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EU Parliament passes resolution to support recognition of Palestine News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

EU Parliament passes resolution to support recognition of Palestine

The European Parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. The EU parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced," the resolution said.

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Malala, where is your money? Op-Eds & Analysis
Nora Lester Murad, The Hill

Malala, where is your money?

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai announced a donation of $50,000 for the reconstruction of Gaza’s schools. That was in October, in the wake of Israel’s summer assault that affected some 113,500 homes in addition to schools, public buildings, hospitals, utilities and other essential infrastructure. As part of an investigation into Palestine’s broken aid system, I set about tracking down where Malala’s money is.

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PA to adopt French UN initiative if ‘amendments made’ News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

PA to adopt French UN initiative if ‘amendments made’

The Palestinian Authority will submit a French initiative on ending Israel's occupation to the UN if amendments are made to the text, foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an Tuesday. Al-Maliki said he would meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday to convince France to accept suggested amendments to their bid to align it with the Palestinian and Arab positions.

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Jerusalemite Children Abused in Israeli Prisons, says Prisoners Committee News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Jerusalemite Children Abused in Israeli Prisons, says Prisoners Committee

Israel has maltreated, tortured, and physically abused Palestinian minors arrested in East Jerusalem during the recent months, according to the Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs. Hiba Masalha, an attorney with the Committee, was granted permission to visit Palestinian inmates held in the Russian Compound detention center in Jerusalem, where a plenty of cases of maltreatment and physical abuse against minors during and after interrogation were reported.

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IDF soldiers fire tear gas at West Bank school News Roundup
Haggai Matar, +972 Magazine

IDF soldiers fire tear gas at West Bank school

Israeli soldiers fired large quantities of tear gas into the yard of a high school in the Palestinian village of Burin, near Nablus on Monday. According to Rabbis for Human Rights, the incident took place during the morning roll call, and a number of students suffered from tear gas inhalation.

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WATCH: A heartbreaking portrait of life in Hebron, in 9 minutes News Roundup
Moriel Rothman-Zecher, +972 Magazine

WATCH: A heartbreaking portrait of life in Hebron, in 9 minutes

What does life under occupation look like for a teenage Palestinian? A new, powerful short film by filmmaker and activist Yuval Orr attempts to show exactly that, by following 15-year-old Awni Abu Shamsiya as he attempts to maintain some shred of normalcy in his hometown of Hebron.

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Palestinian UN envoy makes first address to the ICC News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency/AFP

Palestinian UN envoy makes first address to the ICC

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told member-states of the International Criminal Court in a first address on Monday that the Palestinians plan to join the ICC "at an appropriate time." Mansour made the address after the Palestinians were given the status of observer state to the assembly of states parties to the ICC but they have yet to formally apply to join the 122-member court.

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In US spending bill, a warning to Palestinians on UN actions News Roundup
The Jerusalem Post

In US spending bill, a warning to Palestinians on UN actions

The US will eliminate funding to the Palestinian Authority should it move forward with a bid for statehood at the United Nations without Israeli consent, according to a new omnibus spending bill Congress that passed over the weekend. That provision, theoretically, prevents the Obama administration from changing its long-held policy against unilateral Palestinian action, as the PA considers such moves this week.

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High Court rules Gazan can’t attend son’s West Bank funeral News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

High Court rules Gazan can’t attend son’s West Bank funeral

Court turns down rights group's appeal to allow father – who Israeli authorities say poses a security risk – to see infant son 'for first and last time.'

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