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Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

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

<em>Palestinian</em> 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 the fresh leadership they so desire, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

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 ...

Israel to defend troops following ICC war crimes ruling

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Israel to defend troops following ICC war crimes ruling

The ICC's ruling opens the way to investigate alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza.

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Palestinian father-of-six dies in Israeli prison

Maher Deed Saasa, 45, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, died in an Israeli prison on Wednesday.

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2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

Rights groups had warned earlier this year that Israeli prisons were a 'ready environment' for the spread of Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

Egyptian President Sisi is due to visit Paris to meet his French counterpart Macron on Sunday, amid protests by rights groups over a continued ...

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

<em>Palestinian</em> prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

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Palestinian detainee's health 'deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Maher Akhras is deteriorating inside an Israeli prison after going on a hunger strike.

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

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After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

<em>Palestinian</em> <em>prisoners</em> in Israeli jails test positive for Covid-19

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Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails test positive for Covid-19

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

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Majority of Palestinians in Israeli prisons face torture: PPS

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Majority of Palestinians in Israeli prisons face torture: PPS

UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture marks an important time in history.

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners ...

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

Outrage after Egypt puts BDS co-founder on terror list

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Outrage after Egypt puts BDS co-founder on terror list

Amnesty International says Palestinian-Egyptian human rights activist Ramy Shaath is a prisoner of conscience after being forcibly ...

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Amnesty reports chilling details of Egypt press crackdown

Marking World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International found Egypt's government has continued to escalate its crackdown on journalism.

<em>Palestinian</em> dies of 'medical negligence' in Israeli prison

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Palestinian dies of 'medical negligence' in Israeli prison

The twenty-three year old Palestinian prisoner died of medical negligence after fainting in the Naqab prison bathroom.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Tunisian engineers a web-based platform that scans lung X-rays for Covid-19, Qatari charities are feeding migrant workers in lockdown and other ...

UN chief urges protection of Palestinians in Israeli jails

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UN chief urges protection of Palestinians in Israeli jails

Antonio Guterres has called on Israel to protect Palestinian prisoners as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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