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Palestinian Ministry of Health: Severe shortage of some medical supplies in Gaza’s hospitals

The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza has warned that all the government hospitals in the besieged coastal territory will fail soon to provide emergency and scheduled surgical operations due to the acute shortage of nitrous oxide, which is used as an anesthetic. Mahmoud Hammad, director of the ministry’s administrative affairs, said on Wednesday that the available amounts of nitrous oxide …

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Israeli occupation froces demolish 3 houses in Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities Thursday morning demolished three houses in Sa‘ir town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources. Mousa Jaradat said that Israeli forces into Wadi Ash-Shair area in the town, and tore down three houses belonging to ‘Ahed Jaradat as well as to Jamal Jaradat and his brother, purportedly for being constructed in Area C. Each of the demolished houses comprised three storeys, each …

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Two children among 12 Palestinians detained from West Bank

 Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least 12 Palestinians, including two minors, from various parts of the West Bank, according to security sources. They said that Israeli police rounded up two minors, aged 13 and 15, after storming the houses of their families in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. In the southern West Bank, Israeli soldiers barged their way into Sa‘ir town, …

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Israeli Occupation forces demolish residential building in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces demolished today three residential rooms in an area to the north of al-Hamra military checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley, said local sources. Israeli forces stormed the area and proceeded to demolish three cement-made residential rooms belonging to a local resident in the area. “For decades, the Israeli authorities have been implementing a policy aimed at driving …

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Israeli Occupation forces demolish Palestinian facilities in West Bank

Israeli forces demolished today five Palestinian-owned sheds in the village of Wadi Rahhal to the south of the southern occupied West Bank. Hasan Brijieh, the representative of the Bethlehem anti-settlements and wall committee, said that Israeli forces stormed an area in Wadi Rahhal village and demolished five agricultural sheds belonging to local residents. He noted that Israeli forces notified more …

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Israeli army covered up killing of Palestinian family during May’s Gaza onslaught

Further evidence of the alleged war crimes committed by Israel during its 11-day assault on Gaza in May, which were uncovered by Human Rights Watch last month, was reported by Haaretz today detailing the killing of a Palestinian baby, a teenager and four other civilians. The Israeli daily gathered eye-witness testimonies of Palestinian families shelled near the Gaza fence. Details …

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71% of Palestinian students passed the Tawjihi high school exam

Nearly 83,000 students sat this year’s Tawjihi exams in Palestine, the Ministry of Education said today. With 71 per cent achieving pass marks. Some 82,924 students sat the exams at the end of June and 59,128 found out today that they had passed. This year’s exam season came after a difficult year for students, not only because of ongoing closures …

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The politics of cheering and booing: On Palestine, solidarity and the Tokyo Olympics

When the Palestinian Olympic delegation of five athletes – adorned in traditional Palestinian attire and carrying the Palestinian flag – crossed into Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium during the inauguration ceremony on 23 July, I was overcome with pride and nostalgia. I grew up watching the Olympics. All of us did. Throughout the month-long international sports event, the Olympics were the main …

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80% of Gaza population suffer power shortage, ICRC says

Eighty per cent of the population of the besieged Gaza Strip suffer from severe power shortages, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced yesterday. “80 per cent of Gaza’s population live much of their lives in the dark, with only 10-12 hours of electricity per day,” the ICRC said in a recent study, warning that the issue had …

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Israeli Army Abducts Four Palestinian Near Gaza Perimeter Fence

The Israeli army claimed, on Monday morning, that the soldiers abducted four Palestinians overnight after they allegedly tried to breach the perimeter fence in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. In a statement, the army said its soldiers arrested a young Palestinian man who was “trying to breach the fence,” and added that he carried a knife and …

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