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Baby, pregnant mother killed as Israel strikes Gaza

A baby and her pregnant mother were among three Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza overnight Wednesday, officials said

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Iraq football team to play first match in Palestinian territories

Iraq’s national football team is set to travel Thursday on its first-ever visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank where it will face off against the Palestinian national squad.

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers released from prison

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was released from prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians.

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Israel arrests Italians who painted mural of Palestinian teen

Israeli forces have arrested two Italians for drawing a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager seen as a symbol of resistance on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, police said.

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison, says jail spokesperson

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was arrested in the early hours of December 19, four days after the incident. She was 16 at the time

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Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry

A Gaza teenager died of his wounds on Saturday after being shot by Israeli troops during protests along the border, the health ministry in Palestinian territory said.

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Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel’s Arabs number some 1.8 million, about 20 percent of the 9 million population

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Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. But several hours after the announcement, the Israeli military said Palestinians fired two mortar bombs towards Israel…

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Britain’s Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain’s royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. Britain governed the region under a League of Nations mandate for almost three decades until Israel’s independence 70 years ago, and is still blamed by both sides for sowing…

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Israeli planes hit 25 targets in Gaza: army

Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, the army said. Around 30 projectiles, including rockets, were fired overnight from Gaza towards Israel, the army claimed in a statement. The fresh hostilities come with tensions high in Gaza after mass protests and…

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U.S. withdraws from United Nations human rights body

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting U.S. efforts to…

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West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza. Hundreds of protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah faced down forces loyal to Abbas, who had banned such rallies earlier in the day. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian…

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Israeli forces evict settlers in West Bank land dispute case

Israeli security forces on Tuesday began evicting Jewish settlers from 15 homes which Israel’s highest court ruled were built illegally on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Under a Supreme Court order, the 15 dwellings are to be demolished within the next few days. Hundreds of young pro-settlement activists gathered on Tuesday in…

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15-year-old among four killed by Israeli troops in Gaza

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians including a 15-year-old boy with live fire and tear gas at the Gaza border, medics said. Friday’s deaths bring the total number of Palestinians killed along the Gaza border to 124 since protests began on March 30, including 60 people killed in a single day last month. Israel said it…

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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire or tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said, while Israel said militants had attacked its forces with guns and grenades. Organizers linked the protests to annual “Jerusalem Day” events in Iran, which like Gaza’s dominant Hamas…

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Israel demand inquiry over ‘threats’ leading to Argentina match cancellation

Israel demanded soccer’s governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players that forced them to cancel a match in Jerusalem, including Palestinian calls to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played. Palestinian soccer officials praised Argentina and their captain Messi on Wednesday for calling off the friendly match against Israel,…

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Argentina cancel final World Cup warmup against Israel

Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warmup match against Israel scheduled for this Saturday in Jerusalem, striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Tuesday. “They’ve finally done the right thing,” Higuain said in an interview with ESPN, confirming reports the game had been canceled following political pressure. The match in Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium was to…

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Fans should burn Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem – Palestine FA

The Palestine Football Association chief urged fans on Sunday to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend. Twice world champions Argentina will play at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium on Saturday night in a World Cup warm-up match that has attracted huge…

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Israeli defense system shoots down Gaza mortar fire

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile shield shot down a barrage of mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after sirens sounded in southern Israel, warning residents to find shelter. “A barrage of 25 mortar shells were launched toward several sites in Israeli territory. Most of the launches were intercepted by the IDF’s (Israel Defense…

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Palestinian president Abbas leaves hospital

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas left hospital on Monday following eight days of treatment for pneumonia and pledged to return to work. The 83-year-old, dressed in a suit as usual and walking without assistance, gave a short statement on being discharged, saying he planned to be back at work in his office as normal on Tuesday….

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Map your way to Palestinian villages that Israel occupied in 1948

When Israel was founded 70 years ago, its military destroyed more than 500 Palestinian villages. Some were abandoned, others turned into Jewish villages and towns. Yet some survived. If you want to know what happened to these villages, an open-source mapping project, Palestine Open Maps, offers you Palestinian landscape as it looked before 1948. The…

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