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Palestinian police patrol Hebron in rare sight for locals

Palestinians in the old town of Hebron were recently surprised to see armed and uniformed officers of the Palestinian security forces patrolling the town for the first time since 1997. The city in the southern West Bank is divided into two parts under the Hebron Protocol signed in 1997 between Israel and the PLO. …

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Three killed in Israeli strike on Gaza, including pregnant woman and her baby

Three Palestinians, a pregnant woman and her baby, and a man, were killed in Israeli warplane airstrikes on Gaza on Wednesday night. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that three Palestinians were killed, and six others were wounded in Israeli attacks on the strip, as Israel targeted what it called …

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Gaza and the three-state solution

The Palestinian in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip elected Hamas to run the Palestinian Authority in 2006. Ismail Haniyeh became the Prime Minister according to Palestinian law and the election results — deemed “free and fair” by independent monitors — but the international community and adjacent countries did …

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‘Hamas delegation has returned to Egypt with all the answers’

Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said that the movement’s delegation, which arrived in Gaza last week, returned to Cairo with full information about all  the issues surrounding the Palestinian issue, the Safa news agency reported yesterday.

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Humanitarian Coordinator urges Israel to allow emergency fuel into Gaza

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, called upon the Israeli authorities on Wednesday to immediately allow the entry of UN-purchased emergency fuel into the besieged Gaza Strip. McGoldrick said, in a press statement by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory, “restricting the …

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Survey: The majority of Israelis support military campaign in Gaza

The monthly academic survey, Peace Index, published by the Israeli Institute for Democracy and Tel Aviv University, showed that the majority of Israelis support the inclusion of the principle of equality into the recent “nation-state law.” The survey has also referred to the security tension on both Israeli fronts, namely …

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Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its closure on the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier. The Israeli statement came hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due …

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