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Mass strike continues in Nablus, calls to end it

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ALRAY, Nablus – The commercial strike continues in Nablus for the third day in a row, in protest for the execution of Ahmad Halwa by the PA security forces, after he was arrest last Tuesday. Media sources reported that the majority of the commercial shops refused to open their doors, …

Western Allies Complain to Israel Over Lack of Intel About Alleged Transfer of Aid Funds to Hamas

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Diplomats say Israel is more interested in creating ‘public diplomacy buzz’ than resolving case of World Vision’s Mohammed El Halabi, whom Israel accuses of diverting millions of dollars to Islamist group in Gaza. This is only an excerpt.  To read more   

Local elections in Nablus postponed after ‘extrajudicial execution’ by Palestinian police

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NABLUS (Ma’an) — Political factions and institutions in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus have decided to postpone municipal elections set to take place in October in the wake of violent confrontations between armed groups and Palestinian security forces which culminated in the brutal killing of one suspect …

Egypt is keeping Palestinians hostage in detention: Hamas

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  The four hostages were kidnapped last year, reportedly by Egyptian security forces in Sinai Leading figure of the Hamas Islamic movement Salah Al–Bardawil said that Egyptian authorities are “holding hostage” four Palestinians and members of the group in security detention centres, while claiming that the Egyptian side has put …

Israeli military clears forces of wrongdoing over Gaza war airstrikes

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Palestine presses for war crime charges against Israel at International Criminal Court as army closes seven investigations into incidents in 2014 without charge The remains of a house which was hit in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah in August 2014. Photograph: Abed Rahim Khatib/NurPhoto/REX he Israeli military has cleared its …

Gaza becomes social media warzone ahead of Palestinian elections

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Political rivals Hamas and Fatah are locked in a battle of words and images over conditions in the Hamas-ruled coastal strip The widespread use of social media for the first time in Palestinian elections has seen both sides locked in a conflict of narratives over conditions in the coastal strip …