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U.S. welcomes PA deployment to Gaza crossing points

JERUSALEM, November 3, 2017 (WAFA) – The United States welcomed the Palestinian Authority’s deployment to the Erez, Kerem Shalom, and Rafah crossing points in Gaza, said a statement issued by   U.S. Consulate General’s Press Office in Jerusalem. “The United States believes it is essential that the Palestinian Authority assume full …

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Bodies of 5 Palestinian fighters found in Gaza tunnel, bringing death toll to 12

A poster of the five Islamic Jihad fighters whose bodies were found on Friday GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, released a statement on Friday declaring that five missing fighters belonging to the group in Gaza were dead. The five fighters …

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On Balfour anniversary, state run media comes out in black

RAMALLAH, November 2, 2017 (WAFA) – Marking the 100 year anniversary for the sad occasion of the Balfour Declaration, the state-run media in Palestine came out on Thursday in black. In a clear shift from the normal white background and black font, the Arabic wire of WAFA News Agency came …

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Palestinian government resumes control of Rafah crossing with Egypt

Ceremony at Rafah crossing to hand over control to the Palestinian government. (WAFA photo) RAFAH, November 1, 2017 (WAFA) – For the first time since July 2007, the Palestinian government resumed control on Wednesday of the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the south of the Gaza Strip marking a new …

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Israeli forces suppress protests marking Balfour Declaration centenary

  BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Bethlehem city on Wednesday following a march commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document which supported establishing a Jewish state on what would become British Mandate Palestine, and paved the what for the to …

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Gaza vows to respond to Israeli air strikes

Palestinian armed groups have vowed to respond to Israel’s attack on a tunnel in a southern town of the Gaza Strip late on Monday that left at least seven people dead and nine others wounded. “We will exercise our right to respond – this is our duty,” Daoud Shehab, a leader in the Islamic …

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Palestinian killed as Israeli soldiers fire on ‘suspect’ vehicle

Israeli forces opened fire on a “suspect” vehicle in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, killing one Palestinian and wounding another, Israel’s army and the Palestinian health ministry said. An army statement said a vehicle approached Israeli soldiers in a suspicious manner near the Jewish settlement of Halamish and the …

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PA Foreign Ministry condemns ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Palestinian

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Following the deadly shooting of a Palestinian and the injury of his sister on Tuesday, The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned Israeli forces for what they called an “extrajudicial execution” and demanded an immediate investigation into the shooting.  Israeli forces opened fire on two Palestinian siblings while they were driving …

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7 Palestinians killed, 12 wounded in Israeli bombing of Gaza tunnel

GAZA (Ma’an) — At least seven Palestinians were killed, and 12 others were wounded after Israeli forces blew up an underground tunnel between the southern Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. The Palestinian Ministry of Health officially declared the death of seven Palestinians, all fighters in …

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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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