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Analysis: Are the Palestinians reviving the wave of terror?

The attacks over the weekend carry the characteristics of the current terrorism wave: “lone wolves,” young terrorists and weapons that can be found anywhere, such as a knife or cars.   Silence is filth, the Revsionist Zionism movement’s founder Ze’ev Jabotinsky said. His disciples in the government today, the most …

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Palestinian family forcibly evicted from its home in occupied East Jerusalem

Today, the Israeli Police forcibly evicted eight Palestinians, including two children, from their home in the Old City of East Jerusalem, and transferred the property to an Israeli settler organization (Ateret Cohanim), that reportedly purchased it in the 1980s. The evicted family has been renting this property since the 1930s. …

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Obama & Palestine: The Last Chance

Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos– Palestinian protestors running from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers at a weekly protest against the Israeli occupation, West Bank, Nabi Saleh, 2013 Nathan Thrall in the New York Review of Books: Obama’s words, however, were not matched by his deeds. After giving up on his short-lived …

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Lieberman to permit entry from Gaza into Israel if quiet maintained

Defense Minister says that he is not ruling out issuing Israeli work permits to Gaza residents after nearly a decade since they were all cancelled following Hamas’ rise to power; ‘Israel wants to reduce humanitarian pressure but not risk security.’ Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that if quiet is …

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6 Palestinians held by PA without charge stage hunger strike amid torture allegations

      Protesters in Ramallah demand release of 6 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by PA without charge. Sep. 3, 2016 (Photo: Social media) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Nearly a week into the the hunger strike of six Palestinians who have been held in custody by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for …

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Palestinian PM welcomes US court decision to dismiss $655 million case against PA, PLO

Palestinian PM welcomes US court decision to dismiss $655 million case against PA, PLO Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah gestures during an interview in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sept. 7, 2014 (AFP/Abbas Momani, File) Palestinian PM welcomes US court decision to dismiss $655 million case against PA, …

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Abbas cracks down on weapons as West Bank faces uncertain future

Leading Fatah officials are arming their followers in preparation for the post-Abbas era in the West Bank – but the president is having none of it Palestinian security forces in the West Bank (File/AFP) The West Bank is arming itself for the post-Abbas era, but the 81-year-old Palestinian Authority president …

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UN sees surge in Israeli settlements after Quartet report

Israeli construction cranes and excavators at the building site of new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Gilo in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem (AFP) Israeli settlement expansion has surged in the two months since the diplomatic Quartet called for a halt to the construction of Jewish outposts on Palestinian land, …

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Hamdallah, Nablus governor hold security meeting over deadly events in Nablus

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Governor of Nablus Akram Rujoub met on Saturday with security services commanders in Nablus to discuss possible means to “achieve stability” in the northern occupied West Bank district, in the aftermath of deadly clashes between residents and policemen. A series of …

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Mass strike continues in Nablus, calls to end it

ALRAY, Nablus – The commercial strike continues in Nablus for the third day in a row, in protest for the execution of Ahmad Halwa by the PA security forces, after he was arrest last Tuesday. Media sources reported that the majority of the commercial shops refused to open their doors, …

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