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Conflicting expectations in Palestine amid registration of dozens of electoral lists

The Central Elections Commission has completed the first phase of preparations for holding the legislative elections, by formally registering the 36 competing electoral lists that will compete for the 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). The last few days have been loaded with surprises, as the competing electoral lists came as the following: Eight lists affiliated with the …

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Israeli occupation forces detain 20 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least 20 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and local sources. They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up seven Palestinians after storming their houses in Ras Karkar village, northwest of Ramallah city. Israeli soldiers also detained another after ransacking his house in Deir Jarir …

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Israeli occupation authorities demolish structures in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation authorities today demolished several Palestinian structures in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, according to local sources. Jameel Abul-Hummus, the owner of one of the demolished structures, said that Israeli police and municipal crews escorted bulldozers into the neighborhood, where the heavy machineries tore down his own car repair stores purportedly for being built without licenses. He …

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Palestinian woman killed in hit-and-run by Israeli settler

A Palestinian elderly woman today died after being struck by an Israeli settler near As-Samu‘ town, south of Hebron city, according to local. They confirmed that 73-year-old Shafiqa Abu Aqeel was hit by a settler who was driving his car at the western entrance of the town. Abu Aqeel was rushed to Soroka Hospital in southern Israel, where medics pronounced …

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Israeli occupation forces arrest 3 Palestinian from Jerusalem, female student in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested on Monday a university student from al-Khalil and three Jerusalemites at the entrance to Baqa al-Gharbiyya village in the 1948 occupied lands. Local sources reported that IOF arrested Abdul Latif Ghaith, Nasir Abu Khudair, and Rasim Obeidat at the entrance to Baqa al-Gharbiya. The three Jerusalemites were on their way to congratulate the released prisoner, …

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Poverty, COVID-19 add to plight of Palestinian children

Wandering across the streets of Gaza City, 12-year-old Ahmed tries to convince passers-by to buy the masks he sells as a way of making ends meet. His boss expects him back before sunset or else young Ahmed risks being beaten, Anadolu reports. Ahmed is just one of the hundreds of Palestinian children engaged in different forms of labor in the …

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Muhammad al-Khudari: Two years of injustice and darkness in Saudi’s jails

The leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” Muhammad Al-Khudari has been in Saudi prisons for two years, in very harsh and difficult conditions. Despite appeals for his release due to the seriousness of his health condition, Riyadh continues to arrest him and prosecute him over cases of which he has proven innocent. On 4 April 2019, Palestinian national Dr. …

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IOF kidnap a Hamas senior official Hasan Wardyan

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Tuesday kidnaped senior Hamas official Hasan Wardyan, a candidate in the upcoming Palestinian elections from his home in Bethlehem. Wardyan is an ex-detainee who spent over 20 years in Israeli jails. He is one of Hamas’s noted figures in Bethlehem province and one of its candidates on its electoral list. For its part, …

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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in al-Lidd

Israeli occupation authorities Sunday demolished an inhabited house in the city of al-Lidd, claiming construction without a permit. According to the “Arab48” website, the house belongs to the al-Naqib family in al-Lidd. The Israeli authorities continue to demolish Arab establishments and homes despite the recent announcement of a freeze on amending Article 116 A in the Planning and Building Law. …

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First trilingual street library to open in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion is set to inaugurate the first street library in the mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood of Abu Tor, also designed to be the first trilingual street library in the capital city, with sections for books written in English, Hebrew and Arabic. As one of the few mixed areas left in Jerusalem, organizers hope the library, which will be …

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