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The United States said Thursday that its citizens born in Jerusalem will be able to list Israel as their place of birth

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes count.

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

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Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

UN envoy demands probe into young Palestinian's death

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UN envoy demands probe into young Palestinian's death

UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov demanded an "independent investigation" after a Palestinian youth died following a weekend confrontation ...

18-year-old Palestinian dies after 'severe beating' by Israeli troops

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18-year-old Palestinian dies after 'severe beating' by Israeli troops

18-year-old Amer Abdel-Rahim Sanouber bore signs of violence and beatings on his neck from the back, according to Palestinian medics.

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Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration

Palestinian lawyers have filed a suit against the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which promised a ‘national home’ for the Jewish people in Palestine.

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Israeli settlers begin attacks on Palestinian olive farmers

Israeli settlers and forces have been attacking Palestinian olive farmers, in the wake of harvesting season.

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

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Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

Mahmoud Abbas invited Ron Lauder to Ramallah for talks on 'a range of issues regarding Palestine and the Middle East'.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

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Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

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Israeli forces detain teenager in overnight West Bank raids

A teenager was arrested, among others during overnight Israeli raids in the Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Ramallah and Hebron.

Hamas in talks with Egypt for release of fisherman

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Hamas in talks with Egypt for release of fisherman

Hamas is in talks with Egypt to secure the release of a fisherman shot and wounded by Egyptian forces on Friday in an incident which saw his two ...

Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

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Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

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Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to hold the first general elections in nearly 15 years.

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Palestinians note sharp drop in funding from Arab states

The Palestinian Authority suspects normalisation and pressure from US President Donald Trump has led to a lack of Arab funding to Palestine.

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Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

Palestine resigned its presidency of the Arab League, which began this month and was due to end next March, in protest at Bahrain and the UAE’s ...

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Hamas, Fatah meet in Turkey for reconciliation talks

Tuesday's talks come after UAE, Bahrain signed US-brokered agreements to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

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Palestinian security forces arrest supporters of UAE-based Dahlan

Former Palestinian security chief, Mohammed Dahlan, has been living in exile in the UAE.

Rights group urges Ireland to recognise Palestine

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Rights group urges Ireland to recognise Palestine

Al-Haq sent a letter to the Irish leadership, urging them to ratify the Occupied Territories Bill and recognise Palestine as a state.

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Israel annexation 'will happen' despite UAE-Israel deal, ambassador confirms

David Friedman cast further doubt on UAE's claims that Israel's annexation plans have been paused, saying they will go along with US support.

Israeli jets bomb Gaza after Bahrain normalisation signing

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Israeli jets bomb Gaza after Bahrain normalisation signing

Israeli jets have bombed Gaza Wednesday morning just hours after the normalisation deal with Bahrain.

Palestinians protest as Israel clinches Gulf normalisation deals

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Palestinians protest as Israel clinches Gulf normalisation deals

As a signing ceremony between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel was being held in the White House, Palestinians took to the streets to condemn ...

Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

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Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

Amid Palestinian protests, the BDS campaign called the UAE-Israel agreement a 'cynical deal by corrupt, fanatic Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and ...

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