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State of Palestine: De jure state in the Middle East
Palestine, recognized officially as the State of Palestine by the United Nations and other entities, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia claiming the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah. The entirety of territory claimed by the State of Palestine has been occupied since 1948, first by Egypt and Jordan and then by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967. Palestine has a population of 5,051,953 as of February 2020, ranked 121st in the world.


Training kicks off again for young Gaza amputees [Video]

Training kicks off again for young Gaza amputees

Young amputee Palestinian soccer players were back on the field in Gaza on Tuesday (July 7) for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were eased in the territory.

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Israel drives new ring road through East Jerusalem [Video]

Israel drives new ring road through East Jerusalem

A new Israeli ring road is being built that will go through East Jerusalem and link settlement blocks. Palestinian and Israeli critics say it is part of a long-term strategy to consolidate Israel's..

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With visitors away, zoo sees animal baby boom [Video]

With visitors away, zoo sees animal baby boom

Peacocks, ostriches and baboons experienced an animal baby boom at the Qalqilya Zoo, a Palestinian business in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, while humans stayed away during the coronavirus outbreak...

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George Floyd mural painted on West Bank barrier [Video]

George Floyd mural painted on West Bank barrier

A mural of George Floyd appeared this week on the West Bank wall in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

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Anger at killing of autistic Palestinian by Israeli police [Video]

Anger at killing of autistic Palestinian by Israeli police

Protests in occupied East Jerusalem against killing of Iyad el-Hallak, an autistic Palestinian man, by Israeli police.

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Outrage as Israeli police kill autistic Palestinian man [Video]

Outrage as Israeli police kill autistic Palestinian man

Israeli police in Jerusalem shot and killed an autistic Palestinian who they mistakenly thought was armed with a gun, provoking furious condemnation.View on euronews

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Palestinian President Abbas says accords with Israel, US are void [Video]

Palestinian President Abbas says accords with Israel, US are void

The practical implications of Abbas' announcement, made across national television, remain unclear.

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After three elections, Israel gets its government [Video]

After three elections, Israel gets its government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his new unity government to parliament on Sunday, ending more than a year of political deadlock but still facing a trial starting in a week for..

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