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Swiss scientists find levels of polonium 18 times higher than normal in first forensic tests on former Palestinian leader's body<p>The first forensic tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat's corpse have shown unexpectedly high levels of radioactive polonium-210, suggesting the Palestinian leader …

Welcome to Bethlehem, Secretary Kerry

By: Vera Baboun<p>Dear Secretary Kerry,<p>You are most welcome to the holy city of Bethlehem. It is an honor for me, as the mayor of Bethlehem, to welcome …

Israel orders more demolitions of Palestinian flats in Jerusalem

Israel is planning to destroy hundreds of Palestinian apartments in occupied East Jerusalem in the single largest proposed demolition there since it …

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UNRWA: Israeli curbs halt Gaza projects

The UN says it has halted work on all but one of its 20 building projects in the Gaza Strip as a result of an Israeli ban on importing building materials into the Palestinian territory.<p>Israel imposed the ban after discovering on October 13 a 2.5km tunnel which it said fighters planned to use for …

Infographic: Where the law stands on Israel’s separation barrier

In June 2002, the Israeli cabinet approved the construction of a “continuous fence” in the West Bank. In July 2004, the International Court of …

Israel's System of Segregated Roads in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

[May 2012] Cars with Palestinian license plates are not allowed on Israeli roads, regardless of the identification held by the driver. Even on …

Youths smash hole in Israel' s separation wall near Abu Dis

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of young Palestinians smashed a hole in Israel's separation wall near Abu Dis on Wednesday, as clashes broke out in the …

Israeli forces kill Palestinian during raid northwest of Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops in a cave between the villages of Bilin and Kafr Nima in northwest …

Why did BBC let Simon Schama make "moral case for Israel" unchallenged?

“After the screening of [Simon Schama’s] sweeping five-piece [series] <i>The Story of the Jews</i> on prime time in Britain last month, no one will be able …

Norwegian union ends G4S contract as "act of solidarity" with Palestinians

A major Norwegian trade union has terminated its contract with security company G4S in protest of the firm’s role in providing equipment and services …

Grenada, Haiti recognize the State of Palestine

NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- Grenada and Haiti have officially recognized the State of Palestine in a ceremony held at the United Nations headquarters in New …

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian farmer in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, locals said.<p>Witnesses told Ma'an that …

The Palestinian village erased from the map: Demolition of Makhul shows how Israelis are transforming the Jordan Valley, despite international condemnation

Burhan Bisharat lost his home last week to an Israeli army bulldozer, but he retains the Palestinian ethos of hospitality, pressing his interviewer …

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‘Welcome to the Occupation’: British woman detained and interrogated in Ben Gurion airport while trying to volunteer at Bethlehem school

‘I guess that means we’ve had it then,’ I reply, and I try to laugh so that she realizes this is an attempt to lighten the mood, but the laugh comes …

Dozens injured and hundreds of arrests in intense Hebron clashes

<b>23rd September 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Khalil Team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine</b><p>On Sunday 22nd September, heavy clashes took place …

Israeli soldier killed in West Bank city of Hebron

<b>The Israeli army says one of its soldiers has been killed in a shooting in the West Bank city of Hebron.</b><p>Officials said Sgt Gabriel Koby had been on patrol in the city, which was packed with Jewish people visiting for a week-long religious festival.<p>The 20-year old soldier died in hospital after …

Israel's chemical arsenal under new scrutiny | US & Canada

<b>Nazareth, Israel</b> - Israeli officials are reported to be increasingly nervous that international efforts to destroy of Syria's chemical weapons might serve as a prelude to demands on Israel to eliminate its own, undeclared weapons of mass destruction.<p>Israel maintains a posture it terms 'ambiguity' …

The Month in Pictures: August 2013

During the month of August, Israeli forces killed five Palestinians, at least four of them civilians, during search and arrest operations in the …

MAG closes file in 2009 killing of Bassem Abu Rahmeh

<b>Four and a half years have passed since the killing of Bassem Abu Rahmeh by a tear gas canister fired at him directly from a short range. The death</b> …

Palestinian children: The invisible workers of Israeli settlements

<b>Ramallah, 31 August 2013­—</b>The summer air grew considerably hotter as we drove down to the Jordan Valley. Its red fertile soil radiated heat beneath …

The arrested development of Palestinian child ex-detainees

Night raids, arrests and detention of Palestinian children are fundamental components of the prolonged Israeli military occupation of the Occupied …

Stocks of vital medicines hit zero as Egypt, Israel tighten Gaza siege

The Egyptian army began demolishing homes along the country’s border with the Gaza Strip today, an Israeli-style tactic carried out under the pretext …

UN agency urges restraint after staff member is shot dead by Israeli forces

In a statement, the UN relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the staff member was killed instantly in an …

The joint Israeli-Palestinian Gangnam-style dancing in Hebron does a great deal to humanise both sides of the conflict<p>Incensed IDF officials have condemned troops for "exposing themselves to unnecessary danger" after footage emerged of the soldiers dancing with Palestinian revellers at a wedding in …

Funerals held for three Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops

Three Palestinians shot dead by Israeli security forces in a West Bank refugee camp were buried in a tempestuous funeral on Monday as Palestinian negotiators cancelled talks in a sign of the fragility of the embryonic peace process.<p>The men were killed during an early morning raid to arrest a …

Gaza's only exit to outside world is closed — again

I left very early in the morning with my youngest sister Tamam, heading to the Rafah border crossing with her to give her as much moral support as I …

Man forced to demolish own home in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian from Jerusalem was forced to demolish his own home on Sunday after Israeli authorities declared that the property …

Boycotts that aid the Palestinians | Israel

As governments and civil society groups around the world increase their efforts to target goods produced in Israel’s illegal settlements, the Israeli government and BDS critics are stepping up the propaganda counter offensive.<p>One of the main tactics adopted by those seeking to stem the boycott tide …

If you think Im a racist, then Israel is a racist state

Over the past few days, many people have been calling me a racist. Sometimes they also call me a Nazi, a bully or even Hitler. One need only look at …