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De jure state in the Middle East

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State of Palestine: De jure state in the Middle East
Palestine, officially the State of Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia claiming the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East 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 by Israel since the Six-Day War in 1967. Palestine has a population of 4,816,503 as of 2016, ranked 123rd in the world.


Israel carries out Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket fire

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and it responded with air strikes against facilities belonging to the enclave's ruling Hamas militant..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. support for Israeli settlements advances peace with Palestinians

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington's backing for Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, angering Palestinian leaders..
Reuters - Published

Videos for State of Palestine

Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack near Netanyahu campaign event [Video]Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack near Netanyahu campaign event

The Israeli airforce struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave, Israel Defense Forces said. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:42Published

Israel arrests Palestinian university students [Video]Israel arrests Palestinian university students

Israeli army is accusing occupied West Bank's most prestigious university, Birzeit, of being recruitment centre for what it calls 'terrorism'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published


Palestinians in Gaza mourn Iran's Soleimani

Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Saturday mourned the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

Will ICC pierce Israel’s bubble of impunity?

will icc pierce israel’s bubble of impunity?
The road to justice in Palestine has had plenty of checkpoints, roadblocks and other obstacles along the way. The latest detour came with this month’s announcement by Fatou Bensouda, the chief..
WorldNews - Published

Muslim women spread Christmas cheer in Gaza

Muslim women in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have been hand-crafting gifts for the approaching Orthodox Christmas as part of a project to empower a traditional community.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians to scale back protests on Israel-Gaza border

Palestinians in Gaza will scale back protests along the fortified border with Israel, factions in the strip said on Thursday, in a sign of a lasting detente between Israel and Gaza's Islamist rulers..
Reuters - Published

Israel to grant entry to Gaza Christians on Christmas

israel to grant entry to gaza christians on christmas
Christians in the Palestinian territory of Gaza will be permitted to enter Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas, Israel’s government said on Sunday. The announcement comes just two days before..
WorldNews - Published

Netanyahu says ICC has ‘NO JURISDICTION’ to probe Israeli ‘war crimes’ in Palestine

netanyahu says icc has ‘no jurisdiction’ to probe israeli ‘war crimes’ in palestine
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided it will launch a full-fledged probe into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian lands by Israel. In response, Tel Aviv has declared the court’s..
WorldNews - Published

Qatar says its Gaza aid to continue through March 2020 at least

Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year, the gas-rich Gulf state's envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday, a pledge that may help stave off conflict..
Reuters - Published

Israeli electric company cuts power to West Bank over Palestinian debt

Israel's state-owned electric company on Wednesday said it was continuing power cuts to several cities in the occupied West Bank to press for payment of what it said was $519 million owed by a..
Reuters - Published

UN envoy: 'We are always no more than two, three days away from war in Gaza'

Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, spoke to FRANCE 24 in Jerusalem about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the stalled peace process. Mladenov also..
France 24 - Published

Tourism in Israel? U.S. charity's offer with Gaza hospital project irks Palestinians

A U.S. charity building a tent hospital in the Gaza Strip is causing Palestinian unease by offering foreign medical volunteers the opportunity of weekend tourism in Israel, just across the volatile..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in the West Bank: health ministry

Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a Palestinian who threw a fire-bomb at a car on Saturday, the Israeli military said, and the Palestinian Health Ministry said the man was..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill Palestinian near Gaza security fence: Palestinians

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian officials said.
Reuters - Published

India calls for Israel-Palestine talks at earliest

IndiaTimes - Published

After a century of complicity in war crimes against Palestine, will this election make any difference?

after a century of complicity in war crimes against palestine, will this election make any difference?
Last week, Israeli bombing of Gaza killed 34 Palestinians. Eight Palestinians in a single household – five under 13 – died. When we see photos of newly orphaned 35-day-old baby Farah, found in her..
WorldNews - Published

Trump is systematically ending the viability of a future Palestinian state

trump is systematically ending the viability of a future palestinian state
Mike Pompeo’s announcement on Monday – that the US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories a violation of international law – is, in many ways, a..
WorldNews - Published

