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The Daesh-affiliated group operating in Gaza said top Hamas commander Saber Siam was killed after militants placed a bomb in his car. (AFP/File)
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The Daesh-affiliated group operating in Gaza said top Hamas commander Saber Siam was killed after militants placed a bomb in his car.
Israeli forces were involved in up to 35 incidents involving Gaza fishermen in March, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights. (AFP/File)
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Three Palestinian fishermen were wounded after Israeli naval forces opened fire on their boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip Tuesday.

June 1, 2015

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) holds a press conference with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah following a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 31, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Gaza on Monday and discussed economic aid and investment in the strip.
Jaffa is one of the world’s oldest cities and considered the oldest port. It looms large in biblical stories, famous as the setting for Jonah before he was swallowed by a whale. It may have been named for Japheth, son of Noah, who allegedly built the city after the Great Flood.
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Israeli-born, Australia-based photographer Nathan Miller has published a handsome book of black and white photos taken in Jaffa, Israel, depicting everyday moments in a city where Arabs and Jews seemingly coexist.
Jibril Rajoub
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A senior member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said abandoning a Palestinian bid to ban Israel from,,,
Israel's blockade on the strip caused a 50 percent decrease of Gaza's GDP, the World Bank said. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
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Israel's blockade on the strip caused a 50 percent decrease of Gaza's GDP, the World Bank said.
Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli forces during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
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Protesters throwing stones at vehicles could face upwards of ten years in Israeli prisons.
Israeli security try to detain a Palestinian protester during a demonstration outside al-Barak building, near al-Aroub Palestinian refugee camp, just north the West Bank town of Hebron on May 30, 2015, against the sale of the building to an Israeli. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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Twelve suspects, including four Hamas members were detained in overnight raids between Sunday and Monday.
Since the end of March, there have been 182 Palestinian minors registered in Israeli jails. (AFP/File)
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A lawyer for the Palestinian Authority said detained children are continuously beaten and tortured during interrogation by Israeli authorities.

May 31, 2015

German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced plans to travel on Monday to the Gaza Strip, urges "concrete steps" to improve life in the territory. (AFP/Natalia Dobroszycka)
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German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced plans to travel on Monday to the Gaza Strip, urges "concrete steps" to improve life in the territory.
The Palestinian Football Association has been pushing to expel Israel from FIFA, but the issue was suddenly dropped. (AFP/File)
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The Palestinian Football Association has been pushing to expel Israel from FIFA, but the issue was suddenly dropped.
Jibril Rajoub
15:34 GMT
Palestine Football Association head clarifies he plans to move forward with having Israel suspended from FIFA.
Posters in Gaza City show Palestinian prisoners Mahmoud Issa, left, and Abdallah Barghouthi, right.  Both are currently serving multiple life sentences in Israeli prison.  (AFP/Adel Hana)
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Israeli authorities placed Hamas leader Abdullah al-Bargouthi, detained since 2003, into solitary confinement after he gave an phone interview to a Gaza radio station from within prison.
Palestinian workers walk through a turnstile at the Eyal crossing, near the West Bank town of Qalqilya, on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Palestinians with Israeli citizenship will be allowed to visit Qalqiliya in private vehicles between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Israel's deputy foreign minister told visiting German foreign minister on Sunday that Israel expects Germany to lead the fight against product labeling. (Facebook)
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Israel's deputy foreign minister told visiting German foreign minister on Sunday that Israel expects Germany to lead the fight against product labeling.
Hizb al-Tahrir is a pan-Islamic political organization. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT
The political group Hizb al-Tahrir claimed ten of its members had been kidnapped by PA authorities after criticizing a government decision to ban a conference in Ramallah.
Palestinian youth in Hebron. (Pixgood)
07:35 GMT
An International Labor Organization report for 2014 reveals grim prospects for the Palestinian economy.

May 30, 2015

'Omar' is a homage to American, French and Egyptian thrillers. (YouTube screenshot)
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Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad talks about his influences in making Omar, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
A refugee girl from Damascus' Palestinian Yarmouk camp stands in the streets of Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp located in Lebanon's capital Beirut.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who fled Syria protested on Friday an UNRWA decision to cut aid to refugee families.

