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President Abbas meets Saudi crown prince

RIYADH, November 8, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas met in Riyadh on Wednesday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The President briefed the Crown Prince on the latest developments in the Palestinian issue and US efforts to move the peace process forward as well as the developments in the …

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President Abbas to visit Kuwait next week

RAMALLAH, November 8, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas is schedule to visit Kuwait next week as Kuwait hosts an international conference on the suffering of Palestinian children, with the participation of ministers of social affairs from all Arab countries, as well as ministers from Palestine and 58 other parties, …

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Palestine-Israel security coordination resumes

RAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank: The head of the Palestinian police in the occupied West Bank confirmed on Wednesday that security coordination had resumed with Israel, after it was partly suspended in July. “Everyone is coordinating now. That means things returned to what they were before July 14,” Hazem Atallah said. …

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Ramallah: Seminar on Ending Impunity for Crimes against Palestinian Journalists

PNN/ Ramallah/ Palestinian journalists and Human Rights activists today highlighted the various violations committed against them in the Palestine, whether out by Israeli occupation or the violations by the Palestinian authorities, in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. The Seminar was organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and …

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Gaza traders, consumers welcome end of double taxation

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Authority (PA) announced Nov. 1 that it had officially taken over crossings into and out of Gaza within the framework of implementing the reconciliation agreement signed between Fatah and Hamas on Oct. 12 in Cairo. On the same day, Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh said in a press statement, “The …

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Palestinian police chief says Hamas must disarm

RAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank: The head of the Palestinian police said Wednesday that Hamas must disarm to allow a landmark reconciliation deal signed last month with rivals Fatah to succeed. Hazem Atallah’s comments came as cracks began to show in the Palestinian reconciliation deal mediated by Egypt over the issue …

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Why hasn’t Abbas lifted sanctions on Gaza?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are outraged that sanctions against Gaza remain in place despite the reconciliation agreement signed Oct. 12 by Fatah and Hamas in Cairo. They are upset in particular about the reduced fuel supply to Gaza’s only power plant. Any euphoria over news of …

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Israel to return body of Palestinian shot for driving in ‘suspicious manner’

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities are set return the body of slain Palestinian Muhammad Moussa, 26, to his family on Friday, according to official Palestinian sources. Walid Wahdan of the Palestinian Civil Defense said that medical crews would receive Moussa’s body at the northern entrance of Salfit city in the …

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On Balfour anniversary, state run media comes out in black

RAMALLAH, November 2, 2017 (WAFA) – Marking the 100 year anniversary for the sad occasion of the Balfour Declaration, the state-run media in Palestine came out on Thursday in black. In a clear shift from the normal white background and black font, the Arabic wire of WAFA News Agency came …

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Palestinian government resumes control of Rafah crossing with Egypt

Ceremony at Rafah crossing to hand over control to the Palestinian government. (WAFA photo) RAFAH, November 1, 2017 (WAFA) – For the first time since July 2007, the Palestinian government resumed control on Wednesday of the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the south of the Gaza Strip marking a new …

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