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Abbas meets with Fatah delegations from Syria, Lebanon

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  RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday met with members of the Fatah movement from Lebanon and Syria during Fatah’s 7th conference in Ramallah.The Syrian delegation informed Abbas of the difficult circumstances faced by Palestinian refugees in Syria, as an estimated 450,000 of the 560,000 registered Palestinian …

PA’s ‘Trump team’ lays plans for next four years

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After absorbing the shock of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States, it is time for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to get practical. President Mahmoud Abbas has put together a steering committee to prepare for Trump entering the White House and outline the PA’s initiatives in the …

Israeli ministry orders bus company to stop Arabic announcements in Beersheba

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NEGEV (Ma’an) — The Israeli Ministry of Transportation ordered that an Israeli bus company stop broadcasting announcements in Arabic in the city of Beersheba, a spokesperson for Dan Bus Company told Ma’an on Thursday.The spokesperson said to Ma’an that the company had been asked by the Israeli Ministry of Transportation …

Quarrying leaves West Bank villagers on shaky ground

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  (Kur village-Tulkarem- photo credit: Mahmoud Dar Awwad, 2 May 2014- Tejwal Safar to Kur). RAMALLAH, West Bank — The historic village of Kur, southeast of the city of Tulkarm, is known for its architectural heritage, including its domed buildings and castles, the oldest of which dates to the Mamluk era (1260-1516), while others were built by the Ottomans …

Egyptians, Gazans move to strengthen economic ties

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AIN SOKHNA, Egypt — Egypt invited businessmen and economists from the Gaza Strip to attend the second meeting of the Ain Sokhna conference in the Ain Sokhna Red Sea resort on Nov. 7-9 to discuss the Palestinian cause and the blockade imposed by Israel. Palestinian businessmen saw this invitation as a positive sign of …