Palestinian territories

Palestinian shopkeepers in Hebron are drowning in the rubbish of Israeli settlers

In Hebron, shopkeepers in the old town are obliged to cover their stalls with metal grills to protect them from rubbish thrown from the windows of Israeli settlers. Read more...

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Israeli officer poses for Facebook in front of Palestinian prisoners

These photos were taken by a young female Israeli soldier. They were posted on Facebook in an album titled "IDF...The best time of my life". Read more and see the rest of the album...

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Why Israeli soldiers can't dance in public

A hugely popular YouTube video has landed a group of Israeli soldiers in serious trouble. Read our Observer's take on the controversy.

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“Anger everywhere” in Gaza after Israel storms aid ships

The Israeli army's interception of a flotilla of boats heading to Gaza with 10,000 tonnes of aid has dismayed locals in the strip. One of them, a student from Gaza City, says that people are already heading out to protest against the attack. Read her account...

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Jerusalem clashes, seen by our Observers

Palestinian protestors and Israeli police forces met with stones and rubber bullets in East Jerusalem this morning. Our Observers there, Israeli and Palestinian, give us their views on the clashes. Read more...

Gazan farmers forced further away from Israeli buffer zone

In May 2009 the Israeli Army widened the buffer zone between Israel and the Gaza Strip, telling Gazans to keep 300 metres clear of the border. A local farmer there tells us that the no-go zone goes much further into Gazan territory than the supposed limit. Read more...

Gaza, living in the dark

Gaza survives on a minimal amount of electricity, leaving residents without power for the most part of the day. No television is one thing; no street lighting and hospital equipment is another. Read more...

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Gaza’s embargoed roses: the dark years

For two and a half years, under heavy blockade by Israel, Gazan flower-growers were forced to give away their produce as cattle feed. The crippling embargo – on flowers at least - has now been lifted. Read more...

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Hamas advocating dialogue through children’s cartoon?

Hamas owned al Asqa TV is known by many for promoting anti-Semitic values to children through its use of cuddly animals such as "Assoud the ‘holy war' rabbit". Last month however, the channel aired a cartoon which seemed to be advocating dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian kids. Too good to be true? When the Jews in it look like devils, yes. Read more and watch the clip...

Settlers proudly display evidence of construction in West Bank

A week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told settlers to stop building in the West Bank, a settler posted photos of them doing just that, on his blog. Read more...

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