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Israel restricts access to Aqsa

Israeli police imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, one day after three Palestinians were banned from the compound for periods of up to 45 days. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli police briefly closed most of the compound’s entrances on Monday, leaving only the Chain,[…]

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Israel announces probe into Gaza war

Israel’s military says it has opened several criminal investigations into incidents that took place during last year’s Gaza war against  Hamas. In a statement late Thursday it says the Military Advocate General ordered six investigations, two of which were concluded with no wrongdoing found. One case concerns the death of[…]

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Israeli elections in numbers

Some 5,800,000 Israelis are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s election, out of a population of about 8.3 million people. Jews comprise 75 per cent of all Israelis while Arabs make up about 20 per cent. The Arab sector is divided among several religions, including Muslims, Christians and Druze, with some[…]

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Israel violated rules of war: B’Tselem

A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday. The B’Tselem group called strikes on homes “one of[…]

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Hamas bars Gaza war orphans fromn Israel trip

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organisers and officials said. The week-long visit was planned for 37 children whose parents were killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip in July and August this year. It[…]

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51 Palestinians detained in Egypt released

Egyptian authorities on Saturday released 51 Palestinians who had been detained in the North Sinai city of El-Arish after they attempted to travel to Europe by taking boats from the Egyptian coast. Chief of the Palestinian community in the North Sinai region Kamal al-Khatib told Ma’an that the group had[…]

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Palestinians push UN bid

US Secretary of State John Kerry was Monday to meet the Israeli prime minister two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation. Amid a high-stakes diplomatic drive by the top US diplomat, the Palestinians upped the ante late Sunday by revealing in a surprise[…]

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Israeli bus hits Palestinians in West Bank

One Palestinian has been killed and two others injured after they were run over by a bus with an Israeli number plate in the occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported. The incident took place on Tuesday evening near an Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance on the village of[…]

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Arabs march in North Israel after shooting

Angry Arab-Israeli protesters took to the streets across the country on Sunday and police raised alert levels nationwide amid shock waves over the fatal shooting of a young Arab-Israeli. Shops, schools and businesses were shuttered in Arab towns and villages where a general strike was observed over Saturday’s killing of[…]

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Al Aqsa and the war against Palestinians

OPINION by Ramzy Baroud Israeli decision to shut down Al-Aqsa Mosque on Oct. 30 is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims. In fact, the rights of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have been routinely violated under the Israeli occupation for decades, especially in Jerusalem, and[…]

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