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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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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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Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine’s oldest archaeological site

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Young people launched a trending hashtag to urge the Palestinian Council of Ministers in its Oct. 17 session to halt all forms of pre-construction work at the archaeological Tall es-Sakan site in the northern Gaza Strip. The young Palestinians launched an Arabic hashtag that translates as “Save Tall es-Sakan,” which went viral …

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Meet the generation of Palestinian division

Back in June 2007, Palestinian Ihab Abu Armanah, 18, was taking his national high school exams, the “tawjihi,” at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip amid an exchange of fire between Hamas and Fatah gunmen. On June 14, 2007, Hamas took over Gaza, and the geographical division turned into …

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Palestinians fear media crackdown could signal return to direct Israeli military rule

MEE contributor Thursday 19 October 2017 13:00 UTC RAMALLAH, Palestine – Israel’s closure of Palestinian media companies in the West Bank on Wednesday has stoked fears of a return to the old form of Israeli occupation, not experienced since before the Oslo Accords established Palestinian autonomy. In 1994, Israel transferred civil and security …

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Why Palestine needs national library more than presidential palace

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Does Palestine need a new presidential palace or a national library? When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas opted for the latter, he received the approval of the country’s academics and book buffs, who herald the future library as a major tool to bring together Palestine’s scattered archives. …

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Palestine 2015 attacks triggered new path of resistance

Two years since the spark of October 2015 uprising, young Palestinians set new path of fighting the Israeli oppression. Just before noon on a warm October day, a shopkeeper in the Old City of Jerusalem was thinking about the young man who moments ago had asked him for a lighter, …

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 27 September 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (20 – 27 September 2017)   An armed Palestinian was killed at the entrance to “Har Adar” settlement, northwest of Jerusalem. A Palestinian civilian wounded during Kafer Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqiliya. Israeli forces conducted 85 incursions into Palestinian communities …

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Amnesty International: Israel has been banning Palestinian protests for 50 years

LONDON, August 26, 2017 (WAFA) – For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones,  Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday. Marking 50 years since Israel …

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The End of This Road: The Decline of the Palestinian National Movement

Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi have been involved in Palestinian peace negotiations for three decades, and are senior associate members of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and co-authors of “A Framework for a Palestinian National Security Doctrine.” Agha most recently carried out backchannel negotiations during the Obama Administration’s failed effort …

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