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ISIL insurgents in Anbar Province, Iraq (Wikipedia)
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A senior Israel official alleged, on Monday, that Hamas has been providing medical treatment to Islamic State-affiliated fighters from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, in claims which Hamas rejected as "baseless." more >>
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After nearly 10 years of a sustained and unlawful Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza, it is scandalous that the world takes such little notice of this people so long beleaguered. more >>
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When the “intifada of the knives” set off in October, last year, Western reporters flooded into Jerusalem to cover the new “escalation,” to interview people from “both sides of the conflict”, and to raise several variations of the old question: “Is this the beginning of a third intifada?” more >>
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The Israel Today newspaper, on Thursday, said that Israel is setting plans to combat the BDS movement, as it gains ground. more >>
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With a decade of Israeli-imposed economic siege on Gaza and three devastating wars which accompanied it, the Strip now suffers from an acute housing deficit, with a need of more than 70,000 housing units. more >>
Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria/Photo: AP
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Palestinian refugees from Syria are amongst the most vulnerable refugees who seek safety in Europe. But, the legal framework that is being applied to their plight is a discriminatory one. more >>
Settlers, on Sunday at dawn, vandalized a monastery in Jerusalem, with hate slogans calling for the slaughter of Christians.
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“We strongly condemn the vandalization of the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem. Such an act is the direct result of a hate culture generated by racism and the occupation with impunity, exceptionalism and entitlement. The international community is responsible to protect both Palestinian holy sites and people from such Israeli sectarian attacks and to put an end to such lawlessness in Israel.” ~Hanan Ashrawi more >>
Jan.3, 2016: A relative stands inside the burned-out home of the young Dawabsha family. Credit: AFP
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Israel decided to use torture against it’s own, as the internal intelligence service, last year, struggled with the uncovering of a murder case against the Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsha and his parents, Riham and Saad. They were killed on July 31, last year, in their home, in the village of Douma, when Israeli settlers threw a Molotov cocktail into the house. more >>
Israel is pursuing a third option: isolating Palestinians in the West Bank and removing them altogether from Jerusalem
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Palestinians and Israelis alike have become increasingly convinced that the two-state solution is no longer an option due to Israel’s policies which continue to see settlements built across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The latter is supposed to be the capital of the Palestinian state to be established on the 1967 borders. more >>
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According to a report by Peace Now, the Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on plans to construct 55,548 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem); this includes plans to build more than 25,000 units on the Palestinian side of the Apartheid Wall; 8,372 units in the E-1 area; two new settlements (Givat Eitam, south of Bethlehem and Bitronot/Brosh, northern Jordan Valley); and over 12,000 units in annexed East Jerusalem and the Old City, among other illegal settlement projects. more >>
photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency
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Many political observers saw U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's recent visit to the Middle East -- where he met both Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas -- as a declaration of the current U.S. administration’s formal withdrawal from the moribund peace process. more >>
An Orthodox Christian priest heads the celebration of Christmas at St. Porphyrius church in Gaza on Jan. 7, 2015.(Photo: Ahmed Hjazy, Pacific Press/LightRocket, via Getty Images)
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Dim lighting and candles softly illuminate decorative tapestries as the smell of incense fills the air and the harmonic sound of hundreds singing in unison drifts onto a busy street next to an overflowing church on a wet and windy Sunday morning. more >>
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