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Palestinians: Ethnic group
The Palestinian people, also referred to as Palestinians or Palestinian Arabs, are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine over the centuries, including Jews and Samaritans, and who today are largely culturally and linguistically Arab. Despite various wars and exoduses, roughly one half of the world's Palestinian population continues to reside in historic Palestine, the area encompassing the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel. In this combined area, as of 2005, Palestinians constituted 49% of all inhabitants, encompassing the entire population of the Gaza Strip (1.865 million), the majority of the population of the West Bank and 20.95% of the population of Israel proper as Arab citizens of Israel. Many are Palestinian refugees or internally displaced Palestinians, including more than a million in the Gaza Strip, about 750,000 in the West Bank and about 250,000 in Israel proper. Of the Palestinian population who live abroad, known as the Palestinian diaspora, more than half are stateless, lacking citizenship in any country. Between 2.1 and 3.24 million of the diaspora population live in neighboring Jordan, over 1 million live between Syria and Lebanon and about 750,000 live in Saudi Arabia, with Chile's half a million representing the largest concentration outside the Middle East.

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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran toward them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel's defense ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died..
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Palestinians to resume taking Israeli collected tax money

The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) will once again accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel, after rejecting the money for months, Israeli and Palestinian officials said on..
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Videos for Palestinians

West Jerusalem residents accuse police of neglecting Arab towns [Video]West Jerusalem residents accuse police of neglecting Arab towns

A convoy hundreds of vehicles long has made its way to Jerusalem in the latest protest by Palestinian-Israeli citizens against violent crime.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Palestinians protest over domestic violence [Video]Palestinians protest over domestic violence

The recent death of a 19-year-old Palestinian woman in suspicious circumstances has raised concerns about domestic violence in the occupied territories.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid [Video]Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise unity government offer to his rival Benny Gantz after failing to win a majority in Tuesday's election. But the answer was 'no thanks', leaving..

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Israel election: Annexation threat looms over farmers [Video]Israel election: Annexation threat looms over farmers

Netanyahu's pledge to formalise de facto Israeli control over Jordan Valley provokes unease among Palestinian residents.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections [Video]U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections

A U.S. Democratic Representative who was once blocked from visiting the West Bank said on Sunday that she hopes Israelis "make a different decision" at the ballot box as that country heads toward..

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Trump's secret Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in doubt [Video]Trump's secret Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in doubt

Analysts say the resignation of Jason Greenblatt, a former Trump company lawyer and the man who was leading the effort, is a bad sign.

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Israel election: Palestinian citizens of Israel urged to vote [Video]Israel election: Palestinian citizens of Israel urged to vote

Leaders of Arab Joint List say prime minister’s incitement against Palestinian citizens of Israel could backfire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex [Video]Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

U.S. evangelicals have been a core support base for President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. Many are also staunch supporters of Israel, seeing a biblical connection with the Jewish people and..

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Palestinians vow to keep Jordan Valley land [Video]Palestinians vow to keep Jordan Valley land

Palestinians vow to defy Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex the Jordan Valley, saying the land isn't his to hold on to. The Israeli prime minister made the pledge ahead of next week's election. Lucy..

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Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley [Video]Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley

Some 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in the area - mostly under Israeli military control.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published

Palestinians face conflict in cave dwelling [Video]Palestinians face conflict in cave dwelling

Palestinian families living in hillside caves in the West Bank complain of difficult living conditions at the hands of Jewish settlers and Israeli regulations. They say it's a choice of a cave or a..

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Palestinians national day held as Israel withholds victims' bodies [Video]Palestinians national day held as Israel withholds victims' bodies

Families of Palestinians whose bodies have been withheld by Israel have been marking an annual, national day, demanding their return.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Tensions mount between Israel-Lebanon after drone strikes [Video]Tensions mount between Israel-Lebanon after drone strikes

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that were like a "declaration of war". Emily Wither reports.

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Trump says he thinks a deal between Israel and the Palestinians 'will happen' [Video]Trump says he thinks a deal between Israel and the Palestinians 'will happen'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday (August 26) that both the Palestinians and Israelis want to make a peace deal, despite 'everybody' saying that it is a deal that cannot be made. Rough cut (no..

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'You will never break our will': Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge

Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they..
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New U.S. sanctions target Hamas, Islamic State, other groups

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on a "wide range of terrorists and their supporters," including the Palestinian group Hamas and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, on the eve of..
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Wider Image: Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live among

His people's link to the land goes back to biblical times, says the comics illustrator. His neighbor, a farmer, says the land belonged to his ancestors and has been stolen. One is an Israeli settler,..
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Pompeo thinks U.S. to unveil Mideast peace plan in coming weeks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that he thinks the Trump administration will unveil its much-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in the coming weeks.
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Palestinian women demand legal protection after suspected 'honor killing'

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank on Wednesday to demand legal protection for women after a 21-year-old woman died last month in what rights groups say was a so-called honor..
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Netanyahu says he expects U.S. peace plan 'very soon' after Israel's Sept. 17 election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he expects the United States will release its long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan shortly after Israel's Sept 17 election.
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Israeli strikes hit Palestinian military position in Lebanon: group

