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Israel demolishes two Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished two homes in an occupied East Jerusalemneighbourhood on Tuesday, displacing nine Palestinians. Israeli soldiers escorted bulldozers as they surrounded East Jerusalem’s Silwan district, closing all entrances and exits to the neighbourhood, according to Palestine based news agency Maan News Agency. The Israeli forces then forced the residents of the …

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Palestinian anti-Balfour posters banned from London transport network

Palestinian campaign raising awareness about impact of 1917 declaration blocked by transport authorities for contravening advertising guidelines A proposed publicity campaign on London’s underground network by a group representing Palestinians in the UK to raise awareness about next month’s centenary of the Balfour declaration has been blocked by transport authorities. …

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Settlers steal olive harvest in Nablus, Ramallah villages

NABLUS, October 16, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Monday stole the olive harvest of Palestinian farmers in two separate incidents in Ramallah and Nablus districts, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the north of West Bank, told WAFA that settlers stole the olive harvest …

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Amid reconciliation efforts, Palestine sets its eyes on Gaza gas field

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Natural gas off the coast of the Gaza Strip under the Palestinian territorial waters in the eastern Mediterranean sea remains a prime focus of the Palestinian Authority (PA). While the PA has tried to exploit natural gas in a step to strengthen the Palestinian economy …

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Settlers close a road and a plant bomb to stop Palestinian Farmers from going to their land

PNN/ Nablus/ As the olive harvest season begins in Palestine, every year Israeli settlers and the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) intentionally harass Palestinian farmers who go to their land to harvest olives and plow the land. Recently, extremist settlers did a new attack early morning on farmers in Qaryot village, …

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Palestinians vow to Israel: We’re not leaving Jerusalem

Occupied East Jerusalem – Mazen Jabari was heading towards the Yabous Cultural Centre in occupied East Jerusalem to deliver a presentation on al-Aqsa Mosque, when he received a phone call advising him not to come. “The Israeli police stormed the place, and they’re looking … to speak with you,” Jabari, a researcher with the Arab …

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What Not To Expect from a Palestinian Unity Deal

The scene was all too familiar: A group of Palestinian men from rival factions Hamas and Fatah, plus a representative of a brotherly Arab country acting as interlocutor, all huddled on a small podium shaking hands before an even larger crowd of journalists. On Thursday, an agreement was signed between …

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Israeli tech companies start contracting in Gaza

GAZA STRIP — Palestinians are increasingly joining the programming and information technology (IT) sector, one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the Palestinian economy. Statistics issued by PalTrade in 2016 showed that the annual growth rate of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is 25% with a market share estimated at $500 million …

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50 thousand settlers storm Joseph’s Tomb and Al-Ibrahimi Mosque

PNN/ Bethlehem/ Thousands of extremist Israeli settlers stormed Joseph’s tomb an archaeological site in Nablus, West Bank on Friday night. While Tens of thousands of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Ibrahimi Mosque as well in Hebron, West Bank for the second day in a row under tight protection of Israeli police and …

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Palestinian reconciliation? What’s driving Hamas and Fatah this time.

OCTOBER 9, 2017  JERUSALEM—The political and ideological tensions between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah exploded into civil war a decade ago. There were clashes, shootouts, and execution-style killings in the streets. Rivals were even thrown off high-rise rooftops. The internecine fighting that claimed some 600 lives by the spring of 2007 …

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