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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

<em>Gaza</em> forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

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Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

Israeli police officers involved in the shooting of a 9-year-old Palestinian boy in the eye were cleared of any wrongdoing despite authorities ...

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more divided in their reactions.

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French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

Several French Muslim leaders condemned calls for boycotts of French goods in Muslim countries as "unjustified" and accused those leading the ...

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Two more Palestinian officials test positive for coronavirus

A number of high-level Palestinian officials have tested positive for Covid-19, including Saeb Erekat.

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Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Saudi Arabia's state-controlled media erupted in celebration of the normalisation agreement signing ceremony between Israel, UAE and Bahrain, ...

Israeli jets bomb <em>Gaza</em> after Bahrain normalisation signing

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Israeli jets bomb Gaza after Bahrain normalisation signing

Israeli jets have bombed Gaza Wednesday morning just hours after the normalisation deal with Bahrain.

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Palestinian group calls for worldwide protests over normalisation deals

A new Palestinian coordination group, which includes members of Fatah, Hamas, and other factions, has called for people around the world to ...

Far-right US militants arrested in plot to aid Hamas

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Far-right US militants arrested in plot to aid Hamas

Two members of the so-called Boogaloo Bois have been charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Hamas, which is ...

Image of Palestinian under Israeli soldier's knee sparks outrage

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Image of Palestinian under Israeli soldier's knee sparks outrage

Social media users are posting the footage with the hashtag #PalestinianLivesMatter, comparing the image with George Floyd.

<em>Gaza</em>: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

International solidarity with <em>Gaza</em> must begin at home

Malia Bouattia

International solidarity with Gaza must begin at home

Comment: As Israel confidently strikes Gaza with little international coverage or outrage, our responsibility is to apply pressure on ...

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Internet disrupted in Iranian province amid protests in city

The internet outage coincided with videos being published online of protesters gathering in the city of Behbahan in Iran.

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Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Netanyahu's centre-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald Trump's ...

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Hamas tests rockets to warn Israel over annexation plan

The showcase launch of about 20 test rockets from the coastal Palestinian territory came as thousands of people in Gaza City answered ...

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Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Annexation is expected to take place later in July, Israeli minister Ofir Akunis said.

US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

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US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

Democrats vowed to press legislation to fight systemic racism in US law enforcement as the battle for change triggered by the police killing of ...

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Palestinian-Israelis mark Land Day protests from home

Most Palestinian-Israelis and Palestinians commemorated the so-called Land Day from inside their homes for the first time Monday, in a bid to ...

Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

Yara Hawari

Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

Palestinians are marking Land Day under lockdown this year to commemorate their historic dispossession, as Israel continues to annex land ...

Palestinian groups cancel border protests over coronavirus concerns

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Palestinian groups cancel border protests over coronavirus concerns

Organisers cancelled the Great March of Return's second anniversary rally amid concerns the novel coronavirus will spread throughout the ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

An end to protest encampments in Lebanon and Palestine, free consultations from Iraqi doctors, and Iran's death toll rises above 2,500 in ...

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