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Fact check: is Jeremy Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’?
Corbyn, Adams
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Fact check: is Jeremy Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’?

Labour leader has faced repeat allegations that he supports Hamas and the IRA
26 Apr 2019
Israeli government near collapse as defence minister resigns
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Israeli government near collapse as defence minister resigns

Hawkish Avigdor Lieberman steps down over ‘capitulation to terror’ Gaza ceasefire
15 Nov 2018
Fresh outbreak of violence on Gaza Strip
An explosion in the Gaza Strip after fresh outbreak of violence
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Fresh outbreak of violence on Gaza Strip

‘Botched’ Israeli raid threatens unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
13 Nov 2018
UN urges Israel and Gaza to ‘step back from brink of war’
Mourners carry the body of 16-year-old Palestinian Louai Kaheel, who was killed by Israeli airstrikes over the weekend
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UN urges Israel and Gaza to ‘step back from brink of war’

Fragile ceasefire holding after worst violence since 2014 erupts
17 Jul 2018
Gaza braced for fresh violence after dozens shot dead
A Palestinian boy holds his national flag during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Gaza border
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Gaza braced for fresh violence after dozens shot dead

‘Great March of Return’ protests against new US embassy in Jerusalem and Israel’s 70th anniversary
15 May 2018
Tehran’s proxy wars: how Iran spends its billions
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Tehran’s proxy wars: how Iran spends its billions

Critics say vast amounts of oil revenue goes overseas to fund foreign conflicts
2 Jan 2018
Hamas and Fatah sign power-sharing deal
Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad (right) and Saleh al-Aruri (left) of Hamas sign the reconciliation deal
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Hamas and Fatah sign power-sharing deal

Agreement ends decade-long rivalry and relieves humanitarian crisis in Gaza
13 Oct 2017

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Hamas reconciles with Palestinian Authority in Gaza
Rami al-Hamdallah enters Gaza
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Hamas reconciles with Palestinian Authority in Gaza

The Islamist group’s unity drive has been prompted by a funding shortfall resulting from the Qatar blockade
3 Oct 2017
Is Palestinian political unity finally on the cards?
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Is Palestinian political unity finally on the cards?

Hamas agrees to reconciliation deal with rival Fatah movement, but serious divisions remain
18 Sep 2017
Iron Dome: How Israel's missile shield works
A missile is launched by an 'Iron Dome' battery in the Gaza strip
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Iron Dome: How Israel's missile shield works

Israel's Iron Dome intercepts Hamas rockets, but reports suggest that it may have been hacked by China
10 May 2017
Hamas softens its stance on Israel
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Hamas softens its stance on Israel

New policy document declares willingness to accept interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries
2 May 2017
Hamas 'captures Israeli spy dolphin'
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Hamas 'captures Israeli spy dolphin'

Palestinian paper claims Hamas found spy camera and weapon attached to dolphin off the Gaza strip
20 Aug 2015
Gaza conflict one year on: 'there is no future here'
Gaza City
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Gaza conflict one year on: 'there is no future here'

A year after the war began, hope is yet to emerge from the rubble. Palestinians blame Israel, Egypt and their own weak government
8 Jul 2015
Hamas accused of 'spine-chilling' abuses during Gaza war
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Hamas accused of 'spine-chilling' abuses during Gaza war

Amnesty International claims Hamas used conflict with Israel to execute and torture its enemies
27 May 2015
Middle East peace process: are two states the only option?
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Middle East peace process: are two states the only option?

As the chances of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fade, few alternatives remain
10 Apr 2015
SPY CABLES: Five things the leak has revealed
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SPY CABLES: Five things the leak has revealed

Leaked documents from Al Jazeera reveal unprecedented look into the world of international espionage
24 Feb 2015
VENETIA RAINEY: A glint of hope in the Middle East
Columnist Venetia Rainey
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VENETIA RAINEY: A glint of hope in the Middle East

Hamas removed from terror blacklist, Palestinian state recognised by EU – 17 December was a big day
18 Dec 2014
Hit and run attack: what is happening in Jerusalem?
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Hit and run attack: what is happening in Jerusalem?

