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PALESTINE POLITICS:  IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

PALESTINE POLITICS: IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

The hunger strike across Israeli prisons began Monday as Palestinian inmates protested against their conditions of incarceration.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

Each year, on 17 April, in Palestine and around the world, Palestinians and supporters of justice in Palestine review the situation of Palestinian prisoners and demand their freedom.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Stabbed! Brit Killed By Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Stabbed! Brit Killed By Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Officers Kill Palestinian Woman Who Tried to Stab Them

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Officers Kill Palestinian Woman Who Tried to Stab Them

“Police responded to a life-threatening situation and the female terrorist was shot dead at the scene,” Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab Leaders Reaffirm Support for Palestinian State

PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab Leaders Reaffirm Support for Palestinian State

“The Israeli government has since 2009 worked on wrecking the two-state solution by accelerating the tempo of settlements and the confiscation of land,” Abbas told the leaders.

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IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

Iran has announced retaliatory sanctions on 15 American companies over their support for Israeli crimes and terrorism two days after Washington imposed bans on nearly a dozen foreign companies or individuals for aiding the Islamic Republic.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

Palestine, Gaza: “We have received no financial support from anyone. I buy the balls and I make the bats,” coach, Mahmoud Tafesh said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Mahmoud Abbas to Hold First Talks

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Mahmoud Abbas to Hold First Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone later on Friday, the White House and Palestinian officials said, their first contact since Trump took office.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Remove Settlers From Homes on Private Palestinian Land

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Remove Settlers From Homes on Private Palestinian Land

Israeli police began removing settlers and hundreds of supporters from nine houses built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab League, Egypt Back Only ‘Two-State’ Solution for Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab League, Egypt Back Only ‘Two-State’ Solution for Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Netanyahu’s far-right political allies hailed the U.S. shift in support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: West Bank: Israeli Police Evicting Settlers

PALESTINE POLITICS: West Bank: Israeli Police Evicting Settlers

“We won’t leave out homes on our own. Pull us out, and we’ll go,” Avihai Bavaron, one of outpost’s leaders, told reporters. “It is a black day for Zionism.”

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

“We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does, it will not help peace and we hope it does not happen,” Palestinian President Mahmoud told reporters.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Will Visit Paris

PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Will Visit Paris

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will visit Paris “in the coming weeks” for bilateral talks, an official at the French president’s office said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Advance in Mosul, Civilian Deaths Increase: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Advance in Mosul, Civilian Deaths Increase: UN

United Nations said civilian casualties had streamed into nearby hospitals in the last two weeks as fighting intensified in the jihadist militia’s last major stronghold in Iraq.

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JORDAN POLITICS: Jordanian Official Warns Trump of ‘Catastrophic’ Repercussions Moving US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem

JORDAN POLITICS: Jordanian Official Warns Trump of ‘Catastrophic’ Repercussions Moving US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem

Information Minister Mohammed Momani said that such a move would be a “red line” for Jordan and would “inflame the Islamic and Arab streets.”

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