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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Palestinians residing in the Jordan Valley would not be granted Israeli citizenship after the region is annexed by Israel, but will remain citizens of a future Palestinian entity.

In an interview with the Israel Hayom daily, Netanyahu said “They will remain as a Palestinian enclave. There’s no need to annex Jericho. There are one or two clusters. You don’t need to impose sovereignty over them, they will remain Palestinian subjects...

Israel has demolished houses in the West Bank and arrested Palestinians despite a lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that the occupation forces arrested nine youths in the West Bank and Jerusalem as bulldozers demolished properties in Deir Ballut, west of Salfit, near Nablus, in the village of Ibziq, north of Tubas, and ad-Duyuk at-Tahta, west of Jericho.

Head of the village council in Ibziq Abdel Majeed Khudairat said that the...

Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank.

Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid al-Fitr, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The mosque had been closed for the entire 30 days of Ramadan, and only the...

The CAA "is contrary to India’s obligations under international human rights law, in particular on non-discrimination", UN special advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng said.

In a strong statement, a senior United Nations official has expressed concern that the adoption of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 has led to rising number of hate speech and discrimination against minority communities.

In a press note issued through the UN, the special advisor on the...

The soldier, dressed in uniform and carrying his weapon, took the car while falsely claiming that he had stopped them at an IDF checkpoint.

A squad commander from the Givati brigade was indicted on Monday for stealing Palestinian cars by stopping vehicles at a fake checkpoint, according to Channel 13.

In March, the soldier stole a vehicle from three Palestinians from the West Bank at a junction next to the Dolev settlement in the Binyamin region, according to Ynet. The soldier...

Afghan, Syrian, Central African, Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, and Cameroonian nationals onboard boat stranded in Aegean Sea

Acting on a tip-off, the rescue team reached out to asylum seekers, who were onboard a rubber boat that was forced into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard.

The asylum seekers – including Afghan, Syrian, Central African, Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, and Cameroonian nationals – were rescued off the coast of Doganbey in the Aegean province of...

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian woman, and her brothers, in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting them.

The incident took place while the two were in a gas station at the entrance of the town, after they headed there to buy something from the convenience store.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers first stopped the young man, Ali Mheisin, and started assaulting him, before his sister, Aya, tried to intervene.

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A young boy was martyred and four more injured in clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian youths in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

“Zaid Fadl Qaisia, 15, was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier during clashes in Al-Fawar refugee camp in Hebron province, resulting in his martyrdom,” the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a press release. 

Four more youths were shot with live bullets – one in the abdomen, another in the chest, and the rest on the lower limbs, the...

Dozens of Palestinians logged into their Facebook accounts on 4 May, only to find out their pages were no longer active. 

In the space of one day, more than 50 Palestinian journalists and activists had their profile pages deleted by Facebook, alongside a notification saying their pages had been deactivated for "not following our Community Standards."

"We have already reviewed this decision and it can't be reversed," the message continued, prompting users to read more about...

Greek coast guards, frequently criticized by rights groups for their treatment of migrants, have pushed 48 asylum-seekers back to Turkey, which constitutes a violation of international human rights.

According to Interior Ministry officials speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Turkish coast guards rescued the desperate migrants and asylum-seekers who were left to fend for themselves by the Greek guards.

Greece had announced to the Turkish coast guard that a migrant boat was off the...

Six people were wounded with plastic bullets when Israeli forces intervened against the Palestinians who wanted to protest the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Separation Wall.

A group of Palestinians held demonstrations to protest illegal Jewish settlements and the Wall of Separation in the resort of Kefr Kaddum, near the city of Calculus, north of the West Bank.

Israeli forces used plastic bullets and tear gas against the protestors.

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The Israeli demolition order against 22 structures in a West Bank village, a court ruling seizing millions of Palestinian revenues, and developments with coronavirus outbreak at home and in the world were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The main front-page story in al-Quds daily said Israel handed demolition and stop construction orders against 22 structures in the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan near Salfit in the north of the...

Ministers were warned last year the UK must have a robust plan to deal with a pandemic virus and its potentially catastrophic social and economic consequences in a confidential Cabinet Office briefing leaked to the Guardian.

The detailed document warned that even a mild pandemic could cost tens of thousands of lives, and set out the must-have “capability requirements” to mitigate the risks to the country, as well as the potential damage of not doing so.

It comes as the UK’s...

The number of nursing home residents who have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the United States has surpassed 10,000, a new survey of state data compiled by ABC News has found.

This surge in deaths, accounting for about 20% of all coronavirus fatalities in the nation, comes as nursing homes across the country continue to struggle for effective strategies to fight the virus, which can quickly overwhelm the communal settings once it enters.

There have been at least 10,631...

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Europe’s care homes has been described as an “unimaginable human tragedy”, as new estimates suggest they make up nearly half of all deaths from the disease.

The World Health Organisation’s regional director for Europe told a press conference on Thursday there was a “deeply concerning picture” emerging regarding those in long-term care.

Dr Hans Kluge said: “According to estimates from countries in the European region, up to half of...