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Palestinian novelist wins top Arab fiction prize

Abu Dhabi - A Palestinian author has won the International Prize for Arab Fiction for the first time for a novel about the Palestinian exodus in 1948 and the Holocaust.

Israel frees 'youngest Palestinian' girl prisoner at 12

Hebron - Israel freed 12-year-old Palestinian Dima al-Wawi from prison Sunday, more than two months after jailing her for an attempted stabbing attack, and she was warmly welcomed back in her West Bank town.

Hamas boosts Gaza border force to ease rift with Egypt

Gaza - As peace offerings go, prefabricated metal huts on a sand dune may seem unimpressive, but they are what the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, has chosen.

Israel soldier who shot Palestinian allowed home for Passover

Ramla - An Israeli soldier charged with manslaughter after shooting a prone and wounded Palestinian assailant in the head was released from custody Friday for the Jewish Passover festival, the army said.

Israel blocks off Gaza Strip and West Bank for Passover

Jerusalem - Israel has announced the closure of all points of entry between the occupied West Bank, the Gaza strip, and Israeli territory on Friday and Saturday for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

France to hold May meeting on Israel-Palestinian peace process

Paris - France will host a meeting of ministers from 20 countries on May 30 to try and relaunch the Israel-Palestinian peace process, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced on Thursday.

Israel says Hamas suicide bomber attacked Jerusalem bus

Bethlehem - Israeli police said Thursday a Hamas militant carried out a "suicide" bus bombing in Jerusalem that wounded 20 people, in the first such attack since a wave of violence erupted in October.

Israel arrests settlers who attacked Palestinians: Police

Jerusalem - Israel has arrested six Jewish settlers who allegedly carried out attacks against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, police said on Wednesday.

Battle over calls to boycott Israel goes global

Jerusalem - When word spread that the Ahava cosmetics firm would move its factory from the occupied West Bank, it set off alarm bells among Israelis for reasons nothing to do with its products.

Ringleader in 2014 burning alive of Palestinian teen ruled sane

Jerusalem - An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that a Jewish man found to be the ringleader of the beating and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 was sane and responsible for his actions.

Bomb rips through Jerusalem bus, 21 wounded

Jerusalem - A bomb blast ripped through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday and sparked a fire, wounding at least 21 people, Israeli police said, in an apparent escalation in a wave of violence.

Jerusalem bus blast wounds 'at least 16'

Jerusalem - A fire ripped through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli police said, with medics reporting an explosion and at least 16 people wounded.

Israeli soldier who shot wounded Palestinian charged with manslaughter

Jaffa - An Israeli soldier caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head was charged with manslaughter on Monday in a case that has sparked widespread controversy.

Israel finds tunnel from Gaza into Israeli territory

Jerusalem - Israel's military said Monday it had located and destroyed a tunnel extending from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, in the first such discovery since a devastating 2014 conflict.

Israel approves plans for more than 200 new W.Bank settler homes

Jerusalem - Israel has approved plans for more than 200 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, adding to a sharp increase in settlement projects so far this year, Israeli campaigners said Thursday.

Israel approves plans for more than 200 new W.Bank settler homes

Jerusalem - Israel has approved plans for more than 200 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, adding to a sharp increase in settlement projects so far this year, an Israeli NGO said Thursday.

Abbas says 'urgent' need for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has said there is an "urgent" need for a UN resolution on Israeli settlements as he embarks on a multi-country tour that may be among his last chances to renew peace efforts.

Gaza's architectural heritage fades, but one man resists

Gaza - A surprise awaits beyond a black door adorned with a silver lotus flower at the end of a tangle of alleyways in Gaza's chaotic Old City.

Israel notes 'significant' drop in Palestinian attacks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted on Sunday a "significant decline" in Palestinian attacks on Israelis, after six months of near-daily violence that has cost more than 200 lives.

