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Palestinian shot by Israeli army succumbs to wounds

A young Palestinian has died from wounded sustained three weeks ago when Israeli military forces opened fire on hundreds of people protesting against encroaching Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. The 22-year-old, identified on Wednesday as Islam Dweikat, was shot on March 11 along the outskirts of Nablus, according[…]

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Coronavirus: Netanyahu aide diagnosed with disease

An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Monday, but it was not immediately clear if the 70-year-old leader had been exposed or his work affected. “We will take action in accordance with health ministry directives,” an official said, announcing the diagnosis[…]

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Cape Town to picket Trump’s ‘steal of the century’

As protests erupt in Palestine and other countries in opposition to US President Donald Trump’s controversial Middle East ‘peace plan’, South African civil society will also hold pickets in Cape Town. Palestinian solidarity groups will mobilise on Wednesday at Parliament, ahead of the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA)[…]

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Sudan general’s meeting with Netanyahu sparks major row

Monday’s meeting between the leaders of Israel and Sudan has thrown Khartoum’s rulers into disarray, and stoked tensions between the various factions making up the Sudanese government. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the dialogue with General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, was a clear victory.[…]

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It is time for a Palestinian spring

On February 1, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, succeeded in extracting from the Arab League a rejection of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan by warning its leaders that neither he, nor they, could afford to go down in history as the ones who “sold Jerusalem”[…]

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