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Israeli police detains 15 Palestinians in aggressive night raid

Jerusalem/PNN 15 Palestinians were detained in a aggressive night raid conducted by the Israeli police in several East Jerusalem neighborhoods. That brings the total number of detained Palestinians this week close to 50, WAFA news reports. According to local sources most of them are teenagers and minors. Locals told WAFA …

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Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians, PLC deputy, in overnight West Bank raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 21 Palestinians, including a deputy of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in overnight raids between Tuesday and Wednesday across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence …

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Water deal tightens Israel’s control over Palestinians

Agreement fails to address the fundamental concept of water as a shared resource, critics say. It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. …

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IOF raid headquarters of newly founded security committee in Hebron

Hebron/ PNN/ Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday morning stormed the headquarters of the Special Security Committee which was set up by the governor of Hebron, Kamel Hameid. The committee was set up in cooperation with the municipality, and aims to provide police and security services to monitor the Palestinian markets …

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July: Examples of inflammatory comments by Israeli officials

Ramallah/ PNN/ PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: “The real incitement stems from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and its enslavement of an entire nation. The Israeli hardline extremist government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for generating a culture of hate and racism in Israel, inciting violence and …

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Brief study on the support for two-state solution among Israeli Jews and Palestinians

Support for the two state solution rises among Palestinians but declines among Israeli Jews, while support for a comprehensive peace agreement remains unchanged among Palestinians but drops among Israeli Jews. But a package of incentives shows that attitudes are flexible  on both sides, and motivates significant shift in favor of …

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Al-Aqsa crisis: Opening a Pandora’s box of Israeli fears over Temple Mount

A week after the 1967 war, two poets sat down together to talk: Haim Guri, long identified with the Zionist left, and Uri Zvi Grinberg, who was always considered Israel’s right-wing nationalist prophet of doom. Guri was celebrating victory in that war, and especially the conquest of Jerusalem. “The Temple …

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Israeli court indicts 5 Jerusalemite Palestinians over social media ‘incitement’

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Five Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem were indicted by an Israeli court on charges of “incitement” on social media, Israeli news website Ynet reported on Monday. According to Ynet, the five Palestinians — identified as Muhammad Mahimar, 19, from Anata, Sufian Mahmoud, 26, from Issawiya, Muhammad Samasana, 23, …

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Between Aqsa protests and BDS, a new Palestinian resistance dawns?

Two weeks of shared solidarity and non-violent resistance among Jerusalem’s Palestinian Arab population have achieved wonders, far more than forcing Israel’s occupying authorities to drop the new security measures they had imposed restricting access to the Al-Aqsa mosque, following the killing of two Israeli guards. These events have galvanized a new dynamic …

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Religious official cautions against rumors on Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The President of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, urged caution on Monday over reports alleging that Israeli forces had caused major damages inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound over recent days. Israeli authorities shut down the Al-Aqsa compound for almost three days following a deadly …

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