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Trapped by Israeli checkpoints and border walls, thousands of unregistered Palestinians in the occupied West Bank feel doubly imprisoned as Israel continues to deny them IDs.

Israel started vaccinated Palestinians working in the country and in the West Bank settlements after several delays

West Bank schools shut amid spike in Covid-19 variants

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West Bank schools shut amid spike in Covid-19 variants

Testing conducted by Palestinian health authorities revealed three quarters of Covid-19 patients we infected with the UK variant.

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

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Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

Hamas official demands details of Egypt-<em>PA</em> gas deal

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Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Gazans 'should not stand by and watch as our natural resources go away' after the Palestinian Authority and Egypt ...

Jonathan Kuttab

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change elections might bring, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

Abeer Ayyoub

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, ...

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Thousands of Covid vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine doses arrived via the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

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Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

Israel started reopening economically on Sunday as the country's coronavirus vaccination drive has reached almost half the population.

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Israel agrees to vaccinate 100,000 labourers, Palestinians say

Israel has agreed to vaccinate 100,000 Palestinian labourers working in the Jewish state, according to the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Israel to allow 1,000 Covid vaccine doses into Gaza

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Israel to allow 1,000 Covid vaccine doses into Gaza

After initially blocking the transport of coronavirus vaccines, Israel has now allowed the Palestinian Authority to supply Gaza with 1,000 doses ...

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

Hamas condemns Israel over blocking vaccines to Gaza

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Hamas condemns Israel over blocking vaccines to Gaza

Israel's move to block 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses for Gaza health workers marked "a violation of all international laws and humanitarian ...

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Palestinians accuse Israel of blocking vaccines to Gaza

The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of refusing to allow some 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses destined for Gaza health workers into the blockaded coastal strip.

Mitchell Plitnick

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians hope vote boosts diplomatic strength: experts

Palestinians are hoping that the recently announced elections will help to strengthen diplomatic ties with foreign countries and lead to talks ...

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Comment: Abbas's manipulation of courts, laws, and institutions will only serve to keep Palestinians from their goal of genuine ...

Palestinian minister to visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti

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Palestinian minister to visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti

The PA's civil affairs minister will seek to bring Marwan Barghouti’s to the Fatah camp ahead of upcoming Palestinian elections.

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Palestinians register for election, but Jerusalem's fate remains uncertain

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip have started to register to vote.

Israeli settlers destroy 50 olive trees in occupied Hebron

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Israeli settlers destroy 50 olive trees in occupied Hebron

Israeli settlers uprooted dozens of olive trees near occupied Hebron.

Palestinian unity talks enter second day

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Palestinian unity talks enter second day

The Palestinian factions have met to discuss points of division between the sides and plans for the upcoming elections.

Palestinians launch postcodes in assertion of sovereignty

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Palestinians launch postcodes in assertion of sovereignty

The Palestinian Authority announced it would begin using its own postal codes, a move at easing the delivery of parcels in the occupied ...

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