May 29, 2015

Rafah border crossing, which connects Egypt and the Gaza Strip, was temporarily opened to allow Palestinians to return to the blockaded enclave.  (AFP/File)
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Egypt closed Rafah crossing between Sinai and the Gaza Strip after a temporary opening to allow Palestinians to return home.
Protests during Fifa's Congress (picture courtesy of Aljazeera)
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Several dozen protesters gathered outside the venue of the FIFA congress Friday in support of a Palestinian motion to have Israel suspended from football's ruling body.
Pro-Palestine activists protest outside the Hallenstadium where the 65th FIFA Congress is taking place, May 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A protester waving a Palestinian flag stormed the FIFA Congress Friday while talks continue.

May 28, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hopes to restart the peace process between Israel and Palestine.
The suspect allegedly strangled the victim with a scarf after trying to kiss her. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
Polish citizen Daria Magdalena Rozmarek was strangled to death last month in Nazareth.
Arab-Christian children sit on a float during a march for the Virgin Mary in Haifa, May 11, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT
Hundreds of people protested in Tel Aviv after Israel's government cut funding for Christian and ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools.
Despite its dedication to documenting the identities of pro-Palestinian activists, Canary Mission has kept the identities of its own members and backers completely hidden. (Image: Screenshot Canarymission.org)
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An anonymous group launched a website called the Canary Mission which publishes information about pro-Palestinian students in the US and urges companies not to hire them upon graduation.
Benjamin Netanyahu called for negotiations on the issue of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
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Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called for negotiations with Palestinians over settlements in the West Bank, following pressure from the US.
Hamas dismissed the Wednesday report as "unfair and unprofessional." (AFP/File)
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Hamas dismissed the Wednesday report as "unfair and unprofessional."

May 27, 2015

Turkish authorities said Wednesday they will continue to keep their promises to Gaza after the World Bank said the country had not fulfilled its pledges. (AFP/File)
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Turkish authorities said Wednesday they will continue to keep their promises to Gaza after the World Bank said the country had not fulfilled its pledges.
Annemarie Jacir was named one of Filmmaker magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema. (Barakabits.com)
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'Salt of the Sea' and 'When I Saw You' filmmaker talks about her new Palestinian film Wajib.
Is there another war brewing between Israel and Hamas? Twitter seems to think so. (AFP/File)
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The Israeli air force carried out four strike in Gaza this morning, here's what social media has to say.
Hamas reportedly executed Palestinians during the war with Israel last year. (AFP/File)
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Amnesty International accused Hamas of committing war crimes during Israel's Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip last year.
Rafah border crossing serves as the entry point to the Gaza Strip from Egypt. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Egyptian officials have yet to comment on the incident.
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad denied launching rockets into southern Israel prior to Israeli attacks. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT
Israeli fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday after accusing Hamas and Islamic Jihad of firing rockets into southern Israel.
The UN called on Israel to implement steps towards having a two-state solution with Palestine. (AFP/File)
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The UN warned about the deteriorating political and security situation in the Palestinian Territories, highlighting dire living conditions and poverty in a new report.

May 26, 2015

Palestinian worshippers take part in Friday prayers outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on May 22, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Most of those arrested by the IDF were teenagers.
Jibril Rajoub
17:04 GMT
An Israeli lobby group sent a letter to FIFA president Joseph Blatter Tuesday calling for the head of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) to be kicked out of soccer's ruling body.
There are an estimated 4,000 fishermen in Gaza. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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A Gaza fisherman was shot at and injured by Egyptian naval forces late Monday night, just hours after two other fishermen were shot by Israeli forces.
The prime minister's willingness to negotiate with Palestinians on settlement blocs sparked backlash from right-wing officials. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT
The prime minister's willingness to negotiate with Palestinians on settlement blocs sparked backlash from right-wing officials.
Assaf sincerely thanked Jordan for standing by Palestinians in their time of need and for helping heal their wounds. (Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Mohammed Assaf celebrated Jordan's 96th Independence Day with a special Facebook post.
Abdul Aziz Duwaik was sentenced to 12 months in prison for making a pro-Palestine speech. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Abdul Aziz Duwaik, was handed down a 12-month prison sentence by an Israeli court for making a pro-Palestine speech.
A view of a tunnel reportedly dug by Palestinians beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, uncovered by Israeli troops on Oct. 13, 2013. (AFP/David Buimovitch)
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In a video Syrian rebels showed a tunnel packed with explosives for a major attack against Syrian government positions nearby.
A Jordanian woman walks past campaign posters of candidates for the parliamentary elections in Amman in 2013. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
05:00 GMT
The Jordanian National Commission for Women on Sunday called for canceling a law that pardons rapists if they marry their victim.

