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Crocodile captured in Gaza sewer: Hamas

Police in the Gaza Strip on Monday captured a crocodile that roamed the sewerage system of a town in the north of the enclave, the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers said.

Crocodile captured in Gaza sewer: Hamas
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Palestinians head to polls in first vote since 2006

Palestinians in the West Bank will head to the polls on Saturday for the first time in nearly seven years, casting their ballots in local elections.

Palestinians head to polls in first vote since 2006
EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan
EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan

The European Union's foreign policy chief on Thursday criticised Israel's plan to build hundreds of homes in annexed east Jerusalem and called for it to hold fresh talks with the Palestinians.

EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan
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Activists building ship in Gaza to defy Israel

A ship built in Gaza will sail next year carrying Palestinian exports to international customers, and to challenge Israel's blockade from the inside out.

Activists building ship in Gaza to defy Israel
Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches
Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches

The leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority both address the UN on Thursday, one seeking recognition for his state, the other warning of a dire threat to his.

Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches
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Israel okays development of Gaza offshore gas field

Israel has held new talks with the Palestinians over the development of a gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli foreign ministry said in a new report released on Sunday.

Israel okays development of Gaza offshore gas field
Palestinian finance minister Nabil Kassis. Photo courtesy of arabian business.com
Palestinian state efforts at risk in cash crisis: minister

Efforts to create a Palestinian state could collapse unless emergency funds are found to bail out its nascent government, the Palestinian finance minister Sunday.

Palestinian state efforts at risk in cash crisis: minister
French probe seeks West Bank trip to exhume Arafat: widow
French probe seeks West Bank trip to exhume Arafat: widow

French judges investigating suspicions that Yasser Arafat was poisoned are seeking to travel to the West Bank and have the Palestinian leader's body exhumed.

French probe seeks West Bank trip to exhume Arafat: widow
Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit
Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit

Israel and Jordan on Sunday barred pro-Palestinian US and European activists from trying to cross into the West Bank to deliver aid to students, a number of sources said.

Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit
Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for poisoning: hospital
Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for poisoning: hospital

A Swiss radiology lab said on Friday it has received the go-ahead from the widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to test his remains for poisoning by polonium, a highly radioactive element.

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for poisoning: hospital
UN leader condemns lack of regulation for arms trade
UN leader condemns lack of regulation for arms trade

UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday it was a "disgrace" that there is no global arms trade regulation as he opened treaty talks held up by Palestinian demands for a place in the negotiations.

UN leader condemns lack of regulation for arms trade
Stanley Fischer. Photo courtesy of israelblogu.com
Israel sought $1 billion IMF loan for Palestinians

Israel sought a $1 billion IMF bridging loan for the Palestinian Authority earlier this year, but was turned down, an Israeli newspaper said Monday in a report.

Israel sought $1 billion IMF loan for Palestinians
Palestinians hail 'historic' Bethlehem UNESCO move
Palestinians hail 'historic' Bethlehem UNESCO move

The Palestinians hailed Friday's granting by UNESCO of world heritage status to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem as an "historic day for justice."

Palestinians hail 'historic' Bethlehem UNESCO move
The WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran
Palestinians get 'digital' food

WFP has been providing the most vulnerable people with e-cards. They can get 9 food items in selected shops.

Palestinians get 'digital' food
Nursultan Nazarbayev making a speech at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. ©Maksim Popov
Kazakhstan supported acknowledgment of Palestine

A complicated Palestinian problem is being actively discussed these days. Kazakhstan supports creation of the Palestinian state: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan supported acknowledgment of Palestine