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'Trump Heights' a symbol of US shift on Mideast policy

Katzrin - On a dusty plain in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a golden-lettered sign with Israeli and American flags stands before a rusty wire fence as the gateway to "Trump Heights".

Top Palestinian official Erekat 'critical' from virus: hospital

Jerusalem - Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was in "critical" condition and in a medically induced coma on Monday, said the Israeli hospital in Jerusalem treating him for coronavirus complications.

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since Gulf deals

Jerusalem - Israel approved 2,166 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, official figures sent to AFP showed, ending an eight-month lull in settlement expansion.

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since Gulf deals

Jerusalem - Israel approved 2,166 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, official figures sent to AFP showed, ending an eight-month lull in settlement expansion.

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.

Palestinian activist arrested after altercation with Israeli soldier

Jerusalem - Palestinian activist Khairi Hanoun was arrested on Monday by the Israeli army, several sources told AFP, weeks after footage of a soldier kneeling on his neck during a protest sparked outrage.

Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire clouds peace deal signing

Gaza - Israel bombed Gaza on Wednesday after militants fired rockets through the night, overshadowing the signing of landmark normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Washington.

Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire

Ashdod - Israel bombed Gaza on Wednesday morning after rocket fire from the territory coinciding with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's signing of normalisation deals with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington.

Netanyahu will not talk to Palestinians: opposition chief

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "no intention" of discussing peace with the Palestinians, opposition leader Yair Lapid told AFP ahead of the signing of landmark deals with the UAE and Bahrain.

Egypt brokers negotiations for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

Gaza - Egypt is brokering negotiations on a proposed prisoner swap between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza, taking advantage of a renewed truce between them, a Hamas source said Saturday.

Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite virus: UN

Jerusalem - Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes built without planning permits that are almost impossible to obtain have risen sharply during the coronavirus pandemic despite the health risks, the UN said Friday.

Palestinian factions close ranks against US-backed Mideast initiative

Ramallah - Palestinian factions on Thursday staged a rare show of unity to underline their rejection of the US-backed normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE."We cannot accept anyone speaking in our name.

Hamas and Israel strike deal to end Gaza escalation

Gaza - Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas said Monday they had reached a Qatari-mediated deal with Israel to end more than three weeks of cross-border attacks.

Denied permits, Palestinians raze own homes in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Palestinian Alaa Borqan preferred to tear down his own house in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem after a court ruled that it was constructed illegally and must be demolished.

Israel keeps up Gaza strikes after Qatar joins mediation bid

Gaza - Israeli warplanes struck a Hamas target in Gaza overnight, the military said Wednesday, even as a Qatari envoy joined efforts to broker an end to the almost three-week flare-up.

Israel shells Hamas posts in Gaza after rocket fired

Jerusalem - Israeli tanks shelled military positions of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement early Saturday, the army and Palestinian security sources said, hours after a rocket was launched at southern Israel.

Israel bombs Gaza as rocket fire intensifies

Gaza - Israeli warplanes bombed the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, as Palestiniansfired rockets and launched fire bombs into southern Israel, the army said.Parts of southern Israel were partially cordoned off by the security forces.

Israeli tanks shell Gaza amid truce efforts

Gaza - Israeli tanks shelled Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to Palestinian fire balloons as mediators sought to broker an end to the latest flare-up.

Israel bombs Gaza after warning Hamas it risks war

Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes bombed the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip overnight after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the army said.

Israeli planes bomb Gaza as Egyptians seek to restore calm

Gaza - Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.

Israeli tanks hit Gaza over 'riots' and balloon bombs

Jerusalem - Israeli tanks pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday in what has become a daily response to Palestinian rockets and airborne firebombs launched into southern Israel and to clashes on the border.

New Israeli strikes on Gaza over rockets, balloon bombs

Gaza - Israel's army launched new air strikes Sunday against Hamas positions in Gaza and closed the fishing zone around the Palestinian enclave in response to rockets and firebombs sent into Israeli territory.

New Israeli strikes on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets

Gaza - Israel's army launched new air strikes Sunday against Hamas positions in Gaza and closed the fishing zone around the Palestinian enclave in response to rockets and firebombs sent into Israeli territory.

Israel attacks, sanctions Gaza over ballon fire bombs

Gaza - Israel attacked targets of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza and halted fuel supplies to the enclave Thursday in the latest retaliation against fire bombs suspended from balloons that have been released from the Palestinian territory.

Israel halts Gaza fuel supply over fire bombs

Gaza - Israel announced Thursday it was halting the "import of fuel into the Gaza Strip", the latest punitive measure over a wave of airborne fire bombs from the Palestinian territory.

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

Jerusalem - The Israeli military said Wednesday it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from the Palestinian enclave.

Disabled Gaza couple make dolls to give their children 'decent life'

Rafah - With skilled fingers, disabled Gazan couple Nihad and Zeinab Jarboa have supported themselves by sewing finely detailed dolls and costumes, but coronavirus has hurt their already meagre income.

Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus curfew

Ramallah - The Palestinian Authority on Sunday imposed a night-time and weekend curfew on the occupied West Bank for the coming 14 days to try and rein in rising coronavirus numbers.
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Ktzi ot Prison is an Israeli detention facility located in the Negev desert
Ktzi'ot Prison is an Israeli detention facility located in the Negev desert
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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
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Palestinians and foreigners take part in a protest against the Israeli blockade on Gaza  at Erez cro...
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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Palestinians ride on a donkey near homes in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim  near Je...
Palestinians ride on a donkey near homes in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem
With permission by Reuters / Ammar Awad
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
Mohammed Abed, AFP
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
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 protestor directs fireworks toward Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat neighborho...
A Palestinian protestor directs fireworks toward Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab east Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9  2014 in Gaza City
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City
Thomas Coex, 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
Palestinians who were displaced from their houses due to fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas ret...
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
Mahmud Hams, AFP
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
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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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
Map of the Gaza Strip and southern Israel as of November 12-13  2018  locating main areas hit by Isr...
Map of the Gaza Strip and southern Israel as of November 12-13, 2018, locating main areas hit by Israeli army air raids and Palestinian mortars and rockets
Sophie RAMIS, AFP/File
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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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
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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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
With permission by Reuters / Mohamad Torokman
A Palestinian woman carrying a child makes her way through debris as people inspect the remains of a...
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
Said Khatib, AFP

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