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July 28, 2015

Jordanian security forces (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT
Twelve Jordanians on Tuesday were sentenced to prison terms of up to 15 years for their involvement in recruiting members for the Hamas movement.
A Palestinian man is arrested by Israeli police following clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT
Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said 15 Arab League envoys will hold a meeting in Cairo next month over Israeli aggression in the Al-Aqsa compound.
Singer Sami Yusuf is not welcome on Iranian state television. (Facebook)
10:51 GMT
Azeri-origin British singer Sami Yusuf is not welcome on Iranian state television anymore.
Relatives of Palestinian teen Mohammad Abu Latifa mourn during his funeral in Qalandia refugee camp beside Ramallah, July 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel Monday for killing an unarmed 18-year-old Palestinian teen.
The increase brings yearly aid from Saudi to the PA to $60 million. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Saudi's government announced increasing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority budget to $20 million.
Hundreds of Israeli police Tuesday morning stormed illegally constructed buildings in the West Bank settlement of Beit El. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
Hundreds of Israeli police special forces early Tuesday morning stormed illegally constructed buildings in a West Bank settlement.
Jordan on Sunday stressed the UN should continue to offer services for as long as the problem exists. (AFP/File)
03:19 GMT
Jordan on Sunday stressed the UN should continue to offer services for as long as the problem exists.
The increase brings the kingdom's contribution to $60 million a year. (AFP/File)
03:10 GMT
The increase brings the kingdom's contribution to $60 million a year.

July 27, 2015

Twenty Palestinians were killed when a UN school was shelled during last year's war in Gaza. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Two IDF officers are under investigation for their roles in shelling a UN school in Gaza where some 20 Palestinians were killed during the war last year.
Rumored couple Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas take a trip to Disneyland. (Instagram)
08:52 GMT
Rumored couple Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas take a trip to Disneyland.
Israeli police guard a group of right-wing settlers leaving the Al-Aqsa compound, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Jordanian authorities condemned Israeli forces for raiding the Al-Asqa Mosque after Jewish right-wing settlers were allowed to enter the compound.
The 18-year-old teen was shot and killed while struggling to escape from Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen after raiding the Qalandia refugee camp Monday near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
A Palestinian woman is arrested after Israeli forces allowed right-wing settlers to storm the Al-Aqsa compound, limiting access for Muslim worshipers, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Israeli soldiers injured 19 Palestinian mosque guards during clashes in the Al-Aqsa Mosque after right-wing settlers stormed the compound.
The talks comes as reports circulate of Abbas' planned resignation in two months' time. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom held talks with senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman in recent days.

July 26, 2015

The UNRWA is suffering a severe financial crisis that forced it to severely cut aid for Palestinian refugees. (AFP/File)
18:51 GMT
The UNRWA is suffering a severe financial crisis that forced it to severely cut aid for Palestinian refugees.
Palestinian refugee schoolchildren ride on playground equipment in Gaza. (AFP/File)
18:46 GMT
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Jordan on Sunday staged protests against the decision of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) to cut its services to the Palestinian population.
A Jordanian M113 armored ambulance is offloaded at King Hussein Airport, September 1987. (Wikimedia Commons/MSGT Scott Stewart)
18:11 GMT
The International Civil Aviation Organization is investigating a complaint Jordan submitted against Israel's construction of a new airport near Aqaba.
Orthodox Jewish women and men pray during the annual Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and a memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples some 2,000 years ago, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
09:24 GMT
Israeli police on Sunday entered al-Aqsa Mosque to detain Palestinian suspects after a riot.

July 25, 2015

Talal al-Urduni was known to have had tense relations with Islamists in the camp, especially with Fatah al-Islam. (AFP/File)
13:07 GMT
A Fatah official in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Lebanon was assassinated Saturday by unidentified gunmen.
Israeli Arab actor Doraid Liddawi and Afaf Sheni are the hosts of P48's morning show. (Photo courtesy of Haaretz)
13:00 GMT
Falastin 48, the new channel aimed at Israeli-Arabs, is forced to relocate to a parking lot to film.
An estimated 7,000 Palestinian refugees remain in Yarmouk refugee camp, out of direct reach of UN humanitarian aid organizations. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT
The United Nations removed the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp from a list of besieged areas in Syria despite not having direct access to the camp for five months.

July 24, 2015

Many Palestinian children detained by Israel endure prolonged periods of solitary confinement and are denied legal counsel. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
An eight-year-old boy was arrested by Israeli troops in an East Jerusalem neighborhood for allegedly throwing stones.
Support for a two-state solution has dropped among Israelis and Palestinians, according to a recent poll. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
UN representative Nickolay Mladenov said support for the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine was "fading away", during a briefing with the UN Security Council.

