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Hamas said Sinwar is in a 'good' condition and working in isolation.

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. May he rest in peace.

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

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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.

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to <em>Hamas</em>'

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Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

Following talks with UN coordinator Nikolai Mladenov, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has expressed willingness to negotiate with ...

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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 strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Hamas targets in Gaza were struck by Israel's air force on Sunday.

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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.

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan ...

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

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Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

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Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

A middle-aged Palestinian man, who was reportedly jailed twice, crossed over to Lebanon after fleeing the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

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UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

UNRWA runs schools and provides health services as well as other humanitarian aid to an estimated 5.7 million Palestinians with refugee status.

Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

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Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

Life in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought ...

Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

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Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK has called on authorities to release Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners detained in the ...

Israel strikes <em>Hamas</em> positions in Gaza

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel said it struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza on Sunday.

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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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Top Palestinian official Erekat dies of Covid-19: presidency

The leading Palestinian official died after developing respiratory health problems due to Covid.

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Austria police raid dozens of 'Islamist-linked' targets

More than 60 addresses allegedly linked to radical Islamists were raided by Austrian police, authorities said.

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Israel closes prison after 73 Palestinians infected with coronavirus

Palestinian rights groups accuse Israeli authorities of deliberately neglecting the detainees’ health.

UAE sends over $550 million to Sudan after normalisation

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UAE sends over $550 million to Sudan after normalisation

After apparent pressure on Sudan to normalise ties with Israel, the UAE has sent aid to the African country.

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Palestinian groups head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

The Hamas delegation was headed by Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy leader of Hamas' political wing.

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

Palestinian Israelis protest against France's Macron

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Palestinian Israelis protest against France's Macron

Demonstrators in the Palestinian-majority district of Jaffa gathered outside the residence of France's ambassador to Israel.

Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

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Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

Palestinian leaders strongly condemned the deal, echoing their rejection of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain signed in ...

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