Articles tagged with: palestine

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Dozens injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police storm compound

Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Israeli police attacked dozens of Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, after clashes broke out when police blocked access to the site to escort a group of ultranationalist right-wing Israelis to the compound. Police used rubber-coated bullets and rods to attack worshippers, also spraying them with teargas and pepper spray, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. Around 30 Palestinians were injured following the clashes, in add...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Sunday, 12 Jul, 2015

A Symphony of Parallel Tragedies

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The subtitle of this new novel by Palestinian writer Rabee Al-Madhoun describes it as “a concerto in four movements.” However, the reader would soon conclude that what Madhoun is offering is more of a symphony woven around the themes of individual and collective destinies, love and hate, and the utter randomness of events that affect our lives while we have little or no control over them. Composed like a prose version of the Russian Matryushka dolls, with...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2015

Israel, Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza: UN report

Geneva, Reuters—UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Hamas, as well as other Palestinian militant groups, committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law ...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 18 Jun, 2015

Palestine: Abbas orders PM to form new government, says adviser

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—A new Palestinian cabinet consisting of members with links to factions from across the political spectrum will replace the technocratic, national u...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2015

Hamas close to agreeing five-year ceasefire with Israel: sources

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hamas and Israel are close to agreeing on a five-year truce plan, after two weeks of continued discussions between both sides, informed sources have...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2015

UN urges evacuation of Palestinian refugees in Syria camp

United Nations, AP—The UN Security Council called Monday for life-saving assistance and safe evacuation for up to 18,000 Palestinians facing escalating fighting in a refugee ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2015

Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology

Jerusalem, AP—Arab political leaders in Israel on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology for comments he made in last week's national elections that offen...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 18 Mar, 2015

Netanyahu’s Likud surges to stunning Israeli election win

Tel Aviv, AP—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2015

As Israelis vote, Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state

Jerusalem, AP—Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday after a heated three-month campaign that focused on economic issues but ended with a dramatic last-minute...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 11 Mar, 2015

ISIS video shows killing of teen accused as Israeli spy

Beirut, Reuters—A video posted online by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Tuesday showed a boy fatally shooting Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab accused ...

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