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Spain to push for European recognition of Palestine

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Spain says it will try to bring about a “European recognition” of an independent Palestinian state, saying the country may itself go ahead and recognize Palestine if a consensus evades the continent. On Thursday, Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said he would launch an “intensive” consultation ...

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Saudi Arabia bans more than 600,000 Palestinians from Hajj

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – More than 600,000 Palestinians have effectively been banned from participating in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced it will no longer provide visas to Palestinian holders of temporary Jordanian passports, according to local travel agencies. Travel agencies in Jordan and ...

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Iraqi Hashd Sha’abi leader says he won’t run for premiership

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Secretary General of Iraq’s Badr Organization, who is also the leader of the political Fatah (Conquest) Alliance and the pro-government Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units), has withdrawn his candidacy for prime minister, stressing the need for political consensus in order to make progress in the Arab ...

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Israeli strike kills two Palestinians in Gaza Strip

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – At least two Palestinians have lost their lives in a fresh Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip amid renewed tensions in the blockaded coastal sliver. Gaza medics said on Tuesday that the Palestinians had been killed in the overnight strike east of the town of Qarara ...

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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian family’s home in al-Ramla City

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) –  Israeli army soldiers have demolished a family  with several bulldozers in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-Nakheel in al-Ramla City, in central occupied territories. Heavily armed Israeli forces used many bulldozers and stormed Nakheel on Sunday and declared it as a closed military zone, local sources reported. ...

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