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Israeli security forces stand guard at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, as a Palestinian man crosses to attend the second Friday prayers  of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque, on April 23rd. Photograph:   Abbas Momani/Afp  via Getty

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is under pressure to postpone the first Palestinian elections in 15 years as his party, Fatah, has split and his f(...)

Palestinians at   an Israeli checkpoint  near Hebron in the occupied West Bank. Israel will vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank who have permits to work in Jewish settlements in the occupied territory and inside Israel. Photograph:   Getty Images

Following intense international pressure Israel has agreed to vaccinate a limited number of West Bank Palestinians. More than 120,000 Palestinian la(...)

 People wait in line to be aministered the Covid-19 vaccine in Jerusalem, Israel. , Israel has so far vaccinated some 2.2 million of its  nine million citizens. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Israel transferred 2,000 coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday, the first shipment of 5,000 that will be delivered in the (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu making a joint statement after meeting in Jerusalem on Thursday. Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pompeo, during the first visit by a United States secretary of state to a West Bank settlement since Warren Christopher, has declared that settl(...)

Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh: Cash-strapped authority needs Israel  to transfer taxes and tariffs.  Photograph: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency

The Palestinian Authority has agreed to resume security and civil co-ordination with Israel six months after severing relations in protest against Isr(...)

Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, the European Union representative for the Palestinian Territories, is heckled as he visits the construction site for Givat Hamatos settlement in East Jerusalem. Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo

The head of the European Union’s mission to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, was chased away from a politically sensitive Jerus(...)

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki: he claimed the Emirates and Bahrain had established “the foundations for an era of capitulation to the enemy”. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Palestine has decided to quit the rotating presidency of the Arab League council in response to the organisation’s refusal to condemn Emirati and Bahr(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds a placard showing the diminishing size of Palestinian territory since the  1947 United Nations partition plan  as he addresses a video conference from Ramallah. Photograph: Alan Badarneh/AFP/Getty

Palestinian leaders taking part in a video conference in Ramallah and Beirut have launched a process of reconciliation to forge a united response to n(...)

An elderly Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

For Jordan the fate of East Jerusalem and the West Bank is an existential issue. Jordan’s Arab Legion fought bitter battles with Israel’s forces to pr(...)

Protesters in the Arab town of Arara in the Wadi Ara region of northern Israel demonstrate against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Photograph: Getty

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has missed his self-imposed target date for annexation of occupied Palestinian territories, as France warned(...)

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