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US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinian refugees

January 19, 2018 1:43 am
US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinian refugees

A Palestinian man walks past the building of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City on January 8, 2018. (AFP photo) The United States has reneged on a pledge to contribute $45 million to a United Nations agency tasked with providing services for Palestinian refugees, adding to cutbacks announced earlier this […]

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US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees: Report

January 6, 2018 12:20 am
US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees: Report

People take part in a demonstration called up by local and Palestinian NGOs to denounce the US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, in the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The US has reportedly cut off $125 million in funding for a UN […]

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Jordan raps Israeli measures seeking further occupation, annexation of Palestinian land

January 3, 2018 11:33 pm
Jordan raps Israeli measures seeking further occupation, annexation of Palestinian land

Protesters shout slogans and wave flags during an anti-US demonstration near the American embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Jordan, the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem al-Quds, has condemned as “null and void” the latest Israeli measures meant to consolidate the […]

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US President Donald Trump threatens to withhold financial aid to Palestinians

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US President Donald Trump threatens to withhold financial aid to Palestinians

Muslim demonstrators hold up anti-US placards during a protest near the Israeli embassy in Manila on December 21, 2017, against US President Donald Trump. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold future aid payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA), saying the body is no longer willing […]

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Israeli bill makes it harder to cede parts of Jerusalem al-Quds to Palestinians

January 2, 2018 4:10 am
Israeli bill makes it harder to cede parts of Jerusalem al-Quds to Palestinians

A view of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds Emboldened by a recent US policy shift, the Israeli parliament has passed a bill that makes it more difficult to cede parts of Jerusalem al-Quds to Palestinians, who want the eastern section of the occupied city as the capital of […]

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Muslim world won’t compromise on al-Quds, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

December 30, 2017 2:26 am
Muslim world won’t compromise on al-Quds, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, on December 21, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again criticized US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, stressing that the Israeli-occupied city is of great value […]

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Fearing US reprisal, Guatemala sticks to decision on Jerusalem al-Quds

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Fearing US reprisal, Guatemala sticks to decision on Jerusalem al-Quds

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel answers questions during a press conference at the Culture Palace in Guatemala City, on December 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Apparently afraid of US diplomatic reprisal, the small Central American country of Guatemala says a plan to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv […]

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Israeli forces fire tear gas at students in West Bank village

December 28, 2017 2:30 am
Israeli forces fire tear gas at students in West Bank village

Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on December 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israeli forces have attacked a village in the West Bank and clashed with a group of Palestinian students who were trying to confront them. On Thursday, the Israeli forces […]

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Israeli parliament ratifies ‘anti-police’ bill shielding Netanyahu

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Israeli parliament ratifies ‘anti-police’ bill shielding Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Israeli lawmaker David Amsalem (R) at a parliament (Knesset) meeting, December 25, 2017. Israel’s parliament (Knesset) has ratified a law which would bar police from publicizing information about their criminal investigations, a measure opposition says is aimed at softening scrutiny of […]

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Israeli cabinet approves $11 million for settlements activities

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Israeli cabinet approves $11 million for settlements activities

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem al-Quds office, December 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Israeli cabinet has approved $11 million in funding for settlement activities in the occupied West Bank following a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a group of Zionist […]

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US President Donald Trump’s decision on al-Quds aimed at killing Palestinian cause: Hamas chief

December 26, 2017 3:30 am
US President Donald Trump’s decision on al-Quds aimed at killing Palestinian cause: Hamas chief

Yahya Sinwar (L), leader of Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and the movement’s political bureau head Ismail Haniyeh meet with the heads of families in Gaza City on December 26, 2017, to discuss recent developments on the reconciliation talks. (Photo by AFP) The politburo chief of the Palestinian Islamic resistance […]

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Palestine slams as ‘shameful’ Guatemala’s decision to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

December 25, 2017 2:57 am
Palestine slams as ‘shameful’ Guatemala’s decision to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

Palestinian protesters burn Israeli flags during a demonstration at the Jerusalem al-Quds Open University in Dura village on the outskirts of the West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron) on December 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Palestine has strongly lambasted as “shameful” Guatemala’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds […]

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Iranian lawmakers pass bill on Jerusalem al-Quds as permanent capital of Palestine

December 24, 2017 2:26 am
Iranian lawmakers pass bill on Jerusalem al-Quds as permanent capital of Palestine

The photo shows a view of the Iranian parliament in session. (Photo by IRNA) Iranian lawmakers have approved a double-urgency bill that recognizes Jerusalem al-Quds as the permanent capital of the state of Palestine. The motion was passed by 187 votes in favor, 15 against and 9 abstentions from a total […]

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Saudi Arabian crown prince asked Mahmoud Abbas to accept US ‘copy of Benjamin Netanyahu vision’

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Saudi Arabian crown prince asked Mahmoud Abbas to accept US ‘copy of Benjamin Netanyahu vision’

The photo shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (L) shaking hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in Riyadh, Dec. 21, 2017. (Via Reuters) Informed Palestinian officials say Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman tried to persuade Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to a so-called Middle […]

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Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem

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Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem

Israeli forces have once again clashed with Palestinians demonstrating against the new US policy on Jerusalem al-Quds in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Israeli soldiers used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the protesters who had gathered outside an Israeli military tower in Bethlehem on Saturday. Holding Palestinian […]

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