Wednesday , 28 June 2017

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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 …

19-year-old Palestinian detained for ‘inciting violence’ on social media

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police detained a 19-year-old Palestinian from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on Monday based on posts he made to his Facebook and Instagram accounts, amid a severe crackdown by Israeli authorities on Palestinian freedom expression. Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri wrote in a statement …

Gazans worried by Qatari crisis

Residents of Gaza express concern over Qatar’s rift with some Arab states that could affect aid to impoverished region. Aid groups and residents of the Gaza Strip have expressed concern over Qatar’s rift with several Arab countries, which could affect aid to the impoverished region. Jan Egeland, secretary-general of the …