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The settler attempted to drag the 14-year-old to a car before the teen managed to escape. (AFP/File)
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A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after an Israeli settler attempted to kidnap the teen near Silwan in Jerusalem Wednesday.

January 26, 2015

The port, which has been under a blockade since 2006, will allow Palestinians to travel internationally. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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A ministerial committee announced plans to prepare for the opening of the port for international travel. Currently use of the port is restricted to fishing.

January 25, 2015

His company may not rival Google or German software maker SAP yet, but Gaza-based IT entrepreneur Saady Lozon has plans to change that (Picture: Facebook).
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At the offices, dozens of women, most wearing headscarves, are busy at work, one group entering data on global trademarks for a company in the Netherlands.

January 22, 2015

“On average 700 Palestinian children a year, appear before Israel's military court,” said the United Nations. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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Malak al-Khatib, age 14, was sentenced by Israeli courts to two months in jail and a $1,523 fine for allegedly throwing rocks and possessing a knife.
The 45 men from the Gaza Strip had been in Egyptian custody for several months. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
Egyptian authorities released 45 Palestinians from Gaza for attempting to travel by sea to Europe without any travel documents.
The White House expressed displeasure at the invitation hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked to speak at Congress. (AFP/File)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcome "any time" to give a speech in America, despite the White House expressing displeasure at the invitation being expressed to the premier, hours earlier.
Israeli soldiers ready a tank as they hold position on the border with Lebanon, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Israeli towns were gripped in a state of panic over the possibility of a reprisal attack following an airstrike last week, which killed six Hezbollah fighters.
Several leaders from the militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan pledged allegiance to Daesh last year. (AFP/File)
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Pakistani security forces arrested an ISIL militant and two accomplices in the city of Lahore. According to a senior security official, the Syrian man was setting up terrorist networks in the country.
Israeli forces destroy a Palestinian home for allegedly being built without a permit in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, October 29, 2013. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces destroyed a third Palestinian building within two days in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat.

January 21, 2015

Israeli forensics examine the scene of an attack after Hamza Muhammad Hasan Matro, age 23, stabbed at least five people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk from Tulkarm refugee camp was identified as the assailant behind the Tel Aviv bus stabbing.
An Israeli man is treated by medics after he was stabbed by a Palestinian. (AFP/Getty Images/Yotam Ronen)
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The Hamas movement's leadership said Wednesday morning that the Tel Aviv stabbing attack was a "natural reaction" by people suffering under occupation.
Two Israelis were seriously wounded in the attack while the other seven had moderate injuries. (AFP/File)
07:13 GMT
Nine Israelis were injured after a Palestinian man from the West Bank town of Tulkarem attacked people with a knife on a Tel Aviv bus.

January 20, 2015

No causalities were reported. (AFP/File)
10:01 GMT
Unknown assailant blew up the car of a Hamas administrative and financial manager.
A large number of Israeli troops stormed the East Jerusalem house before dawn Tuesday. (AFP/File)
09:05 GMT
Israel bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya Tuesday for allegedly being built without a permit.
Sami Ibrahim Zayadna, 45, died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli police at mourners in the Bedouin city of Rahat at the funeral of Sami al-Jaar, who was killed by Israeli forces during clashes. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:54 GMT
Leaders of the 1.7 million Palestinians living in Israel have declared a strike following the deaths of two Bedouin men.
The arrests follow Israel's airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights, in which six members of Hezbollah were killed. (AFP/File)
08:11 GMT
The arrests were made during a raid in various locations in the West Bank.

January 19, 2015

Salafi jihadists staged a rally in support of Daesh against Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. (Photo:AFP)
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Islamic extremists attempted to storm the French Cultural Center in Gaza, according to media reports. The incident happened at a rare rally of Salafi jihadists in support of Daesh and protesting against the publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
Israeli soldiers raid the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon near Ramallah, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces on Monday detained eight Palestinians across the West Bank in predawn raids of family homes, according to security sources.
The move by the  Muslim Leadership Initiative angered many Palestinians. (AFP/File)
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Following a backlash from Palestinian and rights groups, the Muslim Leadership Initiative defended a second Israeli government-funded trip to the holy land. Are Muslims on par with Zionism as a result?
Twenty-two people were treated at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba following the incident. (AFP/Getty Images/Xaume Olleros)
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A Palestinian man died from tear gas inhalation at a funeral for Sami al-Jaar, 22, who was shot dead last week while standing on the patio of his home during clashes between police and local youths in the neighborhood.
A Palestinian child stands amidst rubble in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
Israeli officials have begun lobbying member-states of the ICC in a bid to cut its funding following a probe into war crimes committed across Palestine.

January 18, 2015

The film, which depicts a dramatization of a stabbing and shooting of a settler and Rabbi, was produced by  unofficial student group Islamic Bloc, an affiliate of Hamas. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Members of administration at Palestinian Al-Quds University released a statement Saturday condemning a short video released by Hamas-affiliated university students which dramatizes the stabbing and shooting of Jews.

January 16, 2015

The PA has lodged claims of war crimes committed on the part of Israel during Operation Protective Edge, an offensive which was launched in July and resulted in more than 2,200 deaths in Gaza. (AFP/File)
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International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda said Friday the court would launch a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine," following war crimes claims lodged by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.
 Israel froze the monthly transfer of $120 million in taxes that it collects for the Palestinians, forcing the Palestinian Authority to halt salary payments for 153,000 employees. (AFP/Getty Images)
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to immediately resume the transfer of tax revenues to Palestine.

January 15, 2015

In 2013, a cartoon featured in Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times rubbed Israel up the wrong way for apparently being anti-Semitic. The media mogul was quick to issue an apology along with a grovelling editorial shortly after. Haaretz journo Anshel Pfeffer defended the pic, saying it wasn’t directed at Jews, more at Bibi’s bloodthirsty policies.
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After the Paris attacks, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a lot to say about peace, freedom and human rights. Bibi should have mentioned the high death toll in Gaza, the constant harassment journalists reporting the Palestinian conflict face and most importantly, his own hypocrisy. We say, that's rich coming from you, Bibi!
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
13:20 GMT
Abbas made a plea to the Arab League to cover tax revenues withheld by Israel in retaliation for his attempt to join the International Criminal Court.
Gigi Hadid has a new modeling gig for Maybelline. (Image: cropped from Twitter)
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Palestinian-dutch model Gigi Hadid is cosmetic company Maybelline's newest model.

January 14, 2015

Assaf before going on stage at his Grand Park Hotel concert in Ramallah. (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT
We kicked off our new year with an exclusive interview with the world's favorite Arab Idol: Mohammed Assaf. Here, he talked to us about fame, rumors and 2015.