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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian woman at checkpoint this morning

Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her injury, reports Reuters. The West Bank, among territories where Palestinians seek statehood, has seen simmering street violence since US-sponsored peace talks with Israel broke …

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Abbas: If Israel takes Palestinian land, all deals off

If Israel annexes parts of the occupied West Bank, all agreements signed with Israel will end, warned the Palestinian president on Tuesday, reports Anadolu Agency. “All agreements and their resulting obligations would end if the Israeli side annexes the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea, and any part of the Palestinian …

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Israel is still planning to displace even more Palestinians

Since the 1948 Nakba when Israel was created in the historic land of Palestine, which resulted in the ethnic cleansing of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland, successive Israeli governments have continued to propose political and demographic plans for the displacement of more Palestinians from the West Bank, the …

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EU to pay PA €24.5m to cover wages

The European Union (EU) has offered to give the Palestinian Authority (PA) €24.5 million ($27 million) to pay the August salaries and pensions of about 56,000 civil servants in the occupied West Bank, Safa news agency reported yesterday. In a statement, acting EU Representative Thomas Nicholson said: “We are aware of the deep …

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Israel stops 661 Gaza patients from travelling for treatment

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said that Israel continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of people in Gaza Strip during July, impeding 661 patients and reducing exports by 42.2 per cent. PCHR declared in a monthly report, Tuesday: “the Israeli occupation authorities refuse to allow most …

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Israel approves 300 news settlement units in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Planning Committee to approve 300 new units in the illegal settlement of Dolev in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli media reported yesterday. “We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies,” Netanyahu was reported by Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post as saying. “We …

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Palestinian President rejects US dictates during meeting with America delegation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday received a delegation of Democratic members of US Congress, headed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. The president affirmed that the two-state solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, is the only solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, stressing his rejection of the US’ dictates …

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Israel threatening two-state solution: Palestine PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Wednesday his country is going through dangerous times as the Israeli government attempts to undermine a two-state solution through its recent policies, Anadolu reports. In a statement, Shtayyeh said Israel’s violations are taking place thanks to the U.S. administration, which has made extreme and unjust statements …

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