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Russian-Palestinian relations better than during Soviet era

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev chairs a meeting on social and economic development of regions in Pskov, Russia, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/Pool - ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX2L9WK

  Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev chairs a meeting on social and economic development in Pskov, Russia, Aug. 16, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/Pool) The upcoming visit by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Israel and Palestine in November has produced a positive reaction from Palestinian officials. While the visit planned …

UNRWA employees union announces series of strikes in occupied Palestinian territory


GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The union for local employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced on Tuesday that a series of protests would take place in the occupied Palestinian territory after talks with UNRWA reached an impasse.A joint committee representing the unions of …

80 NGOs warn of the humanitarian conditions in Gaza


Gaza, ALRAY- About 80 international non-governmental organizations warned Sunday of the worsening humanitarian conditions of the people of Gaza under the tightened siege and the slow reconstruction process. The NGOs explained in a joint statement sent to the international community that the rate of unemployment among the people of Gaza …

Israeli forces shoot towards Palestinian crew trying to repair Gaza electricity lines


GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces fired gunshots at Gaza electricity company technicians on Monday morning in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses told Ma’an.According to eyewitnesses, the technicians were doing maintenance work on electricity lines in the eastern suburbs of the town of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, when Israeli …

Official: ISIS sabotages tombstones for Palestinian leaders


RAMALLAH, October 17, 2016 (WAFA) – Members of the Islamic State sabotaged on Sunday tombstones of Palestinian leaders in a cemetery in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, Anwar Abdul-Hadi, director of Palestine Liberation Organization’s political department in Syria, told WAFA on Monday. He said ISIS sabotaged the headstones for graves …

Palestinians welcome UNESCO vote on al-Aqsa compound


Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is the third-holiest site in Islam [EPA] Palestinian leaders have rejected Israeli criticism over a UNESCO draft resolution that condemned Israel’s policies around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while supposedly denying Jewish ties to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day …