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“We are now heading towards Palestine, after which we will fly north from Jerusalem, the Palestinian capital, to JFK International Airport” (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
In defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Jordanian airline pilot recently told his passengers that they were about to fly over Jerusalem, “the Palestinian capital.”
Bassil claimed that Abbas promised him to work quickly to provide a piece of land for Lebanon in East Jerusalem (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 09:26 GMT
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Thursday said that he informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his willingness to establish a Lebanese embassy in occupied East Jerusalem.
Palestinian graphic designer Asma Musleh's take on Abed Al Hashlamoun's powerful photo (Asma Musleh)
December 13, 2017 - 15:20 GMT
Blindfolded, handcuffed. A young boy surrounded by two dozen heavily armed soldiers. It is an image that powerfully captures the power imbalance at the heart of the Israeli occupation.
December 13, 2017 - 13:37 GMT
"Since its establishment to date, Israel relies on the principle of force, the usurpation of rights and the displacement, taking advantage of the veto power and the international laxity."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers the opening speech during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, 2017 (EMRAH YORULMAZ / POOL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 13:15 GMT
Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizing the city as its capital was deemed a punishment for Palestinians Wednesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergodan at a Middle Eastern summit.
Trump and the Senators that supported his Jerusalem move (Al Bawaba)
December 13, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Trump, for the first time in his time as President, seemed to have enthusiastic and bipartisan support for one of his many blunders.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers the opening speech during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, 2017 (EMRAH YORULMAZ/POOL/AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are expected to call on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital during Wednesday’s Istanbul summit.
December 13, 2017 - 10:57 GMT
His orange-tinted skin has seen him branded a “cheeto” by his critics in the U.S. But now one Palestinian boy has a new nickname for the American President.
The airstrikes came shortly after Israel said it had intercepted a rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel (AFP/File)
December 13, 2017 - 08:58 GMT
A Palestinian security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strikes targeted two Hamas military positions in the southern Khan Younis city.
After a man attempted to blow himself up on the New York subway, some media reports quickly alleged a link to the recent decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
December 12, 2017 - 12:12 GMT
After a man attempted to blow himself up on the New York subway, some media reports quickly alleged a link to the recent decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But the connection appears to be a distortion of the truth.
Farah Baker amassed a large social media following after her coverage of the 2014 Israeli-Gaza conflict. /Instagram
December 12, 2017 - 11:16 GMT
For me as a Palestinian who lives in Gaza, and Jerusalem is not more than two hours away from my house. I have never been able to visit it and go and pray in it, although I am Muslim. I am Palestinian: i have been deprived from my right, since I was born. And now the occupation has come and they want to take it. If i accept this decision, it would absolutely be so illogical.
Hamdallah also called on world countries to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 11:11 GMT
"We call on the U.N. and Security Council to shoulder their responsibilities and pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian lands, including East Jerusalem," Hamdallah told a news conference ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah.
Palestinian women and children take part in a protest in the refugee camp of Ain el-Helwe on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon Dec. 8, 2017 to denounce the widely criticised U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
December 12, 2017 - 09:11 GMT
In the old city of Sidon, where ancient markets are reminiscent of Jerusalem's, Nasser al-Ahmad wraps Palestinian kaffiyehs around his grandchildren's heads, Adam and Ahmad, in solidarity with Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.
Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017 (Musa Al Shaer/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 15:55 GMT
For most people in the West, Bethlehem is most likely to be mentioned at this time of year in the context of a nativity play.
Protesters at  a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar on December 10, 2017 (Anwar Amro/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 12:43 GMT
The stereotype of the irrationally angry “violent Arab” has long been used to silence and undermine legitimate resistance against Israeli occupation and rights violations.
Protesters shout slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against the US president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the American embassy in Amman, on December 8, 2017 (Ahmad ABDO/AFP)
December 10, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
"What happened last week hit at the core of our historical role, our identity and our values of respect and coexistence."