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Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli aircraft hit targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory slammed into southern Israel. “Three bombs were dropped by the air force on a Hamas military base east of Nusseirat refugee camp,” south of Gaza city, a Palestinian security source said. …

In Palestine, no job means no health insurance

GAZA, Gaza Strip — According to official figures published by the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics on Feb. 16, the unemployment rate in Palestine climbed to 26.9%, with 360,500 unemployed out of a total workforce of 1.3 million in Palestine, while the poverty rate in the Gaza Strip exceeded 80%, according …

UN agency suspends Gaza staffer over Israeli claims of Hamas activity

A United Nations agency said on Sunday it was suspending a Gaza staffer accused of being politically active in the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the coastal strip. UNRWA, the UN agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, said the decision had already been made ahead of an Israeli call earlier …

Hamdallah says government may be forced to conduct elections in West Bank alone

RAMALLAH, February 26, 2017 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said on Sunday that in case Hamas rejects to allow the government to hold the municipal elections on time, the government will decide to hold the elections in the West Bank alone and will postpone the elections in the Gaza …

Youth block roads demanding PA intervene in case of Palestinian hunger strikers

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian youth from Qalandia refugee camp blocked off a main raid connecting Ramallah and Jerusalem in the central occupied West Bank as well as surrounding side streets Sunday morning to put pressure on the Palestinian Authority to intervene in the case of two hunger strikers from the …

Iran pulls Palestine from the margins

Iran is intensifying its support for Palestinian groups in response to being put “on notice” by the Trump administration and reports of the United States’ trying to broker an intelligence-sharing relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab states. Ali Hashem writes from Tehran, “With regional wars intensifying from …