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Palestinians recorded the first coronavirus-related death in Gaza, increasing the total virus deaths inside Palestinian territories to five.

Hamas official Khalil al Hayya says Gaza may enter full lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to rise, as Gazans prepare to celebrate Eid on Sunday.

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave to cross through to enter Palestine

Gaza opens Egypt <em>crossing</em> to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

One-way traffic into the coastal enclave through the Rafah crossing would be allowed for the coming four days, Gaza's interior ...

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Asmaa Tayeh

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Fears mount that Gaza's fragile health system, which has been decimated by Israel's blockade, will struggle to contain the coronavirus in one of ...

The New Arab

Qatar announces $150 million aid to coronavirus-hit Gaza

Qatar has earmarked some of the funds to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which the UN has warned could be disastrous in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Gaza authorities confirm first two COVID-19 cases, Iraq goes on nation-wide lockdown, Turkey gets serious with the elderly and the UAE bans ...

The New Arab

Hamas confirms first two coronavirus cases in blockaded Gaza

Palestinian authorities in Gaza confirmed the first two coronavirus cases in the blockaded strip on Sunday.

Muhammad Shehada

Coronavirus means Israel controls life and death in Gaza

Comment: Israel's blockade already compromises the functioning of Gaza's healthcare. A global pandemic could bring it to breaking point, writes ...

Egypt's Sinai set to host Israeli music festival

The New Arab

Egypt's Sinai set to host Israeli music festival

Egyptian authorities have agreed to provide security for the festival, as well as medical assistance, as relations with Israel enter a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt begins building concrete wall along Gaza border

Dozens of workers aided by cranes could be seen erecting the structure, which will stretch from Gaza's south-eastern tip to the Rafah ...

Israel deprives thousands of Palestinians ID cards

Rakan Abed El-Rahman and Pam Bailey

Israel deprives thousands of Palestinians ID cards

Israel continues to retain control over who receives Palestinian IDs, along with many other aspects of daily life, such as travel.

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Muhammad Shehada

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Comment: Israel is looking stop the Palestinian Authority economically disengaging from its occupier, writes Muhammad Shehada.

This Egyptian company profits from the blockade of Gaza

Muhammad Shehada

This Egyptian company profits from the blockade of Gaza

Comment: With Gaza under a crippling Israeli-Egyptian siege, an Egyptian company is profiting charges thousands of dollars for 'dignified ...

Why are Palestinians fleeing Gaza and heading to Turkey?

Rami Almeghari

Why are Palestinians fleeing Gaza and heading to Turkey?

Feature: An increasing amount of Gazans are leaving the impoverished Strip and heading to Turkey to be illegally smuggled into Europe, with ...

The New Arab

Palestinian Hamas affiliate found dead in Sinai

A young Palestinian affiliate of Hamas was found killed in Sinai, tribal sources told The New Arab.

The New Arab

US university votes to suspend Israel study abroad

Pitzer College voted on Thursday to suspend the university's study abroad programme in Haifa, Israel, but the university's president said the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Palestinians leave Gaza for Umrah pilgrimage

Around 800 Palestinians have been allowed to leave Gaza to take part in an Umrah pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca.

Rami Almeghari

Gazans set to return to Umrah pilgrimage

In-depth: After four years, Egypt is opening its border to Palestinians in Gaza who want to take part in the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, reports ...

Hamas takes control of Gaza goods <em>crossing</em> with Israel

The New Arab & agencies

Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel

Hamas retook control of Kerem Abu Salem crossing with Israel after previously handing the PA control.

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza movie star's Sundance dreams quashed by Israeli-Egyptian blockade

A new documentary called 'Gaza' is hitting the screens at the Sundance Film Festival this week, but one of its main stars won't be attending due ...

<em>Rafah</em> <em>crossing</em> to fully reopen Tuesday

The New Arab & agencies

Rafah crossing to fully reopen Tuesday

Rafah crossing will reopen on Tuesday for the first time in three weeks.

Remembering the Palestinian athletes maimed by Israeli aggression

The New Arab

Remembering the Palestinian athletes maimed by Israeli aggression

Dozens of Palestinians have had seen their promising athletic careers cut short by Israeli aggression. Here's a look at some of their stories.

Egypt to reopen Gaza <em>crossing</em>, Hamas officials say

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt to reopen Gaza crossing, Hamas officials say

Hamas officials say they have received assurances from Egypt that the Rafah crossing will be reopened and that Qatar will be ...

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