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Dozens of Palestinian students suffered from tear-gas inhalation after Israeli forces raided the premises of an elementary school in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

According to local sources, Israeli forces repeatedly fired tear-gas bombs towards Palestinian students on their way to the school.

Dozens of students suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

In addition, teachers from the school...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel is "not a state of all its citizens", in a reference to the country's Palestinian Arab population, adding that all citizens, including Arabs, had equal rights.

However, in his comments on Instagram, Netanyahu referred to a deeply controversial law passed last year declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.

"Israel is not a state of all its citizens," he wrote in response to criticism from an Israeli actor, Rotem...

Israeli settlers seized a Palestinian home belonging to the al-Halabi family, on March 5, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli settlers raided the al-Halabi family home, where an elderly Palestinian couple lives and who were out shopping for groceries, at the time; the couple was thrown out by settlers upon arrival.

Palestinian youngsters attempted to defend the home from seizure, however, Israeli police assaulted them and fired tear-...

Israeli authorities banned 133 Palestinians from entering Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque in February, according to a report by a Palestinian non-governmental organization.

In its latest report, the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Sheikh Abdul-Azim Salhab, who heads the Jerusalem Endowment Council, and Sheikh Najeh Bkerat, deputy director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, were among those prevented from entering the mosque compound.

On Sunday, Salhab was...

United Nations-backed investigators said Israeli soldiers intentionally fired on civilians and could have committed crimes against humanity during a string of crackdowns against Palestinian demonstrators last year in Gaza that left 189 people dead.

Israel rejected their report as "hostile, false and biased."

The independent Commission of Inquiry mandated by the Human Rights Council said more than 6,000 people were shot by military snipers using live ammunition to repel...

Israeli police arrested Adnan Ghaith, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, in a dawn raid, according to a local NGO and local media.

"The governor was arrested in a raid on his home in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan," the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement.

Ghaith was among 21 Palestinians rounded up in overnight raids carried out by Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem, Maan news agency reported.

Many of those rounded up were members of the...

Jewish settlers on Feb. 14 attacked Palestinian property in the town of Iskaka near the West Bank city of Salfit, according to eyewitnesses.

Settlers scrawled racist slogans in Hebrew on the walls of local homes and vandalized Palestinian vehicles, witnesses said.

Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank are frequently targeted by extremist Jewish settlers.

Around 650,000 Israelis currently live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank and...

Israeli settlers vandalized and spray painted racist, anti-Arab slogans, on a local mosque, on Monday, in the Deir Dibwan village, east of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

Mansour Mansour, the mayor of the Deir Dibwan, said that Israeli settlers stormed the village and spray painted racist, anti-Arab slogans, including threats, on one of the local mosques and on several vehicles.

Palestinian Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs, Sheikh Youssef Ideis,...

Health ministry officials in the Gaza Strip have warned that the serious fuel shortage for hospitals and health centres threatens the lives of hundreds of patients in the besieged enclave. Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said that the amount of fuel in stock will only be enough to keep the power on in the hospitals for between two and five days. It would have run out in November, he added, if the ministry hadn’t taken emergency steps to save fuel.

A grant from the UN to provide the...

An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald - a primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain - has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christians.

Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture titled "McJesus" demonstrated at the museum, where the artwork has been put on display, in the northern city of Haifa last week.

The Israeli police said the rioters hurled a firebomb at the museum and threw stones that wounded three...

Acceding to a request from the Israel Police and Shin Bet security service, the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court agreed to release to house arrest four of the five Israeli suspects in the October murder of a Palestinian woman.

The Shin Bet as well as the lawyers representing the teens confirmed the ruling, which was made behind closed doors.

The Shin Bet has flatly denied claims of misconduct, saying its investigation is being closely monitored by the State Prosecutor’s Office...

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian woman in the West Bank city of Nablus on Monday, according to Israeli media. 

Border guards shot the woman in the leg after she ignored their calls to stop at the Zatara checkpoint south of Nablus, media reports said. 

The Palestinian woman was arrested by Israeli soldiers. 

The Israeli military has yet to issue a statement on the shooting. 

The Palestinian Health Ministry, for its part, said the girl was slightly...

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) released a summary of data collected during 2018. Further breakdowns and statistics from previous years are available through the links below.

A total of 295 Palestinians were killed and over 29,000 were injured in 2018 by Israeli forces. This is the highest death toll in a single year since the Gaza conflict of 2014 and the highest number of injuries recorded...

Israel approved the construction of 1,451 new homes in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, and pushed forward plans to construct another 873 housing units for settlers, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

The decision was made by Israel's Supreme Planning Council in the Civil Administration, a body that governs Israeli-administered areas of the West Bank, plans and organises its settlements, and coordinates with the Palestinian Authority in security matters.

Final...

Yair Netanyahu has said there will not be peace in the land of Israel until either all the Jews or all the Muslims leave — and he would prefer the latter.

PM’s son declares there will be no peace until one of the land’s two major religions departs, and he rather it wasn’t the Jews

Facebook has briefly blocked the page of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son, Yair, after he shared previously banned content calling for "all Muslims [to] leave" Israel.

In a...