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Fatah’s Central Committee discusses developments with reconciliation

RAMALLAH, October 16, 2017 (WAFA) – The Fatah Central Committee held on Sunday night in Ramallah a meeting chaired by President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the latest developments since the signing in Cairo of the reconciliation accord with Hamas, Fatah’s deputy head Mahmoud Aloul said on Monday. He told the …

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Palestinian news network suspended by YouTube over Gaza war footage

The YouTube channel of a prominent Palestinian news website was on Thursday suspended over a video it posted during the 2014 Gaza war showing members of Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades. In an editorial posted on its website, the al-Quds network, which is based in Gaza, claimed the suspension was the result of …

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Israel approves 3,800 new settlement units in Hebron

PNN/ Hebron/ More than 3,800 housing units in illegal West Bank Israeli settlements will be given final approval next week. According to the Israeli Channel 2,  3,829 housing units in the Hebron area will be given building permits next week by the Civil Administration Higher Planning Committee. The new units …

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Farmers denied access to their land after Israel closes rural road

BETHLEHEM, October 5, 2017 (WAFA) – With the olive picking season just around the corner, Israel closed on Thursday a rural road in Housan, west of Bethlehem, making farmers’ access to their land the more difficult, according to Hasan Hamamreh, head of Housan village council. He told WAFA that an …

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WHO release a report on GAZA referrals and access

PNN/ Gaza/ World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on Gaza referrals and access on which the wrote that, 45% of patients delayed or denied security permits by Israeli authorities: Of 1,883 patient applications for a permit to exit Gaza through Erez checkpoint for hospital appointments in August 2017, …

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Israeli state asks Supreme Court to forcibly transfer Khan al-Ahmar community

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli state has called on the Israeli Supreme Court to approve plans to demolish an entire Palestinian Bedouin community and forcibly transfer its residents to the town of Abu Dis, which human rights groups say would amount to a war crime. The state submitted its response …

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Israel set to advance plans for 2,000 settlement homes next week

Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. …

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Israel & the State of Palestine CAAC Bulletin – Third quarter of 2016: Children Affected by Armed Conflict

Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children. Members of the working group include: B’Tselem, …

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Palestinians decry church patriarch’s role in land deal

Greek Orthodox Church plunged into renewed crisis as its leaders are accused of selling off land to Jewish settlers. Occupied East Jerusalem – The Greek Orthodox Church has been plunged into a renewed crisis in the Holy Land as its leaders are accused of selling off land to extremist Jewish settlers …

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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian structure in East Jerusalem

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities reportedly demolished a “car wash workshop” in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Palestinian Authority-owned Wafa news agency. The report said the demolition took place in Shufat, though it was unclear if this referred to Shufat refugee camp or the adjacent neighborhood by the …

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