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Israel is set to build 164 illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The PA announces a five-day lockdown across the West Bank following an uptick in Covid-19 infections.

Palestinian Authority closes <em>Bethlehem</em> after coronavirus cases spike

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Palestinian Authority closes Bethlehem after coronavirus cases spike

The Palestinian Authority has closed Bethlehem after a spike on coronavirus cases.

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

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Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

'The only terrorists are the cowards who shot to kill a beautiful young man and blamed him for it': Palestinians have voiced their outrage over ...

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

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Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian driver at checkpoint

Ahmed Mustafa Erekat, 26, was shot and killed by Israeli border guards at the Container checkpoint as he drove to his sister's wedding, say ...

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Israeli authorities force Palestinian out of his home

Palestinian resident of a village nearby Bethlehem, Bassam Ghnaim, was forced out of his own land by Israel.

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Separation wall mural draws attention to 'Palestinian George Floyd'

Taqi Spateen painted murals on the controversial separation wall, built by Israel to separate Bethlehem and Jerusalem, to commemorate ...

Israel detains Palestinians during West Bank raids

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Israel detains Palestinians during West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians during raids across the West Bank.

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Israeli police detain dozens of Palestinians in overnight raids

Israeli police detained dozens of Palestinians during raids, the majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

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Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

After a popular satirical Twitter profile criticised Jesus' depiction as a white man, Israel's official account appeared to take issue with its ...

World Bank: West Bank poor may double over pandemic

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World Bank: West Bank poor may double over pandemic

Poverty in the occupied West Bank may double as Palestinians are slammed by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank ...

Palestinian journalists furious after veteran cameraman fired by AP

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Palestinian journalists furious after veteran cameraman fired by AP

Palestinian journalists have reacted with fury after the Associated Press fired a cameraman who protested against the Palestinian Authority’s ...

Israel prevents restoration work at Palestine's historic Ibrahimi Mosque

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Israel prevents restoration work at Palestine's historic Ibrahimi Mosque

Israeli authorities prevented construction works inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron.

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Bethlehem's Church of Nativity reopens after coronavirus closure

The church had been closed since March 5 when an outbreak of COVID-19 was detected in Bethlehem.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Saudi Arabia lifts its lockdown, Egypt's doctors lay into the government, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens and Ikea's car parks host ...

Ramona Wadi

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Book Club: Thomas Suarez has organised a moving collection of oral histories conveying the hopes and humanity of Palestinians living under ...

The New Arab

Are Palestinians on the cusp of a coronavirus outbreak?

Confirmed cases among Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank are proportionally very low, but here’s why that will change.

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

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Palestine reports its first coronavirus related death

A Palestinian woman in her 60s has become the first to die of coronavirus in the occupied West Bank.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Weekly positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Weekly positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

What the coronavirus outbreak means for Palestinian refugees

Yara Hawari

What the coronavirus outbreak means for Palestinian refugees

Palestinian refugees are among some of the most vulnerable in the Middle East to the coronavirus pandemic.

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Asmaa Tayeh

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Fears mount that Gaza's fragile health system, which has been decimated by Israel's blockade, will struggle to contain the coronavirus in one of ...

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