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Israeli settlement councils have been given more than $6 million to monitor 'unauthorised' Palestinian construction.

Comment: Reflecting on a decade of Arab uprisings, Rami Khouri takes stock of a protest movement on hold, as Arab states and citizens enter their second century of state-building.

Israel 'refuses' Belgium demand to compensate demolished homes

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Israel 'refuses' Belgium demand to compensate demolished homes

Belgium has asked Israel to compensate for four homes it has demolished in the occupied West Bank.

Israel to approve settler homes in flashpoint Hebron area

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Israel to approve settler homes in flashpoint Hebron area

The anti-occupation group Peace Now revealed Israeli plans to approve construction of Jewish settler homes in a flashpoint area of the West Bank ...

Israel demolished nearly 80 Palestinian structures in September: Report

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Israel demolished nearly 80 Palestinian structures in September: Report

In September, Israel demolished 76 Palestinian owned homes, schools and other vital structures.

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Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

Israeli authorities plan to demolish a newly built primary school in a remote Palestinian village.

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Israeli forces demolish wedding hall in occupied West Bank

A wedding hall, which also had a residential apartment, was demolished by Israel on Wednesday morning

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Israel approves nearly 1,000 settler homes in West Bank

Israeli authorities have approved 980 new settlements in occupied Bethlehem.

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Israel demolishes Palestinian residential building in occupied Jerusalem

A residential building was destroyed by Israeli forces in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabal al-Mukabber in occupied East Jerusalem.

EU launches West Bank infrastructure project in anti-annexation push

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EU launches West Bank infrastructure project in anti-annexation push

The EU, PA and Denmark agreed the fifth installation of a €15.2 million project to build schools, water networks and other vital infrastructure ...

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Israel police attack Palestinians protesting against wedding hall demolition

Police attacked demonstrators protesting against the demolition of an 'unauthorised' wedding hall with tear gas and rubber bullets.

TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

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TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

With a 'sharp increase' in Israeli settlement expansion underway, Amnesty has called on the holiday booking site to not 'legitimise settlements ...

Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent': UN

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Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent': UN

The weekly average of Israeli demolitions in the occupied West Bank has increased by 250 percent, the United Nations has warned.

Backlash to Saudi rapper exposes kingdom's superficial gender reform

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Backlash to Saudi rapper exposes kingdom's superficial gender reform

Comment: As long as men preside over decisions on gender reform, women's rights in Saudi Arabia will never go beyond a PR move, writes Alainna ...

Israel forces Palestinian family to demolish their home

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Israel forces Palestinian family to demolish their home

A Palestinian family from the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabal al-Mukabar are being forced to demolish their own home.

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Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in occupied Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have demolished two homes in occupied East Jerusalem, where four out of five Palestinians live below the poverty line.

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Displaced Palestinians find refuge in West Bank caves

In Israeli-controlled Area C, hundreds of Palestinians are seeking shelter in caves, after the Israeli government demolished buildings and homes.

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Israel ramps up crackdown on Palestinian media in 2019

Israel has committed hundreds of violations against Palestinian journalists and media outlets this year, according to a new report.

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EU slams Israel for building thousands of settlement homes

The EU has urged Israel to comply with international law by halting the construction of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Iran bans nationals from Iraq pilgrimages amid 'security concerns'

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Iran bans nationals from Iraq pilgrimages amid 'security concerns'

More than 250 people have lost their lives since anti-government rallies broke out in Iraq on 1 October, with many protesters denouncing Iran ...

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Record number of Israeli demolitions in Jerusalem since Trump

A record breaking 140 Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem have been demolished by Israeli authorities this year.

Palestinian forced to demolish own home in Jerusalem

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Palestinian forced to demolish own home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian resident in occupied East Jerusalem was forced to demolish his home after Israeli authorities deemed it too close to the US ...

Israeli forces raid home construction site in Jordan Valley

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Israeli forces raid home construction site in Jordan Valley

Occupying Israeli forces raided the Jordan Valley and have ordered Palestinians to stop building themselves homes and barns for their ...

Israeli settlement construction spiked after Trump election, data reveals

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Israeli settlement construction spiked after Trump election, data reveals

Newly-obtained data has revealed that the number of Israeli settlements under construction spiked after US President Donald Trump took office.

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