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Military court in Gaza gives suspects 10 days to hand themselves in

The Permanent Military Court in Gaza issued a 10-day ultimatum on Wednesday for five suspects to surrender themselves to the military judiciary, Safa News Agency has reported. The court said that the five suspects would be classified as fugitives if they do not comply, and will be tried and sentenced in absentia. …

Final reconciliation agreement to be announced in Cairo press conference today

PNN/ Cairo/ The two major Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas today will announce the final reconciliation agreement in a press release in the Egyptian capital of Cairo at 1:00 PM today. The two groups held on Tuesday and Wednesday two sessions of national dialogue in Cairo described as held in …

Initial agreement points of the Palestinian reconciliation meeting in Cairo

PNN/ Cairo/ The Palestinian reconciliation meeting sponsored by Cairo on Tuesday has reportedly had a positive atmosphere, according to a statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting that lasted until the a late hour. The statement said that the talks were held “out of a sense of national responsibility and …

PA’s Abbas fears being sidelined by Egypt-Hamas-Dahlan alliance

GAZA CITY/RAMALLAH, Palestine – Amid a flurry of excitement about the reconciliation pact between Hamas and Fatah, the Palestinian Authority is increasingly concerned about the Egyptian role in the talks. In the PA’s eyes, Cairo is not even attempting to hide its support for both Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, both rivals to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, …

Fatah, Hamas begin reconciliation talks in Cairo

PNN/ Cairo/ Representatives from the Fatah and Hamas parties today began the reconciliation talks in the Egyptian capital, a week after the Fatah ruled Palestinian Authority visited the Hamas controlled Gaza strip, in order to start the process. The meetings in Cairo are centred around implementing the 2011 Cairo Agreement, which …

Palestinian reconciliation? What’s driving Hamas and Fatah this time.

OCTOBER 9, 2017  JERUSALEM—The political and ideological tensions between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah exploded into civil war a decade ago. There were clashes, shootouts, and execution-style killings in the streets. Rivals were even thrown off high-rise rooftops. The internecine fighting that claimed some 600 lives by the spring of 2007 …

Hamas’ weapons risk could kill Palestinian reconciliation

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah took the first step toward assuming control of Gaza’s administration when he and all the ministers of the national consensus government arrived there from Ramallah on Oct. 2. The success of the government’s visit to the Gaza Strip “will pave the way for other …

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model

2017 – An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence – the most common form of violence against women in the Arab world – was spotlighted this week at one of the United Nations regional commissions, based in Beirut, Lebanon. “Our ultimate goal has always been to …

Palestinian Government Sets Economic Reform Plan for Gaza Strip

Ramallah– Kifah Zboun Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah presented on Wednesday highlights of his government’s economic reform plan in the Gaza Strip. “We have plans ready for action,” said Hamdallah, who remained in Gaza with a group of ministers following a Cabinet session on Tuesday. “We hope we can invest …