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Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
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Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses told Ma'an that at least one Israeli artillery shell hit a military post belonging to what they called the "Palestinian resistance," east of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, next to the border with Israel.
A picture taken on October 18, 2016 from the east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Issawiya shows a Palestinian youth looking on as the Palestinian Shuafat refugee camp (R) is seen behind the controversial Israeli separation wall. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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But the Israeli government often legalizes such outposts retroactively, declaring them official settlements once connected to the utility grid.

October 23, 2016

Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of B'Tselem, at a press conference in Tel Aviv, February 05, 2016. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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“For nearly 50 years Palestinians have not had citizenship or rights. Now the coalition chairman, the messenger of the Prime Minister, wants to cancel of the citizenship of those who speak out against this reality.”
An Israeli D9 bulldozer rolls along the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
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Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank told Ma'an that Israeli authorities escorted the bulldozers onto lands just a few kilometers south of the illegal Elon Moreh settlement.

October 21, 2016

Palestinian security forces are seen on patrol in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/File)
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The PA has faced widespread criticism over the vague circumstances in which Palestinian fugitives have been arrested and killed amid a security crackdown.
Israeli security forces gather at the site where a Palestinian woman attempted to stab an Israeli border police with a knife before being shot dead, near the Zaatara checkpoint, south of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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Rahiq Birawi, 23, became the 234th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the last year.

October 20, 2016

Red really suits Gigi's bronze complexion and blond locks. (Snapshot)
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Check her out in that little sexy red number.
The solar energy will allow residents to operate water pumps and tanks at Abu Zaytun area and will provide water for around 500 people.  (File photo)
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A project sponsored by TIKA, Turkey’s international development agency, will help provide electricity via solar energy for families in Bethlehem.
Jewish worshippers perform the annual Cohanim prayer during Sukkot holiday, or the feast of the Tabernacles, at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)
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The resolution heavily criticizes Israeli restriction of access to the holy site for Muslim worshippers.

October 19, 2016

Palestinian children wait as they wait to cross with their families into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing on October 16, 2016 in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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Last year the Rafah crossing was closed for 344 days, sealing off the main lifeline for Gazans to the outside world.
Israeli soldiers patrol a street, east of the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/File)
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The young Palestinian woman reportedly approached Israeli border guards stationed at the Tappuah junction, using the Israeli term for the area around the checkpoint, and after "ignoring their directives and their calls for her to stop," pulled out a knife. Israeli forces then opened live fire on the young woman and "neutralized" her.
Some have compared Israel's treatment of its Arab residents to South Africa's apartheid regime. (AFP/Rajesh Jantilal)
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The UN and its member states seem to be obsessed with the idea of "two-states" or a "one-state reality" that they ignore that there are Palestinian lives perpetually oppressed by Israel.

October 18, 2016

Tamer Nafar, who slammed Israel as 'terror state' and said he 'understands' motivations of suicide bombers to perform in Haifa. (Yahala Voice)
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Tamer Nafar, who slammed Israel as 'terror state' and said he 'understands' motivations of suicide bombers to perform in Haifa.
A picture shows on October 14, 2016 the Dome of the Rock, in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's old city. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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The decision came after Mexico's ambassador to UNESCO, who is Jewish, walked out of Thursday's vote in a personal protest against his country's vote in support of the resolution.
Israeli forces detain a Palestinian boy following clashes in the centre of the West Bank city of Hebron, on June 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Among them was a 17-year-old identified as Ahmad H., who told DCIP that he was interrogated twice in the first week of August for one and three hours, during which time he had no parent present or access to legal counsel.

October 17, 2016

Even at full capacity, Egyptian and Israeli electricity grids fail to cover the Gaza Strip’s energy needs. (AFP/File)
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The technicians were doing maintenance work on electricity lines in the eastern suburbs of the town of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, when Israeli troops fired at them.
Palestinian women perform in a play in Gaza city (AFP/File)
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Atallah Abu Subuh called traditional singing and dancing a “noise pollutant”.
783 Gazans were able to leave the coastal enclave via the Rafah border since it opened Saturday morning. (AFP/File)
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Egypt had opened the crossing going both directions on Saturday for humanitarian cases and “stranded people.”
IDF soldiers are seen on patrol in Hebron. (AFP/File)
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B'Tselem issued a statement after Netanyahu accused the group of 'spreading lies' about Israel, saying he would prohibit national service volunteers from working with the group.

October 16, 2016

Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. (AFP/File)
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“It’s interesting that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs chose to align themselves which this version of history. If they wanted to approach general public opinion this is not the way to do it because it’s ridiculous and easily refutable."

October 15, 2016

(From L-R) Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub, Chairman of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine Tokyo Sexwale and Israel's Football Association president Ofer Eini, shake hands at the end of a press conference in the West Bank city of Jericho, following a meeting on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX
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Tokyo Sexwale, chairman of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, reported on the results of the meetings in a brief statement, making no explicit mention of the clubs.
The United Nations cultural heritage body UNESCO adopted a resolution on Wednesday condemning Israeli handling of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP/File)
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The resolution was passed after 24 countries voted in its favor, six voted against, and 26 abstained from the vote, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
A general view taken on October 13, 2016, shows the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a UNESCO heritage site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Israeli officials said the resolution, which criticized restricted Muslim access to Al Aqsa, gave a 'boost to terrorism.'

