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Israel detains thousands of army deserters every year

Israel detains thousands of army deserters every yearThe Israel Defence Forces detain nearly 22,000 deserters and "undisciplined soldiers" every year, Haaretz newspaper revealed on Sunday. The paper said that nearly 13,000 of the soldiers are detained in army prisons while the rest are held inside military bases.

Israeli forces fire at farmers south Lebanon

Israeli forces fire at farmers south LebanonIsraeli army forces fired at a number of farmers near the borders with Lebanon but no casualties were reported, the Lebanese army said Saturday evening.

Israel prevents UN delegation from reaching Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Israel prevents UN delegation from reaching Church of the Holy SepulchreUN envoy for Middle East Peace Robert Serry said Saturday that Israeli police refused to grant him and other diplomats permission to reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to attend Holy Saturday rituals.

Meshaal: Hamas will do 'the impossible' to free prisoners

Meshaal: Hamas will do Head of the political bureau of Hamas Khaled Meshaal said in a statement released by the Palestinian movement Saturday that his movement will do everything it could to free the prisoners.

Easter in the destroyed Palestinian village of Maalul

Easter in the destroyed Palestinian village of MaalulAs thousands of Palestinian Christians descend on Jerusalem for Holy Week festivities, the villagers of Maalul are busy preparing their own Easter celebration for the one day a year Israeli authorities allow them to hold services in their village church

Fatah official: Rivalry with Hamas will become history

Fatah official: Rivalry with Hamas will become historySenior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said Monday he is optimistic that political tensions between Fatah and Hamas will come to an end following upcoming reconciliation talks in Gaza

7 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel

7 Gaza rockets hit southern IsraelSeven rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel early Monday, Israel's military said.

Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign

Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaignWith fears that women's rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women's issues to the fore of campaigning for this month's elections.

Israeli forces detain Palestinian at Allenby Bridge crossing

Israeli forces detain Palestinian at Allenby Bridge crossingIsraeli forces detained a young Palestinian man from Askar refugee camp near Nablus while he was trying to leave the West Bank to Jordan, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an.

Egyptian police officer, soldier shot dead on main desert highway

Egyptian police officer, soldier shot dead on main desert highwayAn Egyptian police officer and a soldier were shot dead Sunday morning by unidentified gunmen on the main road between Cairo and Suez, Egyptian security sources said.