State of Palestine with designated capital East Jerusalem, claiming West Bank and Gaza Strip. Political map with borders and important places. Most areas are occupied by Israel. We apologise for delays in getting news and pictures to you via The Democrat over the past few days. It has been extremely busy news-wise and we have done our best to keep you informed of the major – and minor – events taking place from Dumbarton to Damascus. We are in catch-up mode now and hope to be up to date come late this afternoon. Thanks for your patience and your ongoing support. Editor

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