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Israel rejects negotiations with jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.

The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.

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Israeli soldier sentence triggers Palestinian anger

Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

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Israel to re-assess UN ties after settlement vote

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will re-assess its ties with the United Nations, after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement buil

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will re-assess its ties with the United Nations, after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement buil

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Fatah re-elects Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

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Media & conflicts: the Israeli-Palestinian case

The Middle East remains a region that draws the attention of the public because of the many conflicts in the area. According to INFOCORE, a study that investigates the role the media plays in violent

The Middle East remains a region that draws the attention of the public because of the many conflicts in the area. According to INFOCORE, a study that investigates the role the media plays in violent

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Kerry and Abbas in Paris talks on Middle East peace

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss efforts to move toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian…

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss efforts to move toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian…

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Palestinians remember Nakba

A commemorative convoy for Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians due to Israel’s 1948 declaration of independence, leaves Duheisha refugee camp in

A commemorative convoy for Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians due to Israel’s 1948 declaration of independence, leaves Duheisha refugee camp in

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Hollande and Abbas discuss the Middle East conflict

French President Francois Hollande said that an international conference to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the best way to bring peace

French President Francois Hollande said that an international conference to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the best way to bring peace

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Mahmoud Abbas denounces encouraging violence against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced groups which encourage attacks against Israel. A surge of violence between the two countries has

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced groups which encourage attacks against Israel. A surge of violence between the two countries has

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State of Palestine passports for 2016

On a visit to Greece the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his administration could start issuing passports under the ‘State of Palestine’ as

On a visit to Greece the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his administration could start issuing passports under the ‘State of Palestine’ as

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Bloodshed continues in occupied West Bank

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian who had stabbed an IDF soldier at a military checkpoint on Thursday (October 29) as a month-long spate of

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian who had stabbed an IDF soldier at a military checkpoint on Thursday (October 29) as a month-long spate of

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EU split as UN approves raising of Palestinian flag

The UN General Assembly has given overwhelming approval for Palestinians to raise their flag at the UN headquarters. Israel, along with seven other

The UN General Assembly has given overwhelming approval for Palestinians to raise their flag at the UN headquarters. Israel, along with seven other

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Confusion over reports of Abbas PLO resignation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to resign as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) executive committee, PLO officials said

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to resign as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) executive committee, PLO officials said

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John Turturro picks up Lifetime Award at Jerusalem Film Festival

The 32nd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off with Hollywood glamour, as John Turturro attended the opening. The US actor, writer and

The 32nd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off with Hollywood glamour, as John Turturro attended the opening. The US actor, writer and

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Vatican agrees treaty recognising Palestinian State

Vatican agrees a treaty which is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian State and constitutes official diplomatic recognition..

Vatican agrees a treaty which is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian State and constitutes official diplomatic recognition..

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Palestinian leadership halts security ties with Israel

The leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) has voted to suspend all security cooperation with Israel, a move which could further escalate tensions.

The leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) has voted to suspend all security cooperation with Israel, a move which could further escalate tensions.

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PLO ordered to pay for US victims of Jerusalem attacks

A US court has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian Authority to pay out more than 200 million dollars for their role in

A US court has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian Authority to pay out more than 200 million dollars for their role in

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Abbas visits Stockholm after Swedes recognise Palestinian statehood

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Sweden for talks with the country’s new Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. It is his first visit to the

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Sweden for talks with the country’s new Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. It is his first visit to the

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Mahmoud Abbas launches inquiry into Mohammad cartoon

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a cartoon apparently depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an official Palestinian

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a cartoon apparently depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an official Palestinian

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Former Fatah strongman is granted Serbian citizenship

Serbia has officially revealed it has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mohammad Dahlan, whom

Serbia has officially revealed it has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mohammad Dahlan, whom

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Eggs thrown at Canadian foreign minister on visit to West Bank

The Canadian foreign minister has been heckled by Palestinian protesters during a visit to the occupied West Bank. Eggs were also thrown at John

The Canadian foreign minister has been heckled by Palestinian protesters during a visit to the occupied West Bank. Eggs were also thrown at John

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Israel freezes funds and considers lawsuits against Palestinians

Israel has announced it will freeze tax funds and attempt to bring war crime prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation to Palestinian

Israel has announced it will freeze tax funds and attempt to bring war crime prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation to Palestinian

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Palestinians complete ICC ratification and await the UN's justice

Palestinian observers at the United Nations have presented their documents ratifying the Treaty of Rome’s conditions for membership of the

Palestinian observers at the United Nations have presented their documents ratifying the Treaty of Rome’s conditions for membership of the