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Why hasn’t Abbas lifted sanctions on Gaza?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are outraged that sanctions against Gaza remain in place despite the reconciliation agreement signed Oct. 12 by Fatah and Hamas in Cairo. They are upset in particular about the reduced fuel supply to Gaza’s only power plant. Any euphoria over news of …

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Palestinian presidency rejects Haaretz report

The Palestinian presidency has refuted a report quoting Israeli politicians as saying that Mahmoud Abbas told them he would not appoint Hamas figures to his cabinet if they did not publicly recognise Israel. Abbas’ alleged comments were made in a meeting with 12 ex-Israeli members of parliament who visited him on Sunday in …

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Israel: Protests against sale of Orthodox Church property

Muslim and Christian Israeli Arabs yesterday held a protest in Haifa against selling Orthodox Church property in Jerusalem and other areas to Jews, Al-Resalah newspaper reported. The Council of the Palestinian Orthodox Sect called for the protest after news leaks about property being sold – reportedly by Patriarch Theophilos III – to …

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Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine’s oldest archaeological site

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Young people launched a trending hashtag to urge the Palestinian Council of Ministers in its Oct. 17 session to halt all forms of pre-construction work at the archaeological Tall es-Sakan site in the northern Gaza Strip. The young Palestinians launched an Arabic hashtag that translates as “Save Tall es-Sakan,” which went viral …

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Israeli settlement’s sewage destroys Palestinian agricultural land near Nablus

Trees destroyed from settlement sewage dumped on agricultural land in the village of Deir al-Hatab, east of Nablus. The land is located near  Alon Moreh settlement. NABLUS, October 24, 2017 (WAFA) – Sewage from the illegal Israeli settlement of Alon Moreh has destroyed rich agricultural land in the village of Deir …

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Ziad Doueiri film dropped from Ramallah festival

Ramallah – A film festival in Ramallah has ended without the screening of a movie by a Lebanese director following calls by Palestinian activists to boycott his work over his “normalisation” with Israel. The Insult, directed and co-written by Ziad Doueiri, was scheduled to close the Days of Cinema festival on …

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Palestinian call to boycott Lebanese film

Ramallah: A Palestinian city on Sunday cancelled the planned screening of a Lebanese film after activists called for a boycott over the director’s “normalisation” with Israel. “The Insult”, which deals with the Lebanese civil war, was scheduled to be screened Monday in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, as part …

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Israel seizes land from Nabi Saleh village to expand settlement

RAMALLAH, October 23, 2017 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation’s military government issued orders on Monday expropriating Palestinian land near the illegal settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah, a local activist said on Monday. Mohammad Tamimi, from the anti-settlements committee, told WAFA that farmers from the village of Nabi Saleh were …

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Unremitting Collective Punishment against Palestinians

Israel continues to target the family members of Palestinians who have allegedly committed attacks by subjecting them to an array of punitive measures. Recent measures have targeted the lives and means of livelihood of family members of the accused, including through the confiscation of their money and personal property. The …

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Palestinian anti-Balfour posters banned from London transport network

Palestinian campaign raising awareness about impact of 1917 declaration blocked by transport authorities for contravening advertising guidelines A proposed publicity campaign on London’s underground network by a group representing Palestinians in the UK to raise awareness about next month’s centenary of the Balfour declaration has been blocked by transport authorities. …

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