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Abbas starts austerity measures by sacking his advisers

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decided to fire all his advisers Aug. 19, regardless of their title or ranking. He also canceled all “the decisions and contracts related to them,” and suspended the rights and privileges they received in their advisory capacity. Abbas’ decision, published by the Palestinian official news agency Wafa, made no mention of …

Israel stops 661 Gaza patients from travelling for treatment

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said that Israel continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of people in Gaza Strip during July, impeding 661 patients and reducing exports by 42.2 per cent. PCHR declared in a monthly report, Tuesday: “the Israeli occupation authorities refuse to allow most …

Israel approves 300 news settlement units in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Planning Committee to approve 300 new units in the illegal settlement of Dolev in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli media reported yesterday. “We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies,” Netanyahu was reported by Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post as saying. “We …

Palestinian President rejects US dictates during meeting with America delegation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday received a delegation of Democratic members of US Congress, headed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. The president affirmed that the two-state solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, is the only solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, stressing his rejection of the US’ dictates …

Israel threatening two-state solution: Palestine PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Wednesday his country is going through dangerous times as the Israeli government attempts to undermine a two-state solution through its recent policies, Anadolu reports. In a statement, Shtayyeh said Israel’s violations are taking place thanks to the U.S. administration, which has made extreme and unjust statements …

Egypt takes another stab at reconciling Hamas, Fatah

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Cairo is resuming its efforts to reconcile the Fatah and Hamas Palestinian factions, taking a somewhat more hands-on approach to solving the main problem. The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank wants Hamas to give up administrative control of the Gaza Strip, including ministries, security, courts, border crossings and tax collections. But Hamas refuses to …