October 14, 2016

The UNESCO site criticizes Israel's restrictions on Muslim visits to the holy site and calls for unimpeded administration of the mosque. (Shutterstock)
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Jordan has been a vocal proponent of restoration plans as custodian of the Haram al-Sharif

October 13, 2016

Billboards in the Gaza Strip don't always include genuine expressions of affection (AFP/File)
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Possible confirmation that love really exists fresh in from the Gaza strip.
Zayn's ex-girlfriend Perrie Edwards has thrown shade on their former sex-life in Little Mix's latest single 'Shout Out to My Ex'. Ouch! (AFP/Instagram)
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Gigi says 'YES BABY' to Zayn, but according to Zayn's former fiancee Perrie Edwards, maybe Gigi doesn't really mean it!
A Palestinian boy walks past a building destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, Jan. 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
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10-year-old Abdullah Nasser Atwa Abu Mdeif was reportedly shot in the back by a bullet on Wednesday evening by Israeli forces.
Human Rights Watch recently released a report revealing a pattern of cracking down on free speech by Palestinian authorities. (AFP/File)
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PA President Mahmoud Abbas was roundly mocked on Twitter for crying at Shimon Peres' funeral.

October 12, 2016

Rashed Al-Hajjawi (Photo: Youtube)
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Italian football giants Juventus have signed a ten-year-old Palestine soccer wonder boy dubbed the “Palestinian Messi” with the club.
Israeli settlements are seen as a major obstacle in the peace process, with some 550,000 settlers living in the area, according to human rights organization Bethselem
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They say they only want to play football but members of the European Parliament and others want the ruling body FIFA to exclude clubs based in Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
A still from the video released today (Facebook/ABC)
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The meeting with Australian journalist Richard Carleton has been shared hundreds of times.
The East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan is already a place of heightened tension. (AFP/File)
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The 20-year-old man succumbed to his wounds after minutes, as Israeli police closed off the area to traffic and pedestrians, denying the access of ambulances to arrive to the scene to treat him.
Rumor has it that Zain is Assaf's latest love interest. (YouTube)
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Rumor has it that Zain is Assaf's latest love interest.
The model talked about her Arab roots while she was promoting her new line for Tommy Hilfiger in Dubai. (Instagram)
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The model talked about her Arab roots while she was promoting her new line for Tommy Hilfiger in Dubai.
Screenshot taken from Youtube of Khan al-Shih being hit by barrel bombs. (YouTube)
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The Jafra services team provides relief and assistance to 12,000 Palestinian refugees and around 800 internally displaced Syrian families seeking shelter inside the camp.

October 11, 2016

FIFA President Gianni Infantino
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Palestinian officials have called on FIFA to kick out six Israeli clubs based in West Bank settlements ahead of a key meeting of football’s governing body.
Small-talk is designed to find out your work, your education, any Google-able facts about you - and then rapidly spread the intel to the rest of the family. I chatted with someone as we left the airport together for a wedding, and less than an hour later, strangers were approaching me saying “Ahh, you must be the journalist! Welcome!”
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How to ride out the craziness when your in-laws crack jokes about your Arabic accent and accuse you of being a Zionist spy.
Syrian rebels seized control of the town of Salma in the coastal province of Latakia in 2012. (AFP/File)
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Opposition forces managed to seize the village of Nahshaba and the nearby hills of Telal Rasha, Al-Burkan, Al-Dabbabat and Al-Malek.
Palestinian prisoners walk at the yard of Megiddo Prison. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Prisoner Jawad Jawarish ended a two-week hunger strike in protest of IPS authorities’ use of torture and the transfer of prisoners from one detention facility to another.
Israeli borderpolice shoot tear gas at Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 18, 2015. (Twitter)
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Locals told Ma'an that after clashes broke out between local youth and Israeli forces in the camp, a unit of undercover Israeli forces disguised as Palestinians infiltrated the crowd to "kidnap" the young Palestinians, who were all under 15 years old.
Palestinian protest in support of prisoners on hunger strike, June 2014. (AFP/File)
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Jawarish had been detained since 2002 for his involvement in the Fatah movement's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

October 10, 2016

An Israeli border guard holds a rifle with a rubber bullet attachment during clashes with Palestinian youths in the West Bank town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, on October 9, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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Israeli forces raided the village of al-Ram in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem on Monday morning and detained Abu Sbeih's 14-year-old daughter Eiman.
On October 1, she had trumpeted her birthday's time of year by reminding her Twitter followers it was 'libra season' (File photo)
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Gigi's little sister turned 20 with a flood of celebrity wishes on her Instagram page, but you'll never guess what her mother bought her as a gift!