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Daily news – February 10, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Reuters, The Jamestown Foundation AFRICA Africa needs smarter investment in digital infrastructure: Strategies for enticing the private sector. Tara Nathan, Brookings: Weak infrastructure is widely accepted as a fundamental limitation to growth in Africa. Governments in the region struggle to meet […]

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Israeli forces violently suppress Palestinian protest in Naqab (Zena Al Tahhan, Al Jazeera)

Dozens of Palestinian Bedouins have been wounded in a crackdown by Israeli forces on a protest against continuing Israeli forestation work on land residents say they privately own near the southern city of Beer al-Sabe (Beer Sheva). Some 500 protesters took part in Thursday’s demonstration, which began at 3pm (13:00 GMT). They were met with […]

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Palestinians summon Dutch envoy over NGO aid cut (Al Jazeera)

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has summoned the Dutch representative to object to the Netherlands’ decision to halt funding to a Palestinian civil society group that Israel banned as a “terrorist group” in October 2021. In a statement on Monday, the PA rejected the “unjust and biased” decision to cut off funding to the Union of Agricultural Work […]

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Dutch government ends funding to Palestinian civil society group (Zena Al Tahhan, Al Jazeera)

The Dutch government has said it will no longer fund one of the six major civil society and human rights organisations in Palestine which Israel banned as “terrorist groups” in October 2021. In a statement denouncing Wednesday’s decision, the Ramallah-based Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) – for which the Dutch government has been the lead donor […]

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How the Palestinian Authority became a prisoner of its own illusions (Hani al-Masri, Middle East Eye)

A recent meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has sparked an intense public outcry, deepening Palestinian divisions and pushing the prospect of unity even further beyond our reach. How the Palestinian Authority became a prisoner of its own illusions | Middle East Eye

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Gantz’s meeting with Abbas marks latest move in his role of serving Israel’s security elite (Shir Hever, Middle East Eye)

The meeting between Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, which took place last week in Gantz’s private home, has been covered intensively in the press, because it was the first formal meeting between Abbas and an Israeli official in Israel in 11 years. The meeting was heavily criticised by the Israeli right wing. Minister of […]

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Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship in Jerusalem (Taghreed Ali, Al Monitor)

A number of Palestinians in Jerusalem are seeking to obtain Israeli citizenship, in the hope of living in stability amid the prevalent difficult economic and living situation in Jerusalem. Obtaining Israeli citizenship has its advantages, such as health insurance, social security and freedom of movement. Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship in Jerusalem – Al-Monitor: The Pulse […]

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Palestinian rockets explode off Tel Aviv coast, military says (Reuters)

Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets toward the Mediterranean sea on Saturday, causing an explosion off the shore of Tel Aviv, Israel’s military said. Police said there were no casualties or damage. Palestinian rockets explode off Tel Aviv coast, military says | Reuters

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Tensions boil as Palestinian prisoners face collective punishment (Al Jazeera)

Tensions have reached boiling point in several Israeli prisons holding Palestinian prisoners, with rights groups saying authorities are keeping a number of inmates, including several injured by Israeli forces, in unknown conditions. “The situation in the prisons is critical and very dangerous,” Milena Ansari, international advocacy officer for Addameer, a Ramallah-based prisoners rights group, told […]

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Three Palestinians wounded by Israeli tank fire on Gaza (Al Jazeera)

Three Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army tank fire that came after an Israeli civilian was lightly wounded by gunfire from Gaza along the border fence with Israel, officials said, in the first exchange of fire in months on the Gaza frontier. The Israeli military said it responded to the gunfire which wounded the […]

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Palestinian Authority’s Abbas visits Israel’s Gantz in rare trip (Al Jazeera)

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has held talks with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz during a rare visit to Israel. In a statement on Tuesday, the Israeli defence ministry said “the two men discussed security and civil matters” during the meeting, which Israeli media reported took place at Gantz’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin in […]

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5 ways Palestinian startups are shaping their society (Teresa Belardo, WEF)

The Middle East and North Africa are home to a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and are increasingly drawing attention from international investors. Young Palestinians are exploring innovative avenues to support their economy’s post pandemic recovery. From health to education to affordable energy, Palestinian startups are shaping their society. This is how Palestinian startups are […]