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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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EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ seen as ultimatum to Palestinians

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON – A US team is in the process of finalising President Donald Trump’s “ultimate deal” for peace between Palestinians and Israel, a Western diplomat and Palestinian officials have told Middle East Eye. The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss the issue with the media, …

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Palestinian factions agree on presidential and legislative elections

Palestinian factions said on Wednesday they agreed to hold elections by the end of 2018 and praised the unity deal aimed at ending a long-running dispute between Fatah and Hamas. The call for elections was made in a joint statement at the end of two days of closed-door talks in …

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US consulate in Jerusalem clarifies to PNN: US Deputy Consul General statement on Economic Solutions

Jerusalem /PNN/ The US consulate in Jerusalem  issued  a statement clarifying US Deputy Consul in Jerusalem, Mike Hankey,  statement saying it was a result of a linguistic error. The consulate added that consul spoke in Arabic and did not mean what was issued,  clarifying that Intended quote was: “there cannot be …

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Israel officials prepare for mass demolition in occupied East Jerusalem

November 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Published in: Israel, Middle East, News, Palestine Israeli officials from the Jerusalem municipality and police examined five buildings in the Kafr Aqab neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem yesterday, in preparation for their demolition. The buildings, erected without the almost impossible to obtain “permit”, are currently home to some 138 …

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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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Will this Palestinian organization weather funding storm?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) issued a press statement Oct. 29 saying that the European Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (HR/IHL Secretariat) decided to entirely defund the organization on the grounds of incitement to violence against Israel. The HR/IHL Secretariat is a joint donor …

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