Gaza fishermen test waters after blockade eased

Gaza - Gaza fishermen have begun working further off the coast after Israel relaxed restrictions for the first time in a decade but said Monday that the measure was not nearly enough.

Autopsy backs case against Israel soldier who shot Palestinian: doctor

Jerusalem - An autopsy on a Palestinian assailant showed Sunday that he was killed by a bullet to the head, backing a manslaughter case against an Israeli soldier caught on video shooting him, a doctor said.

Autopsy backs case against Israel soldier who shot Palestinian: doctor

Jerusalem - An autopsy on a Palestinian assailant showed Sunday that he was killed by a bullet to the head, backing a manslaughter case against an Israeli soldier caught on video shooting him, a doctor said.

Autopsy backs case against Israel soldier who shot Palestinian: doctor

Jerusalem - An autopsy on a Palestinian assailant showed Sunday that he was killed by a bullet to the head, backing a manslaughter case against an Israeli soldier caught on video shooting him, a doctor said.

Israel returns power to Palestinian city despite debt

Jerusalem - Israel's state-run electricity company has restored full power supply to the Palestinian city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank after reducing it over an outstanding debt, officials said Sunday.

Israel returns power to Palestinian city despite debt

Jerusalem - Israel's state-run electricity company has restored full power supply to the Palestinian city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank after reducing it over an outstanding debt, officials said Sunday.

Israel returns power to Palestinian city despite debt

Jerusalem - Israel's state-run electricity company has restored full power supply to the Palestinian city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank after reducing it over an outstanding debt, officials said Sunday.

Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian in head appears in court

- An Israeli soldier caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground appeared in a military court Tuesday as hundreds of his supporters protested outside.

Israel rejects 'delusional' claim Elton John asked to declare loyalty

Jerusalem - Israel has rejected as "delusional" a claim that superstar Elton John was asked to declare loyalty to the Jewish state before an upcoming concert.

Christians mark Good Friday with Jerusalem procession

Jerusalem - Palestinian Christians and foreign pilgrims marked Good Friday with a procession through Jerusalem's cobbled Old City on Friday amid increased security measures during an ongoing wave of violence.

UN slams 'gruesome' killing of Palestinian assailant

Jerusalem - The United Nations condemned on Friday the "gruesome" killing of a wounded Palestinian assailant by an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, after a video of the death spread widely online.
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Palestinians carry the body of Mustafa Tamimi during his funeral procession in the West Bank village...
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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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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The old city Jerusalem
The old city Jerusalem
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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A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house which was destroyed in an Israeli ai...
A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike on Abasan, east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis and close to the border with Israel on August 7, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
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The intertwined yet divided lives of Israelis and Palestinians.
Palestinians inspect the wreckage of a building following an Israeli strike on the southern Gaza tow...
Palestinians inspect the wreckage of a building following an Israeli strike on the southern Gaza town of Rafah, on August 2, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
Said Khatib, AFP
Rafah border crossing  between Gaza and Egypt
Rafah border crossing, between Gaza and Egypt
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Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza S...
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
Said Khatib, AFP
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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Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with th...
Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014
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Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike  on July 16 ...
Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
Mahmud Hams, AFP
An Israeli soldier walks past Palestinians in the West Bank village of Tafoh  near Hebron  on June 1...
An Israeli soldier walks past Palestinians in the West Bank village of Tafoh, near Hebron, on June 15, 2014
Hazem Bader, AFP
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jew...
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah
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Palestinian woman having just received a package of non-food items for her family in Sudaniya camp n...
Palestinian woman having just received a package of non-food items for her family in Sudaniya camp north of Gaza Strip.
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Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Y...
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
Said Khatib, AFP
A group of Palestinians made a Gangnam Style parody  Gangnam Gaza Style.
A group of Palestinians made a Gangnam Style parody, Gangnam Gaza Style.
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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag  on the Republiqu...
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag, on the Republique square in Paris, during a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza, on July 26, 2014
Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP
Palestinians protesting against Israel
Palestinians protesting against Israel
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