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Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

The UN and European stated called on Israel to halt demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley.

Set up, demolish, repeat: Israel targets <em>Bedouin</em> tent community

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Set up, demolish, repeat: Israel targets Bedouin tent community

A Palestinian Bedouin community has repeatedly erected tents in the Jordan Valley's Humsah Al-Baqia, only to see Israeli forces return to tear them down.

Israel's West Bank demolitions threatens water access for Palestinians

The New Arab Staff

Israel's West Bank demolitions threatens water access for Palestinians

A spike in Israeli demolitions in the West Bank prompted sharp criticism from human rights activists fearing access to water may be endangered.

Palestinian killed by settler car ramming in Jordan Valley

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Palestinian killed by settler car ramming in Jordan Valley

A Palestinian man was killed and two injured after an Israeli settler rammed his car into them while they were hiking in the Jordan valley area ...

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Israeli forces displace '74 Palestinians, including 41 minors'

An Israeli rights group said the demolition at Khirbet Humsa was 'unusually broad' amid residents’ fears that Israeli settlers will seize the vacated lands.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel destroys West Bank Bedouin village again

Some 60 Palestinian Bedouins, half of them children, were left homeless on Wednesday after Israeli forces demolished their homes.

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

The New Arab Staff

UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

UN Secretary General spokesman Stephane Dujarric has strongly condemned Israel's demolition of the Palestinian village of Homsa al-Baqia on ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel demolished nearly 80 Palestinian structures in September: Report

In September, Israel demolished 76 Palestinian owned homes, schools and other vital structures.

Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

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Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a ...

Israel's Netanyahu admits police cover-up in <em>Bedouin</em> teacher's killing

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Israel's Netanyahu admits police cover-up in Bedouin teacher's killing

The Israeli premier has apologised to the family of Yacoub Abu Al-Qiyan, saying police falsely smeared the teacher as a 'terrorist'.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab Israeli diplomat 'profiled' and choked by security guards

The incident trained a spotlight on the ongoing struggles of Israel’s Arab citizens, a large minority that makes up about 20% of the population.

The New Arab Staff

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

A far-right Israeli lawmaker with a history of espousing anti-Arab sentiment said Bedouin birth rates in Israel were comparable to a ...

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

Narjas Zatat

How coronavirus has transformed education in the Middle East

Access to education has become difficult under Covid-19 lockdown measures, but parents and teachers are fighting to ensure that children can ...

In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

The New Arab

In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

Israel's discriminatory land policies extend beyond the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch has said.

Saudi triples VAT, suspends handouts in virus-led austerity drive

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Saudi triples VAT, suspends handouts in virus-led austerity drive

Saudi Arabia's finance minister said the kingdom will triple its Value Added Tax and halt monthly handout payments to citizens in new austerity ...

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

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