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Israel is still planning to displace even more Palestinians

Since the 1948 Nakba when Israel was created in the historic land of Palestine, which resulted in the ethnic cleansing of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland, successive Israeli governments have continued to propose political and demographic plans for the displacement of more Palestinians from the West Bank, the …

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EU to pay PA €24.5m to cover wages

The European Union (EU) has offered to give the Palestinian Authority (PA) €24.5 million ($27 million) to pay the August salaries and pensions of about 56,000 civil servants in the occupied West Bank, Safa news agency reported yesterday. In a statement, acting EU Representative Thomas Nicholson said: “We are aware of the deep …

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Intel: How cooperation at Gaza-Egypt border fell victim to Palestinian infighting

The Palestinian government withdrew its civil servants manning the border between Gaza and Egypt on Sunday, only to see them quickly replaced by staff loyal to the Islamist Hamas movement. The moves come as Palestinian infighting intensives in Gaza, with Hamas and Fatah escalating their war of words while arresting …

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EU diplomats express concern, call on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian structures

The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed “strong concern” on Monday about the Israeli dismantling and confiscation of a donor-funded women’s center and kindergarten serving the Bedouin and refugee community of Jabal al-Baba, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on 25 July. Jabal …

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The explosion in Gaza is coming

The constant fascist statements made by the Israeli enemy officials and the continued hostility began with the 12-year blockade and continued with the phenomenon of opening fire on the protesters, air strikes, the destruction of homes and vital facilities and factories, the burning of crops, the flooding of fishing boats, …

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Mahmoud Abbas may well be shooting himself in the foot, but where is Fatah?

SHARES Share to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsAppShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to MoreAddthisMore It is no secret that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is experiencing an unprecedented political crisis, in light of the measures that the Trump administration is taking to impose a “peace” deal tailored to the Israeli occupation. …

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Netanyahu forms alliances to block European support for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to get closer to countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In so doing the Israeli prime minister is seeking to form a pro-Israel alternative to the European Union, which includes countries that traditionally supported Israel but criticized its settlement policy in Palestinian occupied …

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“ We are building an accountable Palestinian Police force ”

As Head of the Police Advisory Section, Simon O’Connor supervises a team of 28 uniformed Police Advisers from the European Union Member States and Canada, as well as five civilian Palestinian nationals. “Our task is to advise and mentor the Palestinian Civil Police to enable their 8,500 officers to provide …

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Massacre in Gaza: Beyond the two-state solution

After every fresh horror reported in Israel-Palestine, observers note that the two-state solution is in jeopardy. Yet following the latest massacre, of at least 60 civilian protesters from Gaza at the hands of Israeli forces, and after years of increasing misery in the densely populated coastal strip as Israel maintains …

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150 European trade unions, parties, NGOs and faith groups call on EU to stop funding Israeli arms companies

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework Programs.

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