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EU Slams Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Homes in West Bank’s Area C

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Israel has granted only 44 construction permits in response to over 2,000 requests, Lars Faaborg-Andersen tells Knesset meeting. Buildings that were destroyed were ‘illegal buildings,’ Israeli body says in response.   European Union ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen criticized Israel on Wednesday for destroying Palestinian homes in Area C of …

Hamas ‘summer camp’ trains young Gazans for war

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As if from nowhere, a dozen young people surge out of a tunnel, Kalashnikov assault rifles in hand, to launch a surprise assault on a military post. This is the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave that has seen three wars with Israel since 2008, but this time the attack is …

Will Hamas, Dahlan join forces in upcoming local elections?

Palestinian supporters of former head of Fatah in Gaza, Mohammed Dahlan, hold posters depicting Dahlan (R) during a protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza City December 18, 2014. Dahlan, who lives in exile in the Gulf, is a powerful political foe of Abbas. 
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  Palestinian supporters of the former head of Fatah in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed Dahlan, hold posters depicting Dahlan (R) during a protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza City, Dec. 18, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/07/hamas-participate-palestinian-local-elections.html#ixzz4FVkV3XJY GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Hamas movement agreed to …

Local elections could help unlock Palestinian political paralysis

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Last month’s decision by the Palestinian Authority to schedule municipal elections in early October hardly registered in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, much less here in Washington. In light of Hamas’ recent decision to take part in the process, however, those elections have suddenly taken on new meaning. While …

Hamas to prepare technocrat lists for local elections

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Hamas leader in the West Bank Hussein Abu-Kwaik said that his movement had started “initial discussions” to prepare national technocrat lists for the local elections in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Anadolu reported on Monday. Abu-Kwaik stressed that his movement “decided to facilitate the elections in order to …