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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.

Saeb Erekat: eloquent tactician, champion of Palestinian cause

Ramallah - Saeb Erekat, who died Tuesday at age 65 of Covid-19 complications, was the Palestinian veteran negotiator and politician who shepherded relations with world powers for decades.

Saeb Erekat: eloquent tactician, champion of Palestinian cause

Ramallah - Saeb Erekat, who died Tuesday at age 65 of Covid-19 complications, was the Palestinian veteran negotiator and politician who shepherded relations with world powers for decades.

'Made-in-Gaza' device fights coronavirus spread

Gaza - Entering a Gaza City restaurant, customers are welcomed by a multi-tasking disinfection machine designed by a Palestinian businesswoman to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the crisis-hit enclave.

The Palestinian tycoon who sued Britain over 1917 declaration

Nablus - Sitting in an antique armchair in the dappled light of his Renaissance-inspired West Bank mansion, Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri raised a subject that has angered him for eight decades."Can you quote me the 58 words of Balfour's declaration?

Years after second uprising Palestinians still face bleak future

Jenin - Two decades on from the second intifada, Palestinians who grew up in the shadow of the uprising find themselves surrounded by physical and political barriers with little hope for the future.

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Ramallah - Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas and their rivals Fatah in the occupied West Bank agreed Thursday to hold the first Palestinian elections since 2006, united by their opposition to Arab-Israeli normalisation deals.

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Ramallah - Gaza rulers Hamas and their rivals in the occupied West Bank, Fatah, have agreed to hold the first Palestinian elections in nearly 15 years, officials from both sides told AFP on Thursday.
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