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De jure state in the Middle East

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State of Palestine: De jure state in the Middle East
Palestine, officially the State of Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia claiming the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah. The entirety of territory claimed by the State of Palestine has been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War in 1967. Palestine has a population of 4,816,503 as of 2016, ranked 123rd in the world.

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Russian says U.S. backing for Israeli settlements blow to peace process

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to effectively back Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

Videos for State of Palestine

The Brief: EU's role in the Palestine's dream of statehood [Video]The Brief: EU's role in the Palestine's dream of statehood

Ahead Israel's deadline to form a new government, Euronews traveled to the West Bank by invitation from the EU. The bloc's role in the region is in question, after the US policy shift away from the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:31Published


Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv [Video]Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv that will pit Lionel Messi against his Barcelona team mate Luis Suarez.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:38Published

Microsoft Hired Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Investigate Facial Recognition [Video]Microsoft Hired Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Investigate Facial Recognition

Microsoft hired US Attorney General Eric Holder to audit an Israeli facial recognition company called AnyVision. Microsoft's investment was met with backlash by the ACLU. News reports suggest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Palestinian death toll from Israeli air raids rises [Video]Palestinian death toll from Israeli air raids rises

A new wave of Israeli air attacks in Gaza has killed seven people. Air raid sirens are also sounding in southern Israel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Israeli forces kill top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza air raid [Video]Israeli forces kill top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza air raid

Killing of Bahaa Abu al-Ata in Gaza comes as Palestinian group says its political leader was also targeted in Damascus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting 'could take time' [Video]Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting 'could take time'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said fighting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants that erupted after Israel killed their top field commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday could prove..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza [Video]Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Ban on Palestinian websites challenged in West Bank [Video]Ban on Palestinian websites challenged in West Bank

About 50 Palestinian websites banned, as critics fear clampdown on press freedom.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match [Video]Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match

Saudi Arabia's national football team has faced off with Palestine in the occupied West Bank, a break in the norm for Arab sport teams.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site [Video]Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site

The Saudi Arabia soccer team visits a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem before their playing their first ever match in the occupied West Bank against Palestine.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous..
Reuters - Published

Israel says it is probing 'harm to civilians' from deadly Gaza air strike

Israel's military said on Friday it was investigating "harm caused to civilians" from an air strike it carried out in Gaza that Palestinian medics said killed eight members of one family including five..
Reuters - Published

Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in..
Reuters - Published

Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants do

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the..
Reuters - Published

Gaza death toll reaches 23 in second day of escalation

Israeli air strikes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 23 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to..
Reuters - Published

Israel kills nine Gazans, say Palestinians, as Islamic Jihad launches rockets

Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes..
Reuters - Published

Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel

Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel on Wednesday, the second day of a spike in cross-border violence, sending people rushing to shelters as sirens sounded, although there were no reports of..
Reuters - Published

Sirens sound in central Israel, warning of rockets from Gaza

Sirens sounded in central Israeli towns on Tuesday, the military said, warning of possible rocket launches from the Gaza Strip after Israel killed a top Palestinian militant there.
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the..
Reuters - Published

Israeli gunfire kills a West Bank Palestinian: medics

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said.
Reuters - Published

Palestinian killed, 2 wounded in Israel-Gaza counter strikes

Palestinian militants fired a barrage of rockets at Israel and the Israeli military responded with a wave of pre-dawn air strikes in Gaza killing one man on Saturday, Palestinian and Israeli officials..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran toward them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel's defense ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died..
Reuters - Published

Gaza's growing pet population stretches scant vet resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces kill Palestinian on Gaza border: Palestinian health ministry

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man on Friday during weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians protest against Israel over hospitalized detainee

Palestinians protested in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Tuesday after a detainee suspected of killing an Israeli teenager in a bomb attack was hospitalized during interrogation by Israeli..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troopers shoot Palestinian woman, say she tried to stab them

Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Australian man wins court battle to reinstate place of birth on his passport

Eberhard Frank, 79, has successfully sued the Australian government for the right to have ‘Palestine’ officially recorded as his place of birth after it was removed on his application last year.
SBS - Published

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stage

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in..
Reuters - Published

Arab League calls Netanyahu plan to annex West Bank areas 'aggression'

Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as "aggression" undermining any chances of a peace settlement with the..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill Gaza teens during border protests: medics

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Middle East envoy Greenblatt to resign after plan released

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Middle East, plans to resign once the long-delayed U.S. peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians that he has been working on is..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian women demand legal protection after suspected 'honor killing'

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank on Wednesday to demand legal protection for women after a 21-year-old woman died last month in what rights groups say was a so-called honor..
Reuters - Published

U.S. will not release Middle East peace plan before Israeli election

The United States will not release the long-delayed political portion of its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan before Israel's elections, White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Explosions hit Gaza police checkpoints, three dead: officials

Explosions hit two police checkpoints in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three officers and wounding several other Palestinians, the Hamas-run interior ministry said, declaring a state of emergency..
Reuters - Published

Israel reduces Gaza fuel supply after rocket attack

Israel said on Monday it was cutting by half the amount of fuel it supplies to Gaza's only power plant, in response to rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory.
Reuters - Published

Israeli teenager killed by bomb near settlement: Israeli officials

An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a Palestinian bomb near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.
Reuters - Published

One Israeli killed and two injured in bomb attack near settlement: ambulance

One Israeli was killed and two injured in a Palestinian attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli medical officials said.
Reuters - Published

Three Israelis injured by bomb in attack near settlement: military

Three Israelis were injured by a bomb in a Palestinian attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Israeli military said.
Reuters - Published

Israel fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed

Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen as they tried to cross the Gaza border, the military said on Sunday and Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed.
Reuters - Published

Driver shot dead after ramming car into Israeli civilians in West Bank

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian driver they said had carried out a car-ramming attack on Friday that injured two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank, one of them critically.
Reuters - Published

After ban, Israel permits U.S. Rep Tlaib to make humanitarian visit to family in West Bank

Israel decided on Friday to allow U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib - a critic of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians - to visit family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds after barring..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill militant on Gaza border: medic, military

Israeli soldiers fired at a Palestinian militant on the Gaza border on Sunday, the military said, and a Palestinian medic said the man was killed.
Reuters - Published

Israel says soldier stabbed to death in Palestinian attack in West Bank

An Israeli soldier was found stabbed to death in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was killed by a Palestinian attacker.
Reuters - Published

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks

A new locally-developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream providers often miss.
Reuters - Published

Israel announces new homes for settlers, Palestinians in West Bank ahead of Kushner visit

Israel will build 6,000 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank - a move Palestinian leaders decried as showing Israel's "colonial mentality" - but in a rare step it also approved..
Reuters - Published

Trump's Middle East envoy faces resistance at U.N. Security Council

A plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians cannot rely on global consensus, inconclusive international law and "unclear" United Nations resolutions, U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East..
Reuters - Published

Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release Mideast peace plan: envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians that "will not be ambiguous," his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told the..
Reuters - Published

White House's Kushner to finalize Palestinian economic plan on Middle East tour - official

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan,..
Reuters - Published

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