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August 3, 2015

The Palestinian Authority foreign minister reported Friday's deadly Duma firebombing attack to the International Criminal Court on Monday. (AFP/File)
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The Palestinian Authority foreign minister reported Friday's deadly Duma firebombing attack to the International Criminal Court on Monday.
Clashes erupted in Jenin after Israeli forces stormed Palestinian houses in Ya'bad. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinians early Monday following a series of raids in the West Bank city of Jenin.
The Palestinian man was shot in the leg after allegedly fleeing a security check. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot and injured by Israeli troops early Monday during a security check near the West Bank city of Nablus.
Israeli peace activists stand in the Dawabsha family's home set on fire by suspected Jewish extremists and where a Palestinian toddler was burned to death earlier in the week, on August 2, 2015 in the West Bank village of Duma. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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Following the deadly arson attack by Israeli settlers that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the protection of Palestinian civilians.
The World Bank estimates as much as 73 percent of Gaza's population is suffering from food insecurity. (AFP/FIle)
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Israel's blockade has driven poverty levels to 38.8 percent, according to a new report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
Over 10,000 Palestinian minors have been detained by Israeli forces in the last 15 years. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Two Palestinian minors aged 12 and 14 were detained by Israeli police in East Jerusalem for allegedly throwing stones at soldiers.
Armed Israeli settlers wield automatic rifles during a land dispute with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Israeli government on Sunday approved the use of administrative detention for Jewish far-rightists suspected of involvement in anti-Palestinian terrorism.

August 2, 2015

A protester covers his face with a Palestinian flag during an attack on the headquarters of the United Nations in Gaza city on Jan. 28, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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The refugees on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the UNRWA headquarters to protest a reduction in services.
Israeli security forces are currently permitting only men and women over the age of 30 to visit the compound. (AFP/File)
17:36 GMT
Tensions have flared at flashpoint mosque complex since Friday murder of Palestinian infant by suspected Jewish settlers.
Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes with Israeli security forces on a street leading to Duma village, on August 1, 2015, following a demonstration in reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler burnt to death in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers in the West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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Duma residents are organizing voluntary groups to guard the village from Israeli settler attacks.
Assaf's music video has already received over 220K YouTube views. (Facebook)
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Mohammed Assaf's music video "Aywa Haghani" (Yes, I Will Sing) is finally out!
Jerusalem light rail service returned to normal late Sunday morning after a strike against a new program employees said would worsen their working conditions. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
12:13 GMT
Jerusalem light rail service returned to normal late Sunday morning after a strike against a new program employees said would worsen their working conditions.
A young Palestinian looks on during clashes with Israeli security forces on a street leading to Duma village, on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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Eight Palestinian youths were shot with rubber bullets and injured by Israeli forces while attending a funeral for 17-year-old Laith al-Khaldi, who was shot dead by the IDF the day before.
Israeli men take part in a demonstration on August 2, 2015 in Tel Aviv against the death of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, the toddler who was burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:03 GMT
The recent murder of an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler by Israeli extremists proves Jewish terrorism must be addressed, as it threatens to undermine security and democracy in Israel.
Israelis hold placards during a demonstration on August 2, 2015 in Tel Aviv against the death of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, the toddler who was burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:17 GMT
The arsonists behind the attack which killed an 18-month old Palestinian toddler and injured three other members of the same family are being held under administrative detention.
A hashtag shows a window to the grief and anger coming out of last week's horrific West Bank attacks. (AFP/File)
00:10 GMT
A hashtag shows a window to the grief and anger coming out of last week's horrific West Bank attacks.

August 1, 2015

Israeli forces throw tear gas canisters towards Palestinians protesting an arson attack that killed a toddler in the West Bank on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
14:33 GMT
17-year-old Laith Fadel al-Khaladi was killed by Israeli forces amid violent clashes in Ramallah.
Security forces inspect the West Bank house destroyed in an arson attack on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
12:26 GMT
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday sharply condemned an arson attack by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy.
Palestinians attend the funeral of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who died after his house was set on fire by Jewish settlers, on July 31, 2015, in the West Bank village of Duma. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
06:00 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas said he would demand a probe by the International Criminal Courts into a series of attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers, including the incident which killed an infant earlier Friday.

