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More than 1,600 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody launched an open-ended mass hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoners' Day, led by imprisoned leader Marwan Barghouti.

The UN again protested that Israel has not taken any steps toward stopping illegal settlement in Palestinian territory, but has instead authorized "a high rate" of new settlements.

Israel imposed movement restrictions at al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem after a sit-in was held at the site to demand release of the bodies of slain Palestinians.

A UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia  (ESCWA) report concludes that Israel is guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt" of apartheid policies against Palestinians.

Israeli forces detained Palestinian writer Khalida Ghusheh after raiding her home in East Jerusalem, citing the content of her newly published novel on life under occupation.

Home demolitions in East Jerusalem have risen dramatically since the election of US President Donald Trump, with plans for "legal" housing development for Palestinians stalled.

Amnesty International urged Israel's high court to repeal a law that bans many Palestinians from entering the country, including those seeking reunification with family.