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The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely condemned ‘Deal of the Century’ overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians.

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority ends West Bank coronavirus lockdown

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Palestinian Authority ends West Bank coronavirus lockdown

The Ramallah-based PA has ended the lockdown early amid a decline in new cases.

Gaza records its 'first' coronavirus-related death

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Gaza records its 'first' coronavirus-related death

Palestinians recorded the first coronavirus-related death in Gaza, increasing the total virus deaths inside Palestinian territories to five.

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Hamas warns of Gaza Eid lockdown amid coronavirus rise

Hamas official Khalil al Hayya says Gaza may enter full lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to rise, as Gazans prepare to celebrate Eid on Sunday.

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Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go ...

Stefan Lukas

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

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Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

Mahmud Abbas said Israeli annexation of any parts of the occupied West Bank would ruin chances for a two-state solution.

<em>Hamas</em> chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

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Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed talks with Israel for a prisoner swap via Egypt and has urged Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian detainees in the ...

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Israel's former army chief appointed foreign minister

Ex-military chief Gabi Ashkenazi, who presided over the brutal 2008-2009 Gaza War, has secured the foreign affairs role for the Blue and White ...

Israeli soldier killed during raid on Palestinian village

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Israeli soldier killed during raid on Palestinian village

Israeli forces have stormed the Palestinian village of Yaabad following the killing of a soldier who was hit by a rock thrown from a building.

US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

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US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

Jordan has refused to extradite Ahlam Tamimi to the US, where she faces life imprisonment over the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem restaurant.

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

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Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

Will annexation derail efforts for <em>Hamas</em>-Israel prisoner swap?

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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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Amnesty slams Palestinians' freedom of expression arrests

Amnesty International slammed the detentions as a "pattern of arbitrary arrests" of Palestinians for voicing their opinions.

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Swiss and German officials mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange

A Swiss diplomat and two German intelligence officials have reportedly joined forces with an Egyptian general to broker a prisoner swap between ...

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Israel strikes Hamas positions after rocket fired from Gaza

The Israeli army says it has targeted a position belonging to Hamas after militants from an unknown group fired a rocket toward Israel

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Palestinians renew West Bank virus emergency lockdown

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has extended a coronavirus lockdown in the West Bank, but said some businesses will be reopened.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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

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Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover while on ...

Egypt constructing steel wall along Gaza border: reports

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Egypt constructing steel wall along Gaza border: reports

Eyewitnesses say a 7-metre high steel wall is being constructed along Egypt's border with Gaza.

Restaurants in Gaza to reopen to ease economic suffering

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Restaurants in Gaza to reopen to ease economic suffering

The Hamas-led Palestinian government in the besieged Gaza Strip has allowed restaurants to reopen, in order to ease economic hardship, ...

Popular Saudi soap attacks 'ungrateful' Palestinians, normalises Israel relations

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Popular Saudi soap attacks 'ungrateful' Palestinians, normalises Israel relations

A popular Saudi series being broadcast during the peak Ramadan period has promoted relations with Israel and attacked 'ungrateful' Palestinians.

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