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Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

A rocket landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday, Israeli authorities claimed, though no casualties were reported.

Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

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Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

Israeli leaders have expressed shock and consternation over the self-immolation of a former soldier who was suffering as a result of the 2014 Gaza war.

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

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How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Israel prevents Al-Aqsa call to prayer as Ramadan begins

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Israel prevents Al-Aqsa call to prayer as Ramadan begins

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh called for the international community to take 'serious action' after Israeli forces ...

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No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

Palestinian political factions on Monday unanimously agreed that no elections will take place without Jerusalemites taking part.

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'Humiliated' Israeli ex-soldier self-immolates outside defence ministry rehabilitation office

Itzik Saidian had complained at a lack of care from Israel's defence ministry after his departure from the army.

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Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

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Suspected accomplice held in Vienna terror attack

Authorities in Vienna detained a man suspected of involvement in the deadly November attack that killed four people.

<em>Hamas</em> says Israel’s snub of ICC 'no surprise’

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Hamas says Israel’s snub of ICC 'no surprise’

Basim Naem has said that Israel’s dismissal of the ICC probe is no surprise, but also expressed hope.

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

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Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

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Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

A senior Egyptian intelligence delegation has arrived in the Gaza Strip to negotiate with Hamas regarding a potential prisoner swap ...

Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

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Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

Mahmoud Abbas is in good health following a medical check-up in Germany, and ahead of the upcoming Palestinian elections.

Iran arrests 'spies' for Israel, other nations: state TV

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Iran arrests 'spies' for Israel, other nations: state TV

The latest arrest of alleged spies for Israel and other nations in Iran follows a similar episode from 2019.

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Israel's Netanyahu to call meeting on ICC investigation

Netanyahu is expected to convene a meeting with Defence Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and other senior officials, according to Israeli media reports.

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Palestinians approve 36 groups to run in May vote

36 candidate lists, from the dominant factions to individuals and popular figures, have been approved for the Palestinian legislative elections ...

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Israel 'delaying' visas to EU delegation for Palestinian elections

The EU have accused Israel of not granting visas to election delegates who will observe the upcoming Palestinian elections in May.

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

Israeli intelligence chief demanded Palestinian PM Abbas scrap elections

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Israeli intelligence chief demanded Palestinian PM Abbas scrap elections

An Israeli intelligence chief has demanded Abbas cancel upcoming elections if Hamas competes in the vote.

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Jailed Barghouti backs challenge to Palestinian president

Imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has endorsed a list of challengers opposing president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement in ...

Yes, Israel occupies West Bank, US says

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Yes, Israel occupies West Bank, US says

The Biden administration said that Israel is indeed occupying the West Bank, clarifying its stance after a report adopted language used by ...

Majority of Palestinians want Marwan Barghouti as president: poll

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Majority of Palestinians want Marwan Barghouti as president: poll

Jailed activist Marwan Barghouti is the top choice for president among Palestinians.

Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

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Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

Thousands of people in Gaza have been infected with the coronavirus, increasing pressure on local hospitals.

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