Palestine

October 16, 2014

Up to 201 Palestinian minors are being held in Israeli jails as of August 2014, according to Defence For Children International (File/AFP)
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Going to school in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron isn't easy for most Palestinian children. After video footage emerged of Israeli soldiers violently arresting minors, will the systematic abuse they face stop?

On Monday 13 Oct 2014, Britain’s parliament voted in favor of a non-binding motion recognizing the state of Palestine. Hailed by campaigners as a “historic moment”, this sounded more like a historic irony and throwback reference to the 1917 Balfour Declaration which sidelined any pro-Arab intent in a mirror pledge to the Jewish people.
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Wait Britain sponsors Palestinian statehood? Not so fast! 10 reminders of things the British establishment has to feel guilty about re: Palestine.The story of how Britain bailed on the Arabs of Palestine in the past and left the UK damned if it did and damned if it didn't with regard to supporting the dual populations of historical Palestine.

Dounia's sudden hatred for Assaf remains unexplained... but it could be down to jealousy! (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:24 GMT

Dounia Batma messed with the wrong guy when she decided to b*tch about Palestinian Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf!

October 15, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinian children have been injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT

An unexploded Israeli bomb injured three Palestinian children late Tuesday while they were playing close to their home in Hebron.

At least 10 Palestinians were injured and four arrested during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

At least 10 Palestinians were injured Wednesday in Jerusalem after Israeli police continued with a three-day crackdown on Al Aqsa worshipers.

Is this the same person? Gigi looks her age (and way less glamorous) as she walks the streets of NY in sportswear! (Image: Daily Mail)
07:47 GMT

Palestinian-Dutch teen model Gigi Hadid, 19, leaves glamor behind to blend in on the streets of New York City!

October 14, 2014

A Jewish settler attempted to head-butt the Palestinian woman while other Israelis spat at Arabs from their home windows in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
20:22 GMT

A Palestinian woman is recovering after an Israeli settler attempted to head-butt her outside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the aid money would be distributed for a variety of projects (File/AFP)
19:39 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $414 million in aid for Palestinians, to be distributed through USAID and UNRWA for various projects.

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah (File/AFP)
17:23 GMT

Leaders from the Palestinian Liberation Organization urged the UK to officially recognize Palestine following a landmark vote from lower level British politicians to support the state.

British lower level politicians voted to recognize Palestine as a state in a symbolic move Monday (File/AFP)
15:27 GMT

While the Balfour Declaration in 1917 paved way for a Jewish homeland, decades later British lower level politicians voted in a non-binding motion to recognize a Palestinian state. While the has vote passed, will British guilt over history make up for Palestine's conundrum?

Ban met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.

Locals inspect damage to a Nablus-area mosque after an overnight arson blamed on Israeli settlers. (Image: Rabbis for Human Rights).
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Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba overnight.

October 13, 2014

UK backbenchers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Palestinian state (File/AFP)
23:40 GMT

British backbench politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing a Palestinian state following a three-hour debate Monday.

The U.S. has a unique opportunity to help Palestinians if it would only stand up to Israel. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

The U.S. must stand firm on issues like illegal Israeli settlements if it truly wants to help Palestinians.

Although the motion to recognize a Palestinian state would be largely symbolic, it would not affect UK policy (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Britain's parliament will debate whether or not to recognize Palestine as an independent state Monday, causing a stir among politicians.