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The Palestinian prime minister called on the European Union to send observers to elections scheduled for later this year, specifically requesting EU monitors in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.

The Israel Prison Service said it began vaccinating all incarcerated people against Covid-19, including Palestinians, following calls from rights groups, Palestinian officials and Israel's attorney general.

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

Israeli troops shoot and injure 22-year-old man in Hebron

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Israeli troops shoot and injure 22-year-old man in Hebron

The unnamed Palestinian man, 22, is being treated for moderate wounds to his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers.

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Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

Palestinians are expected to receive the first batch of Covid vaccines by March.

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 ...

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Somber Senate unites to reject election challenges

The US Senate resumed work after the building was stormed by protesters, with many senators withdrawing their objections to the results of the ...

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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.

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian man in occupied Bethlehem

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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian man in occupied Bethlehem

Ahed Ikhlil, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in town of Beit Ummar, situated between Hebron and Bethlehem after he allegedly tried to ...

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Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

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Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

Israeli settlers have carried out widespread attacks on Palestinian homes, vehicles, farmland and hospitals across the occupied West Bank.

Activists call for release of Palestinian techno DJ

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Activists call for release of Palestinian techno DJ

A petition calling for the release of Sama Abdulhadi, dubbed Palestine's techno queen, has amassed nearly 6,000 signatures.

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

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Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

Three Palestinians were detained on the dawn of Christmas Eve during Israeli raids across the West Bank.

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Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

Palestinian foreign minister called on Israel to return to talks based on a two-state solution, saying the Palestinian Authority is ready to cooperate with incoming US President-elect Joe Biden.

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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, though ...

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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 ...

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes ...

Palestinian PM urges Spain to recognise Palestine

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Palestinian PM urges Spain to recognise Palestine

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged Spain to recognise Palestine in a meeting with Madrid's foreign minister in Ramallah.

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Israel approves 9,000 settlement units in Jerusalem

Israel has approved of yet more settlement constructions in the occupied Palestinian territories, in violation of international law.

Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi 'resigns from PLO committee'

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi 'resigns from PLO committee'

Sources who spoke to The New Arab's Arabic-language service said it was unclear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas had accepted Dr ...

<em>PA</em> calls for Arab support ahead of 'peace conference'

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PA calls for Arab support ahead of 'peace conference'

The Palestinian Authority is calling for Arab dialogue ahead of its international conference to negotiate peace with Israel.

Eight injured, 21 detained as Israel storms Palestinian camps

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Eight injured, 21 detained as Israel storms Palestinian camps

Eight Palestinians were injured and 21 detained as Israeli forces stormed Palestinian refugee camps in Qalandiya and Bethlehem in the West Bank.

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