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After bitter Trump years, Palestinians 'thank America' again

Bir Zeit - In Al-Jalazun refugee camp, Mohammad Zaid on Thursday expressed a sentiment not heard from Palestinians during Donald Trump's presidency: gratitude towards the US, even if for some it's too little, too late.

Palestinians fathering children from inside prison walls

Khan Yunis - Cradling her newborn son in a thick white blanket on the patio of her Gaza home, Iman al-Qudra knows it will be years before her baby boy, Mujahid, meets his father.

West Bank overwhelmed as Israel relaxes virus rules

Ramallah - As Israel pushes ahead with one of the world's most intense coronavirus vaccination campaigns and normality slowly returns, nearby Palestinians without access to vaccines are flooding hospitals already at breaking point.

Bereaved Gazans look to ICC for closure

Gaza - During the 2014 war in Gaza, Nevine Barakat lost her husband and saw three of her five children wounded in an Israeli bombardment of a school. Today, she hopes the International Criminal Court (ICC) will finally bring them justice.

Palestinians hope vote boosts diplomatic strength: experts

Gaza - A deal reached between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to hold elections is aimed at renewing confidence in Palestinian governance ahead of a diplomatic push and talks with Israel, experts said.

Covid denies Gaza cancer patients essential care

Gaza - For Tahani al-Rifi, a 34-year-old Palestinian thyroid cancer patient, her twice-monthly trips out of Gaza for iodine radiotherapy had offered hope that she could beat the illness.

In Gaza, parkour brings youngsters a taste of freedom

Gaza - Using crutches, Palestinian Mohamed Aliwa leaps from one concrete slab to another, determined that his missing leg won't stop him doing parkour, a sport that brings respite from grim reality in Gaza.

Israeli firm in Gaza extracts drinking water from air

Gaza - The densely populated Gaza Strip has long lacked sufficient drinking water, but a new project helps ease the shortage with a solar-powered process to extract potable water straight from the air.

World readies for lockdown Christmas

Bethlehem - Coronavirus misery hung over Christmas preparations worldwide on Thursday, with countless millions forced to cancel plans or limit festivities under fresh virus lockdowns.After a grinding pandemic year that has seen more than 1.

Quiet Bethlehem Christmas means 'less business, more religion'

Bethlehem - Deprived of its usual tourist influx by the pandemic, Bethlehem will celebrate a quiet Christmas this year that is less about commerce and more about religion, says its parish priest.

In refugee camps, Palestinians prepare for post-Abbas power struggle

Balata - In Palestinian refugee camps in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, some residents are preparing weapons for a potential power struggle when president Mahmud Abbas finally leaves the stage.

Israel unveils parts of Herod's palace buried by Judean king

Palestinian - Israeli authorities are set to unveil previously off-limits structures within King Herod's palace-fortress Herodium, which the tyrannical Roman-era leader interred as his enormous burial plot.

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: govt

Ramallah - A Palestinian teenager was killed on Friday in clashes with the Israeli army on the sidelines of a protest in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli army: health ministry

Ramallah - A Palestinian teenager was killed on Friday in clashes with the Israeli army on the sidelines of a protest in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

Gaza - To the sound of drums and flutes, a freshly coiffed Palestinian groom dances with his brothers, cousins and friends, anxiously waiting for his veiled bride to arrive in her shimmering gown.

Meet Gaza's first woman taxi driver

Gaza - Palestinian mother-of-five Nayla Abu Jubbah launched a small revolution this week by becoming the first female taxi driver in the deeply conservative Gaza Strip.

Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

Gaza - At sunrise in Gaza, the strip's coastal path begins to fill up with pedestrians, as growing numbers of Palestinians have taken up walking to relieve stress trapped inside the Israel-blockaded enclave.

Bethlehem 'Corona Sandwich' eases bite of tourism loss

Bethlehem - When the coronavirus pandemic left Bethlehem without its hordes of visitors, tour guide Raed Bannura needed a new source of income.

Palestinians mourn loss of 'icon' Saeb Erekat

Ramallah - Palestinians on Wednesday mourned their veteran negotiator Saeb Erekat, who died aged 65 of coronavirus complications, amid cautious hope the stalled peace process with Israel may be revived under Joe Biden's presidency.

Veteran Palestinian negotiator Erekat to be buried in Jericho

Ramallah - Veteran Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is to be buried Wednesday following his death from Covid-19 complications, as hope emerges of new peace talks during Joe Biden's presidency.
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