May 25, 2015

Rebels say the 700 meter long tunnel was built using an instructional video sent by Hamas and other Palestinian groups from Gaza. (YouTube)
20:19 GMT
Tunnel warfare isn't just for Palestine anymore.
Despite prohibitions, residents of Gaza just couldn't satisfy their craving for this mass-produced American fried chicken. (imgur)
16:21 GMT
Despite prohibitions, residents of Gaza just couldn't satisfy their craving for this mass-produced American fried chicken.
A man enters a smuggling tunnel along the Sinai-Gaza border, September 2013.  (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
15:32 GMT
The Egyptian army has destroyed 521 tunnel openings along the Gaza border in the last six months, said an army spokesman.
Palestinians wave the national flag inside the Al Aqsa compound during a protest to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, May 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Six teenagers and two elderly Palestinians were among dozens arrested by Israeli forces outside the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem for protesting against right-wing settlers who toured the area.
Israeli forces frequently fire on Palestinian fishermen, violating international law. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT
A Gaza fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli forces off the coast of Beit Lahiya Monday, a Palestinian union said.
Gigi Hadid, baring her soul at the Amfar auction, Cannes. (photo courtesy of DeGRISOGONO)
09:39 GMT
Taylor Swift wants to set Gigi Hadid up on a date after she split from her long-term boyfriend Cody Simpson.
Hadid and Hamilton chill together in Cannes! (Mundo Deportivo)
08:17 GMT
Palestinian teen model Gigi Hadid is reportedly dating F1 racer Lewis Hamilton.
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian minor in the West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Israeli forces arrested four Palestinian boys Sunday in the West Bank town of Tulkarem. The boys had reportedly been passing a gate controlled by Israeli troops prior to being detained.

May 24, 2015

Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza. (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT
Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza.
A Palestinian protester gestures towards member of the Israeli security forces during clashes outside the compound of the Israeli Ofer Military Prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, following a protest against the construction of settlements and the confiscation of Palestinian land on May 22, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:11 GMT
The stabbing took place late Sturday night
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini following their meeting in Jerusalem, on May 20, 2015. (AFP/Dan Balilty)
08:39 GMT
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini paid a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an attempt to relaunch the peace process.
Palestinian protesters take part in a demonstration organised by the Islamic Movement against the death sentence to Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel, on May 23, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:00 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians marched in northern Israel to protest the death sentence of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

May 23, 2015

Iran backs Palestinians’ call for FIFA to show Israel red card
23:22 GMT
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran says it will inform FIFA of its agreement with the Palestinian Football Association’s demand for expelling Israel from the world body.
A Palestinian student arrives in Caracas for a study abroad program, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The announcement comes after a visit by Palestinian foreign affairs minister Riyad al-Maliki to Venezuela this past week.

May 22, 2015

Israeli Forces delayed the Palestinian National Football Team at the Allenby/Al Karamah Crossing (picture courtesy of PNN)
19:03 GMT
President of the Palestine Football Association, Jibril Rajoub sent a Letter to Mr. Joseph Blatter, President of the International Federation Football Association FIFA,
Hungarian singer Boggie was forced by Israel to remove part of her video display over Gaza references. (YouTube)
11:42 GMT
Israel makes it to the final and complains about Hungary's entry, which references Gaza in the original video.
The 27-year-old is believed to have been killed while fighting in Palmyra. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
A Daesh militant from Palestine was killed fighting in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The 27-year-old is believed to have joined the terrorist group five months ago.
Medical staff treat a wounded Palestinian boy who was hit by an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A ten-year-old Palestinian minor was shot and critically injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire on the child in northeast Jerusalem.

