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Israel approves 300 news settlement units in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Planning Committee to approve 300 new units in the illegal settlement of Dolev in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli media reported yesterday. “We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies,” Netanyahu was reported by Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post as saying. “We …

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Israel detains 20 Palestinians in overnight raids in West Bank, including four journalists

The Israeli army detained in overnight and early morning raids on Monday 20 Palestinians from throughout the occupied West Bank, including four journalists detained in the Ramallah area, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said seven Palestinians were detained in the Ramallah area, including four journalists and the …

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Clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank village leave one with critical gun wounds

One Palestinian was critically injured in the belly on Friday in the Ramallah-area village of Kobar during clashes with Israeli soldiers who have been harassing the village and its residents since a village member stabbed three Israelis in the illegal settlement of Adam on Thursday night, said the Ministry of …

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Will Palestinian Authority revamp PLO?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Nov. 27, the two rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas delayed to Dec. 10 the final transfer of power over the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority (PA) — which was set for Dec. 1 under the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo Oct. 12. This comes …

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US: Communication with Palestinian Authority continues

The US State Department announced that contact between Washington and the Palestinian Authority is continuing despite the department’s decision to close the PLO office. Spokesman Heather Nauert told reporters in a briefing on Tuesday “in our view, communications are not frozen”. “Conversations will be taking place. We are in contact …

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Professors of Palestinian universities strike over row with PA

Professors from Palestinian universities across the Gaza Strip and West Bank went on a one day strike, Monday, to protest the withdrawal of Palestinian Authority (PA) ministry of education and higher education from financial and administrative agreements reached in 2008, reports Quds Press. The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and …

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Israel army ‘reprimands’ commanders following shooting of Palestinian siblings

The Israeli army has taken “disciplinary action” against two commanders involved in the shooting of Palestinian siblings on 31 October, which left one man dead and his sister wounded. According to a report in Haaretz, the commander of the Givati infantry brigade, Colonel Dado Bar Kalifa, reprimanded the deputy company commander …

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Factions differ on priorities in Palestine talks

Cairo: Rival Palestinian factions resumed reconciliation talks in Cairo on Tuesday as differences surfaced over the best way to implement their deal to end a decade-old rift that has hampered efforts towards statehood. The Palestinian National Authority, led by President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, retook control of Gaza’s border crossings …

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UN warns of conflict in Gaza if talks fail

United Nations: Conflict is likely to once again engulf Gaza if a deal on the return of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to the Hamas-controlled enclave fails, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned Monday. Addressing the Security Council on the eve of talks in Cairo between Palestinian factions, …

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