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An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

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

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 Philippe Lazzarini.

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.

Four new COVID-19 deaths in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camps

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Four new COVID-19 deaths in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camps

The UN Palestinian refugee agency confirmed four new COVID-19 deaths in camps in Lebanon, calling for vigilance in observing hygiene measures as ...

Narjas Zatat

11-year-old Palestinian boy goes viral for rapping skills

11-year-old 'Abdul' from Gaza has taken the internet by storm with his cover of a song by Palestinian rapper Waheeb Hasan.

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian-American family stranded by coronavirus in Gaza return home

Florida couple were finally able to return to the US after being stuck in Gaza due to Covid-19.

Gaza children return to school despite virus fears

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Gaza children return to school despite virus fears

Palestinian children in Gaza have returned to school on a reduced schedule after a five-month breakduring the Covid-19 outbreak

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

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

Donors pledge $130 million to <em>UNRWA</em> for Covid-19 relief

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Donors pledge $130 million to UNRWA for Covid-19 relief

UNRWA announced that its emergency coronavirus appeal for Palestinian refugees.

Qatar Charity donates $1.5 million to <em>UNRWA</em>

The New Arab Staff

Qatar Charity donates $1.5 million to UNRWA

The contribution will assist UNWRA in the coastal enclave, whose work is conducted by 13,000 staff, most of whom are Palestinian refugees ...

The threat of Israeli annexation: The American dimension

Khalil E. Jahshan

The threat of Israeli annexation: The American dimension

Comment: The US government has transcended its traditional role as accessory to that of full partner in Israel's illegal occupation of ...

Mother shot while carrying baby in Lebanon Palestinian camp

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Mother shot while carrying baby in Lebanon Palestinian camp

The woman was caught in a gun battle between drug dealers in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, according to a graphic video picked up by local ...

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the continued colonisation of Palestine, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

'Israeli settler' stabs Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem

A Palestinian teenager was left with neck injuries after a knife attack in East Jerusalem, as tensions continue to flare ahead of Israel's ...

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 ...

Dalal Yassine

Erasing Palestinian refugees: Trump and the Nakba at 72

Comment: Seventy-two years after the Nakba, Israel and the United States continue to deny the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ...

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

Kareem Chehayeb

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

The decision to bar Palestinians from returning to Lebanon amid a repatriation drive highlights entrenched discrimination in the country.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

A UN agency launches an appeal for coronavirus aid to Palestine, and Iranians have been urged to take the outbreak 'seriously'. This is today's ...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches coronavirus appeal

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UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches coronavirus appeal

The UNRWA has appealed for $93.4 million for the next three months to provide food and cash assistance to vulnerable Palestinians.

Coronavirus heightens mental health crisis in Lebanon's Palestinian camps

Finbar Anderson

Coronavirus heightens mental health crisis in Lebanon's Palestinian camps

Amid a rapidly deteriorating economy and Covid-19 restrictions, Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon are facing a mental health crisis.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Lebanon confirms its first case at a refugee camp, Turkish medics criticise government over health worker deaths and other stories in today's ...

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