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    UNESCO says Israel 'occupying power' in Jerusalem

    The executive board of the UN's cultural agency ratified Friday a resolution that identifies Israel as "the occupying power" in Jerusalem and calls on it to rescind any move changing the city's.

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    Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders

    Leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas Khaled Meshaal says the group accepts the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders.

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    Hamas to name leader, renew 'resistance' charter

    The official said Haniyeh was expected to be assigned to the movement’s leadership. If appointed to the post, he will be replacing two-time Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

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    Israel plans to build 15,000 more settlement homes in Jerusalem

    Israel intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Friday despite US President Donald Trump’s request to “hold back” on settlements as part of a possible .

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    Palestinians begin mass hunger strike in support of prisoners

    Members of the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad in the besieged Gaza Strip have gone on a mass hunger strike to show support for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been refusing.

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    Israel: No talks with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

    Israel will not negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better conditions, a government minister said Tuesday, adding that the organiser of the protest.

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    400 Israeli settlers storm Aqsa Mosque again

    Nearly 400 Israeli settlers, guarded by regime forces, have once again stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds.

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    300 Palestinian kids arrested since Jan. 2017

    Israeli occupation forces have arrested around 300 Palestinian children since the start of this year, most of them from occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said Tuesday.

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    UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

    Three months after a landmark UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, the measure has changed little on the ground and some analysts question whether it ever will.

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    Israel blocking access to Gaza:Human Rights Watch

    An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated.

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    UN, US caution Israel on new settlement building

    Israel’s decision to build the first new government-sanctioned settlement in a quarter century drew a condemnation from UN Secretary General António Guterres on Friday.

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    Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

    The summit on Wednesday is expected to endorse key Palestinian positions, signalling to President Donald Trump ahead of White House meetings with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan that a deal on Palestinian.

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    Israel troops grill terrified Palestinian kid:Video

    Israeli forces have been caught on camera surrounding and questioning a terrified Palestinian boy, who was seized outside his home in the occupied West Bank while he was wandering barefoot in search of a lost toy.

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    Israel 'assassinates' senior Hamas official in Gaza

    The movement said in a short text message sent to reporters that the collaborators of the Israeli occupation shot dead Mazen Fuqaha'a, a Hamas leader who was released from occupation jail in 2011.

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    Top UN official quits after anti-Israel report pulled

    A senior UN official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, saying “powerful member states” pressured the world body.

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    'Israel imposes 'apartheid regime' on Palestinians'

    The report, commissioned by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), said on Wednesday that "Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.

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    Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack

    The planes also made two raids against Hamas lookout posts along the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, and on a base of Islamic Jihad's military wing in the north of the strip, the source said.

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    UN decries Israeli sentence as excessively lenient

    The United Nations’ human rights office said on Friday that an 18-month sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier for killing a wounded Palestinian was “excessively lenient” and “unacceptable”.

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    Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

    An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant who lay on the ground, sparking criticism from rights groups.

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    'Palestine should be pivot of unity for Islamic world'

    The two-day event, held at Iran International Conference Center, is hosting around 700 foreign guests and representatives including nearly 20 high-ranking parliamentary delegations.

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    Hamas names new leader in Gaza Strip

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday elected an influential military figure as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet of the group reported.Hamas officials said on Monday.

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    Russia, Iran support restructuring of Hamas in Gaza

    In January, the two main Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas, agreed in Russian-sponsored talks to form a national unity government, ending a quasi-civil war that has lasted between them since 2007.

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    Israel settler law angers world powers, US silent

    Israel faced international criticism on Tuesday over a new law allowing the appropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settler outposts, although the United States remained notably silent.

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    Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fired

    Israel struck a number of positions of Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday hit a border area, the Israeli army said.

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