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UN chief calls for lifting Gaza blockade

Midnight rush for power in electricity-starved strip JABALIA, Palestinian Territories, Aug 30, (AFP): UN chief Antonio Guterres called for the blockade of Gaza to be lifted Wednesday as he visited the Palestinian enclave enduring “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” he had seen. The secretary general’s comments came as …

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Home of Palestinian who killed 3 razed

Israel builds wall after Gaza tunnel trauma KOBAR, Aug 16, (Agencies): Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Israelis in a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The military confirmed the demolition in the village of Kobar …

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Israel arrests Islamic cleric for ‘incitement’

PA to free arrested journalists JERUSALEM, Aug 15, (Agencies): Israeli police arrested a fi rebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again fl ared last month. Raed Salah, released from prison in January after serving a …

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‘Palestine, we are coming’

Due to countless reasons, I can claim that I have been following the Palestinian cause for a very long time. This allows me to say that they have stood alone in the face of their enemies, which is why they will be victorious in their cause, provided they can deal …

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Islamic leaders boycott holy site – Protests after Israel sets up metal detectors

JERUSALEM, July 17, (Agencies): Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site’s entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week. For the …

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Israel reopens sensitive holy site – Security forces shoot Palestinian gunman dead

JERUSALEM, July 16, (AFP): Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras. Crowds chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) as a number of initial visitors entered …

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Kuwait condemns Al-Aqsa Mosque closure by Israel

GCC, Europol to boost security cooperation KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (KUNA): Kuwait strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque and thus banning of Palestinian worshippers from performing Friday prayers, for the first time in around half a century. The Israeli measure “is a provocation of feelings of Muslims around the …

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Holy site shut after Jersusalem attack

Closure of Aqsa mosque serious crime: OIC JERUSALEM, July 15, (Agencies): Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli- Palestinian tensions. Three Arab Israeli assailants opened fire on Israeli …

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125,000 Palestinians work in Israel – Israel keeps tight grip on economy

SALFIT, West Bank, June 4, (Agencies): Fuad Maraita wakes up at 3:30 am His hometown of Salfit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank lies in darkness. He drinks coffee, slings a bag with his lunch over his shoulder, gets on a minibus and starts the grueling journey to his job laying …

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state – 50th anniversary of occupation

TEL AVIV, May 28, (Agencies): Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Banners bearing the slogan “Two states, One Hope” featured in the demonstration organised by supporters of a Palestinian state, including …

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