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PA signs deal to settle debts to Israel electricity firm

Palestinian electricity supplier PETL in Ramallah has reached an historic deal to settle the Palestinian Authority’s debts to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), Israeli economic outlet the Globe revealed yesterday. Nearly one billion shekels ($277 million) is owed by the PA to the IEC with the deal setting out a timeframe …

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Determining humanitarian relief at the expense of Palestinian political rights

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing a $300 million financial deficit which, according to the organisaiton’s spokesman in Gaza, Adnan Abu Hasna, may jeopardise services to Palestinian refugees after August this year. Israel and the US have lobbied tirelessly …

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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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Thousands of Palestinians protest in solidarity with prisoners

Thousands of Palestinians on Tuesday morning went out to the streets to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, in different cities of the West Bank and Gaza.

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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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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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