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Israel: Concern over new rules for granting entry permits to foreigners in the West Bank

In recent months, the Ramallah office of Palestinian lawyer Rashem Kamal has been visited by many foreigners, worried about new rules introduced by Israel, which take effect on Monday, aimed at restricting entry and stay in...

West Bank: Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces

Two Palestinians were killed today in clashes with Israeli forces in two different parts of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said. One Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces in clashes in al-Bireh, a city neighboring Ramallah,...

Ankara welcomes the Palestinian president after the normalization of relations with Israel

THE restoration of diplomatic relations with Israel does not mean that Turkey is changing its policy regarding the Middle East, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu assured, as Ankara prepares to welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The...

Israel: Defense Ministry Increases Number of Entry Permits for Palestinian Workers from Gaza

Israel has announced that it is increasing by 1,500 the number of entry permits granted to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an enclave that has been under Israeli blockade for 15 years. The move follows three days...

Middle East: ‘Concern’ of 9 European countries after Israel’s decision to close offices of seven Palestinian NGOs

Nine European countries expressed their "deep concern" on Friday over the closure by the Israeli army of the offices of seven Palestinian non-governmental organizations based in the West Bank, which Israel accuses of "terrorism". "We are deeply...

Germany: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas had immunity during his visit to Berlin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas enjoyed diplomatic immunity during his recent visit to Berlin, according to the German Foreign Ministry, ahead of a police investigation into the Palestinian leader "for inciting hatred" after his statements about...