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Two Palestinian prisoners in Ofer were tested positive with the coronavirus according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society.

A UK minister is facing fresh scrutiny over a meeting held with an Israeli businessman in 2018.

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

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Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, activists and journalists remain behind bars.

Abbas sends Netanyahu handwritten note denouncing Trump's 'peace' plan

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Abbas sends Netanyahu handwritten note denouncing Trump's 'peace' plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave his delegation a handwritten Arabic note addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Suspected Israeli extremists set fire to Jerusalem mosque

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Suspected Israeli extremists set fire to Jerusalem mosque

The mosque in East Jerusalem's Beit Safafa neighbourhood suffered damage in the suspected arson attack but no one was hurt.

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Netanyahu aides questioned in possible witness harassment

Aides to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu allegedly harassed a key witness in a corruption case against the premier.

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Palestinians protest after detainee hospitalised following 'Israeli torture'

Samir Arbid, accused of orchestrating a bomb attack that killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl, was hospitalised after allegedly being tortured by ...

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Amnesty International condemns "legally-sanctioned torture" of Palestinian detainee

The 'legally-sanctioned torture' of a Palestinian detainee further exposes the complicity of Israel’s authorities, in the systematic violation ...

International Crisis Group

After Aramco attack: Middle East closer to '1914 moment'

Comment: Washington's strategy of withdrawing from the nuclear deal and devastating Iran's economy was bound to provoke Tehran, bringing the ...

Israeli left slams Netanyahu's silence on Trump's anti-Semitism

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Israeli left slams Netanyahu's silence on Trump's anti-Semitism

The Israeli left has slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for sweeping Trump's anti-Semitism under the carpet.

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Israel releases Palestinian falsely accused of raping Israeli child

The case against Mahmoud Katusa, which has been mired in controversy all along, was dropped due to lack of evidence.

Israel court bars Jewish Power election candidate Ben-Ari

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Israel court bars Jewish Power election candidate Ben-Ari

Israel's supreme court disqualified the leader of the extreme-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from running in next month's elections.

Israeli committee bars Palestinian left-wing party from upcoming elections

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Israeli committee bars Palestinian left-wing party from upcoming elections

An Israeli elections committee, made up of representatives of parties in parliament, has barred the Palestinian Balad party from participating ...

Israel releases top Muslim cleric arrested after al-Aqsa scuffle

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Israel releases top Muslim cleric arrested after al-Aqsa scuffle

There have been scuffles at the holy site recently over Israeli authorities' padlocking of a door leading to a side building in the compound.

Settlers destroy hundreds of olive trees in West Bank

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Settlers destroy hundreds of olive trees in West Bank

Valuable olive groves have come under attack from both Israeli settlers and Israeli forces, as 'price tag' vandalism continues to rise in the ...

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Candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox groups elected Jerusalem mayor

Moshe Leon closed in on victory after his campaign played on fears of the Holy City's secularisation.

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Banksy pro-Palestine artwork sparks spat with Israeli art collector

The secretive underground British artist displayed new Palestine artwork of Israel's separation wall at the World Travel Market London ...

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Israel arrests Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

Israeli forces have arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for unspecified offences he allegedly committed in the occupied West Bank.

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Israeli farmers to file 'war crimes' complaint against Hamas

Israeli farmers accuse Hamas leaders of issuing "orders" to Palestinians to deliberately set fire to fields in southern Israel.

Thousands protest Israeli law denying surrogacy for gay couples

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Thousands protest Israeli law denying surrogacy for gay couples

Thousands of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square to demonstrate against an Israeli law denying surrogacy rights for gay couples.

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Palestinian teenager freed after going blind in Israeli jail

Hassan Tamimi, 18, has been released from Israeli jail after going completely blind due to medical negligence.

Ahed Tamimi's lawyer accuses interrogators of sexual harassment

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Ahed Tamimi's lawyer accuses interrogators of sexual harassment

Gaby Lasky has filed a second complaint to Israel's Attorney General accusing interrogators of inappropriate behaviour amounting to sexual ...

Ahed Tamimi trial adjourned until March

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Ahed Tamimi trial adjourned until March

The trial of the 17-year-old Palestinian, who slapped an Israeli soldier, has been adjourned until March, following anger after the judge banned ...

Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

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Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

Israel has reiterated its refusal to accept Iranian military domination in Syria after an Israeli war-plane was shot down.

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