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Palestinians to cut civil servant salaries after Israeli tax freeze

Ramallah - The Palestinian finance minister on Thursday announced salary cuts for civil servants, days after Israel said it would withhold tens of millions of dollars in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

Abbas says will reject reduced tax reimbursement from Israel

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday he would not accept partial payment of tax transfers owed by Israel, which decided to withhold reimbursements in retaliation for payments to prisoners jailed for attacks.

Palestinians say Warsaw meet 'normalises' Israeli occupation

Jerusalem - A Warsaw conference jointly organised by US President Donald Trump's administration lacks credibility as it aims to "normalise" the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, a Palestinian official said in remarks published Thursday.

Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

New York - Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories for a close-up look at the situation, Kuwait's ambassador said Wednesday.

Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after Israeli teen killed

Jerusalem - Nudged by rightwing political rivals after a deadly Palestinian attack on a young Israeli woman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who seeks re-election pledged Sunday to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian arrested over killing of Israeli

Jerusalem - A Palestinian suspected of killing a young Israeli woman has been arrested in a raid in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli security officials said on Saturday.

US resists UN action on Hebron mission: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday discussed Israel's decision to end an international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron but faced resistance from the United States to any response, diplomats said.

Netanyahu rival speaks of possible West Bank pullback

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival in an April election has raised the possibility of pulling back from the occupied West Bank, in remarks published Wednesday that drew right-wing criticism but were welcomed by the Palestinians.

Turkey denounces Israel's decision over Hebron monitoring

Istanbul - Turkey has "strongly" condemned Israel's decision not to renew the mandate of an international monitoring group in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

32 Palestinians wounded in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Thirty-two Palestinians were shot and wounded by Israeli troops in renewed clashes along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

New rival to Netanyahu steps into the light

Jerusalem - Bullish on security, conservative in diplomacy -- ending weeks of silence, retired Israeli general Benny Gantz has launched his campaign to become prime minister.

Digital giants 'profiting' from Israeli settlements: Amnesty

London - Digital tourism giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are profiting from "war crimes" by offering services in Israeli settlements, rights group Amnesty International said in a report published Wednesday.

Israel minister threatens to ban Amnesty over Airbnb policy

Jerusalem - Israel has threatened to bar Amnesty International from access to the Jewish state over its charge Wednesday that digital tourism companies are profiting from "war crimes" in the occupied West Bank.

Qatar confirms will no longer pay Hamas salaries

Gaza - Qatar said Saturday it will no longer fund salaries of Hamas employees in Gaza but will still give aid to poor families, after the Palestinian enclave's Islamist rulers refused to accept wage payments over conditions allegedly attached by Israel.

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli fire during fresh clashes along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said.

Underground in Jerusalem, a rare look at an ancient tomb

Jerusalem - Flashlight beams pierce the darkness and reveal an archaeological gem in underground Jerusalem few have had the chance to glimpse in recent years.

Israel charges Jewish teen over Palestinian's killing

Jerusalem - Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged a Jewish 16-year-old with manslaughter after he allegedly threw a stone at a car in the occupied West Bank and killed a Palestinian woman.

Netanyahu pledges 'lethal' response to Gaza violence after blocking aid

Gaza - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian Islamist group Hamas Wednesday of a "lethal" reaction to any renewed Palestinian violence on the Gaza border, after blocking aid to the strip in response to the wounding of a soldier there.

Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after border flare-up

Gaza - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blocked millions in Qatari aid to the Gaza Strip in response to renewed border hostilities, risking increased tensions with the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas during Israel's election campaig...

Palestinians to refuse remaining US aid for fear of lawsuits

Bethlehem - The Palestinian government will refuse all US government aid for fear of lawsuits, officials said Tuesday, throwing the future of security coordination and projects already under way into doubt.

In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

Jerusalem - In an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the historic area.

Israeli PM urges Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday urged Romania and other EU countries to follow Washington's lead and move their embassies to the disputed city of Jerusalem.

Israeli fire wounds 14 on Gaza border: Hamas ministry

Gaza - Fourteen Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border Friday, said the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave, rocked by ongoing weekly protests.

Israel demolishes home of accused Palestinian killer

Hebron - Israeli forces demolished the West Bank home on Friday of a Palestinian accused of the fatal September stabbing of an Israeli-American.

Italians leave Gaza Strip after Hamas standoff

Gaza - Three Italian security officers left the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after an incident that saw them flee to a UN building as Hamas security pursued them, an official and a diplomatic source said.

Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds on Monday three days after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said.

Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire in border protests: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman during protests along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the woman was shot in the head east of Gaza City.

Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians

Jerusalem - A newly-opened highway into Jerusalem divides Israeli and Palestinian drivers into separate lanes with a wall, leading Palestinians to label it an "apartheid road".

House arrest for Jewish minors held over killing of Palestinian

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities on Thursday released to house arrest four of five Jewish minors held on suspicion of involvement in a fatal stone-throwing attack on a Palestinian woman, lawyers and officials said.

Israel says arrests Palestinian suspect in deadly shootings

Jerusalem - Israeli forces arrested overnight a Palestinian accused of shooting dead two soldiers in the occupied West Bank last month and involvement in another attack that caused a baby's death, authorities said Tuesday.
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A Palestinian hugs his father who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, following their arrival at the Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia on July 30, 2014
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Rafah border crossing, between Gaza and Egypt
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Palestinians carry the body of Mustafa Tamimi during his funeral procession in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this December 11, 2011 file picture. Israel's army has exonerated a soldier in the 2011 killing of Tamami. An Israeli human rights group criticized the ruling as a sign of military impunity
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Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya (C) during a press conference in Gaza on April 23, 2014
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Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
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Ktzi'ot Prison is an Israeli detention facility located in the Negev desert
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Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip , on July 26, 2014
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A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy's "Gangnam Style" with a Gaza twist.
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A Palestinian woman carrying a child makes her way through debris as people inspect the remains of a house belonging to a member of the Islamist Hamas movement following an Israeli air strike on July 8, 2014 in the Gaza strip town of Khan Yunis
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An Israeli activist carries a placard during a protest against the war on the Gaza strip, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on July 9, 2014
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Palestinians and foreigners take part in a protest against the Israeli blockade on Gaza, at Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza Strip November 26, 2013
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Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank, on Oct. 3, 2011.
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A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy s  Gangnam Style  with a Gaza twist.
A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy's "Gangnam Style" with a Gaza twist.
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Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the Beit Hanun district of Gaza, on July 26, 2014
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Palestinians who were displaced from their houses due to fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas return to check their homes in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City, on August 1, 2014
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Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 17, 2014
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Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10  2014
Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10, 2014
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