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Abbas tightens grip on Palestinian governmental bodies

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has tightened his grip on the PLO after he officially approved the distribution of tasks and departments among the Executive Committee’s members on Aug. 1. Under the new distribution, Abbas, who heads the PLO’s Executive Committee, assumed the position of chairman and head of the National Fund, which …

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Gaza and the three-state solution

The Palestinian in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip elected Hamas to run the Palestinian Authority in 2006. Ismail Haniyeh became the Prime Minister according to Palestinian law and the election results — deemed “free and fair” by independent monitors — but the international community and adjacent countries did …

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‘Hamas delegation has returned to Egypt with all the answers’

Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said that the movement’s delegation, which arrived in Gaza last week, returned to Cairo with full information about all  the issues surrounding the Palestinian issue, the Safa news agency reported yesterday.

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Israel detains Palestinian journalist, the fifth in one week

The Israeli military detained on Wednesday Palestinian journalist, Mohammad Muna, who runs Hawa Nablus radio station, after raiding his  home in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to local and Palestinian security sources. They said an army unit raided Muna’s home east of Nablus, searched it and detained …

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EU diplomats express concern, call on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian structures

The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed “strong concern” on Monday about the Israeli dismantling and confiscation of a donor-funded women’s center and kindergarten serving the Bedouin and refugee community of Jabal al-Baba, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on 25 July. Jabal …

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Euro-Med publishes Arabic translation of ESCWA report on Israel’s apartheid after its withdrawal from UN archives

A translated version of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s (ESCWA) report titled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid” was issued by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med). Last year, the report was withdrawn days after its release at the request …

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Newspaper Review: PLO Executive Committee meeting focus of dailies

News about the PLO Executive Committee meeting that took place in the city of Ramallah hit the front pages of three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday. Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Saturday following its meeting in Ramallah, …

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Palestinians are being impoverished by the manipulation of humanitarian aid

In March, the World Bank issued a press release stating that the deterioration in Gaza’s humanitarian situation is preventing economic growth. Among the destabilisation factors mentioned were the lack of access to basic services, unemployment and cuts in UNRWA funding. Israel’s colonial violence was excluded completely from the analysis presented …

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