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Destroyed Gaza airport symbolises grounded peace hopes

The opening of the Palestinians’ first airport, in the presence of US president Bill Clinton, was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace kindled by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the first of the historic agreements on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.

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Palestinians burn Trump’s picture outside the “American House”

Palestinians burn pictures of US President Donald Trump, his special envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside the “American House” in Ramallah, in the West Bank, to protest against the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

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Activists in Jerusalem protest visit of Philippines’ Duterte

Israeli activists demonstrate outside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem against the visit of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.