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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian After Soldiers Attacked in West Bank

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 1 – Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank as troops fought to rescue two soldiers who the army said on Tuesday were attacked after straying into a refugee camp. The Palestinian Red Crescent said a 22-year-old man died of gunshot wounds and six

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Iran to Pay Families of Killed Palestinians – Ambassador in Beirut

BEIRUT, Feb 24 – Iran will pay thousands of dollars to families of Palestinians killed in a wave of anti-Israeli protests and violence, or whose homes have been demolished by Israel, Tehran’s ambassador to Lebanon said on Wednesday. Scores of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis have been killed in five months of street violence. Palestinians

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Gaza: Secrets and Lies

The Photographer, a play staged in Gaza, evokes Palestinian nostalgia BY Sami Abu Salem The 800 seats at Rashad Shawwa Cultural Center’s old theater in Gaza City were all taken, with dozens of people standing at the back or sitting on the floor, waiting for the curtains to open and the lights to be dimmed

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U.N., Palestinian Authorities Appeal for Aid, Amid Palestinian Attacks

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palestinian authorities and the United Nations made a joint call for funding on Wednesday amid tension between Palestinians and Israelis that has led to violence and some 200 deaths, mainly of Palestinians, in recent months. This year the yearly funding appeal sought $571 million

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Palestine: Life Under Occupation

Israel’s control of every day life in the West Bank is suffocating the Palestinians By MAHER ABU KHATER Cars lined up outside a butane gas station in Ramallah last week waiting to fill their cylinders, which they’d later use for cooking or heating. With a number of blizzards hitting the region, and recurring power cuts,

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Israeli Troops Shoot and Kill Palestinian Attacker in West Bank

JERUSALEM, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said, the latest in a months-long wave of Palestinian attacks that shows little sign of abating. The Palestinian had infiltrated a security fence near the Israeli settlement Salit, the military

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Israel To Consider Invitation to Peace Talks with Palestinians

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Jan 30 – Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognize a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday. “If and when we get an invitation to a conference,

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U.N. Chief Slams Israel for “Provocative Acts”

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday slammed Israel’s settlement activities as “provocative acts” that raise questions about the nation’s commitment to a two-state solution amid growing Palestinian frustration over nearly 50 years of occupation. The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East

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Passionate Strokes

Gaza poses for its own artists BY Sami Abu Salem Gaza’s art enthusiasts flocked to the “Fans of the Land” Exhibition in Gaza City where various paintings and sculptures were on display earlier this month. Impressionist, modern, classic and neoclassic artwork depicted vibrant stories of life, nature, people, fear, and hope at the Red Crescent Society’s

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