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Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
Muhammad El-Amadi

Qatar sends $30 million in aid to Gaza Strip

A Qatari envoy has delivered 30 million dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip, Head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, Mohamed el-Amadi, said on Tuesday.
Israel's army used explosives and heavy machinery to destroy the home of a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis AFP

Israeli army destroys home of Palestinian suspect in shooting attack

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished the home of Omar Abu Laila, a Palestinian man who allegedly perpetrated a shooting attack in the West Bank that killed two Israelis in March.
Osama Hajahjeh, handcuffed and blindfolded, runs away from Israeli soldiers [Mohammad Hmeid-AP Photo]

Palestinian teen says was shot while held by Israeli troops

A hospitalised Palestinian teen has said he was shot twice in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded - the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded at least three others during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
Israeli forces at scene of Palestinian shooting attack near illegal Jewish settlement of Ariel, in occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Israeli killed in Palestinian attack in occupied West Bank

At least one Israeli has been killed and two others wounded in a Palestinian attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, an Israeli military spokesman said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visit Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

US drops ‘Israeli-occupied’ designation from Golan Heights

The United States no longer refers to the Golan Heights as an "Israeli-occupied" territory in its latest annual human rights report, published on Wednesday, though the State Department insists the wording change doesn't mean a policy change.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Palestinian women mourn over the death of Samah Mubarak, aged 16, during her funeral in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on March 9, 2019, after the Israeli army handed over the corpse of the girl. – Israeli officers shot dead Mubarak on late January 2019 after she tried to stab soldiers at a crossing point near Jersualem. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Suspected Palestinian thief shot dead by Israel police

An Israeli officer shot dead a masked Palestinian on Sunday as he accelerated his car toward an officer at a checkpoint set up to apprehend thieves in the occupied West Bank, police said.
Abdel-Azim Salhab attended Friday prayers near the Al-Rahma gate located inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Israel arrests top Waqf officials in Jerusalem in overnight raid

Israeli police have arrested the head of the Islamic authority that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem following recent protests, an official from the authority said.
[FILE]Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) delivers a statement at the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem, on December 24, 2018. – Israel’s government decided to hold early elections in April with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggling to keep together a one-seat majority in parliament as he also faces potential corruption charges in the months ahead. (Photo by Marc Israel SELLEM / AFP) / Israel OUT

Benjamin Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after Israeli teen killed

Nudged by rightwing political rivals after a deadly Palestinian attack on a young Israeli woman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who seeks re-election pledged Sunday to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority.
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Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed

A Palestinian man who received a life sentence for selling property in occupied territory to Israelis is set to be released to the United States, Israeli media reported.
Palestinians walk at the headquarters of the High Court in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah [Mohamad Torokman-Reuters]

Palestinian sentenced to life for selling land to Israelis

A Ramallah court has sentenced a Palestinian man to life in prison and hard labour after he was found guilty of selling land in the Old City of Jerusalem to Israeli Jews.
Houses under construction are seen in a Jewish settlement near Jerusalem known to Israelis as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim [Baz Ratner-Reuters]

EU, UK, Turkey condemn Israeli settlement plans in West Bank

The European Union (EU), UK, France and Turkey have condemned Israel's latest approval to expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Israeli parliament approves early elections

Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to dissolve parliament and hold snap elections on April 9.
Pope Francis celebrates from the balcony of St Peter's basilica during the traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message to the city and the world, on December 25, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. ANGELO CARCONI - EPA

Pope Francis assails greed, as millions celebrate Christmas

Pope Francis has urged people to lead less materialistic lives as millions across the world celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, while US President Donald Trump put his festive foot in it by asking a child if he believed in Santa Claus.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya

Hamas rejects Mahmoud Abbas’ plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Hamas, the Palestinian party that governs the besieged Gaza Strip, has rejected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to implement a court order and dissolve parliament.
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Hostility between Israelis and Palestinians getting worse – UN envoy

Recent violence and rising tensions in the West Bank are fuelling a climate of hatred and fear, “driving both Israelis and Palestinians further away” from a resolution to the conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - AFP PHOTO - POOL - ABIR SULTAN

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement.

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