Jack Guez)
08:00 GMT
Each aid package to be distributed in the first phase will include flour, sugar and cooking oil.
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a 2015 anti-Israeli protest in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis. (AFP/Said Khatib)
06:00 GMT
The State Department on Friday designated Fathi Hammad, a former Hamas interior minister, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

September 17, 2016

Israeli security forces gather at the scene where a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli security forces after ramming his car into a group of Israelis at Tapuah junction, south of Nablus in the West Bank, on November 8, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
11:00 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot dead after stabbing and lightly injuring an Israeli solider in Hebron.
225 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis since a wave of unrest first swept across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The two Palestinians have yet to be identified. Israeli media reported that no Israelis were injured.

September 16, 2016

The pro-BDS Pink Floyd rocker and the Palestinian writer have parted ways. (www.hitfix.com)
11:28 GMT
The pro-BDS Pink Floyd rocker and the Palestinian writer have parted ways.
Palestinians hold their national flag as they ride boats during a rally to show support for activists aboard a flotilla of boats who are soon to set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel's blockade, at the seaport of Gaza on June 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT
Female international activists have set sail for the Gaza Strip on board two boats from the Spanish port of Barcelona to take humanitarian aid to the Israeli-besieged territory.

September 15, 2016

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
In Gaza city Israeli forces targeted a site allegedly used by the al-Qassam brigades in the eastern part of the city.
Bella took the fall in her stride, and later posted her injury on Snapchat. (AFP/Angela Weiss)
08:31 GMT
The Pali model toppled over in her six-inch heels and wound up on all fours in front of the world's press and fashion glitterati. Ouch!
The bulldozers reportedly leveled lands near the border. No shootings were reported. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Witnesses said that four Israeli military bulldozers entered some 50 meters into Palestinian lands from the Sufah military site between the districts of Rafah and Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
The Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Shaked and Erdan have proposed a bill that would compel social media providers like Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter to remove "criminal" content which constitutes a danger to personal, public, or state security.

September 14, 2016

Gigi Hadid says her and her boyfriend Zayn Malik are constantly annoying their neighbours by singing show tunes at the top of their voice. (Instagram)
09:00 GMT
Gigi Hadid says her and her boyfriend Zayn Malik are constantly annoying their neighbours by singing show tunes at the top of their voice.