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Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Interpol on Wednesday approved the Palestinian Authority’s candidacy to join the global police organisation, a new victory in its push for membership in international institutions in the face of consistent Israeli opposition. Israel lobbies hard against Palestinian candidacies to international organisations and claimed victory last year when the Palestinian bid to join Interpol was …

Shooting attack at illegal settlement leaves Palestinian, 3 Israeli officers dead

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian on Tuesday morning after the 37-year-old carried out a shooting attack at the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Hadar in the occupied West Bank, killing two security guards and a border police officer. According to Israeli police spokesperson …

Hamas has good intention on reconciliation, says senior Fatah official

The Secretary of Fatah’s Executive Committee said on Sunday that Hamas has a good intention towards reconciliation with his movement, Al-Quds has reported. Jebril Al-Rajoub noted that the committee discussed this issue during its latest meeting in Ramallah and that he is optimistic about ending the internal division. “We insist on opening …

Israeli state asks Supreme Court to forcibly transfer Khan al-Ahmar community

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli state has called on the Israeli Supreme Court to approve plans to demolish an entire Palestinian Bedouin community and forcibly transfer its residents to the town of Abu Dis, which human rights groups say would amount to a war crime. The state submitted its response …

Bitter divorce? If you’re in Gaza, call Um Rashid

The Gharibs had a problem. Their son, Rami, 24, was under arrest after a bitter divorce saw a local court demand he pay his ex-wife a monthly allowance he could not afford. The only way out for the family, from the Jabaliya refugee camp, was to seek mediation between themselves and their …

Israel set to advance plans for 2,000 settlement homes next week

Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. …