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

There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

Israel heads for tightened lockdown

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Israel heads for tightened lockdown

Israel tightened its coronavirus lockdown as cases remained high.

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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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 ...

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Israeli jets strike Gaza after rockets fired across border

Israel has targeted a number of sites in Gaza after the army said Palestinian militants had fired rockets into the south of the country.

European Parliament petition urges end to Gaza siege

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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 ...

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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 ...

Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, ...

Israel set to deploy vaccine, Palestinians left waiting

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Israel set to deploy vaccine, Palestinians left waiting

Israelis could soon return to normal life and an economic revival, even as the virus continues to menace Palestinian towns and villages just a ...

The price of Arab resilience

Nadine Talaat

The price of Arab resilience

Comment: Too often, narratives of resilience are told in place of critique, letting those responsible for crony politics, corruption and human ...

EU promises Gaza help with obtaining coronavirus vaccine

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EU promises Gaza help with obtaining coronavirus vaccine

Gaza, ruled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, is under a tight Israeli-enforced blockade, a major factor in weakening ...

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Hamas receives virus test kits, resumes Gaza screening

Hamas' health ministry said the delivery of 19,500 test kits from the WHO will last no longer than eight days.

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 ...

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Gaza imposes tighter virus restrictions, extends curfew

Local medical and political sources warned last week of a spike in Covid-19 cases, saying the situation was "out of control".

Courtney Freer

A Saudi-Israeli rapprochement?

Comment: Courtney Freer appraises the prospects of a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal, or a resolution to the GCC crisis in the last days of the ...

Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

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Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

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

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Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial flights in its airspace

This agreement came 'just hours' before the first Israeli commercial flight was due to take flight on Tuesday morning.

Riyadh to end Qatar <em>blockade</em> as 'gift' to Biden

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Riyadh to end Qatar blockade as 'gift' to Biden

A Saudi analyst close to the royal court said the kingdom is seeking ways to resolve the Qatar blockade and subsequent GCC crisis "as a ...

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.

<em>Israeli</em> <em>blockade</em> 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.

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