Tuesday , 21 February 2017

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Israel imposes heightened security measures in Ramallah district

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces imposed maximum security procedures at main Israeli military checkpoints in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Monday morning, causing a major traffic jam, local sources said. Israeli forces “caused chaos” and backed up traffic while conducting thorough searches at the Qalandiya checkpoint …

Should the Palestinians seek justice at the International Criminal Court?

With settlement expansion and the Trump-Netanyahu love fest, it seems clear that the PA should go to The Hague – but don’t hold your breath There is little doubt that the mid-February Netanyahu-Trump love fest at the White House further dampened already dim Palestinian hopes for a sustainable peace based …

Has the military wing tightened its grip over Hamas?

All Palestinians have been focused on Hamas’ internal elections, which started Feb. 3 in Gaza and ended with Yahya Sanwar at the head of Hamas’ political bureau in Gaza. Sanwar succeeds Ismail Haniyeh, who is competing to replace Khaled Meshaal as the political bureau head at home and abroad. Meshaal’s …

Gaza court sentences to death 6 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A military court in the besieged Gaza Strip sentenced six Palestinians to death on Sunday after they were found guilty of collaborating with Israel. The Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that a Gaza City court upheld the death sentences of three defendants, rejecting …

Palestine PM launches Cooperative Sector Strategy

PNN/ Ramallah/ A national conference to launch the recently approved Cooperative Sector Strategy was opened on Wednesday by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. The conference was attended by some 200 participants from relevant ministries, cooperative unions, civil society organizations and members of the international community. The Prime Minister recognized the …