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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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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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EU, Israel mull possible return of observer forces to Rafah crossing

In light of the Egypt-brokered reconciliation agreement that was signed between Fatah and Hamas, the European Union (EU) has begun preparing for the return of its Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) at the Rafah crossing which connects the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Israel’s Ynet reported today. The news agency revealed …

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EU provides €13 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals

PNN/ Ramallah/ The EU provided €13 million to help East Jerusalem Hospitals maintain critical medical services to Palestinians. The EU says it supports the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network to stay open and continue providing essential care to thousands of patients from the West Bank and Gaza. These Hospitals are among …

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Palestinians gauge economic impact of reconciliation

Despite numerous failures in the past, many Palestinians and officials involved in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation seem optimistic about this attempt. They now are evaluating the potential economic effects of the national consensus agreement signed Oct. 12 that reunites Fatah, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, which administers the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority (PA) met …

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How the EU mocks the victims of Israel’s crimes

Ali Abunimah Power Suits 18 October 2017 On Wednesday morning, Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. As usual, the pretext was that the owners had failed to obtain a permit – something the occupation municipality almost never grants to Palestinians. A day earlier, nine Palestinians were …

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What Not To Expect from a Palestinian Unity Deal

The scene was all too familiar: A group of Palestinian men from rival factions Hamas and Fatah, plus a representative of a brotherly Arab country acting as interlocutor, all huddled on a small podium shaking hands before an even larger crowd of journalists. On Thursday, an agreement was signed between …

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Statement by the HR/VP on the agreement regarding intra-Palestinian reconciliation

Bruxelles, 13/10/2017 – 12:38 – UNIQUE ID: 171013_6 Statements by the HR/VP Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the agreement regarding intra-Palestinian reconciliation The agreement signed by Fatah and Hamas in Cairo on 12 October can become an important step towards a full return of the Palestinian Authority to …

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Israel approves 3,800 new settlement units in Hebron

PNN/ Hebron/ More than 3,800 housing units in illegal West Bank Israeli settlements will be given final approval next week. According to the Israeli Channel 2,  3,829 housing units in the Hebron area will be given building permits next week by the Civil Administration Higher Planning Committee. The new units …

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UNCTAD: 50 Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty

  This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to …

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