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Christopher Gunnes, UNRWA Spokesperson (Rami Khouri/Albawaba)
January 17, 2018 - 17:48 GMT
In an abrupt but not surprising move, the U.S. cut funding for UNRWA to $60 million, Al Bawaba talked to UNRWA's spokesperson about its impact on refugees who depend on this money for survival.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba/SPA)
January 17, 2018 - 15:32 GMT
As a geopolitical game plays out in the Middle East, Palestinian people face more suffering and deprivation
Palestinians run for covers from smoke-grenades during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on Jan. 13, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 14:30 GMT
Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and villages are a near-daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Arab Israeli men stand next to graffiti reading in Hebrew
January 17, 2018 - 12:29 GMT
Better known as "price tag" attacks, extremist Israeli settlers use violent acts of retribution on Palestinians and their property to demonstrate their opposition to Israeli restrictions on settlements and their outposts in the occupied West Bank.
Displaced people from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp queuing to receive aid from UNRWA in Yalda, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus in 2015. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2018 - 12:25 GMT
UNRWA announced Tuesday that it will have to cut back on using daily paid contractors as a result of not receiving anticipated income in January 2018, and leaving the agency in “an imminent cash crisis.”
The Netanyahu family has been mired in corruption charges for years. (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
January 15, 2018 - 15:10 GMT
Corruption and issues with ethical behavior seem to run in the Netanyahu family
A Palestinian fisherman stands on his boat in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog on February 26, 2017. (AFP/FILE)
January 13, 2018 - 13:53 GMT
Palestinian fisherman succumbed to his wounds on Saturday after being shot off Gaza shore a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry.
(AFP)
January 13, 2018 - 08:16 GMT
Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli forces, while three others were injured during clashes on Friday in the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
January 10, 2018 - 15:00 GMT
Jordan is the Custodian of Jerusalem’s Muslim and Christian holy sites, a legacy of the Hashemite rulers that dates back to 1924 is now under threat as the U.S. declared the whole of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in late 2017.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Thibault Camus/AFP)
January 07, 2018 - 15:08 GMT
Leaked tapes show Egyptian government officials trying to peddle acceptance of Trump's Jerusalem move to the Egyptian people
(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
January 06, 2018 - 12:00 GMT
Ahed Tamimi has been in jail since Dec. 15. The 16-year-old Palestinian girl, who became internationally famous when a video of her and her cousin Nour Tamimi slapping two Israeli soldiers went viral last month, remains in Israeli custody — along with her mother Nairiman — while Nour, 20, was released early Friday after posting bail of $1,450.
Nour Tamimi (C) who is being detained after a viral video showing her with two members of her family allegedly assaulting two Israeli soldiers is seen in a military court at the Ofer prison in the West Bank on December 28, 2017. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
January 06, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
An Israeli court on Thursday evening decided to release 21-year-old Nour al-Tamimi on a bail, rejecting an appeal presented by the Israeli military prosecution against her release.
Ahed Tamimi in court (AFP)
January 01, 2018 - 18:56 GMT
Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against a Palestinian teenager arrested after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank went viral, her lawyer said Monday.
Israeli prime minister says the U.S. asked to extend a 10-month building freeze and Israel was prepared to do it. (AFP)
January 01, 2018 - 11:30 GMT
Ruling party calls for making Israeli sovereignty and laws dominant in Jewish settlements of Palestine's West Bank.
A rights group says more than 300 Palestinian children are currently in prison in Israel and exposed to ill treatment. (AFP)
January 01, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Israeli army detained 6,742 Palestinians along the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank in 2017, according to Palestinian organizations Sunday.
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces near a border fence east of Gaza City on December 29, 2017 (AFP)
December 29, 2017 - 20:21 GMT
srael's military has struck several locations in the Gaza strip using airstrikes and tanks, purportedly in retaliation for rocket attacks from Gaza.