July 23, 2015

The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works still faces limitations as reconstruction of Gaza homes is under way. (AFP/File)
15:36 GMT
The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works said reconstruction of the Gaza Strip started Tuesday.
Israeli troops conduct a search operation in Tapuah, a Palestinian village near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, June 2014.  (AFP/Hazem Bader)
08:00 GMT
Neighbors say Israeli troops shot and killed a 50-year-old man after raiding his home to arrest his son.
Abu Sisi, 42, was an engineer and former technical director at Gaza's sole electricity plant before he was arrested in Ukraine. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Palestinian prisoner Dirar Abu Sisi is still being held by Israeli authorities in solitary confinement since his detention began over four years ago.

July 22, 2015

The number of Palestinian women in the labor force remains among the lowest in the world. (Shutterstock)
21:58 GMT
The number of Palestinian women in the labor force remains among the lowest in the world.
Palestinian workers unload goods from trucks that arrived in Rafah. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT
Israeli occupation authorities have allowed the entry of 500 trucks loaded with goods.
Mohammed Assaf's will be singing with an Egyptian accent on his new album! (Instagram)
16:39 GMT
It's been a two-year whirlwind for the Palestinian singer and it doesn't look like he's going to slow down any time soon!
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in Qaliqliya. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in Qaliqliya.
The 21-year-old Palestinian was killed following a raid by Israeli forces in the town of Birqin. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A 21-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed Wednesday by Israeli forces following a raid near the West Bank city of Jenin.
Four Israeli firefighting planes were sent Wednesday morning to try and put out a massive fire.
09:11 GMT
Four Israeli firefighting planes were sent Wednesday morning to try and put out a massive fire.
Gigi's Nazareth-born dad has had almost 100 lawsuits filed against him alleging issues as fraud, substandard construction and trademark infringement and at least 15 liens have been put on his property for unpaid debts. (Pinterest)
08:30 GMT
Gigi's dad Mohamed Hadid is being accused of stealing local land to build a mega-mansion he calls "The Modern House of Hadid"!
A Palestinian Salafist holds up a Daesh flag during a demonstration in Rafah. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Salafists in Gaza threatened to fire rockets at Israel, accusing Hamas of intentionally carrying out an arrest campaign against the group.

July 21, 2015

Photos of girls walking with the grooms of Gaza mass weddings are often mistaken as brides by the media. (Twitter)
17:58 GMT
People are pretty quick to make assumptions when it comes to Arabs.
The Gaza Strip was reduced to eight hours of electricity a day on Tuesday after its sole power plant shut down. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT
The Gaza Strip was reduced to eight hours of electricity a day on Tuesday after its sole power plant shut down.
Palestinian observers decried the new law as "insane." (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT
The Knesset has passed a law calling for sentences of up to 20 years in prison for throwing stones at vehicles.
Right-wing Israelis regularly enter the Al-Aqsa compound, causing tensions with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
12:16 GMT
A group of right-wing Jews toured the Al-Aqsa compound Tuesday under the protection of Israeli police, while access to the site was restricted for Palestinians.
The man, believed to be in his twenties was taken to Gaza's al-Shifa Hospital. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
A Palestinian fisherman was shot and critically injured off the cost of Gaza by Israeli forces Tuesday.
Khleifi's film Wedding in Galilee won the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. (Shubbak)
08:53 GMT
The award winning filmmaker is curating the main film program at London's biggest celebration of contemporary Arab culture.
The Israeli Supreme Court had ordered authorities to destroy the West Bank village of Susya earlier this month. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The European Union condemned Israel's plan to demolish a village near Hebron in the West Bank, calling for a halt in the "forced transfer" of Palestinians.

July 20, 2015

Top Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk embraces a member of the group's military wing during a funeral. (AFP/File)
18:10 GMT
Hamas on Sunday strongly denied a report that claimed it has agreed to send hundreds of its men to Yemen to help in the fight against the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Arabic-speaking Palestinian children arrested by Israeli security are forced to sign confessions written in Hebrew, HRW said. (AFP/File)
16:21 GMT
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the Tel Aviv regime over “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children by Israeli forces.
In the midst of an energy crisis, the Gaza Strip is shutting down its sole power plant in Nusairat. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
16:06 GMT
The Gazan energy authority said it can no longer afford to keep the plant running.
The Pali model and Aussie rocker were on/off for a year before calling it quits. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
While Joe was away, did Gigi play?
'Bombing the Arab Drama' has been viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube. (Screenshot)
09:00 GMT
Ramadan TV was just a little superficial for this singer!
Mohammed Assaf will be performing at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahar Hotel, Abu Dhabi this evening! (Instagram)
08:42 GMT
The Arab Idol star takes a break from his busy touring schedule to send a YouTube message for Eid Al-Fitr!
Passengers have to go through three different checks in order to cross between Jordan and the West Bank, including a Palestinian control, an Israeli control, and a Jordanian control.  (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Palestinian police arrested 37 wanted Palestinians who were among tens of thousands passing through the Allenby Bridge crossing between Jordan and the occupied West Bank in the final week of Ramadan.

