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Palestinians seek to drill for oil in West Bank

Source : AP / 19 Mar 2014

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday announced plans to explore for oil in the West Bank, throwing a new element of uncertainty and confusion into troubled U.S.-backed peace efforts.


Palestinian women join West Bank anti-riot police

Source : AFP / 10 Mar 2014

Instructors bark orders to a column of Palestinian women recruited to an anti-riot unit, part of an effort to tackle problems caused by conservative attitudes in the West Bank force, AFP reported.


Luxembourg pension fund adds to Israel boycott woes

Source : World Bulletin / 28 Feb 2014

Luxembourg's general pension fund (FDC) is boycotting five Israeli banks associated with illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

According to the Israeli website Walla, the state-affiliated pension fund of one of Europe's richest countries will boycott the major Israeli banks as well as about 60 companies around the world, including eight Israeli institutions, for being 'unethical.'


Innovative mobile health clinic reaches patients in West Bank

Source : Reuters / 12 Jul 2013 

A mobile health clinic powered by solar energy has opened its doors in a West Bank village.

The first facility of its kind, funded by foreign donors in co-ordination with the Palestinian ministry of health, was set up in Walajeh village near Bethlehem.

The mobile clinic is the only health facility that the villagers are permitted as they live in the designated ‘C’ zone of the West Bank.


Israel supplies Gaza hospitals with killer gas

Source : Presstv / 28 May 2013

Palestinian sources say the Israeli regime has supplied Gaza hospitals with a potentially killer gas to be used for anesthetic purposes, Press TV reports.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said Israel, which is the sole supplier of nitrous oxide gas to Gaza hospitals, gave them carbon dioxide gas posing as nitrous oxide.


Jerusalem expansion reaches point of no return

By Crispian Balmer | Reuters | Jerusalem | 22 May 2012

Named for the crash site of an airforce plane shot down during the Six Day War in 1967, Givat HaMatos may yet prove the place where Palestinian hopes of a creating a capital in Jerusalem also plunge to earth.


The Dead Sea in Islamic Tradition

By Huda, Guide

With its high mineral and salt content, the Dead Sea is known as a place of healing. It is visited by thousands each year seeking spa treatments, therapies, and relaxation. According to Islamic tradition, however, it also stands as a sign of God's punishment.


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