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Israeli soldiers stand guard at the Qalandiya checkpoint. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that a "suspicious" Palestinian woman entered the vehicle lane of the checkpoint "seemingly carrying an object."
Palestinians run from tear gas smoke during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Activists blocked the road with burning rubber tires and dumpsters lit on fire, sending black smoke billowing over the refugee camp as scores of commuters were stuck in traffic gridlock.
The school, which is located the occupied East Jerusalem town of Sur Bahir deny the claims of incitement and claim that they were teaching the same Palestinian curriculum used in all schools throughout Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 12:29 GMT
A school in Palestine has been closed down by the Israeli authorities for alleged ‘incitement’ in it’s teaching resources.
The Gaza-based al-Mezan Center for Human Rights expressed concern earlier this month in response to Israeli airstrikes that Israel could be leading up to a wide-scale military offensive. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 11:37 GMT
No injuries were reported.
The two-day event, dubbed
February 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The conference was attended by more than 5,000 people.
Israel-Palestine director for Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir [Twitter]
February 26, 2017 - 08:40 GMT
After crying, 'anti-Israel', government backpedals in decision to deny Human Rights Watch Israel-Palestine director Omar Shakir a work visa in Israel.
Congratulations to the talented (and hot) new winner of Arab Idol. (Facebook)
February 26, 2017 - 07:02 GMT
City erupted in victorious cheers.
Until the July 2013 ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi, tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt provided a vital lifeline for the small Palestinian territory. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Civil Defense pointed out that the tunnel was blown up last week by Egyptian authorities, adding that the workers were attempting to renovate the tunnel again.
The government’s decision to raise the renewal fees of passports was a necessity to overcome a “tough” economic situation, with avoiding any impacts on other vital sectors in the state. (File photo)
February 26, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
After hiking temporary passport fees for Gazans eightfold from JD25 to JD200, the Jordanian government has reduced the increase to JD100.
Al-Qiq was one of a number of prominent Palestinian hunger strikers in 2016, who included the Balboul brothers who went without food for 77 and 79 days, Malik al-Qadi for 68 days, Bilal Kayid for 71 days. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Al-Qiq declared a hunger strike for the second time on Feb. 6 after being sentenced to administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence and used almost exclusively against Palestinians.
A Palestinian family, whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers, walk past a tent on April 21, 2015 in the southern West Bank. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
“Khan al-Ahmar is one of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank, struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living in the face of intense pressure from the Israeli authorities to move to a planned relocation site.”
Hardy plays with Palestinian children during a January trip to the West Bank. (MAP)
February 23, 2017 - 16:28 GMT
Jeremy first travelled to the West Bank in 2002. After making a return visit in January, he sat down with The New Arab to reflect on his experiences.
Dounia got her claws out, ready for a fight. (Filfan)
February 23, 2017 - 14:53 GMT
She got her claws out, ready for a fight.
King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (File photo)
February 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The comments come as the US has seemingly pivoted away from the two-state solution.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014. (AFP/file)
February 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Five European parliamentarians said Wednesday that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip.
Among several economic measures, the government has recently decided to raise the renewal fees of passports for Gazan residents in Jordan from JD25 to JD200. (File photo)
February 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Jordan's decision to extend the validity of Gazans’ temporary passports from two to five years follows the announcement of a steep price hike from JD25 to JD200 for their renewal or replacement.