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In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data still lacking, community-based activities are filling the gap.

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

Israel and UAE 'collaborating to eliminate <em>UNRWA</em>': report

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Israel and UAE 'collaborating to eliminate UNRWA': report

Israel and the UAE are working on a plan to eliminate UNRWA, the troubled UN agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees, a Le Monde report has said.

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

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Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

PA calls for Arab support ahead of 'peace conference'

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PA calls for Arab support ahead of 'peace conference'

The Palestinian Authority is calling for Arab dialogue ahead of its international conference to negotiate peace with Israel.

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete change, writes Ramona Wadi.

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Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

The Palestinian Authority and Arab League said they look forward to the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden playing a ...

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

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UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

UNRWA runs schools and provides health services as well as other humanitarian aid to an estimated 5.7 million Palestinians with refugee ...

Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

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Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

Fearing a freeze on settlement construction under a Biden presidency, authorities in Jerusalem have been ordered to usher through controversial ...

Abbas to demand US move embassy to Tel Aviv

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Abbas to demand US move embassy to Tel Aviv

Mahmoud Abbas has sent covert communications to Biden stating he is willing to return to US-brokered peace talks.

UN agency 'lacks funds' to pay full Palestinian salaries

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UN agency 'lacks funds' to pay full Palestinian salaries

Palestinian staff at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) cannot be paid due to a ...

Palestinian president urges Biden to 'enhance' Palestinian-US ties

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Palestinian president urges Biden to 'enhance' Palestinian-US ties

Mahmud Abbas said he hoped to work with the incoming administration "to enhance the Palestinian-American relations and achieve freedom, ...

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

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Israeli settlers pray for Trump at occupied Hebron mosque

Israeli settler leaders held prayers for a Trump victory in upcoming US presidential elections at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied ...

Nour Odeh

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Analysis: Trump's presidency has been a disaster for Palestinians, but Biden does not offer the kind of fundamental changes needed in US policy.

WATCH: Netanyahu swerves Trump's invitation to criticise Biden

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WATCH: Netanyahu swerves Trump's invitation to criticise Biden

Netanyahu's diplomatic response appeared to wipe the smile from the president's face.

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

<em>UNRWA</em> launches new health mobile phone app for Palestinians

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UNRWA launches new health mobile phone app for Palestinians

UNRWA has launched a new mobile phone app which allows Palestinian refugees with non-communicable diseases to access their health ...

Gazans 'searching bins for food': <em>UNRWA</em> chief

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Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

Some Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are facing such dire circumstances that they are forced to scour bins for food, said UNRWA's head ...

Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

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Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

Authorities in Gaza immediately imposed a lockdown, prompting locals to make a rush for supplies in supermarkets.

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