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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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Israel carries out Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket fire

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and it responded with air strikes against facilities belonging to the enclave's ruling Hamas militant..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. support for Israeli settlements advances peace with Palestinians

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington's backing for Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, angering Palestinian leaders..
Reuters - Published

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Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack near Netanyahu campaign event [Video]Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack near Netanyahu campaign event

The Israeli airforce struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave, Israel Defense Forces said. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:42Published


Israel arrests Palestinian university students [Video]Israel arrests Palestinian university students

Israeli army is accusing occupied West Bank's most prestigious university, Birzeit, of being recruitment centre for what it calls 'terrorism'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

 

Palestinians in Gaza mourn Iran's Soleimani

Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Saturday mourned the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

Muslim women spread Christmas cheer in Gaza

Muslim women in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have been hand-crafting gifts for the approaching Orthodox Christmas as part of a project to empower a traditional community.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians to scale back protests on Israel-Gaza border

Palestinians in Gaza will scale back protests along the fortified border with Israel, factions in the strip said on Thursday, in a sign of a lasting detente between Israel and Gaza's Islamist rulers..
Reuters - Published

Qatar says its Gaza aid to continue through March 2020 at least

Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year, the gas-rich Gulf state's envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday, a pledge that may help stave off conflict..
Reuters - Published

Israeli electric company cuts power to West Bank over Palestinian debt

Israel's state-owned electric company on Wednesday said it was continuing power cuts to several cities in the occupied West Bank to press for payment of what it said was $519 million owed by a..
Reuters - Published

Tourism in Israel? U.S. charity's offer with Gaza hospital project irks Palestinians

A U.S. charity building a tent hospital in the Gaza Strip is causing Palestinian unease by offering foreign medical volunteers the opportunity of weekend tourism in Israel, just across the volatile..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in the West Bank: health ministry

Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a Palestinian who threw a fire-bomb at a car on Saturday, the Israeli military said, and the Palestinian Health Ministry said the man was..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill Palestinian near Gaza security fence: Palestinians

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian officials said.
Reuters - Published

Russia calls 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

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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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

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..
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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

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