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Fatah’s Central Committee discusses developments with reconciliation

RAMALLAH, October 16, 2017 (WAFA) – The Fatah Central Committee held on Sunday night in Ramallah a meeting chaired by President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the latest developments since the signing in Cairo of the reconciliation accord with Hamas, Fatah’s deputy head Mahmoud Aloul said on Monday. He told the …

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UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah

16 October 2017 – Meeting the Palestinian Prime Minister today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement signed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 12 October. In particular, the agreement provides for the return of the …

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Amid reconciliation efforts, Palestine sets its eyes on Gaza gas field

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Natural gas off the coast of the Gaza Strip under the Palestinian territorial waters in the eastern Mediterranean sea remains a prime focus of the Palestinian Authority (PA). While the PA has tried to exploit natural gas in a step to strengthen the Palestinian economy …

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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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Israeli tech companies start contracting in Gaza

GAZA STRIP — Palestinians are increasingly joining the programming and information technology (IT) sector, one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the Palestinian economy. Statistics issued by PalTrade in 2016 showed that the annual growth rate of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is 25% with a market share estimated at $500 million …

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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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Palestinian news network suspended by YouTube over Gaza war footage

The YouTube channel of a prominent Palestinian news website was on Thursday suspended over a video it posted during the 2014 Gaza war showing members of Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades. In an editorial posted on its website, the al-Quds network, which is based in Gaza, claimed the suspension was the result of …

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Military court in Gaza gives suspects 10 days to hand themselves in

The Permanent Military Court in Gaza issued a 10-day ultimatum on Wednesday for five suspects to surrender themselves to the military judiciary, Safa News Agency has reported. The court said that the five suspects would be classified as fugitives if they do not comply, and will be tried and sentenced in absentia. …

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Final reconciliation agreement to be announced in Cairo press conference today

PNN/ Cairo/ The two major Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas today will announce the final reconciliation agreement in a press release in the Egyptian capital of Cairo at 1:00 PM today. The two groups held on Tuesday and Wednesday two sessions of national dialogue in Cairo described as held in …

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Initial agreement points of the Palestinian reconciliation meeting in Cairo

PNN/ Cairo/ The Palestinian reconciliation meeting sponsored by Cairo on Tuesday has reportedly had a positive atmosphere, according to a statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting that lasted until the a late hour. The statement said that the talks were held “out of a sense of national responsibility and …

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