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A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Gaza City, on Monday. Scores were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians were counting their dead tonight after Israeli forces opened fire on protesters on the Gaza border, killing at least 58 and leaving (...)

Palestinians run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City, on Monday. Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Amid the wail of sirens and the urgent to and fro of ambulances from the front line, Gaza’s hospitals struggled on Monday to cope with the influx of d(...)

Demonstrators mourn the deaths of Palestinian demonstrators as they rally before marching to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of chanting, singing Jewish demonstrators blocked a major Washington thoroughfare on Monday to denounce President Donald Trump’s order moving t(...)

Emergency services and Palestinians carry a wounded protester near the Gaza fence on Monday. At least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the area on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

The contrast was grotesque. As Israeli and American dignitaries stood smiling on a platform in Jerusalem, hailing the transfer of the US embassy to th(...)

A man takes the microphone of SuRie as a security staff approaches in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Photograph: AP/Armando Franca

The UK’s Eurovision entrant SuRie has said she has some bruises on her hands after a man interrupted her and snatched the microphone while on stage pe(...)

A worker hangs a road sign directing to the US embassy in Jerusalem earlier this month. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Ireland should join the US and move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli government has said. American officials are in Jerusalem for Monday’s (...)

 A Palestinian man assists a wounded protester during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed at least 58 Palestinians and left another 2,700 injured during mass protests along the Gaza border, health (...)

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner (left) attend a reception for the US delegation ahead of the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Even by Middle East standards this promises to be an extremely tense week. On Monday, the inauguration ceremony takes place marking the controversia(...)

Ruqayeh al-Araj was five years old in 1948, when the war came to Walaja. She hopes one day she will be able to return to her old village

Ruqayeh al-Araj sits in the shade of the mulberry and pomegranate trees, overlooking the lush valley she has known since she was a child, and points i(...)

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