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UNESCO Adopts Controversial Resolution on East Jerusalem

The U.N. cultural agency on Tuesday adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution on east Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site.

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Palestinian President Abbas Leaves Hospital after Heart Test

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized on Thursday for a heart test and later discharged, with the 81-year-old's health reported to be normal, officials said.

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Israel Charges 6 Palestinians with IS Ties

Israeli authorities have charged six Palestinians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group and of plotting attacks, police said Sunday.

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Two-Thirds of Israelis Don't Expect Peace Deal

Almost two-thirds of Israelis believe there will never be a peace agreement with the Palestinians, according to the results of an opinion poll published on Sunday.

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What are the Oslo Accords?

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, was the last survivor of the three men awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo accords.

The agreements, signed in the early 1990s, were meant to create a "lasting and comprehensive peace settlement" between Israelis and Palestinians and were hailed across the world. 

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Four Dead as Palestinian Police Clash with Gunmen

Palestinian police searching for weapons clashed with gunmen in the West Bank city of Nablus into Friday morning, leaving four people dead, Palestinian officials said.

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Clashes as Israel Destroys Palestinian Home over Deadly Attack

Clashes erupted Monday as Israel's military demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of involvement in a February attack outside Jerusalem's Old City that killed a policewoman, officials said.

The family home of Bilal Abu Zeid in Qabatiya, in the north of the occupied West Bank, was destroyed by a bulldozer around 2:00 am (2300 GMT), Israel's army said.

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Hamas Says to Take Part in Palestinian Vote

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip said Friday it will participate in local elections set for October, after boycotting the last round four years ago.

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Israel Border Police Kill Palestinian in West Bank

An Israeli border policeman shot dead one Palestinian and wounded another in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday when they drove towards officers, an army spokeswoman said.

The officers had been carrying out a search operation in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, during which they uncovered an arms workshop, when they spotted the vehicle coming towards them, the spokeswoman said.

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US Slams Israel's Planned New Settler Homes

The United States on Tuesday criticized Israel's plans to build 560 new settler homes in the West Bank, warning that they would be part of "systematic" land seizures undermining chances for peace.

Israel's green light for the homes came days after a key report from the diplomatic Quartet -- the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia -- warned that Israel's settlement expansion and confiscation of Palestinian land were eroding the possibility of a two-state peace settlement.

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