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Gaza security forces arrest reporter for Palestinian Authority-owned news outlet

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian journalist was arrested by the internal security services of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Friday, members of his family told Ma’an. According to his family, Fouad Jaradeh, a reporter for the Palestinian Authority’s official television channel Palestine TV, was arrested Friday afternoon and was …

MADA: 41 violations against media freedoms in Palestine during May 2017

Ramallah 10/6/2017- For the third month, the attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued at the same pace. May 2017 witnessed a number of violations at the same high levels recorded during April and March. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitored a total of 41 attacks …

New chapter begins in Israel-Palestine water dispute

RAMALLAH, West Bank — After a seven-year hiatus, the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee (JWC), established under Article 40 of the 1995 Oslo Accord, resumed its meetings May 16. A new mechanism was developed to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure projects — such as supply lines, tanks, water and sewage networks, water pumping stations …

Abbas Will Put Aside Settlement Halt for Peace Talks, Aide Says

U.S. President Donald Trump says he can broker the Mideast peace agreement his predecessors failed to secure, using negotiating skills he developed as a New York real-estate mogul. Since taking office in January he has hosted Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and last month …

6 Palestinians detained, 1 injured after violent local disputes erupt in East Jerusalem

Shufat refugee camp (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP, File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Six Palestinians were detained and one was injured during separate local disputes that erupted in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday night, according to an Israeli police spokesperson. Luba al-Samri wrote in a statement that a dispute developed between two families in …

Israel approves plans to tighten grip on East Jerusalem

Palestinian leaders have denounced new construction projects they say will further tighten Israel‘s grip on occupied East Jerusalem and its holy places, including the incendiary site of Al-Aqsa mosque. The most elaborate plan is for a cable car intended to bring thousands of visitors an hour to the Western Wall …