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Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, the upcoming elections elicit a mixture of hope and scepticism.

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of one group over the other, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Mitchell Plitnick

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

Israeli navy 'tried to sink <em>Gaza</em> fishing boats'

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Israeli navy 'tried to sink Gaza fishing boats'

Israel made a deliberate attempt to sink Gazan fishing boats by firing several bursts of gunfire and military grade water hoses at the vessel.

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UAE cabinet approves opening Israel embassy in Tel Aviv

Abu Dhabi has approved plans for an embassy in Tel Aviv after Israel opened one in the UAE.

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Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip when a shell hit his home in a refugee camp.

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UAE suspends visa waiver agreement with Israel

The UAE has suspended a visa waiver agreement with Israel until July, citing coronavirus concerns.

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Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

Palestinians are expected to receive the first batch of Covid vaccines by March.

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

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.

Hamas says 'barbaric' Israeli strike damaged <em>Gaza</em> children's hospital

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Hamas says 'barbaric' Israeli strike damaged Gaza children's hospital

Hamas has denounced overnight Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip as “barbaric”, saying that they damaged the Al-Dorra Children’s ...

European Parliament petition urges end to <em>Gaza</em> <em>siege</em>

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European Parliament petition urges end to Gaza siege

24 MEPs signed a petition calling on Israel to end its blockade on Gaza, and warning of a "catastrophic" coronavirus health emergency ...

Outcry in Palestine after Hamas 'bans celebrating Christmas'

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Outcry in Palestine after Hamas 'bans celebrating Christmas'

An internal document from the Hamas-run Ministry of Religious Endowments saying that Muslims should be discouraged from participating in ...

Breakaway Likud party polls second in Israeli election poll

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Breakaway Likud party polls second in Israeli election poll

Sa'ar, a long-time ally of Netanyahu, broke away from the Likud Party after a bitter row with the PM.

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the international community stands mute, writes Majed Abusalama.

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Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

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Israel says rocket fired from besieged Gaza

A rocket was fired from the besieged Gaza Strip to southern Israel, the army announced.

MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

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MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban claimed the prince made the remarks after the UAE and Bahrain's deal with Israel.

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

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Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

Some Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are facing such dire circumstances that they are forced to scour bins for food, said ...

<em>Gaza</em> to install China-funded solar panels at children's hospital

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Gaza to install China-funded solar panels at children's hospital

The Give Palestine Association collaborated with the enclave’s health ministry to install Chinese-funded energy panels for Al-Durra Children's ...

Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

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Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

'Their transgression against the Gulf states' leadership with this reprehensible discourse is unacceptable,' Bandar bin Sultan said about ...

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