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Gaza’s fishermen struggle to keep afloat

    Gaza’s fishermen struggle to keep afloat

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Fishing is not always a peaceful time at sea for Gaza’s fishermen, who follow in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers. They are allowed

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Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

    Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials believe President Donald Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan that could be unveiled within weeks. Meetings at the UN General Assembly last

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Gaza child swimmer death highlights deadly pollution crisis

    Gaza child swimmer death highlights deadly pollution crisis

The recent death of a five-year-old boy after swimming off Gaza’s coast has highlighted the deadly pollution crisis afflicting the besieged enclave and the dire humanitarian impact of electricity shortages. Mohammed al-Sayis,

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Palestinians warn Abbas could dismantle PA in 2018

    Palestinians warn Abbas could dismantle PA in 2018

The Temple Mount crisis and violence has left the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah extremely frustrated. While the goal to restore the status quo on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif was achieved

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Shopping With the Enemy: Why West Bank Palestinians Can’t Avoid Israeli Goods

Local economics trump the international BDS movement, as the West Bank's 'captive economy' is rough on businesses and consumers. It’s

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Eight Mideast Stories That Shaped Our World in 2016

In 2016, the Middle East continued to be a major focus of the US public, and it often came up

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France says it will recognise Palestinian state if new peace effort fails

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius says France is trying to convene an international peace summit to work towards a two-state solution

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These are all the countries that recognise Palestine as a state

Last month the Palestinian chargé d’affaires in Canada, Hamdi Abu Ali, asked the newly elected Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau

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Why the Palestinian flag will fly at the UN today, and why Israel is against it

The Palestinian flag is to be hoisted for the first time today on United Nations buildings. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

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Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians ‘no longer bound’ by Oslo accords with Israel

Mahmoud Abbas has said Palestinians will “no longer continue to be bound” by the Oslo accords unless they receive “international

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