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Israeli policies to blame for Gaza health woes, says medic (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

A Palestinian woman waits to vaccinate her baby at the UN-run Al-Sweidi clinic for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City on December 4. The head of an award-winning group of Israeli medics said Monday the health woes of Palestinians in Gaza and Arab Bedouins living in the Jewish state were the direct consequence of government policies.(AFP/File/Mahmud Hams)AFP - The head of an award-winning group of Israeli medics said Monday the health woes of Palestinians in Gaza and Arab Bedouins living in the Jewish state were the direct consequence of government policies.


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AP Exclusive: Jailed Palestinian atheist sorry (AP) PDF Print E-mail

**REMOVES REFERENCE REFERENCE TO RENUNCIATION OF BELIEFS**This undated photo made available Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 by a friend who wished not to be identified, shows Walid Husayin, 26, a Palestinian man who was imprisoned after declaring himself an atheist on his blog. In a letter posted on his blog on Nov. 29 2010 he apologized for offending Muslims. (AP Photo/HO) NO SALESAP - A Palestinian atheist jailed for more than a month for sharing his anti-Islam views on the Internet has apologized for offending Muslims, and a Palestinian military spokesman said he expected "positive" developments in the case.


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After Brazil, Argentina recognizes Palestinian state (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

A Palestinian flag painted on the face of a girl during a protest in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah, against Israel's controversial separation barrier, in 2009. Argentina and Uruguay said Monday they were joining Brazil in recognizing an independent Palestinian state, earning praise from Palestinian officials but an immediate sharp rebuke from Israel.(AFP/File/Abbas Momani)AFP - Argentina said Monday it recognized a "free and independent" Palestinian state, days after Brazil drew sharp criticism from Israel and US lawmakers for taking the same step.


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'Atheist' Palestinian jailed 'for his own safety' (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

A young Palestinian blogger jailed for posting AFP - A young Palestinian blogger jailed for posting "blasphemous" remarks online is being kept in jail over fears he will be killed by his family, security sources said on Monday.


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Israel formin: No reason to extend settlement freeze (Reuters) PDF Print E-mail

A loader is driven at the West Bank Jewish settlement in the Yakir south of Nablus September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Nir EliasReuters - Israel has no reason to extend its moratorium on Jewish settlement building in the West Bank but is ready for talks with the Palestinians, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.


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