July 31, 2015

Relatives carry the body of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, through the streets of the West Bank village of Duma during his funeral on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
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Mourners gathered at a funeral for the Palestinian infant killed in an arson attack by Israeli settlers earlier Friday.
Israeli security forces block a road leading to the annexed east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Israeli police and authorities limited access to one of Islam's holiest sites on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
14:30 GMT
The gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem were closed by Israeli forces in an effort to enhance security measures following the murder of a Palestinian infant by Israeli settlers.
Israeli forensic police inspect a car belonging to Israeli victims of a gun attack by a Palestinian man near the Dolev settlement, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, June 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
A Israeli vehicle was shot at by a passing car in the Binyamin region of the West Bank. No causalities have been reported.
An IDF soldier stands outside the Dawabsha family home, which was burnt down by settlers, July 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday strongly condemned an arson attack carried out by settlers on a Palestinian family where a toddler was killed.
A Palestinian man inspects the damage caused by the Jewish settler attack on a family home in the West Bank village of Duma, July 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
A Palestinian toddler was killed and four others injured after Israeli settlers set fire to a home near Nablus early Friday.
Rival party Hamas called the announcement by the Palestinian Authority a "coup". (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The Palestinian Authority announced reshuffling the cabinet in a move denounced by Hamas as a "coup".

July 30, 2015

Israel on Thursday passed a law that would allow force-feeding prisoners on hunger strikes. (Shutterstock)
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The distinction between prisoner and patient plays a big role in how doctors conduct the practice.
Israel's Knesset passed a law Thursday to forcibly feed hunger striking prisoners. (AFP/File)
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The Palestinian Authority Prisoner's Affairs Committee condemned Thursday Israel's law to forcibly feed hunger striking prisoners.
Israeli settlers frequently storm the Al-Aqsa Mosque, causing rising tensions with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT
Palestinian children were prevented from entering the Al-Aqsa compound Thursday while right-wing settlers visited the site.
Members of the Israeli security forces walk in front of the Israeli controversial separation barrier as they arrest an Israeli settler following clashes while bulldozers started demolishing the so-called Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:53 GMT
Israeli announced its approval to build nearly 300 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem.
Palestinian boys, from the adjacent Jalazon refugee camp, look towards the Israeli settlement of Beit El. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:46 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved building 300 more housing units in the same illegal settlement in which a court ruled the destruction of two buildings.
A Fatah movement member stands next to a mural of the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (AFP/File)
10:51 GMT
Palestinian group Fatah blocked the northwest entrance for its rival, Jund al-Sham, in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian man during clashes between protesters and police after authorities limited access for Muslim worshipers to the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
09:25 GMT
Clashes broke out after Israeli forces disguised as Arab citizens arrested and beat a group of Palestinian teens.
A file picture taken on June 12, shows a girl holding a placard of her relative during a demonstration to show solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, outside the Red Cross building in east Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:58 GMT
Israel's parliament on Thursday legalized the ability to force-feed in times of hunger strikes.
The drying shores of the Dead Sea, south of the Jordanian capital Amman, seen on Nov. 9, 2009. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
07:37 GMT
A mild earthquake hit the Dead Sea region, but no damage or injuries were reported.
Palestinians return to what is left of their homes and businesses following the Israeli military offensive in Rafah on 1-4 August 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of “carnage” in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday.

July 29, 2015

Palestinians ride a horse and cart past the Gazy City power plant in this March 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
21:36 GMT
More fuel is expected to enter Gaza over the next two days to double the amount of electricity for Gaza's power plant.
The Gaza Strip's only functioning power plant is set to resume operations following a one-week hiatus. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
The Gaza Strip's only functioning power plant is set to resume operations following a one-week hiatus.
The first truckloads of Qatari-funded fuel left from the Suez Canal in Egypt on Tuesday to support Gaza after its sole power plant shut down. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT
The first truckloads of Qatari-funded fuel left from the Suez Canal in Egypt on Tuesday to support Gaza after its sole power plant shut down.
Israel announced plans to construct a further 1,065 settlement units in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Germany's foreign ministry criticized Israel for approving further construction of illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank.

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)
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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)
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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.