Israeli drone strikes hit a military position belonging to an Iranian-backed Palestinian faction in Lebanon's Bekaa valley near the Syrian border early on Monday, the group said.
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Air strikes hit Palestinian position in Lebanon, no casualties: official to An-Nahar news

An official from a military position belonging to a Palestinian group in the Lebanese town of Qusaya, near the Syrian border, said three air strikes hit it, causing only material damage.
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Emotions stir in Jerusalem as HBO's 'Our Boys' hits local airwaves

A new HBO series on the killing of a Palestinian youth after three Israeli teens were murdered in a deadly summer five years ago is stirring up painful memories for bereaved families on both sides of..
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Palestinian youths stab Israeli policeman, one youth shot dead

Two Palestinian youths stabbed an Israeli policeman in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday and were shot by officers, killing one of them, police said.
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Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians during confrontations on Sunday outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque where tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered for the Eid..
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Iran's Khamenei urges haj pilgrims to oppose U.S. Israeli-Palestinian plan

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday condemned a U.S. blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and called on haj pilgrims to oppose it, Iranian state media..
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Israeli military kills four Palestinian militants on Gaza border: statement

Israeli forces opened fire on four Palestinian militants near the Gaza border fence on Saturday, killing the men, the Israeli military said.
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Israeli forces kill armed Palestinian who infiltrated from Gaza: military

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian on Thursday after he crossed the border from Gaza and fired at the troops, wounding three of them, the Israeli military said.
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U.S. blocks U.N. rebuke of Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes: diplomats

The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts..
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EU, UN condemn Israel's controversial demolition of Palestinian buildings near Jerusalem; 24 people displaced, says report

Israel said on Tuesday that a total of 12 Palestinian buildings it considered illegally constructed were demolished in a controversial operation.
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Iran's Khamenei calls U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace a 'dangerous plot'

Iran's supreme leader said on Monday that a U.S. plan to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians through development fueled by international investment was a "dangerous plot" to destroy..
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Israel demolishes Palestinian homes near West Bank barrier

Israeli forces began demolishing Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of protests and international criticism.
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Israel begins to demolish homes on Jerusalem outskirts, stoking Palestinian fears

Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism.
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Palestinians reject U.S. charge of increased prisoner stipends

The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) denied on Thursday U.S. allegations it had increased payments to families of militants in Israeli jails, and said the main obstacle to peace was Israeli..
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U.S. envoys lend a hand as Israel digs down in east Jerusalem

U.S. envoys wielded hammers on Sunday to break open a new tunnel at a Jewish heritage site in East Jerusalem, signaling Washington's support for Israel's hold over parts of the city that Palestinians..
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Palestinian businessman, held after Bahrain workshop, freed: family

The Palestinian Authority (PA) released a Palestinian businessman on Sunday it had arrested upon his return from a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain this week, his family and an official said.
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Palestinian Authority arrests businessman who attended Bahrain conference: Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority has arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain this week, Israel's Haaretz newspaper and Kan public broadcaster reported on..
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Israeli officer kills Palestinian in Jerusalem clash: police

Israeli police forces on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian in east Jerusalem who had thrown firecrackers at them, police said.
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Bahrain recalls ambassador to Iraq over embassy attack: statement

Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iraq for consultations on Thursday after demonstrators broke into the courtyard of the kingdom's embassy in Baghdad and took down the flag to protest a U.S.-led..
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Baghdad protesters take down Bahrain flag over Trump peace conference

More than 200 demonstrators broke into the courtyard of Bahrain's Embassy in Baghdad and took down the country's flag on Thursday night, to protest a U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain on Israeli-Palestinian..
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Palestinian PM expects no political plan from U.S. Bahrain workshop

A day after the Trump administration wrapped up an international conference meant to lay the economic foundations for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Palestinian premier said it was "divorced from..
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U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf

Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if..
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Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S.

Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to..
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Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan as Kushner keeps silent on political details

Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's much-touted peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, saying its framework for a trade and investment boost ignored their..
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Saudi Arabia will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians: finance minister

Saudi Arabia's finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that it will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians.
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U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it

Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a..
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U.S. opens debate on Mideast economic plan shunned by Palestinains

The Trump administration sought on Wednesday to win support for an economic plan it says will be the foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which Palestinians and many Arabs have dismissed as..
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Bahrain's king meets Kushner at Middle East peace workshop

Bahrain's king met on Tuesday with the U.S. delegation participating in a workshop in Manama discussing a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians.
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Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?

More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain.
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U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment-driven pathway forward for the Palestinians was a necessary precondition..
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Kushner: Agreement on economic pathway vital for Middle East peace

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that prosperity for the Palestinians was not possible without a fair political solution - but that agreement on an economic way forward was a..
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U.S. seeks funds for Middle East peace plan but details are vague and Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain for the plan and..
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U.S. to solicit funds for Middle East peace plan in Bahrain, though details remain vague

The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a..
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