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Will Palestinian Authority revamp PLO?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Nov. 27, the two rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas delayed to Dec. 10 the final transfer of power over the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority (PA) — which was set for Dec. 1 under the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo Oct. 12. This comes …

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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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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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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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Israeli court orders PA, Palestinian prisoners to pay $18m over killing Israelis in 2001

The Israeli District Court in Jerusalem has ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) and six Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to pay NIS62m ($18m) in compensation for Israeli settlers killed in 2001, Quds Press reported on Sunday. Reporting Israeli media, Quds Press said that the six Palestinians, from the former Fatah’s military wing Al-Aqsa Brigades, …

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Palestinians reject reports of Saudi pressure on Abbas

Palestinian officials have rejected a report by an Israeli news outlet that said Saudi Arabia ordered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to accept a US peace initiative or resign. Israel’s Channel 10 carried the report on Sunday, shortly after an unplanned visit by the Palestinian leader to Saudi Arabia last …

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Inauguration of the Conference on the Palestinian Child’s Suffering

H.R.H. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Akl Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, together with President Mahmood Abbas of the State of Palestine, inaugurated on 12 November 2017 the conference on “the Palestinian Child’s Suffering” organized under the aegis of the League of Arab States. Dr. Yousef A. Al Othaimeen, …

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Israel to lift tight controls over Gaza reconstruction materials

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel has agreed to suspend on Jan. 1 the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), a deal Palestinian contractors say has put many of them out of business and cost the Contractors Union millions of dollars a month, according to a representative of the new consensus government. …

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