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EU wants P4+1 model on Israeli settlements

There is unprecedented concern and alarm at European Union headquarters with Israel’s accelerated settlement and annexation policies. EU leadership and some of its leading member states consider themselves as the real architects of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on the Israeli settlements. Indeed, France joined forces with Egypt and the …

Ramallah court sentences man to lifetime of hard labor for ‘honor killing’ of 2 sisters

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian appeals court in Ramallah on Monday sentenced a man to a lifetime of hard labor after he was found guilty of killing his two sisters in 2006 in Qalqiliya in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources told Ma’an Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. …

Fatah seventh conference: What was missing from Abbas’ speech?

RAMALLAH, West Bank — After casting his ballot in Fatah’s recent elections, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Dec. 3 it had been a peak democratic experience. “This is a democratic festival by all accounts, the world could see that these meetings were correct and transparent and democratic.” There was …

EU, Spain donate 21 million euros to support Palestinian families in need

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The European Union (EU) and Spain announced in a statement on Saturday that they would be providing €21 million to “support families in need” in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. The contribution will be made to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) payment of social allowances …

Third Annual Report of Complaints at Government Institutions: 2015

Foreword of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers   The Directorate General of Complaints at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers was established based on the government’s determination to promote transparency and accountability in the Palestinian society. It also works towards encouraging citizens to play an …

European dignitaries: Anti-BDS measures violate human rights

London/PNN/ Around 200 European lawyers and academics have said steps by Britain and other countries to discourage support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement may violate fundamental human rights. According to The Independent newspaper, a recent open letter signed by legal experts from Britain and 14 other …

Israel’s wildfires ‘all out’ following international firefighting efforts

[AFP] Firefighters extinguished blazes ravaging Israel and parts of the occupied West Bank that forced tens of thousands to flee their homes and saw more than 20 people arrested, authorities said Sunday. “There are no active sites left,” fire and rescue service spokesman Yoram Levy told AFP. “Since last night it’s pretty …

West Bank arms itself in run-up to succession war for post-Abbas era

A Palestinian demonstrator holds a poster of Mahmoud Abbas during a rally in support of the president in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 4 October (Reuters) NABLUS, West Bank –  On a recent Friday, dozens of security men dressed in green-olive uniforms were deployed along the main street near …

PA carries out mass arrests of Islamic Jihad members

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement accused the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday of carrying out a mass arrest campaign against its members in the occupied West Bank, Quds Presshas reported. Furthermore, said the movement, PA security officers also violate the rights of its members’ families. Islamic Jihad blamed PA President Mahmoud …

Palestinian Authority, European Union lay cornerstone of Dura Courthouse

  DURA, HEBRON, October 5, 2016 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Authority and the European Union (EU) laid on Tuesday the cornerstone of the new Dura courthouse in Hebron, according to an EU press release. The new 5000 square meters courthouse, which is part of a comprehensive program of support to …