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Israel demolishes unrecognized al-Araqib for 141st time

Israeli bulldozers demolished the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev desert in southern Israel for the 141th time, on Thursday. Locals reported that Israeli police forces secured the way for demolition bulldozers, pointing out that women, children and the elderly of the village, were evacuated and left without[…]

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Israel releases top Waqf officials, bans them from Al-Aqsa

Israeli authorities released six Palestinians, including Waqf Council chairman, Sheikh Abd al-Athim Salhab, and the Deputy Director of Awqaf in Jerusalem, Sheikh Najeh Bkerat, under strict conditions, on Sunday. According to attorney, Muhammad Mahmoud, said that Israeli authorities decided to release Salhab and Bkerat from custody, however, under the condition[…]

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Are tensions at al-Aqsa reaching another boiling point?

OPINION Below the Western media’s radar, tensions have been escalating in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem. In the last week, a new confrontation has emerged over al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the context of intensifying efforts by Israeli authorities and settlers to change the status quo and take over Palestinian properties in and around[…]

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Israel begins construction of new Gaza barrier

Israel has said the work to strengthen its fence along the Gaza Strip entered a new phase with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier. “Over the weekend we began building the above-ground barrier along the Gaza border,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists on Sunday before[…]

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