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Israel rejects Palestinian request to move 'IS-threatened' graves

Ramallah - Israel has turned down a request to transfer to the occupied West Bank graves of Palestinian leaders buried in Syria where their tombs are threatened by jihadists, officials said Wednesday.

Women hope to break Gaza sea blockade

Ramallah - A group of women will try to reach the Gaza Strip on board a boat on Wednesday in a bid to break a decade-long blockade by Israel, a spokeswoman said.

Palestinian municipal polls delayed for up to four months

Hebron - The Palestinian government delayed municipal elections for up to four months Tuesday with Fatah and Hamas so far unable to overcome divisions to organise their first competitive polls in a decade.

Palestinian president Abbas to attend Peres's funeral

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will attend the funeral of Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, Palestinian officials said Thursday, in what will be a rare visit to Jerusalem.

Palestinian president calls Peres 'brave' partner for peace

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed Shimon Peres as a "brave" partner for peace and sent his family condolences after the Israeli ex-president died earlier Wednesday, the official Palestinian news agency reported.

Gaza's legion of war-wounded battle to forge new lives

Gaza - Every time he hears a loud noise, Imed al-Firi hides his healthy leg under a cushion -- a reflex he developed after the summer of 2014, when Israeli tank fire struck his Gaza home and robbed him of his right leg.

Closure of Palestinian pages sparks Facebook censorship fears

Ramallah - Facebook apologised Monday after temporarily disabling accounts linked to two Palestinian news sites critical of Israel, a move that drew concern over potential online censorship.

Palestinians condemn Trump vow on Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Ramallah - Palestinian leaders Monday accused Donald Trump of abandoning any hope of a two-state solution after the Republican candidate said he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he won the US presidential election.

Palestinian tries to stab Israel soldier, shot dead: army

Hebron - A Palestinian teenager tried to stab an Israeli soldier near the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday before being shot dead, officials said, the latest death in a flare-up of violence.

Fourth attack on Israelis in uptick in violence

Hebron - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier Saturday in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron before he was shot dead, the army said, in the fourth attack on Israelis in less than 24 hours.

Gazans, NGO question Israeli charges against aid worker

Jabaliya - His company is accused of helping to divert millions of dollars in funds to Hamas, but Gaza businessman Saqer Alatar insists he barely knows the NGO worker at the centre of the storm."I only know what he looks like.

Scouts probe claims Palestinian branch lauded attacker

Ramallah - The world Scout movement said Thursday it was investigating claims its Palestinian branch held an event in support of a man who attacked Israelis on a bus.

Israel shuts Palestinian radio station for 'incitement'

Hebron - Israeli authorities have shut down a Palestinian radio station in the occupied West Bank over "incitement" to violence, the army said Wednesday, the latest in a series of such raids.

Op-Ed: Since Quartet report settlement construction surges in Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli settlement expansion has surged in the two months since a diplomatic Quartet report called for a halt to the construction of Jewish settlements on land claimed by Palestine.

Internet star sings of Gaza cat and 'My Trousers'

Gaza - Mobbed by fans wherever he goes, Adel Meshoukhi is the kind of singer that perhaps only Gaza could produce: an internet sensation who depends on a modest stipend from Hamas.

Israel extends Palestinian journalist's detention: NGO

Ramallah - Israeli authorities have extended by three months the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who had been due for release on Monday, a Palestinian NGO said on Saturday.

Israel arrests Hamas election committee member

Ramallah - Israeli troops arrested the Hamas representative on the organising committee for October Palestinian municipal elections on Wednesday, the Islamist movement said.

Surge in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings, UN says

Ramallah - Israel has razed more Palestinian homes and other structures so far this year than in all of 2015, the United Nations said Friday, as the United States and France expressed concern.

Hamas militant killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

Gaza - A Hamas militant was killed on Saturday when a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian health officials and the group's military wing said.

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel on hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons were observing a hunger strike Friday, in a new wave of protest that Palestinian officials said was expected to grow.
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