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Palestinian-Israeli meeting discusses important issues

  RAMALLAH, October 30, 2017 (WAFA) – A Palestinian-Israeli meeting discussed on Tuesday a number of important issues, foremost of which is the settlement campaign, lifting of the siege off the Gaza Strip and financial issues related to the financial entitlements of the Palestinian National Authority. The meeting, which was …

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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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Israeli settlers fire at Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta

PNN/ Hebron/ Israeli settlers fired at Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. The coordinator of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Rateb Jabbour, told the official News agency, Wafa, that the Israeli settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Ma’on fired at the Palestinian farmers while they were …

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Israel to demolish 5 buildings, 138 apartments, in Jerusalem-area town

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality is reportedly planning to demolish five buildings in the Palestinian Jerusalem-area town of Kafr Aqab, according to a Saturday report from Israeli news daily Haaretz. Haaretz reported that the five buildings hold a total of 138 apartments, 20 of which are occupied, and the rest of …

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EU, Israel mull possible return of observer forces to Rafah crossing

In light of the Egypt-brokered reconciliation agreement that was signed between Fatah and Hamas, the European Union (EU) has begun preparing for the return of its Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) at the Rafah crossing which connects the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Israel’s Ynet reported today. The news agency revealed …

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Israeli extremist settlers steal Palestinian olive harvest in multiple attacks in the West Bank

PNN/West Bank/ Extremist Israeli settlers  attacked Palestinian olive harvest and stole it over the past weeks. Last Sunday, a Palestinian landowner found their olive crops near Qalqilia harvested and stolen, and many mature trees damaged by toxic chemicals. The perpetrators, who came from the illegal settlement of Kidumim, also cut …

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Zeev Elkin unveils proposal for the municipal division of Jerusalem

PNN/Jerusalem/ Jerusalem Affairs Minister, Zeev Elkin, unveiled his proposal for the municipal division of Jerusalem, which Proposes Reducing the number of Palestinians in Jerusalem and several Palestinian neighborhoods beyond the Apartheid Wall will be split off from the Jerusalem municipality and placed under the jurisdiction of one or more new …

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Israel to postpone controversial ‘annexation’ bill: Anonymous official

Move may signal Netanyahu wants to discuss bill with US, which has been seeking to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone a vote on a controversial bill that critics say would amount to the de facto annexation of Israeli settlements surrounding Jerusalem, an …

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Hamas says unity deal still on track despite ‘assassination attempt’

The head of Hamas security forces left hospital on Saturday after being wounded in a car bomb explosion in the Gaza Strip, and vowed that an agreement to end the decade-long rift with rivals Fatah would remain on track. Tawfiq Abu Naim was moderately injured in an explosion on Friday which was …

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