July 19, 2015

Gigi and Bella star alongside fellow celeb siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Joan and Erica Smalls. (Instagram/Gigi Hadid)
13:00 GMT
The Pali models star in new ad for Balmain, while Joe Jonas posts pic with a shirt that reads 'Daddy'!
Seven cars belonging to Hamas and activists in Gaza exploded Sunday morning. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT
Seven cars belonging to Hamas and activists in Gaza exploded Sunday morning.
Episode One features Tamer Nafar of DAM. (Screenshot)
07:49 GMT
British hip hop artist Mike Skinner releases six-part documentary exploring Israeli-Arab and Jewish rappers in Israel.
Palestinian children play on a mini-ferris wheel outside a UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Monday. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
06:00 GMT
Cutbacks at the UNRWA could affect dozens of schools managed by the agency.
The greeting card industry is quickly declining with new digital alternatives. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The greeting card industry is quickly declining with new digital alternatives.

July 18, 2015

Israeli forces shot and injured a 14-year-old teen near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Friday night, witnesses say. (AFP/Said Khatib)
18:35 GMT
Israeli forces shot and injured a 14-year-old teen near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Friday night, witnesses say.

July 17, 2015

Khalid Mashal arrived in Saudi for a two-day visit this week. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
Hamas leader Khalid Mashal visited Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit where he met with officials and performed Umrah.
The Israeli High Court approved the demolition of Khirbet Susiya in May. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Israeli authorities said they would demolish half of a Palestinian village in southern Hebron after Ramadan, according to human rights groups.

July 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was criticized for her country's stance on refugees after she made a refugee cry on TV. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT
The German chancellor got some social media flack after her response to a refugee's question made the girl break out in tears.
A woman shouts as she takes part in a protest near the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of Beirut, on July 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
18:25 GMT
Palestinian refugees from Syria protested aid cuts Thursday outside the UNRWA offices in Lebanon.
Hamas and Israel have been in discussions over the return of two Israeli civilians believed to be held in Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
Hamas and Israel have been in discussions over the return of two Israeli civilians believed to be held in Gaza Strip.
If you’re tired of Aladdin: It might be one of our all time favorite Disney hits, but that doesn’t excuse Aladdin from its silly and often inaccurate portrayal of Islamic civilization, where people casually get their ears chopped off.
14:21 GMT
From flying carpets to terrorists, Hollywood has it all wrong when it comes to the Middle East. Check out these eight movies made in MENA to gain a more nuanced view of this surprisingly vibrant region.
Israeli warplanes hit the Gaza Strip early Thursday following a rocket attack in Ashkelon. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Israeli fighter jets struck Gaza Thursday following a rocket attack from the Strip into Ashkelon. No group yet claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

July 15, 2015

Palestinian children who fled the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmuk wait at the Masnaa Lebanese-Syrian border as people stamp their documents before entering Lebanon. (AFP/File)
18:13 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families that fled to Lebanon are left homeless after the UN relief agency stopped paying for refugee rent fees.
A woman looks at a member of the Israeli security forces standing guard at the Qalandia checkpoint as Palestinians wait to cross from the West Bank to Jerusalem for Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 3, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
14:00 GMT
The young woman stabbed an Israeli soldier in the back near the illegal Israeli settlement Nahliel.
Israel's Civil Administration allocated land to build 800 settlement units near Bethlehem, according to a human rights group. (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT
Israel allocated land to build 800 housing units in the Givat Eitam settlement near Bethlehem, according to a human rights group.
Support for the proposed two-state solution dropped from 62 percent to 51 percent since June 2014. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Support for the two-state solution decreased to 51 percent for both Palestinians and Israelis, a new poll revealed.
A Palestinian family plays on the beach in Gaza City before breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan on July 14, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
09:30 GMT
The money will help Gaza residents pay rent and replace household goods lost in the 2014 summer offensive.
Israel uses administrative detention to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial for months or years. (AFP/Jack Guez)
08:13 GMT
Azzam al-Shweiki, a leader of Islamic Jihad, had been detained since January 15, 2014.