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Palestinian court drops case against ex-Fatah strongman Dahlan

RAMALLAH (AFP) — A Palestinian court on Sunday dismissed a high-profile corruption case against exiled Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan, a defense lawyer told AFP. Sevag Torossian said the Ramallah-based corruption court had ruled that the charges against Dahlan — once a leading figure in Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party …

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Palestine Denounces Israel to the ICC

Palestine will file its first complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1, the very same day as enters it enters into force the accession of Palestine to the court. The complaint will cover the conflict in Gaza in July 2014 and the Israeli settlements expansion …

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MADA demands an investigation on the assault against the journalist Abu Mghaiseb

Ramallah- 2/3/2015- The Palestinian police in Gaza Strip detained and assaulted the editor at Sawt Al-Quds radio station Khaled Ismael Abu Mghaiseb while he was covering a sit-in on Friday against poor living conditions in Gaza. They interrogated him until midnight at the police station in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood. Abu Mghaiseb …

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Women's roles in Hamas slowly evolve

Author: Adnan Abu Amer Since its inception in late 1987, Hamas has focused on women’s activities, acknowledging the role of women in upbringing the individual, family and community. Hamas’ interest in women’s affairs has been evident since the early stages of the movement’s formation, when women occupied regulatory positions. Hamas …

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Palestine becomes ICC observer

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestine became an observer at the International Criminal Court at the Hague on Monday, UN envoy Riyad Mansour said. The Palestinian official said the move would strengthen possibilities for Palestinian statehood. Mansour said Palestine’s new status at the ICC was “another victory for Palestinians at the international …

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Families Under the Rubble – Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes

Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. Families under the Rubble: Israeli attacks on inhabited homes …

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Anti-corruption commission pursues PLO land theft

The Palestinian Authority’s anti-corruption commission is working to retrieve PLO-owned land registered to individual PLO leaders, commission chief Rafiq Natsha said Wednesday. So far in 2012, the commission has recovered around 400 dunums of PLO -owned land, Natsha told Ma’an. In the past, the PLO’s land was registered as the …

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PACC and UNDP Sign USD 270,000 Agreement to Enhance Anti-Corruption Efforts

Source PNN The Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS), signed an agreement worth USD 270,000 to enhance anti-corruption efforts and increase citizen’s participation in the occupied Palestinian territory. The agreement …

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