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Israel's parliament passes controversial law allowing the government to use the Shin Bet''s surveillance technologies to track Covid-19 cases.

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join Islamist group Hezbollah.

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.

Israel to redeploy spy agency to track virus cases

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Israel to redeploy spy agency to track virus cases

The controversial bill enables the Israeli government to use its domestic security agency to track cases of coronavirus.

Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

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Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

The government had controversially approved Shin Bet's use of surveillance as an emergency measure in mid-March as mounting numbers of ...

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Israeli forces capture Palestinian accused of killing soldier

Israel's Shin Bet security agency said that an operation with the Israeli army and police had led to the capture of a Palestinian it said killed a soldier last month.

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Israeli settler convicted of murder for killing of toddler

The settler was also convicted on two additional counts of attempted murder over the brutal 2015 firebombing.

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Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel demolishes family homes of Palestinian suspects under the guise of "deterring violence". Critics say the tactic amounts to collective ...

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Israel makes women’s ritual baths 'essential' despite coronavirus concerns

Israel has decided to keep nearly 700 mikvahs, or ritual bath houses, open, raising concerns over social distancing and Covid-19.

Israel's top court halts controversial coronavirus phone tracking

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Israel's top court halts controversial coronavirus phone tracking

Israel's top court has ordered lawmakers to enshrine the Covid-19 phone tracking in legislation.

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'Hamas squad' in occupied West Bank arrested by Israel

Israel has arrested three Palestinians who are associated with Hamas and tried to plot bomb attacks on Israeli targets.

Israel sets up West Bank 'quarantine outpost' for extremists

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Israel sets up West Bank 'quarantine outpost' for extremists

The Israeli Defence Force has set up a temporary outpost in the West Bank for a group of far-right "hilltop youth" after they refused to ...

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

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Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

The unidentified man was charged with 'infringement of the security of Israel'.

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

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Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

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Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

Activists jailed and protest camps destroyed, hundreds arrested for breaking curfew, and prisoners jailed in overcrowded unsanitary conditions: ...

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Coronavirus: Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails fear the worst

Conflicting reports, recent measures taken by the Israeli authorities, and the prisons' cramped conditions have led many to call for action to be taken.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Coronavirus exposes Arab world's information crisis and digital inequality

Comment: The coronavirus pandemic has shed further light on inequality, misinformation, and authoritarianism in the region, writes Tamara ...

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Israel right-wing parties boycott parliament re-opening

Israeli right-wing parties backing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boycotted the re-opening of parliament to protest what they called the ...

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Israel's Netanyahu offers to step down in unity deal

Netanyahu's main rival Benny Gantz has just three weeks to form a government.

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

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Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

Under new regulations unanimously voted through by Israel's government, Israelis will only be able to leave the house under certain conditions.

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Mossad buys 100,000 'unusable' coronavirus testing kits

The tests obtained by Mossad are missing a vital patented liquid in which the testing swabs are put before they are screened for COVID-19.

Netanyahu accused of exploiting coronavirus to 'become a dictator'

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Netanyahu accused of exploiting coronavirus to 'become a dictator'

Bringing in Shin Bet and enhanced surveillance on top of ensuring the postponement of his corruption trial has ignited fierce ...

Israel imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian migrant workers

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Israel imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian migrant workers

The measures build on earlier curbs on Palestinians entering Israel in aftermath of the outbreak, which included a ban on anyone over-50 and the ...

Israel authorises <em>Shin</em> <em>Bet</em> to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

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Israel authorises Shin Bet to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

Israel's government has been accused of putting the civil liberties and privacy of its citizens at risk by allowing access to the mobile phone ...

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