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A health worker checks the temperature of a child at a UN school at al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza city on Wednesday, in preparation for the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Mahmoud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

Gaza’s population could be decimated if coronavirus takes hold among the two million Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip. They are used (...)

Palestinian schoolchildren in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus. Funding cuts have left UNRWA on the brink of postponing the start of the school year on several occasions. Photograph: Niall Sargent

St Photini’s Church, flanked by lush olive trees and ranks of overflowing potted plants, sits as a subtle centre of solitude along the traffic-clogged(...)

A Palestinian man rides a vehicle in front of an Unrwa building in  Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip,  on Tuesday. (Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees have been accused of serious ethical abuses, including nepotism, according to an internal re(...)

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner gives a speech at the opening of the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The first instalment of the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been greeted with derision, and deser(...)

The government of Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah  has submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: EPA/Abed  Al Hashlamoun

President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of the Palestinian cabinet and begun consultations to form a new government consisting of Palesti(...)

A Palestinian woman and her child  in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on December 30th.  Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

UNRWA, the agency serving Palestinian refugees, faces two existential challenges in 2019: raising funds to maintain services to five million refugees,(...)

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The opening of the UN general assembly in New York provided a platform for Arab critics of Trump administration policies toward the regional peace pro(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and his Palestinian counterpart Riad al-Malki deliver a joint address on the stalled Middle East pease process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland may recognise a Palestinian state if peace talks with Israel aimed at producing a two-state solution in the region continue to stagnate. Mini(...)

 Palestinian children arrive to their UNRWA school during the first school day at al-Jalazoun refugee camp near the west bank city of Ramallah, on  August 29th. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a UN agency, warning that it would lead to more po(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Donald Trump’s actions may show he has transformed personal animus toward the Palestinians into US policy. Photograph: Atef Safadi

A Palestinian government spokesman has accused the US president of refusing to fulfil financial obligations to the Palestinians amounting to $500 mill(...)

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