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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Officials to Britain: Recognize Independent Palestinian State

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Officials to Britain: Recognize Independent Palestinian State

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator and secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said:

“Britain … and the rest of the world have to obligate the Israeli government to accept the principle of [the so-called] two states based on the June 4, 1967 borders, that is an independent state of Palestine with East Jerusalem [al-Quds] as its capital … and a halt to all Israeli colonial activities.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Demolishes Four Palestinian Homes in West Bank

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Demolishes Four Palestinian Homes in West Bank

According to local residents, some 50 Israel military vehicles raided the village, alongside Israeli bulldozers, while Israeli drones were flying above the village. The punitive demolition attack in Deir Abu Mashaal left a total of 22 people homeless, despite the fact that they had not been charged with any wrongdoing, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Palestinian Woman and Her Family to be Evicted By Israel from their Age-Old House

ISRAEL POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Palestinian Woman and Her Family to be Evicted By Israel from their Age-Old House

Fahamiya Shamasneh said, “Fifty-three years here means leaving is not easy — it is a lifetime. I was a young girl when I came to this house. The police are threatening us. We don’t know what to do. We will not leave of our own will. Maybe if they force us, carry us and throw us on the streets, then we’ll go.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

“We insist on reaching al-Aqsa mosque and performing prayers there. The occupation preventing us from praying marks an assault against our right to worship in this pure Islamic mosque,” Sheikh Muhammad said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

Faris, 18, chose to study the Israeli curriculum instead of the Palestinian equivalent in the hope that it will open more doors at colleges in Israel and help him get work there.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since 2007 and has carried out hundreds of armed attacks in Israel and in Israeli-occupied territories since it was founded three decades ago.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Teen Killed By Israeli Forces Bullets in East Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Teen Killed By Israeli Forces Bullets in East Jerusalem

Over the past months, Israeli forces have fatally shot many Palestinians in the occupied territories, claiming they sought to attack the Israelis.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 2,500 New West Bank Housing Units Approved By Israel

PALESTINE POLITICS: 2,500 New West Bank Housing Units Approved By Israel

Israeli settlement policy goes against international law and has been the subject of criticism from other nations, including US under Obama administration.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Finally Approves Settlement Homes in East Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Finally Approves Settlement Homes in East Jerusalem

Israel’s right-wing expects Trump’s attitude towards settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967 war, to be far more supportive than that of his predecessor.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Distances Itself From Obama’s Stance Against Israeli Settlements

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Distances Itself From Obama’s Stance Against Israeli Settlements

In a statement to the ABC, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop reiterated that the Australian Government remained “firmly committed to a two-state solution.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 500 New Homes Approval Halted By Netanyahu

PALESTINE POLITICS: 500 New Homes Approval Halted By Netanyahu

Israel has for decades pursued a policy of building Jewish settlements on occupied territory Palestinians seek for a state.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Proposes 500 New Settlement Homes Near Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Proposes 500 New Settlement Homes Near Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s municipality has proposed building 500 more housing units in an area of the city annexed by Israel after the 1967 Middle East war.

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PALESTINE: Israeli Troops Razed To The Ground Palestinian Homes

PALESTINE: Israeli Troops Razed To The Ground Palestinian Homes

United Nations documented rise in demolitions, saying 124 Palestinians, including 60 children, were left homeless in the occupied West Bank in a single day.

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PALESTINE: Palestinians To UNSC: Act Against Israeli Settlement Building Plans In East Jerusalem

PALESTINE: Palestinians To UNSC: Act Against Israeli Settlement Building Plans In East Jerusalem

“This is opportunity for the international community to show its real commitment for the two-state solution,” PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said.

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ISRAEL: New Settler Homes Approved In East Jerusalem

ISRAEL: New Settler Homes Approved In East Jerusalem

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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PALESTINE: Israel Sets Up Roadblocks In East Jerusalem And Deploys Soldiers

Israel’s security cabinet authorized crackdown hours earlier in an overnight session after Palestinians armed with knives and a gun killed three Israelis.

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