Hamas claims responsibility for the killing of an Israeli policeman amid fears of a third intifada
6 Nov 2014
GAZA: 500 dead children is no sort of victory
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GAZA: 500 dead children is no sort of victory

Neither Palestinians nor Israelis have achieved what they wanted: we will be back here again
27 Aug 2014
GAZA: What Israel and Hamas have lost and gained
Celebrations in Gaza
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GAZA: What Israel and Hamas have lost and gained

2,200 people died in the conflict and 11,000 were injured. Can either side claim the war was a success?
27 Aug 2014
Hillary Clinton risks being left behind by young Americans
Charles Laurence
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Hillary Clinton risks being left behind by young Americans

As Clinton pledges support for Israel, Generation Millennial more likely to sympathise with Hamas
14 Aug 2014
Understanding Hamas: part terrorism, part good works
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Understanding Hamas: part terrorism, part good works

Three things you should know before writing off Hamas as just a violent terrorist organisation
25 Jul 2014
Gaza: Al Jazeera blames Israel as bureau comes under fire
Smoke billows from Gaza City following Israeli military shelling
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Gaza: Al Jazeera blames Israel as bureau comes under fire

Al Jazeera says Israel was behind 'targeted shots' but IDF denies responsibility
23 Jul 2014
Flechette shells: is their use by Israel legal?
Israeli troops with artillery shells waiting to be fired into Gaza
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Flechette shells: is their use by Israel legal?

Israel accused of using imprecise 'flechette shells', which shower a target with tiny steel darts
21 Jul 2014
What can Israel gain from a Gaza ground offensive?
Israeli soldiers walk to their deployment area on the border with Gaza
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What can Israel gain from a Gaza ground offensive?

Defeat of Hamas may be off the cards, but Israel hopes to achieve a more limited victory
18 Jul 2014
VENETIA RAINEY: Israel needs to give Gaza hope
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VENETIA RAINEY: Israel needs to give Gaza hope

Bombing Gaza is like handing Popeye a can of spinach - it won't weaken Hamas, only make it stronger
17 Jul 2014
GAZA STRIKES: 'Knock on roof' warns of attack
A huge explosion in Gaza following an early morning Israeli airstrike
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GAZA STRIKES: 'Knock on roof' warns of attack

Israeli military hits buildings in Gaza with an unarmed 'knock on the roof' to warn of airstrikes
14 Jul 2014
Gaza strikes: half of dead were women and children
Palestinians carry the body of a woman killed in an Israeli air strike
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Gaza strikes: half of dead were women and children

Russia, France and the US call for ceasefire as death toll in Gaza reaches 80
11 Jul 2014
VENETIA RAINEY: Why Israel wanted to batter Hamas
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VENETIA RAINEY: Why Israel wanted to batter Hamas

This is more about dividing Palestinians for political ends than it is about three dead Israeli teenagers
9 Jul 2014
Hamas and Israel call truce amid high tensions in Jerusalem
Israeli tanks on the border of the Gaza Strip
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Hamas and Israel call truce amid high tensions in Jerusalem

Hamas 'cannot afford sustained escalation' after crack down on Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
4 Jul 2014
Israeli president says Netanyahu torpedoed peace deal
Benjamin Netanyahu (Left) stands next to Shimon Peres (Right)
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Israeli president says Netanyahu torpedoed peace deal

Shimon Peres says two-state solution was agreed before it was ‘ended’ by Netanyahu
7 May 2014
German protestors dare to compare Israelis to
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German protestors dare to compare Israelis to

European guilt about the Holocaust is receding in the face of Israeli aggresssion – and there’s nothing anti-semitic about it
6 Jan 2008