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Ethiopians in Israel decry institutional racism

Ethiopians in Israel decry institutional racismFed up with being treated as second-class citizens for decades, Israel's Ethiopian Jews are warning they will no longer stand idly by in the face of institutionalized racism.

Israeli court approves demolition of Palestinian village

Israeli court approves demolition of Palestinian villageThe high Israeli court on Monday approved a request of the Israeli civil administration to demolish the tents and homes of Khirbet Susiya village near Hebron, leaving 450 people homeless.

Hamas security HQ in Gaza bombed after threat

Hamas security HQ in Gaza bombed after threatA bomb blast targeted Hamas's security headquarters in Gaza City on Monday, witnesses said, after Islamists issued a threatening message calling for the release of prisoners.

Pro-'Jewish state' party steps out of Netanyahu coaltion

Pro-Israel's outspoken Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday his Yisrael Beitenu party would not be joining the coalition government being formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, media reports said.

Private hospitals on verge of collapse as PA fails to cover costs

Private hospitals on verge of collapse as PA fails to cover costsA number of private hospitals in the West Bank are on the verge of collapse following the failure of the Palestinian Authority to transfer more than $20 million that was promised two weeks ago.

Egypt jails 14 policemen, doctor for torture deaths

Egypt jails 14 policemen, doctor for torture deathsEgypt's top court on Sunday sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official said.

Hamdallah meets security leaders in Ramallah

Hamdallah meets security leaders in RamallahPrime Minister Rami Hamdallah met on Monday with several security forces leaders to discuss the latest security situation in all districts in his office in Ramallah.

1,500 new Israeli settler units in East Jerusalem settlement, military drills focus of dailies

1,500 new Israeli settler units in East Jerusalem settlement, military drills focus of dailiesThe Israeli governments plan to advance the construction of 1,500 new settler units in the East Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Shlomo coupled with Israeli forces wide-scale military drills in Nablus village of Khirbet al-Tawil hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies.

PLC hails Moroccos barring of Peres stopover

PLC hails Moroccos barring of Peres stopoverThe Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) on Sunday hailed Morocco for backtracking an earlier invitation extended to the former Israeli president Shimon Peres to pop in the Kingdom to attend the Clinton Global Initiative's First Middle East and Africa Conference.

60 political detainees held in PA jails

60 political detainees held in PA jailsThe PA Security Services continue to detain 60 Palestinian citizens over their political affiliation. Most of the political detainees are members and supporters of Hamas movement, the Committee of Political Detainees Families said in a report issued on Sunday.