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Palestinian prisoners Family members of Palestinians who escaped Israeli prison arrested

The arrest of the family members and impositon of various punitive measures on other Palestinian prisoners is “collective punishment”, says Palestinian right groups Addameer

Six Palestinian prisoners escape Israeli prison by digging a tunnel out of their cell

Five of the prisoners were associated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group and one with the Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade. Their escape was hailed by sections across Palestine with many terming it a blow to the occupation

Palestinian Authority suppresses protests demanding justice for Nizar Banat

Palestinian security forces arrested several well-known Palestinian political activists and civil society figures in protests demanding justice for an activist slain while in custody of the PA

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians during violent raid in Jenin refugee camp

Jenin and Beita have witnessed regular demonstrations since May against an illegal Israeli army outpost next to the recently evacuated illegal Israeli settlement of Eviatar

Banat's killing Palestine Palestinians mark 40 days since the killing of activist Nizar Banat

The well-known Palestinian political and social activist died under suspicious circumstances on June 24 after the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces conducted a violent night raid at his home in Hebron in the occupied West Bank

After postponing elections, Palestinian Authority moots national unity government

Amid mounting criticism of its decision to postpone elections scheduled for May 22, the Palestinian Authority is trying to talk to other factions to form a national unity government

Israel arrests Hamas leaders Ahead of Palestinian elections, Israel arrests political leaders in raids across West Bank  

28 Palestinians were arrested, most of them members of Palestinian political factions, including West Bank-based Fatah and the predominantly Gaza-based Hamas

Palestinian prisoner Rushdi Abu Mokh is released after 35 years in Israeli custody

Rushdi Abu Mokh was arrested in 1986 and charged along with three others with the murder of an Israeli soldier and membership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Egypt opens Rafah border Egypt reopens its Rafah border with besieged Gaza

The Palestinian embassy in Cairo welcomed the decision, calling it a “result of intensive bilateral discussions and contacts between the Egyptian and Palestinian leaderships”

Palestinian elections Palestinian factions finalize mechanism for upcoming elections

The elections in the occupied Palestinian territories, if conducted as scheduled, would be the first to be held in 15 years. All groups in the country including Hamas and Fatah have agreed to respect and accept the results

Palestinian elections Elections to be held in Palestine for the first time since 2006

The legislative elections encompassing all the occupied Palestinian territories, including West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, are scheduled to take place on May 22 while the presidential elections are to be held on July 31

Palestinians oppose Pompeo’s visit to illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank

Mike Pompeo became the first top US diplomat to visit an illegal Israeli settlement. He also said that the US government had historically been wrong about settlements and it could be done in a lawful manner

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