May 21, 2015

Israeli police surround the body of Abu Dheim who was shot dead after an alleged car attack, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT
The family of a Palestinian man who was shot dead by Israeli police officers for allegedly ramming his car at a checkpoint denied he tried to run over the border guards.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) confers with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki (L) at the presidential palace Mariflores in Caracas on May 20, 2015.(AFP/PRESIDENCIA)
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Caracas to sign a bilateral trade cooperation agreement.
Palestinians claimed Israeli settlers threw the Molotov cocktails. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:14 GMT
Israeli forces closed the entrance to a Nablus village following a protest which led to a Molotov cocktail being thrown.
Details of the arms deal were reviewed and approved by the Pentagon this week. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The Pentagon could approve a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel to buy Hellfire missles, glide bombs and bunker buster bombs.
Countries pledged $3.5 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip after a 50-day war with Israel destroyed 18,000 Palestinian homes. (AFP/File)
06:20 GMT
The IMF said reconstruction was going "far more slowly than expected."
The apartheid-like bus ban caused widespread outrage. (File photo)
03:45 GMT
Netanyahu backtracks on a just-implemented decision banning Palestinians from using Israeli buses in the West Bank.

May 20, 2015

Sepp Blatter
20:39 GMT
The Fifa chief says constructive talks have taken place following calls from Palestine to have its neighbour sanctioned over treatment of its citizens
Blatter in Ramallah to convince the Palestinians to withdraw their motion
13:09 GMT
FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrived in Ramallah Wednesday to try and convince the Palestinians to withdraw a motion to have Israel suspended from the ruling body of football.
A still from the film Dégradé. (Doha Film Institute)
11:57 GMT
"Dégradé," by the Palestinian twins Tarzan and Arab Nasser, is set in a hair salon in Gaza where thirteen trapped women chat, argue and eventually boil over.
People stand outside Israeli Ayalon prison in Ramle near Tel Aviv on 14 February 2013. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:52 GMT
According to the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Committee, Palestinian minors held in Israeli prisons are subjected to abuse and assault.
Workers doing data entry at the offices of Unit One in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
10:25 GMT
A small start-up in Gaza City employs 89 people, many of them young and waiting for an employment opportunity.
A Palestinian woman holds a scarf bearing the colors of the Palestinian flag as young Israeli nationalists gather outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city on May 17, 2015, to take part in the "flag march" to mark the 48th anniversary of the capture of Arab east Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967. (AFP/Jack Guez0
10:24 GMT
Following massive backlash from Israel's left wing, the proposed program for bus segregation has been suspended.
The 30-year-old Palestinian man was shot on site after injuring two Israeli police officers. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot dead after ramming his vehicle into two Israeli police offices in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur Wednesday.
Palestinians are routinely arrested by Israeli police for expressing their views. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
A Palestinian man was sentenced to eight months in prison by an Israeli court over social media activity.
A Palestinian woman holds her national flag in front of Israeli policemen outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city on May 17, 2015, as she protests against the "flag march" attended by Israeli nationalists to mark the 48th anniversary of the capture of Arab east Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:30 GMT
Under a new 'pilot project', Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will not be allowed to use the same buses as Israelis and must enter and exit from the same border crossing.
Pakistani security forces stand guard during funeral processions for 45 Ismaili Muslims who were gunned down by Taliban militants, May 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT
Pakistani security forces arrested four militants for their alleged involvement in last week's deadly bus attack, which killed 45 members of the Ismaili community.

May 19, 2015

A file picture taken on September 13, 2010 shows new construction in the Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev in the West Bank, north of Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
17:30 GMT
Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to demolish the tents and houses of 340 residents in Khirbet Susya Village near the city of Hebron.
Paldi's play toured the UK in 2014, where it received both critical praise and a lot of complaining. (YouTube)
17:27 GMT
Meet Nir Paldi and the drag show satire that's tackling Israel and Palestine
Israel claims that the Palestinians are attempting to drag FIFA into politics
16:36 GMT
The Israel Football Association (IFA) Tuesday rejected Palestinian calls for it to be thrown out of the world governing body FIFA.
A Palestinian boy flies a kite bearing the colors of the national flag during a protest to mark the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba" on May 15, 2015. (AFP/Musa Al Shaer)
12:30 GMT
The boy was taken to the hospital after being attacked near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron Tuesday.
Israeli delegates reportedly met with Arab and EU diplomats in Jordan. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Diplomats from Sunni Arab countries held secret talks with Israeli officials in Jordan to discuss security issues in the region.