Russia calls U.S. backing for Israeli settlements blow to peace process

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to effectively back Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo's remarks on Israeli settlements draw the ire of Palestinians

pompeo's remarks on israeli settlements draw the ire of palestinians
Ramallah/Gaza -- The remarks of the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israeli settlements in the West Bank "don't contradict with the international laws" have on Monday outraged the..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous..
Reuters - Published

Israel launches fresh strikes against Gaza after rocket fire

Israel targeted Hamas in strikes on Gaza early Saturday after rockets were fired towards it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began. 
France 24 - Published

Israel says it is probing 'harm to civilians' from deadly Gaza air strike

Israel's military said on Friday it was investigating "harm caused to civilians" from an air strike it carried out in Gaza that Palestinian medics said killed eight members of one family including five..
Reuters - Published

Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants do

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the..
Reuters - Published

We just want our right to self-determination – Palestine’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister

we just want our right to self-determination – palestine’s deputy foreign affairs minister
While tensions are at a high between Israel and the Palestinian people, The Palestinian Authority’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Amal Jadou told The Malta Independent during an interview that..
WorldNews - Published

Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in..
Reuters - Published

Gaza death toll reaches 23 in second day of escalation

Israeli air strikes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 23 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to..
Reuters - Published

Palestinians in Gaza fear tension with Israel slides into war

palestinians in gaza fear tension with israel slides into war
GAZA, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- The fear of war raised among the nearly 2 million Gaza Strip population as the newest wave of tension with Israel has been going on, leaving at least 23 killed and dozens..
WorldNews - Published

Deaths mount in Gaza as Israel hits Iran-linked groups "without mercy"

Officials in the Palestinian enclave say at least 21 people have been killed in the violence since a targeted Israeli strike killed an Islamic Jihad commander and his wife
CBS News - Published

Israel kills nine Gazans, say Palestinians, as Islamic Jihad launches rockets

Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes..
Reuters - Published

Gaza death toll rises as Israeli-Palestinian violence spirals

Israeli air and missile strikes killed six Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday as the violence spiraled, with Palestinians firing hundreds of rockets into Israel following Tuesday’s assassination of a..
France 24 - Published

Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel

Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel on Wednesday, the second day of a spike in cross-border violence, sending people rushing to shelters as sirens sounded, although there were no reports of..
Reuters - Published

Sirens sound in central Israel, warning of rockets from Gaza

Sirens sounded in central Israeli towns on Tuesday, the military said, warning of possible rocket launches from the Gaza Strip after Israel killed a top Palestinian militant there.
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the..
Reuters - Published

Israeli gunfire kills a West Bank Palestinian: medics

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians step up protests aimed at ending a blockade of Gaza

CBS News correspondent Holly Williams is in Gaza where Palestinians are ratcheting up protests aimed at ending the blockade of the Palestinian territory bordered by Israel.
CBS News - Published

Israel: Supreme Court Greenlights Deporting Human Rights Watch Official

israel: supreme court greenlights deporting human rights watch official
(Jerusalem) – The Israeli Supreme Court on November 5, 2019 upheld the Israeli government’s authority to deport Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. The decision..
WorldNews - Published

Israeli carries out deadly retaliatory strikes on Gaza

Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Gaza Saturday, killing one Palestinian and seriously wounding two, following two nights of rocket attacks that were the first since September, the health..
France 24 - Published

Palestinian killed, 2 wounded in Israel-Gaza counter strikes

Palestinian militants fired a barrage of rockets at Israel and the Israeli military responded with a wave of pre-dawn air strikes in Gaza killing one man on Saturday, Palestinian and Israeli officials..
Reuters - Published

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire

israel strikes gaza in response to rocket fire
Israeli aircraft hit a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in response to rocket fire that damaged a house in southern Israel. Dozens of strikes hit the Palestinian enclave in the early..
WorldNews - Published

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran toward them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel's defense ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died..
Reuters - Published

Gaza's growing pet population stretches scant vet resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching..
Reuters - Published

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