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150 Palestinians killed after truce collapse

More than 150 Palestinians were killed and hundreds were wounded on Friday as Israel resumed shelling after declaring a planned 72-hour Gaza ceasefire over, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect. The

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Gaza school carnage despite 17 alerts: UN

United Nations officials had told the Israeli military 17 times that a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp was a shelter for Palestinian civilians fleeing fighting in the teeming coastal strip, but it was not enough to save them from deadl

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12-hour Gaza humanitarian ceasefire takes hold

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold. Women in Beit Hanoun wailed as medics

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Israel imposes sanctions against Palestinians

Israel has imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate US efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an April 29 deadline.

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$150m Qatar aid to Palestinians

Qatar has granted $150 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to help revive its economy as peace talks with Israel have run aground, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said. The PA, which relies on foreign aid to plug a

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Netanyahu 'ready to consider 2002 Arab plan'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled readiness on Wednesday to consider a 2002 Arab peace plan whose terms were recently softened to include possible land swaps between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Qatar proposes $1bn fund for Jerusalem

  Qatar called on Tuesday for the immediate establishment of a $1 billion fund to help Palestinians in Arab East Jerusalem, and offered to contribute $250 million to it.   Qatar's Emir Sheikh Ha

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Obama heads to Israel amid low expectations

  US President Barack Obama arrives in Israel on Wednesday without any new peace initiative to offer disillusioned Palestinians and facing deep Israeli doubts over his pledge to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.  

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Palestinian rivals agree to form unity govt

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in Qatar on Monday to form a unity government of independent technocrats for the West Bank and Gaza, headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  The move, following the fai

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Unesco gives Palestinians full membership

The United Nations' cultural agency decided on Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the UN. Unesco is the first UN agency the Palestinians have join

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